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Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

January list by Nanette Alderman
Try Rolling Stone's Top Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century
Children of Men
1. Children of Men
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Charlie Hunnam, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2006, rated r

London, 2027. Because of an infertility defect, the youngest living person has died at the age of 18. As humankind faces extinction, one man becomes its unlikely hero.

Ex Machina
2. Ex Machina
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac, 2015, rated r

Caleb, a 24-year-old coder at the world's largest Internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan. But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava. Truths, emotions, and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava, and Nathan intensifies.

Under the Skin
3. Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, and Lynsey Taylor Mackay, 2013, rated r

An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

4. ArrivalAmy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Forest Whitaker, and Mark O'Brien, 2016, rated pg-13

When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

5. Inception
Leonardo Dicaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, and Tom Hardy, 2010, rated pg-13

Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction: stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state. His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage, but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly. Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception, planting an idea rather than stealing one. If they succeed, Cobb and his team could pull off the perfect crime.