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Science Fiction Titles  (Choose Another Genre)

Blade Runner
Series Title: 2007
Call Number: DVD 2013-40
Description: Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century.
Keywords: Film Noir; Ridley Scott; Harrison Ford

Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2013-59
Description: Story of the life of a man who ages backwards being born as an old man and growing younger. From the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cast includes Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
Keywords: David Fincher; Aging

Day the Earth Stood Still
Series Title: 1951
Call Number: DVD 2013-42
Description: A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world.
Keywords: Robert Wise; Aliens

Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2012-250
Description: A well-known programmer returns to his home town to develop a child robot.

Forbidden Planet; Nayfack: The Invisible Boy
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2010-64
Description: Forbidden planet: Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror. Invisible boy: A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.

Series Title: 1997
Call Number: DVD 2013-62
Description: A man takes on the identity after another after being denied to travel in space due to a high probability of heart failure. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law.
Keywords: Andrew Niccol

Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2013-4
Description: Thieves skilled in the art of abstraction devise a complicated plan to plant an idea within the dreams of a corporate business owners son.
Keywords: Christopher Nolan; Subconscious

Sleep Dealer = Traficante de Suenos
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2012-264
Description: Set in the future, a young man looks for a better life outside his small rural village in Mexico, but faces a technological dystopia when he attempts to cross the border.
Keywords: Immigration; Alex Rivera

Series Title: 1972
Call Number: DVD 2013-102
Description: Adapted from a Stanislaw Lem novel. A cosmonaut and psychologist investigates the reason behind the strange transmissions from the Solaris space station which leads him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness.
Keywords: Criterion Collection

Series Title: 1979
Call Number: DVD 2013-99
Description: At the center of an outlawed region called The Zone lies a mystical room altered by unnatural forces. Cast includes Alisa Freindlich, Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko.

Stranger than Fiction
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2013-129
Description: Through narrations only he can hear, an IRS editor discovers that his mundane life is a novel in the making, and tries to determine if this will be a comedy or tragedy to reveal the fate of his life. Starring Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Marc Forster.

The Matrix
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-195
Description: The world percieved is a hoax perpetrated by powerful artificial intelligence that controls us. A small group of humans who found a way out of the construct fight for the future of the human race. Cast includes Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving.
Keywords: Virtual Reality; War; Perception