In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Here it is: a comprehensive list of the best sci-fi films from 1970-2000, including animated gem 'The Hidden Giant', surreal dystopian thriller 'Dark City', and the undisputed 80s champ 'Terminator'. Watch them all to achieve pure geekdom!
After the fall of fascism and the growth of communism, Hollywood was inundated with speculative sci-fi imagining how the future might look if 'The Man' got his way. Having passed many of the years these films were set in (e.g. 1984), all we can say is : 'Thank God it's not THAT bad!'
The giants of the action genre from 1980-1999, with every film on here being a complete gem, so it's hard to make a recommendation - but if you haven't seen 'Heat', 'Hard Boiled', or 'Robocop', you're missing out on so, so much. Also check out our 'Best Vintage Action' for even earlier action greats!
Whether it's Arnold Schwarzenegger or Harrison Ford, the big names of the 80s threw themselves into the Sci-Fi genre. Probably the best decade for science fiction movies ever. Think 'Terminator', 'Aliens', and the culmination of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy.
Don't worry punk, no need for luck with this list of classic cop action flicks from 1960-1999: every entry is a sure winner! Make sure to check out Gene Hackman in what many consider to be his finest role in 'The French Connection'!
Movies in the vein of 'Blade Runner': dystopias set in the near future, where human protagonists find themselves battling A.I., megacorporations, or some other form of technological oppressor. The genre also often includes elements of hardboiled detective fiction and film noir, to better convey the grittiness of the technological age's underbelly.