Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.

Title: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Date: 1951

Vitals: Alien peacenik comes to earth to warn humanity to stop being such dicks, with predictable results.

Famous names: Michael Rennie (who was ill, if the rumors are to be believed) Robert Wise


Crunchy goodness: 4

Elevator pitch: An Inconvenient Truth meets The Man Who Fell to Earth

Life lesson: Space men die easy. We shouldn't have any problems in the future.

Most painfully dated moment: medical professionals enjoying a smooth, relaxing smoke while wondering how Michael Rennie manages to stay so healthy and youthful at the ripe old age of 70.


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