For the record, I saw Arrival on the opening weekend and am still Thankful for its ray of hope in these Dark Times. One of the best sf movies ever! Go see it now (or again), before Holiday Nonsense sweeps it from the big screens. Don't ask for my list, but it's definitely in my top five.
But I was sure it would be great, based on conversations with Ted Chiang. In fact, two months before it opened, I wrote that I expected to be thrilled in my column in Asimov's. I used the occasion to discuss the quality of movies (not good, mostly) adapted from sf stories (not novels). Of course, because 'Mov's is a print zine, the lead time is loooooong, but the piece should be appearing with a month or two. Meanwhile here are the movies/stories that I look at. Any additions?
"The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick /Minority Report
“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes/ CHARLY
“The Bicentennial Man” by Isaac Asimov/Bicentennial Man
“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card/Ender's Game
“Air Raid” by John Varley/Millennium
"Enemy Mine" by Barry Longyear/Enemy Mine