A futuristic noir that tracks a man that may or may not be a human, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner sees Harrison Ford’s character Rick Deckard encounter all kinds of scientifically-modified humans. Its truly a hellish and bleak world, this version of 2019.
A classic monster movie based on the book of the same name, Frankenstein might be the most seminal mutant movie to date. This movie, about a scientist who creates a monster assembled from all kinds of different dead body parts, practically defined the genre back in 1931.
While dinosaurs themselves aren’t mutants, the genetically-modified and cross-bred dinos of Jurassic Park are more than deserving of the label. Throughout this franchise, audiences witness scientists make the same mistake over and over again. Jurassic Park is the one that started it all.
Similarly to Blade Runner, Robocop deals almost exclusively with a robot-human hybrid recruited to police the city. Paul Verhoeven is one of a few masters of practical effects, and Robocop shows this off in full force.
Actually a remake of a monster movie from the Golden Age, David Cronenberg’s body horror film The Fly stars Jeff Goldblum as a man who takes a science experiment too far, thus transforming him into a disgusting human-sized fly. It’s a mutant movie of a different breed, but one that’s welcomed all the same.