Science fiction film

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Many science fiction films were low-budget productions (eg. Day of the Triffids), but because of growing popularity and recent developments in the technology of special effects, most films are now multi-million dollar projects.

The tone of science fiction films is often a guide to the tone of the times the film was made: other worlds and species are viewed in turn as wonderful, terrifying, threatening, incomprehensible, and childishly benign.

Notable science fiction films include:

1902 A Trip to the Moon (original title Le voyage dans la lune)
1927 Metropolis
1931 Frankenstein
1933 The Invisible Man
1938 Things to Come
1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
1951 The Thing From Another World (Howard Hawks original)
1958 Plan 9 from Outer Space
1952 The War of the Worlds
1954 Godzilla
1956 Forbidden Planet
1954 This Island Earth
1957 The Incredible Shrinking Man
1958 The Blob
1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth
1960 The Time Machine
1963 Day of the Triffids
1964 Dr. Strangelove or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1966 Fahrenheit 451
1968 2001 A Space Odyssey
1970 THX 1138
1971 A Clockwork Orange
1972 Solaris
1973 Sleeper
1974 Dark Star
1975 Rollerball
1977 Star Wars
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1979 Alien
1981 Outland
1981 Escape from New York
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1982 Blade Runner
1982 The Thing (John Carpenter remake)
1984 Dune
1984 The Terminator
1984 Starman
1989 The Abyss
1995 Twelve Monkeys
1996 Mars Attacks
1999 The Matrix
1999 eXistenZ
2000 Mission to Mars
2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI