Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father.
Britannia Hospital (1982) Lindsay Anderson, Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It’s the day when Her Royal Highness is to visit the hospital to inaugurate a new wing, where advanced (and sinister) scientific experiments led by Prof. Millar will take place.
Hombre mirando al sudeste / Man Facing Southeast (1986) Eliseo Subiela, Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Drama, Sci-Fi
A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is himself unhappy, and affected by the patient’s insight. But he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure.
Probudím se vcera / I Wake Up Yesterday (2012) Milos Smídmajer, Jirí Mádl, Filip Blazek, Eva Josefíková, Comedy, Sci-Fi
This quirky student comedy tells the story of Petr Kovár (Filip Blazek), who gets the chance to return to the past for a while and he meets the love of his life, his classmate Eliska, again in June 1989. There is one hook: physically he is seventeen again (played by Jirí Mádl), but his mind remains that of a modern “forty-something”.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Fred F. Sears, Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Action, Sci-Fi
While driving through the desert with his wife Carol Marvin to a military base to send the eleventh rocket into Earth orbit to assist the exploration of outer space in Operation Sky Hook, Dr. Russell A. Marvin and Carol see a flying saucer and accidentally records a message on their tape recorder.
City Limits (1984) Aaron Lipstadt, John Stockwell, Darrell Larson, Rae Dawn Chong, Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
Years after a mysterious plague has wiped out most of the adult population, the surviving children have grown up to form violent motorcycle gangs. Young Lee, tired of life on the farm, goes out in search of adventure and soon winds up in the middle of a war between a pair of rival gangs.
Nurse Diary Beast Afternoon (1982) Naosuke Kurosawa, Maiko Kazama, Jun Miho, Miki Yamaji, Hideo Shiroyama, Crime, Sci-Fi, Erotic
Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein / Hard to Be a God (1989) Peter Fleischmann, Edward Zentara, Aleksandr Filippenko, Hugues Quester, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar.