50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s

From cosmic head trips to adventures in galaxies far, far away

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27. 'Logan's Run' (1976)

Life is pretty dreamy inside a giant city-sized bubble in the year 2274. There's no disease, no wars, and everyone is young and beautiful. There's a catch, of course, and it's a doozy: Everyone who reaches the end of their twenties must participate in a public death match, and those trying to escape are hunted by black-jumpsuited cops. The miniatures of the domed city and teens riding up and down shopping mall escalators in Christmas-colored caftans remind you that is indeed a Seventies idea of feathered-hair futurism (enter Farrah Fawcett-Majors!). But once renegade Sandman Michael York and dishy rebel Jenny Agutter escape to the outside world, this engrossing adventure yarn takes its never-trust-anyone-over-30 scenario to its logical pulpy conclusion. EH

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