cult movies I have loved: THX 1138
For apocalyptic distopian sci-fi it is hard to beat this little known film directed by George Lucas back in 1971. If your are used to your sci-fi movies being more like Star Wars you are probably going to be disappointed, but if you enjoy head-scratching surrealism and fully realized atmosphere then get ready to visit the 25th century.
Human life has evolved to the point where society resembles life in an insect colony or perhaps a prison camp. Conformity, isolation, and control seem to be the order of the day.
Robert Duvall is THX, the malfunctioning member of the colony that tries to escape the narrow confines of his existence within the group.
There is no typical Hollywood happy ending in this film. I’m not going to ruin it for you if you have never seen it before. This movie is worth the time. Check it out for yourself.