Here are Jonas Bjerre’s favourite movies from science fiction-, adventure- and fantasy genres.

“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

The dawn of man, a mysterious monolith buried on the moon, a quest to solve the mystery, a self-thinking computer going berserk… Stanley Kubrick’s unique masterpiece is as slow-moving as movies can be and it may not be for all tastes. It’s still the only science fiction film that is about ‘everything’. You will be challenged. It probably raises more questions than it answers to. State of the art visual effects that never cease to amaze.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)

Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford. With the latest installment in Indiana Jones adventures, we know now that with this aforementioned trio you can miss, but Raiders of the Lost Ark is – and probably always will be – the best adventure film of all time. No need for plot details here – you know it, you’ve seen it.

The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson, Frank Oz & Gary Kurtz, 1982)

A 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged and an age of chaos began. If the Crystal is not healed, the control of the evil Skekses will last forever. The orphan Jen must embark on a dangerous quest to restore order on the planet. Not for the youngest viewers, The Dark Crystal seems to be the most influential movie for Jonas’ own artistic imagery. The author of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien would have loved this.

E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

The most beloved Spielberg film here. Despite being about a friendship between a boy and an alien, it is Spielberg’s most personal project. It’s about his own childhood. He grew up in a suburb like in this film, his parents separated and he lived in a fantasy world of his own… Add John Williams’ magnificent (and majestic) score and you’ll have a family film at its best. Get some tissue, you will cry.

Responses

  1. amelia

    i should check (the rest of) these movies out..
    i don’t really have any clear memories of watching E.T. as a child..
    i remember jonas saying somewhere (perhaps it was an interview?) that he liked ‘the dark crystal’.. so i watched that a few months ago.. and thought he resembles/resembled the main character (slightly differentl hairstyle though lol..)
    🙂