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The Best SciFi Movies?

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

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To: mylife

I love the Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear The Reaper” at the beginning.


101 posted on 11/19/2012 8:52:27 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

The original Day the Earth Stood Still with Michael Rennie
The original War of the Worlds with Gene Barry
The original Time Machine with Rod Taylor

4th would be Enpire Strikes Back


102 posted on 11/19/2012 8:52:27 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: TChad
The Mote in God's Eye.

The last has still not been made.

At first glance, I thought, "When did THAT come out!?!?!?!

Mark

103 posted on 11/19/2012 8:52:39 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MNDude

The original Day the Earth Stood Still with Michael Rennie
The original War of the Worlds with Gene Barry
The original Time Machine with Rod Taylor

4th would be Empire Strikes Back


104 posted on 11/19/2012 8:52:57 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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The Stand
105 posted on 11/19/2012 8:53:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: crazydad

“We’ve got one who can see!”


106 posted on 11/19/2012 8:54:29 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: tumblindice

That film makes my hair stand on end.


107 posted on 11/19/2012 8:55:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

“Bladerunner
Alien
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You nailed it.


108 posted on 11/19/2012 8:55:07 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: tumblindice

The main theme by Snuffy Walden is also excellent.


109 posted on 11/19/2012 8:57:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

The original “The Thing” (the one with the then unknown James Arness in the title role), which scared the cr*p out of everybody in the early ‘50’s - in seventh grade you were considered a hero if you went to see it and showed up alive in school the next morning - or better yet see it at the matinee so you didn’t have to go home in the dark after the show - watch the skies, watch the skies......


110 posted on 11/19/2012 8:57:35 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Dstorm

Thanks,

I did find another Malcolm McDowell film “Clockwork Orange” seriously disturbing, but I don’t think it qualifies as Sci-Fi.


111 posted on 11/19/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Dstorm

To this day Time after time is one of my favorite movies. I saw it when I was young and it scared me to death. Great movie. Malcolm Mc Dowell was phenomenol and Mary Steenburgen beautiful.


112 posted on 11/19/2012 9:00:19 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: mylife

You can’t go wrong with Gary Sinise and Matt Frewer as `Trashcan Man.’ Frewer was good in `Dawn of the Dead’ too.
I don’t like King’s politics but he can sure write horror.


113 posted on 11/19/2012 9:00:19 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude
Lots of great movies here, but I can't believe that nobody listed the classic, "SpaceBalls!"

Mark

114 posted on 11/19/2012 9:00:44 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Fiji Hill

“Radar Men of the Moon” (1952) was pretty tolerable, considering how formulaic and severely low-budget Republic serials had become by that time. It was vastly better than Columbia’s serial “The Lost Planet” (1953), which I found to be a massive bore.


115 posted on 11/19/2012 9:01:06 PM PST by greene66
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To: tumblindice

Excellent references!

That scene you reference with David was just fantastic.

“Why did your people make me? We made you because we could. Can you imagine your disappointment for you to hear the same thing from your creator?”

And then David does what he did.

Brilliant, brilliant stuff.

And then your reference to Fury’s statement on bigger WMDs...

The Engineers had the biggest WMD of all, so big in fact that it could potentially be a universe killer, so big that it killed them, but not big enough to kill its other creation, man.

And in the last scene, why did she truly want to go where they came from? I believe it not for any answer to any question, it was to do what man does best, and that is deliver a payload of destruction.


116 posted on 11/19/2012 9:01:33 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tumblindice

How about “The Fallen Ones”

Yes, it is a SciFi original movie, but how far wrong can you go casting Tom Bosley as a Rabi?


117 posted on 11/19/2012 9:02:32 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: tumblindice

Trash was a freak! LOL


118 posted on 11/19/2012 9:02:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Has anyone mentioned `Village of the Damned’ (B&W 1960)? That movie gave me sci/fi nightmares.


119 posted on 11/19/2012 9:03:41 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

A Boy and his Dog.

The film ‘Surrogates’ was sci-fi, and disturbing.


120 posted on 11/19/2012 9:04:00 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: MNDude
The Day the Earth Stood Still

Alien

Serenity

121 posted on 11/19/2012 9:04:00 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: freedumb2003

Idiocracy

I love this movie.

Language warning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8yoSAiwY18


122 posted on 11/19/2012 9:04:15 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: MNDude
2001 A Space Odyssey (I'm a Stanley Kubrick junkie)

I also liked "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" (2002) where it featured an independent, libertarian based moon colony and the Earth was more socialist.

"Mission to Mars" (2000)
"The Last Starfighter" (1984)
"The Wraith" (1986) - Starred Charlie Sheen, maybe not hardcore SF, he comes back from the dead to aid one of his friends whi is bullied by one gang, but the car he drove was very science fiction.
"Conquest of Mars" (1955)
"The Black Hole" (1979)
123 posted on 11/19/2012 9:04:46 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: mrsmith

How about “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?” (1964)


124 posted on 11/19/2012 9:06:51 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: tumblindice

That’s that creepy Brit film isn’t it?

No one has mentioned it.


125 posted on 11/19/2012 9:06:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: chris37

And the ending! It’s full circle. One of my favorite Larson cartoons shows little Aliens at their Thanksgiving table. One is tattling on another—emerging from a turkey.


126 posted on 11/19/2012 9:07:14 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: TChad

I bet the Moties could fix that...


127 posted on 11/19/2012 9:08:06 PM PST by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes...!)
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To: Zeneta

Here’s one I saw recently, “Killer Clowns From Outer Space” (1988)


128 posted on 11/19/2012 9:09:25 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: tumblindice

I was thinking of the sequel “Children of the damned”


129 posted on 11/19/2012 9:10:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Sorry I went past three, but I get carried away, I like a lot of SF.


130 posted on 11/19/2012 9:10:18 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: MNDude

Genuine Science Fiction? I tried for the ambitious, even if most folks think they’re failures.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Blade Runner

A.I. (Yes, THAT A.I.)

All three were met with either lukewarm receptions or outright hatred when they premiered. 2001 is now regarded as a masterpiece. Blade Runner is also highly regarded. A.I. is still regarded unfavorably (especially for its ending) but I find it fascinating.

Runners-up:

Planet of the Apes (Just the original.)

Alien (This one is kinda marginal where science is considered. But very believable.)

Solaris (I’ve only seen the Steven Soderbergh version)

Moon (Unfortunately, you can only really watch it once. Maybe twice.)

Silent Running (Bruce Dern plays another nut. But I think the Valley Forge ranks up there with the Discovery for interesting, hard-science ships.


131 posted on 11/19/2012 9:11:28 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MarkL

“He’s gone plaid!!!”


132 posted on 11/19/2012 9:12:47 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: MNDude
1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Serenity
3. Blade Runner
133 posted on 11/19/2012 9:13:02 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: raven92876
Serenity
Back to the Future
Xanadu (shut up, it's a classic)
134 posted on 11/19/2012 9:13:46 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: henkster

Ah, my first date with the spousal unit was Jurassic Park. I was practically in his lap from terror.


135 posted on 11/19/2012 9:14:38 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Nowhere Man

The Arrival (1996) not bad ,but must be a favorite of global warming nuts


136 posted on 11/19/2012 9:14:59 PM PST by molson209
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To: Nowhere Man

That is certainly worth a trip to Netflix.

The best, Worst movie ever !!

Troll 2

1. There are no trolls.

2. There was never a Troll 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tFgZ6DmXmw


137 posted on 11/19/2012 9:16:03 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: tumblindice; mylife

Also “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House


138 posted on 11/19/2012 9:16:15 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: BradyLS

Like an idiot, I completely forgot The Day the Earth Stood Still. I’m torn between the top tier and runners up.

Forbidden Planet was also something of a watershed motion-picture, but that sits right on the edge of “space fantasy.”

The Star Trek pilot episode The Menagerie is also superb, but also skirts space fantasy.


139 posted on 11/19/2012 9:18:04 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Dstorm

The sound track is one of 3 recordings that Snuffy Walden did that I know of.
2 Stray Dog Lps and The Stand


140 posted on 11/19/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

Anyone who wants to experience great science fiction has to read.


141 posted on 11/19/2012 9:20:54 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: windsorknot
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Yes! Another great one I forgot!

142 posted on 11/19/2012 9:21:57 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MNDude

Moon
1984
Mars Attacks


143 posted on 11/19/2012 9:22:27 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: luckystarmom

“the first 2 terminator movies”

Yes, the best Hollywood sci-fi.


144 posted on 11/19/2012 9:22:39 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Nowhere Man; All

He’s gone plaid reminds me of this Classic:

Must watch the whole thing. 2 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb18FCjHSDY&feature=related


145 posted on 11/19/2012 9:23:12 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: RingerSIX
Moon and 1984 are two of my all-time favs.

Another is "The Man from Earth"...

Can't get enough of it.

146 posted on 11/19/2012 9:24:40 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: MNDude

All those plus
Fahrenheit 451 and The Truman Show (Sci Fi? - it won a sci fi prize)


147 posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:32 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: RingerSIX

Moon was great. Pitch Black deserves a mention


148 posted on 11/19/2012 9:27:46 PM PST by Blackirish
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To: Zeneta
Alien
Forbidden Planet
Five Million Years to Earth
149 posted on 11/19/2012 9:32:06 PM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: MNDude

Anything on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

They are all too good to choose between.


150 posted on 11/19/2012 9:32:26 PM PST by BeauBo
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