As a lover of Sci-fi, there are movies I see that I find quite enjoyable but can't seem to figure out why more people haven't. So I decided to see if I could make a list of the 10 Sci-fi movies that I think more people should see (or at least the ones I wish would get talked about more).
That's what I mean by "underrated," that I wish more people would give them a shot. They're not perfect films, by any means, but to my mind they deserve a little more attention than they have gotten. For one thing, all of these films bring up some big philosophical ideas I find quite fascinating and worth engaging with, which is a core value of mine and why I love Sci-fi so much. I also think that on their own terms, they're all a lot of fun.
So, here goes ...
Enemy Mine (1985)
The Fountain (2006)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
In Time (2011)
Robot & Frank (2012)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
The Final Cut (2004)
I grew up loving Enemy Mine. That was a pretty influential film for me early on in terms of loving Sci-fi and encountering a story that tackles issues of racial divisions and fear of the other. Enemy Mine feels to me a lot like a Sci-fi parable that continues to be relevant today. If I got the chance, I think it could be a lot of fun to direct a remake of this film, but I’ll admit that’s a pretty ambitious dream. In the mean time, I encourage people to dig it up and check it out along with all of these films.
Have you seen these films? Love 'em, hate 'em, found them forgettable? What Sci-fi do you wish more people would see?