What are your favourite sci-fi films of all time?

  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 11:11 AM GMT
    There's another post on here about Realjockers (is that even a term?) favourite horror films. What about your favourite sci-fi films...

    Mine include amongst many (and in no particular order):

    1. A Clockwork Orange
    2. 2001: a space odyssey
    3. Solaris (the Tarkovsky original)
    4. Hell Comes to Frogtown
    5. The Planet of the Apes (original and 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes')
    6. 1984 (the John Hurt '84 one not the crappy '56 one)
    7. Eraserhead (It's allowed! There's a weird alien/outer-space thing going on in that bizarrely brilliant film)

    Probably more but I can't think of them at this present moment in time...


    So yeah, what are your favourite sci-fi movies of all time? And if you can squeeze it in: why?
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    Apr 27, 2014 11:35 AM GMT


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  • Artdoorsman

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    Apr 27, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    1 - La Jetée
    2 - Blade Runner
  • Breeman

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    Apr 27, 2014 12:50 PM GMT

    1Planet of the Apes (1971) Saw this when I was 9. one of my all time favourite movies
    2 Predator
    3 Rollerball (James Caan version)
    4 Bladerunner
    5 The Fly

    A few I've heard so much about but never seen:

    Avatar
    Jurassic Park
    The Matrix
  • venue35

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    Apr 27, 2014 1:00 PM GMT
    A clockwork orange is not sci fi.

    My likes:
    Solaris
    Prometheus
    Event horizon

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    Apr 27, 2014 1:31 PM GMT
    All old ..

    Aliens

    Close encounters

    star wars empire strikes back

    terminator 2
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    Apr 27, 2014 1:33 PM GMT
    Moon
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 1:36 PM GMT
    venue35 saidA clockwork orange is not sci fi.

    My likes:
    Solaris
    Prometheus
    Event horizon



    A Clockwork Orange is set in the ("not too distant") future. Dystopian scifi...

    On a sidenote, glad you like Solaris - awesome movie
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    Apr 27, 2014 3:15 PM GMT
    venue35 saidA clockwork orange is not sci fi.



    I was gonna say this.

    first time i see anyone put this flick on a sci-fi list.

    i dunno. the movie does not make it seem like it's set in the not too distant future either.

    isn't science fiction supposed to be about stuff like aliens, weird creatures from outer space, weird shit happening on other planets in the distant future, star trek and shit?

    i don't think Eraserhead can be classified as sci-fi either?
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    Apr 27, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    Stargate!
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 3:36 PM GMT
    patito said
    venue35 saidA clockwork orange is not sci fi.



    I was gonna say this.

    first time i see anyone put this flick on a sci-fi list.

    i dunno. the movie does not make it seem like it's set in the not too distant future either.

    isn't science fiction supposed to be about stuff like aliens, weird creatures from outer space, weird shit happening on other planets in the distant future, star trek and shit?

    i don't think Eraserhead can be classified as sci-fi either?


    Sci-fi, like most genres is a whole branch...there are lots of twigs on it.

    Whatever, that doesn't make sense. I'll start again.

    A Clockwork Orange is based on the book which is meant to be set in the distant future. The film goes for a visual aesthetic of the distant future I'd say. Perhaps it doesn't look futuristic now as the 70s vision of the future looks goofy and dated (personally, I think it looks rather cool).

    I'd argue that Eraserhead is science fiction purely because there's a sequence in an outer-space planet, where a morphed humanoid alien thing pulls levers and the like.
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    Apr 27, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    All the Alien films, even the fourth one icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    The first Alien is undoubtedly one of the best sci-fi films of all time.
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    The original "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

    The original "War of the Worlds"

    Superman Returns

    The first Star Wars Trilogy

    Its a shame that liberal Hollywood keeps perpetuating stereotypes and makes virtually no non-cartoon syfy movies with Gays or other ethnicities. Perhaps that will change with the upcoming Star Wars 7.
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    Terminator, Terminator 2, The Matrix Trilogy, XMen trilogy, Planet of the Apes (I like the Mark Walberg version), 2001 A Space Odyssey.
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    bwdu9901 saidThe first Alien is undoubtedly one of the best sci-fi films of all time.
    It absolutely is. The second one is awesome too.
  • JJBlaise

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    Apr 27, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    patito said
    venue35 saidA clockwork orange is not sci fi.



    I was gonna say this.

    first time i see anyone put this flick on a sci-fi list.

    i dunno. the movie does not make it seem like it's set in the not too distant future either.

    isn't science fiction supposed to be about stuff like aliens, weird creatures from outer space, weird shit happening on other planets in the distant future, star trek and shit?

    i don't think Eraserhead can be classified as sci-fi either?

    sci fi takes in all the science both hard and soft... Michael Crieghton wrote medical sci-fi.... Poul Anderson - Psych sci-fi ...
  • ForeverNCMasc

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    Apr 27, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    Anything Star Trek Related

    2001- a Space Odyssey
    Galaxy Quest
    Avatar
    Stargate
    War of the Worlds
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidThe original "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

    The original "War of the Worlds"

    Superman Returns

    The first Star Wars Trilogy

    Its a shame that liberal Hollywood keeps perpetuating stereotypes and makes virtually no non-cartoon syfy movies with Gays or other ethnicities. Perhaps that will change with the upcoming Star Wars 7.


    Can't believe I missed out The Day the Earth Stood Still and Star Wars! Fantastic films. The first one is one of the greatest parables ever made.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    Europa Report was surprisingly good.

    Wrath of Khan

    Contact

    Soylent Green

    Twelve Monkeys

    2010 (2001 sequel)

    Starship Troopers (it's terrible I know but I still love it)

    I'm not sure these are my favorites, but some that I really like.
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    Apr 27, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    Alien

    X-2 Xmen United

    Xmen First Class

    Prometheus

    Terminator 2

    ET

    Jurassic Park

    Donnie Darko

  • Pontifex

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    Apr 27, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    In no particular order and I'm probably missing several of my favorites...
    THX-1138
    Solaris
    the Fifth Element -- more fantasy than sci-fi but so is
    The original star wars Trilogy
    The first couple of Alien movies
    The Running Man
    Hunger Games
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Blade Runner
    Gattaca
    Outland
    Mad Max
    Brazil
    Time Bandits
    Inception
    Soylent Green
    Back to the future
    Ghost in the Shell
    Akira
    The man who fell to earth
    Both Tron movies
    Metropolis

    ... and I'll stop there.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Apr 27, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    The Bay, 28 days later
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    Apr 27, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
    One film that I caught by chance and now cannot stop watching is a Spanish film called STRANDED (2001) about five astronauts who crash land on Mars and know that they cannot get back to Earth. It is a very psychological film and just great. I believe it was panned for bad dubbing, but I think it is a masterpiece!
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    Apr 27, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    Gattaca, Aliens and Children of Men!