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Favorite SciFi Movies

Postby bac » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:38 am

What are your favorite Science Fictions movies?
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Re: Favorite SciFi Movies

Postby HarryTuttle » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:32 am

It just happens to be my all time favorite film genre since i was a kid growing up with Star Trek, Star Wars etc. and even saw Aliens which was the first r-rated movie in a theater back as a 4 year old in 1986 and saw Total Recall, Terminator 2 in theaters when i was 8 and 9.

My faves:

Blade Runner. (My all time favorite movie)
Akira.
2001 A Space Odyssey.
The Thing (1982).
Star Trek (Parts 2, 3, 4, 6, Generations, First Contact and 2009).
Star Wars Saga.
Ghost in The Shell.
Terminator 1 & 2.
Avatar.
Alien and Aliens.
Metropolis (1927 and 2001 anime versions).
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951).
Forbidden Planet.
Serenity.
The Fifth Element.
Dark City.
Planet of the Apes (1968).
War of the Worlds (1953).
The Matrix.
Total Recall.
Starship Troopers.
Back to the Future Trilogy.
The Time Machine (1960).
Watchmen.
Robocop.
E.T.
A Clockwork Orange.
Brazil. (Named myself after the awesome DiNero character in this movie, loved it since i saw the trailer to it on the 12 monkeys video when i was 14 back in 1996 and loved the movie as a double feature rental with City of Lost Children )
Time Bandits.
City of Lost Children.
Videodrome.
The Fly (1986).
V For Vendetta.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
District 9.
Children of Men.
Heavy Metal.
Alphaville.
Donnie Darko.
Repo The Genetic Opera.
Bill and Ted 1 & 2.
Tron.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 and 1978).
THEM!
Cowboy Bebop The Movie.
Mad Max and The Road Warrior.
Iron Man.
Gattaca.
X-Men 1 & 2.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
Night of the Creeps.
Lifeforce. (If your into vampires then i recommend this Sci-fi take on the vampire legends)
The Incredible Hulk (2008).
Re-Animator.
From Beyond.
Men in Black.
Jurassic Park.
Independence Day.
Stargate.
Transformers (1986 and 2007 versions, too bad about the sequel).
Nausicca: Valley of the Winds.
Flash Gordon.
Scanners.
Starchaser: Legend of Orin.
Rock and Rule.
Galaxy Quest.
The Blob (1958 and 1988).
Minority Report.
Spaceballs.
Grindhouse.
Slither.
The Deadly Spawn (a.k.a. Return of the Aliens).
Battle Royale.
Riki-Oh The Story of Ricky.
Pitch Black.
28 Days and 28 Weeks Later.
The Running Man.
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Re: Favorite SciFi Movies

Postby bac » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:38 am

What makes something SciFi?

I love Back to the Future, but I never thought of it as scifi. Interesting.
Minority Report is great, I really like that one too.
Star Wars (Old school more than new school)
Some of the Star Treks (my favorite is First Contact)
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Re: Favorite SciFi Movies

Postby Jestak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:40 am

bac wrote:What makes something SciFi?

I love Back to the Future, but I never thought of it as scifi. Interesting.


I think the time-travel element is what would qualify it as sci-fi.

My favorites would include

Star Wars (which I refuse to call "A New Hope")
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Trek 2,3 4 and 6
Blade Runner
Serenity
Spacehunter
Battle Beyond the Stars

The last two may not be familiar; they were part of a flock of cheapie sci-fi films made in the early 1980s to try to cash in on the Star Wars craze. I like these two despite their obvious flaws; Spacehunter has a quirky charm and a spunky adolescent heroine in Molly Ringwald, while Battle, a Seven Samurai film in outer space, benefits from a John Sayles script.

Edit: Adding two more, both of them sort of "period sci-fi" films, set around 1940 but with ahead-of-that-time technology:

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
The Rocketeer
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Re: Favorite SciFi Movies

Postby HarryTuttle » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:19 pm

Any of my faves anyone's faves? and Jest, what did you think of Avatar?
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