Dark City (1998) RT 74% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jul 1998

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Natalie Portman  •  Ian McDiarmid

How I Live Now (2013) RT 67% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Feb 2014

An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Tom Holland  •  Anna Chancellor  •  George MacKay

Pitch Black (2000) RT 57% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Oct 2000

After crash-landing on a seemingly lifeless planet, pilot Carolyn Fry and the remaining passengers -- including murderer Riddick and policeman William J. Johns -- encounter an ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Twohy
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Cole Hauser  •  Rhiana Griffith

The Signal (2014) RT 60% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Sep 2014

Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Eubank
CAST:  Brenton Thwaites  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Lin Shaye  •  Olivia Cooke

Elysium (2013) RT 67% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Dec 2013

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neill Blomkamp
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Jodie Foster  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Alice Braga

Planet of the Apes (1968) RT 90% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2001

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Kim Hunter  •  James Daly

The Devil's Advocate (1997) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 1998

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Al Pacino  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jeffrey Jones

The Terminator (1984) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1997

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Biehn  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Paul Winfield

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite




The Island (2005) RT 40% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Dec 2005

Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

Killing Them Softly (2012) RT 74% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Richard Jenkins

Aliens (1986) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jun 1999

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Carrie Henn  •  Michael Biehn  •  Lance Henriksen

Identity (2003) RT 62% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Delicatessen (1991) RT 88% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 2006

This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Dominique Pinon  •  Marie-Laure Dougnac  •  Jean-Claude Dreyfus  •  Karin Viard

The Devil's Advocate (1977) RT 67% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Nov 1998

John Mills tops the cast as a dying priest who has been summoned to Rome for one last assignment. A dead wartime partisan is being considered for Sainthood. Mills is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Guy Green
CAST:  John Mills  •  Stéphane Audran  •  Jason Miller  •  Paola Pitagora

Cube (1997) RT 62% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Vincenzo Natali
CAST:  Nicole de Boer  •  Nicky Guadagni  •  David Hewlett  •  Andrew Miller

Total Recall (1990) RT 82% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Aug 2000

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sharon Stone  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Ronny Cox

Ginger Snaps (2000) RT 89% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2001

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  John Fawcett
CAST:  Katharine Isabelle  •  Kris Lemche  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Jesse Moss

Blade Runner (1982) RT 89% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 1997

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to kill a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos