(1983) Starring:Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Barry Corbin Director:John Badham Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Once more, a wise-guy teenager tries to prove he's smarter than any adult-and nearly destroys the whole world in the process-in WarGames. Computer-game aficionado Matthew Broderick inadverently taps into a hush-hush Pentagon computer, then proceeds to inaugurate his favorite game, Global ..read more »
You thought the Matrix sprang fully-formed from the combined heads of the Wachowski brothers? Think again....
(1982) Starring:Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner Director:Steven Lisberger Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Disney's classic first venture into the field of computer-generated animation. Whizz-kid computer programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) tries to hack into the ENCOM computer system, but his efforts are continually frustrated by the Master Control Program. One night he is actually transported into ..read more »
(1985) Starring:Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly Le Brock Director:John Hughes Certificate:
A John Hughes vehicle which mixes sci-fi, teen fantasies and comedy. A couple of nerdy schoolboys hook a Barbie doll to their computer and scan in magazine pictures of 'perfect' parts of the female anatomy as part of their experiment. The result is the woman of their dreams - Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), ..read more »
2001 - A Space Odyssey
(1968) Starring:Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Director:Stanley Kubrick Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Stanley Kubrick's celebrated sci-fi treatise uses Strauss' 'Blue Danube', amongst other classical pieces, to add gravity to the film's weightless musings. At the dawn of Mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, ..read more »
I watched this recently and, apart from the green screen terminals, it's impressive to see how well this one still stands up. And the Alien is still the most impressive nasty ever!
(1979) Starring:Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
When Kane (John Hurt) and the crew of the spaceship 'Nostromo' investigate a transmission from a deserted planet, he is attacked by an unknown organism which attaches itself to his face. The crew cut the creature off, but not before it has made Kane the host of a monstrous alien killer, one which ..read more »
The CGI in the sequel may have been better but the original was and is still superb. And can anyone possibly imagine a better acting role for Arnie than a robot with no facial expressions?
(1985) Starring:Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Arnold Schwarzenegger Director:James Cameron Certificate:
Endlessly imitated, The Terminator made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron -- who would go on to make 1997's titanic Titanic -- and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is ..read more »
Universally suffixed as 'the movie George Lucas did before Star Wars'. Weird but strangely beautiful and way before its time.
(1970) Starring:Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley Director:George Lucas Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
In a sterile, forbidding future world in which tranquilised humans have numbers not names, THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) meets LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) and the two begin a relationship and stop taking their drugs - both highly illegal activities. They are arrested and tortured, but THX 1138 is ..read more »
Harrison Ford is superb, Rutger Hauer is manic and Sean Young barely had to act at all as a cyborg. Also memorable for being one of the very few films where Sean Young doesn't take her clothes off. And let's not go into the vast number of young men out there confused by the knowledge that they were attracted to someone called Sean.
(1982) Starring:Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
Four illegal humanoids, led by Rutger Hauer, have infiltrated 21st Century Los Angeles. Blade Runner hitman Harrison Ford, is recruited to eliminate the convincing android beings before they cause any damage or create unrest in the paranoid hi-tech urban society.
Life ending at 30 still doesn't seem like a bad idea. I miss my twenties.
(1976) Starring:Peter Ustinov, Peter Ustinov, Michael York Director:Michael Anderson Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Sometime in the future, the inhabitants of a city are forced to undergo 'renewal' when they reach the age of 30. A member of the security forces (Michael York) becomes intrigued about the fate of a young woman (Jenny Agutter) and decides to aid her bid to escape from the city...