Great Movies: Popular Science Fiction Movies Based on Books

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2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
2012-01 - Warner Home Video
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Kubrick's science fiction epic puts mankind in context between ape and space voyager. The film created a stir for its special effects, the computer HAL, and the debate about the film's final sequence. …More

Blade Runner Blade Runner
2007-07 - Warner Home Video
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A 21st Century detective is ordered to terminate obsolete android slaves. …More

A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange
 2011-03 - Warner Home Video
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Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime. …More

Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas
2013-05 - Warner Home Video
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The story is a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future.

Contact Contact
2010-12 - Warner Home Video
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Is something or someone out there? Jodie Foster is a driven astronomer who receives the first message from space and fights to be on the vehicle that the message describes to build. …More

Frank Herbert's the Children of Dune Frank Herbert's the Children of Dune
2004-05 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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Twelve years afte the events in Frank Herbert's Dune, Maud'Dib--Arrakis emperor Paul Atreides--has become the unintended figurehead of a violent dictatorship, and his enemies are multiplying. Vanishing into the desert, he waits as destiny shapes his twin heirs Leto II and Ghanima, who must contend with their scheming aunt Alia while Princess Wensicia, of the enemy House Corrino, plots her own attack on Maud'Dib's familial empire.

 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2006-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Here's the absolutely hysterical, wonderfully wild, cosmic adventure comedy THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Based on Douglas Adams' worldwide best-selling novel, and starring an outrageous intergalactic cast, this is one ride you don't want to miss. Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). …More

The Host The Host
2013-07 - Universal Home Video
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THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories …More

I Am Legend I Am Legend
2012-01 - Warner Home Video
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Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague--the Infected--lurk in the shadows...watching Neville's every move...waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. …More

I Am Number Four I Am Number Four
2013-05 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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An extraordinary young man, John Smith, is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events -- his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. …More

I, Robot I, Robot
2013-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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In the year 2035, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. But that trust is broken when a scientist is found dead and a skeptical detective believes that a robot is responsible. …More

Journey to the Center of the Earth Journey to the Center of the Earth
2012-07 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Science professor Trevor Anderson's radical theories have tarnished his reputation. While backpacking across Iceland with his nephew Sean, the two find a cave that leads them deep down into the bowels of the planet. They go on a quest to find out what has happened to Trevor's missing brother, also a scientist. Trevor, Sean and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park 
2012-09 - Universal Home Video
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A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA.

Minority Report Minority Report
2007-02 - Paramount Home Video
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Based on a Philip K. Dick short-story about a time in the future when criminals are arrested before they commit the crime. A future-viewing piece of technology gives police officers this privilege. One cop (Cruise) is caught commiting a crime and now must find out why and how he broke the law in order to change time. …More

Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go
2013-04 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Kathy,  Tommy, and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart. …More

The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives
2004-11 - Paramount Home Video
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After moving with her husband and children to the well-manicured community of Stepford, Connecticut, former New York television executive Joanna Eberhart is beginning to realize that Stepford is more than just the "perfect" place to live ... it's a little to perfect. All the wives in town are models who cater to their husband's every desire. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Can Joanna figure out the problem before it's too late? …More

The Time Machine The Time Machine
2011-05 - Paramount Home Video
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A MAN INVENTS A TIME MACHINE THAT ALLOWS HIM TO TRAVEL 800,000 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE. …More

The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife
2012-07 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler--cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through the years with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, and never knowing when they will be reunited, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love. …More

War of the Worlds War of the Worlds
2007-08 - Paramount Home Video
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A dock worker trying to piece his life together finds a new definition of survival when an alien attack commences in his New York backyard. After the initial devastating attack, the survivors try to mount an offensive against their enemy only to find that the oldest of all weapons may be their only hope. …More