Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Vitals: Military scientists discover a "gate" that connects Earth with another world, whose culture resembles that of ancient Egypt. Will a bumbling white guy archaeologist be able to prevent Arab-looking aliens from turning his home planet into classical antiquity hell?
Famous names: Roland Emmerich, James Spader, Kurt Russell, Jaye Davidson
Crunchy goodness: 3
Spinoffs: Two long-running SciFi TV series based on the movie, Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis, became mini-industries unto themselves.
Elevator pitch: Think Star Trek, except there are no ships and the menacing aliens are Middle Easterners rather than Russians.
Deadliest spoiler: The pyramids really were built by aliens.
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