Totally misleading title, that, but it's still sorta accurate: The short stories and novels of Philip K. Dick have spawned a slew of Hollywood adaptations, with more on the way. And while most have taken great liberties with his works, weirdly enough, a lot of them still work pretty well as films. This week sees the release of Richard Linklater's excellent, faithful adaptation of Dick's A Scanner Darkly, but renting some of the previously Hollywood-ized Dick stories is well worth your time.

Blade Runner (1982)—Easily one of the best sci-fi movies ever made, Ridley Scott's gorgeous film noir stars a back-when-he-was-a-badass Harrison Ford as a cop who hunts down rogue androids. Jaw-dropping production design and a gripping story make Blade Runner measure roughly 14 billion on the Rad-O-Meter. (Word is that we'll soon see a definitive "final cut" of the film for its 25th anniversary—as it is, there are no less than six different versions of the film floating around. For right now, though, you can't go wrong with the current DVD version, 1992's "Director's Cut.")

Paycheck (2003)—John Woo directed this action-y adaptation of Dick's short story, starring Uma Thurman and Ben "Everyone Hates Me" Affleck. The result is a film that's smarter and better than you'd expect, though it's definitely disposable popcorn cinema.

Minority Report (2002)—One of Steven Spielberg's better efforts of late is this surprisingly dark and mean action mystery, with Tom Cruise playing a junkie detective who arrests people before they commit their crimes. Killer effects and slick visuals make Minority Report a weird, fun blast—and even if it all falls apart in the final reel, the film's various pieces make up for the confused whole.

Total Recall (1990)—Paul Verhoeven rules. Schwarzenegger used to rule. And loosely adapted Dick stories also rule. Behind all the goofy Arnold one-liners and hammy action scenes, Verhoeven's sci-fi blockbuster has some genuinely cool concepts, not to mention a woman who has three boobs. I believe the awesomeness of that concept speaks for itself.