Without spoiling what makes Colossal so effective, the tone is the primary twist with this film what makes it stand out. An interesting, wacky & original concept that is buoyed by excellent performances and the aforementioned tonal twist fight against genre tropes & what you think the movie would devolve into.
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction set in the future focusing on society as "high tech low life." The best cyberpunk movies all include common themes such as high tech & dystopian but the quality that defines them is how well they are they explored. Here are the best cyperpunk movies of all-time.
The Alien universe is still growing with mixed quality but for now we're ranking the current eight Alien films from best to worst.
The best Mission: Impossible films have grown into a huge franchise & showcase for the spectacular with each iteration providing more spectacle
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The Signal is a solid, albeit uneven science-fiction thriller focusing on the balance between intelligence & emotion & crafted with technical care.
What Predestination does well is ask questions about destiny and fate, and whether or not those are variable outcomes or predetermined.
Michael Mann has produced many well critiqued films, enough that ranking them is difficult. Here are Michael Mann's best films from worst to best.
The friends are made to seem like they are from the the "poor part of town" but mostly they are just down on their luck. This causes a lack of empathy that makes it hard to root for the friends, but ultimately the music helps to overcome the film's shortcomings.
Sicario is a film that envokes the style and mood of Michael Mann's Heat with cinematography to match.