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Your Favorite Science Fiction Films?  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

What are some of your favorite science fiction films?

Off hand, I would say the following are pretty cool:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Forbidden Planet
3. Star Wars: A New Hope
4. Terminator 2
5. The Abyss

The above are not selected under any criterion other than my sense of enjoyability.

What movies would be on your list? Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineAfconcorde1 From France, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

"The Time Machine" 1960 - Based on the H.G. Wells Novel, Directed by George Pal. Starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.


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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Yeah, I like 2001. Also the first Star Wars Trilogy.

Dune was a really stupid movie until I read the book and now I love it.

For some odd reason I also like The Event Horizon. That movie scared the s**t out of me.


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

"Forbidden Planet".

That's the only good one I can think of.

edit: I just remembered another one: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".

[Edited 2006-01-31 06:10:49]

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

All the Star Trek movies.

All the Star Wars movies.

The original Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea movie.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1457 times:
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I have all 6 Star Wars movies on DVD and IV, V and VI on VHS so that is a giveaway.

The Star Trek movies have been on TV here the last few weeks and I found some parts a bit drawn out but they were fun and mindless entertainment.



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Abyss
Alien & Aliens
Minority Report
ID4
I-Robot
2001: A Space Odyssey
Matrix



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Being a guy who can't stand Science Fiction novels, movies, comics or anything else, I definatly have to admit that 2001 A Space Oddesy was a fantastic film. So being that it was the only Science Fiction film that I ever enjoyed that would have to be my favorite.

Although I have never seen a Star Wars movie. I have heard good things though.

- Neil


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1447 times:



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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Quoting Afconcorde1 (Reply 1):
The Time Machine" 1960 - Based on the H.G. Wells Novel, Directed by George Pal. Starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.

Gosh, I'd forgotten all about that one, a class movie, I loved it when I saw it as a kid!

The original Alien is my top Sci-Fi, even without the gratuitous shots of Ms Weaver in her Sloggi's  Smile


User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Mystery Science Theater!


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Definitely 2001: A Space Odyssey. Absolute classic



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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

2001 A Space Odissey
Blade Runner
Star Wars (all of'em)

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 11):
"Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."

This line is just great !



Whatever
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

I see I am not the only one to cast a vote for 2001. What a classic!  Smile

Although, strangely enough, I do not have that film on DVD, I do have the DVD of the sequel, 2010. The two films are very different, but 2010 has its appeals, as well. I must say that the U.S.-Soviet theme at times seems dated, although, perhaps with the way that Russia is backsliding....


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

"2001" is my top pick, followed by "Close Encounters", then "Alien". Beyond that, it'll be hard to list them in order because there are so many. Though I enjoyed the better Star Wars films, I consider them fantasy, not science-fiction. So many of the others listed here are my favorites, I regret STILL not yet seeing 'Blade Runner' because it's an avowed classic. Certainly both "Forbidden Planet" and the 1960 "The Time Machine" are up there. The 1953 "War Of The Worlds" and the earlier "Destination Moon" and "When Worlds Collide" were also exceptional. 1936's "Things To Come" was an ambitious, visionary work for its time. Add these 1950's Universal classics, as well: "It Came From Outer Space", "Creature From The Black Lagoon", "The Incredible Shrinking Man" and "This Island Earth". "Fantastic Voyage" and "Crack In The World" were very interesting films, as well. By stretching the genre to include monster on the loose films, add "Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" and the original 1954 "Godzilla". I don't include any version of "King Kong" in this sub-category because I consider them romantic adventures, not science-fiction.

User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7279 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
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Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 11):
V/F

Way to be original!  bouncy 

I'm gonna say the Aliens trilogy and Blade Runner. Blade Runner was so far ahead of its time when it came out...brilliant vision!!!


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

I actually liked Aliens even more than Alien.  Smile The sequel in this case was better than the original, even the the original was slightly spookier. In scifi, spookier isn't necessary better.

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Aliens
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Day Of The Triffids
Original Radio version of War Of The Worlds
Rocky Horror Picture Show

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Not a big sci-fi fan...

The Final Countdown and Demolition Man (borderline sci-fi at best?) are the only 2 sci-fi movies I like...

Greg



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User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

The Day the Earth Stood Still..I could watch it over and over
The '50s version of "The War of the Worlds"...sound effects were incredible
Both 2001 and 2010 space oddessey films...I almost believed it would come true
Species...because Natasha Henstridge is an 11
Panic in the year Zero...a cold war classic
Forbidden Planet....for it's color and background paintings
Earth vs the Flying Saucers....for it's use of special effects


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

2001
Mission to Mars
Planet of the Apes (only the original, and none of the sequels)
The Andromeda Strain


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

The Thing (remake)
Day the Earth Stood Still...... I am wearing out my DVD LOL.
Alien
Aliens
2001
2010
Journey to the Center of the Earth
War of the Worlds (1953)
Star Wars (1978)
Empire Strikes Back
Indiana Jones Triliogy
Starman
Mars Attacks
Logan's Run
Altered States
StarGate
12 Monkeys
Starship Troopers
Pitch Black


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 18):
The Final Countdown

A time travel yarn, right?  Smile


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Star Wars
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Not a sci-fi fan but Plan 9 from Outer Space *mid 50´s* give me a good lough. Alien 1 is really scary when I watched it, screamed right out when the alien popped out of John Hurt´s stomache.......iiiiiiiiiiiiii  yuck 

Micke//SE  Smile



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25 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Speaking of funny SF films, I would nominate Galaxy Quest and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, although I haven't actually seen the latter yet.
26 USAFHummer : Yea...Demolition Man is the one which Im not sure would qualify as sci-fi or not though...
27 Post contains images AerospaceFan : I would say that it is, since it takes place in the future -- a future, by the way, where Taco Bell is a premium restaurant.
28 Klaus : Indeed. Highly recommended!
29 AvObserver : I forgot to mention "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and the original "Planet Of The Apes", others of you did. Also, the original 1951, "The Thing", su
30 Dtwclipper : ....by Grabthar's hammer... by the Suns of Morvan... you shall be avenged. I loved Galaxy Quest! Never give up. Never surrender. Commander Peter Quinc
31 Oly720man : A lot of the above. Does Metropolis count? Total Recall I found Alien Nation intriguing when I saw it.
32 Post contains links and images AerospaceFan : Great movie. The question is, did Arnold's character really take the trip or not? Was he a secret agent or not? These are questions that are not reso
33 Gilligan : I forgot two.... Attack of the 50ft Man....I think they sprayed him with a CO2 fire extingusher to simulate the atomic bomb going off. Attack of the 5
34 AvObserver : Actually, that el-cheapo 50's flick was called "The Amazing Colossal Man" but I think you're right about that effect-it HAD to be done very cheaply.
35 Post contains images AerospaceFan : Reading about the Colossal movies reminds me of a film I barely remember, but remember liking: Colossus: The Forbin Project A consummate computer-run-
36 AvObserver : Yes, indeed and even better than "War Games" if you ask me. Pity such a promising actor as Eric Braeden was then was eventually relegated to that ins
37 Lehpron : These, in effect, changed the way I thought about stuff. Stargate (1994) Event Horizon (1997) Contact (1997) Jurrasic Park (1993) Can anyone inform me
38 SWISSER : I always loved the War Of The Worlds movies, the original, ID4 and last year's spielberg's one! In fact my Windows welcoming sound is the Tripod horn!
39 Lehpron : Where did you get that soundbite, I want it too!
40 Post contains images AerospaceFan : We are in full agreement. In fact, I intend to purchase Colossus on DVD through BestBuy.com or CircuitCity.com shortly.
41 Gilligan : Does anyone else think that was the genisis of the Terminator films? Yes I remember that one as well. Oh well, remember he did survive a fall from th
42 Post contains images AerospaceFan : SkyNet -- just another name for "Colossus"!
43 Alphafloor : Fans of Star Wars : A New Hope will enjoy this one : http://www.angryalien.com/1205/starwarsbuns.asp Al
44 WhiteHatter : Star Trek 2 - The Wrath of Khan Ricardo Montalban camping it up wonderfully as the villainous Khan, reprising his 1960s role from the original series.
45 Post contains images 777 : Absolutely true! Probably the only sequel that it’s better than the original movie! How can we forget: “… they are coming out from the f*cked w
46 Post contains images Thom@s : Plan 9 from outer space. Hands down! The teacher we had in film class at college showed it to us as "the worst movie in the history of mankind. It is
47 Jush : Return of the Jedi (+all of the Star Wars episodes) Back to the Future Terminator 1+2 Regds jush
48 Aerorobnz : Blade Runner is the best. It is more potent now in today's climate than it was at the time. Ridley Scott's best movie. I'm not a huge fan of Sci Fi, d
49 Klaus : Indeed... and with an outstanding soundtrack to boot! The original release made some unfortunate modifications, which were later removed in the much b
50 Post contains images MxCtrlr : (Intoned like Jim Mora's "Playoffs?" news conference a few years back) Gratuitous!?!? Gratuitous!?!? Those shots are the biggest reason I watch the A
51 AerospaceFan : Blade Runner shows a detailed, dystopian future that causes me to think about what Judge Dredd would have shown had the latter not been hemmed in by
52 AmericanB763ER : The first scifi movie I ever saw was 'Voyage fantastique' and it has remained one of my favourites ever since (not only because of the devastatingly h
53 Soylentgreen : The movie of what our future holds-Soylent Green
54 Banco : All the usual suspects have been mentioned, so here's one a little less obvious: The Day the Earth Caught Fire. Low-key, but certainly sci-fi. But a r
55 SWISSER : I converted it to a .WAV file, I might try to upload it to our SWISS-VA forum so you can download it there, or send me a line at my inbox! It's reall
56 Swatpamike : Hello all Both very good movie. I have 2 that I can't seam to remember the names to. One about mutant alien brains crawling around using their spines
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