Metropolis: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Metropolis is the second of the silent films on this list and considered the first great science fiction film. I will go further than that - it is one of the greatest films of all time. Period. This is not hyperbole; this film is brilliant. It is beautiful and nightmarish and at times hallucinogenic. The [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

So what is there left to say about 2001: A Space Odyssey that has not been said already? There have been books and documentaries, scholarly papers and entire websites devoted to deconstructing and analyzing this film’s themes and symbolism and importance to cinema. It is constantly considered one of, if not the, greatest science fiction [...]

Phase IV: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

As with many films on this list I first discovered this movie watching TV late at night. I suppose it will become a running theme in this segment, insomnia and UHF leading to some pretty strange post-midnight viewings. And perhaps it is the delirium of half-sleep that makes a film about intelligent ants in the [...]

The Black Hole: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

In keeping with the Disney theme this week we have for your approval The Black Hole. I’ll say right off the bat that this is not exactly a classic. There are plot holes and stiff dialogue and the science definitely leans more towards fiction than fact. And there are some questionable robot designs. Despite that [...]

Le voyage dans la lune: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Le voyage dans la lune or A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 silent movie by Georges Méliès. It is considered the first science fiction film. It is also the first of several silent films on this list. Silent films can be problematic when I recommend them to people. The narrative structure, the acting [...]

Blade Runner: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the second of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week the dark, alternate future that has you question what and who is really human, Blade Runner. The first thing you need to figure out when talking about Blade Runner is just what film it is that you are watching. As [...]

Forbidden Planet: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the first of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week we start with an undeniable classic and a film that set the standard for what science fiction films would become for decades, the influential and beautiful Forbidden Planet. Forbidden Planet, made in 1956, is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The [...]

99 Science Fiction Films You Must See: The Complete List

I love science fiction. That's not exactly a revelatory statement. A simple perusal of this site and you could pick that up pretty quickly. And science fiction movies are a particular favorite of mine. So I decided to do a feature on this site about the 10 best sci-fi movies of the 20th century. That [...]