It seems like for a while now the vast majority of sci-fi and fantasy movies have been either adaptation of something, part of a big franchise, or at least a sequel to something, with completely original movies being harder and harder to find. A conversation in the Aquaman thread brought this to mind, and got me thinking about movies that fit this criteria, so here are some of my favorites. The Last Witchhunter - A cool urban fantasy adventure that feels like a movie version of a Dresden Files type book series. The Book of Eli - A gritty post-apocalyptic movie with a badass Denzel Whashington. Jupiter Ascending - A fun sci-fi movie, with a fascinating new universe that I would love to see more of. Looper - Time travel with lots of crazy twists.