#46. THX 1138 (1971)


American Zoetrope

– Director: George Lucas

– Stacker score: 79.3

– Metascore: 75

– IMDb user rating: 6.7

– Runtime: 86 minutes

“THX 1138” was a failure. That is, until George Lucas gained notoriety for “Star Wars” and fans went back to watch his first film, which depicts a totalitarian dystopia controlled by mind-altering chemicals and an android police force. The title refers to the film’s protagonist, played by Robert Duvall; to encourage conformity, names are simply three initials and four digits.

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