Sci-Fi Power Rankings

SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS

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 the concepts and fictional premise of the show. 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.

Let me know what I’m missing -> mattbesser67@gmail.com

SCIFI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 9-3-23)

  1. Silo – Apple
  2. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Paramount
  3. Ragnarok – Netflix
  4. Star Wars: Ahsoka – Disney
  5. The Foundation – Apple
  6. Mrs. Davis – Peacock
  7. The Peripheral – Amazon Prime
  8. Severance – Apple
  9. Upload – Amazon Prime
  10. The Boys – Amazon Prime
  11. Peacemaker – HBO MAX
  12. Outer Range – Amazon Prime
  13. Star Wars: Andor – Disney
  14. Star Trek: Picard – Paramount
  15. Sweet Tooth – Netflix
  16. Walking Dead – AMC
  17. Tales of the Walking Dead – AMC
  18. Snowpiercer – AMC
  19. Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  20. Squid Games – HBO MAX
  21. Star Trek: Discovery – Paramount
  22. Hawkeye – Disney
  23. Falcon & the Winter Soldier – Disney
  24. WandaVision – Disney
  25. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Disney
  26. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Disney
  27. Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
  28. Black Summer – Netflix
  29. Stranger Things – Netflix
  30. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  31. Ad Vitam – Netflix
  32. Osmosis – Netflix
  33. Helstrom – HULU
  34. Omniscient -NETFLIX
  35. Cleverman – Netflix
  36. Dark – Netflix
  37. Black Mirror – BBC
  38. Better Than Us – Netflix
  39. The Witcher – Netflix
  40. Sisyphus – Netflix
  41. Kiss Me First – Netflix
  42. Invasion – Apple
  43. Titans – HBO MAX

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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

SHOULD I TRY IT?

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DON’T GET IT, NO THANK YOU

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

USED TO LIKE, BUT DONE NOW

  1. The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
  2. The Manifest – NBC
  3. American Horror Story – FX
  4. Supernatural – CW
  5. The 100 – CW
  6. Runaways – Hulu
  7. The Passage – FOX
  8. 3% – Netflix
  9. Doom Patrol – HBO Max
  10. Locke & Key – Netflix
  11. Debris – HULU

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TOP 100 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
  • A.I.
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Advantageous
  • 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
  • Capricorn One
  • Captive State
  • Chappie
  • Children of Men
  • City of Ember
  • City of Lost Children
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Cocoon
  • Code 46
  • Coma
  • DarK City
  • The Day of the Animals
  • Day of the Triffids
  • Dead Zone
  • The Discovery
  • District 9
  • Donnie Darko
  • Dreamscape
  • Dune
  • 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
  • Ex Machina
  • eXistenZ
  • Extinction
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fast Color
  • Firestarter
  • Flatliners
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Fortress
  • Frankenhooker
  • Frequencies
  • Futureworld
  • Gamer
  • Gattaca
  • The Giver
  • The Guyver
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Happening
  • Hellboy
  • Her
  • The Hidden
  • Highlander
  • I Am Legend
  • I Am Mother
  • I Origins
  • iBoy
  • I’ll Follow You Down
  • Imposter
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Inception
  • Interstellar
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Last Star Fighter
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Limitless
  • The Lobster
  • Logan’s Run
  • Looker
  • Looper
  • Lucy
  • The Manhattan Project
  • Midnight Special
  • Minority Report
  • Mirage
  • Monsters
  • Moon
  • Mothra
  • Mute
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Escape
  • The Omega Man
  • The One I Love
  • Outland
  • Outside the Wire
  • Pacific Rim
  • Pandorum
  • Panic in the Year Zero
  • Phenomenon
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • The Postman
  • Possessor
  • Predator
  • Primer
  • Project Power
  • Push
  • Re-Animator
  • Ready Player One
  • Rememory
  • Repo Man
  • Robocop
  • Rollerball
  • The Running Man
  • Scanners
  • Screamers
  • Self/less
  • Snow Piercer
  • Signs
  • The Signal
  • Silent Running
  • Sleeper
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Source Code
  • Southland Tales
  • Soylent Green
  • Star Man
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Strange Days
  • Surrogates
  • Synchronic
  • Take Shelter
  • Tenet
  • 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?