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The Kali Krew Presents: 15 Sci-Fi Movies We Love

We have been dipping our toes quite heavily into the horror pool lately so we thought we would turn our attention outward to the realm of science fiction. The Kali Krew turns their attention to their favorite science fiction movies past and present.

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Aliens movie cover
Chosen by Tracy and Beverly

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?


Cube movie cover
Chosen by Beverly

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Escape from New York

Movie cover for Escape from New York
Chosen by Gracie

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

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Event Horizon

Movie cover for Event Horizon
Chosen by Lilyn, Gracie, Tracy and Sam

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element movie cover
Chosen by Nico

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina movie cover
Chosen by Sam

A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.


Flatliners movie cover
Chosen by Gracie

Five medical students experiment with “near death” experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park movie cover
Chosen by Lilyn

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

The Matrix

The Matrix movie cover
Chosen by Nico

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.


Prospect movie cover
Chosen by JB Rockwell

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon’s toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive.


RoboCop movie cover
Chosen by Olly

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Star Wars – Episodes 4, 5, and 6

Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope movie cover
Chosen by Tracy


Sunshine movie cover
Chosen by JB Rockwell

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

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Let us know your favorite sci-fi movies! Did we leave any out? Let us know down below!

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  1. I’ll admit to cheating and using a top 100 list to refresh my memory. To my surprise, the films that came to mind not on your list are from consecutive years in the 1980s. Probably says something about when I was most up on pop culture, and how long it takes for a movie to become a classic.
    1982 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – What’s not to love? The original crew, Shatner hamming it up, an over-the-top villain, and a heroic sacrifice. It’s a good solid adventure, with a core scientific concept of creating life from inanimate matter.
    1983 – Videodrome – Yeah, you could call it horror or fantasy, with a healthy dose of kinky sex thrown in. But the core sci-fi concept is mind-over-matter . . . maybe. Max Renn descends into a hell of mutable reality in Toronto, and the big question, when you’re wondering what happens next, is whether he deserves this or not.
    1984 – The Terminator – Arnie, Linda Hamilton learning how to kick ass, cyborgs, time travel, a portentous air of doom hanging over everything . . . except the franchise, they wouldn’t start tanking that until the 3rd movie.

  2. I’d have to add the original Planet of the Apes.

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