I'm an avid fan of literary science fiction, from widescreen space operas to paranoid dystopias. But in film ask anyone to name a science fiction film and chances are the first thing they come up with is Star Wars. Aaarrrgh!
Don't get me wrong, I like Star Wars as much as the next 40-something film nerd. BUT Star Wars is as much a genuine piece of Science Fiction as Lord of the Rings is a historical drama. These are Science FANTASY films.
So here is a list of movies that in my opinion have the sensibilities of genuine literary science fiction.