Favorite Science Fiction Films of all time!

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  1. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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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
     
  2. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    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
     
  3. Victarion Iron Captain

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    The Final Programme
    Inception
    The Thing
     
  4. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    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.
     
  5. Vapor Omlette Du Fromage

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    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
     
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    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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  7. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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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.


    You know, I just knew I was missing something. One of the best movies about law enforcement and civil liberties ever made.
     
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    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
     
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    2001
    Ghost in the Shell 1 and II
    Akira
    Star Wars episodes 4 and 5
    Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
     
  10. Octoberist point blank

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    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
     
  12. Octoberist point blank

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    Empire Strikes Back
    Silent Running
    Videodrome
    Jurassic Park
    Akira
    Back to the Future 1 and 2
    Terminator 1 and 2
    Moon
    Children of Men
     
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    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
     
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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.
     
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  15. Picard Sisko Prepare to be Assimilated

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    Alien is sci-fi horror. Aliens is sci-fi action I guess?
     
  16. batman44 Go Speed GO

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    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
     
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    I forgot to add The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
     
  18. Solidus Knights of Ren

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    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.
     
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    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
     
  21. Boom I got nothin'

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    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
     
  22. Octoberist point blank

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    Might I add:

    Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek (2009)
     
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    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
     
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    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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