My 14yo said last night she would like to see some 'good science fiction films'

(49 Posts)
ErrolTheDragon Fri 13-Dec-13 14:33:30

Not sure she's actually seen many (apart from the Star Trek reboots) ... what would be your top picks for this age group please?

notyummy Sat 11-Jan-14 08:07:51

Oh and completely agree with Galaxy Quest. Makes me roar every time!

notyummy Sat 11-Jan-14 08:06:49

All the Aliens
Battle star Galatica remade series is utterly amazing- but make sure she knows it's an allegory about the war on terror....

Galaxy quest is brill and the fifth element I never stop tiring of watching them

ctrlaltdel Sat 11-Jan-14 07:55:06

Spaceballs grin

echt Sat 11-Jan-14 07:47:34

Silent Running
Minority Report
Alien Nation
Alien - OK, not really science fiction, more of a boogey man in space
Galaxy Quest - a film with heart

ErrolTheDragon Tue 07-Jan-14 21:36:13

Thanks all. thanks

Now I've just got to choose a couple from all those for her birthday next month... smile

DandyDan Sat 28-Dec-13 11:34:34

Event Horizon
12 Monkeys

GingerPCatt Wed 25-Dec-13 14:47:55

It's a brilliant sci fi Bollywood film. Robots, great fight scenes, and totally nonsensical dance numbers. It's subtitled.

TerrariaMum Wed 25-Dec-13 14:47:31

I know more about sci-fi television so will list those in case she feels episodic:

Star Trek: The Next Generation
The X-Files (though it has started to look dated)
Red Dwarf

that's all off the top of my head.

AnUnearthlyChild Wed 25-Dec-13 14:47:28

Star Wars episodes 4 -6 are a must.

Glad you say they've seen it.

CoteDAzur Wed 25-Dec-13 14:28:34

Keeping in mind she's 14:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Total Recall (the original, with Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Fifth Element
Minority Report
Dark City (really good film)
Gravity (must see it in a 3D theatre)

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Wed 25-Dec-13 14:22:56

Serenity and another vote for Galactica.

chemenger Wed 25-Dec-13 13:31:01

Silent running, funny and sad at the end.

WithaPickleOnTop Wed 25-Dec-13 13:27:23

Starship troopers is fun.
Stargate Atlantis the Tv series.

LondonMother Sat 14-Dec-13 10:32:52

Galaxy Quest! That's a good laugh. It has Alan Rickman in a comedy role too.

I forgot one of the best: MArs Attacks!

ErrolTheDragon Fri 13-Dec-13 23:20:27

>Any James Bond film from the 60's...

Oddly enough, James Bond cropped up when we were talking this evening - how long he'd been around and different actors - so she concluded he's actually a Time Lord grin.

Some great ideas, thanks all!

LondonMother Fri 13-Dec-13 22:57:31

Minority Report. Also, I know it's not really science fiction but I saw it first at an all night sci fi film screening - Dr Strangelove. One of the best films ever made.

Teladi Fri 13-Dec-13 17:17:03

The Fifth Element

GaryTheTankEngine Fri 13-Dec-13 17:12:21

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ErrolTheDragon Fri 13-Dec-13 16:58:52

She's seen Star Wars IV-VI and both Men in Black a while ago. And The Matrix not too long ago, quite liked it.

Will look at those links later - thanks!

oscarwilde Fri 13-Dec-13 16:19:01

ET ? smile
Men in Black

not a sci-fi fan
The Matrix - is that suitable?
A Space Odyssey
The Terminator series
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mad Max
The Fly
Apollo 13
Flight of the Navigator
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Planet of the Apes
Any James Bond film from the 60's.... grin

Takver Fri 13-Dec-13 16:18:16

All I can add is don't bother looking out Logan's Run - I raved about it to DH, finally got it on Lovefilm . . . and it is utter, utter shite grin

I assume she's seen all the Back to the Future and Star Wars films?

ErrolTheDragon Fri 13-Dec-13 16:12:45


Thanks for all these suggestions - there's quite a few I've not seen. And some I've not seen for a long time - the Midwich Cuckoos film (Village of the Damned) is even older than I am - probably the first 'sci fi' film I ever saw! grin

pollywollydoodle Fri 13-Dec-13 15:51:38

solyent oldie but goodie
the original total recall
day of the triffids. midwich cuckoos

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