Movies with screenplay written by Alex Garland

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28 Days Later

The end of the world has always simultaneously fascinated and repulsed human beings. No less an authority than the Bible devotes entire books to the last days. And, since almost the beginning of science fiction, the apocalypse has been a popular ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2003-06-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, ...
Annihilation

Science fiction means different things to different people. For some, it’s the quasi-fantasy/space opera of Star Wars. For others, it’s allegorical space-faring material like Star Trek. And for still others, it encompasses a strongly techni...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, ...
Beach, The

Let me start with a disclosure: I have not read the Alex Garland novel upon which The Beach is based, so I'm not in a position to discuss firsthand whether or not it butchers its source text (according to some reports, it does). The film represen...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2000-02-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, ...
Ex Machina

Artificial Intelligence has always been a common science fiction theme.  The Frankenstein-influenced concept of a human being giving life to a new entity - one that can think and act independently - has teased writers with its potential. Now, as...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2015-04-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, ...
Never Let Me Go

It is an accepted truth that adapting a sublime novel does not always result in a sublime movie. To an extent, this is the problem with Never Let Me Go, Alex Garland's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguru's book. The film's tone, which attempts to captur...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2010-09-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/DRAMA
Director: Mark Romanek
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Kiera Knightley, ...
Sunshine

In recent years, "science fiction" has become synonymous with titles like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica. And, while there's nothing wrong with these movies and TV shows (in fact, they're predominately entertaining), they should be...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2007-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, ...