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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Recommending 2001: A Space Odyssey is always problematic. It’s a difficult film to watch, and not one which should be a casual weeknight choice. Criticisms (often ignored by critics and academics) commonly made against it are accurate: the movie is long, strange, and can be boring to many viewers. The first twenty-five minutes or so

Galaxy Quest (1999)

What a better way to honor the late, great Alan Rickman than by watching the sci-fi cult classic Galaxy Quest. Prior to his run playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, Rickman was already beloved by geeks everywhere for co-staring in this highly quotable Star Trek spoof. Rickman is one of a dream cast