How could the movie that has captivated every youngster not make our list? Anna and Elsa, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, are sisters and total opposites. For one, Elsa is a snow queen cursed to turn anyone and anything to ice. She hides away from the world while outgoing Anna yearns to meet new people and open the doors to their mostly closed kingdom of Arendelle. When Elsa freezes Arendelle, she flees to the mountains. Anna goes after her with a quirky and loyal crew made up of kooky snowman Olaf, mountaineer Kristoff and a lovable reindeer. Be warned: every song will get stuck in your head.
In The End of Evangelion, a shining figure of Rei is shown for a few frames looking down at Misato and Ritsuko moments before they die. These spectral images also appear over the corpses of the slain NERV personnel. During Third Impact, multiple Reis appear in the NERV control room, seemingly apparitions created by Lilith. She also briefly watches over Shinji and Asuka in the final scene of the movie.
Rei Ayanami (綾波 レイ[?], "Ayanami Rei") is a fictional character from Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. She is the First Child, (referred as the First Children in the Japanese version), the pilot of Evangelion Unit-00.
Rei has short pale blue hair with bangs centered to the middle and has red eyes. In the first movie of the series, she would wear bandages such as her arm and her left eye. She wears the same school uniform but wears white loafers instead, and black ankle socks.
The Rei that appears in the first two movies does not return in Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, instead being replaced by a clone from the Ayanami Series, mostly referred as Rei Ayanami (tentative name) (アヤナミレイ(仮称)[?]), also known as Rei Ayanami (Provisional Name) in the GKIDS english version. This Rei is very different from Rei Ayanami in the two previous movies, as well as the original. She is mostly seen wearing a black plugsuit for Mark.09. Her hair is slightly longer, and her facial expression looks more inexpressive. "Rei" is neither emotional, nor does she remember her past self, like her interests or the people she have met before. The only thing she does is to carry out orders from Gendo Ikari. Her emotionless personality annoys Asuka, and devastates Shinji, causing the latter to suffer a mental breakdown after Fuyutsuki reveals the origin of Rei and the relationship with his mother. Rei starts feeling doubtful about her condition and wonders about the original Rei when she fails to regain control of the puppeted Mark.09.
The movie was directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. It was met with critical acclaim upon release for its satirical take on corporate America and violence in films.
The manga, anime, and movie Ghost in the Shell are all based on a Japanese book of the same name by Shirow Masamune. The original story features an anti-terrorist organization led by Major Motoko Kusanagi that is created to deal with technology crimes.
14. A movie bloopers compilation for the film points out that if the T-1000 had inhabited the body of an LAPD cop and failed to return the stolen police car, his colleagues would have organized some search for him. Killjoys.
So that you don't have to spend hours searching through thousands of movies, some good, some bad and everything in-between, we've compiled a list of the best science-fiction movies and television shows currently on Netflix (opens in new tab).
Why you should watch: Ryan Reynolds leads an all-star cast in this family action drama that incorporates much of Reynold's dry wit. While not paying too much attention to the so-called "rules" of time travel, it brings drama and the complexities of human relationships into a spirited science fiction movie aimed at older kids and young adults. Joining Reynolds is an impressive line up, including Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Catherine Keener. Plus it's directed by Shawn Levy, who also gave us "Free Guy" and "Real Steel."
Why you should watch: This Dutch children's movie is not without its charm. Both Kika van de Vijver and Anniek Pheifer play Nova, as different ages and Marouane Meftah plays Nas. The story is interesting and the production values are high. Thanks to a combination of quality cinematography and a relevant underlying message, this feature from writer and director Maurice Trouwborst will more than likely appeal to many adults as well.
Why you should watch: This could very well be the surprise hit of 2021. Nora Arnezeder, who plays the sole survivor of the expedition, is a force to be reckoned with. Don't let a less-than-epic rating on IMDb (opens in new tab) fool you, this is an exceptional indie sci-fi movie that's full of nice ideas. The plot is, in essence "Waterworld" meets "Children of Men," but thankfully it's better than both of those. Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones") and Sebastian Roché ("The Man in The High Castle") round off a solid cast, but the children really steal the show. We hope to see great things in the future from both Arnezeder and Swiss writer/director Tim Fehlbaum.
Why you should watch: This is a low-on-action, character-driven movie that only just sneaks in under the genre banner of sci-fi. It's directed by and stars George Clooney and is very much a portfolio piece for him. If you like Apple TV+'s "Invasion" then you'll enjoy this, but it's not everyone's cup of tea. The cinematography is stunning and the film features an impressive cast, all in cameo roles, including David Oyelowo, Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, Ethan Peck and Tim Russ. Clooney however, has coaxed an outstanding performance from newcomer Caoilinn Springall. Aside from one or two liberties taken with the laws of thermodynamics, this is an enjoyable, in-depth illustration of Clooney's skills, both in front of, and behind the camera.
Why you should watch: This, along with "Edge of Tomorrow," are among Tom Cruise's best movies. Director Joseph Kosinski, who also worked with Cruise on "Top Gun: Maverick" knows exactly how to draw the best from the already extremely talented actor. Despite an epilogue that feels incredibly rushed, leaving many potentially important issues utterly unexplored (did each Jack Harper have a zen-like place of escape, did each Victoria Olsen refuse to cooperate, contacting other survivors etc) the story is well-paced and beautifully executed, together with outstanding performances from the entire cast, results in an emotional, thrilling sci-fi drama with spectacular cinematography and simple, straightforward concepts. Definitely worth a watch.
Why you should watch: One of the good things streaming services have enabled is for relatively low-budget sci-fi movies to be made that would never have seen the light of day 10 or 15 years ago, and this is one of them. "Oxygen" follows a simple premise and demonstrates that less quite often can be more. It has very little in the way of set changes and is focused entirely on the incredible performance of Mélanie Laurent ("Inglorious Basterds," "Beginners," "Enemy"). Another French heavyweight, Mathieu Amalric ("Munich," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Quantum of Solace"), provides the voice for the Medical Interface Liaison Officer or MILO, the AI incorporated into the cryogenic chamber.
Why you should watch: Netflix's homegrown sci-fi often makes you wonder who on Earth is giving the green light to some of these projects, but this one is worth a watch. Gordon-Levitt is guaranteed to be outstanding in just about any movie he's in and Fishback also gives a stellar performance. It has a gritty, indie feel, with some nuanced layers to the story, making an enjoyable, interesting sci-fi noir. The cinematography in this movie is what Kathryn Bigelow's 1995 sci-fi noir thriller "Strange Days" desperately needed.
Why you should watch: The South Koreans have produced some quality movies in the past that should really be watched if you have any interest in contemporary foreign cinema, including "The Brotherhood of War," "Parasite" and "The Host." While this might not be up to quite the same standard of dramatic quality, it's an enjoyable sci-fi action romp with high production values and extremely effective special effects.
Why you should watch: This is without the Chinese equivalent of a Michael Bay sci-fi movie and as such it's utterly bonkers, but beautiful to watch. The performances are good, but the VFX, along with the out-of-this-world concepts, are truly the stars of this flick as our now frozen planet begins its slow journey through space, powered by hundreds of giant "planet engines."
Synopsis: Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and her flunky, Max (Patton Oswalt). He is sat in front of cheesy movies with his robot buddies and forced to tortuously watch bad B-movies in their entirety as these mad scientists study the effects on his mind.
Why you should watch: Arguably one of the best hangover cures or rainy day shows ever made for television. During each atrociously bad B-movie, the crew of the SOL space station, Jonah, Servo, Crow and Gypsy, mercilessly shred it, with sarcastic and side-splittingly funny comments. The current Netflix offering is two seasons; the first is called "The Gauntlet" (six episodes) and the second is "The Return" (14 episodes). Back in November 2019, Netflix canceled the show, but in April of 2021, creator and star Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of more episodes and a dedicated platform to show every season of the show. The campaign reached its minimum goal of $2 million within 25 hours of launch and ended with more than $6.5 million, assuring that more episodes will be produced. 2b1af7f3a8