The MoFo Top 100 Sci-Fi Films: Countdown

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Hey, I posted my trainwreck of a list. Go for it!
It can't be worse than other people putting a whole bunch of non-sci-fi films on theirs!
I'll do a sci-fi list in more grandiose fashion sometime down the line, but:

1. Brazil (1985)
2. Stalker (1979)
3. Accion Mutante (1993)
4. Until the End of the World (1991)
5. Alien (1979)
6. Blade Runner (1982)
7. Escape from New York (1981)
8. Videodrome (1983)
9. Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future (1985)
10. Kin Dza Dza (1986)
11. Total Recall (1990)
12. The Thing (1982)
13. Hardware (1990)
14. Demolition Man (1993)
15. The Zero Theorem (2013)
16. One Point O (2004)
17. Avalon (2001)
18. Forbidden Planet (1956)
19. Aliens (1986)
20. Metropolis (2001)
21. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
22. eXistenZ (1999)
23. Cube (1997)
24. Visitor of a Museum (1989)
25. O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (1985)

There are some huge omissions that I'm kicking myself for, and I put some movies higher just to give them more points.



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Since the countdown is over I will list my list publically and I may do my own 100 sci fi countdown but not for a little while yet.

1 Star Wars A New Hope
2 ET
3 Star Trek 2 The Wrath Of Khan
4 Blade Runner
5 Alien
6 Predator
7 Terminator 2 Judgement Day
8 Planet Of The Apes Original Version
9 Men In Black
10 The Fifth Element
11 Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens
12 Independence Day
13 Avengers
14 Guardians Of The Galaxy
15 The Island
16 Transformers
17 Superman 2
18 Jurassic Park
19 2001 A Space Odessey
20 Robocop
21 Demoltion Man
22 Galaxy Quest
23 Avatar
24 Pacific Rim
25 Short Circuit

My apologies I miscounted how many of the 25 movies was in the countdown from my list.

Too be fair I kinda am surprised Tranformers 1 which I liked quiet a bit did not make the 100 but Demolition Man can. I like both movies fine but really both are very cheesy films but hey im an 80s child so its the genre close too my heart. While Transformers is a modern thing. I guess its hard to escape the random cheesy films. Now Pacific Rim and The Island in my opinion were solid films to consider ever though should have used Terminator and Superman 1 but i didnt and well cant change the past can only live with the results.



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2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968, Stanley Kubrick)

*headdesk* Would have preferred Blade Runner. Both are overrated as hell, but at least Blade Runner didn't bore me to tears.


My list:

1. Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977)
2. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
3. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
4. Back to the Future (1985)
5. Metropolis (1927)

6. Tron (1982)
7. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
8. Appleseed (2004)
9. Dark City (1998)
10. The Matrix (1999)
11. Aliens (1986)
12. Inception (2010)
13. Strange Days (1995)

14. Pitch Black (2000)
15. Demolition Man (1993)
16. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
17. Iron Man (2008)

18. Dredd (2012)
19. Looker (1981)
20. Kingsglaive (2016)
21. Appleseed: Alpha (2014)
22. Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
23. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

24. Ghostbusters (1984)
25. Sunshine (2007)
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Since the countdown is over I will list my list publically and I may do my own 100 sci fi countdown but not for a little while yet.
Is that allowed? I wasn't able to submit a list being a new member so I put together an Top 100 alternate Sci-Fi picks that didn't make the list. So I'm thinking about doing that.



PREDICTION GAME UPDATE
Only two people predicted Blade Runner as the Runner up and they were kaplan and Holden Pike. (9 points to both of them)

So the final results are:

1. Holden Pike - 20 Points

Congratulations @Holden Pike you have won the official Sci-Fi Countdown Prediction game! Your prize is eternal bragging rights for the rest of your time on this forum!
My secret was I really WANTED Blade Runner to be number one, which meant that virtually guaranteed it would be number two.
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Thanks for running this list, Nope! I didn't get to monitor it and participate as much as I would've liked, but I have been ridiculously busy at work these past few weeks. I also wanted Blade Runner to place first, but second place is where I figured it would land. Both of the two top films have their detractors and fanatics, and I think both flicks are worthy for top honors.

Well done, all!
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I fell way behind the list (dropped out at #13 I believe) and only just now catching up. Great job Nope.

Aliens
I finally watched for the first time just prior to the countdown and wasn't massively impressed to be honest. I found it quite dull for a length period of time when they're just wandering around the place; and I hated the marines! Just such stereotypically loud, brash, macho characters. It's like James Cameron had just abducted the guys from Predator and transported them to space. The film did then pick up for me when it became more of a siege movie and they were trying to keep the horde of aliens out. However that goodwill started to erode as a result of the film just going on too long; I just felt it hung around way too long. Oh and I hated, absolutely hated, the whole thing between Ripley and the little girl. It was so nauseatingly cheesy and maudlin; just awful. As a fan of Mad About You back in the day my favourite part of the whole film may well have been Paul Reiser as the slimy corporate schmo.

The Matrix was #4 on my list. Since my first mind-blowing viewing I've just loved it.To be fair I think the age at which I first saw it certainly helped in forging my love for it. I first saw it when I was 12 or 13 years old, which I think was just a perfect age to see it as being the coolest thing ever!!! And that sentiment has largely stuck. I kind of still do think it's the coolest thing ever!!!

Both Terminator films made my list, with the first film certainly superior in my eyes. T2 is an incredible blockbuster; one of the all-time greats. But the first film is just such a intense, direct, barebones experience without an ounce of flab to it. Excellent.

I'm amazed that neither Star Wars or Empire Strikes Back were able to break the top 5. I didn't think either had a chance at winning because there would be people that would prioritise one over the other but I thought at least one would make the top 5 and in all likeliehood finish about 3rd. As I didn't vote for either however I'm not particularly bothered. I've just never really 'got' Star Wars. Well that's not quite true, I thought I did a few years back. So much so that I even included Empire on my top 100 list. What happened on that viewing I don't know. Whether I was delusional or whether I just managed to convince myself to love it, I don't know. I rewatched the films around the same time as The Force Awakens and based on those viewings I actually preferred TFA to the original films. And I know that will baffle pretty much everyone. The only reason I can come up with is my investment in the films. Even when I've enjoyed the original trilogy it was very much on a superficial level; I just found them fun. However I never cared about the story or characters. But with TFA I found that I really liked and engaged with the characters of both Rey and Finn, more so than I ever did with Luke or anyone

Back to the Future was my #1 and the only horse I felt I really had in the race to be at the very top of the list. Very disappointed to see it only made #5, especially on a personal level when I don't particularly care for any of the 4 films that finished above it. I think that BttF is just about the closest thing to perfect you can get when it comes to films. Smart, funny, exciting, great set-pieces, terrific performances, superb writing; just brilliant.

Every single film in the top 4 I had only seen once prior to this countdown being announced. I intended to give all of them another chance beforehand and was able to do so with 3 of them. Now I don't have a problem with The Thing. I think it's a decent enough film but I do continue to be somewhat flummoxed by the forum's fascination with it. Storywise it's got a very basic and rather repetitive template. And to really keep me engaged I feel the film would need to do more to differentiate the characters and make them distinct individuals to care about; as it was it didn't really do so. However I would absolutely recommend the film to anyone for one reason - Rob Bottin. I gave him a shout-out back when Men in Black appeared on the list and need to do so again. His f/x work on The Thing is astonishing and makes him the undoubted star of the piece for me. While I'd give the film as a whole about a
, his personal contribution deserve a definite
.

As for Blade Runner I think it looks terrific and that it does a fantastic job of world-building. However the characters and story just don't engage me in any way whatsoever, resulting in a frustrating watch. And 2001 was the film I wasn't able to give another chance to. The first time I watched it I have to admit to being one of those heretics who found it to be just about the dullest thing I'd ever seen.

Looking at the complete list of films and there were a few surprises. There were three films in particular that I'm surprised didn't make the list, and was absolutely astonished at how low they finished. I thought that Repo Man had a fairly healthy cult following around here that would have seen it make the list so to see it at #211 with only points is a bit of a shock. However I'm staggered at how low the new Planet of the Apes films finished. Rise at #321 (5 points) and Dawn at #291 (8 pts)?!!! Given both how popular they are and how recent they are in the minds of people I'm amazed at that. Also am I right in thinking that The Man Who Fell to Earth didn't receive a single point? Rather surprising. I was under the impression that was quite well thought of by a number of poeple and that it had a chance of actually making the list, especially in tribute to David Bowie.


Seen - 86/100
My List - 20/25

1. Back to the Future (#5)
2. The Truman Show (#94)
3. Wall-e (#16)
4. The Matrix (#11)
5. The Terminator (#10)
6. Jurassic Park (#13)
7. The Faculty (#165)
8. Terminator 2 (#9)
9. Unbreakable (#106)
10. Back to the Future Part II (#42)
11. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (#21)
12. Men in Black (#61)
13. Twelve Monkeys (#14)
14. Demolition Man (#68)
15. Independence Day (#40)
16. They Live (#45)
17. Guardians of the Galaxy (#77)
18. Chilren of Men (#20)
19. Total Recall (#19)
20. Galaxy Quest (#88)
21. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (#321)
22. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (#58)
23. Star Trek: First Contact (#194)
24. Chronicle (#151)

25. Gattaca (#51)



Is that allowed? I wasn't able to submit a list being a new member so I put together an Top 100 alternate Sci-Fi picks that didn't make the list. So I'm thinking about doing that.
You can make a list of your own whatever you like it just cannot be in a countdown format which is a group of people and months of work on the host to compile and run. Doing them by your self you can always do. But perhaps morally wait a week to start posting it. I didnt and came off kinda not in a good light by not letting someone finish a previous countdown.



Is that allowed? I wasn't able to submit a list being a new member so I put together an Top 100 alternate Sci-Fi picks that didn't make the list. So I'm thinking about doing that.
Of course that's allowed! Anyone can make his own lists. Looking forward to it!
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My list:


1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Stanley Kubrick
2. Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott
3. Stalker (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky
4. Akira (1988) by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
5. Visitor of a Museum (1989) by Konstantin Lopushansky
6. Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968) by Alain Resnais
7. World on a Wire (1973) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
8. Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang
9. Solaris (1972) by Andrei Tarkovsky
10. The Thing (1982) by John Carpenter
11. Videodrome (1983) by David Cronenberg
12. Alien (1979) by Ridley Scott
13. Fantastic Planet (1973) by René Laloux
14. The Holy Mountain (1973) by Alejandro Jodorowsky
15. Altered States (1980) by Ken Russell
16. Letters from a Dead Man (1986) by Konstantin Lopushansky
17. La Jetée (1962) by Chris Marker
18. Total Recall (1990) by Paul Verhoeven
19. Black Moon (1975) by Louis Malle
20. RoboCop (1987) by Paul Verhoeven
21. Night of the Living Dead (1968) by George A. Romero
22. Alphaville (1965) by Jean-Luc Godard
23. A Trip to the Moon (1902) by Georges Méliès
24. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) by George Miller
25. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) by Irvin Kershner



I love your taste (your horror list is fantastic too). Je t'aime, je t'aime is the only one I don't care for, but it's interesting nonetheless.



Will this be added to the MoFo Lists section?
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Longer than usual, in this case; fairly busy this weekend and I need to rewrite some code to make sure we preserve all these images. So maybe next week?
So yeah it will be added, will maybe still be a while tho.
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Longer than usual, in this case; fairly busy this weekend and I need to rewrite some code to make sure we preserve all these images. So maybe next week?
Any update on when the list will be added to the lists section?



Probably still the same as that earlier estimate: sometime later this week. Still need to finish rewriting the code in question.
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