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.
Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) works to save the world from the effects of global warming while also trying to get to his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York City. As super storms begin to appear across the globe, it becomes evident that the earth is entering its next ice age and humanities only hope is to head south. Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum and Ian Holm. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2004.
The Day After Tomorrow
Zombies have taken over the earth, forcing a group of military leaders and scientists into a small underground bunker in a last ditch effort to survive. Tension develops as the scientists begin using the undead in their experiments. Eventually, the soldiers force the scientists into the caves holding their undead subjects. Directed by George A. Romero. With Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato and Anthony Dileo Jr.. Categories: Cult Classics, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1985.
Day of the Dead
When the alien Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) lands on earth, he brings a message to the human race. All the world's people must learn to live in peace or they will be destroyed. Dr. Granier (Jon Hamm), a NASA official, recruits microbiologist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) to join a scientific team investigating Klaatu. But, soon, Benson and her young stepson (Jaden Smith) get caught up in Klaatu's mission, and begin to understand the importance of his arrival. Directed by Scott Derrickson. With John Cleese, Kathy Bates, Brandon T. Jackson and James Hong. Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Remake. Year: 2008.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
In the near future, vampires have taken over the earth and subdued the non-vampire population. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, they farm humans for their blood. A vampire scientist (Ethan Hawke) works on a way to reverse the process and turn vampires back into ordinary humans. Meanwhile, he meets a group of humans who are hiding out and want his help to rebuild humanity. Willem Dafoe plays one of the human leaders. Directed by Peter Spierig. With Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan and Isabel Lucas. Categories: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2010.
When overcrowding pushes the US penal system to its breaking point, the Weyland Corporation takes over, seeing an opportunity to create new televised sport. Using expendable inmates as drivers, Warden Hennessey (Joan Allen) organizes a violent, high-speed race through a brutal course where only the winner survives. Former NASCAR champion Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is chosen to headline their main event, but with only six weeks left on his sentence, he wants nothing to do with the race. Backed into a corner, Ames jumps behind the wheel of a monster car outfitted with deadly weapons in a winner take all battle to the death. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez and Max Ryan. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
In the year 2000, the stars of a brutal cross-country car race earn points by running down pedestrians. But, when the race's most famous driver, Frankenstein (David Carradine), has a change of heart, he'll have to drive like he's never driven before if he is to outwit his rivals and stop a conspiracy that's trying to shut the race down for good. Directed by Paul Bartel. With Sylvester Stallone. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Cult Classics. Year: 1975.
Death Race 2000
The feeling of deja vu leads ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) on a quest to discover how a young woman's murder is connected to a tragic ferry bombing. Carlin races against time in an attempt to save the lives of hundreds and the murdered young woman, Claire (Paula Patton), who he begins to fall in love with while investigating the events leading up to her death. Directed by Tony Scott. With Val Kilmer, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, James Caviezel, Erika Alexander and Enrique Castillo. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) is a homicidal maniac put into suspended animation in 1996. John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), his capturer, is frozen for a crime he didn't commit. When Phoenix is let lose in the 21st century and goes on a killling spree, authorities must reanimate Spartan so that he resume his battle with his nemisis. Directed by Marco Brambilla. With Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Rob Schneider and Denis Leary. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Crime. Year: 1993.
James Bond (Sean Connery) is a bold and daring British secret agent who never fails. After a fortune in diamonds is stolen from a South African mine, Bond goes undercover as a diamond smuggler to find the criminals. When his arch-enemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray), turns out to be the mastermind, Bond is determined to bring him down for good. Directed by Guy Hamilton. With Jill St. John, Lana Wood and Jimmy Dean. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1971.
Diamonds Are Forever
There are already enough problems in South Africa, with its poverty and lingering racial tensions, but when aliens land in a black ghetto, all hell breaks loose. The government captures them and confiscates their ship, although they insist they have come in peace. Have they? Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Categories: Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
In 2010, Paris's most dangerous ghetto is controlled by a ruthless crime lord named Taha (Bibi Naceri). But, Leito (David Belle) is determined to make his neighborhood safe and bring Taha down. After Leito disrupts his business and breaks into his compound, Taha retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola (Dany Verissimo). After a failed rescue attempt and six months in jail, Leito teams up with an undercover cop named Damien (Cyril Raffaelli) to defuse a neutron bomb and save Lola before everyone in District B13 is killed. Directed by Pierre Morel. Categories: Action, Comedy, Foreign Film. Year: 2004.
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is your average 1980s suburban teenager, except that he is beset by visions of a giant, sinister rabbit and recently had an airplane engine fall through the roof of his bedroom. After the demonic bunny tells him that the world will end in 28 days, Donnie falls for the new girl in town (Jena Malone) and tries to make sense of his life before time runs out. Directed by Richard Kelly. With Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Seth Rogen and Drew Barrymore. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2001.
Nearly three decades after millions of British citizens infected with a lethal virus were quarantined in Scotland and left to die, the aptly named Reaper virus resurfaces on the streets of London in 2035. After discovering that survivors remain in Scotland, the Department of Domestic Security assembles a team to enter the infected zone and seek out a cure. The elite group of specialists, lead by Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), who escaped Scotland as a child, enter the lawless wasteland and must battle against a legion of cannibals, while searching for a way to save the world. Directed by Neil Marshall. With Bob Hoskins, Malcolm McDowell, Craig Conway, MyAnna Buring and David O'Hara. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Based on the popular series of Dragonball fantasy novels, Dragonball Evolution tells the story of Goku (Justin Chatwin), whose grandfather (Randall Duk Kim) tells him to seek out Master Roshi (Yun-Fat Chow) and find the seven magical orbs that give their owner the power to rule the world. Goku and Master Roshi rush to find the dragonballs before the evil Lord Piccolo (James Marsters) gets them. Directed by James Wong. With Emmy Rossum and Jamie Chung and. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
In 10191, the desert planet Dune has been taken over by the Harkonnens in order to obtain the precious spice that lies beneath the planet's sands. Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan), a warrior messiah, leads the native inhabitants of Dune in an uprising against their evil rulers, battling giant man-eating worms and learning to use a supernatural power. Directed by David Lynch. With Virginia Madsen, Jürgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart and Sting. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy. Year: 1984.
Elliot (Henry Thomas) is a young boy who discovers a friendly little alien left behind by his companions on a late night visit to Earth. Along with his siblings, Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and Gertie (Drew Barrymore), Elliot bonds with E.T. before learning that he needs to contact his home planet so that he can be picked up. But, when government agents move in, Elliot's connection with E.T. puts his life in danger and the loveable alien's return is put in jeopardy. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Dee Wallace-Stone, Peter Coyote and Sean Frye. Categories: Cult Classics, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1982.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
In a fascist future, with the government regulating every aspect of the human life, citizens are required to take daily doses of Prozium, a drug that suppresses their natural emotions. High-ranking official John Preston (Christian Bale) is entrusted with preventing the spread of feelings of any kind, hunting down contraband books and smuggled paintings. But, while fighting against an underground revolution that hopes to free humanity from its numb existence, Preston misses his dose of Prozium and experiences what it means to truly live for the first time. As Preston begins to understand the motives of his bitter enemies, he discovers his passion for freedom. Directed by Kurt Wimmer. With Dominic Purcell, Sean Bean, William Fichtner, Angus Macfadyen and Emily Watson. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2002.
When Joel (Jim Carrey) discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had the memories of their turbulent relationship erased from her brain by a professional service, he decides to have Clementine removed from his mind as well. But, as Joel's memories are removed one by one, he begins to recall the happy moments he spent with Clemintine and attempts to escape the procedure. Directed by Michel Gondry. With Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst and David Cross. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi. Year: 2004.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When a meteor falls in the Arizona desert, two local community college professors, Dr. Ira Cane (David Duchovny) and Prof. Harry Block (Orlando Jones), are the first to investigate. What they discover is that the meteor has brought alien organisms that have begun to evolve at an incredible rate in earth's atmosphere. Joined by Dr. Allison Reed (Julianne Moore), a government scientist, and Wayne Grey (Seann William Scott), a fireman in training, it's up to Ira and Harry to stop the aliens before they take over the planet. Directed by Ivan Reitman. With Ethan Suplee, Dan Aykroyd and Ted Levine. Categories: Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2001.
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) assumes the identity of sadistic criminal Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) through the use of a revolutionary plastic surgery technique in order to infiltrate his organization. But, when Troy wakes from a coma and discovers what has happened, he forces the doctors to give him Archer's face and proceeds to take over his life. Directed by John Woo. With Joan Allen and Gina Gershon. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1997.
Guy Montag (Oskar Werner) is a firefighter in a future society where books have been banned because of their subversive effect on the public. Unable to handle his restricted world, Montag begins a relationship with an illegal book collector and begins questioning the totalitarian world he lives in. But, his growing awareness could cost him his marriage to Linda (Julie Christie) or even his life. Directed by Francois Truffaut. With Cyril Cusack and Jeremy Spenser. Categories: Politics, Sci-Fi, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 1966.
After a freak accident in space, four astronauts are hit by cosmic radiation so intense that it mutates them into super powerful beings, outwardly normal but possessing incredible abilities. Realizing that their new powers could be used for good, they prepare themselves to challenge the evil Doctor Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon) in a struggle for the survival of the world. Directed by Tim Story. With Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, New York. Year: 2005.
When the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) comes to Earth, wreaking havoc around the globe to prepare it for destruction, the Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe. As Reed (Ioan Gruffudd), Sue (Jessica Alba), Johnny (Chris Evans) and Ben (Michael Chiklis) work to unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer, they are confronted with the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon). Directed by Tim Story. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2007.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
In Willard, a idyllic small town stuck in the 50s, the undead walk the earth but, with the help of the Zomcon corporation, the zombies serve as domestic servants rather than blood thirsty brain-chewers. In fact, the zombies have become so much a part of the family that Timmy Robinson (K'Sun Ray) takes his best friend Fido (Billy Connolly) everywhere he goes. Things go awry when Fido goes out of control and eats the Robinson's next-door neighbor, and Timmy must convince his parents that Fido deserves a second chance. Directed by Andrew Currie. With Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker and Henry Czerny. Categories: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 2006.