I know that this has been done to death in the past, but I am facing a dilemma in that some recently released movies ("Moon" for example) which received rave reviews was totally boring and at the end of it I was not even sure of the plot (theme).
So I am looking for older movies that have been tried and proven.
Obviously not all recent releases are bombs. Avatar was awesome. But the online reviews I read rarely coincide with my idea of a good Sc-Fi movie.
All recommendations, with reasons, will be gratefully received.
- Silent Running, THX1138, Gattaca, Blade Runner, Outland, The Quatermass Experiment - Tony Hopkinson
- 2001: A Space Odyssey, AI - seanferd
- Star Wars, Pitch Black - NexS
- The Chronicles of Riddick - boxfiddler
- Captain Video - santeewelding
- The Last Starfighter - NickNielsen
- Enemy Mine - Ed Woychowsky
- Total Recall - jck
- Logan's Run - neilb@...
- The War of the Worlds (‘50s version), The Day the Earth Stood Still (original), Invaders From Mars - NotSoChiGuy
- Final Countdown, Mad Max movies with Mel Gibson, The Thing - maagero@...
- They Live - Jellimonsta
- Le Voyage dans la Lune - maxwell edison
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