SciFi Romance Movies
The Fifth Element
As one of the staple films of my adolescence and young adult life, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen this movie. Suffice to say, The Fifth Element is eminently re-watchable. Packed with action, romance, solid world building, and enough sci-fi blended with a special kind of magic to satisfy even the most discriminating of viewers, this is a film that will make you think, make you laugh, and might even make you cry.
After a brief introduction set during 1914 in the run-up to WWI, the film begins in earnest during the year 2263 C.E. at a time when humans have ventured into the stars and met numerous extraterrestrial races in the process. With Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas, an intrepid former Major in the special forces…
Earth Girls Are Easy
This comedic romance is part musical, part sci-fi, and pure lighthearted entertainment from start to finish. And it should be! With Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum in the starring roles, while the likes of Julie Brown, Damon Wayans, and Jim Carrey fill out the supporting cast, you can bet there’s plenty of comedy to carry this film home.
Fun fact: at the time this was filmed, Davis and Goldblum were a couple in real life. No wonder they had such great chemistry on screen!
Earth Girls Are Easy follows Valerie Gail (Davis) as she contends with the infidelity of her fiancé, a crash-landed spaceship in her swimming pool, and the subsequent romance that blossoms between her and…
Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
This film straddles the line between sci-fi and fantasy while telling a story that is romantic, at times tragic, and thoughtful throughout. Whether you’re a longtime fan of anime (Japanese animated films) or a newcomer to the genre, Your Name is an excellent film that is well-worth your time. At only 1:47 running time, it delivers an outstanding story you’re sure to enjoy.
First, the animation. In this respect, the film is absolutely top-notch. The animation is smooth, vivid, realistic, and pretty much encompasses everything there is to love about anime. Scenes transition without issue, and even as the complexities of the plot emerge you won’t get lost. Produced by CoMix Wave Films and written / directed by Makoto Shinkai, Your Name is on par with the best works of the more widely…