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OT: Looking for good sci-fi movies NOT filled with special effects, but an engaging story...


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Initial post: Nov 7, 2012, 7:10:42 AM PST
So, I finally watched Source Code [Blu-ray] yesterday. I had bought the movie over 6 months ago for $7, and the main reason I purchased it was because it was directed by the same man who directed one of my favorite sci-fi movies, Moon [Blu-ray] .

I liked this movie a lot, even if it wasn't as engaging as Moon. The thing I love about these movies, is that you can discuss them with friends and you'll likely get different ideas of what each of them understood from it. Some of them will have these wacky concepts of how it all ended, and some might even change your perception of how you viewed the movie.

Could you guys recommend more movies with a sci-fi feel similar to Moon, Source Code, or Looper?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:11:27 AM PST
FOGE says:
Ok, its a tv show, but Battlestar Gallactica. Im hooked on its story, and im not that big of a sci-fi fan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:11:30 AM PST
A customer says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:13:16 AM PST
Lol! yes it is! :D

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:13:28 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Deja Vu

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:14:53 AM PST
FOGE says:
Sounds familiar....

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:14:54 AM PST
Well not similar but Dark City is always good.

Or stick with time traveling and Bruce Willis and get 12 Monkies.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:15:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012, 7:22:17 AM PST
THX-1138 comes to mind. Maybe Solaris. If you like older sci-fi, there's one called Silent Running that fits the bill.
THX 1138 / Solaris / Silent Running

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:15:35 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
a heh, a heh

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:15:40 AM PST
A lot of people have recommended this series, but I haven't gotten around to see it with so many good shows in my backlog. It's on my watch list, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:16:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012, 7:19:12 AM PST
Ice King says:
Primer is a very low budget, but really good time travel movie.

Limitless was pretty good. Not amazing, but worth the price it's probably at now.

The Adjustment Burea is a surprisingly good movie about fate/freewill.

I'm sure I'll think of more.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:16:09 AM PST
For Solaris (any version) I highly recommend reading the book instead.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:16:31 AM PST
FOGE says:
Its on Netflix streaming. Im like halfway through the 2nd season and really enjoying it. After the first 2 eps, you should know if you'll like it or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:18:18 AM PST
Here is my only recomendation with Battlestar. The night you finally plan to start it put aside a decent chunk of time. You'll probably watch it for a few hours at least.

Actually be prepared for this to happen
http://youtu.be/njr3aFpTMyQ

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:18:59 AM PST
The Drizzle says:
Sunshine [Blu-ray]

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:19:42 AM PST
Children of Men

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:19:44 AM PST
Cyberphobia says:
I remember enjoyingGattaca when it came out. Been a few years since I've seen it, but definately a plot driven sci-fi more so than action/sfx.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:19:46 AM PST
Ooooh, this.

This is one of those movies where I hate the last act but everything that came before it was so good that I don't care.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:19:58 AM PST
FOGE says:
Pretty much. I watched the first 4 eps in one sitting. Now I usually watch one at a time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:20:08 AM PST
Another great.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:21:47 AM PST
Cyberphobia says:
I couldn't get into Silent Running at all. Way too much hippie bull for my taste. I'm pretty sure Al Gore thinks of that moving when he's making love.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:22:44 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Moon was good

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:23:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012, 7:24:40 AM PST
Yeah, it's a "message" movie and pretty dated. Unusual for its time, though.

How about Fahrenheit 451? Fahrenheit 451

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:23:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012, 7:24:12 AM PST
OK it's got a decent amount of SFX but it's also got a great story but District 9.

It's also on Netflix...well I think, it at least once was.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 7:25:03 AM PST
Ice King says:
Another one to watch is the BBC miniseries Jekyll.
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