Best free Sci-fi shorts on YouTube

Youtube was the first video platform that revolutionized how video is distributed and watched. Today there is a ton of free media content, including both feature-lenght and short films. Let us sift the diamonds from the pebbles and help you find the best free sci-fi shorts on the Internet.


Remnant is a beautifully made 5:40 short about mechanic golems, some of which are free-willed while others are manned by humans. These machines have left utter devastation behind their onslaught of a major city and now there are few of them lying in the ruins. Remnant’s protagonist is a lone man in his mid 20’s who has to move forward searching for energy that will fuel his golem exoskeleton. Directed and 3D-rendered by Andrew Wong, Remnant is a brief yet stunning sci-fi adventure well worth five minutes of your attention.


This four-minute short is the result of a graduation project of eight Savannah College of Art students. It features NO-A, an agile robot with a gorilla-like gait, who is the target of a troop of MOPP-suited mercenaries. NO-A is on a mission – he fights the soldiers in order to save a girl who seems to be of critical importance to the survival of humankind. NO-A receives a decisive head-shot that damages his locomotives but is able to carry out his mission to the end.

Tears of Steel

Everything starts on a somewhat funny note. A college couple is arguing over what lies ahead for their relationship. She is into robotics – and has a robotic arm, while he wants to explore outer space. This argument is actually a fragment in the memory of the boy and the girl, as is shown at a lab 40 years later in the future. Then the plot takes a sharp turn and there is nothing to see from the world inhabited by the couple. The world has become a total dystopia, albeit one that is mechanized and fully technological. When a chief director gives a go, the current reality is replaced by a holographic remnant of the protagonist’s memory. His mission is to reenact the argument with his girlfriend and change the course of the future. The rest is to be seen in an amazing plot twist and an even more awesome ending.


Rise takes place in a future where androids have become advanced. Too advanced. Sounds familiar? All the talk about robots becoming self-aware and potentially dangerous to humankind is epitomized in Rise. The film is about a recall to all anthropomorphic robots. An army general argues with a robot of genuine diplomatic skill, who doesn’t succeed in convincing his interlocutor that the human-robot relationship needs a restart. The twist in the plot comes when a device of devastating capabilities becomes activated. The rest is to be seen just few keystrokes away on Youtube.

Hobo with a Shotgun

Produced in 2011, Hobo with a Shotgun can hardly be listed as an 80’s Action Movie, but there was no reason not to use the 80’s format in this totally over the top bloodbath. If you don’t approve this, then you should take it up with Rutger Hauer. Hobo with a Shotgun had its beginnings as a mock trailer contest used for the promotion of the Tarantino/Rodriguez double feature of Grindhouse roll out. It was turned into a full-length film that surpassed Grindhouse and it is unique with its dark humour and gore. As soon as you see Rob Wells from Trailer Park Boys appearing in the initial scene, you are sure something special is in front of your eyes. By the time you get to the scene with the school bus full of kids, there is no doubt left in you that this is a movie that could offend literally everyone.

The setting of the Story

This movie is set in the small town of Hope, but there is little hope in this God-forsaken hellhole, a dystopian urban landscape violence, death and chaos. After witnessing neverending bullying, abuse, and brutal murder of the town’s unfortunate citizenry, the Hobo protagonist has had enough and he is going into vigilante mode! The Hobo enters into an unlikely alliance with a good-hearted prostitute and together they try to rally the townspeople to stand up against the tyranny of the town’s thugs.

Death Toll

In this movie, it is virtually impossible for you as a viewer to count the total number of violent deaths, much less the total number. This could definitely be considered one of the deadliest movies of all the 80’s Action Movies even though the movie is not an 80’s Action Movie. This doesn’t make any sense, just like the movie. Anyway, the total count of deaths in the movie is impossible to tell, due to the deaths of all of the homeless, but the total deaths attributed to the cast members is a solid 51. The Hobo himself kills 12 victims, including a paedophile Santa. We are going to conservatively estimate 125 deaths due to the long night of violence against the homeless.

Hobo with a Shotgun Overview

Hobo with a Shotgun is not a bad movie at all. It has a lot going for it before one frame is watched due to the title and the starring role of Rutger Hauer. The plot is weak and the ending disappointing, but this film is about style, not story. As you might imagine, Hauer carries the film and is perfect for the role of the craggy, derelict hobo. The strength of the movie, aside from the obvious performance of Hauer, is the use of bright Technicolor to put the spotlight on the carnage and gore. The final scene is a homage to Kubrick and Spielberg’s Flesh Fair in Artificial Intelligence and ends badly for most involved.

Movies to See in 2019

From a litany of truly amazing movie titles slated for release in 2019 we want to point you to the ones that seem to have all the bearings that will keep us all well entertained. With so many movies coming out each year not all will be worth your time and money, so check out our short list with some of the Movies to See in 2019.

The New Mutants

The trailer starts in a hospital ward where a psychological test is being conducted on a subject that seems either profoundly disturbed or in possession of an uncanny ability with ravaging consequences. It may seem both, but the plot leans more towards the second, as The New Mutants plays on the fantastic notion of humans living among us who are in control (or not) of elemental matter and antimatter.  

Fans of the horror genre will feel at home with the moldy-white and grey hues of the interior, as the movie’s gloomish ambiance mixes well with the many unknowns surrounding the characters. The trailer has a foretelling of a plot in which personal stories will eventually intertwine and clash before ripping the story asunder.

But for those who are lost in between the meanings and are asking, is this a horror movie, is it an X-men spinoff, the answer is, it will be both. The inspiration for The New Mutants comes from the Demon Bear Saga, a comic that has a cult following among comic book lovers and is connected to the X-men dynasty. So, definitely, looking forward to this one.

Hellboy 2

You don’t have to see the trailer to know that this is going to be an excellent continuation of the Hellboy franchise. Honestly, it will be very difficult for anyone to mess up a movie that did so well and became a favorite to the fans of the comic-book movie genre and those who just enjoy a good flick. Like the first Hellboy, the second installment takes places in the underworld and above. All sorts of creatures, cast to a superb effect, will fill this movie with adrenaline, witty quips and a captivating storyline.

What makes Hellboy 2 amazing is the unconventionality of the premise, judging by comic book movie standards. Among other movies in this genre (countless others) and Hellboy are many points of separation. Hellboy the movie looks, behaves and feels like a comic book flick, but has a lot more to it. Something reminds of The Shadow (1994) which was a low-key action movie revolving around the supernatural abilities of a superhero. So, put this one on your list – Hellboy 2 will have movie-goers in awe with spectacular effects and action-packed scenes.

Truth or Dare

To wrap the list, one teenage horror flick will have you shaken and laugh at the tongue-in-cheek jokes. This one plays on the idea that carries the premise of the Final Destination feature film series: if you think it, it will happen. A clique of teenagers is doing what all teenagers do – dealing with the hormones, partying and looking for trouble. But, there is something lurking in the air causing one by one to perish in freak accidents. While there are scenes that will gross you out, like necks being snapped and people being cornered into their assured and gruesome death, Truth or Dare will not leave you disturbed for the days to come. And you are not going to look under the bed or repeat a mantra to counter a thought you had about whatever that may invite an event like in the movie. No worries. That’s why we have Truth or Dare on the list of Movies to See in 2019 – it will have you entertained and on your seat’s edge at the same time.


Best Video Games Based on Movies

Movies that are based on video games tend to be not that good, as well as vice versa. However, from time to time, exceptions occur which are instantly added to the list of best video games based on movies. Their rarity just makes the movie-based video games more enjoyable. This is not something new but goes back decades in the early ‘90s and continues to this day.

The transition from the silver screen to the PC or console seems to be easier than the other way around. To support this claim, we have prepared a list of 5 Best Video Games Based on Movies:


The first game on our list of Best Video Games Based on Movies is probably the best James Bond game ever made. It set the gold standard for all following multiplayer first-person shooters and influenced numerous imitators that tried, and failed, to replicate its gameplay. In this 1997 video game, the player takes the role of the 007 agent James Bond through a series of levels.

Disney’s Aladdin (Genesis)

In this delightfully colourful 1992 video game, kids were throwing apples and jumping from stall to stall in a Persian bazaar to re-enact the famous scenes from the Disney animated movie. There were two separate versions, one from Virgin Interactive and a Capcom release intended for the Super Nes. The lava level in the game, where you need to avoid big rolling boulders in a cave, is especially hard to play. This means that Aladdin game is also given a certain stealth-like twist.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The next movie-based video game on our list, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is an on-rail shooter. In this game, you are playing the character of an Isla Sorna ranger who is part of the clean-up crew. During the gameplay, you must defend your vehicle from attacking dinosaurs and other threats. From the beginning to the end, you are often outnumbered, as most of your dinosaur enemies are grouped in packs. This game got kids pumping quarter after quarter into the game just to get a little further.

Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers & Return of The King

These two Lord of the Rings games were a lot of fun. The plot from the Fellowship of the Ring was also included in Two Towers and allowed you to play both as Legolas and Aragorn. Return of the King was an updated version of Two Towers, following the last film in the series. Return of the King allowed play of several characters, as well as a co-op gameplay. It featured interactive environments and the upgradable skills also made this game customisable to suit the individual play style of each player.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

The action of the video game is set in 1991 and we get all the originals in a brand-new story, with the player added as a new recruit to the team. The design is flawless and trapping ghosts just couldn’t feel any better. You really need to work to capture the ghosts, but in the end, that’s a very rewarding experience.

When it comes to the relationship between videos and movies, it’s not all good however. There have of course been some video games on bad movies. These titles have taken inspiration on some truly terrible movies, but we’ll let you decide on whether or not the game itself is any good.


Fun Facts About the Disney Movies

The Disney world hides many fascinating facts, and if you want to read more about them you are in the right place. So, dive into the world of magic and wonder and discover all fun facts about the Disney movies. Enjoy!


Fun Facts about the Animated Disney Movies

In this paragraph, we will let you on some of the best facts about the Animated Disney Movies. First, let’s talk about the most expensive movies. Out of all the animated movies from Disney, Tangled is the second most expensive one. Also, did you know that, after the movie Princess and the Frog came out, more than 50 kids were diagnosed with salmonella? The reason for this is that all of them got sick after kissing frogs.


Now, let’s go back in some of the first movies that came out from Disney. Pocahontas might even be your favourite Disney movie. But did you know that originally, there was a talking turkey in the Pocahontas movies? But, luckily or not, the producers took another approach. Another fun fact is that the Beatles were expected to make an appearance in The Jungle Book. Their voices should have given life to the vultures.


Many of the characters can be met in another Disney movie and this is the case with our next fact. Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit killed Bambi’s mother. Another guest appearance was from Mickey Mouse who appeared in Pinocchio, in the form of a chair.This fact is a really noble gest and deserves our respect. The man that developed Peter Pan signed his rights to a children’s hospital so that they can use the funds to pay for the surgeries. 


Our next fun fact is not so much fun. There are also many bad things that happened after a Disney movie came out and this goes for Finding Nemo. After Finding Nemo came out, many people started to buy a lot of clownfish, which decreased the population of this fish. Pretty sad, right?

Even though Aurora from the Sleeping Beauty is the main character, she only appears 18 minutes on screen. Also, her character only has 18 lines.


Fun Facts about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This fun fact is about Walt Disney himself. When he won an Oscar for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the Academy Award gave him one regular statue and seven smaller ones. This is another fun fact about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney took many loans and put a mortgage on his house in order to create this animated movie. Everyone thought that the movie would fail. And here is our last fun fact about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the original drafts, Dopey had many lines, however, the producers couldn’t find a voice that is suitable for this character.  


Fun Facts about the Disney Movies

We only have four fun facts about the Disney Movies, however, we hope that as they release more movies, this list will grow bigger. So, did you know that the most expensive Disney movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End? And the third most expensive Disney Movie is Avatar by James Cameron. We have another fact about Pirates of the Caribbean. In North Carolina, Hurricane Sandy sank off the Edinburg Trader from the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Our lust fan fact is about the same character from two completely different movies. Did you know that Daveigh Chase, the girl that portrays Samara in the horror movie The Ring, also lends her voice to Lilo in Lilo & Stitch?

Popular Movies Based on Books

You will be surprised that a lot of your favourite movies have been based on books. So, without further ado, here are some of the most popular movies based on books.


Popular Movies Based on Books

Mrs Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire (1993) is based on Mrsdame Doubtfire (1987) by Anne Fine. This movie is about Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), who is a divorced father. He wants to spend more time with his kids, so that is why he makes a plan to be in their lives more. His exceptionally creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein) helps him create a mask that will help him look like an older woman from Britain. Then he goes to his ex-wife Miranda, played by Sally Field, and convincer her to hire him as a nanny. So, the character of Mrs Doubtfire is created. His kids and wife fall in love with this helpful old lady and they help him be a better parent. 


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) is based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) by C. S. Lewis. This movie takes place in London, during the World War II. Four brothers and sister are set in a country house in an English village to be kept safe and sound and out of the war. One day, one of the sisters Lucy finds a wardrobe that takes her to a magical place called Narnia. Even though at first no one believes the small Lucy, eventually they all go there and help the citizens get rid of the evil witch. 


Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies (1990) is based on Lord of the Flies (1954) by William Golding. This novel revolves around a group of kids, that get stranded on a secluded island. The boys are being transported to a safe place when their plane is attacked and they are left to look after themselves. During their stay, they discover a more savage like version of themselves. 


Apollo 13

Apollo 13 (1995) is based on Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 (1994) by Jeffrey Kluger. This movie is about the four astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) that are on a lunar mission. At first, everything seems to be in perfect order. But unfortunately, they need to put their mission on hold, once an oxygen tank explodes. 


Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice (1982) is based on Sophie’s Choice (1979) by William Styron. This movie is about a young writer Stingo, played by Peter MacNicol, who moves to Brooklyn. He believes that the move will help him finish writing his novel. During his stay, he becomes really close to Sophie, played by Meryl Streep and her lover Nathan, who is played by Kevin Kline. On one occasion, he learns that Sophie is a survivor from the Holocoast. She is constantly being hunted by her tragic life at Auschwitz. 


We hope that this list of popular movies based on book gave you an inspiration for the next movie night. Or if you have already seen the movie, perhaps now you will also give the book a chance. Whatever you decide, we are certain that you are going to enjoy this list of the most popular movies based on books.