On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969, dir. Peter Hunt)

Bond again battles Blofeld; this time up to germ warfare. Despite the awkwardness at times of lead Lazenby, this is perhaps the best all-round Bond; bags of action, some self-aware humour, lovely design work and excellent direction and editing.

Alien (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)

A commercial space vehicle answers a distress call. Perhaps showing its age in some of its choices, nevertheless Alien is a storming piece of cinema, is outstandingly designed, directed and acted, and remains both relevant and influential 40 years on. A classic.

I, Robot (2004, dir. Alex Proyas)

In 2035, a robot-hating detective investigates the suicide of a tech genius. CG-heavy SF action thriller based very loosely on Isaac Asimov stories. Some interesting production design, but linear and clunky plotting make this hollow, despite star Will Smith’s obvious charisma.

A Cure For Wellness (2017, dir. Gore Verbinski)

A young executive is lured to a remote clinic to find his superior. Gorgeously-designed and formally beautiful psychological horror, which mixes elements of Dracula and Frankenstein. However, it’s almost an hour too long. Get on with it!

Don’t take my word for it, though. Here’s Lemonsquirtle’s review.

Infinity Chamber [AKA Somnio] (2016, dir. Travis Molloy)

A man wakes up in a high-tech cell, with only a voice-enabled robot camera for company. Neat one-room SF thriller with shades of Moon, Cube and 2001: A Space Odyssey. As ever, the puzzle is the thing; this just about earns its resolution.

Happy Hunting (2016, dir. Joe Deitsch & Louie Gibson)

An alcoholic drifter stumbles into a town where the annual manhunt is about to begin. Bleak borderlands horror/thriller of trouble down Mexico way. Lots to recommend it if you like your meat gamey.

Want a second opinion? Here’s Xussia’s take.