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Galaxy Quest

 
1999
Story
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.
why you should watch it
It's a Star Trek parody. I try to not say it's the best one, because nobody got time to argue about phasers over here. Set them to 'idgaf'.
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rated
nc-17

Inception

 
2010
Story
A thief who steals secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology.
why you should watch it
Just the concept alone is pretty interesting, but paired with the caliber of director, cast and crew attached, it becomes a mind-boggling thing to follow and think about.
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rated
nc-17

District 9

 
2009
Story
Violence ensues after tensions between humans and an alien race forced to live in slum-like conditions rise.
why you should watch it
Neill Blomkamp raised the bar on all things alien and sci-fi. One of the most dystopian takes on how humans would engage with aliens, but also probably the most real.
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rated
nc-17

Back to the Future

 
1985
Story
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
why you should watch it
The only reason people still talk about DeLoreans. Also a good time-travel movie.
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rated
nc-17

Snowpiercer

 
2013
Story
A failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the people who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe.
why you should watch it
Bong Joon Ho's favorite subject: Class warfare.
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rated
nc-17

Moon

 
2009
Story
Astronaut Sam Bell has an encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon.
why you should watch it
Sam Rockwell takes up 99% of this movie and delivers a phenomenal performance for a smart script. An absolute accomplishment.
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nc-17

The Martian

 
2015
Story
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to survive.
why you should watch it
Fun sci-fi adventure by one of the all-time greats. Space!
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rated
nc-17

The Prestige

 
2006
Story
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
why you should watch it
It's a Nolan movie about magicians. David Bowie plays Tesla.
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rated
nc-17

Star Trek

 
2009
Story
A young James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy as a vengeful Romulan from the future tries to destroy the Federation.
why you should watch it
It's a polished sci-fi adventure with all the necessary beeps and boops. At (most) times it's over the top, but that's by design.
Movie
rated
nc-17

Mad Max: Fury Road

 
2015
Story
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler and his psychotic worshipers. There's also a guy named Max.
why you should watch it
High-octane action cinema and one more movie in which Tom Hardy wears a mask.