Sci-fi is one of the most intriguing areas of attraction for cinephiles. Over the years, films like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “E.T. and “Jurassic Park” have acted as some of the most satisfactory sci-fi films.
But in the long run independent filmmakers have created masterpieces in the genre of sci-fi, with absolutely low budgets.
Here is a list of five indie sci-fi films with little or no special effects.
The Man From Earth (2007)
This sci-fi drama talks about the life of a man who claims to have walked the earth for 14,000 years, says IMDB.
The man is Professor John Oldman, who faces a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar discloses to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can articulate.
The whole film takes place inside a room.
Another Earth (2011)
This movie is Mike Cahill’s debut project. Co-writer, Brit Marling plays an ambitious young student who accidentally meets with an accomplished composer.
The running sci-fi element in the movie is the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system,which is getting close to our planet, says Rotten Tomatoes.
Sound of My Voice (2011)
The film deals with two documentary filmmakers, who attempt to penetrate a cult. The cult worships a woman who claims to be from the future, notes Roger Ebert.
The film is directed by Zal Batmanglij and is co-written by Brit Marling, who plays the role of the woman from the future.
It is hardcore independent film and focuses on a guy who finds a hole in a motel bathroom floor that leads to yesterday, says 41film.
Written and directed by Glenn Triggs, “41” is an Australian film. Alternative title names for “41” were – “A Motel in Time” and “Motel 41.”
Upstream Color (2013)
It is the second confusing sci-fi venture from director Shane Carruth, following “Primer.” The story is about a man and woman, who come close to each other.
They enter the lifecycle of an ageless organism. While their identity becomes an illusion, the two fights to join the fragments of their broken live, says The Guardian.