The science fiction world can be a world full of absolute craziness. Nevertheless, that’s what makes this world so entertaining. The fact is you never really know what you are going to get when you enter it, and even after you’ve seen what’s inside, you are left wondering as to what exactly it was that you thought you saw. Nevertheless, if you want a good sci-fi flick these 25 sci-fi movies should definitely be in your movie collection library. Do you agree with these titles? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
The Thing (1982)
A tense sci-fi thriller that you definitely don’t want to watch alone in the dark, “The Thing” will have you on the edge of your seat constantly debating whether to scream, cry, or run from shear fright. Praised by current critics as being one of the best 1982 films (although originally scorned), It didn’t do so well when it first hit the box office (only grossing a total of $19,629,760 compared to its $15,000,000 budget). The poor performance has been attributed to the fact that E.T. and Blade Runner came out around the same time.
Frequency is a sci-fi movie the wraps a father-and-son, time travel (sort of), detective and quantum physics story all into one. Literally, in this flick, the love of father transcends time (and that’s just way too cool). It generally received good reviews and grossed a total of $68,106,245 worldwide.
A.I. - Artificial Intelligence
Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David, a childlike android that was uniquely programmed with the ability to love. Engaging and emotional, this sci-fi flick got some good reviews from the critics and grossed a whopping $235.93 million world wide.
Paul Verhoeven’s film adaptation of the novel of the same name pits the human forces of earth against a hostile and deadly species of aliens simply known as “Bugs.” The story follows high school graduate Johnny Rico as he ascends through the ranks of the military and seeks to avenge all who were lost on the Bugs’ attack on earth. Packed with action and satire and filled with underlying themes of fascism, this is a highly entertaining movie with special effects that would give many movies today a run for their money.
With regards to dark, disturbing and thought-provoking sci-fi, this movie takes the cake. A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 British film based on the 1962 book by the same name. The movie employs some disturbing imagery that touches on the subject of psychiatry, philosophy, youth gangs, politics, and economy. Controversial due to its graphic nature and supposedly “fascist” overtones, the movie was still a hit with the American audience grossing more than $26 million on a budget of $2.2 million.