I will be the first to admit Sci-Fi and I have a love hate relationship, it’s actually more along the lines of apathetic love and misguided hate. I have seen ALL of the Alien films and struggled through most of them. *GASP! “Can she be serious?” Yes, I am very serious. I have also waited patiently for each piece of the Star Wars universe to unravel with little to no feeling once all was revealed. Sci-Fi can have its interesting moments but for the most part, the genre just doesn’t do it for me.
If you are like me and find it hard to sit through blockbusters like Alien: Covenant, never fear I have compiled a list of Sci-Fi films for those who hate Sci-Fi.
1. Back to the Future
As someone who is not the biggest fan of science fiction, I have to say that Back to the Future is one of my favorite films of all time. Doc’s zany experiments and tampering with time lines had me glued to the TV. Of course, I also wanted a pair of Marty McFly’s sweet self-lacing tennis shoes and longed for a hover board to show off to my friends. Back to the Future is science fiction made simple, with a comedic twist, a must see for fans of all ages.
For those fans looking for something a little more modern Arrival is a perfect choice. Arrival’s exciting twist ending and beautiful cinematography mix for a unique viewing experience. The film also explores mankind’s self-destructive and untrusting nature.
Space is infinite and lonely. Interstellar will make you feel alone and curious at the same time. This film manages to cram worm holes, thought provoking dialogue and Matthew McConaughey all in under three hours. If you are looking for a film that will make you cry and contemplate man’s existence then this is the film for you.
4. Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko is a film worshiped by the hipster crowd for its dark subtext and killer soundtrack. This film deals with time travel, horrifying doomsday visions, teenage angst, and psychosis. For all of its critical acclaim, it is important to note that this film was sent straight to video.
On the outside, Wall-E seems to be a fun loving animated film for children. The truth is this film deals with some pretty tough subject matter, and provides a glimpse into what the future holds if the human race continues on its self-destructive path.