I need some recommendations on sci-fi movies

United States
February 6, 2009 9:13pm CST
since on the weekends some times my sleeping habits dont match with hubbys there fore im sleeping and he is bored and playing on the pc in the living room i figured i would try to find some movies to get him to watch while im asleep.. he always complains he cant find anything on tv and honestly he can barely figure out the remote haha.. funny he can fix computers and hook up gaming systems but cant figure out how to navigate through the like 200 channels we got.. anyways he likes anything with aliens, dragons, star wars (but seen all them), medieval, etc he hasnt really watched many movies recently and never keeps up with whats out to where he could give me a list.. god knows im not watching it with him haha.. but during his "me" time he could have fun watching them thanks!!
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14 responses
• India
7 Feb 09
hey, did you watch "the man from earth"??.....i saw it recently.......my goodness, what a movie it is...............watch it if you didn't.....:-) have a nice day.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
never heard of it but hubby might like it.. thanks!! i will look it up!!
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• United States
9 Feb 09
i got it for him and he said it was weird, philosophical but good.. lol.. so he liked it.. thanks!!
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• India
9 Feb 09
hmmm....OK.....that's good......:-)
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@kardooma (53)
7 Feb 09
you got to see DR WHO THE NEW ONE IS THE BEST YOU GOT TO CHECK IT OUT!
• India
8 Feb 09
Dr Who TV series is AMAZING. I don't think there is a movie on Dr. Who.
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• United States
8 Feb 09
i think he watched dr who and didnt like it.. my brother loves it though
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@ankithat (87)
• India
7 Feb 09
hey,...i think i found this discussion late......almost all the good ones are already listed here......so, i needn't tell you the same thing again..............and abviously he might have watched that other famous ones like.....transformers, eagle eye, etc. happy mylotting.......have a nice day...:-)
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• United States
8 Feb 09
he hasnt seen either of those yet.. i will have to check those out
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• India
13 Feb 09
OK.....do watch them....they are good.....i liked iron man also..:-)
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• United States
7 Feb 09
Mabey like,the under world?.. I dont really watch to much sci-fi stuff but i have seen thoes and they are pretty good.. but I am looking on columbia house' website now and here are some ideas. ~path finder ~doom ~aeon flux ~A scanner darkly ~alien seige I have a good link for movies like this and they are listed by the year they came out.. If your intrested in it, Ill email it to ya:)... goodluck!!
• United States
8 Feb 09
oh i want the link!! and i dont think he has seen any of those so i will check them out!!
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Well, moonlitmagikchild, I'll see if I can help. Here are my suggestions: Star Wars (of course, you said he's seen them) Star Trek Alien Terminator Starship Troopers (kinda campy but still a good movie) Krull (an old one from the 80's) Reign of Fire Sphere Stargate Blade Runner Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick Doom Dragonslayer I, Robot Matrix Planet of the Apes Total Recall The War of the Worlds I hope this list helps. Certainly there are many others to choose from but I just listed those that I have in my collection. Good luck finding more.
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• United States
8 Feb 09
i think half of those he has seen but i will ask about the other half.. thanks so much for the time you put in to answering!
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• United States
21 Mar 09
I really like the Underworld series of movies. It's primarily a horror series, though it has undertones of sci-fi, what with the weaponry and some of the explanations that take place once you're into the film.
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• United States
21 Mar 09
the underworld movies were cool!! i havent seen the latest yet though
• United States
15 Feb 09
I saw someone else mentioned the Doctor Who and you said you didn't think he liked it (David Tennant is the tenth Doctor so he might like one of the others *shrug*).... but what about some other TV series that can be rented on DVD. One for which I lament its demise is the Dresden Files (the books are awesome too). It only has 12 episodes, all of which are on 3 DVDs and Hulu. Firefly was written and directed by Joss Whedon and also only had 12 episodes. Some TV shows might keep him busy for more than one night hehe. On the subject of Firefly, I didn't see anyone mention Serenity, which was the movie version after the TV show floundered. Some others I didn't see mentioned... Signs Galaxy Quest (only because you said he saw Evolution, which was also silly) The X-Files The X-Files: I Want to Believe (came out last summer) ummm I had a couple of others but they slipped out of my brain on the way here
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• United States
28 Feb 09
i will have to tell him about hulu so he can look some of those up.. thanks!
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
15 Feb 09
well there are alot of good sci-fi movies out there and i could make a very long page of them, but i'll give you some that i really like the most. jumper, stargate, event horizon, dark city, starship troopers, any of the alien movies, timeline, star dust, silent hill, a scanner darkly, lady in the water, bloodrayne 1 & 2. those are some of the movies that i like the most, i could go on with a lot more movies.
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• United States
28 Feb 09
k i think he hasnt seen most of those so i will let him know.. i wanna see jumper it looked really cool
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
he may enjoy the movie 300, apocalyptic
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• United States
13 Feb 09
i will have to mention those to him again.. i had told him a few months ago when they were on cable but he didnt know what they were about and then kept missing when they were on.. i think he would like both of them though.. thanks!!
• United States
8 Feb 09
I, Robot was a good one. While only loosely based (incredibly so, actually) on Isaac Asimov's book, your husband (if he's read the book and/or is a fan of Asimov) will notice the inclusion of the Three Laws or Robotics and Nestor-class robots among other references to the book. The story has a very gripping murder mystery set in a sleek but at the same time gritty future Chicago. There are a couple plot twists near the end that will likely keep him on the edge of his seat. There are many others I would suggest such as Bicentennial Man, another movie based off of an Asimov book, starring Robin Williams. Although they have likely been mentioned, I would also suggest classics like The Fifth Element, Dune, Starship Troopers, the Alien anthology, Pitch Black and its sequel The Chronicles of Riddick, among many others that could be too numerous the mention. I hope he enjoys them!!
• United States
13 Feb 09
i dont know if he has read any of his books or not but i will check.. thanks!
• Canada
8 Feb 09
Lets see.... Dark Kingdom-The Dragon King. I loved, the recent version.
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• United States
13 Feb 09
is that one title or two?
@grebojsa (161)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
7 Feb 09
Well definitely if he had not watched already he should watch all of matrix movies and I would also recommend these: V for vendetta sunrise subject two the descent creep the arrival war of the worlds the independence day contact a space odyssey evolution .... uh I can't remember any other right now
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• United States
9 Feb 09
i know V was good!! i got him war of the worlds 1 and 2 but he hasnt gotten a chance to see them yet.. he has seen independence day and evolution but i dont think he has seen the others so i will go check them out thanks!!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I'm for Titan A.E (which is a cartoon), Running Man, Ultra Violet, Children of Men, Doomsday (kind of gross, but still a good film, just eat first at al), Total Recall, The Terminator Series. That's all my inner geek can come up with right now.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
children of men was good!! doomsday was odd.. im not sure which of the others he has seen but i will ask him.. thanks!!
@Vladilyich1 (1453)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I haven't considered what I would consider a "good" SF movie in over 10 years. They're all about the same. Now that I'm up near Toronto (the Hollywood of Canada), I plan to start pitching some of the scripts I've written. I have one I'd love to turn into a TV series, because most of them are pretty bad these days, too.
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