sci-fi movies worth your while

Alan’s favorites list

- Humans (2016-present)

One of my favorites. It’s especially interesting as it relates to developmental psychology of kids and their relationships to technology.

- Chappie

Explores issues related to artificial intelligence, consciousness transplants, and questioning what consciousness is. 

To Review

(a friend gave me this list. I’ve actually watched a bunch of them already. I’ll start transferring them over to the other lists asap) 

X Advantageous (2015)

X I Origins (2014)

X The Congress (2014) - like Solaris it’s also based on a Stanislaw Lem book.

X Predestination (2014)

X The Giver (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Transcendence (2014)

Enemy (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

Antiviral (2012)

Cosmopolis (2012)

In Time (2011) - yes, really, it’s a great story even though it has Timberlake in it.

X Moon (2009)

The Island (2005)

Code 46 (2003)

Equilibrium (2002)

Existenz (1999)

Lathe of Heaven (the 1980 PBS version, the 2002 version changes the story too much avoid it)

Solaris, both versions to compare (1972 and 2002).

X THX-1138, the original 1977 version, then watch the 2004 director’s cut if you want, but it’s not needed.

Phase IV (1974)

Also 'Contact' I watched with him

X = watched it, need to review or rewatch

Alan’s overrated list

- Star Wars

It’s like cowboys and Indians in space

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