I've become very disillusioned with current sci-fi movies. They've become very commercial, short-sighted, dumbed-down, and do not tackle complex issues. They're not even fun. But the older ones are really amazing. I recommend the following to start with:

The Time Machine (1960)

2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)

Silent Running (1972)

Soylent Green (1973)

Capricorn One (1978)

Starship Troopers (1987)

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@ayushsharma22 Great choices, I've always liked Forbidden Planet, and Logan's Run too.

There are some good modern sci-fi films around. I thought Arrival was interesting. Moon is great (is that current? ๐Ÿ˜‚ )

@A_rayB Those movies are on my watch list, among others. Thanks for the recommendation :)

The acting in Arrival was amazing, and it had great potential, but I thought the plot could have been explored more. Annihilation was a pleasant surprise, and Black Mirror continues to amaze. I just wish more new scifi movies would explore complex ideas like the old ones used too.

@ayushsharma22 Yeah the really mind-bending films seem to be few and far between.

Not seen Annihilation so will check that out thanks. I'm way behind on Black Mirror too.

Just remembered Shane Carruth's Primer and Upstream Color. Which are really weird, great plot ideas. Worth a look ๐Ÿ˜€

@ayushsharma22 soylent green is the most disturbing movie I've ever seen.

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