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Good sci-fi

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Postby Zombie Queen; Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:47 pm Good sci-fi

Because not all sci-fi is bad... So what were those really good sci-fi movies?
I really liked Serenity, great follow up for great series which TV couldn't handle. And good example that space fiction doesn't really need any aliens, in the end it's mostly all about human affairs anyway.
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Postby aMUSEd; Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:56 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Blade Runner (obligatory)
The Quiet Earth
12 Monkeys
Fifth Element
The man from Earth
The man that fell to Earth
Dark Star
Silent Running
Never let me go
Solaris
Stalker
Dark City
Ghost in the shell
Fahrenheit 451 (Truffaut)
One day like rain
Brazil


Most sci films f**k it up in some way though - even the great ones have flaws - especially compared to the books - very few films approach the depth and grandeur of vision contained in books by the likes of Bear, Dick or Banks (Tarkovsky's Solaris is one exception)
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Postby Zombie Queen; Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:12 pm Re: Good sci-fi

aMUSEd wrote:Tarkovsky's Solaris

You should underline that, somebody would have thought you enjoyed watching Clooney lounging around a space station.
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Postby eidenk; Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:32 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Alien (all of them)
Starship Troopers
The Sixth Day
Total Recall
The Matrix
eXistenZ
Ghosts of Mars
Avatar
Screamers
Mad Max 2
Rollerball
Soldier
Fortress
Predator
Terminator 2
Johnny Mnemonic
Strange Days
Repo Men
Sleep Dealers
Timecop
Robocop
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:10 pm Re: Good sci-fi

2001 a space odyssey
Solaris (Tarkovsky)
Stalker
Alien
Blade Runner
Fahrenheit 451
They Live
Moon
The Terminator
Forbidden Planet
The Thing
Scanners
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
The Man Who Fell To Earth
AKIRA
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Postby SODDI; Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:51 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Threads
A Scanner Darkly
Idiocracy
Primer
Timecrimes
The Thing (Carpenter)
The Europa Report
Contagion
The Bay
2001
2010
Moon
Metropolis
District 9
Sleep Dealer
Monsters
Contact
The Andromeda Strain
Sunshine
The Shape of Things to Come
A Clockwork Orange
The Fly
Children of Men

Too many, I know.
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Postby Compyfox; Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:06 pm Re: Good sci-fi

eidenk wrote:Total Recall


Which one of those "story ports"? The one with Arnold, or the one with Colin Farell?

eidenk wrote:The Matrix


In all fairness, also Animatrix, but not necessarily "Reloaded" and "Revolutions".

eidenk wrote:Avatar


Directors cut or Movie Cut?

eidenk wrote:Rollerball


70ies version or 2002 version?

eidenk wrote:Terminator 2


The old release (without refined audio FX) or the directors cut with the added "brain surgery" scene?

eidenk wrote:Robocop


80ies flick, or 2014 flick?


aMUSEd wrote:Ghost in the shell


Here I prefer the first movie, or(!!!) the "Stand Alone Complex" series. Excellent SciFi indeed. The rest was just too much philosophial BS.



And regarding "Metropolis":
Fritz Lang or Osamu Tezuka? I like both.



While we're at animated movies/shows:
Summer Wars (great scifi, IMO)
Bubblegum Crisis (the original from the 80ies)
Dennou Coil (IMO way too short)


I also miss on this list:
13th Floor
Frequency

Both Fantasy and SciFi wise:
Cloud Atlas


The rest of the scifi I like (like Sunshine, District 9, Stalker, Contact) was mentioned already.
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Postby Zombie Queen; Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:39 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Compyfox wrote:The one with Arnold, or the one with Colin Farell?


I would never suspect this, but Farell showed that Arnie was not that bad after all. That was quite poor remake IMO, visually nice, but no guts.

Interesting title not mention in any of three threads I think, Strange Days.
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Postby Compyfox; Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:53 pm Re: Good sci-fi

I could have also asked for the "Outer Limits" (or was it Twilight Zone) port... But, I'm not picky. Also, the Directors Cut is a tad better than the movie cut (same happened to movies like "Ghost Rider", Star Wars EP 1-3, or Star Trek: Nemesis. The "additional" scenes might be slow - but add so much to the story)


Does "Limitless" count as SciFi?
With the concept of "unlocking your brain due to a pill", it does - no? I actually enjoyed this one.


I also liked the intentional reboot of "Time Tunnel". Pity that the pilot never spawned an actual series. Funny enough, according to the German wikipedia entry, there was never a "German" release. Though I remember seeing it in a language I could understand. MAybe direct to DVD or something. Last time I saw it, was on YT (in English).
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Postby eidenk; Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:10 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Compyfox wrote:Asks lots of questions

All older versions. For the rest I don't know which cuts they were.

A few more not already mentioned I recall liking:

Paycheck
Bunker Palace Hotel
THX1138
Abyss
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Postby eidenk; Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:12 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Zombie Queen wrote:Interesting title not mention in any of three threads I think, Strange Days.

I did mention it in my first post. :wink:
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Postby eidenk; Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:16 pm Re: Good sci-fi

Compyfox wrote:Does "Limitless" count as SciFi?
With the concept of "unlocking your brain due to a pill", it does - no? I actually enjoyed this one.

Yeah not bad, I liked it too though I am not sold on the philosophy of it (turning a hippie into a yuppie) and worth seeing just for the incredible "zoom" sequence at the beginning if nothing else.
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Postby vurt; Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:37 am Re: Good sci-fi

prometheous. everyone in the "other" thread is wrong. very wrong.
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Postby whyterabbyt; Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:49 am Re: Good sci-fi

Mostly confirmation of stuff on other lists, and then some others

Blade Runner
12 Monkeys
Silent Running
Solaris (both)
Stalker
Dark City
Ghost in the Shell
Fahrenheit 451
Brazil
A Scanner Darkly
Primer
Timecrimes
Moon
District 9
Monsters
Children of Men
Strange Days
eXistenZ
Videodrome
The End
Repo Man
Inception
Pi
Cube
City of Lost Children
THX1138
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mad Max
Alien
Aliens
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Postby whyterabbyt; Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:50 am Re: Good sci-fi

vurt wrote:prometheous. everyone in the "other" thread is wrong. very wrong.


I actually thoroughly enjoyed it myself.
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