If you are a big fan of the science fiction genre, you know how hard it is to find a good sci-fi action movie. Many directors spend too much time developing a good storyline and forget about the action scenes, which is what we want most from a movie like this.

Many sci-fi movies are now released, and for the most part, they are full of CGI, and overused special effects. Although this may be great for some diehard fans, it doesn’t capture the novice moviegoer’s imagination. The following list of best sci-fi action movies satisfies any movie lover.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

It is an intense thriller which captivates you from the first second to the last. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the role of a machine so convincingly that it’s still hard to believe he wasn’t a robot at all. With lots of action and explosive scenes, Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a great movie for everyone who likes science fiction and special effects. The plot is well thought out and interesting from beginning to end so that you will experience no moments of boredom.

Edge of Tomorrow

If you like sci-fi action movies, you’re going to love this movie. It’s fun, action-packed, will keep you on the edge of your seat, and will leave you wishing it was longer than 96 minutes. Tom Cruise is a soldier who relives the last day of his life. The twist? He relives every day until he gets it right. Emily Blunt is an officer who’s been through the same game as Cruise’s character and has all the tricks to make it out alive. Together, these two fight to survive against alien invaders.

It’s funny and interesting, and if you are into this genre, you should watch it.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is a classic action film based on George Miller’s works. It was directed by George Miller and starred Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, an Australian motorcycle rider who gets involved in the war between the haves and have-nots while trying to find his way home.

The movie has many memorable scenes, including one where he rides on top of a passenger train; another where he fights with a giant mutant biker named Humungus; another where he battles against two men in suits who want to take over Australia; another when he gets attacked by marauders armed with spears at night time

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers is one of the most loved science fiction action movies ever made. It’s also notable for being based on a novel by Robert A. Heinlein, who wrote about a future where Earth has been invaded by an alien race called the Arachnids (think spiders). The film stars Casper Van Dien, Colonel Johnny Rico and Jolene Blalock as soldiers fighting against these bugs to save humanity. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven and rated R for violence and language; if you’re looking for something more family-friendly than saying something like Elysium, this might not be your best bet!

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

This is the second Star Wars film, set three years after “A New Hope”. It is an awesome blend of science fiction and fantasy, with cool aliens, swordplay,unbelievable characters and lightsaber color meanings (these meanings explained here). The space fight scenes are extraordinary, with Darth Vader’s trademark TIE Fighter versus X-Wing scene being a standout. The story keeps you on your toes, and there’s an enormous measure of mystery around the Dark Side of the Force that is progressively being uncovered

Wrapping Up

We’re pretty sure you’ll agree that these are the best sci-fi action movies of all time. The movies on this list have captivated audiences for decades. They still do and will continue to be a mainstay of classic Hollywood cinema for years to come.