SCI FI MOVIE GADGETS - Greetings! Hmm...I would have to say that two of the best "obscure" Science Fiction films I have encountered are Moon Trap and Screamers. Both films lean heavily toward horror; however, they are fantastic thrill rides! If you have already seen this pair of films, I apologize in advance for providing selections whith which you are already familiar. Regardless, I have greatly enjoyed this topic! :)
Hi and welcome to the forums, soon we will have a list of all the movies to review here in the forums, as you have seen a lot of movies, we would love to see your reviews, as for the gems, that is dificult and tricky if I don't know about your likes, maybe if you give us a little help with it? XD
I Will give you a list and you are going to tell me if is a sci fi movie to you and if is your style of movie or not. Maybe I know some not so popular movies, if I can put them in the list of gems of all the times, I'm not sure of it.
ok the list :
sunshine 2007, snowpiercer, europa report, gattaca, the zero theorem, jurassic park, coherence, automata, dawn of the planet of the apes, x men, blade runner, the thing, aien, the signal, 12 monkeys, lucy, edge of tomorrow, 28 days later, gravity, circle, the fith element, mad max, I origins, the purgue, spring, trollhunter, robocop, under the skin, interstelar, upside down-
some of them are already in the review section, some of them are going to be added soon, let me know what worthwhile material we are missing here, that we are not considering yet in our list (we might wait few days to get the whole list of movies to review yet)
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.The Quiet Earth, Moon, Mad Max: The Road Warrior, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Nausicaa & the Valley of the Wind, Primer, Cube, Children of Men, Battle Royale, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, The Road, Soylent Green, Silent Running, The Thing, Planet of the Apes (1969) Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the two new ones are quite good too, Rollerball (1974), The Last Man on Earth, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, 12 Monkeys, Iron Sky, Dredd (2009), Equilibrium, Dark Star, THX 1138, The Andromeda Strain (1974), 2001, Blade Runner, The Day, Go To Hell (Aussie animated movie), Dark City, Forbidden Planet, Eraserhead, Hardware, The Winds of Amnesia, Iron Man, Watchmen, Batman Begins.
All great films. Some old, some new, Some quality low budget gems and big budget blockbusters.
Pandorum, District 13, Unbreakable, Triangle, Aeon Flux, The Crazies, Ed Wood, A Clockwork Orange, 28 Days Later, The Time Machine (1969), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Cloverfield, Robocop (1986), Panic in the Year Zero, Logan's Run, Capricorn One, Brazil, Wizards, Cowboy Bebop, The Wings of Honneamise, The Day the Earth Caught Fire, The Butterfly Effect, Paycheck, Escape from New York, Outland, The Fly, Gattaca, No Blade of Grass, The Blood of Heroes, The Boys from Brazil, Videodrome, Slaughterhouse Five.
These films fall mainly into the sub genres of Dystopian, Social and Environmental, Sci Fi/Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Anime and a bit of Zombie carnage. I like films that stimulate the intellect and get the old brain working a bit. They won't be everybodys cup of Romulan Ale, I personally can't stand Space Opera/Fantasy/Superhero films, hence the Star Trek reference! But if you appreciate intelligent, thought provoking, Science Fiction, these are all definitely worth the effort to check out
Some interesting movies being named here, some of which I ahve not seen for quite some time though I have noticed a few gems that seem to have been overlooked by y'all...
Demon Seed, Enemy Mine, Alien Nation, The Explorers, The Last Starfighter, Wargames, Invaders from Mars, The Blob, Hardware, Death Machine, Cyborg, Saturn 3, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Langoliers, Dreamcatcher, Tommyknockers, The Andromeda Strain, Westworld, Earth Girls are Easy, Return of the Living Dead, Basketcase, Critters, Ghoulies, Braindead, Flash Gordon, Highlander, Mutant Chronicles, Flight of the Navigator, Mac and Me, Alf, Mork and Mindy, Stay Tuned, Weird Science...
those are all that I can remember for now, though now this thread has wormed its way in I will no doubt think of many others.
Somnio, an independent sci-fi thriller written and directed by Pandorum's Travis Milloy, has been completed and has already appeared in two US film festivals, winning best screenplay at Boston SciFi and the Audience Award at Fantastic Film in Little Rock, Arkansas.
A lot of great recommendations so far.Here are some i like that haven't been mentioned yet.Air staring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hansou.Repo Men (2010).Oblivion.The Signal (2007) The Arrival(not to be confused with Arrival) Dredd(2012)Event Horizon.Solaris(2002)Ghosts of Mars. Appleseed(2004) Mimic.Sphere (an underrated Michael Crichton adaptation)Ex Machina if it hasn't already been mentioned.Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within.AI:Artificial Intelligence.Soldier.Tomorrow Land(deserves a little more credit than it gets.)Tron and Tron Legacy.Minority Report.If i can think or more I'll post them.
Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for
CREATURE (1985) starring Klaus Kinski. A rather low-budget Alien rip-off but a fantastic performance by Kinski helps make this one of my guilty pleasures. Some of the special effects were done by the same company that would do some of the effects for Aliens the next year. Well worth watching.
Well, over a year later I can finally give a major and very exciting update. Somnio secured a distribution deal and is now renamed Infinity Chamber, with a September release date. See http://screenanarchy.com/2017/07/poster-premiere-for-sci-fi-flick-infinity-chamber.html
Sunshine, which was directed by Danny Boyle. The Adventures of Buccaroo Bonzai. Peter Weller was the star and for some reason I do love that movie. Brazil, not sure if it is really sci fi but thought it was worth a mention.