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?

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

thanks

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

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?

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
Frankenstein
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
www.dogomovies.com/category/science-fiction
www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/introduce-kids-scifi-15-ageappropriate-genre-movies.html

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!

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

I really liked 'War of the Worlds' - the new one.

It's a good introduction to scifi actually, because it has a good book behind it.

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

The Fifth Element

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.

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!

I forgot one of the best: MArs Attacks!

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

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

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

Starship troopers is fun.
Stargate Atlantis the Tv series.

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

Silent running, funny and sad at the end.

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

Serenity and another vote for Galactica.

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)
Gattaca
Fifth Element
Minority Report
Dark City (really good film)
Avatar
Gravity (must see it in a 3D theatre)

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

Star Wars episodes 4 -6 are a must.

Glad you say they've seen it.

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

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

Firefly
Farscape
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.

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

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

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

Event Horizon
Sunshine
12 Monkeys
AI

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

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

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

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

Spaceballs grin

starsandunicorns Sat 11-Jan-14 08:03:07

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

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....

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

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

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