Most Intelligent Sci-fi Movies

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1Minority Report
2Contact

Contact offers probably the most realistic depiction to date of what might actually happen when we get our first signal from an alien civilization. - Alexandr

3Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The motivations behind Close Encounters of the Third Kind have been debated countless times since it landed on screens in 1977, but no matter which angle you view it from, what can't be argued is the gentle-yet-overwhelming optimism of its message. - Alexandr

4Moon

Many of the smartest sci-fi films tackle bigger themes than just "will E.T. be friendly or nasty when he finally shows up? " This little independent gem is both a rugged, realistic look at a near-future space mission... - Alexandr

512 Monkeys

Based on the short French film La Jetee, 12 Monkeys is a tragic romance wrapped in an elegant paradox - Alexandr

6The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

It's simultaneously inspiring and depressing, but it's touched a nerve with people for almost 60 years. - Alexandr

7The Fountain

It's either three separate stories or three strands of the same doomed love story that spans all of time and space, posing questions about immortality, the existence of God and the search for meaning along the way. - Alexandr

8Gattaca

Its lack of pyrotechnics is more than balanced by its rich, thought-provoking exploration of human bio-engineering and the dangerous ethical and social cans of worms that could open up. - Alexandr

9Inception

Dream within a dream within a dream... Just breathtaking!

10Dark City

Dark City is a perfect example of a movie that might have seemed "too smart" when it first came out but later picked up a following and is widely considered a work of near-brilliance. - Alexandr

The Contenders

11Interstellar
12Alien
13Metropolis
14Mission to Mars
15Transformers
16Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
17Blade Runner

A film full of philosophical themes as well as great special effects for the the time and a brilliant story with some great acting.

18Star Wars
19Donnie Darko
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