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1968 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kubrick, Clarke
Film
2002 28 Days Later
Boyle, Garland
Film
1971 A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess, Stanley Kubrick
Film
2001 AI: Artificial Intelligence
Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Brian Aldiss
Film
1988 Akira
Katsuhiro Otomo
Film
1979 Alien
Scott, O'Bannon, Shusett
Film
1985 Back to the Future
Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Film
1967 Barbarella
Jean-Claude Forest
Film
1988 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Stephen Herek, Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Film
1982 Blade Runner
Scott, Dick
Film
1985 Brazil
Terry Gilliam
Film
2006 Children of Men
James, Cuaron
Film
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Steven Spielberg
Film
1998 Dark City
Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S Goyer
Film
1974 Dark Star
John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon
Film
1982 ET the Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg
Film
1997 Event Horizon
Philip Eisner, Paul Anderson
Film
1964 First Men in the Moon
H G Wells, Nigel Kneale, Jan Read
Film
1980 Flash Gordon
Lorenzo Semple Jr, Michael Allin, Alex Raymond
Film
1956 Forbidden Planet
Irving Block, Alan Alder, Fred M Wilcox
Film
1999 Galaxy Quest
David Howard, Robert Gordon, Dean Parisot
Film
1995 Ghost in the Shell
Masamune Shirow, Mamoru Oshii
Film
1996 Independence Day
Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.
Film
1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Finney, Mainwaring
Film
1976 Logan's Run
William F Nelson, George Clayton Johnson, David Zelag Goodman, Michael Anderson
Film
1937 Lost Horizon
Frank Capra, James Hilton
Film
1996 Mars Attacks!
Tim Burton, Jonathan Gems
Film
1926 Metropolis
Fritz Lang
Film
1968 Planet of the Apes
Boulle, Wilson, Serling
Film
1987 RoboCop
Paul Verhoeven, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner,
Film
1975 Rollerball
Norman Jewison, William Harrison
Film
1966 Seconds
Lewis John Carlino, David Ely, John Frankenheimer
Film
1971 Silent Running
Deric Washburn, Mike Cimino, Steve Bocho, Douglas Trumbull
Film
1973 Soylent Green
Richard Fleischer, Stanley R Greenberg, Harry Harrison
Film
1979 Stalker
Andrei Tarkovsky, Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Film
1977 Star Wars
George Lucas
Film
1994 Stargate
Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Film
1984 Starman
John Carpenter
Film
1978 Superman
Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, Richard Donner
Film
1971 The Andromeda Strain
Michael Crichton, Robert Wise
Film
1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Val Guest
Film
1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still
Harry Bates, Edmund North, Robert Wise
Film
1980 The Empire Strikes Back
George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
Film
1992 The Lawnmower Man
Stephen King, Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett
Film
1976 The Man Who Fell To Earth
Nic Roeg, Paul Mayersburg, Walter Tevis
Film
1999 The Matrix
Andy and Larry Wachowski
Film
1983 The Return of the Jedi
George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan
Film
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Richard O'Brien
Film
1984 The Terminator
Cameron, Hurd
Film
1998 They Live
John Carpenter, Ray Nelson
Film
1936 Things To Come
HG Wells, William Cameron Menzies
Film
1971 THX1138
George Lucas
Film
1990 Total Recall
Philip K Dick
Film
1982 Tron
Steven Lisberger
Film
1995 Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam, David and Janet Peoples, Chris Marker
Film
1960 Village of the Damned
John Wyndham, Wolf Rilla
Film
1974 Zardoz
John Boorman
Film

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