3. Solaris (1972)
Again, forget the remake starring George Clooney and instead see the 1972 original. Directed by Russian movie master Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris is about a psychologist who is sent to a space station orbiting a distant planet to discover what has caused the crew onboard to go insane. While there, he begins to see visions of his dead wife. Like the best science fiction, Solaris is about ideas and has many depths within its storyline. However, the original movie has scarcely been seen by modern moviegoers. This is due, in large part, to the fact that the film is in Russian with English subtitles. But don’t let that scare you off. Considered a classic and one of the best movies ever made by many film critics, including the late Roger Ebert, Solaris is a wonderful film that should be seen by every serious science fiction fan. It has also influenced generations of filmmakers and its haunting narrative set the tone for creepy science fiction films that followed.
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2. Forbidden Planet (1956)
If you can overlook the extremely dated special effects and focus on the story, Forbidden Planet is an excellent science fiction film. Released in 1956 and starring a then-serious Leslie Nielsen (Airplane, The Naked Gun), Forbidden Planet is about a starship crew that goes to investigate a planet’s colony after they lose contact with Earth, only to find two survivors and a deadly secret. This story, original in its time, has been copied countless times since—including in James Cameron’s movie Aliens (1986). However, Forbidden Planet was the first film to employ this plot element, and it works. The story, acting and surprise secret all hold up well. And while the movie was a hit upon its original release, it has been largely forgotten over the years. For its originality and influence, it is worth seeing again. Just try to forget about the strings you see attached to the flying space ships.
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