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Aside from my #1 choice, it's a tough call. I've seen so many good ones.

1. Blade Runner from 1982. Haven't seen #2 and don't care to.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Far head of its time. The color sequence could have been shorter.
3. District 9.

What sci-fi movies have you enjoyed most?



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Two of my favorite TV miniseries are The Martian Chronicles and V.

For movies, I like
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005)
The Thing From Another World
Fantastic Voyage
Westworld
Futureworld
Planet of the Apes (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Forbidden Planet
Saturn 3
Logan's Run
The Black Hole
The Omega Man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman (1978)
A.I. Artificial intelligence
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Terminator
Terminator 2
Original Star Wars trilogy
First 6 Star Trek movies



Aside from my #1 choice, it's a tough call. I've seen so many good ones.

1. Blade Runner from 1982. Haven't seen #2 and don't care to.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Far head of its time. The color sequence could have been shorter.
3. District 9.

What sci-fi movies have you enjoyed most?
Which Blade Runner version do you prefer, the original theatrical release or the Final Cut release? I haven't seen District 9 but I've seen a shuttle bay full of sci fi flicks.

Two of my favorite TV miniseries are The Martian Chronicles and V.

For movies, I like
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005)
The Thing From Another World
Fantastic Voyage
Westworld
Futureworld
Planet of the Apes (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Forbidden Planet
Saturn 3
Logan's Run
The Black Hole
The Omega Man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman (1978)
A.I. Artificial intelligence
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Terminator
Terminator 2
Original Star Wars trilogy
First 6 Star Trek movies
Lots of nice choices there, I've seen all of them. The Black Hole and Saturday 3 weren't great but they were sure fun!



Which Blade Runner version do you prefer, the original theatrical release or the Final Cut release? I haven't seen District 9 but I've seen a shuttle bay full of sci fi flicks.

Lots of nice choices there, I've seen all of them. The Black Hole and Saturday 3 weren't great but they were sure fun!
District 9 (2009) deserves to be on any list, but I have to warn you, Rules, don't turn it off during the first 10 minutes... that's what I almost did (the movie's opening has the whole gritty, shaky cam thing supposed to make it look real and I got so fed up with it, thinking the whole movie might be that way, that I almost turned it off. But the whole movie is not filmed that way... it's a great sci-fi film.)



This was my list from the Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies Countdown a few years ago.

1) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
2) WALL·E (2008)
3) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
4) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
5) Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

6) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
7) The Last Starfighter (1984)
8) Back to the Future (1985)
9) Superman (1978)
10) Real Steel (2011)

11) Frequency (2000)
12) The Final Countdown (1980)
13) The Avengers (2012)
14) Lilo & Stitch (2002)
15) WarGames (1983)

16) Source Code (2011)
17) The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
18) The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
19) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
20) Time After Time (1979)

21) Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
22) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
23) Galaxy Quest (1999)
24) Jurassic Park (1993)
25) Starman (1984)
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These movies are also sci-fi favorites, but they didn't make my Top 25 list:

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Superman II (1980)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Blade Runner (1982)
Upside Down (2012)
The Time Machine (1960)
The Man from Earth (2007)
Spaceballs (1987)
The Abyss (1989)
Independence Day (1996)
Predestination (2014)
Solaris (2002)
Men in Black (1997)
Fantastic Four (2005)
X-Men (2000)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
Charly (1968)
Ex Machina (2015)
Capricorn One (1978)
Explorers (1985)
Home (2015)
Pixels (2015)



Two of my favorite TV miniseries are The Martian Chronicles and V.

For movies, I like
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005)
The Thing From Another World
Fantastic Voyage
Westworld
Futureworld
Planet of the Apes (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Forbidden Planet
Saturn 3
Logan's Run
The Black Hole
The Omega Man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman (1978)
A.I. Artificial intelligence
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Terminator
Terminator 2
Original Star Wars trilogy
First 6 Star Trek movies
Since I love to nit pick these things... does the original Night of the Living Dead qualify as a sci-fi flick? No confirmed explanation is ever given for why the dead are reanimating, so there's no "science" involved in the plot. Wouldn't it classify as straight up horror?



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Since I love to nit pick these things... does the original Night of the Living Dead qualify as a sci-fi flick? No confirmed explanation is ever given for why the dead are reanimating, so there's no "science" involved in the plot. Wouldn't it classify as straight up horror?
I always considered it horror and no sci fi, as well.



Ghouls, vampires, werewolves... let's party.
Since I love to nit pick these things... does the original Night of the Living Dead qualify as a sci-fi flick? No confirmed explanation is ever given for why the dead are reanimating, so there's no "science" involved in the plot. Wouldn't it classify as straight up horror?
Google has it as Drama/SciFi




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Two of my favorite TV miniseries are The Martian Chronicles and V.

For movies, I like
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005)
The Thing From Another World
Fantastic Voyage
Westworld
Futureworld
Planet of the Apes (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey
Forbidden Planet
Saturn 3
Logan's Run
The Black Hole
The Omega Man
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman (1978)
A.I. Artificial intelligence
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Terminator
Terminator 2
Original Star Wars trilogy
First 6 Star Trek movies
Omega man. That's a huge keeper.



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Since I love to nit pick these things... does the original Night of the Living Dead qualify as a sci-fi flick? No confirmed explanation is ever given for why the dead are reanimating, so there's no "science" involved in the plot. Wouldn't it classify as straight up horror?
Hmmm. Good question. If we dissect it enough, it might fit the sci-fi category. Call it a scientific study of dead people...Thanatology. Mix that with dead people "living", and there is your fiction, I hope.



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Blade Runner
2001
Contact
Gattaca
Children of Men
Ex Machina
Annihilation



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Woops, now my old brain is actually starting to kick in a bit.
I want to add a movie my grandfather took me to when it came out when I was 12..."One Million Years B.C."
My first crush on a cavewoman. Raquel Welch!
Grandma didn't come with us.



Ghouls, vampires, werewolves... let's party.
One interesting thing I liked about Forbidden Planet was the background "music." They called it electronic tonalities. I loved the sounds which I actually have on CD.



1. Stalker
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Seconds
5. Children of Men
6. Predator
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
8. RoboCop
9. Twelve Monkeys
10. The Thing



Here’s looking at you, kid.
•12 Monkeys
•The Fifth Element
•City of Lost Children
•Ex Machina
•Alien
•The Thing
•Space Balls
•Dark City
•The Host
•The Matrix
•A Clockwork Orange
•Beyond the Black Rainbow