What are your top 5 sci-fi movies?

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  1. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    So many great sci-fi flicks!

    In no order:

    Planet of the Apes (original)
    Star Wars
    Alien
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
    John Carpenter’s The Thing

    I have no doubt my list would change daily.
    What are your top 5? Try to resist listing more or honorable mentions. This is supposed to be hard. :agree:
     
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  2. PapaMuerte

    PapaMuerte Zappatista

    Location:
    Neverland
    Space Odyssey 2001 - 1968
    Alien 1979
    Sunshine 2007
    Moon 2009
    Interstellar 2014

    Honorable mention:
    Back to the future trilogy
     
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  3. edd2b

    edd2b Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southsea UK
    Planet of the Apes (blew my mind at the cinema when I was only 7)
    Forbidden Planet
    Dark Star
    Alien
    Aliens
     
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  4. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    Location:
    New England
    Blade Runner (1982)

    12 Monkeys (1995)

    Children Of Men (2006)

    Invaders From Mars (1953)


    Brazil (1985)






     
  5. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY USA
    2001
    Solaris (Tarkovsky version)
    Seconds
    Stalker
    La Jetee
     
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  6. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

  7. Star Wars is not sci-fi, it’s fantasy. Let’s fight.
     
  8. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Blade Runner
    Brazil
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Alien
    The Thing
     
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  9. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Location:
    Daddyland, CA
    Interstellar
    The Prestige
    Alien
    Prometheus
    Ex Machina
     
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  10. Thwacko

    Thwacko Forum Resident

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    Peacham, Vermont
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  11. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Location:
    Indiana
    Metropolis
    The Incredible Shrinking Man
    Aliens
    Dark City
    The Iron Giant
     
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  12. andy749

    andy749 Senior Member

    Frankenstein
    Seconds
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
    Altered States
    Starship Troopers
     
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  13. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    This film really needs a proper Blu-Ray release by Kino/Arrow/Criterion, etc...
     
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  14. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Damn gorts - always closing threads! :realmad:

    Seriously, that's a good list, only I'd have to make room for Contact and 2001 before I'd sign off on it, as my most obvious top picks. And Children Of Men also reminds me, I'd have to include Keira Knightley/Carey Mulligan's Never Let Me Go in there as well.

    Come to think of it, what we really need isn't a "Top 5 Sci-Fi Films" list, so much as a "Top 5 Sci-Films That You Didn't Have Room For On Your Top 5 Sci-Fi Films" list! :p
     
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  15. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

    Location:
    USA
    The Thing from Another World {1951}
    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers {1956}
    The Day the Earth Stood Still {1951}
    The Time Machine {1960}
    Contact

    Honorable mention: Super 8
     
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  16. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Oyster Cult-ist

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Metropolis (1927)
    Alien (1979)
    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Thing From Another World (1951)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)
     
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  17. Major Dolphin

    Major Dolphin If music be the food of love, play on

    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Bladerunner
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Children of Men
     
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  18. AC1

    AC1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    2001: ASO
    Solyaris
    Blade Runner
    Alien (more horror than sci-fi)
    The Matrix
     
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  19. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Oyster Cult-ist

    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Ya know, I completely forgot about Close Encounters. Oh well, I still like my list.
    But if it were top 6, Close Encounters would be on there.
     
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  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Well it will change tomorrow but...
    Blade Runner
    Incredible Shrinking Man
    The Day the Earth Caught Fire
    Forbidden Planet
    The Matrix Trilogy

    More recently:
    Under the Skin
    Valerian or Alita or Ghost in the Shell (Any one of those)
     
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  21. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    12 Monkeys!! I love that flick.
     
  22. Major Dolphin

    Major Dolphin If music be the food of love, play on

    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    I forgot the Matrix, I think I would put that in place of Children of Men
     
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  23. Nodrog96

    Nodrog96 Forum Resident

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    NE Scotland
    There are some films which I can watch every other year or so (such as Deliverance, The Deer Hunter (bandana = squib), Dawn of the Dead, Zombie Flesh Eaters etc) and still enjoy. Off the top of my head here are five science fiction ones so they must be favourites..

    The Omega Man
    Alien
    Event Horizon
    Silent Running
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    (Honourable mention to Phase IV, particularly now the long lost ending is available..)
     
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  24. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    a few I like, ok not 5 but 6

    Alien (1979)
    Arrival (2016)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Snowpiercer (2013)
    Oblivion (2013)
    Elysium (2013)
     
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  25. Alien
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Blade Runner
    Five Million Miles to Earth
    Contact
     
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