posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 09:38 PM
Some of my favorites which you should check out if you get the chance:
The Quiet Earth - A scientist overdoses on pills and wakes up in a world where everyone else has disappeared.
Memories - Anime film from 1995 that is impeccably drawn with three great scifi stories.
Gantz - An amazing manga series that finished it's run not too long ago. An ok anime mini-series. And two so-so live action films. The funny part is
that all three start out the same but eventually veer off into completely different directions.
It's about these various people who die in different ways and are resurrected by a mysterious black ball called Gantz. They are then forced to hunt
down extremely deadly aliens hiding out on Earth in exchange. If they can reach 100 points, they are given the option to go free.
Edge of Tomorrow - The fairly new Tom Cruise film based on the great novel "All You Need is Kill". It's a bit like Groundhog Day meets Battle: Los
Angeles. It is about this officer in the US Army who is knocked unconscious and forced into combat as a private. On his first mission, he dies. But is
covered with alien blood which causes him to keep reliving the same day over and over again just as long as he dies every day.
Voices of a Distant Star - A short anime film about this girl who is selected to become a mech pilot and venture into space to destroy an alien race
that attacked Earth. Throughout the film, she writes messages to her childhood friend and love interest on a cell phone. But the further out into
space she goes, the longer it takes for the messages to arrive. So while she is staying young, her friend/love is not. It is also a manga. And
reminded me somewhat of "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman.
Soldier - The Kurt Russell film from 1998 in which Russell, an experienced soldier trained for combat from birth is considered obsolete and disposed
of on a harsh garbage dump planet.
Robot Jox - A definite B movie from 1990. With plenty of stop motion giant robot fights. What can I say? It's cheesy in a good way.