The Fifth Element is a wildly entertaining jumble of action, love story, frenetic comedy and alien space opera — all rolled into an adventure that has as many twists and turns as it has aliens and visual effects. Fate drops a vulnerable and powerful woman … More

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Forbidden Planet 1956

At a time when most sci fi movies had to get by with small budgets and cheesy effects, Forbidden Planet was a spectacular, effects-filled, big-budget exception. Set in a distant corner of the universe, a crew from Earth must learn why the survivor … More

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Alien 1979

A tense and thrilling horror film set in the depths of space, Alien features one of the creepiest and most lethal alien monsters of all time. An extraterrestrial larva attacks and infects a crewmember, and using the most gruesome of … More

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An action-packed clash between two larger than life figures, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan pits the starship Enterprise against Khan—a vengeful and genetically enhanced war criminal. Obsessed with avenging the death of his wife, Khan is determined to outwit … More

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A milestone science fiction film, Planet of the Apes holds a mirror to society—revealing a backwards world where apes rule and man is a primitive animal. After travelling at near light speed and surviving a crash landing, three crew members find themselves stranded … More

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Star Wars 1977

From the opening scene, with its incomprehensibly large space craft passing overhead and filling the entire screen for what seems like an eternity, the 1977 film Star Wars changed the rules for all action adventure films that followed. In the … More

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A special effects film filled with wonder, adventure and drama, Close Encounters of the Third Kind embraces the idea of accepting and exploring the unknown. The title promises ‘contact with aliens’ and the film delivers spectacularly, but … More

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