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Sci Fi movie recommendations

  • 13-04-2016 6:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 634 ✭✭✭ ceekay74


    I watched the new Star Wars films and The Martian recently, really enjoyed them. My sci-fi appetite has been re-aroused.

    Any suggestions?

    I've probably watched all the usual ones already, Star Trek, Star Wars, Terminators, etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,752 Lights On


    Edge of Tomorrow
    Moon
    Interstellar
    District 9
    Minority Report
    Children of Men

    Those are some of the more recent-ish ones that I've really enjoyed.

    Edit: Childen of Men might not fall under sci fi on second thinking! But it's in or around it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 832 ✭✭✭ HamsterFace


    I'm not really into sci-fi but Moon is a great film.

    And I know the real fans don't agree at all but I liked Prometheus. Wasn't great but it map pretty good.

    Plus the Last Star Fighter was great 20 years ago!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,978 ✭✭✭ johnny_adidas


    Event Horizon and Sunshine would be two of my favourites


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭ Glen_Quagmire


    The butterfly effect
    Donnie Darko
    Star Trek (new movies)
    Gravity
    Interstellar


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,170 ✭✭✭✭ Captain Chaos


    I recommend checking out The Expanse, it's a show for the Syfy channel. Season 1 is out now with season 2 in production for release in early 2017.

    Space Above and Beyond is an old show that used to be on Sky One in the '90s, oldie but goodie I think.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ charlie_says


    Ex Machina is excellent.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Can't go much wrong with the original Starship Troopers


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,678 ✭✭✭ bur


    Lights On wrote: »
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Moon
    Interstellar
    District 9
    Minority Report
    Children of Men

    Those are some of the more recent-ish ones that I've really enjoyed.

    Edit: Childen of Men might not fall under sci fi on second thinking! But it's in or around it


    Stole all my recommendations.

    Robot & Frank is a personal favourite. Heist film involving an old man going senile and his new Robot carer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ j.s. pill II


    9 posts in and no mention of Alien(s)!?

    Some more essential viewing:

    - 2001: A space odyssey

    - A Clockwork Orange

    - Robocop (first one only)

    - Total Recall (original only...please please please do not watch the remake)

    - Predator (baring the AvPs I think they're all pretty decent in their own way)


    One honorable mention is Gattaca - thought it was terrible when it first came out but changed my mind completely when I watched it again recently


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭ jacksie66


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 713 Edward Hopper


    Dredd is very good, gets Judge Dredd pretty spot on compared to Sylvster Stallones attempt at it.

    Monsters is something different worth a watch, low budget effort that gave Gareth Edwards his big break.

    Blade Runner (though don't watch the version Netflix has) is a classic.

    Finally if you've missed it the eight thousand times E4/Channel 4 showed it I-Robot is a good fun film, product placement a plenty.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,951 ✭✭✭ frostyjacks


    Silent Running is a classic from the seventies. Mark Kermode regards it as the best sci-fi film of all time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,132 ✭✭✭ shrapnel222


    Others not mentioned yet:

    Brazil
    Time bandits
    Solaris
    Dune


  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    A few older ones worth a watch:

    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Forbidden Planet
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    When Worlds Collide
    Silent Running
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind


  • Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭ Catcher7791


    Some of these recommendations have just shown in the IFI's sci-fi season, and there's a few more of them coming up:

    http://www.ifi.ie/futures-past


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭ charlie_says


    Under the Skin is also a personal favorite of mine.

    If you don't mind anime then Ghost in the Shell (the first one only) is great sci-fi also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 917 ✭✭✭ Icaras


    Blade runner - amazing movie


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,875 ✭✭✭ Conall Cernach


    Europa Report is a more recent one. It's fairly low budget (less than 10million) but I found it enjoyable. It's about a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, that goes wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,278 ✭✭✭ mordeith


    Dante 01 (it's French but well worth watching with sub titles)
    Matrix
    Moon
    Aliens
    Event Horizon
    AI
    Minority Report


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Europa Report is a more recent one. It's fairly low budget (less than 10million) but I found it enjoyable. It's about a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, that goes wrong.

    Good suggestion, that was an excellent under the radar movie.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,553 ✭✭✭✭ Dempsey


    One honorable mention is Gattaca - thought it was terrible when it first came out but changed my mind completely when I watched it again recently

    I wasnt impressed by the first viewing either but its a very good film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭ Temptamperu


    Timecrimes (2007)
    Primer (2004)


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ j.s. pill II


    Under the Skin is also a personal favorite of mine.

    I'm ashamed to say, I really needed the subtitles for this one...


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ j.s. pill II


    While were in Planet of the Apes/Charleton Heston terriroty, Soylent Green is well worth a watch. Surprisingly touching in parts.

    Also worth noting - Dawn of planet of the apes is a steaming crock of sh!te. Who would have though a film featuring chimps with machine guns could be so unengaging.


  • Registered Users Posts: 733 ✭✭✭ Cantstandsya


    It's not been mentioned and it might only barely qualify as science fiction but Inception is one of my favourite films of all time...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,676 ✭✭✭ Skatedude


    The machine, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone think lower budget version of ex machina.

    And has anyone mentioned inner space yet?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger



    Plus the Last Star Fighter was great 20 years ago!
    32 years ago


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger


    Timecrimes (2007)
    Primer (2004)

    you seen Synchronicity?

    Synchronicity


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,589 ✭✭✭✭ degrassinoel


    Others not mentioned yet:

    Brazil
    Time bandits
    Solaris
    Dune

    +1 for Dune, classic!

    here's some more :) probably to everyone's taste but yeah, sci-fi

    The Thing (John Carpenter's one, not the re-remake)
    Robocop (original and best)
    Back to the future
    Predator (get to da choppa)
    Total Recall (get to da reacta - the original, not the colon farrell one)
    Escape from New York
    Any of the original Planet of the Apes films
    invasion of the bodysnatchers - the one with Donald Sutherland & Leonard Nimoy
    Bladerunner
    Timescape (Jeff Daniels - early 90's)
    Dark City (inspired The Matrix apparently)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Skatedude wrote: »
    The machine, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone think lower budget version of ex machina.

    And has anyone mentioned inner space yet?

    Yes, also really enjoyed The Machine, a sort of Terminator meets Universal Soldier type of flick.

    Speaking of, Universal Soldier: Rengeration and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckonging are also a good watch from recent memory - forget the raft of crap sequels that followed the original movie, these one are actually quite good.

    The Robocop reboot was also good, about as good as re-boots get the past few years.

    The 2012 version of The Thing gets a pass because it's actually a prequel rather than a remake.

    The Guest is also a great film that pays homage to a variety of genres - not at all what you'd expect from the blurb/cover.


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