A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen. What a discovery!
Malle's experimental and dreamlike apocalyptic fairytale. A young girl tries to escape film's reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Intriguing stuff.
A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. Women there use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him. This just can't be bad!
Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece. In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem. Scary but fun.
After some ultra-violence, a nice glass of milk tastes real good.
Before skynet, there was colossus. An artificially intelligent supercomputer is developed and activated, only to reveal that it has a sinister agenda of its own. This dystopia is threathened by nuclear war. One of the forgotten gems of the 70's sci-fis.
People are starting to get anxious at the command centre. Please remove your suit jackets.
Spielberg's UFO classic. After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Friendly aliens for once.
Carpenter's low budget sci-fi. In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong. They must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God.
I bet Sigourney Weaver wouldn't have so hard time fighting this alien.
Here's some of the movies the golden era of science fiction has to offer. I included all well known and canonized movies also, even though more interesting are rarer and obscure films on the list. The point of this list is NOT to include every single science fiction film made in the 70's, this is rather a selection of them (size of which I decided to limit to 50) to give a good whole picture about what the genre was in the 70's. Some movies were deliberately left out, for example the sequels of The Planet of the Apes. The describtions of the movies were taken from IMDb, listal or wikipedia.
I welcome all your suggestions about the contents of this list. Hope you enjoy the list as much as I enjoyed making it!