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15 Quintessential Films of the New School of SciFi

some of my favorite films of all time have been scifi films, and in the late 2000s/early 2010s we've seen a LOT of significant tonal shifts and narrative experiments with scifi films/filmmakers. here are what i believe to be the 15 necessary films in the repertoire for the new era of science fiction.

when we talk about the "New School" of scifi, i see this as the movement originating in the late stages of the dark and gritty films like Children of Men that revolutionized the genre; we're seeing production design and narrative choices that focus on minimalism and hefty dialogue (borrowing a lot of stylistic choices from mumblecore films in cases like Shane Carruth and Jeff Nichols)

also!!! one…

Block or Report
  • Under the Skin
  • Moon
  • Ex Machina
  • Upstream Color
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Her
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Looper
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Snowpiercer
  • Gravity
  • The Lobster
  • District 9
  • Midnight Special
  • Arrival