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top 20 sci-fi movies

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by malski, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. malski

    malski Cadet

    Jan 18, 2011
    The top 20 sci-fi movie list my (sci-fi and fantasy) class came up with, what do you think?

    1) Matrix
    2) Wal-E
    3) Star Wars IV
    4) E.T.
    5) Fith Element
    6) Independence Day
    7) Back to the Future
    8) Inception
    9) District 9
    10) Jurassic Park
    11) Terminator
    12) I, Robot
    13) Alien
    14) Planet of the Apes
    15) Tron
    16) Poltergeist
    17) Blade Runner
    18) Dark City
    19) 6th Sense
    20) Starship Troopers
  2. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

    Dec 7, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Interesting list, Malski.......interesting. :cool:

    Here's my top-20 list(not in any specific order though)..........
    --The Terminator
    --The Andromeda Strain
    --The Thing
    --Blade Runner
    --Star Wars(any one of the Star Wars films.....)
    --Star Trek II
    --any one of the three Matrix films
    --2001: A Space Odyssey
    --Children of Men
    --Minority Report
    --Altered States
    --Prince of Darkness
    --Enemy Mine
  3. frell

    frell Ensign

    Jan 16, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here is my list, also not in any order.

    1. Star Wars (Episode 3 through 6)
    2. Terminator 2
    3. Fifth Element
    4. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    5. Highlander
    6. Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy
    7. Tron
    8. Gattaca
    9. Matrix (any)
    10. Ghost In A Shell
    11. Star Trek (any)
    12. Independence Day
    13. X-Files (first movie)
    14. Dune
    15. Dark City
    16. The Riddick Series
    17. Serenity
    18. Back To The Future
    19. Contact
    20. Galaxy Quest
  4. Wolfrunner

    Wolfrunner Rocket Ranger

    Mar 12, 2010
    Here's my list:

    1- Bladerunner;
    2- Black Hole
    3- Serenity
    4- 5th Element;
    5- Gattaca
    6- Star Wars IV
    7- Star Wars V
    8- Star Wars VI
    9- The Chronicles Of Riddick;
    10- Imortel;
    11- The Island;
    12- Sunshine;
    13- The Man From Earth (Brilliant Film- Recommend it);
    14- The Happening;
    15- The Mutant Chronicles;
    16- Event Horizon;
    17- Lost in Space;
    18- Alien;
    19- Aliens
    20- Resident Evil

    I think I could increase the list to top 30 but no point in over doing it.


    Dec 26, 2010
    1. Star Wars (1977)
    2. Alien (1979)
    3. Matrix (1999)
    4. Terminator (1982)
    5. E.T (1982)
    6. Robocop (1987)
    7. Star Trek (2009)
    8. Back to the Future (1985)
    9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    10. Blade Runner (1982)
    11. War of the Worlds (1953)
    12. Silent Running (1972)
    13. Forbidden Planet (1956)
    14. Metropolis (1927)
    15. Terminator 2 (1991)
    16. Aliens (1986)
    17. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    18. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    19. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    20. Donnie Darko (2001)

    Honorable mentions:

    Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Jurassic Park
    Planet of the Apes
    Indepenence Day
    The Thing
    I. Robot
    Iron Man
    Short Circuit
    I Am Legend
    Ghost Busters
    Revenge of the Sith
    Invisible Man

    and way too many more to list.
  6. Alvin

    Alvin In Search of Truth

    Jul 13, 2006
    All of the above. Too many good choices.
  7. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Dec 6, 2004
    Gulf Coast
    I don't like top lists. They are so subjective. I used to belong ot a community called top5 but stopped visiting when I realized it was a waste of time to construct a top list because something would always change it.

    Here are a few movies that I have no problem watching over and over again.

    The Thing
    Cube2 - Hypercube

    Tomorrow, I might list 5 completely different movies or might not.
  8. Viktor Kuprin

    Viktor Kuprin Spaced Cadet Writer

    Jun 21, 2007
    Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Here's my top 20, with a few titles that haven't shown up on anyone else's list so far.

    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    3. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
    4. Forbidden Planet
    5. War of the Worlds (1953)
    6. Solaris (2002)
    7. Blade Runner
    8. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    9. Soylent Green
    10. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
    11. The Thing from Another World (1951)
    11. The Time Machine (1960)
    12. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    13. Alien
    14. Terminator
    15. The First Men in the Moon (1964)
    16. Gojira (Godzilla, King of the Monsters) - (1954)
    17. This Island Earth
    18. Fahrenheit 451
    19. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
    20. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  9. frell

    frell Ensign

    Jan 16, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The entire Cube series is pretty good. Cube 3 being the one that stands out from my memory. There is also an anime called Gantz which has the same idea. People wake up and don't know how they got there and then they have to survive. Overall, Cube did it better.
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    Just saw this one today thanks to Netflix. It was the Criterion Collection DVD version and was a darn clean cut.

    Oddly I can't remember if I had seen it before so I went into it today with a clear mind. The effects are of course dated but the basic story line holds up.

    After watching it the odd thought occurred to me that there are similarities between it and 1985's Enemy Mine with Louis Gossett, Jr. & Dennis Quaid. Now, before you say I'm crazy, both movies involve a space ship pilot stranded on a seemingly uninhabited planet with harsh environments. The planets in both are rich in minerals and attract miners who use slave labor. The stranded pilot, in the course of spending a considerable amount of time on the barren planet, bonds with a member of the race that that is being used for slave labor. The pilot beats all odds and is rescued.

    Now, of course, there are some major plot elements in the latter that is not in the former, but Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a pretty basic story line. In a sense, it is almost like somebody took the basic plot and gave it an updated treatment to come up with Enemy Mine.

    Now with that aside, Robinson Crusoe was a pretty good movie and I can see why it would go on some fans 'Best Of' lists. Seeing Adam West in his pre-Batman days is always interesting because West, like William Shatner, was a serious actor who played in a number of roles but was forever identified as a particular character that they never were able to break out of again.
  11. krumme

    krumme Scout

    Feb 15, 2011
    Some of mine are

    Close encounters
    Star Wars 4-6
    Blade Runner
    Flash Gordon
    Dark Star
    Jurassic Park
    Fifth Element
    Lord of the Rings Extended Editions
    Mad Max 2
    Back to the Future
    Planet of the Apes
    2001 Space Odyssy
    Battlestar Galactica
  12. geo1951

    geo1951 Scout

    Nov 16, 2009
    The Land of Aus
    Everyone seems to be on the money all great movies,however no one chose "An Inconvenient Truth" a Sci Fi classic that even won an Oscar. G
  13. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Dec 6, 2004
    Gulf Coast
    SciFi not FANTASY
  14. geo1951

    geo1951 Scout

    Nov 16, 2009
    The Land of Aus
    the dodgy "science" makes a "fantasy" out of the "fiction" that is global warming, sorry climate change or is it climate disruption this year.cheers G
  15. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

    Dec 7, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Neither SF nor Fantasy.........I've always thought "An Inconvenient Truth" belonged in the [​IMG] category for what its' worth.......... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I'm still asking myself, "Why in the ---- did you ever vote for Mr. Earth Tone(a/k/a Al Gore) back in 2000?"............ :eek::eek::eek::eek:
  16. lloydvirtualbx

    lloydvirtualbx Cadet

    Mar 1, 2011
    San Antonio
    My top twenty sci fi movies would have to be listed as such, though in no particular order.
    1. Matrix
    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    3. Matrix Revolutions
    4. Terminator 2
    5. Aliens
    6. Dark City
    7. Moon
    8. District 9
    9. Avatar
    10. Jurassic Park
    11. Close Encounters of a Third Kind
    12. Forbidden Planet
    13. Brazil
    14. Back to the Future
    15. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    16. A Clockwork Orange
    17. E.T.
    18. The Road Warriors
    19. Star Wars
    20. Blade Runner
  17. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

    Dec 6, 2004
    Gulf Coast
  18. wgrun577

    wgrun577 Scout

    Sep 23, 2012
    1. star wars
    2. star trek 1 2 3
    3. Jurassic park
    4. starship trooper
    5. star wars phantom menace
    6. tomb raider
    7. zombieland
    8. terminator
    9. robot boy
    10. futarama movie.
    11. back to the futur
    12. aliens in the attic

    i cant think of anymore.
  19. actionavenue

    actionavenue Artist, Cartoonist and Dude

    Aug 4, 2011
    I'll throw in my list of the top 20 scifi movies:

    1. John Carpenter's The Thing
    2. Aliens
    3. Star Trek II
    4. Star Wars
    5. Star Trek IV
    6. The Empire Strikes Back
    7. Terminator 2 & Escape from New York (tie)
    8. The Mist
    9. Return of the Jedi
    10. Back to the Future
    11. Independence Day & Deep Impact (tie)
    12. Terminator
    13. Predator
    14. The Fly (1986)
    15. Dawn of the Dead
    16. Men in Black
    17. Jurassic Park
    18. Alien
    19. Star Trek: First Contact
    20. The Blob (1988)

    Bonus: The 5 best sci-fi spoofs:

    1. Spaceballs
    2. Zombieland
    3. Galaxy Quest
    4. Return of the Living Dead
    5. Fido
  20. Ratrunner

    Ratrunner Scout

    Nov 2, 2012
    I'm surprised to see almost no mentions of Minority Report - a brilliant film in my view and an interesting concept in the first place. Like Blade Runner, based on a Philip K Dick story.

    On the other hand, why does anyone rate Wall-E? Saw it with my sons when it first came out and we were very disappointed. Yeah it looked good, but few other merits!

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