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Favorite Science Fiction Films of all time!

Picard Sisko

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I'll start with mine, in no particular order:

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Time Machine
  • Back to the Future
  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Wars
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Matrix
  • Metropolis
  • T2: Judgement Day
 
Bladerunner definitely deserves to be on there. It's one of the few science fiction movies that, along with its original story, actually shaped (or predicted) the future. Not in terms of robots, but in terms of urban design, and the kind of cities people would be living in when the future came.

My list is a combination of personal preference and socio-cultural importance:

- Bladerunner
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 28 Days Later
- The Planet of the Apes
- Children of Men
- Another Earth
- Inception
- The Matrix
- Metropolis
- The Road
- T2: Judgement Day
 
The Final Programme
Inception
The Thing
 
Inception is one of my favourite films although I don't really personally think of it as sci-fi for some reason. Jurassic Park also I guess doesn't count?

Otherwise my favourites off the top of my head are:

Star Wars original trilogy
Aliens
The Matrix (& Reloaded before the last parts)
Terminator I & II
Predator

The new Star Trek is also not far off being on the list.
 
Back to the Future
Stargate
Dark City
Inception
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Matrix
Terminator 2
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek 11
District 9
Twelve Monkeys
Lost in Space
Cube
Moon
Donnie Darko
 
2001: A Space Odyssey
Solaris (Tarkovsky)
Blade Runner
Moon
ET
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Alien
Metropolis
A Clockwork Orange
 
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I am almost tempted to include Starship Troopers to my list.

Not that I think it is a particularly good movie. But like Bladerunner, it somehow was successful at predicting the future via peripheral elements unrelated to the core story. The satirical military propaganda films, presented ironically in Starship Troopers, are being shown today almost literally by the pro-US military movies targetting young people. I'm talking about Transformers 1-3, Battle Los Angeles, Battleship, GI Joe; basically any movie made with US military cooperation. The shot selection, the music, it's frighteningly uncanny the resemblance.


A Clockwork Orange

You know, I just knew I was missing something. One of the best movies about law enforcement and civil liberties ever made.
 
Ghostbusters
Jurassic Park
Universal Soldier
Original Star Wars Trilogy
Revenge of the Sith
Critters 1 & 2
Aliens
Back to the Future Trilogy
Heavy Metal
T2 : Judgement Day
Starship Troopers
I Come in Peace
 
2001
Ghost in the Shell 1 and II
Akira
Star Wars episodes 4 and 5
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
 
The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
E.T.
The Blob (original)
THX-1138
Mars Attacks!
Inception
Jurassic Park
Alien
Terminator and T2
District 9
Planet of the Apes (original)
Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back
 
Empire Strikes Back
Silent Running
Videodrome
Jurassic Park
Akira
Back to the Future 1 and 2
Terminator 1 and 2
Moon
Children of Men
 
Alien
Aliens
Alien 3
Blade Runner
Children of Men
District 9
Inception
The Matrix Trilogy
Minority Report
Moon
Predator
Prometheus
RoboCop
Source Code
Starship Troopers
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Star Trek
Sunshine
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Thing
Total Recall
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
War of the Worlds
 
The Day the Earth Stood Still - original
2001, A Space Odyssey
The Time Machine - original
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Disney
The Invisible Man
Jurassic Park
Metropolis
The Postman
Things to Come
Capricorn One
The Abyss - extended cut
War of the Worlds - yeah, Spielberg's vision was pretty great!

I have a hard time thinking of The Thing, Alien, and Aliens as Science Fiction - I would call these films 'horror.' I have no problem will calling The Invisible Man as Sci-Fi.
 
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The Day the Earth Stood Still - original
2001, A Space Odyssey
The Time Machine - original
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Disney
The Invisible Man
Jurassic Park
Metropolis
The Postman
Things to Come
Capricorn One
The Abyss - extended cut
War of the Worlds - yeah, Spielberg's vision was pretty great!

I have a hard time thinking of The Thing, Alien, and Aliens as Science Fiction - I would call these films 'horror.' I have no problem will calling The Invisible Man as Sci-Fi.
Alien is sci-fi horror. Aliens is sci-fi action I guess?
 
Children of Men
Inception
The Matrix Trilogy
District 9
Terminator
T2: Judgment Day
Back to the Future Trilogy
Minority Report
Moon
Star Trek (2009)
Twelve Monkeys
Planet of the Apes
Looper
Equilibrium
Source Code
 
I forgot to add The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
 
Too many to count.

Blade Runner
Alien
Aliens
2001
Planet of the Apes ('68)
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Predator
Robocop
The Terminator
Termiantor 2: Judgment Day
Minority Report
12 Monkey's
Back to the Future
Inception
Children of Men
The Matrix
The Thing (82)
The Fly (86)
I know I'm forgetting some but there are great ones out there.
 
Children of Men
The Matrix
District 9
T2: Judgment Day
Minority Report
Moon
Star Trek (2009)
12 Monkeys
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Logans Run
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Time Machine (1960)
Back to the Future
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Cut
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Generations
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Metropolis
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
The Black Hole
Jurassic Park
The Abyss - Extended Cut
E.T
A Clockwork Orange
Tron
THX-1138
Dune
Cocoon
Stargate
Enemy Mine
Contact
Batteries Not Included
Soylent Green
Innerspace
The Last Starfighter
Starman
A Trip to the Moon
The Iron Giant
 
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The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
Total Recall (original)
Star Wars trilogy (original)
Robocop
Equilibrium
Tron
Tron Legacy
The Running Man
Gattaca
The Matrix
Matrix Reloaded
Judge Dredd (Stallone's version is a guilty pleasure)
Demolition Man
Back To The Future trilogy
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
 
28 Days Later
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Alien
Aliens
Blade Runner
Children of Men
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
District 9
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Godzilla (1954)
Inception
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jurassic Park
Minority Report
Moon
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
T2: Judgment Day
The Fly
The Terminator
The Thing
 
Might I add:

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
Star Trek (2009)
 
Children of Men
I, Robot (judged on it's own merits it's fantastic)
Terminator 1 and 2
Alien and Aliens
Iron Man
Star Trek (The JJ Abrahms version)
Inception

So many amazing films
 
I pretty much like all science fiction even the bad, but Blade Runner is one I have to mention by name. I didnt much care for it the first time I watched it, but I'm always surprised by how I like it more and more each time I watch it .
 
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Very difficult... instead of listing everyone I've seen, I'll just list my top, in no particular order: (also, when I think sci-fi, I think space)

- Starship Troopers
- Moon
 

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