Science Fiction + Nature + Movies
June 18, 2010 12:34 PM Subscribe
I'm making a list of science fiction movies that have as a theme the relationship between humans and the natural world. Help me find more!
posted by mulkey to media & arts (42 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am making a list of science fiction movies that are “future myths” or anti-utopian and which comment on the way in which we construct and interact with the natural world. This is for a class I'm teaching in the fall and I want to get the movies together so I can watch some of them this summer.
A few themes that illustrate what I’m looking for:
* Colonization as a way to “tame” a planet or people and acquire resources (Star Trek, Star Wars, Avatar)
* Technology as a way to control nature, affect natural systems (which sometimes creates problems). (Star Trek)
* Technology that simulates life, bionics, robots, artificial intelligence (Matrix, Total Recall)
* Post nuclear apocalypse (Planet of the Apes)
I know I’m missing some good movies and probably some recent ones that relate to these themes. What movies am I missing?
Here's the list so far:
- Total Recall (1990)
- Alien (1979)
- Aliens (1986)
- Forbidden Planet (1956)
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- Star Trek (1979-2009)
- Star Wars (1977-2005)
- Demolition Man (1999)
- The Matrix (1999)
- 2001: A Space Odessey (1968)
- Planet of the Apes (1970)
- Avatar (2010)