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The most awesome list of Sci-Fi movies I've found. Ever.

So, it was just another weekend and i was abusing the 24 hour net connection we have on the weekend and surfing through the web, reading random articles from io9, engadget and arstechnica when i came upon this awesome collection. this is the list of all the movies that the authors took as case studies in writing the booj "Make It So : Design Lessons From SciFi". 

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 
  • Adaptive Path Charmr
  • Aeon Flux
  • Aesthedes
  • AI - seen it
  • Alien - seen it
  • Alien Resurrection 
  • Alien vs. Predator - seen it
  • Apple Project 2000
  • Armageddon
  • Avatar - obviously, seen it. 
  • Back to the Future - watch all 3 every month! 
  • Barbarella
  • Batman - seen all of them and dream about being batman. 
  • Battlestar Gallactica 
  • Big Bang Theory - see every new episode and waiting for the new season 
  • Blade Runner 
  • Brainstorm
  • Brazil
  • Buck Rogers (1939)
  • Children of Men
  • Chronicles Of Riddick - seen it 
  • Chrysalis
  • Cisco Telepresence
  • City of Lost Children
  • Clockwork Orange - seen it 
  • Cowboy Bebop - seen it, it's an anime btw and one of the best ones there is. 
  • Dark Star
  • Defying Gravity
  • Deja Vu - seen it
  • Deka Prosthetic Arm
  • Demolition Man
  • Demon Seed
  • Destination Moon
  • District 9 
  • Dollhouse
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Dr. Who - watched a couple of interesting episodes, yet to become a Dr. Who fan
  • Dune
  • Eagle Eye - seen it
  • Enemy Mine 
  • Equilibrium - seen it. 
  • Event Horizon
  • eXistenZ
  • Fantastic Four - seen it. 
  • Fantastic Four Silver Surfer - seen it. 
  • Firefly - it's a TV series and it's awesome! 
  • Flesh Gordon
  • Flesh Gordon 2
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • Flightplan
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Futurama - it's a cartoon TV show and it's hilarious... 
  • Futureworld
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Gamer
  • Gattaca
  • Ghost in the Shell 2 - a 3 movie anime series,
  • Hackers
  • Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Hollow Man - seen it
  • HP Halo
  • Inception - seen it, obviously
  • Independence Day - seen it
  • Iron Man - seen all 3 and the making of Iron Man as well 
  • Iron Man 2
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Jurassic Park - obviously seen it. 
  • Kekkou Kammen
  • Knight Rider
  • Knowledge Navigator (Apple)
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Le Voyage Dans La Lune
  • Lifted
  • Logan's Run
  • Looker
  • Lost in Space (film)
  • Lost in Space (TV)
  • Marooned
  • Men In Black - seen all 3
  • Metropolis
  • Microsoft Actimates
  • Microsoft BOB
  • Microsoft Photosynth
  • Minority Report - seen it. 
  • Mission to Mars
  • Moon - saw it just a couple of days back. it is epic! 
  • Motorola StarTAC
  • Ms. Dewey (Microsoft)
  • Odorama
  • Outer Limits
  • Pandorum
  • Paprika
  • Paycheck
  • Pi
  • Pitch Black - seen it. 
  • Pultius Products
  • Quantum Leap
  • Red Planet
  • Renaissance
  • RIBA and RI-MAN (robots)
  • Rocketship XM 2
  • Serenity
  • Silent Running
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Sleeper
  • Solaris
  • Space Truckers
  • Space-1999
  • Star Trek (TV series and films) - star wars sucks, star trek rules. period.  
  • Star Wars I-VI - read above. 
  • Stargate Universe
  • Starship Troopers
  • Strange Days
  • Sun Starfire
  • Sunshine - seen it. 
  • Supernova
  • The Abyss - seen it. 
  • The Cell
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still - seen it. 
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Final Cut
  • The Glass Bottom Boat
  • The Incredibles - seen it 
  • The Island
  • The Last Starfighter
  • The Lathe of Heaven
  • The Matrix - seen all 3, understood the real story underneath 
  • The Terminator - seen all 4 and hopes to one day be ruled by machines. 
  • The Tonky
  • The Truman Show - seen it. it's not exactly scifi but it's Drew Carrey at his besht
  • The Visitor
  • Things to Come
  • Timeline
  • Torchwood
  • Total Recall - the old one is mind-blowing. the new one sucks. old one - mind blowing! 
  • Transformers - seen all 3. i wish to be one day in the company of giant robots
  • Transformers 2
  • TRON - the original one and Legacy. i love the visual effects!
  • Until the End of the World
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Virtuality
  • Visual Human Project
  • WALL-E - the besht animated movie ever! 
  • War Games
  • Watchmen - seen it. 
  • Westworld
  • When Worlds Collide
  • Wildfire
  • X-Men - seen all 5, waiting for the 6th one! 
  • X-Men 2
  • Xenotran Xenovision
  • Zardoz

Have to look for the rest of the movies and it'll be long long time before i get through this list! 

Update : A senior of mine and Geek suggested an addition to the list - 

well, it sounds crazy but half of the awesome movies i've seen sound crazy the first time and i believe in my source. god knows where i'll find these episodes though :d... 

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