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The 50 Best Sci-Fi Movies

49. Minority Report (2002)

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max Von Sydow, Neal McDonough, Jessica Capshaw, Steve Harris

Widely regarded as one of the most influential sci-fi writers of all time, the late Philip K. Dick penned a surplus of simultaneously thought-provoking and accessible tales of futuristic societies, something that Hollywood has tapped into numerous times. One of the better Dick adaptations is Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, a star-heavy blockbuster that doesn't skimp out on intelligence or progressive visuals.

Based on a Dick short story of the same name, the Tom Cruise-led action/thriller imagines a future where police can arrest criminals before they ever commit any offenses; operating as "thought police," the coppers have ways of catching potential deviants' in the act of mental deliberation.

The best moments in Minority Report show the officers crashing through ceilings unannounced and apprehending people who haven't done anything wrong. Imagine armed enforcers smashing through subway doors every time you daydream about snuffing the dude who stole your seat-unpleasant, right?

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