What are the best Philip K. Dick adaptations?

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    #1Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Rick Deckard is a blade runner which must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. 

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    Henry Keller
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "The 1982 Ridley Scott Blade Runner was a staple in my household growing up. For it's time it was an amazing piece of cinematic story telling and visually stunning. Harrison Ford is well cast as Dekkard (the main character) and in my opinion this movie is timeless. I would recommend purchasing this and having a family movie night."
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    #2Total Recall

    Total Recall

    Total Recall is a 1990 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox. It is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". 

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    Joseph Moore
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I'm a big PK Dick fan, but I saw this adaptation long before I got into his work. I watched it as just a movie, granting it a lot more leeway to be simply an enjoyable film. That said, now that I've read a lot of Dick's work, this movie isn't the greatest. It isn't a failure by any means, but the description tells the truth when it states that it is "loosely based" on the story. This wouldn't be where I would start if I was looking for films based on Dick's work. "
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    #3Minority Report

    Minority Report

    Minority Report is an American neo-noir, science fiction movie in 2002 by Steven Spielberg. The movie is about office Chief John Anderton framed of a future murder he didn't commit. Anderton investigates who framed him.

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    Joshua Boyd
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "If you are into popular science fiction movies than you have more than likely seen an adaptation of one of Philip K. Dick adaptations. Minority Report is a great read. It lets you see the origins of the great movie and experience the root of it's Sci-Fi madness."
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    #4A Scanner Darkly

    A Scanner Darkly

    An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science-fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater, based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick.

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    Stephen Elliott
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "If you read the book, see the movie. If you saw the movie, read the book. I imagine most sci-fi fans have done both. I think Philip K. Dick is probably the most prolific novel to movie screen around. His stories are both entertaining and they make you think."
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    #5Paycheck

    Paycheck

    Paycheck is a 2003 sci-fi action thriller based on Philip K. Dick's 1953 short story of the same name. Directed by John Woo, the film stars Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, and Aaron Eckhart.

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    Hannah Parker
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Paycheck is a scifi book based on Dick's short story of the same name. I read the original short and this book, and its a pretty good adaptation. I like how well the fleshed it out."
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    #6Radio Free Albemuth

    Radio Free Albemuth

    Nick Brady receives messages from space and joins conspiracy to overthrow authoritarian U.S. regime. Radio Free Albemuth is a 2010 Sci-fi thriller from Philip K. Dick. 

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    Joe Hart
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Thrilling is a stretch for this abomination. There was no thrilling at all here. I haven't been this bored since the Notebook. A sad sad excuse of a film. Alanis Morrisette is in it tthough so that's a plus, ironically, don't ya think?"
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    #7Impostor

    Impostor

    In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

    Impostor is a 2002 American science fiction film based upon the 1953 short story "Impostor" by Philip K. Dick. The film starred Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Mekhi Phifer and was directed by Gary Fleder.

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    Sean Lewis
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "A solid Philip K. Dick adaption, with a faithful take on one of Dick's favorite themes, the question and problem of identity. Well acted, deftly directed and skillfully realized, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. "

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Best What are the best Philip K. Dick adaptations
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blade RunnerMovies 8 Paid
2Total RecallMovies 6 Paid
3Minority ReportMovies 5 Paid
4A Scanner DarklyMovies 4 Paid
5PaycheckMovies 3 Paid
6Radio Free AlbemuthMovies 3 Paid
7ImpostorMovies 1 Paid
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