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MMCollection: Sci Fi Movies To Watch

Love sci fi? Check out these genre greats in the M-Net Movies Collection.

09 February 15:16

With all the political upheaval happening around the world, it’s hardly surprising to learn that sales of George Orwell’s seminal sci-fi novel, 1984, have spiked. The author was hardly the first, or last, to posit a future outlook of humanity and the world we inhabit. Science fiction has been doing it for ages in books, movies and TV shows. Luckily, not all futures are as bleak as Orwell’s; but more often than not they are…

Here are a few science fiction films you should be checking out on the M-Net Movies Collection.

The Adjustment Bureau

Based on a short story by sci-fi master Philip K. Dick, Matt Damon once again proves his action prowess in this twisty, what-if thriller.

Cloud Atlas

Also based on a book, this one by David Mitchell, the film boasts an extraordinary ensemble cast who take on multiple roles. Leaping from 1849 to the present to 2321 (and several more eras in between) time travel adds another layer to this mind-bending melodrama. Some loved it, some hated it – you’ll have to watch it to find out which camp you belong in.

The Hunger Games

The first in a series of four films (based on three books by Suzanne Collins), it’s set in Panem, a post-apocalyptic depiction of North America run by the autocratic President Snow. The films launched its star Jennifer Lawrence to superstardom and paved the way for more dystopian movie franchises featuring young heroes.

Looper

With The Adjustment Bureau, Edge of Tomorrow and Looper under her acting belt Emily Blunt has become something of a mainstay in the sci-fi genre. However, it’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis who power this film…playing the same character. It’s a loopy thriller (you see what we did there) that involves time travel and a paranoid future in which you can’t trust anyone, not even yourself.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Not all science fiction is dark and depressing, losing all faith in humanity. Originally a TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek has turned into a massive franchise adored by fans the world over and celebrating diversity, innovation, logic and love - believing that humanity has the potential to create a better future for everyone. The Motion Picture was the first film in the canon, and featured cast originals from the series including William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

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National Movies Day

Sign our petition and stand a chance to win a set of 4 tickets to National Movies Day.

Are you as obsessed with movies as we are? Then why not sign our petition below to have Friday 31 March 2017 declared National Movies Day and join us for a fun-filled day of movies at either the Johannesburg Zoo or The Castle in Cape Town?

Each winner will receive 4 tickets to National Movies Day so you can share your outdoor movie experience with the whole family.

In the meantime, M-Net premium subscribers can enjoy the 1000 movies available in the M-Net Movies Collection through their connected Explora or online on DStv Now. That's 90 000 minutes, 1500 hours or 63 days worth of movies right at your fingertips. about the same amount of time you have to sign our petition and win your passport to National Movies Day on 31 March.

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  1. These are M-Net’s General Competition Terms and Conditions:
  2. The National Movies Day event competition starts from Mon, 21 January 2017 and ends on Tue, 21 March 2017
  3. A random draw will take place in the presence of an auditor will take place from Wed, 22 March 2017 - Friday, 24 March.
  4. Each winner gets 4 single tickets
  5. Winners will be verified announced on mnet.tv/nationalmoviesday and on M-Net Social Media pages.
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  8. If the prize is not claimed by then, another winner will be randomly selected to win the prize.
  9. The National Movies Day event takes place on Fri, 31 March at the below listed venues:
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  14. The prize is non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. 
  15. Each winner can only 1 set of 4 single tickets only.  

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