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May 30th, 2008, 06:01 PM
1. Blade Runner.
2. Star Wars.
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey.
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
5. Akira.
6. Metropolis (1927).
7. The Fifth Element.
8. Empire Strikes Back.
9. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
10. The Day The Earth Stood Still.
11. Aliens.
12. Total Recall.
13. The Terminator.
14. Planet of the Apes (1968).
15. Forbidden Planet.
16. Predator.
17. A Clockwork Orange.
18. Ghost in The Shell.
19. Robocop.
20. Superman.
21. Iron Man.
22. E.T.
23. Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
24. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky.
25. Alien.
26. War of the Worlds (1953).
27. The Matrix.
28. V For Vendetta.
29. Star Trek: First Contact.
30. Return of the Jedi.
31. Serenity.
32. Dark City.
33. The Running Man.
34. The Time Machine (1960).
35. X2.
36. Battle Royale.
37. Transformers (2007).
38. Starship Troopers.
39. The Road Warrior.
40. Tron.
41. Outland.
42. Them!
43. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957).
44. Minority Report.
45. Re-Animator.
46. From Beyond.
47. Back to the Future.
48. Videodrome.
49. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
50. Escape from New York.
51. Spaceballs.
52. Galaxy Quest.
53. Superman 2.
54. X-Men.
55. WestWorld.
56. Jurassic Park.
57. They Live.
58. The Fly (1986).
59. Mad Max.
60. Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.
61. Heavy Metal.
62. The Thing (1982).
63. Back to the Future III.
64. X-Files: Fight the Future.
65. Transformers The Movie (1986).
66. The Deadly Spawn (a.k.a. Return of the Aliens).
67. Flash Gordon.
68. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
69. Armageddon.
70. Superman Returns. (Much better then the lame 3rd and 4th movies)
71. Logan's Run.
72. The Abyss.
73. Scanners.
74. Pitch Black.
75. Starchaser: Legend of Orin.
76. Rock and Rule.
77. The Blob (1988).
78. Night of the Creeps.
79. Event Horizon.
80. Cowboy Bebop The Movie.
81. Slither.
82. Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocence.
83. Lifeforce.
84. Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
85. The Omega Man.
86. A.I. Artifical Intelligence.
87. Nausicca: Valley of the Winds.
88. Appleseed (2004).
89. War of the Worlds (2005).
90. Metropolis (2001 anime).
91. Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country.
92. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
93. Night of the Comet.
94. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
95. Back to the Future II.
96. Star Trek Generations.
97. Independence Day.
98. Stargate.
99. Men in Black.
100. The Iron Giant.

June 1st, 2008, 03:14 AM
I'm hardly a science fiction movie buff but there do seem to be a lot of comic book related selections on the list.

Three movies that you missed that I would think deserve to be on there without a second thought would be Seconds, Village of the Damned, and Gattaca.

Another to consider would be Vanilla Sky and I would personally add The Matrix Reloaded whatever others may say.

Given the amount of comic/cartoon inspired entries I prefer the following to many you chose to include although some may only be tangentially science fiction:

Spider-Man II
The Incredibles
The Absent-Minded Professor
The Blue Yonder
Flight of the Navigator
Escape from Witch Mountain

A top 50 from IMDB:


Given all that I cannot help but get the feeling that TV has better science fiction fare. The Twilight Zone alone contains stories that are better than those found in most of the movies here. There was also a very good mini-series on The Many Worlds of H.G. Wells that I would include if it can be considered a movie.

June 1st, 2008, 05:03 AM
Nice list, a lot of those films are amongst my favorites as well.

At number 9, i believe the correct title is wrath of khan ;)

June 3rd, 2008, 11:45 PM
I corrected it.

June 4th, 2008, 10:57 AM
having galaxy quest in your list made me want to stop at 52 :)

Fung Koo
June 4th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Good showing for Cronenberg, but no eXistenz?

Which Superman?

Can Battle Royale properly be called SF? I just took it as a social commentary piece...

What about James Bond flicks? Or The Butterfly Effect?

No Donnie Darko?

June 4th, 2008, 03:22 PM
James Bond is just action, "Battle Royale" is indeed Sci-fi since it's set in the future and has technology not yet invented, didn't care for "Donnie Darko" which was more fantasy, and the 1978 "Superman" movie with Christopher Reeve.

Fung Koo
June 4th, 2008, 04:37 PM
But what about eXistenz? Infinitely better film that The Matrix as an SF concept. The Matrix was a good action film, but it was no eXistenz!

So Bond isn't a type of SF, what is it?

June 8th, 2008, 08:50 AM
I think that Nausicaa and back to the future really deserved higher places but you are totally right about blade runner.