Action/Sci-Fi

Learn more about how this subgenre weaves gunplay, space battles, invented weaponry, and other sci-fi elements into exciting action film premises.
Jurassic Park — Using Theme to Craft Character
By Lessons from the Screenplay
Staff Pick
Minority Report — Deconstructing the Story World
By Lessons from the Screenplay
Avatar - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
The Unrealized Potential Of Ready Player One
By Just Write
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Perspective in Storytelling
By Films&Stuff
Escape from New York - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
How Not To Reboot A Movie
By The Closer Look
How The RoboCop Movies Changed
By Georg Rockall-Schmidt
Jurassic Park Analysis - Themes, Tension & CGI
By Jack's Movie Reviews
Jurassic Park - Pushing The Limits of Visual Effects
By kaptainkristian
Planet of the Apes: Science Fiction of Social Fears
By The Take by ScreenPrism
The Day Jurassic Park Died
By Entertain The Elk
The Enduring Legacy of 'Jurassic Park'
By Fandor
Video Essay: The T-Rex Attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993)
By Jonathan Foster
The Terminator: A Story Built on Archetype
By Storytellers
Transformers and Film Studies | The Whole Plate - Episode 1
By Lindsay Ellis
How The Famous Water Cup Scene In Jurassic Park Was Shot
By Fandor
Pacific Rim: Symbolism of Mechs & Monsters | ft. Jonathan Pageau
By Storytellers
TRON: Legacy - Crafting an Unforgettable World
By Matt Draper
10 Reasons You Need To Watch Predator!
By CineFix
The Fifth Element (1997) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
1933: King Kong - How Early Special Effects Created the 8th Wonder of the World
By One Hundred Years of Cinema
7 Little-Known Robocop Facts
By CineFix
7 Things You Didn't Know About Terminator
By CineFix
7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Predator
By CineFix
7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Terminator (Too!)
By CineFix
9 Things You Didn't Know About The 5th Element!
By CineFix
A Defense for Jurassic Park 3
By cosmavoid
About Those Trailers - Movies with Mikey
By FilmJoy
Academy Conversations: Jurassic World
By Oscars
AGENTS OF SHIELD Season 7: Episode 1 Breakdown And Ending Explained + May Fan Theory
By Heavy Spoilers
ALIENS (1986) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
ALIENS Behind-the-Scenes: Sculpting the Alien Queen Head
By Stan Winston School
'Aliens' | Critics' Picks | The New York Times
By The New York Times
Aliens vs. Terminator 2 — How to Sequel like James Cameron
By Lessons from the Screenplay
All Star Wars Easter Egg & Cameos Explained - The Mandalorian
By Mr Sunday Movies
An Interview with James Cameron on the making of THE ABYSS (1989)
By Eyes on Cinema
Ang Lee's Hulk: Better Than You Remember
By Nolan Dean
Are Apes People? - Planet of the Apes | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Avatar: Interview with James Cameron
By Discovery
Avatar - James Cameron Interview
By IGN
Avatar Pushes Limits of Visual Effects
By WIRED
Avatar Sound Panel - SoundWorks Collection Exclusive
By Michael Coleman
Avatar - Ten Years Later
By The Royal Ocean Film Society
Avatar VFX | Weta Digital
By Weta Digital
Baby Yoda's Best Moments In The Mandalorian
By GameSpot Universe
Blade Trinity - A Beautiful Disaster (Ft. HiTop Films & Captain Midnight)
By GodzillaMendoza
BLOODSHOT Ending Explained + Shared Movie Universe Breakdown | Full Movie Spoiler Review
By Heavy Spoilers
Cloverfield: A Near Perfect Disaster Movie | A Video Essay
By Creekside Productions
Cloverfield - A video essay by Harvey Spranklin
By Harvey Spranklin
Creating CGI T-800 Schwarzenegger 'Terminator Salvation' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
Creating Endoskeleton T-800 Schwarzenegger 'Terminator Genisys' BTS
By Flashback FilmMaking
Creating scene T-800 kills John Connor 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
Creating VFX T-1000 Robert Patrick 'Terminator 2' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
Credited As: Creature Performer
By Academy Originals
Dan Lemmon: Visual Effects Mini Masterclass
By BAFTA Guru
Deep Focus: War Against the Machines: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
By Steven Santos
District 9 and Xenophobia
By Esto es el CINE
DP/30 2009: Jim Cameron on Avatar, Just Before Opening
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Avatar, composer James Horner
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Avatar, producer Jon Landau
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Avatar, WETA Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
Dr. Ellie Sattler | The Most Important Character of Jurassic Park
By Essays on Frame
Escape From New York (1981) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
Every Terminator Ever On-Screen
By io9
Exploring GI Joe Retaliation
By GoodBadFlicks
Exploring Hulk
By GoodBadFlicks
Exploring The Last Starfighter
By GoodBadFlicks
Film Theory: How to NOT DIE! - Hunger Games pt. 2
By The Film Theorists
Film Theory: How to SURVIVE the Hunger Games pt. 1
By The Film Theorists
Filming dialogue underwater for The Abyss
By Eyes on Cinema
Go Behind the Scenes of Speed Racer (2008)
By FilmIsNow Movie Bloopers and Extras
Godzilla 1998 - Caravan Of Garbage
By Mr Sunday Movies
Hans Zimmer worked on 'Terminator Genisys' Featurette
By Flashback FilmMaking
HBO's Watchmen is Fine, You Guys Are Just Mean
By The Cosmonaut Variety Hour
How ATTACK THE BLOCK Combined "Hoodie Horror" With Aliens
By Ryan Hollinger
How Dinosaurs Came to Life in "Jurassic Park"
By Oscars
How Godzilla Inspired Cloverfield (2008) | Retrospective & Review
By Up From The Depths
How Jurassic Park Changed
By Georg Rockall-Schmidt
How Kubrick, Spielberg, and Inarritu Stage their Scenes
By StudioBinder
How Not To Adapt A Movie
By Nerdwriter1
How 'The Mandalorian' Has Already Changed Star Wars | Mini-Essays
By GammaRay
How The Predator Movies Changed Over Time
By Georg Rockall-Schmidt
How The Terminator Movies Have Changed
By Georg Rockall-Schmidt
How we built Raptor Costumes inspired by JURASSIC PARK
By Stan Winston School
Inside Jurassic Park’s Most Iconic Special Effect
By Great Big Story
Is DNA Cloning Ethical?? | Jurassic Park | Space Taste
By Space Taste
James Cameron introduces The Abyss | Film4
By Film4
John Carter — How Disney Lost 200 Million Dollars | Anatomy Of A Failure
By Filmento
Jurassic Park (1993) - Hammond's Fleas
By Scenes Not Talked About
Jurassic Park (1993) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
JURASSIC PARK Animatronic T-Rex Rehearsal - Behind the Scenes with the Stan Winston dinosaur crew
By Stan Winston School
Jurassic Park: Color in Storytelling
By cosmavoid
Jurassic Park: Finding the Lost World
By Digging Deeper
Jurassic Park III (2001) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
JURASSIC PARK III - Building the Spinosaurus Part 2 - BEHIND-THE-SCENES
By Stan Winston School
JURASSIC PARK III - Pteranodon Attack Test - BEHIND-THE-SCENES
By Stan Winston School
Jurassic Park Part 1: Light and Magic
By Randy Chelmsford
Jurassic Park Part 2: Spielberg vs. Crichton
By Randy Chelmsford
JURASSIC PARK T-Rex - Part 1 - Building an Animatronic Dinosaur
By Stan Winston School
JURASSIC PARK T-Rex - Part 3 - Building an Animatronic Dinosaur
By Stan Winston School
JURASSIC PARK - T-Rex - Skinning an Animatronic Dinosaur Part 2 - BEHIND-THE-SCENES
By Stan Winston School
Jurassic Park & the Spielberg Oner — How to Direct a Long Take like Steven Spielberg
By StudioBinder
Jurassic Park | Tyrannosaurus Rex Scene - Script to Screen - Screenplayed
By Screenplayed
Jurassic Park - What’s the Difference?
By CineFix
Jurassic Park- Why it's a perfect blockbuster
By Flick Fanatics
Jurassic Park’s Sequel Problem
By Patrick (H) Willems
Jurassic Park's T-Rex Paddock Attack - Art of the Scene
By CineFix
JURASSIC PARK's T-Rex - Sculpting a Full-Size Dinosaur
By Stan Winston School
JURASSIC WORLD: A Self-Aware Masterpiece
By iamthatroby
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – What Went Wrong? – Wisecrack Edition
By Wisecrack
Jurassic World | The Cynical Blockbuster
By Films&Stuff
Krull (or How People Should Learn to Stop Worrying About Childhood Favorites) | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Hope Grows in the Wasteland
By Matt Draper
MANDALORIAN Chapter 4 Breakdown! AT-ST Redesign & Star Wars Easter Eggs Explained!
By New Rockstars
Mandalorian FINALE: Ending Explained + Easter Eggs
By ScreenCrush
Minority Report: Existentialism Vs Romanticism
By Real Dimensional Pictures
Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park
By Academy Originals
Movie Structure Breakdown: Avatar
By Six Act Structure
Omni Consumer Products | RoboCop
By The Templin Institute
Pacific Rim: Color in Storytelling
By cosmavoid
Paranoia in Escape From New York
By Fandor
Practical effects 'Terminator 2' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
PREDATOR (1987) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
Predator 2 - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Predator 25 Year Reunion - Stan Winston's Predator FX Team at Monsterpalooza - Spring 2012
By Stan Winston School
PREDATOR - Behind-the-Scenes with Predator FX Crew
By Stan Winston School
PREDATOR (Explored)
By FilmComicsExplained
PREDATOR film analysis - Tough guys finish first
By Collative Learning
PREDATOR - Original Suit with Jean-Claude Van Damme
By Stan Winston School
PREDATOR - Original Suit with Jean-Claude Van Damme
By Stan Winston School
Predator – Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
PREDATOR: The Smartest Genre Mash-Up Ever? Probably!
By Patrick (H) Willems
Predator: Why Is It So Good?
By Rossatron
Profile of Paul Verhoeven during the time of STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)
By Eyes on Cinema
Ready Gamergater One | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Ready Player One: A Cautionary Tale
By Vedant Naik
Real-Time In-Camera VFX for Next-Gen Filmmaking | Project Spotlight | Unreal Engine
By Unreal Engine
Renegade Cut: Robocop
By Renegade Cut
Revolutions Are Hard To Write
By Just Write
RoboCop (1987) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
ROBOCOP (1987) STORY + CYBORG Explained
By FilmComicsExplained
Robocop - Exploring an Action Masterpiece
By Rossatron
'RoboCop' Q&A | Paul Verhoeven
By Film at Lincoln Center
RoboCop - The Sci-Fi Satire of Paul Verhoeven | RoboCop 30th Anniversary | NowThis Nerd
By NowThis Nerd
Season 1 Easter Eggs You Missed In Watchmen
By Looper
Serenity: Exploring the Genre Frontier
By Digging Deeper
Should You Give Speed Racer a Second Chance?
By CineFix
Should You Give Starship Troopers a Second Chance?
By CineFix
SoundWorks Collection - The Music of Star Trek Into Darkness
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound & Music of John Carter
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of 2012
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Avatar
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of G.I. Joe: Retaliation
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Hunger Games: Catching Fire
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Jurassic World
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Terminator Salvation
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of The Hunger Games
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen”
By Michael Coleman
SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Transformers: Age of Extinction
By Michael Coleman
Star Trek: Generations Is Good, Actually | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Star Wars Defined - How the Mandalorian Reinvents Star Wars
By Film Stuff
Star Wars Defined - The Mandalorian and the Three Act Structure
By Nando v Movies
Star Wars Mandalorian: Where Baby Yoda Comes From
By ScreenCrush
Starship Troopers (1997) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
Starship Troopers: How to Make Fascism SEXY – Wisecrack Edition
By Wisecrack
'Starship Troopers' Q&A | Paul Verhoeven & Casper Van Dien
By Film at Lincoln Center
Starship Troopers - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
T-800: Muscles and Guns 'Terminator Genisys' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
Ten Details Missed In Black Widow (Marvel Teaser Trailer Breakdown)
By Mr Sunday Movies
Terminator 2 (1991) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
TERMINATOR 2 Behind-the-Scenes T-800 FX
By Stan Winston School
TERMINATOR 2 Behind-the-Scenes T-800 FX
By Stan Winston School
Terminator 2 Disaster: James Cameron Bashes Arnold to Bits
By Stan Winston School
Terminator 2 — How to Achieve Action Perfection | Film Perfection
By Filmento
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY - Sarah Connor Ash Effect & the T-1000 Blade Arm Kill
By Stan Winston School
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY -- T-1000 Special Effects -- Part 1
By Stan Winston School
Terminator 2 & The Forgotten Art of Blockbuster Cinema
By mikehill.design
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (2019) | Behind the Scenes of Arnold Schwarzenegger Sci-Fi Movie
By FilmIsNow Movie Bloopers and Extras
Terminator: Dark Fate | CHEAT SHEET
By
Terminator Dark Fate — How to Terminate a Legacy | Anatomy Of A Failure
By Filmento
Terminator: Fate of the Machine (Whole franchise review)
By Rossatron
Terminator Genisys: Creating a Fully Digital Schwarzenegger
By WIRED
TERMINATOR: GENISYS - References (Featuring Bandit Incorporated)
By Mr Sunday Movies
Terminator Salvation (2009) - Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
Terminator Timeline EXPLAINED (Terminator Genisys Erased History?)
By New Rockstars
THE ABYSS film analysis "Reproduction dynamics"
By Collative Learning
The Arachnids (Starship Troopers Explored)
By FilmComicsExplained
The Beauty Of The Mandalorian
By The Beauty Of
The Day Terminator Died
By Entertain The Elk
The Death of a Doomed Franchise - Terminator: Dark Fate
By captainmidnight
The Effects Behind The Lost World's Best Scene
By cosmavoid
The Giant Mistake - Ready Player One
By Nando v Movies
The hidden depths of STARSHIP TROOPERS (film analysis)
By Collative Learning
The Importance of Jurassic Park’s Soundtrack - Score UnCovered
By Old Tin Man
The Lost World (1997) - Movies with Mikey
By FilmJoy
The Lost World (1997) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - What's the Difference?
By CineFix
The Making of "Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time" (1996)
By Flashback FilmMaking
The Mandalorian Chapter 5 Ending Explained Review
By
The Mandalorian Chapter 7 - The Reckoning Episode Review
By Star Wars Explained
The Mandalorian Chapter 8 - Redemption Episode Review
By Star Wars Explained
The Mandalorian: Episode 3 Full Breakdown & Ending Explained Spoiler Review | STAR WARS
By Heavy Spoilers
The Mandalorian: Episode 8 Breakdown & Ending Explained Spoiler Review | Easter Eggs & Season 2
By Heavy Spoilers
The Mandalorian: Moff Gideon Explained | Character's Backstory, The Darksaber, Baby Yoda & Purge
By Heavy Spoilers
The Mandalorian | Prisoner Episode Review
By Nerd Soup
THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2: How Boba Fett Survived | STAR WARS Expanded Universe, Fan Theories & More
By Heavy Spoilers
The Mandalorian Theories - Baby Yoda Explained, Boba Fett & Origins
By Mr Sunday Movies
THE MANDALORIAN: Who Is The Mystery Character? | Best Fan Theories | BOBA FETT, MOFF GIDEON & MORE
By Heavy Spoilers
The Only Jurassic Park Sequel That Matters
By Patrick (H) Willems
THE ORIGINAL PREDATOR: BEHIND THE SCENES AT STAN WINSTON STUDIO
By Stan Winston School
The Origins of Colonel Quaritch | James Cameron's Avatar
By HN Entertainment
The Predator - A Postmortem - What Went Wrong?
By Georg Rockall-Schmidt
The Problem With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
By captainmidnight
The Reason The Mandalorian Has Reportedly Lost Disney Millions
By Looper
The Religious Meaning of The Mandalorian & Baby Yoda
By Storytellers
The Remaker: King Kong 1933 vs. 1976 vs. 2005
By Alternating Line
The Road to Terminator: Dark Fate
By Rossatron
The Sound and Music of Oblivion - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of TRON LEGACY - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The T-800 (TERMINATOR Explained)
By FilmComicsExplained
THE TERMINATOR (1984) Retrospective / Review
By Oliver Harper
The Terminator - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
The Terminator - What To Watch Before You Die
By CineFix
"The Triceratops" - Jurassic Park (Score Analysis & Reduction)
By FilmScoreAnalysis
The True Story of Jurassic Park's T. Rex Animatronic
By cosmavoid
The World of Pandora Explained | James Cameron's Avatar
By HN Entertainment
Transformers: What the Soundtrack Could Have Been
By Sideways
Unanswered Questions We Have About Watchmen Season 1
By Looper
Understanding the Cinematography of Dean Cundey
By wolfcrow
VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGI 13
By Corridor Crew
VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGI 5
By Corridor Crew
Watchmen 2019 Explained
By Alt Shift X
Watchmen Episode 6 "This Extraordinary Being" Breakdown
By GameSpot Universe
Watchmen Episode 7 Trailer Breakdown | HBO | Season 1 Official Promo
By Pete Peppers
WATCHMEN Episode 8 Breakdown! New Theories and Easter Eggs!
By Think Story
WATCHMEN: Lady Trieu Explained | Who The New Character Is | Origins, Daughter & Fan Theories
By Heavy Spoilers
WATCHMEN: Remixing a Classic | Why You Should Watch [No Spoilers]
By Skip Intro
WATCHMEN Season 1 Ending Explained! Easter Eggs, Season 2 Theories, and Unanswered Questions
By Think Story
WATCHMEN: Why Angela Walked On Water And Became The New Doctor Manhattan | ENDING EXPLAINED
By Heavy Spoilers
Weapons Training 'Terminator 2' Behind The Scenes
By Flashback FilmMaking
What Happened to Earth During the Events of Avatar? | James Cameron's Avatar
By HN Entertainment
Who Almost Starred in Terminator? | CASTING CALLS
By IMDb
Why Avatar has the Most Ironic Soundtrack of All Time
By Sideways
Why Baby Yoda is a big deal for Disney+
By The Verge
Why Jurassic Park Looks Better Than Its Sequels
By Films&Stuff
Why Jurassic Park’s CGI Still Looks So Good
By cosmavoid
Why Speed Racer is a masterpiece
By Flick Fanatics
Why The Fifth Element Never Got A Sequel
By Looper
Why The Mandalorian Works Better than the Movies (Opinion)
By IGN
Why TRANSFORMERS (2007) Works - A Video Essay
By iamthatroby
You Already Forgot About Ready Player One
By 24 Frames Of Nick
The Art of Storyboard: Jurassic Park
By Trois Couleurs
Alien Covenant - Playing God
By Renegade Cut
Giving 'The Predator' A Chance
By Rossatron
Spielberg’s Subtext - Jurassic Park Analysis - Mike Hill
By mikehill.design
The Remaker: Robocop (1987) vs. Robocop (2014)
By Alternating Line
The Yautja (Predators Explained)
By FilmComicsExplained
Starship Troopers - What's the Difference?
By CineFix