Science fiction love objects: films

here's a list of the sf movies i've enjoyed and admired most. it's not as much a snob list as the book list. there are some great b-movies on it. there are also a lot of famous films that aren't on it. i have predilections -- i'm violence-averse and i have an allergy to blockbusters, superheroes, "action" and stupid science. the list is in alphabetical order.
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968) (UK/US)

  2. Akira (Otomo, 1988)  (Japanese)

  3. Aniara (Kagerman/Lilja, 2018) (Swedish) - saddest sf ever made?

  4. Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016) (US)

  5. Avalon (Oshii, 2001) (Japanese)

  6. Big Man Japan (Matsumoto, 2007) (Japanese) - wicked satire

  7. Black Sheep (King, 2006) (New Zealand) - also wicked satire

  8. Brainstorm (Trumbull, 1983) (US)

  9. Brother from Another Planet (Sayles, 1984) (US)

  10. Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006) (US/UK)

  11. Code 46 (Winterbottom, 2003) (UK)

  12. Cosmic Journey (Zhuralvyov, 1936) (Russian) - the only Stalinist space epic, a beauty

  13. Cube (Natali, 1997) (Canadian)

  14. Day the Earth Caught Fire (Guest, 1961) (UK)

  15. Day the Earth Stood Still (Wise, 1950) (US)

  16. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964) (US)

  17. Earth Girls Are Easy (Temple, 1988) (US) -- underappreciated gem

  18. Enter the Void (Noe, 2009) (French) -- visionary meta-sf

  19. Ex Machina (Garland, 2015) (US)

  20. Forbidden Planet (Wilcox, 1956) (US)

  21. G.O.R.A. (Sorak, 2004) (Turkish) -- loony Turkish self-satire

  22. Gattaca (Niccol, 1997) (US)

  23. Ghost in the Shell (Oshii, 1996) (Japanese)

  24. Grabbers (Jon Wright, 2011) (Irish) -- hilarious, one of my favorites

  25. Happy Accidents (Anderson, 2011) (US) - underappreciated gem

  26. Hard to be a God (German, 2015) (Russian)

  27. Holy Motors (Carax, 2012) (French) -- visionary meta-sf

  28. Idiocracy (Judge, 2006) (US)

  29. Incredible Shrinking Man (Arnold, 1957) (US)

  30. Infestation (Rankin, 2009) (US) -- beautiful cheese

  31. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, 1956) (US)

  32. It Happened Here (Bronlow/Mollo) (UK)

  33. King Kong (Cooper, 1933) (US)

  34. La Antena (Sapir, 2007) (Argentine) - beautiful, silent sf allegory

  35. La Jetee (Marker, 1962) (French)

  36. Last Night (McKellar, 1998) (Canadian) - barely sf, but very warm

  37. Letters from a Dead Man (Lopunshanskiy, 1986) (Russian)

  38. Liquid Sky (Tsukerman, 1982) (US) -- pure indy strangeness

  39. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (Miller, 1985) (Australian)

  40. Man Facing Southeast (Subielo, 1986) (Argentine) - one of the best sf allegories

  41. Metropolis (Rintaro, 2001) (Japanese) - I much prefer it to the Lang original

  42. Miracle Mile (DeJarnatt, 1988) (US) - underappreciated gem

  43. Monsters (Edwards, 2010) (US)

  44. Moon (Jones, 2009) (US).

  45. Mr. Nobody (Van Dormael, 2009) (Belgian)

  46. Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (Ward, 1988) (New Zealand) - underappreciated gem

  47. Paprika (Kon, 2006) (Japanese)

  48. Pi (Aronofsky, 1998) (Canadian)

  49. Planeta Bur (Klushantsev, 1962) (Soviet)

  50. Primer (Carruth, 2004) (US)

  51. Save the Green Planet (Jang, 2003) (South Korean)

  52. Scanners (Cronenberg, 1981) (Canadian)

  53. Seconds (Frankenheimer, 1966) (US)

  54. Shin Godzilla (Anno/Higuchi, 2016) (Japanese) - my favorite Godzilla

  55. Sleep Dealer (Rivera, 2008) (US/Mexican)

  56. Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972) (Russian)

  57. Southland Tales (Kelly, 2006) (US)

  58. Space Traders (Hudlin, 1994) (US) – a segment for Cosmic Slop, a mind-blowing African-American adaptation of the famous story by Derrick Bell.

  59. Space Truckers (Gordon, 1996) (US) – pure B-movie ecstasy, smart, funny, and surprising.

  60. Stalker (Tarkovksy, 1972) (Russian)

  61. Strange Days (Bigelow, 1995) (US)

  62. The Cosmonaut (Alacala, 2013) (Spanish) – a poetic, romantic shoestring indy film, very inventive

  63. The Congress (Folman, 2013) (Israeli) – half live action, half animated adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s Futurological Congress.

  64. The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986) (Canadian)

  65. The World Sinks Except Japan (Kawasaki, 2006) (Japanese) – Japanese satire of themselves and Americans

  66. They Live (Carpenter, 1988) (US) - maybe the greatest B-movie political sf allegory ever made

  67. Thomas in Love (Renders, 2000) (Belgian) –  warm, funny, but also disorienting; underappreciated.

  68. THX-1138 (Luca, 1971) (US)

  69. Uforia (Binder, 1985) (US) –  indy satire, with some of the best country music you’ll ever hear in an sf film

  70. Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983) (Canadian)

  71. Village of the Damned (Rilla, 1960) (UK)

  72. Wall-E (Stanton, 2008) (US)

  73. Wild in the Streets (Shear, 1968) (US)

  74. Zardoz (Boorman, 1974) (UK) – so camp it’s avant-garde.