A list of films as a reply to the book "101 Sci-Fi Films To See Before You Die" by Steven Jay Schneider.
The list in that book can be seen here - http://www.imdb.com/list/lEpXyn8AIcE/
...and yes there are more than 101, it's a work in progress.
The Lost World (1925) - Silent film version of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story. Similar to king Kong but with a dinosaur in London.
Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella [Cosmic Journey] (1935) - Communists go to the moon, lovely Soviet silent film made to encourage the young to get into space studies.
A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955) – Four boys go on a journey back in time to the prehistoric era. Beautiful film with great effects.
This Island Earth (1955) – Aliens with big foreheads come to earth to recruit our scientists.
Kronos (1957) – An energy sapping alien arrives on earth.
The Deadly Invention (1958) – A Jules Verne story done in Karel Zeman’s distinctive visual style.
The Creation of the Humanoids (1962), B Movie sets, B-Movie acting but with a plot that pre-empts Philip K Dick.
The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) – A TV producer in a dystopian future comes up with the concept of a TV show where people are filmed 24 hours a day.
Morel's Invention (1974) – a man washes up on an island where time seems to be stuck in a 24 hour loop. Italian sci-fi based on a novel by Argentinian writer Adolfo Bioy Casares.
The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie) – A doctor tries to control a man whose dreams can alter reality.
Man Facing Southeast (1986) – Argentinian film that is like an original version of K-Pax, although the writer of K-Pax claims he had never heard of it before.
Konets vechnosti [End Of Infinity] (1987) – adaptation of Isaac Asimov novel, like most soviet sci-fi from that time it’s mostly people in dark rooms having long conversations but sticking with it is rewarding.
The Hidden (1987) – Kyle Maclachlan chases a shape shifting alien around LA. Fantastically fun 80s action film that doesn’t seem to get mentioned that often.
Harrison Bergeron (1995 TV Movie) – A man in future where everyone is equal decides it’s rather *beep*
Paprika (2006) – Anime about a psychologist trying to track down a machine that makes peoples dreams become physical reality.
The Man from Earth (2007) – On the day of his retirement a man tells his work colleagues that he is 14,000 years old. Can he prove it to them?
The Mechanical Man
The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine. (80 mins.)
“ most of this film has been lost but the remaining 26mins (on YouTube) is great and features what may be the the first film robot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqZM82Yvy0 ” - fiasko1
The Lost World
The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
http://archive.org/details/ATripToThePlanets-SilentWithAddedSound ” - fiasko1
Woman in the Moon
A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there. (156 mins.)
A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well. (70 mins.)
After his colleague and a mentor, Prof. Achenbach dies in a set-up accident, while trying to produce gold from the lead, Werner Holk seeks revenge. Meanwhile, a British millionaire suggests that Holk work on him on a similar project. (120 mins.)
In an unnamed English-speaking capitalist land, a young engineer invents inexhaustible giant robots... (85 mins.)
The science fiction film "Kosmicheskii Reis" was first shown in Soviet theaters in January 1936. Soviet... (70 mins.)
Three earthlings visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless. (245 mins.)
A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened. (77 mins.)
King of the Rocket Men
Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan. (167 mins.)
One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon. (92 mins.)
The Man in the White Suit
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons. (85 mins.)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(1950 TV Series)
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
“ BBC version of Orwell's book.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twx98NhRB84 ” - fiasko1
This Island Earth
Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war. (87 mins.)
A Journey to the Beginning of Time
For Czech version: Youngest of four boys one day finds a fossil of trilobite. So his older friend take him on journey through prehistory, up to beginning of time, to see real live trilobites. (93 mins.)
Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with. (78 mins.)
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano. (78 mins.)
“ The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne
The Deadly Invention
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAqxDK1tpcg ” - fiasko1
The World, the Flesh and the Devil
A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors. (95 mins.)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
When the USA and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. (98 mins.)
The Creation of the Humanoids
In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies. (75 mins.)
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Cosmonauts land on the planet Venus. However, they find themselves in danger from the voracious monsters they find on it. (78 mins.)
The Day of the Triffids
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. (93 mins.)
Voyage to the End of the Universe
The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri. (81 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph9n5F7SipY ” - fiasko1
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out. (84 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPU6eAS_OqI ” - fiasko1
Thunderbirds Are GO
Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an... (93 mins.)
Late August at the Hotel Ozone
A troupe of young women on post-apocalyptic earth are lead around by a mistress born before the war, eventually stumbling into the company of a lonely old man. (77 mins.)
In the distant future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. (98 mins.)
Je t'aime, je t'aime
Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice... (94 mins.)
(1964 TV Series)
Set in a future when the world is dominated and run by television, where language has become almost redundant and all "tensions" - love... (90 mins.)
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
The European Space Exploration Council sends two astronauts to explore a planet similar to the Earth but located on the opposite side of the sun. (101 mins.)
Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out? (134 mins.)
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators. (100 mins.)
No Blade of Grass
When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland. (96 mins.)
The Andromeda Strain
A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
The Omega Man
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation... (97 mins.)
The Suns of Easter Island
Six people find a mysterious mark in the center of their left hand and all independently go to Easter Island in hopes to uncover the mystery.
World on a Wire
(1973 TV Movie)
Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality... (212 mins.)
A castaway arrives on an island. He thinks it's uninhabited, but he sees a palace with also a hidden room. Soon he sees some people walking, dressed with old-fashioned clothes. He is afraid because people don't see him, like a ghost. (110 mins.)
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (105 mins.)
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants... (84 mins.)
Space Is the Place
Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland... (85 mins.)
A Boy and His Dog
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (91 mins.)
The Stepford Wives
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (125 mins.)
Death Race 2000
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality. (80 mins.)
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
The Land That Time Forgot
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn... (90 mins.)
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
Im Staub der Sterne
After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help... (95 mins.)
A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... (123 mins.)
A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. (94 mins.)
In an post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgol5_00prc ” - fiasko1
(1977 TV Series)
Drama set in an nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot. (55 mins.)
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
(1978 TV Series)
The Twelve Colonies of Man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar... (60 mins.)
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
The Black Hole
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (98 mins.)
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders. (89 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBFNaHs-zjQ ” - fiasko1
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream. (96 mins.)
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Battle Beyond the Stars
A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. (104 mins.)
Brave New World
(1980 TV Movie)
A man who grew up in a primitive society educating himself by reading Shakespeare is allowed to join the futuristic society where his parents are from. However, he can not adapt to their repressive ways. (180 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlb1bdU-G7o ” - fiasko1
The Lathe of Heaven
(1980 TV Movie)
George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs... (105 mins.)
In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder. (112 mins.)
(1982 TV Movie)
Based on novel by Jewgenij Samjatin. "A vision of a united totalitarian state, a world of quadratic harmony and blue-grey conformity".
Strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals Maggie and two other hide on their station and soon violence erupts. (80 mins.)
NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is. (93 mins.)
Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets... (78 mins.)
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJqu1Q92Dhw ” - fiasko1
Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people... (106 mins.)
A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. (116 mins.)
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery. (116 mins.)
Night of the Comet
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
The Last Starfighter
A discouraged video-gaming boy finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force. (101 mins.)
Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women. (117 mins.)
A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor... (108 mins.)
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. (116 mins.)
Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. (94 mins.)
A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg. (71 mins.)
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms. (135 mins.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eti9Qn4bZDg ” - fiasko1
Man Facing Southeast
A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right? (105 mins.)
The Running Man
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov.The End of Eternity is a science fiction film with mystery and thriller elements on the subjects of time travel and social engineering. (137 mins.)
“ The End Of Infinity ” - fiasko1
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, pursued by a human cop and an alien cop inhabiting a human body. (96 mins.)
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (93 mins.)
An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature. (78 mins.)
Heart of a Dog
(1988 TV Movie)
Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human. (136 mins.)
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. (95 mins.)
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances... (107 mins.)
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