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The 10 Most Complex Sci-fi Movies of All Time
Taste of Cinema ^ | September 21, 2017 | Mike Gray

Posted on 09/24/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT by EveningStar

By its very nature, the sci-fi genre is relatively complex: the short stories, novels, TV series and films that comprise speculative fiction necessitate detailed expository passages to build its far-flung futures, reality-bending premises, and stories set in a galaxy far, far away.

Whether the story is set on an alien world populated by creatures markedly different from human beings, in a future separated by centuries or eons from the present in which society, technology, science, and civilization itself have evolved into a nearly unrecognizable state, or center around time or space travel, sci-fi stories require complex set-ups to create a believable reality that’s very different from our own.

Because of this, the sci-fi genre also allows for its stories to become quite complex. Time travel stories thrive on complexity while, depending on the story, other elements may be willfully obtuse to create an air of mystery or disorientation in the viewer–and some sci-fi stories are much more complex than others.

Here are 10 sci-fi films that are purposely complex ...

10. Predestination (2014) ...

9. The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976) ...

8. The Fountain (2006) ...

7. Coherence (2013) ...

6. Upstream Color (2013) ...

5. Primer (2004) ...

4. Inception (2010) ...

3. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984) ...

2. Solaris (1972) ...

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ...

(Excerpt) Read more at tasteofcinema.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; movies; sciencefiction; scifi; sf
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Which of these movies have you seen or even heard of?
1 posted on 09/24/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 09/24/2017 12:05:10 PM PDT by EveningStar (I am a Non-Cultist Trump Supporter.)
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To: EveningStar

Buckaroo Bonzai


3 posted on 09/24/2017 12:05:40 PM PDT by Mercat (I know my redeemer lives.)
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To: EveningStar

12 Monkeys?


4 posted on 09/24/2017 12:06:16 PM PDT by Mercat (I know my redeemer lives.)
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To: Mercat
Ice Pirates .
5 posted on 09/24/2017 12:06:51 PM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: Mercat

Blade Runner?


6 posted on 09/24/2017 12:07:09 PM PDT by redhead (Pray for children in pedophile pipeline, destined for abuse, torture, and even sacrifice...)
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To: EveningStar

And I did see Space Odysee. Boring guy movie.


7 posted on 09/24/2017 12:07:14 PM PDT by Mercat (I know my redeemer lives.)
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monkeys can be complicated.


8 posted on 09/24/2017 12:07:17 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Imprison Obama, Clintons, Holder, lynch now.)
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To: mewzilla
And Spaceballs .
9 posted on 09/24/2017 12:07:54 PM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve heard about five of them - one through four and number nine. But I’ve only seen 2001, Buckaroo Banzai, and Inception.


10 posted on 09/24/2017 12:09:19 PM PDT by Waryone (2 Chronicles 7:14; praise God for His great mercy!)
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To: EveningStar

Saw 2001.....very good,bordering on outstanding.Haven’t seen any of the others.


11 posted on 09/24/2017 12:09:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: EveningStar
I must no longer be into scifi. I have only heard of one of these (2001 and I have yet to watch it from start to finish.

The others I have never heard of.

I guess my scifi days were 50s B movies.

12 posted on 09/24/2017 12:10:11 PM PDT by stevem
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen 5 of them. Liked one of them. Sort of. Not really.


13 posted on 09/24/2017 12:10:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: EveningStar

Buckaroo Banzai
2001: A Space Odyssey


14 posted on 09/24/2017 12:10:58 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: EveningStar

I’ve seen most of them. Not sure I’d call any of them except Inception complex. Now many of them are not fully explained and you’ve got to put some thinking into it, but that’s not necessarily complex, that’s just a vaguer style of story telling.


15 posted on 09/24/2017 12:10:59 PM PDT by discostu (Things are in their place, The heavens are secure, The whole thing explodes in my face)
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To: EveningStar

Zardoz with Sean Connery didn’t even make the list. How odd?!


16 posted on 09/24/2017 12:11:20 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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To: EveningStar

Interstellar (2014) was pretty twisty.


17 posted on 09/24/2017 12:12:42 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: mewzilla

Ice Pirates was hilarious


18 posted on 09/24/2017 12:12:50 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: EveningStar

What about Plan 9 From Outer Space?


19 posted on 09/24/2017 12:13:21 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 billion dollars.)
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Interstellar I’m gonna have to watch about 5 more times to understand.


20 posted on 09/24/2017 12:13:58 PM PDT by TomServo
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