Movie thread! Oct 2, 2020 9:09:10 GMT -6
Post by Bird on Oct 2, 2020 9:09:10 GMT -6
What movies do you recommend?
I recently watched Enola Holmes, and holy crud is it fantastic. Solid mystery, interesting action, good character development, no romance.
Other movies I recommend:
- Arrival --- science fiction, humans meet aliens but it's focused on linguistics and bridging the language barrier (BEST MOVIE EVER)
- Interstellar -- science fiction, a crew goes through a worm hole to explore a solar system for potential life-bearing planets (I love the use of black holes, quantum entanglement, and other fun physics)
- Fast Color -- science fantasy, a woman is on the run to avoid dealing with her superpower but a close brush with death brings her back home (this movie is absolutely breathtaking, it's sadly underwatched)
- Hidden Figures -- science fiction, three Black women defy 1960s racism to calculate the trajectories to get the Apollo program off the ground
- Europa Report -- science fiction, horror, a crew goes to explore the moon Europa (everything about this is amazing honestly)
- Gravity -- science fiction, a cascade of space debris rips apart an astronaut's route home so she must make it to a nearby space station in time (for someone who is depressed a lot, her being depressed and finding a reason to live really, really helped me deal with some stuff)
- Annihilation -- science fiction horror, a crew of scientists and military agents enter Area X that randomly appeared on Earth and is causing environmental strangeness (I read the book it is based on after the movie, and although the movie does have a lot of parallels with the books, the movie came to a different conclusion which worked well for the short time span. The books are a trilogy and well worth reading too!)
- Prince Of Egypt -- animated musical, based on Moses from the Hebrew Bible (this is honestly a masterpiece in animation)
- See You Yesterday -- science fiction, a teenager and her friend create a time travel device but end up in a desperate attempt to save her brother (holy crud is this good. I cried)
- Mirrormask -- surreal fantasy, she traverses two worlds and bizarre things happen (I honestly don't know how to sum up this movie. It's beautifully shot, fascinating and very weird)
- Attack the Block -- science fiction, a gang of teenagers in Britain face off with aliens
- Star Wars -- science fiction, space epic about rebels fighting fascism (I prefer the old school IV through VI with Luke, Leia, and Han, but the three new ones are okay.)
- Star Trek: The Voyage Home -- science fiction, Captain Kirk and his crew go back in time to bring humpback whales to the future to save Earth (this movie cracks me up, so many great one-liners)
- Contact -- science fiction, an astronomer discovers an alien signal (this movie convinced me to study physics)
- Oblivion -- science fiction, in the far future, an astronaut descends to earth to do routine surveys only to discover a harsh truth (the twist at the end was brilliant I thought)
- Moon -- science fiction, an astronaut on the moon doing routine work who thinks he'll get to go home once his three year shift is up (again, the twist caught me by surprise, and I love the ending!)
- The Martian -- science fiction, an astronaut is stranded on Mars after a botched attempt to establish a base (I can't say I like the protagonist, but I adore the side characters and the science in it is wonderful)
- 12 Monkeys -- science fiction, a time traveler goes back in time to stop a plague (probably one of the best time travel movies)
- District 9 -- science fiction, a story of aliens stuck on earth (a metaphor of apartheid in South Africa)
- Mulan -- animated musical Disney, about the legend of Mulan (I adore this film, but only the animated one)
- Moana -- animated musical Disney, Moana goes on a quest to find a way to save her island (I adore this movie so much!)
- Frozen 2 -- animated musical Disney, two sisters explore their past in order to save their present home (I love this movie far more than the first one, plus they consulted the Saami for it!)
- Sound of Music -- live-action musical, a former nun struggles to be a governess for a father with seven children (I grew up with this movie, singing all the songs)
I'm sure I have more that I really loved but these were the ones I could think of at the top of my head.
What about all of you?
I just realized a lot of my favorite movies are science fiction.