“The [sci-fi] film has never really been more than an offshoot of its literary precursor, which to date has provided all the ideas, themes and inventiveness.
The titles below (all presently streaming on Netflix) have shown us utopias, dystopias, distant planets, and our own Earth destroyed.
If in Midnight Special is, at its heart, a work of science fiction, it rolls out like a chase film.
Mad Max (George Miller, 1979)The Mad Max trilogy is the work of a talented virtuoso who blended seemingly every trope of every movie genre into a series of punk-rock action films.
Joel rediscovers his love for Clementine through fantasy, which is to say through his clouded memories of her.