|Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979):
At the time of its release, this was the most expensive movie every made, with a budget of $46 million. The special effects, woefully primitive by today's standards, took the lion's share of this money, but there was also a lawsuit that had to be settled on Leonard Nimoy's (Spock) behalf before he would agree to appear in the picture. A man-made space probe from the 1970s is found in deep space, still functioning, but now having taken on tremendous powers. The high-priced effects are laughable now, but the drama surrounding the story in which the machine displays god-like characteristics holds up well to this day. Rated PG.