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Older Sci-Fi Movies

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:13 AM
I loved older sci fi movies as a kid,still do really.
Here are a few I remeber being good:

(The Blob)

(The time machine)

(The war of the worlds)

(The Invaders)

and these are not films but series from way back,and still great today IMO:

(the twilight zone)

(The outer limits)

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 08:36 AM
Nothing better than those 1950's SciFi-Monster flicks. LOVE 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I guess the only thing better than the films themselves is watching them on MST3K
Admit it, you do the same thing when you watch them. Riff-tastic!

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:41 AM
reply to post by spacedoubt

Oh,attack of the giant leeches! My husband and I watched it
last week-end on our date night.
There is the Wasp Woman,The Beast From The Haunted Cave,
they are horror films though.
I loved watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 when it was still

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:43 AM
reply to post by Phantom traveller

I loved Starman that was definately a movie made for women.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:47 AM
The Andromeda Strain
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Plan 9 from Outer Space-I've never seen this movie and it is often regarded as the worst feature film ever made but if you can read a detailed scene to scene recounting of every error in a movie and it actually makes you guffaw well that deserves some consideration.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by kdog1982

I know it's not an old science fiction, but I can't help myself from sharing since it's one of my favorite movies of all time .... The Man From Earth.

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

The film is very rich and heavy in dialogue and is mostly entirely filmed in Professor Oldman's living room, I was captivated through the entire film, the ideas are just mind blowing and really fun to play around with.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by kdog1982

I have been hooked by Sci fi since I saw silent running when I was a kid. I remember being sad for the robot, and for the longest time I had no idea what the movie was called, as it was renamed in my native language.

I didn't see anyone mention "Enemy mine", one of my favourites, although it's from 85 so not very very old. There was also a series called space: 1999, that I've managed to get a hold of on DVD. So much fun to watch it again.
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:32 AM
I see someones already mentioned They Live and Brasil. They are both in my top 10 movies of all time.
The only others I can think of that I havent seen mentioned yet, and are worth a watch, are -

Enemy Mine (1985)


The Last Starfighter

Oh, and maybe a wee bit of Buck Rodgers....

What can I say, Im an 80's child!

EDit: Dont believe it! someone posted Enemy mine while I was learning how to link the Youtube vid, and type the post! Good call poster above, and I dont think it shouldnt count as 85 was nearly 30 years ago... thats old enough to be classed old sci-fi I reckon.

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:05 PM
What sci-fi thread wouldn't be complete without mentioning Alien, Star Wars and the Star Trek movies?

I also want to say Rocky Horror picture show, but that's more comedy/spoof.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:07 PM
I may have missed it if someone said it?\
Forbidden Planet! The Best!
No Star Trek without that movie, and damn what a dame that Ann Francis!

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:08 PM
reply to post by Ex_CT2

Thank you sir/madam.

Also, link me up to your almost cast thread when you have it up, I believe I have some doozies for you, like how Nicolas Cage was almost Superman.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:09 PM
reply to post by CashStronomer

And don't forget, a young, pre naked gun Leslie Nielsen!

RIP Frank!

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:11 PM
reply to post by TheToastmanCometh

When he WAS an actor, Yes

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by kdog1982
Kdog... In skimming the thread,(skimming because I have seen most all of the mentioned movies) I noticed one that sticks out in my memory but was missing from the list of replies.

"Zardoz". From 74 and staring none other than Sean Connery, "Zardoz" is the cautionary tale of the children of the elite, who bugged out centuries before and now live and evolve in isolated opulence while the common rabble starve and fight and generally do the post apocalyptic Mad Max thing but without any technology.

The elite live behind an energy bubble high in the mountains and manipulate the "common people" with superstitious religion. The story line has Connery sneaking into the elite enclave and undermining the "balance of power" within the elite hierarchy.

Getting past the predictably cornball sequences, one is presented with numerous concepts of what might happen when those who believe they are superior are allowed to control the world from their own ivory towers.
And as an added bonus, rare in 74, there is a splashing of topless female nudity and a whole lot of hunky, hairy Connery, testosteroning his way amoung the women of the elite.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:05 PM
Born in 1965

Remember going to an allnighter of all the Planet of the Apes movies with my parents when you could actually pop your own popcorn at home & bring it to the theatre in a paper grocery sack.

The Crawling Eye

Damnation Alley

Also loved Enemy Mine
This is Fun

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 01:26 PM
Logan's Run

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

Logans Run (IMO) should be re-made. It's got everything and that fecking Robot "BoX" - in the ice cave is terrifying! (well at least it was when I was ten lol)

plankton and sea greens!
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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 02:15 PM
Original Day the Earth Stood Still for me. The layered sound effects, simultaneously going up and down the scale, when Klatu is brought back to life on the ship, gets me every time. Still sounds great to this day.

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 03:13 PM
And who can forget MAD MAX! And phantasm....and war games !

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 03:17 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

don't forget Forbidden Planet! An awesome movie thats far ahead of its time.
second line

posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 04:39 PM
I was born in 1982. So classic to me is 80s
Here is a list of 'older' sci-fi, or cross-genre.

The Abyss
Blade Runner
Back to the Future
The Thing
Running Man
Flight of The Navigator
Short Circuit
Altered States
Howard the Duck! (cross-genre?? hehe)

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