Science fiction films are visionary ideas that come to life through imaginative settings, production design, advanced technology gadgets, scientific developments, and special effects. They are complete with heroes, distant planets, impossible quests, improbable settings, fantastic locations, evil villains, futuristic gizmos, and inexplicable forces. Sci-fi films can feature time travels or fantastic journeys, and are set either on Earth, in outer space, or most often, in the future.

There are many examples of blurred or hybrid science fiction films that share characteristics with lots of other genres. Elements of horror, western, fantasy, action, and the supernatural characteristics can be found in many sci-fi films which tend to blur the genre and make unique and interesting hybrids.

The post-apocalyptic spawn of sci-fi reflects the doomsday industry that has emerged from contemporary societies. Over the last few decades, journalism has churned out nightmare scenarios involving global warming and ozone depletion, nuclear war, overpopulation, the growing divide between rich and poor, genetic manipulation, television addiction, even world-destroying meteors hurling toward the earth. These warnings fuel the imaginations of many and the exaggerations and predictions are manifested to film. There is no warning of nuclear destruction in these films, but instead visualized nuclear wastelands of the future that lovingly dwell on scenes of bizarre mutants and urban ruins. They show earth without water, with a few miserable survivors clinging to society, violent gangs, and lawlessness in a world that dreams of a promised land reborn.

In this section you will find many different examples of science fiction, post-apocalyptic, adventure and fantasy films. Some are fun, some are violent, and some are just ridiculous, but they all demand you to open possibility and escape with your imagination.

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