At first glance, one might think that 2010 was a weak year for sci-fi films. Truth is, its handful of good-to-great sci-fi films mark a fairly typical calendar year for the genre. 2010 just happened to be the follow-up to the '09 blowout roster of 'Moon,' 'District 9,' 'Avatar,' 'Pandorum,' 'Knowing,' 'Watchmen' and 'Star Trek.' That's a tough act to follow, but let's see how the year's offerings rank.

10. 'Tron: Legacy' -- Sci-fi has long been a genre associated with all of the movie magic a filmmaker can afford, and that's exactly where 'Tron: Legacy' delivers. It might stumble in more than a few areas, but when it comes to providing a special effects-coated spectacle that sounds as good as it looks, 'Tron' does precisely that.
The Book of Eli Movie Poster
The Book of Eli
R2010
Based on 33 critics

Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named Eli (Denzel Washington)... Read More

Daybreakers Movie Poster
Daybreakers
R2009
Based on 31 critics

Ten years after a plague turns most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage... Read More

Splice Movie Poster
Splice
R2009
Based on 35 critics

Geneticists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in creating hybrids of species. When... Read More

Inception Movie Poster
Inception
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their... Read More

Predators Movie Poster
Predators
R2010
Based on 30 critics

Brought together on a mysterious planet, a mercenary (Adrien Brody) and a group of coldblooded killers... Read More

Tron: Legacy Movie Poster
Tron: Legacy
PG2010
Based on 40 critics

Sam (Garrett Hedlund), the son of famous video-game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), has been haunted... Read More

Never Let Me Go Movie Poster
Never Let Me Go
R2010
Based on 37 critics

Friends Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) grow up together at... Read More

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Exam
2009
In Theaters on 2009

Eight candidates cooperate in order to secure a job with a prestigious company. Read More

Metropia Movie Poster
Metropia
2009
Based on 4 critics

A man (Vincent Gallo) who hears a voice in his head uncovers a conspiracy linked to Europe's underground... Read More

Monsters Movie Poster
Monsters
R2010
Based on 26 critics

Six years after the crash of a NASA space probe, a large area between Mexico and the U.S. is under quarantine... Read More

categories Sci-Fi, Cinematical