What are your top 5 sci-fi movies?

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  1. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    2001 ...
    solaris (tarkovsky)
    stalker
    blade runner
    children of men
     
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  2. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    2001: SPACE ODYSSEY
    ANNIHILATION
    BLADE RUNNER
    CHILDREN OF MEN
    ROAD WARRIOR
     
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  3. Spastica

    Spastica Run aground on the floor for you....

    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    The Thing
    Moon
    Ex Machina
    Europa Report
    Aliens
     
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  4. SSoundLtd

    SSoundLtd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Utah
    Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the other two as well. Excellent trilogy)
    The Terminator
    Interstellar
    Alien

    Some additional "bad" Sci Fi I like...
    The Black Hole
    The Core (considered terrible for it's bad science. I don't care, I like it anyway)
    Krull
    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Ok I am big Star Wars fan and those movies have been a great source of enjoyment in my life since I saw the original at age 6 or 7. But I think they fall into the mythology fantasy genre and I think even George Lucas would agree. Without the smart editing, innovative sound effects and brilliant score by John Williams Star Wars might have been a cult classic film instead.
     
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  5. planetexpress

    planetexpress Hypnotist Collector

    Location:
    Chicago
    Here's what I'm going with today:

    Brazil (1985)
    Being John Malkovich (1999)
    Vanilla Sky (2001)
    Primer (2004)
    Time Lapse (2015)
     
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  6. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    Love Metropolis. I actually like the Giorgio Moroder version the best.
     
  7. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    Troy, MI, USA
    2001
    Blade Runner
    Primer
    War Games
    12 Monkeys
     
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  8. Solaris Morse

    Solaris Morse Forum Resident

    Location:
    Essex,UK
    Solaris (remake)
    Interstellar
    Gattaca
    Moon
    2001: A Space Odyssey
     
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  9. Rycherocker634

    Rycherocker634 Forum Resident

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    Minneapolis
    I need to pull Gataca off the shelf again. Great movie!
     
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  10. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Victoria, Canada
    have the DVD:

    Blade Runner
    Planet Of The Apes (original)
    Alien
    Metropolis
    THX 1138

    don't have the DVD (aka next five):

    2001
    Silent Running
    Solaris (original)
    Moon
    Forbidden Planet

    pure nostaliga (saw on release) list:

    Star Wars
    Logan's Run
    Damnation Alley
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Close Encounters

    exotic foreign list:

    Ikarie XB-1
    Warning From Space
    Planeta Bur
    Moon Zero Two (UK '60s is exotic for me)
    Gamera vs. Viras
     
  11. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Location:
    Graz, Austria
    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. Blade Runner
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. Fahrenheit 451
    5. Gravity
     
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  12. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    5. The Thing (1982)
    4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    3. Alien
    2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    1. Blade Runner
     
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  13. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born In The 50's

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    NJ
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    They Live (1988)
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    District 9 (2009)
     
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  14. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    Location:
    West of NYC
    2001
    Planet of the Apes 69
    Blade Runner
    Terminator 2
    Matrix 1
     
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  15. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Forbidden Planet
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    2001
    The Time Machine (original)
    First Men in the Moon
     
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  16. DreadPikathulhu

    DreadPikathulhu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Tough question as I'd place many S-F movies as horror (Alien) or action (Aliens). The presence of a space-ship does not automatically make it science-fiction, IMHO.

    Metropolis (2010 restored version)
    Ghost in the Shell (animated)
    Blade Runner
    Contact
    Dune (fingers crossed that the coming one replaces the Lynch version!)
     
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  17. profholt82

    profholt82 Resident Blowhard

    Location:
    West Michigan
    Technically, it's historical fiction as it takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far away. So his-fi.
     
  18. profholt82

    profholt82 Resident Blowhard

    Location:
    West Michigan
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Blade Runner
    They Live
    Forbidden Planet
    The Thing from Another World

    But that's subject to change. 5 is way too hard.
     
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  19. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    The Thing From Another World
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Forbidden Planet
    Earth Vs the Flying Saucers
    Quatermass and the Pit
    ...for now.
     
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  20. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

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    USA
    Primer is so good!
     
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  21. JoeOnWheels

    JoeOnWheels Forum Resident

    Location:
    Loveland CO USA
    My immutable five:
    The Invisible Man 1933
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
    Village of the Damned 1960
    Sleeper 1973
    Fifth Element 1997
    Gravity would have made my list but I don't know that it's science fiction. First Men in the Moon (elaterium, above) is an often ignored gem. I eliminated a number of more recent films because they are remakes or because, for me, they are horror movies with science fiction elements.
     
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  22. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    Quatermass and the Pit is my favorite Hammer movie.
     
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  23. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

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    Tempe, AZ
    I always thought Erich Von Daniken must have seen it before he wrote "Chariot of the Gods."
     
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  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Off the top of my head:

    Fantastic Voyage (1966)
    The Langoliers (miniseries) (1995)
    Star Trek First Contact (1996)
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    Serenity (2005)
     
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  25. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    War Of The Worlds (1953)
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
    Aliens (1986)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Total Recall (1990)
     
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