Ghost In The Shell: 15 Recent Sci-Fi Movies That Were Far Superior

14. Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer Chris Evans
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Bong Joon-ho's epic dystopian sci-fi is one for the ages, avoiding a potentially heavy-handed treatment of class warfare in favour of a visceral suspense thriller with vicious set-pieces and magnificent performances throughout.

It goes without saying that Tilda Swinton steals the show here as the very creepy, sublimely Margaret Thatcher-like villain Minister Mason, but Chris Evans also gives a fantastically nuanced turn as the hero of the pieces (at a time where few actually realised he was capable of such depth).

The visual effects could be better, but they do little to diminish a riveting actioner with a fascinating social conscience and boasting lashings of dark humour.

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