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I'm finally starting to run low on DVD's to watch and need some help! I'm basically looking for any more space epic/opera/horror/whatever movies! Although I'm quite not sure why, they are one of my favourite types of films. I don't know whether it's down to the seclusion usually present or simple because there are usually lasers and shiny things involved, but it simply captivates me. Unfortunately I'm now struggling to think of any more to buy and trawling through play.com's complete catalogue doesn't really bring up anything.

Below is a list of all of these sorts of films that I have on DVD. Some of them are awesome and some of them are not so good. Please help me expand my list or use it to expand yours!


Anyway, here it goes:
- 2010
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Alien 1/2/3/4/AvP
- Apollo 13
- Dante 01 < It's in french, but pretty cool
- Deep Impact
- Defying Gravity < Awesome TV series for everyone that missed it. Cancelled now :( Mainly because everyone missed it :p
- Event Horizon
- Firefly/Serenity
- Lost In Space < I know….. I still like it. If you watch the extras on the DVD you see that they cut out a lot of awesome stuff.
- Moon
- Red Dwarf < It's lolz :D
- Solaris < American version
- Space Cowboys
- Sphere
- Star Wars 1/2/3/4/5/6
- Sunshine < Watched tonight and is my last spacey film :(
- Supernova < Pretty cool, although at times it feels like you're watching softcore porn on Channel 5
- The Abyss
- The Core

You'll also probably note that not all of them are actually in space, but rather in the ocean. These sorts of films also seem to have a similar feel to them, so.. watery films are ok to give aswell!

I guess to a lesser extent, I could add on:
- Predator 1/2
- Stargate
- The Chronicles of Riddick/Pitch Black
- The Fifth Element
- The Thing (1982) < Ok.. it's people on the surface, but they are on their own and there are sort of aliens! It's also my list so I can include it...


At the minute my main considerations are getting some Star Trek DVD's, but all of the series' are still too expensive for me to justify buying. That's the same reason I've not bought any of the Stargate TV series on DVD yet.


Soooo.... hit me with what you've got! Am I missing out on any truly epic movie's set in deep space or am I trying to dig too deeply into a crappy/dead genre?





Edit: So I've decided to put together a full list of all of the films and TV series recommended so far. Keep the suggestions coming in and I'll try to update it! I know that a lot of the recommendations don't fall into the original request, but they are related so YAY! I've categorised it somewhat, but may have put some in the wrong places. Let me know if I have

Movies
Alphaville < French
Barbarella
Brave New World
Cypher
Crash and Burn
Cyborg
Dark Star
DeadSpace: Downfall
Doom
Dune
Enemy Mine
Flash Gordon < NOT FLESH GORDON
Forbidden Planet
Galaxy Quest
Gate Trek < Spoof!
Ghosts Of Mars
Green Slime
Lifeforce
Nightflyers
Mission To Mars
Moon 44
Moonraker < Bond in space!!!
Nemesis 1/2/3/4
Outland
Pandorum
Plaguers < SUXSUXSUXSUX. Blame GunPei2X for it being here. Some decent perving in it apparantly.
Quatermass and the Pit < Hammer film
Red Planet
Silent Running
Solaris < Russian version
Soldier < aka Star Force Soldier
Spaceballs
Star Trek < TOS, Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation, Enterprise. Any of them really.
Star Wreck < Parody
Starship Troopers
Stranded: Náufragos < aka The Shelter. Spanish film in English
The Black Hole (1979)
The First Men In The Moon
The Ice Pirates
The Last Starfighter
When Worlds Collide
Wing Commander

Non Spacey Movies
1984
2046 < Japs!
Acción Mutante < Odd spanish film with lolz
A Boy and His Dog
A Scanner Darkly
Blade Runner
Brazil
Capricorn One < 1977
Chrysalis < French
Cloverfield
Cube 1/2/3
Dark City < I forgot to mention this originally. AWESOME FILM. Moved here as it's not really spacey... ;)
Death Machine
Gattaca
GiJoe
Hollow Man
Judge Dredd
Logans Run
Mad Max 1/2
Minority Report
Night of the Living Dead < Original
Outlander
Pi
Planet Terror
Repo Man < 1984
Resident Evil 1/2/3
Robocop
Screamers
Soylent Green
Species 1/2/3/4
Stalker < Russian
Tank Girl
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer < Pretend it's seperate too Tetsuo I
The Arrival < More alien invasiony than spacey. There is a difference!
The Day the Earth Stood Still < Original
The Evil Dead 1/2/3
The Fly 1/2
The Fountain
The Man From Earth < Sounds interesting....
The Man Who Fell to Earth < DAVID BOWIE!!!
The People Under The Stairs
The Running Man
The Time Machine < Original
The Ultimate Warrior
THX 1138
Total Recall
Transformers 1/2
Videodrome
Virus
War of the Worlds < Original

TV Series
Andromeda
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica
Caprica
Earth 2
Earth: Final Conflict
Fargate < Spoof!
Farscape
IJON TICHY < German lolz
Lexx < Surprisingly popular! Apparently it's not just porn.
Odyssey 5
Quatermass and the Pit < Not as good as the Hammer film, but still decent.
Seven Days
Space Patrol < German aka Raumpatrouille
Space: Above and Beyond
Tales From the Crypt
Tales From the Dark Side
The Outer Limits < Original series
The Pretender
Total Recall 2070
Twilight Zone < Original series
V < The new version

Anime/Animated/Cartoons
9 (2005) < Short film
Aeon Flux
Captain Harlock
Cowboy Bebop
Fantastic Planet < Czech animation from 70s
Ghost In The Shell
Macross
Outlaw Star
Planetes
Red vs. Blue
Star Blazers
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
Titan A.E.
Transformers G1
Ulysses 31


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In the "whatever" cathegory: Starship trooper (3 of em, god, bad, and ugly)
I think it fits your description at least. And i actually like the good, and the ugly one (first and third.) (And no, they aren't actually named the good, the bad and the ugly)
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Isn't Lexx pretty much.. porn?

It is something I've considered though, so I may come back to it :p


I linked a guy to this thread and he has given me:
- Babylon 5
- Battlestar Galactica
- Earth: Final Conflict
- Earth 2
- Farscape
- Odyssey 5


I'm thinking of picking up Odyssey 5 as it's cheap, and Babylon 5 as it's meant to be pretty awesome and is also cheap :p
 

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I don't know how, but I'd completely forgotten to check out Starship Troopers even though I've been meaning to watch them!
 

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The Thing (1982). Fantastic shape shifting alien + intense paranoia + terrified people stuck in the antarctic = one awesome movie.

OK. Not set in space or in water, but there is a spaceship in there and obviously an alien. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/

This is a must own movie.
 

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Javacat said:
Isn't Lexx pretty much.. porn?

It is something I've considered though, so I may come back to it :p

No, but weirdly that is some urban myth which surrounds it. I think you will be pleasantly supplied with how original the first film is, I still enjoy the madness of it now.
 
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hmmmm... ok!! I'll pick Lexx up at some point.


pssst... iprice, The Thing was already in the bottom of my list :D Great movie! I only saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Was really impressed.


Following on from guidance from some other guys, I've just ordered a bunch of DVD's which are in the same sort of area as the films I listed above.
- Species 1-4 < I know they are a wee bit lame, but meh :p
- THX 1138
- Outland
- Red Planet
- Soldier < Not really related, but I got reminded by another film mentioned.
- Ghosts Of Mars
- Mission To Mars
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Wing Commander
- The People Under The Stairs
 
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Javacat said:
- Farscape

This.

Also, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In my opinion, the best science fiction ever made.
 
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For TV stuff, Lexx, Babylon 5 and Farscape are all great, IMHO.

As for the DVDs in your bought list, well my honest opinions are:

THX 1138= interesting
Black Hole= confused
Outland= Sean Connery!
Soldier= I have a soft spot for this movie. I really like the idea of a main character who is a complete blank. It might not work fully, but I enjoyed it.
The People Under The Stairs= A fantastic, if twisted film. Watch this first!
The rest= Sadly I have seen them all. Drink heavily before attempting to watch any of them.

Also, Space: Above and Beyond is a great(short) series and if I could suggest some anime, Planetes is great.

But seriously, watching Wing Commander sober. Don't. If you value your sanity at all, drink heavily beforehand. :)
 

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I'll make a mental note to get the beer ready for all the mars films ;) I know they aren't all brilliant, but I don't mind too much and most of them were cheap, so yay!

I'm kind of glad you've commented on Soldier. I looked it up after I first saw Blade Runner, but decided to give it a miss due to crappy reviews. It's kept appearing when I've been looking up and researching other things, so finally decided to give it a go.
 

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If you speak German or can get a hold of any kind of translated version, Space Patrol would be a recommendation. Arguably the best German science fiction TV series from the 1960s.
 

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Live action only? Cowboy Bebop is a must have.

Which Solaris did you watch? The original Russian is a much better film, but less spacey and more head-spacey
 

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The Evil Dead trilogy!!! Can't get much better than Bruce Campbell with a chainsaw for a hand!

Which version of The Thing? The original black and white was way better than the Kurt Russell one.

Any Twilight Zone episode, they all kick total ass!!! The original series only.
 

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Javacat said:
hmmmm... ok!! I'll pick Lexx up at some point.


pssst... iprice, The Thing was already in the bottom of my list :D Great movie! I only saw it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Was really impressed.


Following on from guidance from some other guys, I've just ordered a bunch of DVD's which are in the same sort of area as the films I listed above.
- Species 1-4 < I know they are a wee bit lame, but meh :p
- THX 1138
- Outland
- Red Planet
- Soldier < Not really related, but I got reminded by another film mentioned.
- Ghosts Of Mars
- Mission To Mars
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Wing Commander
- The People Under The Stairs
enemy mine,
Chrysalis,
Cipher,
Brave new world,
The ultimate warrior,
and the new battlestar galactica tv show is fantastic.The best thing youll see.
Cyborg,
crash and burn,
mad max 1 and 2,
 
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THX1138 (already mentioned, but +1 for awesomeness)
Bladerunner
Forbidden Planet
Dark City

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Brave new world

Wow, didn't realise there was a movie of Brave new world! Worth seeing? -or is it worthy of the 5.2/10 IMDB gave it :s
 
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Most of what I would have suggested showed up already, but I don't see how Galaxy Quest got missed.

Also Gattaca.
 

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Dark Star
Barbarella
Dune
Starship Troopers
Stalker
Videodrome
Tetsuo
A Boy and His Dog
Logans Run
Silent Running
Soylent Green
Repo Man
Alphaville


And for (best) cyberpunk tv/animation
Ghost in the shell: Stand alone complex

GITS is really worth watching if you like hard SF.
 
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