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Can You Name These Science Fiction Films?

Thanks to Quiddty for turning me on to this IMDB game.

My job: I went to IMDB and looked up 15 movies. Listed below are four official “Plot Keywords” for each movie.

Your job: Name these movies!

  1. Stripper Dancing With Snake / Owl / Broken Finger / Killer Robot
  2. Future / Visceral / Claustrophobic / Impregnation
  3. Messiah / Wuxia Fiction / Young Boy / War
  4. Skin Care / Future Noir / Paraplegic / Perfection
  5. Saving The World Mission / Extraterrestrial / Space Travel / Alien Space Craft
  6. Advertising / Attempted Murder / Clairvoyant / Eye Surgery
  7. Very Little Dialogue / Surrealism / Astronaut / Talking Computer
  8. Prophecy / Cat / Subway / Cyberspace
  9. Sunglases / Tabloid / Cat / Spoof
  10. Cryogenics / Post Apocalyptic / Horseback Riding / Beach
  11. Human Versus Computer / Gladiator / Frisbee / Video Game
  12. Revenge / Spacecraft / Sandstorm / Midlife Crisis
  13. Evolution / Prejudice / Wheelchair / New York City
  14. End Of Civilization / Bikini / Big Ben / Inventor
  15. Robot / Scientist / UFO / Washington Monument

SPOILER WARNING: The comments contain the answers.

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17 Comments on Can You Name These Science Fiction Films?

  1. My guesses:

    1) Bladerunner

    2) Alien

    3) hmmm

    4) Gattaca?

    5) thinking…

    6) Minority Report

    7) 2001

    8) The Matrix

    9) unsure

    10) Planet of the Apes

    11) Tron

    12) Dune? I mean, I have nowhere else to go with sandstorm…

    13) X-Men

    14) Getting Big Ben and bikinis together has defeated me… maybe Buckaroo Banzai somehow?

    15) The Day The Earth Stood Still?

  2. 3.) is it Star Wars??

    5.) Independence Day…maybe…

  3. 1)Blade Runner

    2)Alien

    3)Star Wars

    4)Gattica

    5)Independence Day

    6)Minority Report

    7)2001

    8)Matrix

    9)Men In Black

    10)Planet of the Apes

    11)Tron

    12)Dune

    13)X-Men

    14)?????

    15)Earth vs the Flying Saucers

  4. Fred Kiesche // May 3, 2007 at 6:31 am //

    Funny, I put #3 as “Dune” on first glance…I don’t recall any “midlife crisis” in Dune, so I didn’t put it on #12.

  5. Numba 3 seems like Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace to me, but I could be wrong and it would not be the first time πŸ™‚

  6. I’m going with

    3. Dune

    12. Stargate

  7. OK, between all guesses so far, we have 13 correct answers out of 15. Sill missing: 12 and 14

    1. Blade Runner

    2. Alien

    3. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

    4. Gattaca

    5. Independence Day

    6. Minority Report

    7. 2001

    8. The Matrix

    9. Men In Black

    10. Planet of the Apes

    11. Tron

    12. ?

    13. X-Men

    14. ?

    15. The Day The Earth Stood Still

  8. Is 14 the Time Machine? (I was holding out for Top Secret, myself.)

    and I figured out 12 wasn’t Stargate, but I’ll hold off to see if somebody puts it together without the internet.

    some of these keywords do seem pretty random…

  9. Yes!

    Still missing #12….

  10. 12 = Wrath of Khan (though I used the Internets to figure it out)

  11. I think I got #14. I thought of it on the way to work this morning after posting my list. I think it is Dark City. If I recall correctly the main character has a post card or sees a billboard with a girl in a bikini. Also I believe there is a large clock in the movie that resembles Big Ben. Still not really sure about this. Still haven’t used the Internet though. I made a mistake with #15, meant to put down the Day the Earth Stood Still but instead remembered it as Earth vs the Flying Saucers.

    1)Blade Runner

    2)Alien

    3)Star Wars

    4)Gattica

    5)Independence Day

    6)Minority Report

    7)2001

    8)Matrix

    9)Men In Black

    10)Planet of the Apes

    11)Tron

    12)Dune (probably Wrath of Khan, suggested on this thread)

    13)X-Men

    14)Dark City

    15)The Day the Earth Stood Still

  12. All the answers have been guessed. Here they are:

    1. Blade Runner

    2. Alien

    3. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

    4. Gattaca

    5. Independence Day

    6. Minority Report

    7. 2001

    8. The Matrix

    9. Men In Black

    10. Planet of the Apes

    11. Tron

    12. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

    13. X-Men

    14. The Time Machine

    15. The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Thanks for playing!

  13. That was the most mind-boggling thing to try and read. Holy crap. I was pretty impressed with myself for guessing X-Men for #13, and then came onto the comments page and realized that was The Easy One.

    You lot are astonishing. πŸ™‚

  14. Aw, boo, I missed the game. This is a great idea though, I may use it myself!

  15. 1 – Blade Runner, surely

    2 – Alien?

    3 – i really don’t know

    4 – Gattaca

    5 – ?

    6 – Minority Report

    7 – 2001

    8 – Matrix?

    9 – Johnny Mnemonic?

    10 – hmmm… Waterworld?

    11 – Tron (blast from my childhood)

    12 – Dune

    13 – AI

    14 – 28 Days

    15 – The Invasion of the Flying Saucers (complete with harryhausen’s sfx)

  16. Carles // May 3, 2007 at 5:49 pm //

    5- Perhaps “This Island Earth”?

  17. 1. Bladerunner

    2. Alien

    3. Star Wars (?) – Either I or II

    4. Gattaca

    5. Independence Day

    6. The Minority Report

    7. 2001: A Space Odessey

    8. The Matrix

    9. Terminator

    10. Planet of the Apes

    11. Tron

    12. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

    13. (No Idea)

    14. The Time Machine

    15. The Day the World Stood Still

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