This is a list of films planned (as of May 2020) to be referenced in the upcoming documentary In Search of Tomorrow. I got curious as to how many I’d seen.

Key:

☑️ = I’ve seen it at some point, though it’s been a while and impressions may be colored by time.
✅ = I’ve seen it recently or often enough to have a reasonably current impression of it.
📀 = I have a copy in my personal collection.

1980

Saturn 3
✅📀 The Empire Strikes Back
Outland
Galaxina
Hangar 18
The Final Countdown
Battle Beyond the Stars
✅ Flash Gordon

☑️ = 0/7 | ✅ = 2/7 | 📀 = 1/7
Total seen: 2/7

1981

The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Inseminoid/Horror Planet
☑️📀 Superman II
✅ Escape From New York
✅📀 Heavy Metal
Galaxy of Terror
Looker
Heartbeeps

☑️ = 1/8 | ✅ = 2/8 | 📀 = 2/8
Total seen: 3/8

1982

Battletruck
Forbidden World
✅📀 The Road Warrior
✅📀 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
✅📀 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Firefox
✅📀 Blade Runner
MegaForce
✅ The Thing
✅📀 TRON
Liquid Sky

☑️ = 0/11 | ✅ = 6/11 | 📀 = 5/11
Total seen: 6/11

1983

Le Dernier Combat
The Deadly Spawn
Blue Thunder
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
✅📀 Return of the Jedi
✅ WarGames
☑️📀 Superman III
✅ Krull
Space Raiders
Yor The Hunter From the Future
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn
Hercules
Strange Invaders
Brainstorm
2019, After the Fall of New York
Endgame

☑️ = 1/16 | ✅ = 3/16 | 📀 = 2/16
Total seen: 4/16

1984

Android
✅📀 Repo Man
Def-Con 4
☑️ The Ice Pirates
☑️Iceman
✅📀 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
✅📀 Ghostbusters
✅ The Last Starfighter
The Philadelphia Experiment
☑️ Dreamscape
☑️ The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Brother From Another Planet
✅📀 The Terminator
☑️ Night of the Comet
2010: The Year We Make Contact
☑️📀 DUNE
☑️ Starman
Runaway

☑️ = 7/18 | ✅ = 5/18 | 📀 = 5/18
Total seen: 12/18

1985

Escape from the Bronx
☑️ 1984
Trancers
✅📀 Back to the Future
D.A.R.Y.L.
☑️ Cocoon
✅📀 Lifeforce
✅📀 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
✅ Explorers
☑️📀 Weird Science
My Science Project
Godzilla 1985
✅📀 Brazil
✅ Enemy Mine

☑️ = 3/14 | ✅ = 6/14 | 📀 = 5/14
Total seen: 9/14

1986

Black Moon Rising
Eliminators
TerrorVision
✅📀 Highlander
☑️ Critters
Star Crystal
☑️ Short Circuit
Invaders From Mars
SpaceCamp
✅📀 Aliens
✅ Flight of the Navigator
☑️ Howard the Duck
✅ The Fly
Zone Troopers
Deadly Friend
Solarbabies
✅📀 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

☑️ = 3/17 | ✅ = 5/17 | 📀 = 3/17
Total seen: 8/17

1987

Making Mr. Right
Project X
✅📀 Predator
✅📀 Spaceballs
☑️ Innerspace
✅📀 RoboCop
☑️📀 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
☑️ Masters of the Universe
The Curse
Amazon Women on the Moon
The Hidden
Nightflyers
Steel Dawn
✅ The Running Man
☑️ *batteries not included

☑️ = 4/15 | ✅ = 4/15 | 📀 = 4/15
Total seen: 8/15

1988

Hell Comes to Frogtown
Alien From L.A.
☑️ Critters 2: The Main Course
☑️ Earth Girls Are Easy
The Nest
Not of This Earth
Miracle Mile
✅ Killer Klowns From Outer Space
☑️ Short Circuit 2
✅ Akira
Mac and Me
Creepozoids
☑️ Alien Nation
Cherry 2000
My Stepmother Is An Alien
World Gone Wild

☑️ = 4/16 | ✅ = 2/16 | 📀 = 0/16
Total seen: 6/16

1989

☑️ DeepStar Six
☑️ Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Leviathan
Cyborg
Lords of the Deep
Moontrap
✅📀 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
✅📀 Ghostbusters II
☑️ Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
✅📀 The Abyss
☑️ Millennium
Communion
✅📀 Back to the Future II
Godzilla vs. Biollante
Slipstream
The Terror Within

☑️ = 4/17 | ✅ = 4/17 | 📀 = 4/17
Total seen: 8/17

GRAND TOTAL

☑️ = 27/139 (19.42%) | ✅ = 39/139 (28.06%) | 📀 = 31/139 (22.30%)
Total seen: 66/139 (47.48%)

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