Best Sci-fi Movies Part 1 by Movies to Kill Time – captainsamar99

Best Sci-fi Movies Part 1 by Movies to Kill Time – captainsamar99

With hallmarks of neo-noir and thriller films, Minority Report’s unique visual atmosphere was groundbreaking and oddly prescient, warning of a world where advanced technology can predict people’s crimes before they even commit them. Three mutated humans, known as Precogs, make these predictions — when they predict that Chief Anderton (Tom Cruise) will kill a man 36 hours from now, he goes on the run. The film’s futuristic aesthetic set the benchmark for a new kind of stylized sci-fi — one which was heavily informed by technologists and scientists working at the cutting edge of what was possible at the time — through its use of color and imagery.

IMDB: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Commercial science fiction films could be stylish and trendy — like Blade Runner — but the studios and filmmakers often focused on bringing the science fiction elements to an otherwise human story. With The Matrix, released in 1999, the Wachowskis turned that on its head — depicting a dystopian future, where all of humanity had been trapped in a simulated reality, being used as an energy source for artificially intelligent creatures. A hacker, Neo, is alerted to the falseness of the world they live in, and soon starts on a quest to uncover the truth. Several of the film’s stylistic inventions — such as the digital rain of the code that composes the Matrix — are iconic parts of contemporary culture. The Matrix brought questions about existential philosophy and nihilism to the forefront of the story and coupled them with intense action scenes that drew from martial arts and Japanese animation, to create an enduring cyberpunk sci-fi film that reverberates around contemporary culture.

IMDB: 8.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%

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Published at Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:25:18 +0000

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