Favorite Non-Adaptation/Non-Franchise SFF Movies since 2000

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  1. Corpus Christi

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    Well, if Chronicles of Riddick isn't a part of franchise, then neither is Pitch Black. :devil:

    Pitch Black is worthwhile for its visuals alone. I saw it on the big screen, and I was extremely impressed with the imaginative visuals, particularly during the sunset.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    Well, I know. I just thought that Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick had different enough tones to be viewed as separate entries, sort of.
     
  3. JD

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    I think Chronicles of Riddick is unique enough for it to count here, even if it is a sequel.:bolian:
    Lilo & Stitch is highly underrated IMO, I thought it was a lot of fun, but you never really hear much about it these days.
     
  4. DigificWriter

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    Lilo and Stitch is part of a franchise.

    Same thing goes for Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick.
     
  5. fireproof78

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    I need Stitch as a Jedi. I agree, highly underrated. I loved the original and was surprised that it wasn't more talked about. However, there is a great cult following for Stitch which I love.

    Just like I love Chronicles of Riddick :beer:

    Lilo and Stitch was the original. Don't care about the rest as much as I do the original.

    Chronicles of Riddick was a unique enough tale and different tone vs. Pitch Black's survival horror that I think it deserves mention. Pitch Black certainly was not constructed as a franchise, and Riddick was basically focusing on Riddick as a main character, unlike Pitch Black.

    Still an honorable mention, in my book.
     
  6. JD

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    I'll make a slight change now, something like Lilo & Stitch that wasn't originally part of a franchise, but became one after the fact is OK.
    I just remembered another one, What We Do In The Shadows.
     
  7. DigificWriter

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    ^ If Lilo and Stitch is fair game, I'm bringing Avatar and the Matrix films into play.
     
  8. The Kai "the spy" Holiday Special

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    The Matrix was released in 1999, though.
     
  9. DigificWriter

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    ^ Reloaded and Revolutions weren't, and they're honestly both amongst my favorite Sci-Fi films from the 2000s.

    Same goes for Avatar.
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I think the idea is that a first film, like The Matrix or Lilo & Stitch, counts as original, but not any subsequent sequels or spin-offs, since at that point the property has become a franchise. By definition, a sequel is not a non-franchise movie.

    Avatar definitely counts, though, regardless of how many sequels we eventually end up with. Just not Avatar 2 or 3.
     
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  11. JD

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    Avatar definitely fits, but the original Matrix was pre-2000.
     
  12. The Kai "the spy" Holiday Special

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    Cloverfield would also make my list.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Does The Shape of Water count or is that too much of a homage to The Creature from the Black Lagoon?
     
  14. DarrenTR1970

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    If horror movies count, I'm going to nominate 'Cabin In The Woods'.
    It's starts out as a typical teen-horror movie, then slowly the sci-fi elements creep in.
    It also has a good twist ending.
     
  15. Corpus Christi

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    I was really impressed by that.

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    Do we get to count Unbreakable then, even though it's now a franchise? Because I liked it a lot.

    And even though I didn't think Signs was as good, I thought it was alright.
     
  16. Gaith

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    Original film, or based on real events starting a few days from now????


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    Black Hawk Down
    + Aliens = fun.


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    I won't tell that this undiscovered gem is based on a book if you won't.
     
  17. Snaploud

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    I'm changing my favorite to About Time. I love that movie.
     
  18. JD

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    Love Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane, but I haven't seen The Cloverfield Paradox yet.
    It counts.
    Love, love that movie.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    How did I forget "Clockstoppers." Yup, keeping that one for sure.
     
  20. JD

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    Is that the one Johnathan Frakes directed?