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Old 07-11-09, 08:30 PM
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Science Fiction Recommendations

Over the years there have been many movies in the Sci-Fi category that I have found to be enjoyable but lately I have been having trouble finding new material to feed my hunger for Sci-Fi.

Recommendations welcome.
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Re: Science Fiction Recommendations

Name some of your favorites, and we'll come up with more along the same lines.
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Re: Science Fiction Recommendations

Go see Moon if any of your local theaters are showing it.
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Re: Science Fiction Recommendations

Originally Posted by bobert3 View Post
Name some of your favorites, and we'll come up with more along the same lines.
Sure. As an example, here are some of the Sci-Fi movies in my collection. Not all movies in the list are strictly Sci-Fi but they are close enough for me. I will add more as time permits.


Movies & TV:
2001 A Space Odyssey
2010 The Year We Make Contact
Alien (and Sequels)
Apollo 13
Armageddon
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
Back To The Future Trilogy
Batteries Not Included
Bicentennial Man
Black Hole (Original Movie)
Blade Runner
Cocoon
Cocoon The Return
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Contact
Dark Star
Deep Impact
Deja Vu
Doom
Dreamcatcher
Dune
Earth 2 - The Complete Series
Enemy Mine
Equilibrium
Escape from LA
Escape from New York
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Event Horizon
Explorers
Flight of the Navigator
Frequency
GalaxyQuest
Ghostbusters
Ghosts of Mars
Godzilla
I Am Legend
I Robot
Imposter
Independence Day
Iron Man
Jurassic Park (1-3)
Knowing
K-Pax
Labyrinth
Logans Run
Lost (Seasons 1-4, 5 coming soon)
Lost in Space
Mars Attacks
Millennium
Minority Report
Mission To Mars
Men In Black (1-2)
Mimic (1-2)
Outer Limits (New and Old)
Planet Of The Apes (New and Old, Movies and Series)
Predator (1-2)
Red Planet
Reign of Fire
Robocop (1-3)
Short Circuit (1-2)
Signs
Silent Running
Soldier
Space Camp
Stardust
Starman
Stargate (The movie)
Stargate SG-1 (The Series)
Stargate Atlantis
Starship Troopers (1-2)
Star Trek (Movies and series)
Star Wars (1-6)
Sunshine
Taken (Mini-Series)
Terminator (1-3)
The Abyss
The Andromeda Strain
The Core
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day The Earth Stood Still (New and old)
The Final Countdown
The Last Mimzy
The Last Starfighter
The Martian Chronicles
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The One
The Right Stuff
The Rocketeer
The Running Man
The Time Machine (New and Old)
The Tommyknockers
The Twilight Zone (New and Old)
Timeline
Total Recall
Tron
Vanilla Sky
War Games
War Of The Worlds (New and Old)
Wing Commander
X-Men
X-2
Zathura


Animated:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
The Iron Giant
The Dark Crystal
Titan AE
Wall-E (Not currently owned but will again eventually)


Want List:
A Boy & His Dog (1975)
A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Babylon 5 - The Complete Series
Battlestar Galactica (new and old) - The Complete Series
Capricorn One
Damnation Alley
Demon Seed
Doctor Who - The Complete Series
Electric Dreams
Escape to Witch Mountain
Return from Witch Mountain
Gattaca
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Howard the Duck
Innerspace
Mad Max
Night of the Comet
Pitch Black
Real Genius
Sliders - The Complete Series
Slipstream
Spaceballs
The Goonies
The Quiet Earth
The Road Warrior
THX-1138
Westworld
Zardoz

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Re: Science Fiction Recommendations

We have a DVDTalk Challenge devoted to sci-fi every July.

Come check out it's discussion and list threads for lots of ideas.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
We have a DVDTalk Challenge devoted to sci-fi every July.

Come check out it's discussion and list threads for lots of ideas.
Thanks, it sounds like fun. I would almost be ashamed to admit just how much Sci-Fi I actually watch.
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Thanks, it sounds like fun. I would almost be ashamed to admit just how much Sci-Fi I actually watch.
So the challenge for you would be to start late and still win.
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Originally Posted by wvtechs View Post
Sure. As an example, here are some of the Sci-Fi movies in my collection. Not all movies in the list are strictly Sci-Fi but they are close enough for me. I will add more as time permits.


Movies & TV:
2001 A Space Odyssey
2010 The Year We Make Contact
Alien (and Sequels)
Apollo 13
Armageddon
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
Back To The Future Trilogy
Batteries Not Included
Bicentennial Man
Black Hole (Original Movie)
Blade Runner
Cocoon
Cocoon The Return
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Contact
Dark Star
Deep Impact
Deja Vu
Doom
Dreamcatcher
Dune
Earth 2 - The Complete Series
Enemy Mine
Equilibrium
Event Horizon
Explorers
Flight of the Navigator
Frequency
GalaxyQuest
Ghostbusters
Ghosts of Mars
Godzilla
I Am Legend
I Robot
Imposter
Independence Day
Iron Man
Jurassic Park (1-3)
K-Pax
Labyrinth
Logans Run
Lost in Space
Mars Attacks
Millennium
Minority Report
Mission To Mars
Men In Black (1-2)
Mimic (1-2)
Outer Limits (New and Old)
Planet Of The Apes (New and Old, Movies and Series)
Predator (1-2)
Red Planet
Reign of Fire
Robocop (1-3)
Short Circuit (1-2)
Signs
Silent Running
Soldier
Space Camp
Starman
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Starship Troopers (1-2)
Star Trek (Movies and series)
Star Wars (1-6)
Taken (Mini-Series)
Terminator (1-3)
The Abyss
The Andromeda Strain
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day The Earth Stood Still (New and old)
The Final Countdown
The Last Mimzy
The Last Starfighter
The Martian Chronicles
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The One
The Right Stuff
The Rocketeer
The Running Man
The Time Machine (New and Old)
The Tommyknockers
The Twilight Zone (New and Old)
Total Recall
Tron
Vanilla Sky
War Games
WAR OF THE WORLDS
Wing Commander
X-Men
X-2
Zathura


Animated:
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
The Iron Giant
The Dark Crystal
Titan AE
Wall-E (Not currently owned but will again eventually)


Want List:
A Boy & His Dog (1975)
A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Damnation Alley
Demon Seed
Electric Dreams
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Escape to Witch Mountain
Return from Witch Mountain
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Howard the Duck
Innerspace
Night of the Comet
Real Genius
Slipstream
Spaceballs
The Goonies
The Quiet Earth
THX-1138
Westworld
Zardoz
which version of 'The War of the Worlds' do you own, the original is a classic and the special edition has two commentary tracks.
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
which version of 'The War of the Worlds' do you own, the original is a classic and the special edition has two commentary tracks.
Sorry, I missed that one and have corrected it. I own both the original and new versions.
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I honestly don't know why the 2005 version is always getting bashed. I personalty thought it was a great remake, sure the Aliens "goofed" it up a little bit, but overall its a highly enjoyable movie that is definitely underrated..
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^ I generally like the remake too - but as Scary Movie 4 brillantly parodied it, the role of the teenager son was grating and dumb beyond belief. The SFX though was incredible and the appearence of the pods over the hills about to descend on the folk getting on the boat was genuienily terrifying
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even though they're TV shows, X-files and Dr. Who are awesome.
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Originally Posted by gglass4269 View Post
even though they're TV shows, X-files and Dr. Who are awesome.
I agree.
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I would go with Firefly. You can get the series fairly cheap on DVD these days. It also has a follow up movie, Serenity. Western/Sci-Fi goodness.
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Originally Posted by burnside986 View Post
I would go with Firefly. You can get the series fairly cheap on DVD these days. It also has a follow up movie, Serenity. Western/Sci-Fi goodness.
Thanks for the suggestion but I didn't really care for Firefly or Serenity when they aired on TV.
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I agree.
and Red Dwarf
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Thanks for the suggestion but I didn't really care for Firefly or Serenity when they aired on TV.
Well crap.
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Originally Posted by wvtechs View Post
Thanks for the suggestion but I didn't really care for Firefly or Serenity when they aired on TV.
Well many who quickly ditched actually ended up liking it when watched in the proper order on dvd.
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I didn't see Eureka on your list. You should check it out.
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Well there are lots of worthwhile TV series that aren't on that list - the new BSG (and original), Farscape, Jericho, Jeremiah, Earth Final Conflict, Andromeda (yeah...definitely "meh", but it is sci-fi), Starhunter, Starhunter2300, Sliders, Odyssey 5, etc

As far as movies...Sunshine, Wild Blue Yonder, Escape from New York, Forbidden Planet, Hitch Hiker's Guide..., Flash Gordon, Dune & Children of Dune miniseries, Farenheit 451, Earth vs Flying Saucers, etc
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The list above is representative and is only a part of what I actually want and own. I would need to add many more titles for it to be complete. I currently own Sunshine, Escape from NY, Escape from LA, and many more.

Also, I want Sliders, BSG (new and old), Babylon 5 and many others.

Please keep the suggestions coming.
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Hardware. It's one of my favorite movies, and I'm looking forward to the September DVD/Blu-Ray release.
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Sci-Fi is one of my favorite genres and I also watch a lot of it. Here is a list of some scifi movies not on your list that I found entertaining. They may not all be great and certainly not all worth owning but they entertained. Also, I'm not one who complains much about logic in a science fiction movie. I own some of these but rented a majority of them recently.

The Hidden
John Carpenter's The Thing
Children of Men
Stardust
Knowing
12 Monkeys
Mad Max
The Road Warrior
Gattaca
They Live
X-Files movie (Fight the Future NOT the 2nd one)
Waterworld
Outland
Dark City
The Core
Pitch Black
Doomsday
Outlander
The Mist
Runaway
Deep Blue Sea
Capricorn One
The Arrival
Deep Rising
Stargate (movie)
Strange Days
Timeline

There were others I rented that were not entertaining enough to remember...
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Originally Posted by Space_Monkey View Post
Sci-Fi is one of my favorite genres and I also watch a lot of it. Here is a list of some scifi movies not on your list that I found entertaining.
Great suggestions. I owned/wanted some of the titles and have updated my list. I will be sure to check out the rest as well.

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