Awesome thread...looking through these lists I have a lot of stuff to watch. I've seen and loved most of the big name stuff, but there is a lot I have missed. I grew up on Star Trek and Star Wars. Always leaned a little more to the Trek side. I really enjoy all of the movies in both franchises, even the crappy ones. Same with the Alien franchise, Matrix, etc. Then again, I'm pretty easy to please with movies. I like a slow burn, smart movie, but I also really enjoy turning my brain off and watching stuff blow up. I'm not that picky in general. Even through I'm a huge original Star Trek fan and even really enjoy the first movie, I absolutely love the reboots, if that tells you anything, LOL.
Most of my recommendations are well covered above. I'm a little surprised to not see Back to the Future on here, or Ready Player One. Or are they generally considered more fantasy?
Love Abyss! But that reminds me...why in the blue hell do we still not have a decent release of that movie? No Blu-Ray at all, much less 4k. And even the DVD is terrible and never even had an anamorphic release as far as I remember. Ugg!
Huge props to Methos mentioning the Cube movies. Awesome movies, especially the first, but the sequels do not suck.
Surprised not to see Fifth Element mentioned more here. That would have made a great pinball machine. Same with Pitch Black/Riddick series. Fun stuff.
What about Titan AE? Been awhile since I saw it, but I remember really enjoying it. Animated though...not sure if that changes opinions.
The pinball machine got me to watch Demolition Man...which was surprisingly good. Johnny M did the same...but that was not surprisingly good, LOL. The newer Dredd movie was awesome, but again probably leans more fantasy than Sci-Fi? Fine line there.