Favorite non-space sci fi flicks

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Any suggestions? I'm not adverse to outer space sci fi. I'm just in the mood for something different. Something outside the box.
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Terminator.
     
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  5. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    For an interesting comparison, you could watch the 1964 Vincent Price film The Last Man on Earth, followed by the 1971 The Omega Man with Charlton Heston, and ending with Will Smith's I Am Legend, all based on a 1954 novel By Richard Matheson.
    Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
    Lucas' THX 1138
    There's also the 1927 silent film Metropolis
    Bladerunner

    On the light side, there is Woody Allen's Sleeper, or an obscure '53 film The Twonky, starring Hans Conried ( based on a 1942 story by the married couple Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, which was published under the pen name of Lewis Padgett)
     
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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Further suggestions:

    The whole Hunger Games series. I've yet to see the last one.

    Primer. A study in time travel.

    Cronenburg's The Fly. Perhaps some overlap with horror.

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The 1956 version is the best.

    Colossus..The Forbin Project. A computer takes over the world.

    Fantastic Voyage. Shrunken humans inside a human body.

    AI...Spielburg's futuristic study of an artificially intelligent android..

    The Abyss. James Cameron's undersea classic..

    Gattacca. A study in a futuristic eugenic society.

    The Time Machine. HG Wells' classic..

    The Matrix...

    1984. A study in a futuristic totalitarian state..

    Communion..The invasion into a life of interdimensional beings..

    Ex Machina..A study in artificial intelligence.

    Transcendence..The merging of human consciousness with AI..

    Latest entry: Annihilation.....The exploration of a mysterious bioanomalous zone..
     
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  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I found Hunger Games quite disappointing in the end.

    A few others to add to the mix that I quite like, in no particular order...

    Moon - the big thing in the sky at night
    Children of Men - and women
    Contact - well, they get in contact
    Inception - dreams within dreams within dreams
    Minority Report - thought police
    Logan's Run - old age begins with death
    Westworld - doesn't that robot look an awful lot like Chris from the Magnificent Seven?
    District 9 - ah, an excellent documentary
    Brazil - Gillian at his finest
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind - with a mountain made of mash
     
  9. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    A bit of violence...



     
  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    UltraViolet.
    Arrival.
    Them.
     
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  12. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Predestination: Film adaptation of "All You Zombies". Does credit to the story and to RAH. (Caveat: She almost goes into space, but he has a baby and that queers the deal.)
     
  13. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    "Edge of Tomorrow" is fun.
     
  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "Stranger Things" on Netflix.
     
  15. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    "Titan"
    "Annihilation"

    Both recent, have a bit of space stuff, but not horror/scifi like Resident Evil.
     
  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "Arrival" doesn't have any space stuff.
     
  17. Eric LeClair Registered Member

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    Does Predator 2 count?
     
  18. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    For a real science science fiction movie, all-star cast, exceedingly realistic (it's almost like watching a documentary) I'll nominate Contagion.

    The screenplay was written with the help of biologists, the shop-talk is real, it was filmed on location at the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, the level-4 containment facility is real, and some of the people in some of the scenes are real epidemiologists who work in these places. (I'm somewhat familiar with UC San Francisco, and the part of the movie (where one of the hero biologists figures out how to culture the plague virus in bat cells) was actually filmed there (in the Genentech Hall research building at Mission Bay). Other parts of the movie were filmed in San Francisco in places I've often frequented, so I'm extra fond of this film.

    Watch the trailer here:

     
  19. Eric LeClair Registered Member

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    Well let me redeem myself with . . . Ex machina. KILLER sci-fi flick. Brilliant actually. I'm haven't seen contagion but I know it's on Netflix. So I'll have an update for you shortly

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  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "The Lost Skeleton of Kadavra."
     
  21. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Ah well (not Resident Evil), still don't think hand guns are automatic, or, actually carry that many bullets... (part 1/8, a bit of violence.)



     
  22. Baldeee Valued Senior Member

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    The new Blade Runner 2049 film is astounding, I think.
    A truly excellent sequel to the original.
    And no space elements!

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  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Technically, yes.
     

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