Barack Obama’s Favorite Sci-Fi Films

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In a first, the sitting president will take the reins of one of the nation’s biggest magazines.

The November issue of WIRED will feature Barack Obama as guest-editor, exploring issues (both technological and personal) relating to the theme of frontiers.

Though the issue is yet to hit the stands, some interesting details have emerged, including a list of the 44th president’s favorite sci-fi films and TV shows. When the president exits the Oval Office in January, he’ll sure have time to throw some all-night movieathons. With this list in hand, you can join along.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Directed by Steven Spielberg (1977)

Blade Runner, Directed by Ridley Scott (1982)

Star Wars, Directed by George Lucas (1977)

The Matrix, Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (1999)

The Martian, Directed by Ridley Scott (2015)

TV Series

The Original Star Trek Series (1966-69)

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980)

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