Back here I got some comments on my diatribe which I didn't notice or comment on - Hi Jon & Paul.
Thing is, for me, the reasons stated in the comments as to why these things might not be regarded as SF are exactly the point.
To me SF and Fantasy are vehicles for highlighting the important issues because otherwise they are nothing. The Day the Earth Stood Still is a commentary on Cold War paranoia without the creators being attacked for being anti-American; the kids film Explorers covers similar themes ("We don't kill aliens because we haven't met any yet"); Torchwood: Children of Earth is a direct criticism of government, and blindly following orders. Bladerunner is about the consequences of Man playing god.
Social comment and Character.
The pulp magazine Astounding Science Fiction was created, all those years ago, specifically to get away from SF being about robots and space battles, to make it about character.
SF, like Fantasy, is a setting not a genre.
What's on the turntable? "Can you hear me?" by Renaissance from "Novella"