"I would have to say that Stalker is definitely one of the all-time classics of science fiction"
Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979). This film takes the viewer on a ride through a depressed and run-down Russian city in which an unknown event of some sort has altered a nearby landscape to contain what may or may-not be some form of alien or mystical intelligence. The legend is that if one goes into the “Zone” there is a building there with a room in it which grants the wishes of any who enter. But rather than playing off an adventurous and action-packed journey to the fabled room, Stalker spends its time exploring the philosophical viewpoints of its main characters.