What are your top 5 sci-fi movies?

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  1. Macman

    Macman Senior Member

    2001
    Alien
    Interstellar
    The Matrix
    Blade Runner
     
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  2. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster If you believe, they put a man on the moon?

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    Just 5??

    ok, these are on the card and laminated (no particular order):

    Gattaca
    Event Horizon
    Robocop
    The Terminator
    Children of Men

    Could have been on the list on another day:
    Alien
    Starship Troopers
    Contact
    Gravity
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Predator
    Predator II
    AVP
    Terminator dark fate
    Prometheus
     
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  4. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

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    Des Moines, IA
    2001
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    AI
    Minority Report
    Brazil
     
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  5. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Stalker
    X- The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
    The Man Who Fell To Earth
    The Fly (1986)
    Sleeper

    It's really hard to say with only five. There are so many more.
     
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  6. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster If you believe, they put a man on the moon?

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    Even forgot about The Thing and Predator… so, that would be my top 11,12
     
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    War Of The Worlds Original and Remake
    The Amazing Colossal Man
    War Of The Colossal Beast
    Giant Behemoth
    4D Man


    and dozens and dozens more...
     
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  8. Panther

    Panther Forum Resident

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    Tokyo, Japan
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    Alien (1979)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    Contact (1997)
    Sunshine (2007)


    HM:
    -- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956): more horror/suspense than sci-fi
    -- Planet of the Apes (1968)
    -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980): more "fantasy / adventure" than sci-fi
    -- Back To The Future (1985): more "comedy" than sci-fi

    NOTE: I'm glad one (?) other poster mentioned Danny Boyle's Sunshine (2007). If we went only by the first 2/3 of that movie, it's likely my #1 sci-fi movie ever. Unfortunately, the final third is relatively disappointing. Still a 'must-see' if you haven't.
     
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  9. apesfan

    apesfan "Going Ape"

    Planet of the Apes 68
    Terminator (original)
    Dark City (1998)
    The Matrix (1999)
    Total Recall (1990)/2001 A Space Odyssee/Blade Runner( final cut)

    List always changing?!
    John M.
     
  10. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

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    Durham
    Too many, but for now, I'll go for...

    Solaris (original)
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Alien
    Silent Running

    Plus, you know...
    Quatermas and the Pit
    Blade Runner
    Stalker
    The Truman Show
    12 Monkeys
    Close Encounters
    Brazil
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
    The Thing from Another World
    Seconds
    Demon Seed
    Dark Star
    The original Planet of the Apes
     
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  11. friend74

    friend74 Forum Resident

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    Germany
    Event Horizon
    Aliens
    Arrival
    Moon
    The Ice Pirates
     
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  12. Robert M.

    Robert M. Forum Resident

    • Andromeda Strain
    • Naked Lunch
    • Slaughterhouse-Five
    • Clockwork Orange
    • Fahrenheit 451
     
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  13. RhodyDave125

    RhodyDave125 Streetwalkin' Cheetah

    Alien
    Blade Runner
    Scanners
    Predator
    Aliens
     
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  14. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

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    I really love Fantastic Voyage. I like The Langoliers a lot until those special effects popped up. Even at the time of its TV premiere those effects were bad, but still a good movie.
     
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  15. shokhead

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

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    :righton:
    • Andromeda Strain
     
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  16. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Agreed! :righton:

    Fantastic Voyage
    is great. And the novelization by Isaac Asimov is one of my top 3 favorite books.

    Same with The Langoliers. I'm not a huge Stephen King fan, but this movie and novella are among my favorites. (The Rose Red miniseries is my other Stephen King favorite).
     
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  17. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

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    UK
    Starman
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Never Let Me Go
    The Faculty
    The Stuff
     
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  18. 2001
    Dark City
    The City Of Lost Children
    Forbidden Planet
    Five Million Years To Earth

    Honorable mention:
    Gattaca
    Children Of Men
    Europa
     
  19. shokhead

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

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    FWIW on TCM
    Tuesday, Forbidden Planet
    Thursday, Rollerball
    Friday, No Blade of Grass
     
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  20. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    This afternoon my 5 favorite sci-fi movies were made before I was born:

    The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1951
    The Thing - 1952
    Invaders From Mars - 1953
    War of the Worlds - 1953
    Forbidden Planet - 1956
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 1956
     
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  21. rich100

    rich100 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Middle of England
    2001
    Blade Runner
    Donnie Darko
    Mr Nobody
    Fifth Element


    5 is very hard to pin down
     
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  22. Johnny Thunder

    Johnny Thunder Feeds on Lightning

    5 was difficult. Since others have included 6, I have as well.

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Hidden (1987)
    Until the End of the World - Director's Cut (1991)
    Event Horizon (1997)
    Open Your Eyes (1997)
    Dark City (1998)
     
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  23. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni Thread Starter

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    USA
    It’s meant to be difficult. :agree:
     
  24. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Enemy Mine (1985) - I don't think this movie is traditionally considered great, but I watched it when I was a little kid and I loved it. And then I watched it years later as an adult and still found it good and relevant. So I would like to give it an honorable mention :)
     
  25. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

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    detroit, mi
    Blade Runner
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Rogue One
    Aliens
    Star Trek 2 - Wrath of Khan
     
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