50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s

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

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15. 'A Boy and His Dog' (1975)

When you're living in a scorched-earth hellhole where canned goods replace money and violence is the lingua franca, getting laid may not be your first natural instinct. But that's what makes this bizarre, low-budget satire based on a Harlan Ellison novella so effective. Vic (a pre-Miami Vice Don Johnson) is a perpetually horny teenage itinerant who speaks telepathically with his dog Blood. When an underground group needs a sperm donor to repopulate their society, Vic is happy to offer his services. Ellison's source material may have been used to better effect in a number of other films since its release, but the singular, sick-as-fuck satire has more than earned its status as a cult classic. JN

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