The top 10 Sci-fi films you have seen.

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  1. Hand Of Omega

    Hand Of Omega Well-Known Member

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    What are the top 10 sci-fi films you have seen. I tend to stay away from 'of all time' lists as nobody has ever 'seen them all'.
    So enjoy.
     
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    Bigfoot.
     
  3. Scantron

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    No particular order:

    - The Matrix (first one only)
    - Dark City
    - Event Horizon
    - Terminator 2 (theatrical cut)
    - Terminator
    - Predator
    - Transformers (2007, CGI/live-action)
    - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    - Dracula 3000 (so incredibly stupid, I couldn't help liking it)
    - Transformers (1986, animated)
     
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    I can't really remember 10 at the moment so I'll just post the most recent sci-fi films I've seen that I like.

    -District 9
    -Aliens
    -Terminator 2
    -Transformers (even if it's more of an action film)
    -SW: A New Hope
    -SW: The Empire Strikes Back
    -Star Trek (2009) Not a Trek fan but enjoyed it
    uh that's all I can come up with at the moment
     
  5. Hand Of Omega

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    Just came to mind that I didn't specify the medium (live action, animated, etc), but it doesn't really matter - its all good!

    Scantron has a pretty varied list, some I really like, but here are mine in no particular order:

    'Ghost In The Shell' (1995)
    'Incredible Shrinking Man' (1957)
    'Predator' (1987)
    'Blade Runner' (1982)
    'Children Of Men' (2006)
    'The Omega Man' (1971)
    'The Terminator' (1984)
    'Robocop' (1987)
    'Starship Troopers' (1997)
    'Aliens' (1986)

    Honorable mentions: 'Appleseed: Ex Machina' and 'TRON'.
     
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    'Event Horizon'
    'Blade Runner'
    'Pitch Black'
    'Donnie Darko'
    'The Fifth Element'
    'Predator'
    'The Matrix'
    'Star Trek Frist Contact'
    'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
    'The Empire Strikes Back'
     
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    What top 10 SciFi film list are you referring to? Otherwise, people are just going to list their favorites. And it can only be a favorite if you've actually seen it.

    And I always wonder about people who start threads such as this, but don't bother to list theirs? What's up with that?
     
  8. Hand Of Omega

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    'The Top 10 Sci-fi Films You Have Seen' - how is this not straight forward? :inquisiti 
    List the top 10 science fiction films out of all the ones you have seen so far, not 'pick 10 at random you haven't seen'. Sorry, everyone else seems to get it, not sure how I can clarify further.

    PLUS, I did list mine, I had to check some details before I posted them, so I had to come back and post them later (don't see how that even matters):

     
  9. Hand Of Omega

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    I remember that! A tad quirky, but very entertaining. I must see if I can find it on DVD. The robot is so cool! :D 
     
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    In no particular order (aside from the first one listed being #1):

    Dark City
    Logan's Run
    Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Stark Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek: The Voyage Home
    Terminator 2
    Back to the Future
    Escape to Witch Mountain (holdover from childhood)
    Star Trek the Motion Picture (yes, the original one - I irrationally love it)

    This is excluding some quasi-sci-fi stuff that I'm not sure would count like Highlander and the Mad Max movies.
     
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    -Equilibrium
    -Aliens
    -Predator
    -The Matrix
    -Terminator 2
    -Batteries Not Included
    -Robocop
    -Serenity
    -Short Circuit
    -Enemy Mine
     
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    1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    2. Jurassic Park
    3. The Lost World- Jurassic Park
    4. Alien
    5. Aliens
    6. Predator
    7. Transformers
    8. Transformers Revenge of The Fallen
    9. Star Wars episode Six Return of the Jedi
    10. Star Trek

    Wow making this list was harder than I thought. So many kick ass SciFi movies out there. And so many bad ones. Those who are into low-budget (I mean like, a one hundred dollar budget) cheesy corny plotless movies that feel like your IQ is significantly dropping while you watch it, check out The Asylum

    Check out there latest piece of shit "Megashark vs. Giant Octopus" they have a scene where a giant fucking shark jumps out of the water 30,000 FEET AND DESTROYS A PLANE. YouTube - Epic Airplane Crash
     
  13. Hand Of Omega

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    Yeh, there are always ambiguities. I found it hard to classify many. 'Escape From New York' is, to me, an action film, but it gets categorised under 'sci-fi' a lot and even 'Adventure'.

    Ah, yes. I saw a preview for 'Shark Attack 3: Megalodon' - poor (yet surprisingly clever) effects, bad acting, a horrid script and probably directed by someone - but I'm not convinced.
    The 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000' theme is playing in my head right now...
     
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    In no particular order....

    Sunshine
    Blade Runner
    District 9
    The Last Starfighter
    The Matrix
    The Planet of the Apes (Original)
    Star Wars
    Back to the Future
    Donnie Darko
    Alien
     
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    It's the way you phrased your original question: "What are the top 10 sci-fi films you have seen."

    I mean, why would someone list films they haven't seen?

    I'm nitpicking, of course. But your question seemed a little odd in the way you phrased it.

    Crap. I missed seeing that. I have really bad lag time when my browser is loading -- my computer is seriously effed up. I scrolled ahead and hit reply before I saw your second post. My bad.

    That being said, here's mine (in no particular order):

    - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Actually, pretty much the entire original trilogy. But "Empire" just happens to be my favorite.
    - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    Still the best Trek movie ever made.
    - Tron (1982)
    A geek classic. 'Nuff said.
    - The Matrix (1999)
    Blew my mind when I first saw it. It was the most original SciFi movie I had seen in ages.
    - 12 Monkeys (1995)
    Another mind-blower. Terry Gilliam is a genius.
    - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    This movie scared the pee out of me when I watched it as a kid. It made me think twice afterwards whenever friends or family would act different from the norm.
    - Enemy Mine (1985)
    I love the underlying social commentary in this. Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett Jr's performances are outstanding.
    - Dark City (1998)
    I actually saw the ending coming, but it was still a great scifi thriller. And I loved the design of the costumes, backgrounds, and set pieces.
    - The Iron Giant (1999)
    My all-time favorite animated movie as well.
    - Akira (1988)
    Outside of the Miyazaki classics, it's some of the finest Japanese animation ever produced.
    - The Fifth Element (1997)
    Defies scifi conventions and stereotypes and is just plain fun to watch.
    - Dune (1984)
    Even after watching this movie dozens of times, I still don't understand it. I think that's why I keep watching it. But it's filled with interesting characters, good performances, an interesting visual style, and the story is just plain epic.
    - Alien (1979)
    One of the best horror-thrillers ever made, and spawned many cheesy scifi and horror imitators ever since.

    I'm sure I've hit 10 by now, but I'll keep going...

    - The Terminator (1984)
    Sometimes people forget (or just aren't aware) this was a low-budget, non-commercial flick and one of James Cameron's first films. And while I'll grant that it's a very entertaining action flick, sometimes I wonder if this movie would ever have been as memorable without that driving Terminator theme music and score by Brad Fiedel.
    - Pitch Black (2000)
    Vin Diesel's melodramatic acting aside, this scifi-action-adventure felt fresh and the action scenes are really well-paced from beginning to end.
    - Serenity (2005)
    Even if you haven't watched Whedon's scifi cult classic series, this is simply a great scifi movie. And if you're a Firefly fan, the :wtf:  moments will hit you like a giant spear through the chest. Incredibly entertaining.
    - Predator (1987)
    - The Last Starfighter (1984)
    Sheer gamer's fantasy, and I loved every minute of it.
    - The Incredibles (2004)
    Now this is how a superhero movie should be done, and Pixar does it better than anyone. (Surprisingly, I still haven't seen Wall-E yet. And I don't doubt it would be on this list if I had.)
    - Back to the Future (1985)
    Best scifi comedy/action-adventure, IMO.
    - Transformers: The Movie (1986)
    How can I go without mentioning this? It's a magnificent animated film and a great tragedy all at the same time.
     
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    How could I forget that one!? Excellent movie! I love the whole twist where the alien attackers are slaves and we see the enemy's perspective on the whole situation.
     
  17. Backpack

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    Top 15


    15.'5th Element' (1997)
    14. 'Blade Runner' (1982)
    13. 'Alien' (1979)
    12. 'The Thing' (1982)
    11 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (1977)
    10. 'Star Wars -Attack of the Clones' (2002)
    9. 'Star Wars -Revenge of the Sith' (2005)
    8. 'Transformers- Revenge of the Fallen' (2009)
    7. 'Star Wars -Phantom Menace' (1999)
    6. 'Jurrasic Park' (1993)
    5. 'Star Wars -Return of the Jedi '(1983)
    4. 'Transformers' (2007)
    3. 'Transformers -The Movie' (animated 1986)
    2. 'Star Wars - A New Hope' (1977)
    1. 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' (1980)
     
  18. Hand Of Omega

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    :D 
     
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    * The Thing (both versions, 1951 and 1982)
    * The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
    * Forbidden Planet (1956)
    * Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956 and 1978 versions)
    * Gojira (original Japanese version, 1954)
    * Planet Of The Apes (1968)
    * Westworld (1973)
    * Logan's Run (1976)
    * The Fly (1986)
    * Robocop (1987)

    I'm cheating a bit here, because I'm factoring in remakes of certain movies with the first versions as one entry...I'm also trying to stay away from the standard "franchise" picks (SW, BTTF, etc.) with a few exceptions - I mean, the classic SW and BTTF trilogies ARE my favorites, but as far as the BEST ones I've seen I wanted to be a little fairer.
     
  20. Poho

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    i have twelve.

    -District 9
    -Serenity
    -Fifth Element
    -Matrix (first one)
    -Original Star Wars Trilogy
    -Transformers/ROTF
    -Sunshine
    -Signs
    -Minority Report
    -Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    -Equilibrium
    -Terminator 2
     

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