How many PHILIP K. DICK Movies and tv shows are there?

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I love PKD and there are quite a lot of movies that have been made.

Blade Runner. (I have to confess that I preferred the movie to the book.)
Total Recall.
Screamers. Based on the short story “Second Variety”. There was also a sequel that I have yet to see called Screamers: The Hunting.
Minority Report.
A Scanner Darkly.
Paycheck
The Adjustment Bureau.

Of these movies, I haven’t seen the Screamers sequel, A Scanner Darkly or The Minority Report.

As for T.V. i can only think of Electric Dreams (an anthology series based on PKD’s short stories), and The Man In The High castle. I haven’t seen any of these as they’re on Amazon.
 

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An interesting list. There are a few that I haven’t seen there.

I forgot about Next, which I have seen.

Radio Free Albemuth is One that I really want to see after reading a review here, on the Chrons.

I’m surprised that BR2049 is considered a work of PKD.
 

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An interesting list. There are a few that I haven’t seen there.

I forgot about Next, which I have seen.

Radio Free Albemuth is One that I really want to see after reading a review here, on the Chrons.

I’m surprised that BR2049 is considered a work of PKD.

There was tv in 1999 Total Recall 2070 and there was also the 2012 remake Of Total Recall.
 

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I’ve seen both Total Recall movies, but didn’t know there was a series as well. I’ll try and check it out.
 

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I love PKD and there are quite a lot of movies that have been made.


Of these movies, I haven’t seen the Screamers sequel, A Scanner Darkly or The Minority Report.

I wouldn't bother with the Screamers sequel:

My Film Diary said:
Screamers: The Hunting (2009) - a belated, straight to DVD sequel of the above which managed to hide its small budget fairly decently but within minutes the script has run out of ideas and is piling up the WTF?s at an alarming rate. Various bits of other movies are imported (the Alien films being the obvious source) to try and distract us from the crappiness of the central idea. And I'm sure a great drinking game could be developed where everyone has to take a shot every time our heroes explain (in great detail) the story so far to every new character they encounter. (Basically it's 'We're looking for new batteries for our space ship. Do you have any? Oh crap! We just managed to let the indistinguishable from human killer robots kill half of your friends - sorry about that. Note to self. Stop doing stupid things and stop thinking people aren't 'indistinguishable from human killer robots' just because they have a nice buns, a cute smile and talk about art and sh*t.) The best thing about this DVD is the 'Making of' featurette which has the cast talking about their characters and the film as if it was Important and Significant and a Serious Piece of Work. It's so funny, and sad at the same time, watching these people talking, with utmost seriousness, about a piece of sh*t they would lose off their resumes in a minute if ever they moved into the A list. I suppose jobbing actors have to think like this. "I can relate to this character, she's challenging to me as a woman - and as an actor." - no she's not! She's a cardboard cut-out with a thinly sketched in back story. She's a fifteenth generation photocopy of Ripley. Sigourney Weaver did all the work. Just assume the poses, stand where the director tells you to and run away with the money. The writer didn't think about the script. The audience aren't likely to be thinking at all after five minutes because we know exactly what is going to happen from minute to minute. Stop making life difficult for yourself.

A Scanner Darkly though is GREAT. The most PKDlike of all the adaptations I have seen. Not exactly true to the story of the original but the weird trippy paranoia is there in spades
 

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This is an interesting question. I would wager that there are dozens of PKD inspired movies and television shows.
 

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