Friday, January 11, 2013

19 science fiction movies that could change your life

io9 has a list of "19 science fiction movies that could change your life," describing them as "science fiction movies that challenge your preconceptions about reality and force you to rethink your place in the universe":
1. Metropolis (1927)
2. The Island of Lost Souls (1932)
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
4. Alphaville (1965)
5. 2001 (1968)
6. Stalker (1979)
7. Born in Flames (1981)
8. Blade Runner (1982)
9. Brother from Another Planet (1984)
10. Brazil (1985)
11. The Fly (1986)
12. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
13. The Matrix (1999)
14. Adaptation (2002)
15. Teknolust (2002)
16. Avatar (2009)
17. Moon (2009)
18. District 9 (2009) (started watching it but didn't finish)
19. Looper (2012)
Ones I've seen are in bold print.

The description above about challenging my preconceptions and rethinking my place in the universe is exactly how some of these films affected me. Some of these are thought-provoking and continue to be rewarding as I watch them again at different points in my life.

Others -for example, the first 3 on the list, Brother from Another Planet, The Fly- are fun movies I'm glad I've seen, but I can't say they affected my life in any meaningful way.


  1. Watched Looper last weekend a time travel movie seemed to have some mistakes in logic and continuity of time travelers. I can see how someone might say it could change your life or the way you think about things.

    1. i do want to see that one, but i don't generally like time travel stories. the possibilities for logic problems are endless. i often end up banging my head against a wall and repeating "no" and "oh, please" a lot. lol