Can Anyone recommend some good Sci-fi movies

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  1. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

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    The thing is, I watch a LOT of movies. I use online sources for TV shows and movies, to avoid paying the high prices for dish or cable.
    I usually use google to search a genre, such as Sci-fi and I check the top sites, such as Yahoo movies, Rotten Tomatoes, Moviefone, etc.
    The thing is, I've ran out of movies to watch.
    All my searched are now full of movies I've already seen. I like most anything from super heroes to aliens and robots, Fantasy or pure Science Fiction. Classics are great, I'm fine with B&W films, but I'm not a fan of subtitles, so english speaking movies only please.
    So, what do my fellow TF fans recommend?
    I'll warn you, most likely I've seen eveything you guys will post, So I'll be very excited if you can come up with something I HAVEN'T seen. Thanks, now lets get those titles rolling!
     
  2. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    The first one that came to my mind was Starship Troopers.I love that movie.

    I'll have to do some thinking and see what else I can come up with.
     
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    Alien
    Aliens
    Moon
    Predator
    Star Wars IV, V and VI
    Terminator 2
    The Black Hole

    It's a shame you aren't keen on foreign-language films, because I'd also heartily recommend Magnetic Rose and Gojira.
     
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    Serenity
    Red Planet
    Event Horizon
    Pandorium
    Pitch black
     
  5. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

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    Thanks for the quick responses. So far I've seen everything listed except Magnetic Rose and Gojira. I've heard many people recommend those two before, so I might give them a shot. I just don't know how well they will hold my attention due to the subtitles.
     
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    Dark City
    Logan's Run
    The Time Machine (1960)
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    The Mad Max trilogy
    Krull
    Willow
     
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    Blade Runner
    Westworld
    Soylent Green
    Cube


    Try Criticker, it will predict movies you will like.
     
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    Sunshine
    Moon

    If you want a good laugh I'd also recommend the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode Space Mutiny.
     
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    GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA 1974!!!!!!

    one of my personal godzilla favourites
     
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    ArmadaJetfire Yamato is go! ;D

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    The Forbidden Planet

    This Island Earth

    When Worlds Collide
     
  12. Armoredrah

    Armoredrah Junkion

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    Good recommendations, but so far only two I haven't seen, but you guys have named off some of my favorites. I'm in the process of downloading the 2 I haven't seen, so that will give me something to watch for the next few hours. Thanks for the responses so far. Keep posting and hopefully we'll find something I haven't thought of and it will blow my mind!
     
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    Silent Running(1972).

    It has some of the most advanced special effects pre-Star Wars. Directed by Doug Trumbull (effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey) Pixar's Wall-E shows a strong influence from this film.

    I also think it adds a touch of poignency to the scenes when you consider that the robots are played(to great effect) by amputee Vietnam war veterans. There's something about those scenes that manages to be very evocative without indulging in the kind of shmaltz you might get today.


    I also second The Time Machine(1960) which someone mentioned. Magical film.
     
  14. Armoredrah

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    Silent Running, Seen it, loved it. Time Machine was one of my favorites too. I wasn't really happy with the remake of it though.

    I'll be honest, I watch probably 5 or 6 movies per day and most are Sci-fi or comedy. Considerin gthat I've been doing this since I first got high speed internet about 10 years ago, there isn't much I haven't seen. If it's out on DVD or Bluray an has gotten at least one decent review, I've seen it. If there are DVD screeners or good cam versions of movies that are in theaters, I've seen those too (yeah, I know, piracy, blah, blah, etc.) I'd just like to find something interesting that I haven't seen before, but the chances of that are looking slim. I even tried the criticker site and after about an hour on it I had rated well over 300 movies and it couldn't recommend anything that I hadn't seen yet, so I may have screwed myself by watching so many movies a day for so long.
     
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    The Fantastic Voyage
    The Last Starfighter

    Are you using criticker yet?
     
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    Never heard of that one. Shades of Hal. Also reminds me a lot of Demon Seed, which I'd also recommend.

    The movie itself is so-so, but the climax of Demon Seed is insane.

    Wow, that's a tremendous appetite you've got there. At that rate I can't imagine there's much left other than perhaps some bottom-of-the-barrel dtv movies.

    Given your extensive viewing history, are there any scifi movies in particular that you would recommend?
     
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    AKA Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie :D 

    Or any MST3K episode. Those count as movies technically.


    Jurassic Park
    Aliens
    Terminator
    Gamera 1, 2, 3, and Gamera: The Brave
     
  18. Armoredrah

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    Those are both good movies, I have The Last Starfighter on Bluray.

    Am I using Criticker? LOL Yeah, just said I was in the post right before yours.
     
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    Flight of the Navigator
    Fire in the Sky
    Fifth Element
     
  20. Armoredrah

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    Yeah, There are a LOT I would recommend, but if you've ever checked out any of the sites claiming to have the top 100 or so Sci-fi movies, chances are, it's pretty close to the same thing I'd tell you. One that gets left out of a lot of the lists, but that I find to be a really good movie is Timeline.
    I'm not real picky when it comes to what I consider to be Sci-fi and I have a thing for B-movies, so anything that came out in the 80's is worth watching in my opion. Of course there are some that just suck no matter what, but sometimes it's the bad ones that turn out to be the most entertaining. MST3K shows some really good examples of that.
     

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