Skip to comments.The Best SciFi Movies?
Posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:53 PM PST by MNDude
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Wow. TOUGH call. Just gonna go with my first thought that stuck with me. SO many good ones. I’m going with “Alien”.
Empire Strikes Back
That is a great one (Forbidden Planet)
War of the Worlds (NOT the crapola version with Tom Cruise)
When Worlds Collide
2001: A Space Odyssey
Star Wars Ep. IV
Star Trek IV
Star Trek 2010
I just gotta add, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “The Time Machine” (the originals)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
Metropolis (the restored copy as seen on TCM)
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.
Hard to say but the following come to mind:
War of the Worlds - 1953 version
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.
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.
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.
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