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Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Existenz - ok it's Cronenberg so it's bound to be a bit yucky in parts, however I thought the ideas and story line were done well and it's layers within layers are interesting.
TimeCrimes - perhaps the best time travelling movie I have seen where everything actually hangs together and makes sense.
The Man From Earth - like Gattaca its more like a play than a movie. The movie is a long conversation between a group of friends, one of whom has an interesting secret they reveal within the movie. The interesting part is seeing how people respond to what he reveals.
Avalon - a Polish Japanese collaborative film about a distopian future and a VR game.
Stalker - ok it's long and boring, actually no it's not! It's a brilliant film!
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
Two movies that fit the catagory 'Science Fiction' that weren't special effects or action films, but I always thought were well thought out science fiction plots:
Colossus the Forbin Project
The Andromeda Strain
I especially liked Colossus because of all of the 60's 'computer taking over the world plots' on TV shows and movies, which were all were defeated by asking the computer some vague question like 'why' or 'compute Pi to the last digit'.
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Colossus had some interesting ideas. It and the Soviet computer communicated starting with simple math and developing their own undecipherable language. And at the end it appears that its only goal is to prevent war, but we don't see where the line between war and any violence is.
What happens next, assuming the computer is unbeatable, would make an interesting SF novel. Or maybe it leads to ST:tOS?
I think the ambiguous ending is part of reason why most people have never seen or even heard of it. It's not a triumphant 'man over machine' ending that is very common even today, and we never find out what ultimately happened to humanity in general or Forbin in particular.