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Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Indie cred: Debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, won two prizes at the British Independent Film Awards and was financed for just $5 million
Why it's worth your while: The best sci-fi will always focus on character, and "Moon" is nothing if not an intriguing character study. Its narrative unfolds slowly, very deliberate in how it disseminates information, eventually making for a tightly-constructed thriller.
- Kristopher Tapley