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    Default Good sci-fi movies?

    I'm on a sci-fi kick lately. I've just re-watched Firefly and Serenity.

    What else should I watch?
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    Moon is a good one.
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    Dune
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Blade Runner
    Red Mars/Mars



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    I second Star Trek First Contact

    Planet of the Apes (the original is classic, the remake is also good)
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    The Time Machine
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
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    The Star Wars Triology (the original one, not episodes I-III. huge disappointment IMHO)

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    The Iron Giant (yes, it's an animated kids' movie, but it's wonderful)

    Dark City

    District 9



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
    Moon is a good one.
    I really liked this movie!

    And District 9 as well!



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    YES to Iron Giant. A kids' movie for adults.

    Inception.
    The Running Man (classic Schwarzenegger with an absolutely BRILLIANT role for Richard Dawson.)
    Total Recall (another Ahnold.)
    Alien (the first one)
    Outland with Sean Connery.
    District 9 (Ten stars for this one.)
    Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
    Mad Max and The Road Warrior
    I Am Legend
    Terminator 1 and 2
    Star Trek: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek - the new one with Chris Pine
    Blade Runner
    Waterworld (I *liked* Waterworld, a lot. I think it got a bad rap because of how expensive it was, but it's a good movie!)
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    Not movies, but TV, maybe

    Battlestar Galactica (even has 2 movies as part of the series)
    Fringe



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    I love the 2 you listed also. I second Dune. I'll also put in a vote for Stargate - you can watch the movie and if you like the story line then you can pick up with the series spin off.
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    The Terminator.



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    Moon is more a movie if you like to watch movies for execution and expertise, not for actual entertainment (since the plot is *miserably* obvious)

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    TV? Give the Dr. Who reboot (from 2005 onwards - 9th, 10th, 11th Doctors) a try.

    Most new viewers like at least one of the incarnations, and I found the tone of the 9th and 10th Doctor runs to be somewhat "Wheadon-esque". In other words, if you're a Firefly fan, you'd probably get into the Who series as well.

    And then you can join the rest of us in aguing "Which Doctor is the best".



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    I love scifi films! I've got a huge obsession with the old 50s-60s scifi flicks, personally. But there's good stuff across the spectrum.

    Oldies but goodies...

    War of the Worlds (both the 1953 and more recent remake are good)
    Day the Earth Stood Still (the original, not the remake)
    Time Machine (again, the original not the remake)
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (original, again!)
    When Worlds Collide
    Forbidden Planet
    The Blob
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    This Island Earth
    It Came From Outer Space
    The Invisible Man

    More recent ones...

    2001: Space Odyessey
    Stargate (the movie, not the show)
    The 5th Element
    Blade Runner (a major pioneer in the film genre!)
    The Abyss
    Total Recall
    X-Files: Fight the Future
    Star Wars
    The Matrix
    Terminator
    E.T.
    Back to the Future
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Cocoon
    Jurassic Park
    The Fly
    Waterworld
    The Andromeda Strain
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    Minority Report
    Soylent Green
    Event Horizon
    Independence Day
    Dune
    THX 1138
    Predator
    Dark City

    For more comedic tastes...

    Men in Black
    Galaxy Quest
    Mars Attacks
    Spaceballs
    Mad Max

    (Did I mention that I really love scifi?)



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    Solaris with George Clooney and Natasha McElhone. Incredible acting/plot/music. This movie has lots of feeling.



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    "Destination Moon", from the '50s
    "The Man From Planet X"
    "X, The Unknown"
    "The Day The Earth Stood Still" original, not remake
    "The Flying Saucer"
    "Doctor Strangelove" Be prepared to laugh your arse off. It's a take-off on the anti-nuke scare 'em movies of the cold war era. Yeeee-HAAAA-A-A-A!
    "Red Planet Mars"
    "The Next Voice You Hear"

    On the fantasy side, any of the stop-motion animation films done by Ray Harryhausen.
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    Oh, and for television..

    X-Files
    seaQuest
    Buck Rogers
    Lost in Space
    Quantum Leap
    V
    Star Trek
    The Outer Limits
    Twilight Zone
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Babylon 5
    Taken
    Day of the Triffids
    Earth 2
    Farscape
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (the BBC series, not the horrible movie from a few years ago)

    Don't ask me about scifi novels, because the list is even longer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by horsetales View Post
    I love the 2 you listed also. I second Dune. I'll also put in a vote for Stargate - you can watch the movie and if you like the story line then you can pick up with the series spin off.
    I actually own SG1 and SG Atlantis on DVD. Might work through those next.

    Farscape! Love that show. I have that on DVD, too.

    (I buy things, watch them then put them away and forget about them. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_feil View Post
    Battlestar Galactica (even has 2 movies as part of the series)
    I loved Battlestar Galactica

    Gattaca was also good.

    And I liked Henry Rollins in Johnny Mnemonic.
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    I just got into Battlestar Galactica, the new series. I'm old enough to remember watching and loving the original. Now on Saturdays they're showing back to back episodes so I've been able to watch it from the start.

    I also recommend Star Trek:First Contact and The Voyage Home.

    And of course the original Star Wars trilogy.

    I've always loved The Last Starfighter, too.

    And the original black and white The Day the Earth Stood Still. Do NOT watch the one with Keanu Reeves. Horrible movie.



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