Check out our picks for the 25 best sci-fi movies.
Sci-Fi Movies List
R | 2h 33min | 153min | 13 Mar 1927Score: 9.33/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Alfred Abel, Anny Hintze, Gottfried Huppertz, Gustav Fröhlich, Georg John
Synopsis: Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he is horrified to find an underground world of workers who apparently run the machinery that keeps the Utopian world above ground functioning. One of the few people above ground who knows about the world below is Freder's father, John Fredersen, who is the founder and master of Metropolis. Freder…
Tagline: Fritz Lang's 1927 Masterpiece Now With 25 Minutes of Lost Footage (2010 re-release)
G | 1h 38min | 98min | 27 Jun 2008Score: 9.17/10
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jess Harnell, Bob Bergen, Jan Rabson, John Ratzenberger
Synopsis: In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and…
Tagline: After 700 years of doing what he was built for - he'll discover what he's meant for.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 2h 01min | 121min | 25 May 1977Score: 8.97/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: William Hootkins, Harrison Ford, Harry Fielder, Shane Rimmer, Angus MacInnes
Synopsis: The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.
Tagline: It's Back! The Force will be with you for three weeks only. (1979 Reissue Poster)
R | 2h 17min | 137min | 18 Jul 1986Score: 8.94/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Daniel Kash
Synopsis: 57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle…
Tagline: This time there's more.
King Kong (1933)
R | 1h 40min | 100min | 07 Apr 1933Score: 8.94/10
Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Starring: Victor Wong, Tom Quinn, John Collins, Reginald Barlow, Floyd Shackelford
Synopsis: Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts.
Tagline: A Monster of Creation's Dawn Breaks Loose in Our World Today!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 05 Feb 1956Score: 8.93/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Robert Osterloh, Dabbs Greer, Carolyn Jones, Beatrice Maude
Synopsis: Dr. Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when the alleged doppelgangers are able to answer detailed questions about their victim's lives, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened and determines to find out what is causing this phenomenon.
Tagline: The original Black & White classic
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 1h 55min | 115min | 11 Jun 1982Score: 8.93/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Anne Lockhart, Ted Grossman
Synopsis: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Tagline: He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.
Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 1h 56min | 116min | 03 Jul 1985Score: 8.93/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: George 'Buck' Flower, Christopher Lloyd, Billy Zane, Michael J. Fox, James Tolkan
Synopsis: Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future.
Tagline: He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. [UK]
PG-13 | 1h 31min | 91min | 04 Oct 2013Score: 8.93/10
Directors: Alfonso Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Ed Harris, George Clooney, Basher Savage, Sandra Bullock, Phaldut Sharma
Synopsis: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
Tagline: Don't Let Go
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 1h 57min | 117min | 14 Dec 2018Score: 8.93/10
Directors: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
Starring: Stan Lee, Nicolas Cage, Lex Lang, Liev Schreiber, Zoë Kravitz
Synopsis: Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.
Tagline: Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask.
G | 2h 47min | 167min | 26 Sep 1972Score: 8.9/10
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, V. Statsinskiy, Nikolay Grinko, Valentina Sumenova, Vladimir Zamanskiy
Synopsis: The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
R | 2h 01min | 121min | 01 Aug 2014Score: 8.87/10
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Stan Lee, Diezel Ramos, Mark Falvo, Bern Collaço, Bern Collaco
Synopsis: After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the galaxy.
Tagline: You're welcome.
R | 2h 12min | 132min | 18 Dec 1985Score: 8.87/10
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Ian Holm, Robert De Niro, Sergio Kato, Jonathan Pryce, Fred Wood
Synopsis: Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger.
Tagline: It's only a state of mind.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
PG | 2h 04min | 124min | 20 Jun 1980Score: 8.83/10
Director: Irvin Kershner
Starring: Frank Oz, Mac McDonald, Harrison Ford, Burnell Tucker, Julian Glover
Synopsis: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.
Tagline: The Adventure Continues...
The Truman Show (1998)
PG | 1h 43min | 103min | 05 Jun 1998Score: 8.83/10
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Tony Todd, Marc Macaulay, Sergio Kato, Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney
Synopsis: In this movie, Truman is a man whose life is a fake one... The place he lives is in fact a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere, and all his friends and people around him, are actors who play their roles in the most popular TV-series in the world: The Truman Show. Truman thinks that he is an ordinary man with an ordinary life and has no idea about how he is exploited. Until one day... he finds out everything. Will he react?
Tagline: All the world's a stage...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 1h 48min | 108min | 19 Mar 2004Score: 8.83/10
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross
Synopsis: A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
Tagline: I already forget how I used to feel about you.
R | 2h 06min | 126min | 10 Jan 2014Score: 8.83/10
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Brian Cox, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader
Synopsis: Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he's not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world's first artificially intelligent operating system, "It's not just an operating system, it's a consciousness," the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his…
Tagline: A Spike Jonze love story.
The Terminator (1984)
R | 1h 47min | 107min | 26 Oct 1984Score: 8.83/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Dick Miller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Synopsis: A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ?
Tagline: La sua missione e una sola: distruggere, uccidere... (His one and only mission: to destroy, to kill...) (Italian DVD)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
PG | 1h 38min | 98min | 22 Aug 1956Score: 8.7/10
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Robby the Robot, Jack Kelly, Marvin Miller, James Best
Synopsis: When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone.
Tagline: IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD! (original print ad - all caps)
The Iron Giant (1999)
PG | 1h 26min | 86min | 06 Aug 1999Score: 8.7/10
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Vin Diesel, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Jack Angel, Robert Clotworthy
Synopsis: This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard.
Tagline: It came from outer space!
Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 1h 53min | 113min | 26 Oct 2001Score: 8.68/10
Director: Richard Kelly
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Seth Rogen, Fran Kranz
Synopsis: Donnie Darko doesn't get along too well with his family, his teachers, and his classmates; but he does manage to find a sympathetic friend in Gretchen, who agrees to date him. He has a compassionate psychiatrist, who discovers hypnosis is the means to unlock hidden secrets. His other companion may not be a true ally. Donnie has a friend named Frank, a large bunny which only Donnie can see. When an engine falls off a plane and destroys his bedroom, Donnie is not there. Both the event, and Donnie's escape, seem to have been caused by supernatural events. Donnie's mental…
Tagline: Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions.
PG-13 | 1h 56min | 116min | 11 Nov 2016Score: 8.65/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Joe Cobden, John Moore, Forest Whitaker, Brent Skagford
Synopsis: Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Tagline: Why are they here?
R | 1h 52min | 112min | 23 Sep 1984Score: 8.65/10
Director: Mick Jackson
Starring: Joe Belcher, Ashley Barker, Dean Williamson, Ingrid P. Frehley, Phil Rose
Synopsis: Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long running effects of nuclear war on civilization.
Tagline: The end of the world as we know it.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 2h 17min | 137min | 03 Jul 1991Score: 8.61/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean Norris, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Xander Berkeley, Mark Christopher Lawrence
Synopsis: Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah…
Tagline: It's nothing personal.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 2h 00min | 120min | 15 May 2015Score: 8.61/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Charlize Theron, Hélène Cardona, Jeff Moffitt, Nicholas Hoult, Hélène Cardona
Synopsis: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can…
Tagline: WHAT A LOVELY DAY (all caps One Sheet)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
G | 1h 32min | 92min | 25 Dec 1951Score: 8.6/10
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Sam Harris, Robert Osterloh, Jim Doyle, John Rice, Dorothy Neumann
Synopsis: An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult, so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.
Tagline: A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
PG | 2h 29min | 149min | 11 Apr 1968Score: 8.6/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Harry Fielder, Burnell Tucker, Sean Sullivan, Robert Beatty, Frank Miller
Synopsis: "2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
Tagline: Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 3h 01min | 181min | 26 Apr 2019Score: 8.6/10
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Terry Notary
Synopsis: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos's actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face...
Tagline: Avenge the fallen.
R | 2h 17min | 137min | 03 Mar 2017Score: 8.59/10
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Mark Falvo, Cynthia LeBlanc, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Jon Arthur
Synopsis: In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly due to genetically modified plants designed to reduce mutant powers and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is…
Tagline: His time has come
Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 2h 14min | 134min | 16 Feb 2018Score: 8.57/10
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Stan Lee, Andy Serkis, Tahseen Ghauri, Martin Freeman, Sebastian Stan
Synopsis: After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Tagline: Long live the king.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
R | 1h 10min | 70minScore: 8.55/10
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Bela Lugosi, James Dime, Robert Milasch, Paul Hurst, Charles Gemora
Synopsis: After his ship goes down, Edward Parker is rescued at sea. Parker gets into a fight with Captain Davies of the Apia and the Captain tosses him overboard while making a delivery to the tiny tropical island of Dr. Moreau. Parker discovers that Moreau has good reason to be so secretive on his lonely island. The doctor is a whip-cracking task master to a growing population of his own gruesome human/animal experiments. He does have one prize result, Lota the beautiful panther woman. Parker's fortunes for escape look up after his fiancée Ruth finds him with the help of fearless…
Tagline: TERROR! Stalked the Brush-Choked Island...Where Men Who Were Animals Sought the Girl Who Was All-Human!
R | 2h 06min | 126min | 11 Jul 2014Score: 8.55/10
Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Starring: John Hurt, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Robert Russell
Synopsis: Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.
Tagline: AD 2031: the passengers in the train are the only survivors on Earth.
R | 1h 56min | 116min | 22 Jun 1979Score: 8.54/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are…
Tagline: In space no one can hear you scream.
Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 2h 07min | 127min | 08 May 2009Score: 8.53/10
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Chris Hemsworth, Deep Roy
Synopsis: On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov…
Tagline: The future begins.
R | 2h 49min | 169min | 07 Nov 2014Score: 8.51/10
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Joseph Oliveira, Jeff Moffitt, Michael Caine, Josh Stewart, Wes Bentley
Synopsis: Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.
Tagline: Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.
Ex Machina (2014)
R | 1h 48min | 108min | 24 Apr 2015Score: 8.5/10
Director: Alex Garland
Starring: Corey Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Deborah Rosan, Chelsea Li
Synopsis: Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Tagline: To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods
The Matrix (1999)
R | 2h 16min | 136min | 31 Mar 1999Score: 8.5/10
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Rana Morrison, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Synopsis: Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds…
Tagline: Free your mind
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
R | 1h 38min | 98min | 03 Jan 1932Score: 8.5/10
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Starring: Sam Harris, Eric Wilton, Pat Harmon, Boyd Irwin, Tempe Pigott
Synopsis: Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late...
Tagline: Put yourself in her place! The dreaded night when her lover became a madman!
R | 1h 36min | 96min | 31 Jan 1998Score: 8.5/10
Director: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Yûrei Yanagi, Yutaka Matsushige, Kiriko Shimizu, Kazuhiro Yokoyama
Synopsis: Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart failure' with an unnaturally horrified expression on her face, Reiko investigates. She finds out that some of Tomoko's friends, who had been on a holiday with Tomoko the week before, had died on exactly the same night at the exact same time in the exact same way. Reiko goes to the cabin where the teens had stayed and finds an 'unlabeled' video tape. Reiko watched the tape to discover to her horror it is in fact the 'cursed videotape'. Ex-Husband…
Tagline: Will scare the hell out of you!
Children of Men (2006)
R | 1h 49min | 109min | 05 Jan 2007Score: 8.5/10
Directors: Alfonso Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Philip Harvey, João Costa Menezes, João Costa Menezes
Synopsis: The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth.
Tagline: No children. No future. No hope.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
R | 1h 52min | 112min | 03 Apr 1968Score: 8.48/10
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Felix Silla, Roddy McDowall, Jerry Maren, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison
Synopsis: Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.
Tagline: Somewhere in the universe there must be something better than man. In a matter of time, an astronaut will wing through the centuries and find the answer. He may find the most terrifying one of all on the planet where apes are the rulers and man the beast.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 1h 57min | 117min | 11 Mar 1984Score: 8.47/10
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Frank Welker, Patrick Stewart, Peter Cullen, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Sarandon
Synopsis: An animated fantasy-adventure. Set 1,000 years from now, the earth is ravaged by pollution and war. In the Valley of the Wind lives Nausicaa, princess of her people. Their land borders on a toxic jungle, filled with dangerous over-sized insects. Meanwhile two nearby nations are bitterly engaged in a war and the Valley of the Wind is stuck in the middle...
Tagline: Miyazaki's epic masterpiece (2005 Disney release)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 2h 10min | 130min | 11 Jul 2014Score: 8.46/10
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Diezel Ramos, Luke Burnyeat, Michael Papajohn, Cynthia LeBlanc, Andy Serkis
Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
Tagline: One last chance for peace.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 27min | 147min | 06 May 2016Score: 8.44/10
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Stan Lee, Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Chris Evans
Synopsis: With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero's actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man)…
Tagline: Divided We Fall
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
R | 1h 21min | 81min | 17 May 1957Score: 8.4/10
Director: Jack Arnold
Starring: William Schallert, Billy Curtis, Regis Parton, Charles Perry, Chet Brandenburg
Synopsis: Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches…
Tagline: Almost beyond the imagination . . . A strange adventure into the unknown ! [UK Theatrical]
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 2h 16min | 136min | 02 Feb 1972Score: 8.4/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Roy Beck, Pat Roach, Adolf Hitler, Gaye Brown
Synopsis: Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.
Tagline: Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ?
A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 1h 30min | 90min | 06 Apr 2018Score: 8.4/10
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Doris McCarthy, Rhoda Pell, Leon Russom, John Krasinski
Synopsis: Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.
Tagline: If they hear you, they hunt you.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 1h 34min | 94min | 19 Dec 1986Score: 8.37/10
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Kerry Shale, Bill Murray, Tina Simmons, Michael Shannon, Bob Sessions
Synopsis: Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or…
Tagline: Don't feed the plants.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 21 May 1982Score: 8.37/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Bruce Spence, Mel Gibson, Max Fairchild, Tyler Coppin, Vernon Wells
Synopsis: A former Australian policeman now living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback as a warrior agrees to help a community of survivors living in a gasoline refinery to defend them and their gasoline supplies from evil barbarian warriors.
Tagline: Ruthless... Savage... Spectacular
R | 1h 53min | 113min | 28 Sep 2012Score: 8.37/10
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Elton LeBlanc, David Jensen, Cynthia LeBlanc, Bruce Willis, Jeff Moffitt
Synopsis: Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas.
Tagline: Hunted by your future. Haunted by your past.
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