Made up of nine anime-style films, each Animatrix short is a stand-alone work detailing elements of The Matrix universe. From the first moments of the computer domination of man to disturbances within the artificial world of The Matrix, these films are beautifully written and animated and work as a companion to the movies or alone. Directed by Peter Chung, Andy Jones and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. With Clayton Watson, Melinda Clarke, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Animation. Year: 2003.
A shuttle disaster in outer space alerts NASA to an unthinkable danger: an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. In a desperate attempt for survival, NASA calls on the world's best deepcore driller, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), and his team (Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Michael Clarke Duncan and Owen Wilson) to detonate a nuclear device deep within the asteroid and destroy it before it reaches Earth. Directed by Michael Bay. With Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare and William Fichtner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1998.
In the future, life-like robots with sophisticated artificial intelligence called mechas serve mankind as friends, lovers and companions. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David (Haley Joel Osment), an artificial child programmed to have real feelings, including an unwavering love for his mother, Monica (Frances O'Connor). David lives his early years happily with Monica and her husband (Sam Robards, but when their real child awakes from a coma, David is forced to journey out into the world. With the help of a robot named Gigolo Joe (Jude Law), David seeks out a way to become a real boy and discovers the how difficult life can be. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Ken Leung, Ken Leung, Brendan Gleeson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley and Adrian Grenier. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. Year: 2001.
Artificial Intelligence: AI
After his son dies, Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) builds a powerful robot in his image to help him deal with his grief. Unable to live up to Dr. Temna's high expectations, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) leaves his home in Metro City and sets out into the world to become a super hero. But, when Metro City is threatened, Astro Boy returns to save the day and attempts to reconcile with the father who rejected him. Directed by David Bowers. With Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy. Categories: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2009.
For two minutes, astronaut Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp) loses total consciousness while on a routine space shuttle mission, returning to Earth barely alive. The President, the nation and his friends celebrate his safe homecoming, but his wife Jillian (Charlize Theron) senses that there is something very different about the man she loves. Directed by Rand Ravich. With Joe Morton and Clea DuVall. Categories: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror. Year: 1999.
The Astronaut's Wife
A team of archeologists and other scientists assembled by billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) set off for Antarctica after satellites detect a mysterious energy source deep beneath the ice. Led by adventurer Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan), the team heads below the surface and discovers an incredibly intricate pyramid displaying inscriptions from three ancient civilizations. Soon, the team discovers the structure's true purpose: a breeding ground for the universe's ultimate prey (the Aliens) for its most deadly hunters (the Predators). Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon and Tommy Flanagan. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary tasked with escorting a package from Eastern Europe to New York City, through a crumbling, post-apocalyptic landscape. As it turns out, the package is a woman named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) who carries a genetically modified organism that could spell doom for humanity. Complcating matters is a dangerous cult that wants the organism so that they can produce the next Messiah. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. With Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong and Gérard Depardieu. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back to 1955 in a modified Delorean after his friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric scientist, is attacked by terrorists. After meeting his parents as teenagers, he accidentally prevents them from meeting and must bring them together or he will never be born. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1985.
Back to the Future
After time-traveling to 2015, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) returns home and finds that everything has changed. Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) rules Hill Valley and is married to his mother (Lea Thompson). To try to set things right, Marty travels back to 1955 to prevent Biff from changing the future. Once there, he has to explain the situation to a confused Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and be careful not to interfere with his first trip to the past. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
Back to the Future Part II
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) flies back into the Old West to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) after getting a letter dated from 1885. Once there, Marty has a run-in with the villainous Tannen Gang, shows off the revolver skills he picked up at the 7-Eleven, and finds that Doc has fallen in love. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western. Year: 1990.
Back to the Future Part III
Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) are in danger of flunking out of high school. But because their garage band, Wyld Stallyons, will one day bring peace on earth, future leaders send the pair a time-traveling telephone booth to help them out. As the duo dial past dates, they round upsome of history's most famous people so they can give a most excellent presentation and keep Ted out of military school. George Carlin plays their guitar-playing guru, Rufus. Directed by Stephen Herek. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1989.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a blade runner, a cop specializing in the termination of replicated humans. When four replicants escape from an offworld colony and make it back to Earth, Deckard is forced out of retirement to take down the rogue creatures. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah. Categories: Cult Classics, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Thriller. Year: 1982.
Cameron Diaz and James Mardsen play an ordinary suburban couple who receive a strange box in the mail. If they push the button on it, they will receive $1 million in cash. However, at the same time, someone else will be killed. They have a day to decide what to do. Directed by Richard Kelly. With Frank Langella. Categories: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Even Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) has suffered from mysterious blackouts all his life. They always seem to happen in times of great distress and violence, but it isn't until one day in college that he realizes the terrifying truth: by remembering these confusing and tragic moments, he is able to change them, and by doing so change his past and future. A gift with devastating consequences. Directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. With Melora Walters, Amy Smart and Elden Henson. Categories: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2004.
The Butterfly Effect
Catherine Deane (Jennifer Lopez) is a psychotherapist who has mastered neurological synaptic transfer, a technique that allows her to access the minds of others while they are in an unconscious state. She is called upon by FBI agent Peter Novak (Vince Vaughn) to utilize her skill in order to access the inner workings of a comatose serial killer (Vincent D'Onofrio). Catherine must wade through the perverse thoughts of the disturbed man and race against time to save his latest victim. Directed by Tarsem Singh. With Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Colton James, Dylan Baker and Tara Subkoff. Categories: Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Drama. Year: 2000.
In a world where humans have lost the ability to reproduce, chaos reigns as the world comes to grips with the likelihood of its own extinction. When the first woman to successfully become pregnant in 27 years is found, a disillusioned former activist (Clive Owen) is asked to help transport her to a hidden sanctuary, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. With Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Claire-Hope Ashitey. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Children of Men
To make sure his son Dicky (Min Hun Fung) can attend his private school, Ti (Stephen Chow), a poor widower, leads a grueling life as a construction worker. Despite his father's best efforts, Dicky still sticks out from his wealthier classmates and, with his worn clothes and lack of the coolest new toys, he feels like an outcast. To try and cheer Dicky up, Ti heads to the junk yard, looking for a toy. Instead, he finds an alien with extraordinary powers that changes their lives forever. Directed by Stephen Chow. With Chi Chung Lam and Kitty Zhang Yuqi. Categories: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Foreign Film. Year: 2008.
In a futuristic and violent Britain, Alex (Malcolm McDowell), a maniacal young killer, and his gang of thugs rape and murder at will, terrorizing anyone unfortuante enough to cross their path. But, when his gang turns on him, Alex is captured by the police and forced to undergo a powerful brainwashing treatment in exchange for shortened jail time. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Patrick Magee. Categories: Politics, Cult Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1971.
A Clockwork Orange
After witnessing a UFO, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) becomes obsessed with the strange visions and musical tones that continually run through his mind. Shaken by the experience and dealing with a the strain on his marriage, Roy sets out to find others with similar experiences. During his search he meets a woman who has lost her son and researcher preparing for the alien's arrival. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Teri Garr and Lance Henriksen. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. Year: 1977.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
When a building-sized monster begins to wreak havoc upon New York City, a group of friends flee a going-away party armed with only a handheld camera. As they attempt to avoid the behemoth's path of destruction, the friends record their escape over previously recorded footage. With no time to spare, the group must make the difficult decision whether or not to stray from their course to locate a missing friend. Directed by Matt Reeves. With Michael Stahl-David, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Odette Yustman and Mike Vogel. Categories: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
A mysterious disaster deep in the Congo sends primatologist Peter Elliot (Dylan Walsh), Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross (Laura Linney) and a team of scientists out into the African jungle looking for answers. What they find is a mythical city containing priceless diamonds and a group of hyper-intelligent killer gorillas who try their best to prevent anyone from leaving the Congo alive. Directed by Frank Marshall. With Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry and Grant Heslov. Categories: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Year: 1995.
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) is an independent radio astronomer who rockets into celebrity after she finds a coherent radio signal emanating from deep space. Deciphering the message with the help of Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), Ellie discovers plans for building an advanced machine of unknown power. As Ellie prepares to test the device, she stands at the precipice of what may be the greatest moment in human history, or possibly its last. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With William Fichtner, James Woods and Angela Bassett. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery. Year: 1997.
When geologists discover that the Earth's core will soon stop spinning, hysteria and panic sweeps over the globe. In order to prevent disaster, a team of scientists, including Aaron Eckhart, Bruce Greenwood and Hilary Swank), is assembled to detonate a nuclear device deep within the center of the Earth to restart its rotation. Directed by Jon Amiel. With Stanley Tucci, Delroy Lindo, DJ Qualls and Alfre Woodard. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller. Year: 2003.
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) just woke up in a strange hotel, without a memory and wanted for several murders. Struggling to piece together his life, he discovers The Strangers, a group of supernatural beings able to put people to sleep and alter their lives. Alone in a mad city, Murdoch must attempt to reassemble his life and save it from these terrifying beings who want him dead. Directed by Alex Proyas. Starring William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly. Categories: Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi. Year: 1998.