Made in 1927, the original Metropolis is one of the first science fiction features ever made. It was an incredibly ambitious special effects project at the time. It was criticized at the time for its long length and perceived Communist message, and was cut down by 40 minutes. Over the years, many restorations were attempted, but the original film was lost until 2008, when a damaged copy was found in an Argentinian museum. Metropolis tells a love story set in a dystopian future, where dramatic class divisions keep the rich in walled gardens in the sky and the poor in a ground-level industrial slum. Mad scientists, robot impostors, and trippy industrial imagery make this a sci-fi journey to remember.