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Set in the future aboard the interstellar cargo freighter Nostromo, ALIEN tells the story of how the ship's crew must fight for their lives after a dangerous alien life form enters the ship via one of them. Once free of its first unwilling host, the alien grows quickly and becomes a mortal threat to the rest of them.

Written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

(Horror, Sci-Fi)


Arguably superior to its predecessor ALIEN (1979), ALIENS features sole Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley, awakened a half-century after the events of the first film only to be re-enlisted by "The Company" to return to the deadly planet LV-426, home to a colony of settlers which has fallen ominously silent.

(Action, Horror, Sci-Fi)

Army of Darkness

The third effort in a trilogy of hilarious sci-fi sword-and-sorcery adventure yarns, ARMY OF DARKNESS tells the story of a supermarket employee who is inadvertently transported back to medieval times after fooling around with a magic book.

Directed by Sam Raimi.

(Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror)


Set in the distant future, AVATAR tells the story of a paraplegic ex-Marine, Jake Sully, who finds himself unwillingly thrust into hostilities on the moon of an alien planet inhabited by exotic humanoids. As an Avatar, a human mind implanted in an alien body, he is torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous beings he was sent to destroy but has grown to care deeply about and identify with.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Back to the Future

Enter Marty McFly and Doc Brown, two wacky time travelers who, in their notorious Delorean, travel from the '80s to the '50s to make his parents fall in love again, setting straight the damage their initial wacky BACK TO THE FUTURE time travels caused in the present.

(Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi)

Back to the Future Part III

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III features action, FX, and romance. The romance between Christopher Lloyd and Mary Steenburgen (Time After Time) is the highlight of the movie. An unforgettable scene involves a train pushing the Delorean up to speed, as both head down the tracks toward a gaping canyon.

(Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi)

Blade Runner

BLADE RUNNER takes place in the future, when man has developed a technology to clone human beings. Used as finite colonial servants, these clones, known as replicants, serve human agendas on outer-planet colonies. When several replicants escape, a retired blade runner cop is sent to outer space to capture the rogue replicants before they take over their makers.

Director Ridley Scott's movie is a dark and visionary look at a futuristic Los Angeles.

(Sci-Fi, Thriller)

A Boy and His Dog

In the future, following a global nuclear war, this rather dark-humored, male-oriented film spins the story of a young man and a telepathic dog with a talented nose, who rely on each other for survival in a harsh environment; hunting for food wherever they can get it, and always looking for a female for Albert to have some sexual fun with.

A BOY AND HIS DOG features action, comedy, and a little romance. A young Don Johnson delivers a strong performance. Tim McIntire has fun as the voice of the dog.

Directed by L.Q. Jones.

(Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi)

The Brother From Another Planet

John Sayles wrote and directed this eccentric drama-sci-fi-comedy, which follows the adventures of a mute, good-natured humanoid slave from another planet (Joe Morton) who looks like any other black man on the mean streets of Harlem as he's being chased by otherworldly bounty hunters (played by David Strathairn and director Sayles himself).

Directed by John Sayles.

(Comedy, Sci-Fi)


In the near future of CHAPPIE, urban crime-fighting has been taken over by an oppressive mechanized police force. When the eponymous Chappie, a police droid, is stolen and reprogrammed, he is transformed into the first robot able to think and feel for himself. Powerful and destructive forces begin to see him as a threat, and engage in a steadily-escalating effort to ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp.

(Action, Crime, Sci-Fi)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The three kinds of human-alien encounters (observation, evidence, and direct contact), are wonderfully depicted in the lives of ordinary people in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. Roy Neary, while going out to check a power outage, is left with a sun-burned face, and an obsession with visions given him from a low-flying UFO, all of which destroy his family life.

(Drama, Sci-Fi)


COCOON tells the story of four friendly extraterrestrials, who, traveling incognito as humans, come to Florida, hire a struggling charter boatman to retrieve pods from the ocean floor containing fellow aliens left behind thousands of years ago. The pods are put at the bottom of the backyard pool of the house that the aliens had rented. When seniors from a nearby nursing home break in and use the pool as was their custom, it is like they bathed in the fountain of youth.


Dark City

When he awakens in a strange hotel room, John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) finds he is wanted for a string of murders he has no memory of committing in DARK CITY. Worse, he is menaced by a shadowy group of entities known as The Strangers, who can freeze time and alter physical reality. Gradually Murdoch starts to piece together his past life and unravel the mystery of the murders — all while The Strangers are closing in on him.

Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Connelly are compelling and sympathetic as a married couple with some serious problems. Shots of buildings morphing are terrific, thanks to Visual Effects Director Bruce Hunt. "Dark City" is bold and provocative, a refreshing change from the numerous "Alien" and "Star Wars" ripoffs.

Directed by Alex Proyas.

(Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

A nation of genetically advanced apes led by Caesar is threatened by human survivors of the devastating virus that struck a decade earlier in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. A tenuous peace is reached, but it proves short-lived, as each side is brought to the brink of a war that will ultimately decide who will rule earth.

Directed by Matt Reeves.

(Action, Drama, Sci-Fi)

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Set in the 1950s, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL features an alien and his super robot, Gort, who land on the D.C. Mall to bring a message that the world must aspire to peace, or else face destruction on behalf of a race of super-robot aliens in charge of maintaining the order of the galaxy. Seen as a menace by U.S. government officials, the alien and his robot go in hiding while contemplating giving humans time to change their ways, or else face their extinction once and for all.

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL features action and FX. Michael Rennie is regal as the alien humanoid Klaatu. Patricia Neal brings her classy spin to the required role of a brunette semi-love object. The phrase "Klaatu barada nikto", first used in this movie, has become a favorite among Sci-Fi fans.


Donnie Darko

From the zombie-esque private school, to the largely ignorant old-school parents, to the demonic bunny rabbit, to the possible taboo conception of time travel, DONNIE DARKO follows one boy's journey into self discovery that can only occur with the manipulation of time and a few good doses of prescription pills.

Written and Directed by: Richard Kelly.

(Drama, Sci-Fi)


When scientists develop the technology to enter someone else's dream state, the life of the President of the United States is in danger in DREAMSCAPE.

Dennis Quaid (Innerspace) is good as a cocky, smart, and charming psychic. Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) as a dream researcher and Quaid's love interest, has rarely been this sexy. The film's periodic dream sequences are vivid and memorable, and provide the film's highlights.

Directed by Joseph Ruben.

(Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Edge of Tomorrow

EDGE OF TOMORROW depicts a near future in which alien invaders attack Earth in a wave of assaults too powerful to be defended against by even the best human military forces. In what amounts to a suicide mission, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer with no combat experience, is thrust into this dire conflict and killed within minutes. Now he finds himself inexplicably trapped in a time loop that forces him to live out the same brutal combat, fighting and dying over and over again. But with each battle, Cage grows ever more able to effectively engage his adversaries.

Directed by Doug Liman.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

E.T.: The Extraterrestrial

While aliens are out gathering plant samples in the woods of Earth, they are suddenly surprised by a group of scientists. In making a hasty blast off, they accidentally leave behind one of their own, the young E.T. Finding himself alone on a very strange planet, with the help of a ten-year-old boy, Elliot, "E.T." is taken in and kept safe from the dangers of Earth. As E.T. befriends Elliot's family, the task force works relentlessly to seek out remaining evidence from the historical extra-terrestrial visit. As E.T. and Elliot set about finding a way to get him home, E.T. finds himself unexpectedly sick, and, because of his special connection to Elliot, the young boy finds himself deathly ill as well. As the two struggle to get healthy, the nefarious task force intervenes, complicating Elliot and ET's journey to send E.T. home to his family.

E.T. was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

(Family, Sci-Fi)

Fantastic Voyage

In FANTASTIC VOYAGE, a CIA agent and a group of scientists are shrunk down to microscopic size, then injected into the bloodstream of unconscious, former Iron Curtain scientist, Jan Benes, who has been smuggled out to teach the West how to shrink soldiers for an indefinite period. Having only one hour to do so, this skilled group's mission is to remove a blood clot from Benes' brain, which will kill him, if they fail. Trouble lurks in this effort, however, as there is a traitor in the midst.

Richard Fleischer, who also directed "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", keeps the action moving right along. Scientist Raquel Welch seems to have been born to wear a wet suit. The FX, particularly those inside the human body, are terrific! Donald Pleasance, as a traitor aboard the mini-sub, gives an overly obvious performance.

Directed by Richard Fleischer.

(Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi)

The Fifth Element

THE FIFTH ELEMENT tells the story of a tough New York taxi driver and a female "god" who team up to save the universe.

Luc Besson provides a fast, pleasing to the eyeballs Science Fiction thriller. A blonde Willis convincingly holds together this high concept confection. The beautiful Milla Jovovich's outfits, by designer Gaultier, prove how much can be done with virtually nothing.

Directed by Luc Besson.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Forbidden Planet

Long before he locked up the Frank Drebin franchise, Leslie Nielsen made his mark in rather more heroic form as starship Commander John J. Adams in FORBIDDEN PLANET. When Adams and his crew, flying the United Planets Cruiser C-57D, visit the planet Altair-IV in the Altair star system, he meets the mysterious Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his beautiful daughter Altaira, lone survivors of an earlier expedition. Morbius is the holder of certain dark secrets surrounding a massive "plastic educator" and a long-lost civilization.

Director Fred Wilcox's FORBIDDEN PLANET is a classic hunk of space opera, 1950s style.

(Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi)

Galaxy Quest

This hilarious parody features the star cast of the once-famous sci-fi show GALAXY QUEST coming to terms with the cancellation of their show after seventeen years of airtime. Meanwhile, the crew/cast are making multiple appearances at sci-fi conventions and other PR stunts á la costume and character. Amidst their mid-career crises, a group of extraterrestrials known as the Thermians arrive on Earth in search of the crew. Having taken their show for a form of reality TV, the aliens kidnap the crew, whisking them away to space where they implore the crews help in saving their race from genocide at the hands of one ruthless general Sarris and his goony armada. But are these down-and-out actors up to the task of doing their own stunts this time around?

Director Dean Parisot's comedy sci-fi is an instant classic.

(Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi)


GATTACA paints a picture of a future society driven by eugenics, where children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The story focuses on Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), who was conceived outside the eugenics program and fights an uphill battle against genetic discrimination to live his dream of traveling into space.

Directed by Andrew Niccol.

(Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)


GRAVITY stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a taut thriller set in earth orbit. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, and working under the guidance of veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). On what's supposed to be a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely on their own, tethered only to each other and hurtling out into blackness, stripped of vital communication links to Earth and therefore any chance for rescue.

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón.

(Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Guardians of the Galaxy

An action-packed, epic space adventure, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY hurls us into a universe where brash adventurer Peter Quill is the unwilling object of a bounty hunt after he's absconded with a magical orb coveted by the villainous Ronan, who has ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill makes common cause with an uneasy alliance of misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora, and the revenge-seeking Drax the Destroyer.

Directed by James Gunn.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

The Handmaid's Tale

In the near future envisioned by THE HANDMAID'S TALE, fertile women become the property of the church/state in the Republic of Gilead.

This film could be compared to 1984. Natasha Richardson delivers a powerful performance as a fertile woman, "loaned" to a married couple. Robert Duvall is spooky as an evil man who thinks he's a nice guy. Scenes of Duvall attempting to impregnate Richardson are brutal and unforgettable. Dunaway impresses as Duvall's wife.

Directed by Volker Schlondorff.

(Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi)

The Hidden

THE HIDDEN depicts a murderous alien on the rampage in America, using the bodies of one victim after another as hosts. Lots of action and gore thicken this original "Face-Off"-ish flick.

Directed by: Jack Sholder.

(Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE starts with Katniss Everdeen returning home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means an extended "Victor's Tour" of the districts, which in turn means leaving their family and close friends. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Directed by Francis Lawrence.

(Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

I Am Legend

Adapted from Richard Matheson's influential novelette, I AM LEGEND tells the tale of the last man on Earth as he struggles to survive amidst a horde of infected plague survivors. A brilliant scientist racing to find a cure for the man-made vampiric virus while civilization crumbles around him, Robert Neville (Will Smith) finds himself immune to the deadly and highly contagious superbug. Now the entire population of New York City — if not the world — has been turned into ravenous bloodsuckers who fear the light and exist solely to spread their contagion to any remaining living creatures that cross their path.

Directed by Francis Lawrence.

(Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)


Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (MEMENTO, THE DARK KNIGHT) writes and directs INCEPTION, a boldly original psychological sci-fi action flick about a thief with the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself into the subconsciousness of his targets, he can extract information that even the best computer hackers can't reach. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is therefore a kind of ultimate weapon. But even ultimate weapons have their limitations, and when Cobb loses everything, he must embark on a final mission in desperate quest for redemption.

(Action, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi)

The Incredible Shrinking Man

In THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, the protagonist suffers a genetic mutation after being exposed to a radioactive mist on a boat ride. He begins to shrink in size, causing havoc in his life as he finds himself in a more hostile environment the smaller he becomes. The courage of the human spirit is put to good use as he faces dangerous enemies, including his own house cat, and a hungry spider looking for a meal.

Grant Williams is sympathetic as a man in the grips of a force he has no control over. The Screenplay, by Richard Matheson, is intelligent and involving. The effects are quite good. Williams' battle with a spider in the basement of his house is a classic Sci-Fi scene, and a film highlight.

Directed by Jack Arnold.

(Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY begins on July 2nd, when all international communication systems are bogged down by a strange (extraterrestrial) interference. The military soon learns that several large-scale objects are on a crash-course collision with Earth; further investigation reveals they are not the meteors scientists expected them to be. When attempts to communicate with this "extraterrestrial" life form fail, the White House calls in David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable-technician, to investigate. But on July 3rd, nearly the entirety of New York, Washington, and Los Angeles are destroyed by close hovering alien space craft. Remaining survivors set out to Area 51, a place rumored to host alien spacecraft of their own. Using a surviving space craft model from a former "Earth contact," Levinson sets to work devising a plan to fight back against the aliens alleged threats of human genocide, employing the help of military pilots and wise-cracking sidekick Capt. Steven Hiller along the way to mankind's fight for their independence.

Director Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" is a big, sprawling, FX laden, yet surprisingly character friendly Sci-Fi crowd pleaser.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)


With humankind's time on Earth coming to a close in the face of an unrelenting planet-wide blight, a team of explorers must set out upon the most important mission in our history; traveling beyond the galaxy to see whether we have a future among the stars. INTERSTELLAR offers more of the thrilling, thoughtful, and visually stunning cinematic artistry moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if it doesn't reach quite the same heights of storytelling power as those he scaled in INCEPTION.

(Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi)

The Island

THE ISLAND explores the controversial topic of cloning in a futuristic film where humans are being genetically cloned for specific body parts so as to add to the lifeline of their human sponsor. But what happens after the part is extracted; what then becomes of the clones?

Written by: Caspian Tredwell and Alex Kurtzman.

Directed by: Michael Bay.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Jurassic Park

In JURASSIC PARK, a wealthy entrepreneur, John Hammond, creates a real-live dinosaur theme park and invites a group of prestigious guests — a mathematician, a duo consisting of a paleontologist and paleobotanist, and his two grandchildren — to enjoy his groundbreaking accomplishment. What starts out as a lavish, "spared no expense" tour of Hammond's larger than life Jurassic Park quickly turns deadly, however, when someone from within decides to risk the safety of all those invited. Upon stealing eggs (for the purpose of selling) during a deadly storm, the perpetrator cuts the power lines to the park's safety parameters, leaving the guests to wrestle with Raptors and one mean T-Rex up close and way too personal.

(Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Jurassic Park III

JURASSIC PARK 3 is a riveting, action-packed thriller, taking place on the infamous Isla Sorna, one of the islands featured in the original JURASSIC PARK film. A search party, led reluctantly by a shanghaied Dr. Alan Grant, risks life and limb to find and rescue a teen-aged son of a hardware store owner and his ex-wife. The 14 year old had disappeared while paragliding with his stepfather near the island. Using their wits and knowledge of dinosaurs, Dr. Alan Grant, and the group run a gauntlet of terror, seeing as they are pretty low in the food chain, and a variety of dinosaurs think that human beings would make a tasty snack!

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Jurassic World

Steven Spielberg is back — albeit in the Executive Producer's chair — for this long-anticipated installment of the Jurassic franchise, aptly titled JURASSIC WORLD. Colin Trevorrow directs the genetically-enhanced dino-narrative based on Michael Crichton's characters. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, with the story by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Jurassic World can't match the original for sheer inventiveness and genre-smashing impact, but it works beautifully as an entertaining — and visually engrossing — popcorn thrill machine.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

The Last Starfighter

Teenaged trailer park resident Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), obsessed with the Starfighter video game, is visited by the game's inventor, the extraterrestrial Centauri (Robert Preston), who persuades Alex to use his skills in actual intergalactic combat in THE LAST STARFIGHTER. By the time Alex arrives at the Starfighter base station on Planet Rylos and learns the details of the war he's been drafted into, he pines for the trailer park and returns to it, only to find he's been followed by the evil alien assassin Xur, whom he must fight in order to save not just himself but earth and all of mankind.

THE LAST STARFIGHTER could be compared to STAR WARS. Robert Preston is terrific as the alien talent scout. The computer generated, space battle FX are very good, if not entirely realistic looking, and the highlight of the movie. O'Herlihy (Robocop) brings great zest to his role of a lizard skinned alien buddy of Guest.

Directed by Nick Castle.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Mad Max: Fury Road

Filmmaker George Miller is back with a vengeance in this updated post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth installment in the MAD MAX franchise. With tremendous action sequences and a welcomingly substantial narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road revives this long-dormant series in spectacular fashion.

Directed by George Miller.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

The Man With the X-Ray Eyes

Renowned low-budget filmmaker Roger Corman directs THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES, the nightmarish tale of Dr. James Xavier (Milland), a scientist who develops an experimental form of eyedrops that enhance his vision. Initially he is able to see through people's clothing, but that's just the start of a process that soon goes completely out of control and becomes an ordeal for the ill-fated doctor, who's eventually driven insane by what he sees. Winner of a Best Film award in 1963 at the first-annual International Festival of Science Fiction Films.

This film could be compared to "4 D MAN". Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend) is convincing as the scientist with the unique vision. Comic, Don Rickles, is good in a small role as a carnival employee. A scene, where Milland tests out his new X-ray vision at a party, is a lot of fun. The disturbing ending still packs some punch.

Directed by Roger Corman.

(Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

The Matrix

THE MATRIX is a stylish, action-packed, science fiction adventure with terrific special effects that tells the story of computer programmer Thomas Anderson, whose life changes dramatically from ordinary citizen with an illegal hacking business to a freedom fighter, just a hop, skip and a jump ahead of computer-generated police, after he is contacted by a woman, Trinity. Through Trinity,Thomas Anderson gets involved with a group of rebels, led by Morpheus, who frees him from a fake, artificially created world, called "The Matrix," established by dominating, intelligent machinery, who harvest the energy created by enslaved, unaware humanity. Anderson eventually learns and accepts what he is destined to be.

Written and directed by: Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski.

(Action, Sci-Fi)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

In this chapter of the MAZE RUNNER saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful WCKD organization. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape bristling with obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's hugely superior forces and uncover its shocking plans.

Directed by .

(Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Men in Black

A top-secret government agency, dubbed simply "MiB" (Men in Black), keeps tabs on the space aliens living among us. When "Agent K" finds himself in need of a partner, he sets about prepping brash NYPD official James Edwards, known as "Agent J." Together, the two set about uncovering the most recent in deadly intergalactic terrorist plots, which includes the search for "Orion's Belt" and one truly disgusting battle with the Bug-Man himself. If unstopped, however, the villain will assassinate two competing galaxies' ambassadors, potentially provoking an all-out intergalactic war.

(Comedy, Sci-Fi)

Minority Report

MINORITY REPORT is a futuristic, sci-fi thriller that features the concept of "pre-crime," where criminals are caught and convicted before they can commit their criminal acts. But when a fellow cop of the "Pre-Crime" division is suddenly convicted for murder, he is forced to flee the scene, evading Pre-Crime cops at every turn until he can prove both his innocence, and thus, the fault in the "Pre-Crime" system. Along the way, however, memories of his son's mysterious disappearance, his dissolved marriage, and his recreational drug problems come back to haunt him, complicating his earnest endeavor for justice.

(Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

Mysterious Island

Sequel to 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND tells the exciting tale of Union Civil War prisoners, who find themselves jumping from the frying pan into the fire. After escaping terrible conditions in their P.O.W. Camp in a Confederate hot air balloon, they end up on an uncharted South Pacific Island, in the middle of nowhere, far from civilization. It isn't long before they meet the island's giant plants and beasties, which inspires their human ingenuity to survive the real dangers of being eaten for a snack. Enter, the mysterious Captain Nemo who comes to their aid.

This film could be compared to FOOD OF THE GODS. Herbert Lom brings dignity to the role of Captain Nemo. MYSTERIOUS ISLAND features action and FX. Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion work, including a huge bird, giant crab, and jumbo bees, is terrific. The musical score, by Bernard Herrmann, is great!

Directed by: Cy Endfield.

(Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi)

Pacific Rim

When a multitude of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju emerge from the sea in PACIFIC RIM, a war begins that will take millions of lives and exhaust humanity's resources indefinitely. To oppose the Kaiju, a special kind of weapon is devised: enormous robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are overmatched by the seemingly unstoppable Kaiju. With defeat looming, the forces defending mankind turn to two improbable heroes — a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) — who join forces to drive a storied but obsolete Jaeger from the past.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

The Philadelphia Experiment

THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT is a well-done time-travel adventure with a love story as a subplot! In 1943, in he middle of WW2, the US Army conducts an experiment that would give them an advantage in the naval war, using electro magnetic fields to hopefully make a naval battleship invisible to foes. Unfortunately, the experiment causes an electrical storm which causes havoc for the ship, and disrupts the time space continuum, propelling two sailors into 1984, 40 years in their future.

This film could be compared to STARMAN and THE FINAL COUNTDOWN. THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT features romance, action, and good FX. A highlight of the picture is a scene where Pare undertakes a dangerous trip into a time storm. Bobby Di Cicco (Prince of the City) offers great support as Pare's sailor buddy.

Directed by Stewart Raffill.

(Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi)

Planet of the Apes

Charlton Heston stars in PLANET OF THE APES, a camp classic from the 1960s that spawned a long run of sequels and prequels, but certainly no equals. Perplexed astronaut George Taylor (Heston) crash-lands on a strange alternative earth where the evolutionary slots of men and apes are horrifically reversed, with humans used for entertainment and experimentation by apes. But turnabout is fair play as Taylor escapes and leads his simian jailers on a merry chase that culminates on a beach at the foot of a once-famous landmark that tragically answers one too many of Taylor's questions.

This film could be compared to BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES. Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur) commands the screen as the stranded astronaut. The ape makeup, thanks to Creative Makeup Design guy John Chambers, is quite impressive. The film's "twist" ending is the highlight of the movie and one of the most memorable twist endings ever.

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner.

(Adventure, Sci-Fi)


When the CIA hires Dutch and his platoon of commandos to rescue airmen from the mercy of Central American guerrilla soldiers in PREDATOR, the mission turns precarious as the commandos realize that they are being hunted... but by what? As the commandos do their best to carry out their mission, they must also avoid the fatal run-ins with "the predator."

Director John McTiernan's "Predator," is a rough and tumble action epic.

(Action, Horror, Sci-Fi)


PREDESTINATION tells the story of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) tasked with an elaborate series of time-travel missions designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, he must stop the one criminal who has eluded him up to this point and prevent a devastating attack which, if successful, will take thousands of lives.

Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig.

(Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

The Quiet Earth

The trouble in THE QUIET EARTH starts with a familiar villain, a government research project that causes an apocalypse, evaporating all life on earth, except for three people. They survive because they themselves were at their moment of impending death. A research scientist, Zac Hobson, Joanne, and a brutish man, Api, think that they are the only ones left, until they inevitably find each other in this now dangerous world. Human nature takes over, causing tension and havoc.

This film could be compared to "On the Beach." As the scientist, Bruno Lawrence is sympathetic and believable. Peter Smith brings power and strength to his role as a New Zealand native. The beach and city locations are stunningly photographed. The last image in this movie will stick with you for some time!

Directed by Geoffrey Murphy.

(Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

One act of compassion and arrogance leads to an utterly new kind of war — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The same Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought us Avatar and Lord of the Rings continues to push the envelope, creating a CGI ape and a dramatic performance of stunning emotion and intelligence, and strange battles that capture the destinies of man and primate. Led by Rupert Wyatt's elegant direction, some truly amazing special effects, and a jaw-dropping performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes brings new life into this long-running series.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt.

(Action, Drama, Sci-Fi)

The Road Warrior

THE ROAD WARRIOR follows the adventures of Mad Max, a lone ex-cop wandering through a post-nuclear war, apocalyptic Australia in search for precious petrol. Running into a small, vulnerable and remote oil refinery, the lone Max takes to protecting them from Humangus, Wez, and their nefarious bike gang who terrorize Max and the community in their attempts to secure the petrol's transport across a desert no-man's land.

Director George Miller's THE ROAD WARRIOR (originally titled Mad Max 2), is one of the best Sci-Fi/action adventure films ever made and created a new genre, even though it's a lot like a western.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)


SERENITY is the resurrection of cast and crew that starred in the short lived, albeit much loved, Sci-Fi TV series "Firefly". In this realistic depiction of the future world Whedon conflates the 'way the world was' and 'the way the world is' in a cutting edge tale of the trials and tribulations of the ship Serenity after it harbors their latest refugee, River Tam; a gifted seventeen year-old that has been at the mercy of a top secret government project. While the Serenity crew try to run from the Alliance and their deadly assassin, their escapades are interrupted by the deadly alien Reevers and an even more potentially harmful secret that threatens to undo ever progressive mankind in their quest for dominion over outer space and human perfection.

Written and directed by: Josh Whedon.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)


Struggling with his faith in God after the tragic death of his wife in SIGNS, Episcopalian Minister Graham Hess and his family soon have something to distract them from their grief as they enter a life and death struggle which begins with the discovery of large 500 foot circles in their farm's corn fields.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

(Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Slaughterhouse Five

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE tells the extraordinary tale of a man, emotionally scarred by his experiences in WW2 as a P.O.W., who has become "unstuck in time." This humorous, poignant drama recounts the experiences of Billie Pilgrim, detailing his WW2 prisoner of war experiences in a German slaughterhouse (hence the title) among many other important times in his life, including his kidnapping by aliens from the planet Tralfamador, as he caroms wildly through time without any control over where he's headed next.

Eugene Roche provides great support as a benevolent father figure Pilgrim encounters during World War 2. Valerie Perrine (Superman) fans will definitely get their money's worth. A highlight is a celebration on Tralfamador, in honor of the birth of Sacks and Perrine's child.

Directed by George Roy Hill.

(Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi)


STARGATE is the revolutionary sci-fi film that speculates a fictional, albeit possible theory of the initial origins of mankind. Finding a technology advanced 'transporter', Stargate, the government sets about discovering how to reactivate the 'alien' relic. But when the transporter reopens the gap between planet earth and planet x, present day humans are sent to the planet to discover humanity's worst fear: humans are being transported and manipulated into slavery on a planet in a far off galaxy where we, oppressed and unable to evolve, work under the authority of the notorious Egyptian God, Ra, mining a mineral that enable the proliferation of his race at the expense of ours.

Written by: Dean Delvin and Roland Emmerich. Directed by: Roland Emmerich.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)


Jeff Bridges, in an Oscar-nominated performance, delivers a fascinating portrayal of an alien learning about life on earth in STARMAN. Karen Allen is totally convincing as a woman trying to cope with an alien who looks just like her dead husband. The FX involving the arrival of an alien mothership are a bit disappointing.

Directed by John Carpenter.

(Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

Still in charge of the Enterprise space fleet, though solely administratively, Admiral James T. Kirk prepares to train new crew and team to replace the "aging" Enterprisians in STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KHAN. But when sudden mayhem emerges in lieu of Chekov's alien planetary explorations (leading to the discovery of former nemesis, Kahn), Dr. McCoy and Captain Spock convince Kirk to resume control of Enterprise and set out to destroy his nemesis, the wrathful Kahn, once and for all.

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer. Written by: Gene Roddenberry and Harve Bennett.

(Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock

Picking up where the sequel left off, STAR TREK 3: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK features the Enterprise crew returning to the port for some essential repairs, only to discover the ship is to be scrapped. Meanwhile, Dr. McCoy is not acting himself, and Capt. Kirk is forced to steal back his old ship, flying across space to save a friend in need.

Leonard Nimoy directed. Screenplay by Harve Bennett.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home

In STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME, Captain Kirk and his (fugitive) crew travel back to the 20th century, paying a visit to 1986 San Francisco where, in an attempt to save mankind, the crew must battle through a foreign punk rock world of fast food pizza, video arcades, and of course, humpback whales?...

Director Nicholas Meyer, with "Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home" provides one of the most audience pleasing "Treks" ever.

(Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country

When an explosion erupts on their moon, the Klingons realize they have only 50 years left before their ozone layer depletes, leaving them subject to genocide in STAR TREK 6: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. With only one choice remaining, the Klingons hesitate in joining the Federation, bringing an end to a 70 year war. Meanwhile, Admiral Kirk and crew are called in to help with the negotiations because of their former affiliations with the Klingons. Still, the "peace talks" don’t exactly go as planned, leaving Kirk and McCoy accused of murder and sent to Rura Penthe, a snow-bound labor prison camp. But with the alleged "peace talkers" locked up, will the Federation ever settle peace talks with the Klingons, and what of Kirk and McCoy's future?

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek: First Contact

After being told by the Federation higher-ups not to interfere in a roaring combat struggle between a Borg Cube and ships from the Federation, Picard decides to disregard his orders when it becomes apparent that the Federation ships are losing the fight in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. Picard, leading the crew of the Enterprise, enters into the battle, and manages to destroy most of the cube. But when a small part of the cube escapes and is making a bee line to earth, they follow the Borg back into time, in order to try to save the future earth.

Directed By Jonathan Frakes.

Story is based on characters by Gene Roddenberry. Rick Bergman gets story credit, while Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore share story and screenplay credits.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek: Generations

The Starship Enterprise's maiden voyage is unexpectedly interrupted by a need to rescue two transport ships in a mysterious energy ribbon known as the Nexus in STAR TREK: GENERATIONS. During the voyage, however, Captain Kirk is suddenly swept out to space. Seven decades and some years later, Captain Picard, head of the Enterprise-D crew, goes head to head with an evil scientist by the name of Soren who is mercilessly killing off entire star systems. As the Enterprise-D struggles to derail Soren's evil plans it seems the only man capable of stopping him has been dead for more than seventy-eight years...

With STAR TREK GENERATIONS, director David Carson provides a great introduction of the Next Generation gang to the big screen, with a nice tip of the hat to Classic Star Trek.

(Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

Star Trek Into Darkness

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, they come up against a terrifying force from within their own organization that has destroyed the fleet and threatens everything the Federation stands for. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt into a war-zone world in search of a one-man weapon of mass destruction. J.J. Abrams' latest Star Trek is packed with action and visually spectacular — a rock-solid addition to this seemingly ageless sci-fi series.

Directed by J.J. Abrams.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope

STAR WARS, EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE, was the first installment of George Lucas' 6 film saga which tells the story of courageous rebels in their uphill fight against the evil empire forces. A tyrannical emperor, master of the dark side of the force, with the help his powerful servant, a former Jedi Knight, Darth Vader, have been murderously hunting down the Jedi Knights, trying to crush all opposition, and have taken over the galaxy planets in the meantime. They have developed a new, destructive weapon to bring the rebels to their knees. Enter Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, his trusty droids and Han Solo, and the last Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi, to fight the good fight!

Directed by George Lucas.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

In STAR WARS, EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and R2D2 and C3PO escape from the planet Hoth in the Millennium Falcon, but are captured en route to safety by Darth Vader on planet Bespin. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker following the counsel of Ben Kenobi, receives Jedi training from none other than Yoda on planet Dagobah. But can Skywalker master his Jedi training in time to rescue his friends from Vader?

Director Irvin Kershner's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK offers a darker, but no less entertaining look at the "Star Wars" universe.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

In STAR WARS, EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI, the last of the original Star Wars series, Darth Vader and his goons are at work on the indestructible Death Star. With the imprisonment of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker sends the adorable androids R2D2 and C3PO to free him. Meanwhile, Princess Leia, disguised as a bounty hunter, and the beloved Chewbacca accompany the droids in their heroic quest. As the climax builds, the denouement commences at the Moon of Endor, where the Ewoks help the rebels battle Vader and the "dark side" with their benevolent Jedi powers.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace

The beginning of the Star Wars six-part adventure series commences with the childhood of Anakin Skywalker, aka the future Darth Vader, in STAR WARS, EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE. With the friendships of Obi-wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin grows to harness the art of the Jedi Knights. Along the way, Anakin and friends use their powers to help Queen Padmé save her Embassy from greedy trade executives.

Written and directed by: George Lucas.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones

In STAR WARS, EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLINES, ten years have passed since the defeat of forces of evil on Naboo. Times are again tumultuous. The Republic is on the brink of war, as a separatist movement is gaining steam and support. When former Queen, now Senator Amidala, is a target for an assassination plot, Master Jedi Obi-wan Kenobi, and his apprentice learner, Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. Obi-wan goes hunting for the truth on who is responsible and why, and love-sick Anakin is assigned to protect his Padmé, going back with her to Naboo. Surprises, life-threatening situations and major battles are just around the corner for our heroes, not to mention a slippery slide toward the dark side of the force and forbidden love.

Directed by: George Lucas. Screenplay by: George Lucas and Jonathan Hales.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

STAR WARS, EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH, is the third and final Star Wars film that concludes the six-part sci-fi adventure series. In this final high-tech special effects bonanza. Audiences watch Anakin Skywalker succumb to his tragic fate in his metamorphosis from Jedi knight to the 'Dark Side' as Sith Lord Darth Vader. Despite the earnest attempts of his Jedi master Obi-Won Kenobi along with the rest of the Jedi forces and his beautiful pregnant wife Ambassador Padmé, Anakin Skywalker slowly trades his alliances without looking back.

Written and directed by: George Lucas.

(Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

The Terminator

THE TERMINATOR foresees a technological apocalypse and the meteoric rise of filmmaker James Cameron. Future (2029 A.D.) corrupt computer systems company, Skynet, is fighting a losing war against the humans who built, and are now desperately trying to terminate it. But before they succeed, Skynet sends a Terminator, a deadly cyborg, back in time, 1984, to kill Sarah Connor, the alleged mother of "prophet-to-be" — aka resistance leader John Connor. While the Terminator goes in search of Sarah, the humans send their strongest soldier, Kyle Reese, back in time to stop him. While a troubled Sarah, whose life is anything but simple, does her best to evade the terminator, she meets up with Reese, and together the two flee the Terminator's deadly pursuit. But the question remains, will Sarah survive the Terminator's pursuits, and, when and with whom will she father the imperative resistance child, John, the boy on who's shoulders the fate of humans rests?

(Action, Sci-Fi)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, as everyone knows, is the exciting sci-fi sequel to the THE TERMINATOR. Once again the evil tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin, T-1000 to try again to kill Sarah Conner's 10 year old son, John. Luckily, the rebels in the future who are fighting against the supercomputers, have re-programed the original Terminator to be a protector, not a killer, and send him back to protect young John from T-1000. This results in two humanoid robots (one good, one evil), battling it out to decide the future of humanity, that hangs on whether young John Conner lives or dies.

(Action, Sci-Fi)

Terminator Genisys

The fifth Terminator in the Terminator series is TERMINATOR GENISYS, which once again stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprising his iconic, career-making role, alongside Jason Clarke (as John Connor), Emilia Clarke (as Sarah Connor), and Jai Courtney (as Kyle Reese). Connor continues to lead the Human Resistance against the malevolent forces of Skynet. As before, he sends Reese back in time from 2029 to 1984 to protect Connor's mother, Sarah Connor — but this time, when Reese arrives in the past he discovers that the timeline has been changed, and Sarah has been raised by a reprogrammed Terminator, known as the Guardian.

Directed by Alan Taylor.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

Terminator Salvation

The fourth installment of the Terminator series, TERMINATOR SALVATION, follows an adult John Connor (Christian Bale) as he tries to marshall a human resistance force which could be mankind's last hope in the war against the machines. Opening in 2018, Terminator Salvation depicts John Connor confronting the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), whose last memory is of sitting on death row and awaiting execution.

Directed by McG.

(Action, Sci-Fi)


When several people go dead or missing in THEM!, agents are surprised to discover the culprit isn't human: the after affects of nuclear tests nine years earlier prove dangerous as a colony of mutant ants leave their home to torture Southwest desert cities. While scientists and the army team up to fight the pesky nuisance, the ants enjoy reigning supreme in this Cold-War horror flick.

This film brings to mind, "Tarantula". James Arness (Gunsmoke) is solid as an FBI agent, investigating strange deaths in the desert. The crisp black and white photography, by Sid Hickox, helps sell the credibility of the far fetched story premise.

Directed by Gordon Douglas.

(Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Thing From Another World

While passing their time quietly at an Arctic research station, scientists are surprised to discover an alien spacecraft submerged in frozen ice in director Christian Nyby's THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. Further excavation uncovers a frozen alien pilot. Intrigued, the scientists take the alien back to their lab for research. What ensues is a deadly adventure for survival and conquest.

Kenneth Tobey (Strange Invaders) is convincing as a take-charge military type. Margaret Sheridan, as the only female at the base, has great chemistry with Tobey. James Arness (Gunsmoke) plays The Thing, a role he seems to have been picked for because of his height. Many people believe that producer Howard Hawks directed this movie.

Directed by: Christian Nyby.

(Horror, Sci-Fi)

The Thing (1982)

During their adventures in the Antarctic wasteland, a group of American scientists espy some presumed Norwegians pursuing a dog in the opening minutes of THE THING. But when the helicopter escorting the Norwegians crashes the Americans are left to ponder the mystery surrounding the dog without any additional information. Meanwhile, the Americans have taken the dog into their camp… big mistake. Overnight the dog seems to mutate, attacking the other dogs in their shared cage. As the scientists begin to investigate the mysterious happenings they soon realize they are dealing with an alien life form that possesses the ability to take over other life forms, using their shell as a sort of host. But with the “dog” on the loose, there’s no telling who may be infected and who, or how one can stop it before it spells death for all.

Director John Carpenter's THE THING is a powerful, if gooey, earthmen versus alien spectacular.

(Horror, Sci-Fi)

Time After Time

TIME AFTER TIME is a tense thriller adventure time-travel yarn that starts in 1890s-era London, with H.G. Wells inviting his friends over to see his new invention, a time travel machine. One friend, John Leslie Stevenson who was revealed as Jack the Ripper, is on the run from the police and steals H.G. Wells operational time machine. When the machine comes back, young H.G. pursues him through time, landing in 1979 San Francisco, in hot pursuit, in order to try to stop him, before he kills again.

This film could be compared to "The Time Machine". TIME AFTER TIME features romance, action, and great use of the San Francisco locations. Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen have great chemistry, as the lovers from different times. David Warner is very spooky as Jack the Ripper. A highlight is McDowell's first trip to a fast food restaurant.

Directed by Nicholas Meyer.

(Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi)

The Time Machine

THE TIME MACHINE, based on the novel by H.G. Wells, tells the adventuresome story of a Victorian inventor in the 1890s, who invents the machine of the century; a working time machine. Eager to embrace what is to come, he travels into the far future, encountering beauty and terror, in a society of unthinking, simple souls, and exploitative killers.

Director George Pal's "The Time Machine" offers wonderful Sci-Fi/fantasy entertainment.

(Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi)

2001: A Space Odyssey

Some call it visionary; others call it maddeningly opaque — but Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has earned its place in the popular consciousness, with special effects that were far ahead of their time in 1968, and an inspired narrative that boldly takes the viewer from the cradle of man to his transformative deathbed and rebirth. Now open the pod bay doors, HAL...

(Mystery, Sci-Fi)


In this Peter Hyams-directed sequel to Stanley Kubrik's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, ex-NASA chief Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) leads a joint American-Soviet mission of scientists (including John Lithgow and Helen Mirren) to Jupiter, in an attempt to rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and conduct a forensic investigation of its ill-fated mission. Once there the new crew encounters forces as enigmatic and potentially dangerous as those experienced by former astronaut David Bowman. A discovery is also made about the lethal malfunction of the infamous HAL-9000 computer.

This film could be compared to METEOR. 2010 features action and FX. Roy Scheider (Sea Quest), is dynamic as the U.S. mission head. The Special Visual Effects are special indeed. Scheider's conversation with a long missing astronaut is one of the highlights of this movie.

Directed by Peter Hyams.

(Mystery, Sci-Fi-, Thriller)

V for Vendetta

V FOR VENDETTA is a psychological thriller/black satire that meditates on the possibility of a resurrection of Western fascism. Set in the near future, Britain has succumb to total domination by an extreme fascist, Chancellor Sutler, and his Nazi-esque brigade. Enter the anti-hero, V, who attempts to liberate the people, by any and all means necessary, and Evey, the innocent bystander who's life is about to change in ways unforeseeable.

Written by: David Lloyd and Alan Moore (comic book), Andy and Larry Wachowski (screenplay).

Directed by: James McTeigue.

(Action, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Taking the year's Oscar for Best Special Effects, the original cinematic production of WAR OF THE WORLDS depicts the consequences of a Grand alien attack on Planet Earth, focusing on the plight of one small town in particular. Though atom bombs and full scale military assaults are helpless against the mutant machines, there is one small hope for mankind... and it's right under our collective noses.

Gene Barry (Burke's Law) gives an intense, overly emphatic performance. Ann Robinson (Dragnet), as a beautiful Library Science teacher from USC, provides the required love interest. The FX, including alien war machines and disintegration rays, are excellent.

Directed by Byron Haskin.

(Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

War of the Worlds (2005)

This WAR OF THE WORLDS is a remake of the H.G. Wells classic novel that tells of an alien race's premeditated attack on planet Earth sometime in the 21st century. Through the lens of a typical American family, we see the aliens unleash their fury in an attempt to exterminate the entire human race — but men have long since earned his right to live on planet earth and a mysterious enemy awaits the unsuspecting alien race.

(Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

X-Men: Days of Future Past

In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and their human allies. A lone band of mutants, including Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Iceman, Bishop, Warpath, Blink and Sunspot, are able to elude the Sentinels thanks to Pryde's ability to send a person's consciousness into the past. Pryde's group meets with Logan, Storm, Professor Charles Xavier, and Erik Lehnsherr at a Chinese monastery. Pryde sends Logan's consciousness 50 years back in time to 1973 to prevent Mystique from killing Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. Following the assassination, Mystique was captured, and her DNA used by Trask's company to improve the Sentinels, whose ability to adapt to any mutant power makes them almost impossible to kill.

Directed by Bryan Singer.

(Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)