At the dawn of man, a group of apes discovers a mysterious monolith that gives them the knowledge and ability to make and use tools. After a similar object is found buried on the moon, Captains David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) set off into space to find its origin with the aid of a super-intelligent computer named HAL. As they travel further towards the stars, questions of time, space, humanity and artificial intelligence come to the forefront as HAL and the crew struggle for existence. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Categories: Sci-Fi, Adventure. Year: 1968.
2001: A Space Odyssey
In this science-fiction thrill fest about a coming ecological cataclysm, John Cusack stars as Jackson, a limousine driver who learns about the impending doom by chance. He uses his limited resources to try to save his ex- (Amanda Peet) and his child (Morgan Lily), who have gone to live with his former wife's boyfriend (Thomas McCarthy). Inadvertently, Jackson uncovers a sinister plot by the wealthy and powerful to save themselves while the rest of humanity is killed. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Six months after a virus ripped through Great Britain turning its inhabitants into blood-thirsty zombies, the US Army has helped to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But, when a carrier enters the safe zone, the Army's plan fails and the infection spreads once again. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. With Jeremy Renner, Catherine McCormack, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau, Idris Elba, Imogen Poots, Mackintosh Muggleton and Rose Byrne. Categories: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007.
28 Weeks Later
Cutting edge, animated science fiction, about an artificial brain that is created and will destroy the world, if it isn't stopped. Elijah Wood is the title character, one of nine creatures still attached to some part of their humanity, who are the only hope for killing off the brain. Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau provide the voices for what is left of humankind. Directed by Shane Acker. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
When a civilian diving team is hired to assist the US Navy in recovering a destroyed nuclear submarine, what they discover is more awesome than anything they could have expected. Thousand of feet beneath the cold, murky waters, the team comes upon a mysterious force that could decide the fate of humanity. Directed by James Cameron. With Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn and Todd Graff. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1989.
In the year 2415, the world's population has been so drastically decimated by a sweeping virus that all of the earth's inhabitants live within one walled "perfect" city, Bregna. Bregna is ruled by a tribunal of scientists who exert complete control over its citizens. However, an underground rebellion is underway, led by the Handler (Frances McDormand). Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), a skilled, acrobatic assassin, is assigned with a critical mission - to kill Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas), the government's sinister leader. Directed by Karyn Kusama. With Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo and Amelia Warner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Thirty years after a bomb destroys Tokyo, triggering World War III, Neo-Tokyo has been built under Japan's new political system. Kaneda (Cam Clarke), the leader of a biker gang in the desperate, poverty stricken city, must deal with anti-government activists, corrupt politicians, evil scientists and a powerful military leader as he goes on a quest to save his friend, Tetsuo (Joshua Seth). Meanwhile, Tesuo, who has been captured by the Akira Project, is subjected to a number of tests which ultimately cause him to morph into another life form and unleash his supernatural powers upon the city. Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. Categories: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Cult Classics. Year: 1988.
In deep space, the crew of the mining ship Nostromo investigates a suspected SOS signal being sent from a moon orbiting a nearby planet. Discovering a derelict ship on the moon's surface, Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Kane (John Hurt) and Lambert (Veronica Cartwright) enter and come upon a chamber filled with large, forboding eggs. When Kane is suddenly attacked by a mysterious parasite that attaches itself to his face, Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) initially refuses them re-entrance to the ship, siting quarantine protocol. But, Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm) disregards her order and lets them in. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harry Dean Stanton and Yaphet Kotto. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1979.
After escaping from the Alien planet in the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) awakes to discover that her escape pod has crash landed on a deep space penal colony, killing the rest of her crew. Welcomed with great hesitation, she awaits rescue from the company and befriends the facility's doctor, Clemens (Charles Dance) to protect herself from the murderers and rapists who maintain the colony's ore foundry. But, when it is discovered that an Alien stowed away on Ripley's ship, she must form an alliance with Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), a criminal who has found religion, in order to organize the prisoners and fight back against the beast. Directed by David Fincher. With Brian Glover, Danny Webb, Lance Henriksen and Ralph Brown. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1992.
200 years after her death, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is reborn as a clone. Scientists have used her DNA to bring her back to life and get their hands on the Queen Alien that grows within her chest. As scientist begin to breed more Aliens, Ripley adjusts to being alive again - remembering bits and pieces of her former life. Soon, though, the Aliens escape and begin ravaging the ship's crew. Together with a band of space pirates, including a second generation android (Winona Ryder), Ripley must find a way to defeat the Aliens yet again before the ship crash lands on Earth. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Dan Hedaya, J.E. Freeman, Brad Dourif and Leland Orser. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1997.
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the sole survivor of a mining company ship that was attacked by a vicious, parasitic Alien. When she gives her story to the company executives, they dismiss her claims and tell her that the Alien planet has been colonized while she was adrift in space. But, when all communication with the colonists is cut off, Ripley is asked to return to the planet in order to terminate the Aliens once and for all. She is joined by a squadron of marines, an android (Lance Henriksen) and a shifty corporate lawyer (Paul Reiser) with a mission of his own. Directed by James Cameron. With Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Carrie Henn. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama. Year: 1986.
A peaceful Colorado town becomes the center of an intergalactic battle when a Predator scout ship crash lands and releases the Aliens on board. As the Aliens begin to infect the town, a lone “Wolf” Predator (Ian Whyte) is sent to exterminate the hoard. Meanwhile, the townspeople caught in the middle of the brutal face-off set out to the stop the Alien outbreak before the military carpet bombs the area. Directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause. With Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, David Paetkau and Chelah Horsdal. Categories: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2007. Release Date: December 25, 2007.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem