Recommend 1980s/early 90s sci-fi

pete6032

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What are some good 1980s or early 90s sci-fi movies I can watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime?

As of post #93
The 5th Element (1997)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Alien (1979)
Alien 2 (1986)
Alien Nation (1988)
Altered States (1980)
Back to the future (1985)
The Beastmaster (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Brainstorm (1983)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Class of 1999 (1990)
Dune (1984)
Enemy Mine (1985)
Escape from Los Angeles (1996)
Escape from New York (1981)
ET (1982)
Explorers (1985)
Firefox (1982)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
From Beyond (1986)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Heavy Metal (1981)
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Krull (1983)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Leviathan (1989)
Lifeforce (1985)
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max II (1981)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Motel Hell (1980)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
Predator (1987)
Repo Man (1984)
Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Robocop (1987)
Runaway (1984)
The Running Man (1987)
Saturn 3 (1980)
Scanners (1981)
Short Circuit (1986)
Solarbabies (1986)
Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Split Second (1992)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1986)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Stargate (1994)
The Stuff (1985)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2 (1991)
The Thing (1982)
They Live (1988)
Total Recall (1990)
Tremors (1990)
TRON (1982)
Wargames (1983)
Weird Science (1985)
The Wraith (1986)
 
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Dr. Detroit

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C.H.U.D
 
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Explorers
 

SaltyNuts

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Great thread.

Alien is #1 in the world. For scary sci-fi. Aliens #2 I rate as action.
 

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There was this movie called "Terminator 2" that was pretty awesome.

Also "Starship Troopers" and "Robocop" were pretty awesome.

"Stargate" was pretty cool back in the day too, as well as the "Alien" franchise.

Doubt you have ever heard of any of those though since you live under a fucking rock.
 
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There was this movie called "Terminator 2" that was pretty awesome.

Also "Starship Troopers" and "Robocop" were pretty awesome.

"Stargate" was pretty cool back in the day too, as well as the "Alien" franchise.

Doubt you have ever heard of any of those though since you live under a fucking rock.
First 2 Alien movies kick ass. Robocop was a kick in the ass too, total genius for its time, probably still works. And T2 rocked (as did T1, but different movies entirely).
 

TheELF

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there is only T2
Well if there can be only one...it would be back to the future, although highlander is sci-fi as well I guess and it is very good.

Also my runner up recommendations are barbarella psychedelia, and Flash! aaa aaaaaaaa Gordon.
 
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Braznor

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Leviathan 1989

The ratings are crap for this movie, but I pretty much enjoyed it. I recommend this movie because it is a cheap cross between The Abyss and Alien.