“Seems like smart TVs are advancing, but most TV series these days are stuck in a loop of sci-fi and horror themes. I’ve watched over 430 movies in the past year alone, and even I’m starting to get bored with them. Can you suggest any movies that you’ve watched and consider worth watching nowadays though they are old?”—Cherry, California
Cherry, I stopped watching movies around late 2020, but I used to be a big fan of thrillers and sci-fi flicks. I had a massive collection of DVDs, over 120+ discs, and two CDs. My trusty DVD player was my go-to buddy during those lonely times.
Anyway, there are a few movies that really left a mark on me even though they’re a bit older.
Since you asked for my recommendation, here you can go:
- Inception (2010): A mind-bending sci-fi thriller about a team of dream thieves who try to plant an idea into a target’s subconscious. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Tom Hardy.
- The Hunger Games series (2012-2015): A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a young woman who volunteers to participate in a deadly televised competition where only one can survive. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson.
- The Meg (2018): A action-packed sci-fi thriller about a group of scientists who encounter a giant prehistoric shark in the depths of the ocean. Starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Rainn Wilson.
- Black Mirror (2011- ): A dark and twisted sci-fi anthology series that explores the impact of technology on society and human nature. Each episode is a standalone story with a different cast and settings.
- Stranger Things (2016-2022): A nostalgic and thrilling sci-fi series about a group of kids who uncover a secret government experiment and a supernatural mystery in their small town. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and Winona Ryder.
- The Godfather (1972): A classic crime drama about a powerful mafia family and its struggle to maintain its empire. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): A visionary and influential sci-fi masterpiece about a mysterious monolith and a rogue computer that shapes human evolution and destiny. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
However, If you don’t want to go back again to Sci-Fi, here are some British TV shows. None of them are particularly new but for acting and writing credentials, they are first-class.
Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67)
The Human Jungle (1963/64)
The Avengers (1961-1969)
Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59)
Hope this helps! Let me know your thought in the comment below!
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