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The Best SciFi Movies?

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:53 PM PST by MNDude

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1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:58 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Forbidden Planet.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:57:16 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: MNDude

Wow. TOUGH call. Just gonna go with my first thought that stuck with me. SO many good ones. I’m going with “Alien”.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:59:47 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: MNDude

Serenity
Empire Strikes Back
Jurassic Park


4 posted on 11/19/2012 8:00:09 PM PST by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: vladimir998

That is a great one (Forbidden Planet)


5 posted on 11/19/2012 8:00:11 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: MNDude

Classic Sci-Fi

War of the Worlds (NOT the crapola version with Tom Cruise)
When Worlds Collide
2001: A Space Odyssey

Modern Sci-Fi

Star Wars Ep. IV
Star Trek IV
Star Trek 2010


6 posted on 11/19/2012 8:00:23 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: MNDude

I just gotta add, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “The Time Machine” (the originals)


7 posted on 11/19/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: MNDude

Bladerunner
Alien
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8 posted on 11/19/2012 8:03:26 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2012 = Voter fraud > Chicago style!)
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To: MNDude

The Thing From Another World (1951)
Forbidden Planet
Metropolis (the restored copy as seen on TCM)


9 posted on 11/19/2012 8:04:56 PM PST by xkaydet65
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I thought I was the only one who was going to say “Forbidden Planet” but apparently there are a lot of us. Also had the hottest girl.

Invaders from Mars. (the original one)

The first and second Star Wars movies. I have no idea what episode they were.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 8:05:27 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

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Everything GODZILLA!!!!


11 posted on 11/19/2012 8:05:32 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2012 = Voter fraud > Chicago style!)
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To: MNDude

THEM!


12 posted on 11/19/2012 8:06:51 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: MNDude

Hard to say but the following come to mind:

War of the Worlds - 1953 version
Independence Day
Alien

I also like The Thing with Kurt Russell and loved the new Battleship movie; I thought that was much better than I thought it was going to be.
I developed a fascination watching the old B&W sci-fi movies that came on after the news on Friday night. Anything that had to do with flying saucers or aliens and I was glued to the television set. We’d pop some popcorn and fix some koolaid or cokes and sit down to watch it and make a night of it. If lucky I would be able to see 2 “monster” movies until I fell asleep around 2:00 in the morning. Those were good times.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 8:07:16 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: MNDude

Dark Star


14 posted on 11/19/2012 8:07:45 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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15 posted on 11/19/2012 8:07:58 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

Blade Runner.


16 posted on 11/19/2012 8:08:35 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Modern sci-fi I would say Bladerunner, The Fifth Element, Star Wars and Star Trek obviously. Seremity is there for the very recent sci-fi and I am drawing blank thoughts on very recent sci-fi.

I’ll leave the classics to othere, I have my favorites and the top of the list is of course The Time machine. The George pal version, not the ones after it though arguably the latest one was a keeper.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 8:08:58 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Cicil War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: MNDude

Brazil
12 Monkeys
Dark City


18 posted on 11/19/2012 8:09:26 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: MNDude

There was a Gene Autry serial with the “Thunder Riders” who were actually spacemen. Of course the special effects were not that great, for instance they would drop little bombs out of a Piper Cub etc. Instead of having lasers.

The stories were very watchable tho.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 8:09:45 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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20 posted on 11/19/2012 8:09:45 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: tumblindice

I watched this on pay per view a couple of weeks ago, I had also seen it in the theaters when it came out.

However, I enjoyed it so much on ppv that I watched this movie four times during the period I had it.

Brilliant movie by Mr. Scott. I love it. I hope he considers doing the Alien series again. Normally I am totally opposed to remakes, but if he did them, I would be eager to see it.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 8:10:46 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Brazil
22 posted on 11/19/2012 8:11:10 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: vladimir998
Forbidden Planet.

My First, and Best Choice

23 posted on 11/19/2012 8:12:50 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: MNDude

Bladerunner, Dune and Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan


24 posted on 11/19/2012 8:12:59 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

BTW, I loved Brazil, and 12 Monkeys.

I don’t think I know Dark City.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 8:13:12 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: MNDude

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/digital/fact-vs-fiction/the-100-best-sci-fi-movies-of-all-time#slide-2


26 posted on 11/19/2012 8:13:38 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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27 posted on 11/19/2012 8:13:54 PM PST by 444Flyer
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Serenity number one followed by Empire Strikes Back. Also, do monster movies count (it seems that’s more of what Sci Fi channel shows now). If they do then Dog Soldiers (a low budget film with a squad of British Soldiers fighting werewolves in the Scottish Moors) rounds out the list.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 8:14:59 PM PST by chargers fan
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29 posted on 11/19/2012 8:15:28 PM PST by EEGator
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers


30 posted on 11/19/2012 8:16:44 PM PST by windsorknot
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Serenity, (also best conservative movie ever).
The Fifth Element because I love Bruce Willis’ snarkiness.
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, because I love all classic Star Trek and this was the best of the Trek movies.


31 posted on 11/19/2012 8:17:31 PM PST by Valpal1
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Back to the Future

The Matrix

Aliens

32 posted on 11/19/2012 8:17:31 PM PST by sleeper-has-awakened
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Nevin’s Ringworld series, Laumer’s Retief series and Lewis’s Silent Planet series.

Hollywood did a great job on those films!
Who’d think there was anyone in that town with wit and competence to bring them to the screen and make a fortune!

And for anyone who was ever a ten year old boy, here’s the greatest sci fi movie you ever saw:http://archive.org/details/phantom_empire_chapter_1

...Gene Autry, an advanced underground civilization from before Atlantis, and the Junior Thunder Riders!


33 posted on 11/19/2012 8:17:39 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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Three definitely worth seeing...


34 posted on 11/19/2012 8:18:45 PM PST by abishai
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(not in any particular order)

The First Star Wars (A New Hope)
Starship Troopers
Robocop
The Time Machine (the original)
Spiderman
The Terminator (the first)
The Matrix (first)
Logan’s Run
Soylent Green
Galaxy Quest (my guilty pleasure)
Stargate

There are a number on others’ lists. I did not see these mentioned so far :)


35 posted on 11/19/2012 8:18:59 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Zeneta
Dark City came out at the same time as The Matrix, and shared certain themes with it. I would say that The Matrix is a re-imagining of the old Gnostic heresy, and Dark City is a re-imagining of Plato's allegory of The Cave.

It's a sci-fi film noir where nothing is what it appears to be, memory is unreliable, and no one knows what they think they know.

36 posted on 11/19/2012 8:18:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: yarddog

Ha! Linked to it above.

Great fun.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 8:19:32 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: MNDude

Them!(1954)
Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers(1956)
Gorgo(1961)


38 posted on 11/19/2012 8:19:52 PM PST by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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Now, bomb, consider this next question, very carefully. What is your one purpose in life?
39 posted on 11/19/2012 8:20:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MNDude

Original versions of Invaders from Mars and invasion of the Body Snatchers.


40 posted on 11/19/2012 8:21:21 PM PST by lone star annie
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Original versions of Invaders from Mars and invasion of the Body Snatchers.


41 posted on 11/19/2012 8:21:31 PM PST by lone star annie
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The Blob. Blade Runner.


42 posted on 11/19/2012 8:22:55 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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I have no idea why people list bladerunner. Saw original, in 82 snoozer, then the directors cut came out, went to hollywood to watch that, because certainly it had to be better.... Ummmmm Nope. The only thing I can think of is that there is another movie out there called bladerunner that is this classic tale.... I just keep seeing the bad one.


43 posted on 11/19/2012 8:23:06 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: MNDude

The Purple People Eater?


44 posted on 11/19/2012 8:23:37 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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My favorite from when I was a kid was Earth vs The Flying Saucers. It was in no way a high budget film but I always liked Ray Harryhausen and his stop motion animation.


45 posted on 11/19/2012 8:24:18 PM PST by Wiggins
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“The Brain from Planet Arous” (1958)!

Well, not really. But it is a fun flick. I love just about any and every 1950s-vintage sci-fi movie.


46 posted on 11/19/2012 8:25:10 PM PST by greene66
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Blade Runner - easily the best
Logan’s Run - begs for a QUALITY remake, but great anyway
Empire Strikes Back - formed the lives of a generation


47 posted on 11/19/2012 8:25:40 PM PST by bolobaby (Hostess closes? Atlas just shrugged in yo' faces, union beyotches!)
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Alien
Aliens
Terminator
48 posted on 11/19/2012 8:25:40 PM PST by Washi (Look on the bright side: the world is scheduled to end on Dec. 21st.)
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Forbidden Planet

2001

The even numbered Star Treks

Blade Runner

Alien

I was going to say "Idiocracy", but I suddenly realized that it is a documentary and not a true syfi film!

49 posted on 11/19/2012 8:26:14 PM PST by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Brazil is one of my favorite movies of all time but I don’t know if you can cal it sci fi.


50 posted on 11/19/2012 8:26:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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