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Good '80's Sci Fi Movies?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by 7HEUSEDB3RTH, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

    7HEUSEDB3RTH Part Member, Part Machine

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    I wan't sure to put this in the actual movie section, because that seems more about newer movies. I want to talk older ones.

    It is going to be a rainy weekend, so I want to watch a few good sci fi or fantasy movies that either take place in the way off future or in outter space. Are there any good 70's or 80's movies or TV shows that fit this? On my list are:

    Dune
    The Black Hole (Disney one)
    Silent Running
    BladeRunner
    Battle Star Galactica (TV Series)
    Krull

    Thanks, sorry if my wording is confusing.
     
  2. econutterj

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    2001 a space odyssey, 2010: Odyssey Two and all four of the 'Alien' movies would keep you going if you can get hold of them. LEXX is a fantastic TV series and there was a great TV series in the eighties called V. Something a bit older but definitely worth the watch is 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' staring David Bowie - tres cool! Logan's run - a 'nice hair' film (70's).
    The weekend is already under way so I hope this isn't too late to be of use.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Kevin

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    Some good choice mentioned above, good choices indeed. Nice to see somebody else out there looking back on Krull fondly.

    Some other 80's movies worthy of a rainy weekend are...

    Flight of the Navigator
    They Live
    Outland
    Starman
    Enemy Mine
    The Running Man
    The Thing (Carpenter's remake)
    Lifeforce
    Ghostbusters
    The Last Starfighter
    Explorers (great movie to watch with the kids)
    Tron
    Cocoon (a little slower but not bad watching)
     
  4. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

    7HEUSEDB3RTH Part Member, Part Machine

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    Actually, I haven't seen Krull yet. It's on my ever increasing list. Was it not well liked?

    I just finised 2001. It was one of those movies I could never get through the first 40 minutes of. Tonight was like my tenth try, and I finaly finished it. And is was in. freaking. credible. I have no idea about half that movie, but I am starting to get it. Kind of. The ending really was the part that got me.. Looking forward to watching 2010 tomorow. Thanks, Kevin and econutterj.
     
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    When it first came out, I think it was one of those movies that critics really didn't know what to make of it since it combines sci-fi elements with fantasy elements and even some medieval elements. It caught a fresh life when it started airing on TV and as a VHS rental (this was back in the days before DVD & everybody having cable). It is a wonderfully strange movie that you'll likely enjoy if you're a fan of B-movies or movies that don't exactly fit the mainstream.

    If 2001 & 2010 catch your attention, then you might enjoy reading the 4 original novels as well. Over the years there have been talk of adapting 2061 & 3001 into films as well but for one reason or other the plans falls apart.

    BTW: I was watching Mythbusters last night and was reminded of another classic 80's movie... Real Genius with Val Kilmer. Can't believe I missed that one on the list. I still toss out the occasional quote from that movie.
     
  6. Starbeast from Planet X

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    Good 70's & 80's Sci Fi Movies/TV in space or in the future?

    Alot of excellent titles listed by everyone.

    I can think of a few more:


    MAD MAX
    The ROAD WARRIOR
    STAR TREK: The NEXT GENERATION (series)
    SPACE: 1999
    ALIEN NATION (James Cann movie)
    GALAXY of TERROR
    ALIEN
    ALIENS
    FORBIDDEN WORLD
    WITHOUT WARNING
    The TERMINATOR
    GOZILLA vs the SMOG MONSTER
    SOYLENT GREEN
    BENEATH the PLANET of the APES
    SPACESHIP
    SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES in the FORBIDDEN ZONE
    SATURN 3
    OMEGA MAN (1971)
    TIME BANDITS
    TIME AFTER TIME
    HORROR EXPRESS
    RETURN of the ALIEN's DEADLY SPAWN
    STARCHASER:The LEGEND of ORIN
    HEAVY METAL




    I hope I was helpful....................
     
  7. 7HEUSEDB3RTH

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    Well, it is referenced by Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park and Robot Chicken. It seems like one of those movies that would be fun to reference in alot of situations. I guess there is no harm in seing it, I think I'll get a laugh out of it, if nothing else.

    Yea, I was thinking about it. I am really bad at reading, I really try, but get too overwhelmed by seeing a big page of little words, I just can't do it. I wish I could, I miss out on alot of really good sci fi books because of it.

    Atleast I can read graphic novels. I am able to attatch a name to a picture and the words suplement the picture, which helps alot. Do you know any good sci fi graphic novels? I know it's off topic, I guess I'll investigate the writing section of Cool Sci Fi.

    Anyways, thanks Kevin and Starbeast. :D
     
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    highlander!!!!!
     
  9. resaliens

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    Has anyone mentioned Logan's Run yet? I think it was in the 70s though.
     
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    Good 80s Sci Fi Movies

    For some reason I don't see Charlton Heston as a sci- fi actor, but yeah, he was in those movies. The only ones I've seen are the first Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green.
     
  12. booktags

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    The Terminator.
     
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    In no particular order.............
    ~~~2010
    ~~~The Terminator
    ~~~Aliens
    ~~~Dune
    ~~~Altered States
    ~~~The Final Countdown
    ~~~Escape from New York
    ~~~Outland
    ~~~Blade Runner
    ~~~The Thing
    ~~~Tron
    ~~~Iceman
    ~~~Lifeforce
    ~~~The Hidden
    ~~~Predator
    ~~~The Empire Strikes Back
    ~~~Return of the Jedi
    ~~~Dreamscape
    ~~~Alien Nation
    ~~~They Live
    ~~~The Abyss
    ~~~Millennium
    ~~~Prince of Darkness
     
  14. neu-tron

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    Hi all,

    Some of these are better than others, but all are worth watching.
    They are listed in my preference:


    TRON

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    Brazil

    Battle Beyond the Stars

    The Never Ending Story

    Labyrinth
     
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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
     
  16. Kevin

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    The end theme song is my current ring tone on my phone! :D

    If people ever wanted to know what my personality type was like, all that'd have to do is to know that I loved the Buckaroo Banzai movie. To this day I still toss out quotes from it.
     
  17. JoeSimpson

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    Does "Hawk the Slayer" count?
     
  18. LeRolls

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    It's not Sci-fi and it's also not good. It is however, quite unintentionally hilarious. :p
     
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    Dark Star a classic Carpenter and then I really enjoy 2010 :D
     
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    "Test Pilota Pirxa", an polish adaptation of a Stanislaw Lem novel. Freaked me out, when I saw it as kid. It aired only once on German television and is apparently very hard to get.
    It's about a mission of a space ship to Saturn with a mixed crew consisting of humans and androids to test their respective performances.
    The members do not know what their opposites exactly are. Of course a malfunctions occurs and one android tries to kill the humans. Creepy stuff in the vain of "Westworld" IIRC.
     

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