SJW Geek Movies: Leftist fantasy, sci-fi & horror

by martintom-57275 | created - 14 Feb 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 149,894 | Gross: $1.24M

Klassenkampf!

2. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 165,222 | Gross: $93.44M

Positive utopia

3. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 560,423 | Gross: $700.06M

4. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,631

5. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 25,289

Awesome hippie enviromental movie, bad soundtrack, but what a *beep* great idea! *beep* the people, let the forests live!

6. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 9,637 | Gross: $9.00M

Lord of the rings on LSD with enviro pacifistic message message.

7. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 20,794

Hippie vision o space capitalism in next centuries, space truckers destroy unstable stars. What a *beep* great movie.

8. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd

Votes: 145,040

Strong feminist message

9. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 404,659 | Gross: $93.05M

Low class scum, ready to kick some solar bourgeoise asses. Kropotkins favourite sci-fi movie.

10. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 149,715 | Gross: $41.19M

Multicultural palnet and critique of colonialism. Awesome <3

11. Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Bob Corff, Elaine Giftos, Bud Cort, Talia Shire

Votes: 1,165

positive utopia

12. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After Abe, a Mudokon slave worker born into captivity finds out the horrible truth that the food products being created in the factory he works in are made out of Mudokon, he sets out to save the other Mudokon's and tries to escape.

Director: Lorne Lanning | Star: Lorne Lanning

Votes: 784

Every game fromm Oddworld series critizies capitalism and eccocide.

13. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)

116 min | Drama

The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Myriam Boyer, Jean-Luc Bideau, Miou-Miou, Jacques Denis

Votes: 957

14. Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Abe returns in this sequel to rescue the Mudokon slaves from Necrum Mines.

Director: Lorne Lanning | Stars: Lorne Lanning, Thomas Jung, Scott Easley, Sean Miller

Votes: 438

Every game fromm Oddworld series critizies capitalism and eccocide.

15. Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (2014 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A high definition remake of the original PlayStation video game Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997).

Director: Lorne Lanning | Stars: John Aquila, Dante Bisceglia, Avery Byrd, Chris Camacho

Votes: 204

Every game fromm Oddworld series critizies capitalism and eccocide.

16. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 73,443

Stanislav Lem, author of book Solaris, was a great critique of totalitarian regimes.

17. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 47,355

Monelyess utopia, strong pacifist message

18. Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

81 min | Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Dana Medrická, Irena Kacírková

Votes: 1,754

Great antimilitaristic movie, from socialist Czechoslovakia. First sci.fi movie with artistic ambitions.

19. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is seventy-five years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 53,934

Monelyess utopia, strong feminist message

20. In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help. Strangely enough, the Temers deny having sent this message. As ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Alfred Struwe, Ekkehard Schall, Milan Beli

Votes: 333

21. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 91,219

Monelyess utopia

22. The Time Machine (1960)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 34,135

23. Brave New World (1998 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic totalitarian utopian society, babies are created through genetic engineering, everyone has a predestined place in society and their minds are conditioned to follow the rules. A tragic outsider jeopardizes the status quo.

Directors: Leslie Libman, Larry Williams | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Leonard Nimoy, Tim Guinee, Rya Kihlstedt

Votes: 1,817

What a great dystopic movie, Leonard Nimoy is in this!

24. Sleep Dealer (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.

Director: Alex Rivera | Stars: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Metztli Adamina

Votes: 6,203 | Gross: $0.08M

Capitalism as its best, they will steal your sleeping too!

25. The Gilligan Manifesto (2018)

85 min | Documentary

At the height of the Cold War, Gilligan's Island depicted seven Americans living in an analogue of a post-apocalyptic world where the survivors have to rebuild civilization. Remarkably, the... See full summary »

Director: Cevin Soling | Stars: Dawn Wells, Russell Johnson, Sherwood Schwartz, Jim Backus

Votes: 98

26. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 21,862

Roles are changed, more evolved space race come to enslaved people, like they enslaved animals.

27. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward.

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan | Stars: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna, L.S. Kim

Votes: 164

Documentary about tv heroines. Wonder Woman, Xena, Buffy <3

28. Born in Flames (1983)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are dealt with by the government.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield, Florynce Kennedy

Votes: 769

Afrofuturist black power militant feminist movie. Awesome.

29. Space Is the Place (1974)

R | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Music

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, pharoanic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. ... See full summary »

Director: John Coney | Stars: Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder

Votes: 820

One of the best afrofuturistic movies, world is corrupt and full unjistices, lets escape to space.

30. Pumzi (2009)

21 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Kudzani Moswela, Chantelle Burger, Tammy Richards, Nicole Bailey

Votes: 264

Antiwar enviromental sci-fi movie.

31. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 5,275 | Gross: $3.70M

Awesome movie, use alien from outerspace as metaphor for racism and refugee problems. I love it.

BTW movie is under public domain now!

32. Lathe of Heaven (2002 TV Movie)

91 min | Sci-Fi

In a near future society, a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first, but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: James Caan, Lukas Haas, Lisa Bonet, David Strathairn

Votes: 942

Adaptation of book of one of my favourite anarchist wirters, Ursula K. Le Guin. <3

33. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 74,611 | Gross: $109.71M

Now it´s time to save the planet, whales and kick the some punk asses in 80s. It has everything, strong message, Spock and time travel. Come on, it will be better only wth David Hasselhoff.

34. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 18,195

WTF! What I was just watching! :D I don´t know if it was awesome, or bad, but he kickes some bourgeoise asses. You know, freedom or death, plus Sir Sean Connery, knight of Britain, half naked in leather. Plus flying head. Yeah ... it was awesome, somebody was on LSD.

35. Dune (2000– )

Not Rated | 265 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.

Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini, Uwe Ochsenknecht

Votes: 17,213

Frank Herbert has got always great analysis of political power and religion. Plus you can see local Czech actors in their best roles, like Karel Dobrý https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyqNs1fawqQ . :D

36. Children of Dune (2003– )

Unrated | 266 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.

Stars: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 11,437

Frank Herbert has got always great analysis of political power and religion. Plus you can see local Czech actors in their best roles. :D

37. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 54,056

Earth is *beep* up, demonstrations are violently pushed, nature doesnt exist, but if it, from what is food made of?

38. Z.P.G. (1972)

PG | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Concerned with population over-growth, the Earth government bans, under the penalty of death, all pregnancies but one couple decides to risk having a real baby rather than legally adopt a cyborg child.

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,152

Earth is *beep* up and you cant *beep* for kids. Nature is just in museum. What a depressing movie.

39. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 978,077 | Gross: $70.51M

Come on, best anarchistic comics transformed into movie without word anarchy? Not a surprise, that alt,right pro PUTIN *beep* like it. But it is still good.

40. The Man in the High Castle (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell, Rupert Evans

Votes: 75,494

What if nazis win war?

41. Mr. Freedom (1968)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

Mr. Freedom is an all-American superhero that destroys everyone who even remotely disagrees with imperialism. The film accounts his latest assignment to save France from being taken over by the commies.

Director: William Klein | Stars: John Abbey, Delphine Seyrig, Donald Pleasence, Jean-Claude Drouot

Votes: 953

Awesome leftist movie about ameřrican imperilalism!

42. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 477,577 | Gross: $107.51M

Great comics, nearly good movie, you know analysis of authority via super heroes.

43. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter, and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Votes: 84,002

Full of politics, nationalism ... well better word is planetarism, b movies anarchists, space, violence and aliens. I love it!

44. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi