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A science fiction reader(watcher)

A friend of mine asked for a list of recommended Science Fiction films. Of course, for someone new the genre, ease of viewing is very important. Many of these films made the list because of that property. The list is ordered so that you can watch one film per day. I try to make sure that difficult films are followed by easy ones so that the viewer will not be overwhelmed. Each week covers a particular theme. Enjoy!

Week 1: A warning...

  1. The Day The Earth Stood Still
  2. The Abyss
  3. Forbidden Planet
  4. Metropolis
  5. Dr. Strangelove...
  6. War Games
  7. Metropolis(Japan)

Week 2: Crisis of Identity

  1. BladeRunner
  2. Vanilla Sky (or Abres los Ojos)
  3. Dark City
  4. 12 Monkeys
  5. A Scanner Darkly
  6. Total Recall
  7. Brazil

Week 3: The grim future

  1. Mad Max
  2. A Clockwork Orange
  3. Gattaca
  4. 1984
  5. Logan's Run
  6. Soylent Green
  7. Planet of the Apes

Week 4: Straight on 'til morning

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Fifth Element
  3. The Last Starfighter
  4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy(BBC)
  5. Battlestar Galactica
  6. Serenity
  7. Dune

Week 5: Eumenides

  1. Pitch Black
  2. E.T
  3. Alien
  4. Lilo and Stich
  5. The Thing(Carpenter)
  6. Short Circuit
  7. The Terminator

Week 6: Time for a change

  1. The Time Machine
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. The Butterfly Effect
  4. Paycheck
  5. The Lathe of Heaven
  6. The Manchurian Candidate
  7. The Minority Report

Week 7: Enlightenment

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Pi
  3. The Fountain
  4. Red Planet
  5. The Prestige