The best kinds of science fiction.

A broad range of the best kinds of science fiction films and series.
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1.
Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
“ Primer is a movie you are going to have to watch a few times. I guarantee you won't be able to fully understand it the first time you watch it.
Primer has an extremely clever and well written story which isn't dumbed down for the viewers. It was made on a budget of $7500 and should be watched by all fans of timetravel. ” - nkkropsy
 
2.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
3.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
4.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
 
5.
Seconds (1966)
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. (106 mins.)
“ It was like a movie length episode of a really good twilight zone episode. It was definitely ahead of it's time.
This movie even frightened Brian Wilson (from the beach boys) so much that it took him until 1982's ET: Extra-Terrestrial that he'd ever visit a movie theater again.
That says something. ” - nkkropsy
 
6.
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
 
7.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
8.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
9.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
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A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)
 
10.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
11.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. (113 mins.)
 
12.
The Prestige (2006)
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After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other. (130 mins.)
 
13.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)
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Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes. (88 mins.)
 
14.
Village of the Damned (1960)
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
15.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Steins;Gate (2011 TV Series)
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After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans. (24 mins.)
 
17.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)
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An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the alien's language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man". (51 mins.)
 
18.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Lonely (1959)
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A convict, living alone on an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot. (51 mins.)
 
19.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: A Stop at Willoughby (1960)
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Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night, about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of seeking refuge there. (51 mins.)
 
20.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Three astronauts return to Earth after seemingly having made an encounter that dooms them and their craft to erasure from existence itself. (51 mins.)
 
21.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Walking Distance (1959)
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A man travels back in time to his childhood, arriving just a few miles away from his native town. (51 mins.)
 
22.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world. (51 mins.)
 
23.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Where Is Everybody? (1959)
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Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown. (51 mins.)
 
24.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape. (51 mins.)
 
25.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Silence (1961)
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Annoyed by a club member's constant chatter, a man bets him he cannot remain silent for a year, living in a glass enclosure in the club basement. (51 mins.)
 
26.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Nick of Time (1960)
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A pair of newlyweds stopping in a small town are trapped by their own superstition when playing a fortune telling machine in a local diner. (51 mins.)
 
27.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: I Sing the Body Electric (1962)
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A recent widower, needing loving care for his three young children, orders a cybernetic "grandmother". While two of the children accept her, one of his daughters fiercely rejects her, with near tragic consequences. (51 mins.)
 
28.
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Home Away from Home (1999)
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Suddenly, Tai finds himself and Koromon back in the real world. To their surprise they find no time has passed since they first arrived in Digiworld... (24 mins.)