Top Science Fiction: No Space Operas

A Listmania! list by Ian Richardson "ian135"
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Gattaca [DVD] [1998]
1.  Gattaca [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Ethan Hawke
The list author says:
  "Stylish, intelligent science fiction. Terrific performances."
£7.36   Used & New from: £0.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Day the Earth Stood Still [DVD] [1951]
2.  The Day the Earth Stood Still [DVD] [1951] DVD ~ Michael Rennie
The list author says:
  "Beautifully paced, sombre, thought-provoking and still watchable."
£9.97   Used & New from: £0.72
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  Invasion of the Body Snatchers [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece of sweaty paranoia and much superior to the remake."
Used & New from: £7.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Dark Star [1974] [DVD]
4.  Dark Star [1974] [DVD] DVD ~ Dan O'Bannon
The list author says:
  "Stoners in space. Droll and quietly hilarious. Great ending!"
£5.02   Used & New from: £0.59
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Westworld [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
5.  Westworld [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "Becomes more disturbing the more you think about it. Yul Brynner has a terrific time!"
£44.99   Used & New from: £1.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Forbidden Planet: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1956] [1957]
6.  Forbidden Planet: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1956] [1957] DVD ~ Walter Pidgeon
The list author says:
  "A reworking of The Tempest that somehow works brilliantly. Manages to be both witty and genuinely unnerving."
£29.99   Used & New from: £14.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Planet of the Apes (Special Edition) [DVD] [1968]
7.  Planet of the Apes (Special Edition) [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Charlton Heston
The list author says:
  "Just see the original film and ignore all the crassly disposable sequels, remakes and spin-offs"
£2.72   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Andromeda Strain [DVD] [1971]
8.  The Andromeda Strain [DVD] [1971] DVD ~ James Olson
The list author says:
  "A compelling and convincing story told in a plain documentary style. Gripping and utterly credible."
£18.99   Used & New from: £5.23
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) [DVD] [1982]
9.  Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "I'm sure that you knew this would be here."
£10.98   Used & New from: £0.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (798 customer reviews)

Twelve Monkeys [DVD] [1996]
10.  Twelve Monkeys [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Joseph Melito
The list author says:
  "The ultimate time-travel paradox movie. Convoluted but strangely compelling."
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

Minority Report - Single Disc Edition [2002] [DVD]
11.  Minority Report - Single Disc Edition [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Cruise
The list author says:
  "Spielberg finally films the real thing. Wonderfully bleak."
£2.94   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Robocop (Special Edition)[DVD] [1988]
12.  Robocop (Special Edition)[DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Peter Weller
The list author says:
  "A crude, violent satire and yet surprisingly upsetting, thanks mostly to Peter Weller's subtle performance."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD]
13.  Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ James Caan
The list author says:
  "There is much more to this disturbing morality tale than the violence that was so misunderstood on its release."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.21
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Quatermass And The Pit [DVD] [1967]
14.  Quatermass And The Pit [DVD] [1967] DVD ~ James Donald
The list author says:
  "Modest production values but good acting and a superb script from Nigel Kneale."
Used & New from: £6.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Sleeper [DVD]
15.  Sleeper [DVD] DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  "You probably think that I'm having a laugh here, but it all looks pretty plausible to me."
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.10
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Time Machine [DVD] [1960]
16.  The Time Machine [DVD] [1960] DVD ~ Rod Taylor
The list author says:
  "Very much of its era. George Pal's effects remain wonderful."
Used & New from: £12.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Incredible Shrinking Man [DVD]
17.  The Incredible Shrinking Man [DVD] DVD ~ Grant Williams
The list author says:
  "Much more sombre and less sensational than you might think."
£3.90   Used & New from: £2.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Children of Men [DVD]  [2006]
18.  Children of Men [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Clive Owen
The list author says:
  "A bleak but believable look into a dystopian future. Clive Owen's best film?"
£3.20   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Solaris [DVD]
19.  Solaris [DVD] DVD ~ Natalya Bondarchuk
The list author says:
  "Very slow but utterly original and haunting."
£24.90   Used & New from: £16.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Galaxy Quest [DVD] [2000]
20.  Galaxy Quest [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Tim Allen
The list author says:
  "Okay I really AM having a laugh here, but so will you."
£14.99   Used & New from: £1.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions