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Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder

Take a trip around the blazing worlds of sci-fi as we undock a blockbuster celebration of this most spectacular of movie genres.

Cinema’s science fiction visions have transfixed and transported audiences for as long as the trickery of our camera and screen technologies have enabled filmmakers with scientific imaginations to inspire fear and wonder. These films often plunge us into the unknown, into scientific and philosophical mysteries, and often far into the future. BFI Player's collection expands into the outer limits of Sci-Fi's spectacular and speculative highlights, presenting a comprehensive selection of British science fiction and further dystopian delights from beyond our shores. And proving that this galaxy-sized genre can’t just be confined to the big screen.

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Arrival
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Arrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

Dune
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Dune

Science Fiction1984131 minsDirector: David Lynch

David Lynch brings Frank Herbert’s powerful novel and rich fantasy world to life in this cinematic spectacle.

Marjorie Prime
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Marjorie Prime

Science Fiction201699 minsDirector: Michael Almereyda

In the near future, holograms of late loved ones provide comfort for their surviving relatives, in this intelligent and moving sci-fi exploring memory, identity, love and loss.

Elstree 1976
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Elstree 1976

Documentary2015101 minsDirector: Jon Spira

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ten actors landed small roles in a mysterious project called Star Wars. This is the story of how their lives changed forever.

Alphaville
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Alphaville

Detective drama196599 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard’s venture into sci-fi pits secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) on a mission to destroy the malevolent supercomputer, Alpha 60.

Under the Skin
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Under the Skin

Horror2013108 mins

An alien Scarlett Johansson prowls the streets of Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing, mind-bending mixture of existential sci-fi and inner-city realism.

Back to the Future
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Back to the Future

Crime1985116 minsDirector: Robert Zemeckis

The beloved 1980s classic transports Marty McFly back to the 1950s, where he has to ensure his parents fall in love and get himself back to the future.

Back to the Future Part II
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Back to the Future Part II

Comedy1989108 minsDirector: Robert Zemeckis

Marty McFly and Doc return for the fast-paced sequel that flits between 2015, 1955 and an alternate 1985 where the dastardly Biff has become rich and powerful.

Back to the Future Part III
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Back to the Future Part III

Comedy1990118 minsDirector: Robert Zemeckis

In the series’ final entry, Marty travels back to 1885 to rescue Doc but becomes similarly stuck in the Western era when the DeLorean runs out of gas.

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It Came from Outer Space from Contact!
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Contact!

The infinitely vast reaches of outer space evoke fear and wonder in equally boundless measure. It's not just boldly going - these are films which play on our fears of invasion, extinction and annihilation!

Metropolis from Tomorrow's World
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Tomorrow's World

From the seemingly far-flung dystopias where ultraviolent gangs roam post-apocalyptic wastelands, to more immediately recognisable futures in which our megacities grow out of control.

Altered States
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Altered States

Mad scientists, mutants, man-machines and mind-bending trips - these films connect with our human biology and chemistry.

Saturn 3 from Sci-Fi Classics

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A Trip to the Moon from Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder

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