posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 10:44 PM
Not really old to me,but I feel the younger generation has missed out on the flower child sci-fi movies and more.
I will start with Silent Running,a movie based on a ship with the last natural reserves of plant life from Earth.
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's plant life being kept in a greenhouse
on board a spacecraft
The epic Planet of the Apes and sequels,the old ones.
An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the
oppressed and enslaved.
It's 2274 and on the surface, it all seems to be an idyllic society. Living in a city within an enclosed dome, there is little or no work for
humans to perform and inhabitants are free to pursue all of the pleasures of life. There is one catch however: your life is limited and when you reach
30, it is terminated in a quasi-religious ceremony known as Carousel. Some, known as runners, do try to escape their fate when the time comes and it's
the job of Sandmen to track them down and kill them. Logan is such a man and with several years before his own termination date, thinks nothing of the
job he does. Soon after meeting a young woman, Jessica-6, he is ordered to become a runner himself and infiltrate a community outside the dome known
as Sanctuary and to destroy it. Pursued by his friend Francis, also a Sandman, Logan and Jessica find their way to the outside.
In 2022, Earth is overpopulated and totally polluted; the natural resources have been exhausted and the nourishment of the population is provided
by Soylent Industries, a food made by plankton from the oceans. In New York, when Soylent's member of the board William R. Simonson is murdered
apparently by a burglar at the Chelsea Towers West where he lives, efficient Detective Thorn is assigned to investigate the case with his partner
Solomon "Sol" Roth. Thorn comes to the fancy apartment and meets Simonson's bodyguard Tab Fielding and the "furniture" (woman that is rented together
with the flat) Shirl and the detective concludes that the executive was not victim of burglary but executed. Further, he finds that the Governor
Santini and other powerful men want to disrupt and end his investigation. But Thorn continues his work and discovers that the oceans have exhausted
and the bizarre and disturbing secret of the ingredient used to manufacture Soylent Green.
A Clockwork Orange
Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of
murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. If he goes through the
program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the
mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating.
A Boy and His Dog
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex,
and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures
him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then
plan to be rid of him.
And,of course,2001: A Space Odyssey
"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably
elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one
that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the
monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.
I know there are more to list.
But from my generation (I was born in 1964),you can see were we are coming from.
The fantasies and inspiration was planted into our little brains then,as if on purpose.
edit on 25-1-2013 by kdog1982 because: (no reason