Sci-Fi

The War of the Worlds (1953) Byron Haskin, Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Sci-fi, Action

The War of the Worlds (1953)
Earth is under attack in the chilling Cold War classic “The War of the Worlds” (1953). In one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, invaders from another world target a small California town with autonomous probes and laser disintegration rays. A terrifying vision of an America under siege based on the novel by H.G. Wells starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne and featuring Academy Award-winning special effects.

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Attack the Block (2011) Joe Cornish, John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Attack the Block (2011)
Joe Cornish writes and directs this British sci-fi comedy action adventure starring Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost. While being robbed by a gang of thugs outside the South London tower block where she lives, trainee nurse Sam (Whittaker)’s hooded attackers suddenly break off their assault when a meteorite hits a nearby carpark. As Sam flees the scene, the gang members fend off an attack from a small alien being that has emerged from the crash-site, killing it in the process, and carrying off their prize to their rooftop lair. But now, as Sam and the police search for the gang, a new wave of meteorites fall. With the gang emboldened by their latest victory, they prepare to face their new-found enemy, only to be confronted with an army of much larger, savagely vicious alien monsters, hellbent on finding their comrade.

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Cyborg (1989) Albert Pyun, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cyborg (1989)
Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by “Pirates” a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson’s family.

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The Time Machine (1960) George Pal, Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

The Time Machine (1960)
On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells – George to his friends – arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine’s purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia.

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Starship Troopers (1997) Paul Verhoeven, Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Action, Sci-Fi

Starship Troopers (1997)
From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoeven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein’s classic sci-fi adventure about the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.

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Fantastic Planet / La planète sauvage (1973) René Laloux, Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Fantastic Planet (1973)
Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Ter, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a device used for intellectual advancement of the Draags, Ter finds refuge and support from fellow Om’s and using the learning tool, he finds that knowledge is power and then sets to use the new found knowledge to revolt against the Draag masters…

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Alien Nation (1988) Graham Baker, James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Alien Nation (1988)
A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine but are victims of a new type of discrimination. When the first Newcomer police officer, Sam Francisco is assigned his new partner, he is given Matthew Sykes , a mildly racist veteran, the animosity between them soon gives way to respect as they investigate the Newcomer underworld, and especially Newcomer leader William Harcourt.

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The Man with the X Ray Eyes (1963) Roger Corman, Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The Man with the X Ray Eyes (1963)
Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality!

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