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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: MNDude

Alien
Pandorum
Independence Day


201 posted on 11/20/2012 3:06:32 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: MNDude

1. Starman (1984). Still my all-time favorite movie.

2. Aliens (1986). Yes, I like the second in this series best. Great action movie that perfectly continues the story. I’ve seen it many times and it still makes my heart race.

3. It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958). Cheesy 50s sci-fi that still manages to be frightening. Perfect movie for a 10 year-old watching Creature Features.


202 posted on 11/20/2012 3:23:44 AM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Fledermaus

Check out both SCI FI mini series of both Dune and Children of Dune. The writing and acting in both is superb though the sets in the first can be a little lacking. Much better desert cinematography in the second. The actor that played Xavier in the XMEN prequel movie plays Leto in the Children of Dune(intense acting even then for one so young). The series were shot in High Def and 16:9 and the sound editing in discrete surround(not matrix dolby prologic surround) is a work of art. DTS for Dune and Dolby 5.1 for Children of Dune on the DVD’s and of course the Blue Rays have much higher resolution video and sound!


203 posted on 11/20/2012 3:29:26 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: MNDude

Agenda 21.


204 posted on 11/20/2012 3:52:56 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Another movie that was smushed by the Matrix, The Thirteenth Floor. Seem everyone was doing altered-perceived-reality then.


205 posted on 11/20/2012 4:31:33 AM PST by petro45acp ( God save the republic, for surely the majority electorate is not up to the task)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah Pitch Black is a guilty pleasure. Can’t believe no one mentioned Inception. That was good. Lots mentioned Serenity. I’ve never even heard of it. I’m going to check it out.

Now if we could do a film noir thread I’ve been hooked on them for about 3 months now..thing is they didn’t make many and some of the best reviewed ones Netflix doesn’t Carry.


206 posted on 11/20/2012 4:52:22 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: MNDude

I wish there was both a big screen series of “Bolos” and “The Man K’zin Wars”.

Bolos being the evolution of the very first AI in a main battle tank, basically a near future Abrams, and then of and beyond a period spanning a thousand years the advancement of the Bolos AI, the hellbore guns, the anti grav tanks and eventually global siege tanks capable of space flight.

The Man K’Zin Wars is about homo sapeons encountering a felinoid race with better technology intent upon interstellar domination.

Now in as such as recent sci-fi I would say one of the most disappointing was Prometheus, the better was Battleship.

And I must bring up Avatar, arguably controversial but fundamentally a masterpiece.


207 posted on 11/20/2012 5:04:11 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: mdmathis6

The original David Lynch Dune.

It’s not an easy movie and unless you have an understanding of where it was going before you see it, you’re quite likely to end up confused. Since I had read the book before going to the theater, it made more sense to me.

The SciFi variants were extremely well done and I enjoyed them quite a bit.


208 posted on 11/20/2012 5:46:08 AM 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: MNDude

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Serenity
Enemy Mine


209 posted on 11/20/2012 6:06:54 AM PST by tbw2
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To: MNDude

Take your pick some of these are so bad they are worth watching lol. We own all of these Public Domain so you can download copy do whatever you want. One of my Favs Rocketship X-M (1950)

http://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3ASciFi_Horror&sort=-publicdate


210 posted on 11/20/2012 6:20:40 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: mrsmith
Nevin’s Ringworld series, Laumer’s Retief series and Lewis’s Silent Planet series.

Ok...what am I missing...I don't remember any of these being made into movies.

211 posted on 11/20/2012 6:34:40 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Walkingfeather
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.

My sentiments exactly...a real snoozefest.

Recent movies...I liked Battle Los Angeles even though it had a lot of flaws. Hated Prometheus. Being a hard SF nut and also being very picky I really can't remember many outstanding SF films. Alien was great, but more of a horror film than SF.

212 posted on 11/20/2012 6:40:18 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: TChad
The Mote in God's Eye

That would be a great movie if done right. I'd also like to see Footfall turned into a movie.

213 posted on 11/20/2012 6:43:25 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Thorliveshere

Gattica and Inception were quite good. Avatar lost me with “unobtainium”.


214 posted on 11/20/2012 6:47:49 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: mylife
Though not straight sci fi, I think the miniseries of Steven Kings “The Stand” is excellent.


Heh-heh!
215 posted on 11/20/2012 7:05:50 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: MNDude
I can't believe no one has mentioned this one yet:


216 posted on 11/20/2012 7:11:57 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: tbw2

Caltiki
The House on Haunted Hill (original)
The Omega Man
Reptilicus
Gojira / Godzilla
Silent Running
Journey to the Center of the Earth (original)
The Blob
The Thing (original and remake)
Anything Star Trek
A Clockwork Orange
The Amazing Colossal Man
Colossus: The Forbin Project
War of the Worlds (original)


217 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:54 AM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: vladimir998
Where no man had gone before..

218 posted on 11/20/2012 7:19:09 AM PST by y6162
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To: MNDude

Live action only?
Star Wars - A New Hope
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Aliens II


219 posted on 11/20/2012 7:22:28 AM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: MNDude
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

220 posted on 11/20/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by y6162
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To: MNDude

You’re all going to laugh, but I actually really liked the first Total Recall.


221 posted on 11/20/2012 7:31:35 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Secret Agent Man

I would agree that the gal seemed more mobile than I would think, but that isn’t something that sticks in my craw or anything.

But yeah I really liked the captain too, I liked the main girl quite a bit as well. It took a while for her character to develop, but it did. I also liked David tremendously.

When I first saw it in the theater, I liked it alot but I too thought it could have been better. But When I watched it on PPV four times, honestly, I loved it. I couldn’t have watched it four times if it bored or underwhelmed me.


222 posted on 11/20/2012 7:36:26 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mrsmith

“Laumer’s Retief”

Greatest Sci-Fi ever... would LOVE a series based on that.

Don’t forget Slippery Jim DeGriz also.

Movies.
Star Wars V “Empire” indeed.
First Men in the Moon with “Cavorite”!
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai!


223 posted on 11/20/2012 8:02:03 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: y6162

Wish they would make a sequel. I totally agree on this one.


224 posted on 11/20/2012 8:03:12 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Kevmo
Men In Black

I put Men In Black in the same category as Back to the Future...comedies or satires with a science fiction setting. Enjoyable, but not serious SF.

225 posted on 11/20/2012 8:09:26 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I saw it at the theater in my hometown in SoCal (in Texas now...got here as soon as I could). My sister worked at the boxoffice so I got in to all the movies for free...How great is that for a kid!!??

I am just a few years older than you. I had the same reaction - it scared the crap outta me.


226 posted on 11/20/2012 8:46:40 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: MNDude

Not precisely Sci-fi, but I love the Tremors movies.

Also liked Dune a lot.


227 posted on 11/20/2012 9:02:46 AM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: 6ppc
Avatar lost me with “unobtainium”.

Haha! I know! I also don't like Avatar for Sam Worthington. He was one of the most humorless actors I've ever seen.
228 posted on 11/20/2012 9:06:02 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Chode
Now, bomb, consider this next question, very carefully. What is your one purpose in life?

Ahh ... "Dark Star" ... best Sci Fi film almost nobody ever heard of.

229 posted on 11/20/2012 9:08:52 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
the EPA trying to shut down the business in the name of unproven science,

"Yes, sir, it's true: The man has no d!(#."

230 posted on 11/20/2012 9:11:24 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MNDude

No mention of “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” anywhere.

Akira Kurosawa’s “Colors”.


231 posted on 11/20/2012 9:37:09 AM PST by Sparky21555
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To: MNDude

1. TRON, the original.
2. Starship Troopers, the original.
3. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, just for the effects and not a bad storyline.
4. I, Robot.
5. Star Wars. For 1977 it did well. Corny at times, but it had a lot into that movie.


232 posted on 11/20/2012 9:46:51 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: MNDude

Mars Attacks!

(I mean who didn’t stand up and cheer when the Martians blew up Congress)


233 posted on 11/20/2012 9:49:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Logan’s Run
Planet of the Apes (the original 1968 version)
2001: A Space Odyssey


234 posted on 11/20/2012 10:01:16 AM PST by stbdside
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To: Mad Dawgg; Blackirish

Moon is a great movie. And it was very un-hollywood, which I liked. I also enjoyed it even more the second time around, since it was a little confusing the first time. :)

And 1984 will forever be a legendary movie (and book)... one of the all time greats. My only beef is that the torture scenes make it inappropriate for delicate constitutions, and for that reason I wish it had not gone quite so far in that regard. It’s a movie that needs to be seen by everyone again and again. But I’m sometimes hesitant to show it to some because I’ve seen people become shaken and turned off by the graphic torture.


235 posted on 11/20/2012 10:40:19 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: MNDude

Have to add ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars’


236 posted on 11/20/2012 1:09:18 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: atomic_dog

I was big of Dino to do all the real work and then give all the credit to his daughter.


237 posted on 11/20/2012 1:59:06 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: ArrogantBustard
yup, great fun... i saw it by accident and loved it, a real gem
238 posted on 11/20/2012 2:50:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mdmathis6

Thanks for the tip.


239 posted on 11/20/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: higgmeister

One of the Androids from Omega Doom.


240 posted on 11/20/2012 3:12:24 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: BillyBoy

Exactly...


241 posted on 11/20/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: RandallFlagg

You’re scaring me!


242 posted on 11/20/2012 4:14:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I’m a scary guy.

His hair is almost as long as mine...


243 posted on 11/20/2012 4:48:33 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Blackirish

Lots mentioned Serenity. I’ve never even heard of it. I’m going to check it out.
***It was a thread like this that I first heard of it. You’ll be pleased. The original TV series “Firefox” is available from Netflix/rental. I found it excellent.

One of the things that I like about threads like this is to learn about good sci-fi. But if posters are asked to put up only their best 3, that generates very few sci-fi movies to look for. What I would like to see is a thread that starts with the 20 or 30 best sci-fi films, and then asks what OTHERS are there which are worth watching?


244 posted on 11/21/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: MNDude
Well, I am a bit late with a response to this thread, but I am bored, so I'll say I am another one who would pick such classics as Forbidden Planet and Children of the Damned among others, but if I had to pick a "Hidden" gem that I didn't see mentioned it, would be what was released in the U.S. in the early sixties as These Are the Damned (which opened with

Black Leather,Black Leather,Rock,Rock, Rock,

Black Leather,Black Leather,Smash,Smash,Smash,Smash,

Black Leather,Black Leather,Kill,Kill,Kill,...

245 posted on 02/10/2013 7:56:18 AM PST by LRS ("He's 12 slices shy of a 1/2 loaf of Bunny Bread!")
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