METHODOLOGY

The Sci-Fi Power Rankings are not based on viewership ratings or critical ratings. They are determined by how much Matt Besser thinks you should watch the shows based on how much Besser enjoys their concepts and fictional premises. Sometimes Besser examines how he would actually live and survive within the reality of the sci-fi show, but more importantly he imagines the character roles that he deserves to have on those shows. In addition to Besser’s sheer love for these shows, different power points will determine how shows shift, leave, and enter the rankings.

POWER POINTS PARAMETERS

– recently or currently airing shows get more power. the show fades the longer it’s been off air
– shows in first or last seasons get more power
– any show that hires Matt Besser as an actor goes to #1
– all shows on list are currently still alive but may not be currently airing. more attention is given to shows while they are airing or recently released

  • dystopian genre is included in these sci fi power rankings
  • fantasy is not sci fi but for some reason I put shows like Witcher in here sometimes but not Rings of Power or House of the Dragon.
  • animation sci fi not included

Let me know what I’m missing on our Discord.

SCIFI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 3-24-24)

  1. 3 Body Problem – Netflix
  2. Constellation – Apple
  3. Halo – Paramount
  4. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live – AMC
  5. Silo – Apple
  6. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Paramount
  7. For All Mankind – Apple
  8. Echo – Disney
  9. Ragnarok – Netflix
  10. The Foundation – Apple
  11. Severance – Apple
  12. Upload – Amazon Prime
  13. Gen V – Amazon Prime
  14. The Boys – Amazon Prime
  15. Peacemaker – HBO MAX
  16. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Apple
  17. Beacon 23 – MGM+
  18. Outer Range – Amazon Prime
  19. Star Wars: Andor – Disney
  20. Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – AMC
  21. Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
  22. Black Mirror – BBC
  23. Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  24. Squid Games – HBO MAX
  25. Star Trek: Discovery – Paramount
  26. Star Trek: Picard – Paramount
  27. Hawkeye – Disney
  28. Falcon & the Winter Soldier – Disney
  29. WandaVision – Disney
  30. Star Wars: Ahsoka – Disney
  31. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Disney
  32. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Disney
  33. Black Summer – Netflix
  34. Stranger Things – Netflix
  35. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  36. Dark – Netflix
  37. Sweet Tooth – Netflix

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

  1. Mrs. Davis – Peacock
  2. The Peripheral – Amazon Prime
  3. Night Sky – Amazon Prime
  4. Snowpiercer – AMC
  5. Raised by Wolves – HBO MAX
  6. The Expanse – Amazon Prime
  7. Station 11 – HBO MAX
  8. Westworld – HBO
  9. Tales from the Loop – Amazon Prime
  10. DEVS – HULU
  11. NeXt – HULU
  12. Nightflyers – SyFy
  13. Counterpart – Starz
  14. Altered Carbon – Netflix
  15. Game of Thrones – HBO
  16. Humans – BBC
  17. The OA – Netflix
  18. Legion – FX
  19. Mr. Robot – USA
  20. Gotham – FOX
  21. The Purge – USA
  22. Orphan Black – BBC
  23. The Last Ship – USA
  24. 12 Monkeys – SyFy
  25. The Colony – USA
  26. Jessica Jones – Netflix
  27. Luke Cage – Netflix
  28. Daredevil – Netflix
  29. The Defenders – Netflix
  30. The Punisher – Netflix
  31. Agents of Shield – ABC
  32. Into The Badlands – AMC
  33. Arrow – CW
  34. The Flash – CW
  35. The I-Land – Netflix
  36. Electric Dreams – Amazon
  37. The Rain – Netflix
  38. Watchmen – HBO

DON’T GET IT, NO THANK YOU

  1. Twisted Metal
  2. Another Life
  3. Cowboy Bebop
  4. Dr. Who
  5. Krypton
  6. Supergirl
  7. Legends of Tomorrow
  8. The Crossing
  9. The Continuum
  10. Dark Matter
  11. Sense8
  12. Lucifer
  13. Z Nation
  14. Travelers
  15. Reverie
  16. Rosewell, NM

USED TO LIKE, BUT DONE NOW

  1. The Witcher – Netflix
  2. Invasion – Apple
  3.  Jupiter’s Legacy – Netflix
  4. The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
  5. The Manifest – NBC
  6. American Horror Story – FX
  7. Supernatural – CW
  8. The 100 – CW
  9. Runaways – Hulu
  10. The Passage – FOX
  11. 3% – Netflix
  12. Doom Patrol – HBO Max
  13. Locke & Key – Netflix
  14. Debris – HULU
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TOP SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME

I will personally be working off this list below in alphabetical order of my favorite sci-fi movies.
Tell me if there are any films I have missed that I should watch…

BEST SCI FI MOVIES ALL TIME

  • 12 Monkeys
  • 28 Days Later
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • 1984
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A.I.
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Adam Project
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Advantageous
  • Alien/s
  • Alien Nation
  • Altered States
  • Andromeda Strain
  • Annihilation
  • Anon
  • Another Earth
  • Arrival
  • Automata
  • Awake
  • Blade Runner
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Brainstorm
  • Brave New World
  • Brazil
  • The Brother from Another Planet
  • Capricorn One
  • Captive State
  • Chappie
  • Children of Men
  • The Circle
  • City of Ember
  • City of Lost Children
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Cloverfield
  • Cocoon
  • Code 8
  • Code 46
  • Coma
  • The Creator
  • DarK City
  • The Day of the Animals
  • Day of the Triffids
  • Dead Zone
  • The Discovery
  • District 9
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dreamscape
  • Dune
  • E.T.
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Elysium
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Embers
  • Enemy Mine
  • Escape from LA
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Ex Machina
  • eXistenZ
  • Extinction
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fast Color
  • Firestarter
  • Flatliners
  • The Fly
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Fortress
  • Frankenhooker
  • Frequencies
  • Futureworld
  • Gamer
  • Gattaca
  • The Giver
  • The Guyver
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Happening
  • Hellboy
  • Her
  • The Hidden
  • Highlander
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I Am Legend
  • I Am Mother
  • I Origins
  • iBoy
  • Idiocracy
  • I’ll Follow You Down
  • Imposter
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Inception
  • Independence Day
  • Interstellar
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Jules
  • Jung_E
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Kitchen
  • The Last Star Fighter
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Limitless
  • The Lobster
  • Logan’s Run
  • Looker
  • Looper
  • Lucy
  • Mad Max (all of them)
  • The Manhattan Project
  • The Matrix
  • Midnight Special
  • Minority Report
  • Mirage
  • Monsters
  • Moon
  • Mothra
  • Mute
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Escape
  • Nope
  • The Omega Man
  • The One I Love
  • Outland
  • Outside the Wire
  • Pacific Rim
  • Pandorum
  • Panic in the Year Zero
  • Paradise
  • Phenomenon
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • Pi
  • Planet of the Apes (all of them)
  • The Postman
  • Possessor
  • Predator
  • Primer
  • Project Power
  • Push
  • Re-Animator
  • Ready Player One
  • Rememory
  • Repo Man
  • Robocop (all of them)
  • Rollerball
  • The Running Man
  • Scanners
  • Screamers
  • Self/less
  • Snow Piercer
  • Signs
  • The Signal
  • Silent Running
  • Sleeper
  • Solo
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Source Code
  • Southland Tales
  • Soylent Green
  • Star Man
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Strange Days
  • Surrogates
  • Synchronic
  • Take Shelter
  • Tenet
  • Terminator: Judgement Day
  • Time Bandits
  • The Truman Show
  • They Live
  • Total Recall
  • Trancers
  • Under the Skin
  • Upstream Color
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Videodrome
  • Virtuosity
  • Vivarium
  • Waterworld
  • Westworld
  • What Happened to Monday
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  • (I think the best comedy movies going right now are Marvel superhero movies. Weird, but true. Really, I’m a fan of the whole MCU universe but here’s some of my favs…)
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Doctor Strange
  • Logan
  • Wonder Woman
  • Dead Pool
  • Guardians of the Galaxy series
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The X-Men seriesAlien
  • (do I really need to list every movie in these great sci fi franchises?)
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Alien Resurrection
  • The Hunger Games series
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Matrix series
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • The Purge series
  • The Terminator
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • The X-Files series
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek Generations
  • Star Trek Insurrection
  • Star Trek Nemesis
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek Into the Darkness
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Star Trek: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn

*you didn’t really read the whole list to see if I put Star Wars?