Spirited Away, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Empire Strikes Back, Inception, Brazil, Bladerunner, Lord of the Rings
Firefly, Game of Thrones (despite the ending), Orphan Black, Twin Peaks
Most Neal Stephenson, but for World Building SevenEves is great; Michael Moorcock: The Nomad of Time and Jerry Cornelius Quartet; Frank Herbert, Dune; David Zindell, The Broken God
D&D, Call of Cthulhu
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