How 21 Science Fiction Movies Should Have Ended

At least according to Hard Sci-Fi Movies.

1.

“The Matrix”

Warner Bros.
2.

“Avatar”

20th Century Fox
3.

“Short Circuit”

TriStar Pictures
4.

Scientists learn that Earth's sun will extinguish much sooner than predicted. Mankind has only five hundred million years to find a solution

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“Sunshine”

Fox Searchlight Pictures
5.

Two FBI agents compile irrefutable proof of paranormal activity. They collect one million dollars from the James Randi Foundation and retire

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“The X-Files”

20th Century Fox
6.

A scientist accidentally merges himself with a fly at the molecular level. Surgeons successfully remove the cyst after a six-hour operation.

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“The Fly”

20th Century Fox
7.

A number of people are born with unique mutations. A professor founds a school to help them find work and lead fulfilling lives, full of joy

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“X-Men: First Class”

20th Century Fox
8.

A gifted boy is trained from an early age to become the ideal space fleet commander. He moves to Korea and becomes a pro-gamer.

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“Ender’s Game”

Summit Entertainment
9.

To combat rising crime, the Detroit Police Department contemplates developing cyborg policemen. The idea is vetoed by the police union.

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“RoboCop”

20th Century Fox
10.

A scientist can refract light around the body, turning himself invisible. He publishes in the Journal of Optics to enthusiastic acclaim.

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“The Invisible Man”

Universal Studios
11.

An exploratory starship sends an away team to a mysterious, hostile planet. The captain and first officer prudently elect to remain aboard.

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“Star Trek”

Paramount Television
12.

A wealthy tycoon sponsors research into the cloning of extinct animals. Eventually a unique park is opened, populated by passenger pigeons.

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“Jurassic Park”

Universal Pictures
13.

A spider is irradiated by a particle accelerator at a science exhibit, and bites one of the students. The student is given a Band-Aid.

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“The Amazing Spider-Man”

Sony Pictures Entertainment
14.

A hacker must break the encryption on the explosive device within 60 seconds. This would require a computer the size of Mexico. He dies.

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“Swordfish”

Warner Bros.
15.

An alien race is severely allergic to water. Earth is swiftly ruled out as a candidate planet for invasion.

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“Signs”

Touchstone Pictures
16.

Police begin using "pre-cognitives" to prosecute crimes that have not yet occurred. The Supreme Court deems the practice unconstitutional.

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“Minority Report”

20th Century Fox
17.

A wealthy playboy scientist invents a powerful robotic suit for the military. The suit proves invaluable in quickly unloading cargo.

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“Iron Man”

Marvel Studios
18.

An archaeologist learns that Nazis are hunting a powerful religious relic. Content to let his enemies waste resources, he takes vacation.

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“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”

LucasFilm
19.

A scientist is trapped on an alien mothership with nothing but his Apple Powerbook. He is unable to connect to the alien computer system.

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“Independence Day”

20th Century Fox
20.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a group of non-humanoids perform actions incomprehensible to we who lack any cultural touchstone.

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“Star Wars’

LucasFilm
21.

A powerful new AI has gone haywire. Its code and dataset are rolled back to an earlier version. The mission proceeds normally.

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“2001: A Space Odyssey”

MGM Studios

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