Sci-fi is a constantly changing genre that explores the future of humanity and all possible outcomes.

With so many different film sub-genres, we have selected our top 50 sci-fi movies to watch in your lifetime.

From space travel to cyberpunk, there are plenty of options out there when it comes to science fiction movies.

Here we have a list of the best sci-fi movies ever made that are worth watching, including some old and some new sci-fi movies.

A number of these sci-fi films were selected for their exceptional impact on the genre, while others were picked because they represent great science fiction cinema and are fun to watch.

So, sit back, relax and choose any one of these 50 best sci-fi movies to enjoy with your friends and family!

Best Sci Fi Movies

The best sci-fi movies are often more than just a fun story and some cool special effects. They can be a reflection of ourselves, our hopes, our fears and what the world might look like in the future.

The best sci-fi movies include some of the most iconic films of all time. From Star Wars to Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey to Back to the Future, these are the best sci-fi films ever made and they’re all part of the Tomatometer-approved list of the greatest science fiction movies ever!

Classics like Close Encounters and The Thing mix with cutting-edge fare like Inception and The Martian for a list that includes all kinds of sci-fi movies.

Here’s our list of the best sci fi films of all time.

Metropolis (1927)​

Throughout the silent period in film history, there were a few innovators who used their talents to make a lasting mark on cinema. One of these talented individuals was Fritz Lang, who directed the 1927 German expressionist epic film Metropolis, which is also known as one of the first feature length science fiction movies ever made.

The story behind this movie is that of a futuristic society and their struggle between two classes.

Metropolis features some amazing special effects for the time and has a visual style that still holds up today. It is no wonder that it inspired countless other sci-fi directors, including George Lucas and Ridley Scott, who both paid homage to this classic work in their own works.

In fact Metropolis is so influential that it even influenced fashion. The iconic red dress worn by Brigitte Helm was replicated by Madonna in her music video, Rain (Madonna’s version seen at left), and also by Lady Gaga in the music video for Marry the Night (seen below).

The story follows Freder Fredersen, the wealthy son of Joh Fredersen, the city’s ruler who likes to keep his workers subjugated under harsh conditions. He has no idea what goes on below in his father’s factory and cares even less so long as he gets his cut from it

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A Trip To The Moon (1902)

“A Trip to the Moon” was a 1902 French short silent comedy film directed by Georges Méliès and is one of the earliest science fiction films. The film, which was made in black and white by Méliès’s Star Film Company, is about four astronomers who ride on a rocket to the moon.

On the way, they pass through space and encounter several comets and asteroids on their way to the moon, as well as a number of difficulties related to air pressure and temperature, eventually landing on the moon’s surface.

The film had an innovative effect on special effects, combining genuine footage of a rocket launch with hand-drawn and stop motion animation in the first instance of its kind. It also showed for the first time that travelling to outer space could be an exciting adventure rather than a terrifying experience.

The film was released without any written records or journals being kept by Méliès himself; thus it is not known how many copies were made. However, it is likely that over 50 prints survived until at least 1930 with some estimates giving figures as high as 200; this would mean that more copies of this film have survived than of any other Méliès film.

It has been speculated that Méliès himself may have

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)​

**The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)** is a science fiction film about an alien visitor to Earth who brings a message of peace and the threat of violent reprisal if that message is rejected.

Description:* The Day the Earth Stood Still was adapted from the 1940 short story “Farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates. * The movie was directed by Robert Wise, who also directed another science fiction classic- **West Side Story**. * The Day the Earth Stood Still stars Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal as Klaatu and Helen Benson, respectively.

The movie’s screenplay was written by Edmund H. North. * Robert Wise won an Oscar for Best Direction for this film, but was nominated for Best Picture as well. Neither award was given to this film.* The Day the Earth Stood Still suffered from negative publicity before it even went into production.

The original title of this movie was “The Day Will Come,” but American Legion leaders protested that they feared it would be interpreted as a reference to Armistice Day on November 11th, which commemorates those who have died in war.* When Klaatu arrives at the Washington D.C., he is greeted by a military guard complete with rifles pointed directly

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20021: A Space Odyssey (1968)​

On November 22, 1968, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey hit theaters. The film was not the first of its kind, but it was the first to really capture the public imagination thanks to its state of the art special effects and a score from iconic composer Richard Strauss.

Taken from Clarke’s book of the same name, 2001 is a loose adaptation of his proposed four-part novel series about human evolution. While the film does not cover all four books in their entirety, it does focus on one specific book titled 2010: Odyssey Two.

The story follows Dr. Heywood Floyd, an astronaut and a scientist who finds himself aboard a spaceship bound for Jupiter that he was unaware was being built. From there on we follow Floyd as he interacts with strange aliens and we learn just what they are up to while they are studying our solar system.

2001: A Space Odyssey was ahead of its time in many ways and it is still often seen as one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made today. If you haven’t seen it yet and you love science fiction then I highly recommend seeing it if you can find it playing somewhere near you because this movie is amazing!

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Best Sci Fi Movies

What Are sci fi movies?

A sci-fi movie is a science fiction film. Most sci-fi movies are based on books, comics or video games, and there are many subgenres of sci-fi movies.

Sci fi movies often include themes that involve advanced technology, extraterrestrial life, or futuristic worlds.

Science fiction, as a genre, has existed a little bit longer than film itself, and many of the earliest films were adaptations of popular sci-fi novels.

The term ‘sci-fi’ was first used in print in 1954 to describe movies like “Forbidden Planet,” which was based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Though the genre can encompass a wide range of themes and subject matter, most sci-fi movies share a common thread: they’re set in a future world that often features a level of technology that’s not yet readily available to us today.

While this definition may seem fairly straightforward, there are actually several subgenres of sci-fi movies that focus on different aspects of speculative fiction; some take place in the distant future while others explore alternate dimensions or futures that have been altered by time travel.

 

 

Planet Of The Apes (1968)​

Planet of the Apes is a science-fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter. It was released in 1968 and won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects.

Planet of the Apes is set sometime in the future where a manned spaceship called the “Icarus” (Heston) crash lands on a strange planet. After surviving the crash, Heston discovers that this planet is ruled by apes, who have evolved to possess human like intelligence while humans are mere mute animals kept as pets or slaves.

The apes rule over humans with an iron fist, led by an ape general named ‘Dr Zaius’ (Maurice Evans). Heston discovers further that humans were once the dominant species on the planet but after a nuclear war destroyed most of the planet’s surface, stranding some humans underground, apes evolved to become the new dominant species.

The film contains many plot twists and turns until eventually it becomes clear that Dr Zaius has no intention of allowing Heston to escape with information about this strange planet. Throughout his adventures on this strange planet, Heston encounters a female human who had been raised as an ape named ‘Ella’ (Kim Hunter). She

   

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The Time Machine (1960)

The movie version of The Time Machine (1960) is still a beautiful, charming and thrilling adaptation of the books as it was originally written. The movie begins in 1891 with H.G. Wells (Rod Taylor) witnessing the murder of his friend and fellow scientist, professor Phillip Hillyer by the hands of angry townspeople.

The townspeople accuse Hillyer of creating a machine that “will bring harm to all mankind.” After this dramatic opening, the film flashes forward to 1895 where Wells is on the train with his new fiancée, Emma. He tells her about his time machine, which consists of a chair mounted atop an old wooden wheelchair.

Inside the time machine is a lever that Wells uses to propel himself through time and space to see future events firsthand.

Back at his home in London, Wells introduces us to his best friend Mr. Filby (Alan Young), who is less than impressed with Wells’ time machine invention. Well’s next visitor is Weena (Yvette Mimieux), Emma’s maidservant from Paris who is seeking more respectable employment in London.

In order to impress his future father-in-law, Wells agrees to show Weena how his time machine works. He takes her far into the future to observe the year

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Westworld (1973)

Actors playing heroes and villains stream in and out of the film, toying with their android hosts. Yul Brynner is an android cowboy who is always looking to play out his programming, which involves gunfights, bar brawls and brothels.

James Brolin is an android gunslinger looking for a fight. Richard Benjamin is an android doctor/lawyer who sells his services to the highest bidder. Dick Van Patten plays an android sheriff who looks for trouble.

Teddy, a robotic Teddy bear, is the only character who doesn’t fit into a neat category or archetype. Teddy is played by the legendary Roddy McDowall in one of his final roles. He’s irascible and cranky and he’s always making sure that everyone else around him follows their programming in a very specific way.

The movie asks viewers to ponder what it means to be alive and what it means to be human. The android characters are all programmed to act a certain way. They’ve all been programmed with different goals: Teddy’s goal is to protect Dolores Abernathy (played by the beautiful Linda Hamilton).

All of the other hosts have different goals as well: Wyatt needs to find a new level of gameplay within the park; Peter needs to

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Star Wars: Episode Iv—A New Hope (1977)

You know the drill. In a galaxy far, far away, a young (and seemingly insignificant) boy by the name of Luke Skywalker finds himself at the mercy of forces more powerful than he can ever hope to control.

Luke is forced to leave his home behind and embark on a journey that will uncover hidden truths about his family past and reshape the destiny of a galaxy far, far away.

One of the most celebrated and beloved movies in film history, Episode IV—A New Hope will introduce you to a universe of breathtaking visual effects as well as some of cinema’s most iconic characters.

Star Wars: Episode Iv—A New Hope (1977)The Star Wars universe is an expansive universe far, far away. And it’s filled with memorable characters that have become part of American culture.

In this guide to the movies, we cover all the films and TV shows and games, from the original films to the recent The Last Jedi. There are also guides on how to stream them online.

Tie fighters and X-wings. Lightsabers and blasters. If you’ve seen any of the Star Wars movies or TV shows, you know what they are. But if you’re not a superfan who knows them all by heart, here’s a quick primer on some of the best weapons in Star Wars.

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The Terminator (1984)​

The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and distributed by Orion Pictures.

It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a robot assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic future.

Description:The story depicts the War of 1997 in which machines sent automated killing machines called “Terminators” back through time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), who would later give birth to the savior of humanity, John Connor (Edward Furlong).

The film was written by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Executive producers were Gale Anne Hurd, DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group and Hemdale Film Corporation. The Terminator made a major impact both critically and commercially.

It earned several awards and nominations for its acting (including one Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), screenplay, and special effects. Much praise went to its pacing, action scenes, music score, editing, sound effects, and Schwarzenegger’s performance.

It was nominated for eight Academy Awards at the 57th Academy Awards including Best Picture and won two for Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Sound. Description:The most memorable element

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)​

“Close Encounters” was the story of Roy Neary, an ordinary blue-collar worker who came to believe he was receiving messages from extraterrestrials. In the film’s famous climax, Neary and hundreds of others saw a UFO appear in the night sky above Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming and head toward a nearby power plant.

While many people believed the UFO sequence was filmed in Monument Valley, it was actually shot at the far less-desolate Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley northeast of Los Angeles.

On the set, Spielberg used mostly unknown actors for his “everyman” hero. Richard Dreyfuss, who played Neary, had only appeared in one film before this one. Teri Garr (the wife) and Melinda Dillon (the mother) rarely made movies after this one.

Bob Balaban, as a government scientist who befriends Neary, has been more successful; he was nominated for an Oscar for his role of loopy Morris Buttermaker in “The Best of Times” (1986). The film’s special effects were groundbreaking at the time but haven’t aged too well; they seem quaint compared to today’s computer-generated imagery.

Neary was based on Melinda Dillon’s real-lifeClose Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object and its occupants.

Close Encounters was a long-cherished project for Spielberg. In late 1973, he developed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a science fiction film. The title is derived from UFO-ologist J. Allen Hynek’s classification of close encounters with aliens, in which the third kind denotes contact between humans and aliens with apparent intention of mutual awareness.

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Moon (2009)

Film review by James Mottram

Moon (2009) is a science fiction drama directed by Duncan Jones, who also directed the critically acclaimed indie film ‘Source Code’ in 2011. The film stars Sam Rockwell who has been nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as Sam Bell.

Moon is set in the future on the moon mining colony where Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is working on completing three months of his contract before returning to Earth. Unfortunately, things don’t go to plan and Sam is left isolated and alone after his only companion Gerty (Kevin Spacey) malfunctions.

With no other human contact than a couple of video links to company director Donald Glover, Sam starts to become confused about his reality and hallucinates about his wife and child he left behind on Earth.

The movie doesn’t really have many surprises in it as you kind of know what’s going to happen from the start. It’s more like a psychological thriller as we get to know Sam as a person and his life on Earth before he came to the moon.

It seems that due to the time lag between when he talks with people on Earth, there is always something that seems off about him which puts some doubt in your mind about whether he really is untrust

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Ex Machina (2014)

What’s up movie lovers! In the last couple of weeks I was really excited to watch a movie called Ex Machina.

This is a film that has been produced by a Spanish director, which means that it is not going to get into so many theaters around the world and people will have to search for alternatives. But lucky for you and me, we are living in the modern times when technology rules the entertainment industry.

The story of this film is about a young programmer (Caleb) who wins a competition to meet with one of the richest CEOs of a large company that is specialized on artificial intelligence in order to evaluate his human qualities. The CEO invites him to his huge estate along with his assistant Nathan who also happens to be an android.

Caleb soon finds out that he is there not only because they want him to check Nathan’s human qualities, but also because they want him to test Nathan’s newly created artificial consciousness.

He must pass a series of tests in order to determine if the consciousness actually exists or if it is just an illusion made by programmers trying to convince him that he is talking with someone real.

Meanwhile he must try and understand how he feels about Nathan being an android even though he still considers him as a close friend and companion while they are working together on

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Interstellar (2014)

The movie starts off in a very interesting way, by going back to the past. The majority of the film takes place in the future, but it is told from the perspective of an older-looking Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who is telling his son Tom about his experiences on a mission to save humanity.

He begins by telling him about a time before he left for space, when he was still a pilot for Nasa and had just met his daughter Murph.

When Cooper was still a pilot for Nasa, he wasn’t an engineer or scientist like Brand, he was just a pilot who did what he was told. In fact, most of the decisions made in regards to the space program were made by politicians, not scientists.

This made me think of how many people make decisions in life that they don’t understand or don’t agree with because someone else tells them to or they are too afraid to speak up. This also relates to how scientists were ignored by Nasa and not listened to during this time.

It isn’t until Brand shows up that things start getting interesting. She has been working on this secret project called “the Lazarus project”, which is basically hardwiring human minds into computers so they can send their consciousnesses into outer space to try and find

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was a blockbuster hit, and it is considered one of the most influential films of all time. It has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Description:In 1982, a group of alien botanists land in the California desert to collect plant specimens. When they are captured by the FBI and held in confinement, one of them uses its powers to help others escape.

The alien is soon dubbed “E.T.”, short for “extraterrestrial”, and it is found that his species can communicate with humans, but only when they touch. E.T. is taken in by Elliott (Henry Thomas), who was left behind when his parents moved away. He and his siblings help E.T., who cannot speak English, to contact his home planet unsuccessfully.

The children keep E.T.’s presence secret from their parents (Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote). However, their mother finds E.T.’s discarded communicator and takes it to the local scientists (Pat Welsh and Robert MacNaughton), who ask her not to interfere; instead, they call upon Dr. Keys (PeterIt’s a great movie, and it’s still a classic.

I was born in the 80’s so I saw this when I was young and it was the best movie ever made at that time, now that I’m old enough to appreciate movies, this is still one of my favorites.

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Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982) is a sci-fi movie directed by Ridley Scott based on the book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K Dick. It was written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. The star cast included Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah.

The film is set in Los Angeles in 2019 and tells the story of Rick Deckard, an ex-cop who has been made redundant because he is not capable of dealing with the new technology of Replicants – artificial humans who were created to work off-world in dangerous conditions.

The Replicants, led by Roy Batty, have come back to Earth to find their creator and destroy him as they are programmed to do so before they die. Deckard’s job is to hunt down the four Replicants to retire them before they can cause any harm to humans.

This film was a box office success although it didn’t get much critical acclaim when it was first released. It did get nominations for ‘Best Film’ at the British Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards but didn’t win either. The Academy also nominated it for ‘Best Effects/Sound Editing’ but it lost out to ‘E.

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The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. The film is an example of the cyberpunk genre.

The film was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999, and grossed over $460 million worldwide. It was well-received by critics and won four Academy Awards as well as other accolades including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards.

Reviewers praised The Matrix for its innovative visual effects, cinematography and entertainment value. The film has since appeared in lists of the greatest science fiction films, and in 2012 was added to the National Film Registry for preservation.

The success of the film led to the release of two feature film sequels, both written and directed by the Wachowski brothers: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

The Matrix franchise was further expanded through the production of comic books, video games and animated short films

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Inception (2010)

Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas.

The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious. After he agrees, however, the job causes him to question reality.

The film was primarily inspired by the lucid dreaming technique called “dream sharing”, in which one person tries to imagine something vividly while communicating it to another person through cues; this is done either awake or via lucid dreaming/deep sleep.

When the other tries to envision what was described, they share a dream with each other. The French movie “Inception” was also an influence on Nolan during writing of the script, which led him to name the movie “Inception”.

Director Nolan acknowledged that parallel universes were part of his inspiration for the story: “I’ve been fascinated by the concept of multiple dimensions for a long time, [but] I didn’t know how to express it visually… In talking with my brother and David S. Goyer about it [the film] just sort of emerged. It interested me

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Alien (1979)

Alien (1979) is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.

It was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their production company Brandywine Productions, given a limited release in the United States on May 25 1979 and grossed $78 million at the domestic box office.

It was written by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett and stars Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ripley, whose crew discover an alien (Hurt) aboard their ship.

Tense sci-fi thriller with a great cast and stunning special effects from Ridley Scott. A sleeper hit that received ten Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Actress for Weaver) but just missed out on the big prize.

It also won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.Alien (1979) is a science-fiction/horror film directed by Ridley Scott about the crew of an interstellar mining ship who are attacked by a vicious extraterrestrial creature.

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards.

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Aliens (1986)

Arriving six years after Ridley Scott’s earlier Alien, James Cameron’s Aliens is the second film in a franchise which has since spawned two sequels, a crossover with Predator and two spin-offs. The cast is led by Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, who returns from the first film along with her cat Jonesy.

Description:The movie begins 57 years after the original Alien, when contact has been lost with a colony of terraforming scientists on the planet LV-426. Accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines under Lieutenant Gorman (William Hope), Ripley is sent to investigate.

When they make an emergency landing, they find the colonists have disappeared and there are signs of a violent confrontation. It soon becomes clear that a single alien has survived, but it grows at an exponential rate and becomes more powerful as it consumes living creatures.

The marines shoot it with concentrated heat to encourage it to reveal its nest where hundreds of eggs are located.

Description:The marines destroy most of the eggs but thousands remain. The aliens emerge from their hiding places and attack the marines in waves until only one remains alive — Hudson (Bill Paxton).

Ripley determines that she is the only one who can stop them from reaching Earth, so she loads herself into an

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12 Monkeys (1995)

Terry Gilliam did it again!!!

It’s not a masterpiece like 12 angry men and yet I liked it a lot. There are many things you can compare between these two movies but what makes this one different is that it has an amazing plot!

To start with, I’ll say that the story is very well told, with an original idea and also a human touch, since at the same time there’s a evolution in the characters.

The main character puts all his life in search of a girl that he met before the apocalyptic catastrophe. He doesn’t know where she is but he knows that he has to find her.

I loved Bruce Wills character because he was very well played by Brad Pitt. He had so much charisma and after watching him in Troy I really thought that was his career peak but then I watched this movie and I was impressed by his performance once more.

The same goes for Sean Pean, who plays another great role, although in my opinion his role wasn’t as important as Will’s.

The special effect were great, maybe better than in some other recent movies like “The Island”, “I am Legend” or “Sunshine”. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that they used so much CGI to create the

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Gattaca (1997)

“Gattaca” is a 1997 science fiction film directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. It tells the story of a future in which potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they have favorable traits; it shows how this might affect society later on when one “invalid” manages to “pass” as valid.

Description:The movie Gattaca (1997), directed by Andrew Niccol, stars Ethan Hawke, who plays Vincent Freeman. Vincent Freeman is an invalid in the movie who wants to become an astronaut at Gattaca Aerospace Corporation but cannot due to his health status.

He visits a geneticist that tells him that he has an invalid heart and is not allowed to pilot a plane because of this. His parents were killed in a car accident when he was ten years old, but he was saved by paramedics.

He decided then that he wanted to be an astronaut but his life changed forever because of this accident. In the movie Gattaca the main character has many obstacles that he must overcome but he eventually becomes the first person ever to go into space from Gattaca Aerospace Corporation.

Description:In the movie Gattaca (1997), Vincent Freeman faces many obstacles that could prevent him from becoming an astronaut

Gattaca [Blu-ray]
  • Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin (Actors)
  • Andrew Niccol (Director) - Danny DeVito (Producer)
  • English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Contact (1997)

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At the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) institute in Mountain View, California, scientists are listening to radio waves from space in the hope of making contact with alien life. Dr. Eleanor “Ellie” Arroway, a SETI senior researcher, is listening to a frequency she expects an alien civilization might use to place a call when she picks up a strong signal of precise and intricate origin.

Ellie’s boss David Drumlin wants to scale back the SETI program, as it’s expensive and has had no results in over 20 years; instead he wants their resources focused on projects with short-term political gains.

Ellie argues that he is short-sighted because even if they receive a message tomorrow that says “We will arrive next Thursday,” they would only have a decade to live. She believes it’s better to keep looking than turn off the project completely.

Drumlin reluctantly approves Project Argus—an initiative to create two hundred small radio telescopes (called “Lasercom dishes”) distributed over five thousand miles on three continents for the purpose of increasing the likelihood of receiving an alien signal.

The team works on enhancing the LIDAR receivers used in creating large three-dimensional maps from laser pulses returned from distantThis is just a reference post. I didn’t write this. It’s a 1997 review of the Carl Sagan movie Contact.

Contact [Blu-ray] [1997] [Region Free]
  • Science Fiction by Robert Zemeckis with Jodie Foster and Mathew McConaughey.
  • Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - James V. Hart (Writer) - Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
  • Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, Italian (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Snowpiercer (2013)

Set in the near future, the movie takes place after an experiment to stop global warming goes wrong. The planet has become a frozen wasteland and the only survivors are on a massive train that travels around the world.*

Snowpiercer is based on a French graphic novel called “Le Transperceneige.” The film’s director, Bong Joon-ho, made his name with monster movies. The Host (2006) was about mutant fish in a river.

His English language debut was the horror comedy, The Host (2013). But Snowpiercer is more like science fiction than horror or comedy.

Bong Joon-ho talked about making the movie:

“I wanted to create a movie that would be as fun for audiences to watch as it was for me to make. This meant I had to get rid of all the things that make people watch movies passively. And there were many.

For example, Hollywood’s continuous introduction of characters and slow development of their stories makes viewers bored and sleepy. There are too many flashbacks and cut scenes for viewers to keep up with, so their minds wander and they end up just watching rather than feeling involved in the story.*

“Another problem I had with Hollywood movies is how you can tell what will happen

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Snowpiercer
  • Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell (Actors)
  • Joon-ho Bong (Director) - Wonjo Jeong (Producer)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982) is a science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter. It is the second film to have a creature in the title after The Monster Squad (1987), and is considered by many as one of the best films of 1982.

The film follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica as they are isolated from the rest of their scientific station by an unknown organism that can imitate other forms of life, which infiltrates their camp and kills them off one by one.

Description:The Thing is a 1982 American science-fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film’s title refers to its main antagonist: a parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them.

The Thing infiltrates an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it kills, and paranoia develops within the group.

Description:The Thing (1982) is a science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film’s title refers to its main antagonist: a parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them.

The Thing infiltrates an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it kills, and paranoia

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The Thing [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter (Actors)
  • John Carpenter (Director)
  • French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Dune (2021)

There are two main kinds of Dune fans: those who like David Lynch’s movie, and those who like the Frank Herbert novel. It took me several years to realize that there really are two distinct properties here.

Trying to watch the Lynch film without having read the book is an exercise in frustration. Herbert’s Dune opens with a sweeping space opera which stretches across millennia of galactic history, spanning the rise and fall of whole civilizations.

Only in the second half does it focus on Paul Atreides, whose destiny it is to lead a resistance movement against a tyrannical empire and to set humanity upon a new course.

The film is all about Paul and his mother Jessica, leaving out the many other elements which make the book so interesting — all those threads of mythic and historical import which weave together into a rich tapestry of interrelated stories, introducing us to countless fascinating characters along the way.

Herbert’s Dune is one of those books that has some sort of spell over you, drawing you back time and time again.

I still have my battered copy from high school where I highlighted a passage every day or so, completely enthralled by the epic scale of what was going on. And now there are all these great questions about whether Herbert was

Dune [BD] [Blu-ray] [2021] [Region Free]
  • Frank Herbert (Author)
  • English (Subtitle)

 

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