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List of few Science Fiction Movies

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Decade Title Director Country
1910 – 1920 Aerial Anarchists Walter Booth United Kingdom
Homunculus Otto Rippert Germany
Himmelskibet Holger-Madsen Denmark
The First Men in the Moon Bruce Gordon United Kingdom
1920 – 1930 The Invisible Ray Harry A. Pollard United States
The Mechanical Man Andre Deed Italy
The Lost World Harry Hoyt United States
High Treason Maurice Elvey United Kingdom
1930 – 1940 End of the World Abel Gance France
Island of Lost Souls Erle C. Kenton United states
Flash Gordon Frederick Stephani United states
The Secret of Treasure Island Elmer Clifton United states
1940 – 1950 Cat-Women of the Moon Arthur D. Hilton United states
Gojira Ishiro Honda Japan
The Head Victor Trivas West Germany
Plan 9 from Outer Space Edward D. Wood, Jr. United states
1950 – 1960 Rocketship X-M Kurt Neumann United States
The Hideous Sun Demon Robert Clarke United States
1960 – 1970 Dinosaurus! Irvin Shortess Yeaworth, Jr. United States
The Andromeda Nebula Yevgeny Sherstobitov Soviet Union
1970 – 1980 The Big Mess Alexander Kluge West Germany
Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union
1980 – 1990 Virus Kinji Fukasaku Japan
Blade Runner Ridley Scott United States
Sexmission Juliusz Machulski Poland
The Quiet Earth Geoff Murphy New Zealand
1990 – 2000 Star Trek Generations David Carson United States
The Matrix Wachowski brothers United States
Star Wars George Lucas United States
Sci-Fighters Peter Svatek United States
2000 – 2010 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg United States
Déjà Vu Tony Scott United States
Transformers Michael Bay United States
WALL-E Andrew Stanton United States
2010 – Endhiran S. Shankar India
Tron Legacy Joseph Kosinski United States
Super 8 J. J. Abrams United States
John Carter of Mars Andrew Stanton United States
A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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List of Science Fiction Novels

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Science Fictions and Movies

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Science Fictions and Movies

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Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science or technology. It differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation). Exploring the consequences of such differences is the traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a “literature of ideas”. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possibilities. The settings for science fiction are often contrary to known reality, but the majority of science fiction relies on a considerable degree of suspension of disbelief provided by potential scientific explanations to various fictional elements.

These may include:

  • A setting in the future, in alternative timelines, or in a historical past that contradicts known facts of history or the archaeological record
  • A setting in outer space, on other worlds, or involving aliens
  • Stories that involve technology or scientific principles that contradict known laws of nature
  • Stories that involve discovery or application of new scientific principles, such as time travel or psionics, or new technology, such as nanotechnology, faster-than-light travel or robots, or of new and different political or social systems (e.g., a dystopia, or a situation where organized society has collapsed)

While SF has provided criticism of developing and future technologies, it also produces innovation and new technology. The discussion of this topic has occurred more in literary and sociological than in scientific forums. Cinema and media theorist Vivian Sobchack examines the dialogue between science fiction film and the technological imagination. Technology does impact how artists portray their fictionalized subjects, but the fictional world gives back to science by broadening imagination. While more prevalent in the beginning years of science fiction with writers like Arthur C. Clarke, new authors still find ways to make the currently impossible technologies seem so close to being realized.