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My 100 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies:
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(overlaps within my Playlists can be found, as not all movies are just 1 genre, and i like them well enough to give them multiple mentions)


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Movie: Moon ( 2009 )
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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Movie: Alien ( 1979 )
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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Movie: Aliens ( 1986 )
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
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Movie: The Fly ( 1986 )
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
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Movie: Soylent Green ( 1973 )
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
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Movie: The Running Man ( 1987 )
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
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Movie: RoboCop ( 1987 )
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
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Movie: Total Recall ( 1990 )
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
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Movie: Gattaca ( 1997 )
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
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Movie: The Terminator ( 1984 )
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
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Movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day ( 1991 )
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
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Movie: RoboCop 2 ( 1990 )
Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.
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Movie: 12 Monkeys ( 1996 )
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
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Movie: The Prestige ( 2006 )
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
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Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey ( 1968 )
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
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Movie: 2010: The Year We Make Contact ( 1984 )
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.
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Movie: Blade Runner ( 1982 )
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
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Movie: Blade Runner 2049 ( 2017 )
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
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Movie: Metropolis ( 1927 )
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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Movie: District 9 ( 2009 )
An extraterrestrial race, forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth, suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
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Movie: The Matrix ( 1999 )
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
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Movie: The Fifth Element ( 1997 )
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
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Movie: Logan's Run ( 1976 )
An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.
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Movie: Fahrenheit 451 ( 1966 )
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
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Movie: Serenity ( 2005 )
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.
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Movie: Children of Men ( 2006 )
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
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Movie: The City of Lost Children ( 1995 )
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
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Movie: The Jacket ( 2005 )
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
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Movie: The Machinist ( 2004 )
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.
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Movie: Source Code ( 2011 )
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
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Movie: The Man with Two Brains ( 1983 )
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.
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Movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture ( 1979 )
When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.
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Movie: Star Trek: First Contact ( 1996 )
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
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Movie: Seconds ( 1966 )
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.
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Movie: Silent Running ( 1972 )
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
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Movie: Minority Report ( 2002 )
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
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Movie: Arrival ( 2016 )
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
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Movie: Automata ( 2014 )
Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
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Movie: Edge of Tomorrow ( 2014 )
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
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Movie: Vanilla Sky ( 2001 )
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
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Movie: Ex Machina ( 2015 )
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
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Movie: Beyond the Black Rainbow ( 2010 )
Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.
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Movie: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope ( 1977 )
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
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Movie: Interstellar ( 2014 )
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
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Movie: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ( 2004 )
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
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Movie: The Dead Zone ( 1983 )
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.
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Movie: 1984 ( 1984 )
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
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Movie: Jacob's Ladder ( 1990 )
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
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Movie: Destination Moon ( 1950 )
After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon. Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the United States be the first to put a man on the moon. They build their rocket and successfully leave the Earth's gravitational pull and make the landing as scheduled. Barnes has miscalculated their fuel consumption however and after stripping the ship bare, they are still 100 lbs too heavy meaning that one of them will have to stay behind.
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Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
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Movie: Europa Report ( 2013 )
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
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Movie: Solaris ( 2002 )
A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
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Movie: Frequency ( 2000 )
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
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Movie: Galaxy Quest ( 1999 )
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
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Movie: Ender's Game ( 2013 )
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.
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Movie: Time After Time ( 1979 )
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.
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Movie: The Butterfly Effect ( 2004 )
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
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Movie: The War of the Worlds ( 1953 )
A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.
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Movie: Colossus: The Forbin Project ( 1970 )
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.
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Movie: Universal Soldier ( 1992 )
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
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Movie: Knowing ( 2009 )
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
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Movie: Journey to the Far Side of the Sun ( 1969 )
The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun.
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Movie: Sunshine ( 2007 )
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
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Movie: Short Circuit ( 1986 )
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
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Movie: Contact ( 1997 )
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
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Movie: The Rocketeer ( 1991 )
A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.
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Movie: Equilibrium ( 2002 )
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
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Movie: Dark City ( 1998 )
A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.
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Movie: The Abyss ( 1989 )
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
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Movie: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ( 1955 )
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
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Movie: Oblivion ( 2013 )
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
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Movie: Predestination ( 2014 )
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
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Movie: First Men in the Moon ( 1964 )
When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
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Movie: A Trip to the Moon ( 1902 )
A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.
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Movie: The Astronaut's Wife ( 1999 )
After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.
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Movie: The Thirteenth Floor ( 1999 )
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
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Movie: The Black Hole ( 1979 )
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.
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Movie: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ( 1961 )
When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.
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Movie: Space Truckers ( 1997 )
A space trucker and his cute fiancee are on their way from a space station to Earth with an unknown cargo. When space pirates hijack them, 5000 disintegrator robots are found in the cargo.
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Movie: Freaked ( 1994 )
A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.
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Movie: Things to Come ( 1936 )
The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.
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Movie: Surrogates ( 2009 )
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
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Movie: I, Robot ( 2004 )
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
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Movie: The Signal ( 2014 )
On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
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Movie: Alien Nation ( 1988 )
In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.
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Movie: The Time Machine ( 2002 )
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
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Movie: Journey Through the Black Sun ( 1976 )
Earth's Moon has been ripped from its orbit by a massive nuclear explosion and cast adrift in unknown space. The more than 300 surviving personnel of Moonbase Alpha find that the drifting Moon on which they are situated has become locked on a collision course with the giant planet Astheria and then is pulled into the center of a black hole in space. The intervention of a higher power saves the Alphans from destruction in both instances.
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Movie: Repo Men ( 2010 )
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
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Movie: Passengers ( 2016 )
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
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Movie: Cocoon ( 1985 )
When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.
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Movie: Parallels ( 2015 )
A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.
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Movie: First Spaceship on Venus ( 1960 )
When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.
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Movie: The Final Countdown ( 1980 )
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Movie: Sleep Dealer ( 2008 )
The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.
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Movie: Extracted ( 2013 )
A scientist who has invented a technology to construct virtual realities from people's memories finds himself in a perilous situation, after he reluctantly allows it to be used for a purpose he never imagined.
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Movie: Starship Troopers ( 1997 )
Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.
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Movie: The Martian ( 2015 )
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
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Movie: THX 1138 ( 1971 )
In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
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Movie: Sphere ( 1998 )
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
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Movie: eXistenZ ( 1999 )
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
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