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Mar 10, 2010, 11:13 PM
 
Looking for some movies to add to the Netflix queue

Post up your top 3/4 Sci-Fi movies of the past 10 years or any suggestions.

1. Children of Men
2. Moon
3. Primer
4. District 9
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 12:37 AM
 
Pitch Black <-- Very B-movie-ish but I liked it.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
WALL-E
2046 <-- Just for the confusion factor?
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Mar 11, 2010, 12:47 AM
 
The one that comes to mind that really stuck with me after I watched it is "The Prestige."

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Mar 11, 2010, 01:16 AM
 
We just watched Ink tonight, loved it. Not strictly sci-fi, but close enough. I rarely see a film that pulls me in and stays with me like this. Not the best acting at moments, but excellent nonetheless. Be sure to watch the behind the scenes extra.

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Mar 11, 2010, 01:40 AM
 
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Donnie Darko
A Scanner Darkly
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 01:47 AM
 
P.S. District 9 and Children of Men are amongst my favourite movies in the last 10 years too. Moon - not so much. Haven't seen Primer.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 03:48 PM
 
Children of Men
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:03 PM
 
I was poking through my SF movie lists, and only came up with The Island for good SF from the Oughts. Did anyone else notice we had a long dry spell for good SF movies?
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
I was poking through my SF movie lists, and only came up with The Island for good SF from the Oughts. Did anyone else notice we had a long dry spell for good SF movies?
The Island is a great one, probably one of my all-time favorites.

It's not a movie (well, there is one though), but I really dig the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. It's a bit kiddie at times, but there have been some very dark classic sci-fi/mystery episodes that I've enjoyed quite a lot.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:08 PM
 
The Island? Isn't that a Michael Bay movie?
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:10 PM
 
Yes, with a surprising lack of explosions and Megan Fox.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:12 PM
 
Missed a good one - the Serenity movie. But you'll have to watch the Firefly TV series first. I don't know if Netflix rents out TV discs.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:15 PM
 
They have it on instant queue or for order.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:18 PM
 
Are we talking strictly Sci-fi? Because if we're including the surrounding genres I'd have to add Let the Right One In. Best vampire movie ever, imo.

For Sci-Fi only I'd have to add Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Serenity, and the new Trek. I'm also fond of Iron Man and V For Vendetta.
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Mar 11, 2010, 04:52 PM
 
Galaxy Quest (OK, it's 11 years, but it's still a damn good movie. )

Seconded for Serenity and Firefly, as well as Pitch Black.
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Mar 11, 2010, 05:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
For Sci-Fi only I'd have to add Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Serenity, and the new Trek. I'm also fond of Iron Man and V For Vendetta.
I don't really think of superhero films as sci-fi. A genre of its own, really.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 06:34 PM
 
Only going to mention films that I didn't see already:
Primer
Sunshine

If we can stretch it to the past 13 years, I'd pick up Cube too.
     
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Mar 11, 2010, 06:55 PM
 
1. Avatar
2. Children of Men
3. Moon
4. Star Trek
5. Serenity
6. Minority Report
7. Pitch Black
8. Sunshine
9. Sleep Dealer
10. Chrysalis

Honorable Mention: District 9

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Mar 11, 2010, 10:01 PM
 
Wow. Look at OAW dropping Chrysalis. Surprisingly good flick.

Anyone mentioned Timecrimes yet? A bit silly but enjoyable. It's got the boobie bonus as well.

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Mar 11, 2010, 10:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Donnie Darko
A Scanner Darkly
Was there ever a plan to make a sequel for A Scanner Darkly?
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Mar 11, 2010, 10:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Missed a good one - the Serenity movie. But you'll have to watch the Firefly TV series first. I don't know if Netflix rents out TV discs.
I think they did a really good job making Serenity so you didn't "need" to see any of Firefly. But having seen any/all of Firefly makes Serenity that much better.

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Mar 11, 2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Mar 11, 2010, 10:35 PM
 
if we add some more sci-fi comic book both batman movies fall in my top 5.
Serenity would also come in the top 5


Sunshine, Minority Report, and The Island would come in my top 10
     
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Mar 12, 2010, 07:44 AM
 
probably older then 10 years; but Dark City is a good flick.
     
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Mar 12, 2010, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by pooka View Post
Wow. Look at OAW dropping Chrysalis. Surprisingly good flick.
I copped that on a humbug from Netflix one day. Think it was a recommendation that the site gave me and when I looked at the synopsis it seemed fairly interesting. Turned out to be a really good movie IMO.

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Mar 12, 2010, 11:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
probably older then 10 years; but Dark City is a good flick.
1998. So close.

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Mar 12, 2010, 08:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
I don't really think of superhero films as sci-fi. A genre of its own, really.
If IMDb calls them Sci-Fi so will I.
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Mar 13, 2010, 03:45 AM
 
I'd rather watch sci fi series. Dollhouse was great, Jeremiah, B5, currently working my way thorugh Smallville
     
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Mar 13, 2010, 07:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Only going to mention films that I didn't see already:
Primer
Sunshine

If we can stretch it to the past 13 years, I'd pick up Cube too.
Sunshine.
     
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Mar 13, 2010, 03:27 PM
 
Serenity
District 9
Pitch Black
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

These have already been mentioned, so one more that hasn't...

Southland Tales.

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Mar 14, 2010, 12:00 AM
 
Here are a few that haven't been mentioned yet.

The Fountain (I LOVED this one)
Push (surprisingly entertaining)
The Box (not nearly as good as it could have been but still worth a watch on a night with nothing better to do)
Cloverfield (i like this more then most, I think. A great action romp if you don't mind the shaky cam thingy)
     
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Mar 14, 2010, 10:48 AM
 
Solaris
A.I.
Cypher
Equilibrium
Metropolis
Vanilla Sky
The Butterfly Effect
     
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Mar 14, 2010, 10:52 AM
 
let us not forget...

blade runner; who cares it is older then 10 years. it holds up
     
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I'd rather watch sci fi series. Dollhouse was great, Jeremiah, B5, currently working my way thorugh Smallville
If we're including TV series, Jeckyl.
     
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Mar 14, 2010, 10:44 PM
 
Oh, how could I forget:

Aeon Flux (ok so this wasn't so great, but me loves Charlize Theron)
Ultraviolet (ok so this wasn't so great, but me loves Milla Jovovich)
     
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Mar 15, 2010, 11:32 AM
 
Were there any good sci-fi movies made since 2000? I can't remember any.
     
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Mar 15, 2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Ultraviolet (ok so this wasn't so great, but me loves Milla Jovovich)
I love Milla Jovovich as well, but this is the only movie I walked out of in my entire life; and I've seen some pretty rotten movies. I can watch Troll 2 because I can make fun of it; it is one of those "it's so bad it's funny" movies. Ultraviolet is just horrible. Period. There is nothing redeeming about that movie.
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Mar 15, 2010, 02:50 PM
 
Only ONE person has mentioned Avatar, that says a lot.
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Mar 15, 2010, 11:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I love Milla Jovovich as well, but this is the only movie I walked out of in my entire life; and I've seen some pretty rotten movies. I can watch Troll 2 because I can make fun of it; it is one of those "it's so bad it's funny" movies. Ultraviolet is just horrible. Period. There is nothing redeeming about that movie.
No question, this is NOT a good movie, yet I must respectfully disagree. In part due to my love for both Sci-Fi and honest to goodness B movies and partly due to the one redeeming thing this flick has going for it.

     
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Mar 16, 2010, 01:36 AM
 
More than 10 years old but gattaca is still one of my all time favs. Danny Devito of all people produced it. I also really liked the cloony Solaris
     
   
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