Rodent's 1950-Present Sci-Fi and Futuristic-Fantasy Movies

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THAT black/white flying saucer movie scared the heck out of me, as a kid,as it showed how ALIEN the guys in the heavy-space suits were,and all the "inhuman" behavior.--which later as an adult,I realized was very HUMAN BEHAVIOR--how we would have acted, going to another planet,& tried to take over their planet.(shmirk).PLUS, the giant octopus wrapped around the huge bridge was a big favorite.JULES VERNES I first read, then watched, they translated so well to movie form.(Did anyone else ever read Edger Rice Burroughs"Tarzan novels," as a kid or teen?)Incidentally, BOTH BLOB movies are good!
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I was not a great Star Wars fan,till I realized later,I could just take it as a "strictly fun" or "video-game movie," rather than accepting the plot.I thought the writing-side was weak.I enjoyed it as a lark.



Just bumping this thread so I don't forget to scour 2016's entries.


1950
The Flying Saucer
1951
The Day The Earth Stood Still
1952
Untamed Women
1953
Invaders From Mars
1954
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
1955
The Quatermass Xperiment
1956
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
1957
Invasion Of The Saucer-Men
1958
The Blob
1959
Journey To The Center Of The Earth

1960
The Lost World
1961
Mysterious Island
1962
La Jetée
1963
The Nutty Professor
1964
First Men In The Moon
1965
Planet Of The Vampires
1966
Fantastic Voyage
1967
Jules Verne’s Rocket To The Moon
1968
Planet Of The Apes
1969
Doppelgänger
(Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun)

1970
Scream And Scream Again
1971
The Andromeda Strain
1972
Solaris
1973
Westworld
1974
Dark Star
1975
The Stepford Wives
1976
Logan’s Run
1977
Star Wars
1978
Superman: The Movie
1979
Alien

1980
The Empire Strikes Back
1981
Scanners
1982
Blade Runner
1983
Return Of The Jedi
1984
The Terminator
1985
Back To The Future
1986
Aliens
1987
RoboCop
1988
Alien Nation
1989
The Abyss

1990
Total Recall
1991
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1992
Freejack
1993
Jurassic Park
1994
Death Machine
1995
Species
1996
Independence Day
1997
Event Horizon
1998
Deep Rising
1999
Galaxy Quest

2000
Pitch Black
2001
Evolution
2002
Signs
2003
Dreamcatcher
2004
Godsend
2005
Doom
2006
Children Of Men
2007
The Mist
2008
Cloverfield
2009
Moon



2010
Monsters

2011
Super 8
2012
Dredd
2013
World War Z
2014
Guardians Of The Galaxy
2015
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens



2016
???
In the running so far:
Batman V Superman, Deadpool, Independence Day: Resurgence, 10 Cloverfield Land, TMNT: Out Of The Shadows (borderline sci-fi)...
2016 has been a bit slow in the sci-fi, space and futuristic-fantasy stakes.


Any ideas and suggestions for me to look at would be appreciated
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Bumping this to remind me... I got it to 10 possibilities now... result for 2016 Sci-Fi And Futuristic-Fantasy will be done after New Year once I get a chance to actually see Rogue One. Cinema is packed right now, no way am I fighting through all the plebs to get a seat.


10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Deadpool
Independence Day: Resurgence
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
TMNT: Out Of The Shadows (borderline sci-fi)
X-Men Apocalypse



Well, got the one sorted for 2016...


Choices were between 10 Cloverfield Lane, Arrival, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Deadpool, Independence Day: Resurgence, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,Suicide Squad TMNT: Out Of The Shadows (borderline sci-fi), X-Men Apocalypse

2016

Star Trek Beyond


This marks the first Trek movie to make my list.
Beyond is surprisingly better than expected, and the standalone story makes it, well, stand out.



1950
The Flying Saucer
1951
The Day The Earth Stood Still
1952
Untamed Women
1953
Invaders From Mars
1954
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
1955
The Quatermass Xperiment
1956
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
1957
Invasion Of The Saucer-Men
1958
The Blob
1959
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
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1960
The Lost World
1961
Mysterious Island
1962
La Jetée
1963
The Nutty Professor
1964
First Men In The Moon
1965
Planet Of The Vampires
1966
Fantastic Voyage
1967
Jules Verne’s Rocket To The Moon
1968
Planet Of The Apes
1969
Doppelgänger
(Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun)
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1970
Scream And Scream Again
1971
The Andromeda Strain
1972
Solaris
1973
Westworld
1974
Dark Star
1975
The Stepford Wives
1976
Logan’s Run
1977
Star Wars
1978
Superman: The Movie
1979
Alien
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1980
The Empire Strikes Back
1981
Scanners
1982
Blade Runner
1983
Return Of The Jedi
1984
The Terminator
1985
Back To The Future
1986
Aliens
1987
RoboCop
1988
Alien Nation
1989
The Abyss
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1990
Total Recall
1991
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1992
Freejack
1993
Jurassic Park
1994
Death Machine
1995
Species
1996
Independence Day
1997
Event Horizon
1998
Deep Rising
1999
Galaxy Quest
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2000
Pitch Black
2001
Evolution
2002
Signs
2003
Dreamcatcher
2004
Godsend
2005
Doom
2006
Children Of Men
2007
The Mist
2008
Cloverfield
2009
Moon
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2010
Monsters
2011
Super 8
2012
Dredd
2013
World War Z
2014
Guardians Of The Galaxy
2015
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
2016
Star Trek Beyond



2017 Shortlist


Alien Covenant
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
Justice League
Kong: Skull Island
Life
Logan
Power Rangers
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Wonder Woman



Shortlist for 2017:
Alien Covenant
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
Justice League
Kong: Skull Island
Life
Logan
Power Rangers
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Wonder Woman
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2017
War For The Planet Of The Apes





Marks the only entry for the new Apes movies to make the list.
Solid third movie to the first two, and rounds up Caesar's journey nicely too.



Avengers: Infinity War
Annihilation
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Black Panther
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The Predator
Pacific Rim Uprising
Deadpool 2
The Meg




Now, most of these aren't out yet... but, making a start on a shortlist for December... any suggestions for me to have a go at would be gratefully accepted.



Awesome, will have a gander at them.
Been wanting to see A Quiet Place for ages, and waiting for the DVD.
Problem is, I've avoided all media on the movie until I can see it so I don't spoil it for myself so not sure exactly if it's sci-fi or not.


I'll get the DVD soon and give it a pop, just don't spoil it for me between then and now



@mark f any ideas on any under-the-radar sci-fi and futuristic fantasy movies me to keep any eye open for?



Got the shortlist for 2018:


Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Deadpool 2
A Quiet Place



This Year's Winner:


2018
A Quiet Place


Nope, not Infinity War as some, even me, would have thought it would be.


An affective, effective horror... packed with tension, a few hints of homage to other horror movies... and some fantastic acting.
Especially from Millicent Simmonds, a ground-breaking actress I've even got shortlisted on my nominations for MoFo's Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Category (shameless plug there @TheUsualSuspect).


This film is not worthy of just a look... it's worthy of actually buying on home-release as part of your collection, and easily earns its quiet place on the shelf (ahem, sorry, couldn't help the pun).


2018's Sci-Fi and Futuristic-Fantasy Movie is: A Quiet Place.



That was one I looked over in 2017 when I was shortlisting and never really considered.
It's a decent movie, lots of tension and pretty well photographed, but never made the shortlist.



Got the shortlist for 2018:


Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Deadpool 2
A Quiet Place
ready player one was ok, not great



Bump the thread!


Shortlisted:
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Avengers: Endgame
Terminator: Dark Fate
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Alita: Battle Angel
Shazam!
Gemini Man



Rodent's Best Sci-Fi, Space and Futuristic Fantasy Movie 2019





Glass


Ok, borderline with the sci-fi thing, but, it definitely is sci-fi given it's about superheroes and super powers and stuff.


Combining solid storytelling with both the psychological-thriller and atmosphere of the first 2 movies in the series.
Loved the actual psychology stuff going on as well in terms of the story revolving around a psychologist studying the characters etc.


Not as strong as the first movie, but it's better than the (still) brilliant 2nd movie, doesn't rely too heavily on the audience having to have seen the other movies to understand it... and it's rare for the 3rd-in-a-trilogy to do all those things.


Well worth a pop.



I seem to like Far from Home a lot more than most, so cool to see I think you liked it too



I think it suffers from the studio in-fighting and the fact it had the unenviable task of being the follow-up to Endgame.
But yeah, I thought it was solid tbh. Not the best MCU movie, but still solid and fun.