Perhaps the best of the Steven Spielberg popcorn movies, with dinosaur effects that incredibly still hold up 28 years later.
A bombastic, action-packed sequel that has basically nothing in common with its tense, contained thriller of a predecessor, and yet both are great movies in their own way.
The winner of our action movie poll is the muscle-fest called “Predator,” in which Arnold Schwarzenegger fights an alien that see only in very doofy-looking heat vision.
For those who enjoy a good post-apocalyptic diesel-punk environmental fable, with the usual stunning animation from Hayao Miyazaki.
A heavily influential Soviet sci-fi epic that takes a lot of patience from the viewer to get to its basic message: no matter how far we go, we’ll never be able to escape our own humanity.
An underrated sleeper of a science fiction classic, about things most movies have no interest in.
This might be the earliest movie we ever discuss on this site. Should you watch it? Spoilers: probably.
A Star Trek parody that sort of lucked into an all-timer of a cast, now essentially beloved as an actual example of the thing it was parodying.
With “Godzilla vs. Kong” trying to lure viewers back to theaters, we re-visit the giant lizard monster’s first on-screen appearance.
Sort of a punk rock apocalypse. Or a comedy about some sort of alien invasion. Or a cautionary tale about the Neutron Bomb. Or…