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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: chris37

Why would they want to destroy what they created? (We were `flying too close to the sun,’ like Icarus?)


51 posted on 11/19/2012 8:26:30 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

Dune, Blade Runner, Enemy Mine, Children of Dune, Colossus the Forbin Poject, Predator.


52 posted on 11/19/2012 8:26:50 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: MNDude

Dune, Blade Runner, Enemy Mine, Children of Dune, Colossus the Forbin Poject, Predator.


53 posted on 11/19/2012 8:27:03 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: MNDude

Although it’s a serial and not really a movie, I liked “Radar Men from the Moon.” For many years, I thought “Star Wars I” (1977) was the greatest film ever made.


54 posted on 11/19/2012 8:27:13 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: MNDude

1.) Aliens (the second movie)
2.) Starship Troopers
3.) Battle Los Angeles


55 posted on 11/19/2012 8:28:02 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MNDude

Some great picks here....I will add “The Fly” - the original with Vincent Price. “Help me.....”


56 posted on 11/19/2012 8:28:08 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: MNDude

One answer for three questions:

GHOSTBUSTERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, GHOSTBUSTER.

The conservative lessons and understones add to what is an already amazingly classic script and story- the best ever.

Think about it; regular citizens filling a nitch, having foresight against a coming storm, everyone telling them they are crazy, the EPA trying to shut down the business in the name of unproven science, the EPA eventually leading to a brutal terror of the civilization which would have been avoided if the EPA/Gov just stay out of the way; the narcissistic mayor who only thinks of the decision in terms of the election, rather than common sense or what is best for the city. and on and on and on.

Who ya gonna call?


57 posted on 11/19/2012 8:28:56 PM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (Let's settle somewhere new?~ I'm thinking places people call "blue".)
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To: MNDude
Blade Runner, Forbidden Planet, The Mote in God's Eye.

The last has still not been made.

58 posted on 11/19/2012 8:29:10 PM PST by TChad
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To: MNDude

I would add the first 2 terminator movies


59 posted on 11/19/2012 8:29:40 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: MNDude

Another that I liked when I saw it in the theater was “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” (1961).


60 posted on 11/19/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Thanks, now I’ve got to see it.

I posted a pic of “ Morons from outer space” while it’s a goofy movie that has some funny parts, it is the genius of the concept that I loved.

The idea that Extraterrestrials have a superior intelligence is something most have accepted as fact.

I suppose when a remote homesteader saw an automobile for the first time they must have considered those occupants of some superior intelligence. And it’s likely they were, since you had to be a mechanic at that time.

But now, any moron can get in his car and drive across the country.


61 posted on 11/19/2012 8:30:16 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Walkingfeather

You are clearly a terrorist!


62 posted on 11/19/2012 8:30:38 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum
Galaxy Quest (my guilty pleasure)

Forgot about that one.
It's near the top of my list, too.

63 posted on 11/19/2012 8:30:47 PM PST by Washi (Look on the bright side: the world is scheduled to end on Dec. 21st.)
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To: Zeneta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnx95KyQEAA


64 posted on 11/19/2012 8:31:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: vladimir998
Blade runner (the original with the original ending)
Alien (most of them but especially 1-3
Star Wars(most of them)
Them
Event Horizon
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Independence Day ?
2001 Space Odyssey
Star Ship Troopers
Just to start
65 posted on 11/19/2012 8:32:56 PM PST by JSteff (ALL about SCOTUS tonight. We are DOOMED for a generation or more. Who cares? Dems do !!!!)
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To: vladimir998

Forbidden Planet still rocks.


66 posted on 11/19/2012 8:34:03 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: MNDude

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Creation of the Humanoids

Robot Monster


67 posted on 11/19/2012 8:34:32 PM PST by Argus
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To: Walkingfeather

I like it for two reasons.

The quest of the replicants for what is essentialy their humanity, and Rutger Hauer. His tears in rain impromptu line was one of the finest pieces of acting I’ve ever seen in my life.

It isn’t an action heavy movie, I suppose it isn’t for everyone, but not all science fiction is.

This one is my favorite.


68 posted on 11/19/2012 8:35:02 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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Star Trek fans, here is the best parody:http://archive.org/details/StarWreckInThePirkining

“The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous place and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future. To make things right Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind’s future...”

Funny and amazingly good effects too.


69 posted on 11/19/2012 8:36:18 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mylife

This is what zerocare will soon be like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B61_5sRoBI&feature=fvwrel


70 posted on 11/19/2012 8:36:36 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: greene66
Plan 9 from outer space!


71 posted on 11/19/2012 8:36:41 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Valpal1

“Wrath of Khan was my first date with Mrs. Henkster! LOL! She still married me!!!


72 posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:25 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: vladimir998

Great movie for sure! What a great cast and special effects. I loved “Blade Runner,” too. Sean Connery did a quirky scifi movie, too. Named “Zardoz?” My favorite was probably “2001, Space Odessy.” I went to the premier in San Francisco way back when. Geez! I’m getting old!


73 posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:35 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: MNDude

“They Came From Outter Space” -


74 posted on 11/19/2012 8:37:50 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: Zeneta

Oh laws yes!


75 posted on 11/19/2012 8:39:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

Wow, I think all of my favorites have been hit, and I have a lot of favorites.

Was Gattaca mentioned?

Inception was interesting.
District 9 was cool in many ways.
Donnie Darko
How about Iron Man or The Avengers? :D

Hunger Games? I guess I wasn’t totally impressed with that one, but it’s sci-fi. Some classic elements in it.

I’m not a big fan of Avatar, but you’ve got to admit it has some serious sci-fi magnitude to it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a interesting sci-fi twist.

Watchmen, an alternate universe of Earth. I found it interesting, though seriously flawed.

A Clockwork Orange.

Robocop.

That’s all I can think of at the moment.


76 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:22 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: MNDude

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


The War of the Worlds (1953)

77 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:36 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: MNDude

I agree with Nachum’s listing of Galaxy Quest. For similarly light science fiction, the 1980 Flash Gordon movie is one of my favorites along with 1975’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.


78 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:36 PM PST by ancientart
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To: MNDude

Blade Runner
2001 A Space Odyssey

Then in any order

Equalibriumn
Dune (the mini series)
Children of Dune (the mini series)
Star Trek, Wrath of Khan
Alien
All other Philip K. Dick based movies
THX1138
Brazil
12 Monkeys
Forbidden Planet
Starship troopers (camp but okay with me)


79 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:43 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: mylife

BTW, I just coined “zerocare”

Hope I’m the first

use it freely


80 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:43 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: tumblindice

I have thought about that, tumblindice, and I can only give you my biased answer.

They want to destroy what they created because of what we have become.

I ask myself if I created mankind, what would I do with it?
The answer I came up with, considering our world today, is to start again.

Which refers me to a line in the movie,”Sometimes, in order to create, you must first destroy”, which ironically is a Joseph Stalin quote, which is kinda creepy...


81 posted on 11/19/2012 8:42:55 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MNDude

Aliens, some of the best lines.


82 posted on 11/19/2012 8:43:05 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: MNDude

Bladerunner, Outland, Mars Attacks!


83 posted on 11/19/2012 8:43:30 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: null and void

On that note, They Live with Rod Peiper and Keith David. Great movie. “I came here to chew bubble gum and Kick Ass”.


84 posted on 11/19/2012 8:45:52 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: MNDude

‘2001; A space Odyssey’. Not an easy movie to sit through; Turn all the lights off and let the movie get into your head. THEN it’s awesome.


85 posted on 11/19/2012 8:45:58 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: henkster

“Forbidden Planet still rocks.”

I think so too. Even the special effects are still decent even after about 55 years!


86 posted on 11/19/2012 8:46:18 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Valpal1

Agree and you just got to love Ricardo Montablams acting. “Alive,Buried Alive”, Kirk “KAHN, KAHNNNNNNN!KAHNNNN!”


87 posted on 11/19/2012 8:47:51 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: MNDude

Frequency, the ORIGINAL Star Wars, and the new Star Trek.


88 posted on 11/19/2012 8:49:07 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: cpa4you

Ahhhhh, 2001: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1OZCHixR0


89 posted on 11/19/2012 8:49:11 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: MNDude

Logans Run


90 posted on 11/19/2012 8:49:23 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: MNDude

Idiocracy
Blade Runner
Forbidden Planet

also:
Battlrship Yamamoto (anime and live)
Sw new hope
Contact
Captain Zoom
Alien
Dune


91 posted on 11/19/2012 8:49:23 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: MNDude
Alien

Close Encounters

The Andromeda Strain
92 posted on 11/19/2012 8:49:57 PM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared.....for what's coming AFTER America.)
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To: MNDude

93 posted on 11/19/2012 8:50:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Zeneta

Time After Time (1979)

Malcolm McDowell, David Warner , Mary Steenburgen.

HG Wells in McDougall’s “I’ll have a Big Mac, Fries and Tea”


94 posted on 11/19/2012 8:50:31 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: All

Though not straight sci fi, I think the miniseries of Steven Kings “The Stand” is excellent.


95 posted on 11/19/2012 8:50:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mrsmith

You keeed! You keeed!


96 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:06 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: MNDude

Resident Evil
Ultraviolet
Donnie Darko


97 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:18 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: chris37

Sounds like that creepy vampire in `Thirty Days of Night’: “That which can be broken, must be broken.”
What David the robot said seemed like a clue: “Why did you make me?”

S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury is right, ayup ayup. We need bigger WMD weapons so we can tell whomever drops in to get the `ell off our lawn!


98 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:20 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

Haven’t seen it mentioned yet ... Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


99 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: MNDude; All

In no particular order.

The Thing From Another World
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Original)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (The original ‘Alien’)
Destination: Moon
When Worlds Collide
Conquest of Space
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Colossus: The Forbin Project
X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes
The Andromeda Strain
Aliens
Serenity


100 posted on 11/19/2012 8:52:06 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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