Recommend some good sci fi from the 50's-80's

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dragunzng, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm on a bit of a cult favorite/classic sci fi kick at the moment, I've been watching stuff like the following and am looking for more:

    Soylent Green
    Alien Nation
    Silent Running
    Westworld
    Marooned
    Forbidden Planet
    Fantastic Voyage

    Etc. Frankly, I can't get enough of it. I was hoping to get some suggestions from you guys about good sci fi made within that 30 year period.

    I'm specifically looking for stuff that isn't sci-fi fantasy (like Star Wars for instance).

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Kelso

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    First Spaceship on Venus (Der schweigende Stern)

    Planet of the Apes

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Outland

    Blade Runner

    Enemy Mine
     
  3. Kegg

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    Robinson Crusoe on Mars is honestly not half-bad as far as technicolour sci-fi epics go. It's a little thin on the ground but I liked it.

    Aside from this, I'd recommend usual suspects such as:
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Alien
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the 50s and 70s versions)
    Solaris
     
  4. stonester1

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    Dark Star

    The Thing

    Logan's Run

    Omega Man/Last Man On Earth
     
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    RoboCop.
     
  6. stonester1

    stonester1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Back to the Future
     
  7. sidious618

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    Logan's Run is one of my favorites.
     
  8. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    You can't go wrong with George Pal:

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  9. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thanks guys! Got some great recommendations so far!
     
  10. Roshi

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    I have a soft spot for Starman, even though it's Sci-Fi light.
     
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    Mad Max
    The Road Warrior
    The twilight zone (TV)
     
  12. Deckard

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    The original BBC Quatermass serials by Nigel Kneale are worth checking out
     
  13. Lowdarzz

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    When Worlds Collide (1951)
    It Came From Outer Space (1953)
    The Thing from Another World (1951)
    The Thing (1982)
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    Blade Runner (1982)

    That's just off the top of my head.
     
  14. caisson2delta

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    Outland
    Total Recall
    Terminator
    Reanimator
     
  15. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    I'd be willing to agree that Robinson Crusoe on Mars is only 49.99% bad. :p

    Seriously, I watched that film with some friends, and despite some parts of it that are worth watching, I can't reccomend it with much enthusiasm. Maybe as a rental, after you've finished with the big boys already listed.
     
  16. Kegg

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    Hey, it's sort of dull, but it's pretty looking. If it were a half-hour in length it'd be a classic.
     
  17. chrisspringob

    chrisspringob Commodore Commodore

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    In addition to what's already listed, I'll add "Time Bandits" and "Brazil".
     
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    Timerider: The Adventures of Lyle Wagner

    Wizards(woops, very fantasy, but cool)

    Heavy Metal

    Explorers
     
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  20. The Comedian

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    Seconded!

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