Ad Astra

I love science fiction.  And over the years, a number of movies have won my admiration for their message as much as their technical prowess.  Some may seem laughable by today’s standards, but they were magnificent when they debuted.  These movies are on my must-see list:

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • This Island Earth (1955)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Fantastic Voyage (1966)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • Solaris (1972)
  • Dark Star (1974)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Outland (1981)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Tron (1982)
  • 2010 (1984)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • Soldier (1998)
  • Pitch Black (2000)
  • Moon (2009)

And recommended more for their tongue in cheek pokes at the genre:

  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • The Fifth Element (1997)
  • Galaxy Quest (1999)
  • Space Cowboys (2000)

You probably think that some of these are the worst movies ever made, and they may not appeal to you.  I make no claims to anything other than liking to watch them when I can.

Note: Movies in Italics were earlier omissions.


About Julirose

Amateur word arranger, avid number cruncher, and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast.
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3 Responses to Ad Astra

  1. I haven´t read the book yet. But since it seems to be very good as well I should probably do so.


  2. Did you not like Blade Runner.
    I saw it years ago and the pictures are still haunting me.


    • Julirose says:

      Sadly, this was written late at night and I’m sure there are others that I have forgotten to list. But, hell yeah, I love Blade Runner as much as I love Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


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