Moon, starring Sam Rockwell and directed by Duncan Jones, won this year’s Hugo for “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form”. I recommend it highly.
The Doctor Who episode “The Waters of Mars” won for short form, and was very good science fiction. All you need to know is that The Doctor is a time-traveller.
I’ve also read China Miéville’s The City & the City. I liked it a lot but I think people expected something from him and were put off when it wasn’t weird enough.