Cover image for the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry,

Former lovers restart their relationship in reverse after mutual memory erase through shady brain firm.

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Brazil Terry Gilliam,

Daydreaming pencil-pusher joins forces with clandestine duct repairman to find mirage girl in Orwellian office maze.

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Her Spike Jonze,

Semi-depressed personal-card-as-a-service hipster Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with operating system entity.

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Coherence James Ward Byrkit,

Leaps of labyrinthine logic when already awkward dinner party enters entangled quantum state due to passing comet.

Cover image for the movie The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night Andrew Patterson,

Two young tech enthusiasts in 1950s New Mexico go hunting tapes after uncovering haunting radio signals with an obscure history.

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Ex Machina Alex Garland,

Gifted engineer invited by wealthy wizard executive to Turing test humanoid AI at forest tech monastery.

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The Endless Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,

Mystery video tape sends brothers back to childhood cult or commune under the spell of strange physics.

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Moon Duncan Jones,

Sam Rockwell battles severe loneliness and weak communications during solo mining mission on the Moon.

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Melancholia Lars von Trier,

Spectacular cinematography of worn out Kirsten Dunst with doubts during own wedding as looming rogue planet nears Earth.

Cover image for the movie Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko Richard Kelly,

Troubled teenager faces fate and flying jet engines and converses apocalyptic rabbit on the philosophy of time travel.

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District 9 Neill Blomkamp,

Bureaucrat assigned relocation of alien outcasts from Johannesburg ghetto in smart xenophobia allegory.

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12 Monkeys Terry Gilliam,

Bruce Willis goes back in time to stop eco-terrorists from ruining Earth in brilliant expansion on still short La jetée.

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The Man from Earth Richard Schenkman,

Professor claims to be ancient at impromptu farewell gathering with cross-disciplinary group of colleagues and disciples.

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Upgrade Leigh Whannell,

Tech-averse mechanic reluctantly agrees to cybernetic implant for a chance at avenging his murdered wife.

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Upstream Color Shane Carruth,

Strange substance travels through larvae, orchids, pigs and people in poetic weave by the director of Primer.

Cover image for the movie Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You Boots Riley,

Race relations and workplace politics in dark comedy on the logical conclusions of scientific corporatocracy.

Cover image for the movie Gattaca

Gattaca Andrew Niccol,

Natural born swimmer assumes stealth genotype in hope of going to space in brave new world of eugenics.

Cover image for the movie Predestination

Predestination Michael and Peter Spierig,

Ethan Hawke as bartending time traveler setting lives in motion while on final duty to track down elusive bomber.

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Last Night Don McKellar,

Widower’s solitude interrupted by woman looking for lost suicide pact partner during Earth’s last few hours.

Cover image for the movie Primer

Primer Shane Carruth,

Breakdown of spacetime and personal relations after serendipitous revelation in one of the most mind-bending movies ever.

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The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos,

Lone singles end up in remote hotel for relationship conditioning under threat of being turned into animals.

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Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer,

Clever usage of hidden cameras as humanly disguised alien seductress picks up men around streets of Scotland.

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Timecrimes Nacho Vigalondo,

Peeping tom becomes own pawn when trapped in cycle of events at high-tech skunkworks lab up the hill.

Cover image for the movie Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes Alejandro Amenábar,

Young man car-crashed into facial disfigurement by manic ex-lover ends up in dreamlike state of altered reality in levels.

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Frequencies Darren Paul Fisher,

Metaphysical love story and fate versus free will struggle in class society determined by frequencies.

Cover image for the movie Anya

Anya Carylanna Taylor and Jacob Akira Okada,

Newlyweds in fertility trouble seek aid of enthusiastic geneticist to solve DNA-driven bloodline mystery.

Cover image for the movie Videodrome

Videodrome David Cronenberg,

One man’s gory pursuit of mastermind behind sensational snuff broadcast that turns out to be neurolinguistic programming.

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Spring Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead,

Young American adrift in southern Italy ends up in primordial romance with secretive lady of fine lineage.

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H. Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia,

Fleeting fragments from two Helens of Troy at odds with loss in modern mythology of meteors and motherhood.

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The Congress Ari Folman,

Multi-level metafilm/acid trip on society’s escalation of escapism, based on The Futurological Congress by Stanisław Lem.

Cover image for the movie Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers Paul Verhoeven,

Teens sent to wage interstellar war on arachnids in subtle and not-so-subtle satire on fascism and propaganda.

Cover image for the movie Evolution

Evolution Lucile Hadžihalilović,

Boys become experiment in wake of unknown sickness in strange seaside village inhabited solely by women.

Cover image for the movie Advantageous

Advantageous Jennifer Phang,

Single mother in a future of super-children and rapidly diminishing job count explores the prospects of body sacrifice.

Cover image for the movie The Sticky Fingers of Time

The Sticky Fingers of Time Hilary Brougher,

Pulp author covering hydrogen bomb test in the 1950’s gains time travel capabilities and meets present day spawn.

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Strange Days Kathryn Bigelow,

Ex-cop uncovers plot around hard currency of illegal cortex recordings in unrestful Los Angeles at turn of the millennium.

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I Origins Mike Cahill,

Eye scientist on crusade against creationism stumbles upon deep discovery and meets mysterious love interest.

Cover image for the movie Another Earth

Another Earth Mike Cahill,

Astronomer distracted by duplicate Earth encounter causes tragedy and misses MIT in favor of cleaning up aftermath.

Cover image for the movie eXistenZ

eXistenZ David Cronenberg,

Biotech body horror in a future of increasingly immersive virtual reality where gamers versus realists battle it out.

Cover image for the movie Sound of My Voice

Sound of My Voice Zal Batmanglij,

Covert documentary maker couple infiltrate seclusive sect surrounding charismatic leader claiming to be from the future.

Cover image for the movie Europa Report

Europa Report Sebastián Cordero,

Intimate space ship interiors from found footage of manned mission to Jupiter’s moons in search for extra-terrestrial life.

Cover image for the movie Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go Mark Romanek,

Trio coming of age at strangely isolated boarding school in alternate history where life extension happened.

Cover image for the movie The Laplace’s Demon

The Laplace’s Demon Giordano Giulivi,

Determined research group with entropic breakthrough in their bag visits the island castle of a madman and his deadly contraptions.

Cover image for the movie A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly Richard Linklater,

Shapeshifting surveillance agent in undercover drug lord operation becomes addicted to Substance D in Philip K. Dick story.

Cover image for the movie Cosmos

Cosmos Zander Weaver and Elliot Weaver,

Three astro-nuts with frictional past camp out in car on observatory all-nighter listening for strange space signals.

Cover image for the movie Cold Souls

Cold Souls Sophie Barthes,

Captured spirits and soul-searching in Saint Petersburg as Paul Giamatti plays himself on the verge of total theatrical uninspiration.

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Limitless Neil Burger,

Struggling author rids writer’s block with pilot nootropics and advances into finance while watched by the wrong people.

Cover image for the movie OtherLife

OtherLife Ben C. Lucas,

Biotech genius develops total simulation substance with the potential of severe time dilation and struggles to keep it from the wrong hands.

Cover image for the movie Extracted

Extracted Nir Paniry,

Scientist trips down unreliable memory lane of alleged murderer through mind extraction machinery of own invention.

Cover image for the movie Embers

Embers Claire Carré,

Newfound lovers/strangers in desolation wander about on amnesic repeat caused by mysterious global disease.

Cover image for the movie The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth Geoff Murphy,

Energy science lab rat tries to trump despair and seek explanations after awakening to a world devoid of people.

Cover image for the movie Travelling Salesman

Travelling Salesman Timothy Lanzone,

Mathematicians make computational complexity breakthrough in π-fi chamber play on the ethics of scientific progress.

Cover image for the movie Splice

Splice Vincenzo Natali,

Biohacker couple of ambiguous moral fiber in sudden parenthood when illicit gene splicing pet project goes awry.

Cover image for the movie Little Joe

Little Joe Jessica Hausner,

Triffid throwback in plant-based pastel on the symbiotic merits and morals of genetically modified organisms.

Cover image for the movie Cube

Cube Vincenzo Natali,

Rational thinking under stress when group of strangers wake up in never-ending cubic deathtrap rigged with math.

Cover image for the movie Realive

Realive Mateo Gil,

Notable designer wakes up in the future after opting out of terminal cancer through experimental and arguably successful cryostasis.

Cover image for the movie The Quiet Hour

The Quiet Hour Stéphanie Joalland,

Strong sister and blind brother keep up and out in expertly scored story of survival after alien invasion.

Cover image for the movie Robot Stories

Robot Stories Greg Pak,

Makers and machine love in four-part anthology on the limits and possibilities of human-robot interaction.

Cover image for the movie Stranded

Stranded María Lidón,

Vastly underrated down-to-earth exploration of Mars after pioneer crew crash-lands in crater on limited life support.

Cover image for the movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Lorene Scafaria,

Collapsing and newfound relations in apocalyptic road movie about earth on the brink of destruction due to asteroid Matilda.

Cover image for the movie Sleep Dealer

Sleep Dealer Alex Rivera,

Drone strike surviving village teen hacker meets memory author in Tijuana when looking for fortune in telerobotics.

Cover image for the movie Vanishing Waves

Vanishing Waves Kristina Buožytė,

Surreal erotic encounters as one conscious test subject travels mind of comatose other under not-so-controlled conditions.

Cover image for the movie Uncanny

Uncanny Matthew Leutwyler,

Ex-engineer science writer spends week at solitary lab for interviews with prodigal inventor and the AI creation Adam.

Cover image for the movie The Beyond

The Beyond Hasraf Dulull,

Robotisised astronauts are sent through just discovered wormhole to bring back news of the mysterious unknown.

Cover image for the movie Self/less

Self/less Tarsem Singh,

Prosperous property developer attempts escape from elderness through supposedly safe mind uploading to younger body.