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Logan's Run - (1976 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074812/

An enforcer for the survivors of a ruined world learns that he lives in a utopia that stagnates population.

Although it got slow later on, it's quite nice even with its age.



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WarGames - (1983 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

A hacker screws around with a game company's server, causing an artificial intelligence to stir up the military.

Both quaint and awesome. It doesn't hold up over time, so it does have to be understood in the context of it's era. Still recommended if you're old enough to do so.

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  • was mgm.com/#/our-titles/2117/WarGames ( apparently abandoned by mgm )



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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/

New technology allows a vehicle to pass through solid matter, but something else is brought through.

This is a must-watch movie, not for its story and plot as-such, but for its feel. It has ideas which really stick. I think Buckaroo Banzai might be particularly cool for young boys.

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  • Properly titled The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension



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Starman - (1984 movie) poster

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An scout tracks the origin of Voyager 2, only to be attacked on the way down and forced to adapt to make it there with human methods.

A very well acted, 1980s budget but with a lot of locations and a great story. Truly recommended.



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Coneheads - (1993 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106598/

Aliens crash land on earth and vaguely assimilate.

It's quaint, choke-full of stars and amusing in it's era. I don't know that I'd consider it particularly good these days because it leans all the way into an alien culture clash, but it's nice.



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Solaris - (1972 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/

People mysteriously go mad on a space station, and a guy is sent to investigate.

Long and boring.


Real Genius - (1985 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089886/

A boy-genius is brought into an elite university to work on a laser project with a genius-misfit, but after its spectacular success they learn of its nefarious purpose.

While old, it holds up perfectly. A great movie, with a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments. Unlike the "frat boy" movies which are all about booze and boobs, this one shows genius with its hacker spirit.



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Flash Gordon - (1980 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745/

The universe is actually ruled by an emperor, who toys with the Earth and gets the attention of a few people who try to stop him.

Fun and silly and not for me.



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