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Auteurs Try Sci-Fi!

I usually find the exceptions and oddities in a director's filmography interesting. And a lot of well-known directors ventured into science fiction just once in their careers, so a lot of these oddities are in the sci-fi genre. So I thought I'd put together a list of those sci-fi one-offs made by directors who are famous for other types of films. What's here:

- I've only included directors whose reputation is not, to some reasonable degree, based on their sci-fi films (so no Kubrick or Tarkovsky here)

- I've excluded directors who may technically have made only one sci-fi film, but who predominantly worked in related genres (fantasy, horror)

- I've included directors who either only made one sci-fi film,…

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  • Charleston Parade
  • End of the World
  • I Accuse
  • L'Atlantide
  • Queen of Atlantis
  • Metropolis
  • Woman in the Moon
  • Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I
  • 6 Hours to Live
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Thing from Another World
  • Monkey Business
  • Doctor X
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Mad Doctor of Market Street
  • Most Dangerous Man Alive
  • War-Gods of the Deep
  • The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Aerograd
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Net
  • The Man in the White Suit
  • The Damned
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Altered States
  • Krakatit
  • The Face of Another
  • Princess from the Moon
  • Alphaville
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime
  • Black Moon
  • Dr. M
  • The Astronauts
  • La Jetée
  • Barbarella
  • Death Watch
  • Long Live Life
  • Layer Cake
  • On the Silver Globe
  • Ferat Vampire
  • Creator
  • Wolf's Hole
  • World on a Wire
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Until the End of the World
  • The Wild Blue Yonder
  • Melancholia
  • Red Desert
  • The 10th Victim
  • The Seed of Man
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Sleeper
  • When Worlds Collide
  • The Satan Bug
  • Marooned
  • The Silencers
  • Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
  • Zardoz
  • Countdown
  • Quintet
  • On the Beach
  • Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
  • The Fury
  • Mission to Mars
  • The Brother from Another Planet
  • Firefox
  • Supernova
  • The Little Prince
  • Saturn 3
  • The Day of the Dolphin
  • What Planet Are You From?
  • Rollerball
  • Alien³
  • Strange Days
  • Sphere
  • Déjà Vu
  • Possible Worlds
  • Poison
  • The Girl from Monday
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Solaris
  • Contagion
  • Hulk
  • Mauvais Sang
  • Peut-être
  • The Falls
  • Code 46
  • 2046
  • Jesus the Revolutionary
  • My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
  • Days of Eclipse
  • The Element of Crime
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Testament of Dr. Cordelier
  • Captain EO
  • X: The Unknown
  • The Truman Show