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#1 Keaze_
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Topic.

I'm craving sci-fi movies.

Problem is, I`ve seen absolutely all of them.

If you can find a good one I haven't seen...... I will send you good christmas vibes?

>.>

Thanks

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Cabin in the Woods gets pretty sci-fi despite initially presenting itself as horror.

This one is a TV show, but Tron: Uprising is better than the movies. Basically The Clone Wars of the Tron franchise.

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I Am Mother

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#4  Edited By Master_Live  Online
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Don't know if have seen them, but I would recommend:

  • The X Files (1998)
  • Children of Men
  • Moon
  • Tenet
  • Gattaca
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It took me a couple watches, but I really love the movie Annihilation. It is sci-fi horror, and it's got an intriguing sci-fi premise, and the latter portion is very surreal and trippy. It's one I'd definitely recommend.

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Ahh Brazil, one of my all-time favorite movies. I'd consider that one more fantasy, though.

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Ahh Brazil, one of my all-time favorite movies. I'd consider that one more fantasy, though.

It's a hybrid, for sure.

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https://letterboxd.com/mister_ezekiel/films/diary/genre/science-fiction/by/entry-rating/

I could probably safely recommend anything I rated above 3.5/5. Might need to recheck some I haven't seen in years, actually. Too lazy, though.

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@Keaze_ said:

Topic.

I'm craving sci-fi movies.

Problem is, I`ve seen absolutely all of them.

If you can find a good one I haven't seen...... I will send you good christmas vibes?

>.>

Thanks

What sub-genre do you like?

Sci-fi horror?

Futurustic?

Near-future?

Alternative reality?

Etc, etc.

There's so much sci-fi, and no way in hell you've seen 'em all.

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#11 Keaze_
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@mrbojangles25: You'd be surprised haha. Sci-fi horror well it depends. If you mean movies such as aliens, sure. Apart from that, all of the above

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I did see Brazil, I am Mother was very good. Annihilation is fantastic. Cabin in the Woods was good too. I checked out the long list and I've seen pretty much all the ones that don't go as far back as the fifties. Forgotten Planet is that the one with the invisible monsters? I LOVED that movie.

Hmmm what about if you had one single sci-fi Anime movie to suggest (I never watch animes, or well almost never... I've seen a few that are on the list like Advent Children but not many), which one would it be?

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Also Ender's Game is my favorite book (along with the second one, Speaker for the Dead), so it was hard to get excited about the movie because I knew it wouldn't match the experience of reading the book, but the ending was pretty good because it captured a little of the essence of the book. But so much of the development is missing.... The multiple trainings in the zero G chamber, everything about the video game, etc.

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Have you seen most of the deleted scenes from Event Horizon? Makes more sense.

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@DEVILinIRON: I watched it about a month ago lol. Great movie. Not sure what the deleted scenes are

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@Keaze_ said:

Hmmm what about if you had one single sci-fi Anime movie to suggest (I never watch animes, or well almost never... I've seen a few that are on the list like Advent Children but not many), which one would it be?

Akira. It really has the best animation of any anime feature ever, even more movement than Miyazaki's stuff, plus full lip sync where other anime typically have none. Great soundtrack and a dense, interesting story. Maybe too dense. The manga is better, but the movie isn't any worse for it.

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@Keaze_ said:

@mrbojangles25: You'd be surprised haha. Sci-fi horror well it depends. If you mean movies such as aliens, sure. Apart from that, all of the above

Depending on whether you like over the top or understated there are some pretty good indie films from the last few years.

  • Infinity Chamber is a low budget but pretty well written sci-fi film about a man trapped in a futuristic prison.
  • The 2020 version of Invisible Man is more of an intense thriller but with a sci-fi premise.
  • Bloodshot is a Vin Disel movie. 'nuff said. Not exactly high art but if you're looking for sci-fi action this will probably do fine.
  • Project Power - Same as above. Action heavy Netflix original but fun.
  • Sputnik was really solid. Also pretty horror themed.
  • Archive this year was one I enjoyed.
  • Vast of Night is a cool alien film.
  • Underwater was pretty good overall.

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Alright i'll put Akira on my list i'll give it a shot soon it has great reviews.

YES Underwater. It's funny because I came into that movie completely blind i was expecting just an accident on ail oiling rig and like water starts to come in or whatever, I had no idea it was a sci-fi movie. I just like Kristen Stewart. Then the 2nd half of the movie came and i was like huh? wtf. Lol. Great movie.

Bloodshot was so so. I expected more and was waiting eagerly for it since I love the Riddick series and Vin Diesel is great. But it was underwhelming.

Sputnik was pretty good i liked it. Vast of night I haven't seen it yet. Archive I was considering. I guess I'll give it a shot too.

I have to say I'm surprised noone mentioned Coherence. It's a must. But you need to pick your moment to watch it because once you know the story, you just know. Rewatches aren't fun for that one.

Keep them coming! :D

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@Byshop:Woah Infinity Chamber looks totally my style. I'll check that one out too

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Has anyone seen The Ritual?

I saw it 2 years ago and i felt stress levels like I hadn't felt since I watched Blair Witch in theatre or Mothman Prophecies before that.

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@Keaze_ said:

Has anyone seen The Ritual?

I saw it 2 years ago and i felt stress levels like I hadn't felt since I watched Blair Witch in theatre or Mothman Prophecies before that.

Yes and I thought it was pretty good. Lemme think to see if I can recommend more films like that.

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@Byshop:Woah Infinity Chamber looks totally my style. I'll check that one out too

Solitary (2020) has a somewhat similar premise and was decent.

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@Keaze_: Coherence was great. Nice to see Xander from Buffy in something again that isn't a new article about how he got drunk and trashed a hotel room again.

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@DEVILinIRON: I watched it about a month ago lol. Great movie. Not sure what the deleted scenes are

It's not so much deleted scenes but an extended ending. You can find it online, but it's unrated, so I shouldn't probably link it.

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@Keaze_ said:

Topic.

I'm craving sci-fi movies.

Problem is, I`ve seen absolutely all of them.

If you can find a good one I haven't seen...... I will send you good christmas vibes?

>.>

Thanks

Off topic but I like your avatar, Antichrist Superstar :) Manson is one of last true rock stars left.

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@Keaze_ said:

I did see Brazil, I am Mother was very good. Annihilation is fantastic. Cabin in the Woods was good too. I checked out the long list and I've seen pretty much all the ones that don't go as far back as the fifties. Forgotten Planet is that the one with the invisible monsters? I LOVED that movie.

Hmmm what about if you had one single sci-fi Anime movie to suggest (I never watch animes, or well almost never... I've seen a few that are on the list like Advent Children but not many), which one would it be?

Glad you love Annihilation. I think it's a real sci-fi gem that came out in the last decade that a lot of people are overlooking.

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@Keaze_ said:

Alright i'll put Akira on my list i'll give it a shot soon it has great reviews.

YES Underwater. It's funny because I came into that movie completely blind i was expecting just an accident on ail oiling rig and like water starts to come in or whatever, I had no idea it was a sci-fi movie. I just like Kristen Stewart. Then the 2nd half of the movie came and i was like huh? wtf. Lol. Great movie.

Bloodshot was so so. I expected more and was waiting eagerly for it since I love the Riddick series and Vin Diesel is great. But it was underwhelming.

Sputnik was pretty good i liked it. Vast of night I haven't seen it yet. Archive I was considering. I guess I'll give it a shot too.

I have to say I'm surprised noone mentioned Coherence. It's a must. But you need to pick your moment to watch it because once you know the story, you just know. Rewatches aren't fun for that one.

Keep them coming! :D

I also went into Underwater not knowing what to expect. Once I've decided to watch a movie I tend to avoid trailers for exactly that reason. It ended up being both better and more tense than I expected (I'm also a big horror fan).

Bloodshot and Project Power are both similar as they are sci-fi as a pretense for action. Neither is great but I'd say Project Power is the better of the two. If you like sci-fi action, an even better film to recommend would be Upgrade.

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Archive is good if you like your films to be about writing and character interaction, like Infinity Chamber and Solitary. Of those three, I liked Infinity Chamber the best.

If you liked Coherence I would also strongly recommend a film called Triangle from 2009. It's set up more like a thriller/horror film but it's got a pretty cool premise. I'd avoid trailers on that one as they are a little spoilery.

I'd also throw The Endless into the mix there. Most of the films by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead (Spring, After Midnight) are also good but they would stretch the definition of sci-fi.

If you're looking for something really out there, I'd also recommend John Dies at the End.

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Don't know if you've seen it already but I recommend Predestination.

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@DEVILinIRON: I'll try to find the time to check it out

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@warmblur: Good catch! The man sure is a legend.

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@jaydan: It was easy to overlook because you just see ''Natalie portman sci-fi'' and you think to yourself nah that can't be good. So it was a huge surprise that she played the part very well.

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Archive was good. As far as Triangle goes, I did catch some glimpses of it, as my ex watched it a few years ago while I was in the same room playing some rpg, but I did not pay attention so I don't know much except that it's on small boat and there seems to be quite a bit of tension. She brought it up again a few times so it must have been memorable. I think I'll give it another go too.

I'm not a huge comedy fan but John dies at the End looks somewhat like Saun of the Dead so I think I'll check it out.

Endless I don't know I read about moves by those guys quite a few times and something's turning me off about them. Maybe eventually.

I'm starting to grow a long list hah. Which is good.

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@darktruth007: Funny I downloaded it like 2 days ago. It's on my list of to-be-watched-soon.

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@Keaze_: Nice! Brace yourself cuz you're in for one heck of a ride.

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  • Sunshine
  • Event Horizon
  • Aliens
  • Fifth Element
  • Gamer
  • Total Recall (original)
  • Edge of tomorrow
  • Oblivion
  • War of the Worlds
  • Starship Troopers
  • Interstellar
  • Tenet
  • Star Trek (the first 2 new ones)
  • 12 monkey's
  • Blade Runner
  • iRobot
  • Independence Day
  • Avatar
  • Elysium
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Prometheus
  • Terminator 2 and 3
  • Judge Dredd and Dredd
  • Demolition Man

I love sci fi theres still a ton more that i liek its prolly my fav genre

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@ProtossRushX: I've seen all of those and they're all excellent choices right up my alley. Any other ideas?

I'm thinking of watching the new one in the Skyline series. Love those ''scouting uncharted territories'' types of movies.

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@Keaze_: Kinda SCI-FI, “El Hoyo,” I think it’s set in the future.

Quite original, good film...

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I just watched Synchronic with Anthony Mackie. That one turned out to be pretty solid.

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Watch Black Hole if you haven't seen it, it is on Disney plus if you have the service, and tell me what classic sci-fi horror movie it is a spitting image of.

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@Keaze_: old b movie from the 80s called From Beyond. Difficult to find but well worth it. I found the story interesting and to top it off... it has tentacle cocks ! You can’t go wrong there.

Scientist invents this spectrometer that creates a field which allows you to see beings and creatures from other dimensions. Turns it on and.... it doesn’t go well. 😬

https://youtu.be/5kENuvJ2MIA

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@lamprey263 said:

Watch Black Hole if you haven't seen it, it is on Disney plus if you have the service, and tell me what classic sci-fi horror movie it is a spitting image of.

The Black Hole is an odd one. Bizarre story and pretty dark for a Disney film. Maximillian gave me nightmares as a kid.

@Skarwolf said:

@Keaze_: old b movie from the 80s called From Beyond. Difficult to find but well worth it. I found the story interesting and to top it off... it has tentacle cocks ! You can’t go wrong there.

Scientist invents this spectrometer that creates a field which allows you to see beings and creatures from other dimensions. Turns it on and.... it doesn’t go well. 😬

https://youtu.be/5kENuvJ2MIA

From Beyond is an interesting one. It's actually loosely based on an HP Lovecraft short story. Basically everything that happens in the beginning of the movie with them turning on the machine for the first time covers the content of the source material, and everything after that was written specifically for the movie version.

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_expanse

Series not movie. Best sci-fi ever made.

You will thank me later. By the end of season 1 you will be drooling for more.

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I actually watched synchronic a few days back. It was pretty good. Good performance by Mackie.

I can't seem to find Black Hole anywhere and don't have Disney+. I'd have been curious to see if it really did make me think about a horror movie I've seen @lamprey263

From Beyond sounds interesting, I'll see if I can find it.

Funny that in the synopsis it talks about the pineal gland, which is constantly referred to in Synchronic.

@kadin_kai El Hoyo is probably the most gratuitously disgusting movie I've watched. It unfortunately is probably not that far off from what living in that place would be like.

Of course there are disgusting snuff films that I would not name here, but I feel like they had a purpose. El Hoyo was just plain obscene.

I'd love to watch The Expanse but unfortunately I don't have enough free time lately for a 5 seasons series. I'll definitely get around to it some time in the future.

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@ProtossRushX: That’s a decent list except for one glaring mistake.

Terminator 1 > T2 and T3

Demolition Man is a great pick.

They Live is a classic

Gamer might be one of the most underrated movies of recent history

Starship Troopers

Dark City

The Back to the Future trilogy

The Running Man

Total Recall (original) is damn near perfect