Sci-Fi

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
82
12 May 1968
? G
149 min
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations.
"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

2009: Lost Memories

(2002)
40
01 Feb 2002
? R
136 min
Sang-hak Lee, Si-myung Lee, Carl Macek (dialogue: English version)
5 wins & 2 nominations.
There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course... In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails - the assassin was shot by a soldier. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of the Japan Empire and Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group called Hureisenjin is formed to fight for liberty and independence. Two cops, a Japanese and a Korean (who denies his heritage) are investigating the actions of this "terrorist" group. And their work lead them to an artifact of the ancient Korean religion of "Sun and Moon".

2010: The Year We Make Contact

(1984)
53
07 Dec 1984
? PG
116 min
Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke.

2012

(2009)
49
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13 Nov 2009
? PG-13
158 min
Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
4 wins & 20 nominations.
Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

28 Weeks Later

(2007)
78
11 May 2007
? R
100 min
Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (screenplay), Enrique López Lavigne (screenplay), Jesús Olmo (screenplay)
2 wins & 12 nominations.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

A Scanner Darkly

(2006)
73
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28 Jul 2006
? R
100 min
Philip K. Dick (novel), Richard Linklater (screenplay)
3 wins & 16 nominations.
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

(2001)
65
29 Jun 2001
? PG-13
146 min
Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story), Steven Spielberg (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 62 nominations.
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Alien

(1979)
83
22 Jun 1979
? R
117 min
Dan O'Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 19 nominations.
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Alien: Covenant

(2017)
65
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19 May 2017
? R
122 min
Dan O'Bannon (based on characters created by), Ronald Shusett (based on characters created by), Jack Paglen (story by), Michael Green (story by), John Logan (screenplay by), Dante Harper (screenplay by)
1 win & 12 nominations.
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape

Alien: Resurrection

(1997)
63
26 Nov 1997
? R
109 min
Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), Joss Whedon
5 wins & 16 nominations.
200 years after the conclusion of Alien 3, the Company is able to resurrect Ripley through the process of cloning and the scientists successfully take the Queen Alien out of her. But, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's and she begins to develop certain alien characteristics. The scientists begin breeding the aliens, but they later escape. Soon the Xeno-morphs are running amok on the ship, which is on course to Earth. The Queen then gives birth to a deadly new breed of alien, which could spell disaster for the entire human race. It's up to Ripley and a band of space pirates to stop the ship before it reaches Earth.

Alien³

(1992)
59
22 May 1992
? R
114 min
Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), Vincent Ward (story), David Giler (screenplay), Walter Hill (screenplay), Larry Ferguson (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 19 nominations.
Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

Aliens

(1986)
87
18 Jul 1986
? R
137 min
James Cameron (story), David Giler (story), Walter Hill (story), Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), James Cameron (screenplay)
Won 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 22 nominations.
Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

(2007)
29
25 Dec 2007
? R
94 min
Shane Salerno, Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters), Jim Thomas ("Predator" characters), John Thomas ("Predator" characters)
4 nominations.
Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Aquaman

(2018)
55
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21 Dec 2018
? PG-13
143 min
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay by), Will Beall (screenplay by), Geoff Johns (story by), James Wan (story by), Will Beall (story by), Paul Norris (Aquaman created by), Mort Weisinger (Aquaman created by)
N/A
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Automata

(2014)
37
17 Oct 2014
? R
109 min
Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legarreta, Javier Sánchez Donate
6 nominations.
In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon Jacq discovers who is the responsible for modifying the robots but the Powers that Be in ROC believe that Jacq is the one to be blamed.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator

(2004)
29
13 Aug 2004
? PG-13
101 min
Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters), Jim Thomas ("Predator" characters), John Thomas ("Predator" characters), Paul W.S. Anderson (screen story), Dan O'Bannon (screen story), Ronald Shusett (screen story), Paul W.S. Anderson (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations.
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Babylon A.D.

(2008)
26
29 Aug 2008
? PG-13
90 min
Maurice G. Dantec (novel), Mathieu Kassovitz (screenplay), Éric Besnard (scenario and dialogue), Joseph Simas (screenplay)
1 nomination.
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

Battle Royale

(2000)
81
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16 Dec 2000
? NOT RATED
114 min
Koushun Takami (novel), Kenta Fukasaku (screenplay)
7 wins & 8 nominations.
Forty-two students, three days, one deserted Island: welcome to Battle Royale. A group of ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school have been forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are each given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and a few rations of food and water and sent off to kill each other in a no-holds-barred (with a few minor rules) game to the death, which means that the students have three days to kill each other until one survives--or they all die. The movie focuses on a few of the students and how they cope. Some decide to play the game like the psychotic Kiriyama or the sexual Mitsuko, while others like the heroes of the movie--Shuya, Noriko, and Kawada--are trying to find a way to get off the Island without violence. However, as the numbers dwell down lower and lower on an hourly basis, is there any way for Shuya and his classmates to survive?

Battle Royale II

(2003)
05 Jul 2003
? NOT RATED
134 min
Kenta Fukasaku, Norio Kida, Koushun Takami (characters)
2 wins & 1 nomination.
Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Black Sheep

(2006)
62
29 Mar 2007
? NOT RATED
87 min
Jonathan King
5 wins & 5 nominations.
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.