There have been many science fiction movies made over the last 40 years or so. However it was the collaboration between Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrick to create 2001 A Space Odyssey, which really brought the idea of travelling in space to life for moviegoers in the late 60’s. It can be hard to pick just three films when asked to choose your favourite sci fi films but I have tried.
This movie is based on a short story by Arthur C Clarke and is set in the year 2019, it is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Harrison Ford. The film was released in 1982 but today when it rains many of the biggest cities around the world have the same feel to them as in the movie. In Times Square New York there are video billboards whilst in Tokyo as in the movie the traffic moves at a crawl and no pavements can be seen because of the people walking on them. As you look at these places for real you can see them also appearing in this movie.
2.The Running Man
This film was released in 1987 and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is set in the year 2019, which doesn’t seem so long away now of course. People are chased down and killed for the entertainment of the masses. Like with so many sci fi films you can actually see how we could go down this path, just look at the amount of reality shows on TV already and each one is trying to be more shocking than the next one.
If the world can no longer sustain all the people in it, what do you do, easy you kill off everyone over 30. That is the basic story line of this film from 1976 film and set in the 23rd century. As the world gets more and more congested maybe we will see people talking about some variation of this idea. While it may have seemed futuristic for 1976, today it seems almost believable.
If you would like to learn more about the top sci fi movies around today visit http://scifimemorabilia.com and discover a whole world of top sci fi movie memorabilia and info.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz
The Passage meets Ender's Game in the first book in an epic series by award-winning author Rick Yancey.
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."—USAToday.com
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Times bestseller
A USA Today bestseller
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award
2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year
A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten
Books in the series:
The 5th Wave (The First Book of The 5th Wave)
The Infinite Sea (The Second Book of The 5th Wave)
The Last Star (The Third Book of the The 5th Wave)
An Amazon Best Teen Book of the Month, May 2013 Spotlight Pick: Forget your E.T. version of sweet, harmless aliens--in The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey imagines a silent invasion that takes extraterrestrial intelligence to a whole new level. Alternating points of view peel back each new layer of the novel while death, separation, and love, push his diverse characters to survive in a terrifying new world. As a storyteller, Yancey is as cunning as his aliens, weaving the characters’ lives together in unexpected ways. After the first couple of chapters I found myself sucked wholeheartedly into the story, wondering who can be trusted and what chilling new twist is lurking around the corner. Book 2 can’t get here fast enough… --Seira Wilson
- The 5th Wave The First Book of the 5th Wave Series