Saturday, September 21, 2013

11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies

io9 has a list of "11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies":
1. Metropolis (1927)
2) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
3) Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
4) Alphaville, une ├ętrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)
5) A Clockwork Orange (1971)
6) Robocop (1987)
7) Akira (1988)
8) Demolition Man (1993)
9) The Matrix (1999)
10. Avatar (2009)
11. The Hunger Games (2012)
They explain why each is influential and what the political message is. I've seen the ones in bold print. I have a Clockwork Orange DVD on the shelf but haven't gotten to it yet. Alphaville looks like the least well-known of these, at least with people I know. io9 calls it "a pop-art noir masterpiece that still gets listed as one of the all-time great movies".

HT: SF Signal


  1. It's hard to believe that Farenheit 451 didn't make the list.

    1. that movie is mentioned in the comments, where the question is whether or not it fits the criteria stated: "huge box office hits, and/or had a massive influence on film-makers and pop culture generally." perhaps the book was both but the movie not so much? i've only seen it a couple of times and don't remember enough of it to weigh in.