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Your 5 favorite Sci-fi Movies?

post #1 of 51
Thread Starter 

I know restricting it to 5 is hard, but give it a try. Honorable mentions are of course allowed.


In no particular order:


Dark City

The Matrix

Star Wars (the old trilogy)


Twelve Monkies


Honorable mentions: Aliens, Total Recall, Terminator 2, Blade Runner

post #2 of 51

Not to sound like a film snob, but the original La Jetee was better than 12 Monkeys by a considerable margin. A lot shorter too. You should check it out some time.

post #3 of 51

Serenity but it requires that you have seen the FireFly serie before or it doesn´t make sense ;).


Except for those already mentioned I enjoyed Stargate and The Arrival I think the name was as well.

Close encounter of the third kind, ET and Cocoon for feel good Sci Fi.

post #4 of 51

I must agree with all the above responses....this question is too hard! I can't narrow my favorite sci-fi movies/series down by that much!


Incidentally, if my avatar doesn't lend a clue as to one movie that would certainly be on my list:


Serenity (under the assumption, as mentioned above, that one has the back-story from Firefly)


Close Encounters of The Third Kind

Galaxy Quest

Dune (SciFi miniseries, if it can be counted as a movie 'series')


Not necessarily in that order and only marginally more favored than many others in my collection...

Edited by appophylite - 9/4/10 at 5:08am
post #5 of 51

Although some consider the films campy I still enjoy many of the 50's "classics".


In no particular order...

  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • War of the Worlds (1953)
  • Frankenstein
  • Star Wars (original trilogy)


EDIT: Honorable mentions: The Matrix, The Fly (1958), Star Trek Films (I, II, III)

Edited by balderon - 9/4/10 at 2:32pm
post #6 of 51

I've never been much of a fan of movies with space travel and that sort things.

I prefer it when the story is closer to current reality.




Clockwork Orange

The Fly

The City of Lost Children

Edited by limpidglitch - 9/4/10 at 2:26pm
post #7 of 51
  • Ghost In The Shell [1995]
  • The Matrix
  • Blade Runner
  • Minority Report
  • Predator

Edited by joomongj - 9/4/10 at 4:43pm
post #8 of 51

Forbidden Planet (I used to own a pair of Krell mono amps)
Blade Runner
The Terminator
The Matrix

post #9 of 51
Blade Runner
Forbidden Planet

I don't think the 1950s movies are cheesy, well, not all of them. What they might lack in special effects is easily countered by story and depth.
post #10 of 51

Blade Runner


Ghost In The Shell



post #11 of 51

In no particular order:

  • Donnie Darko
  • Matrix 1 and 2
  • Blade Runner
  • 2001
  • Alien 1
  • District-9


Other favorites: Terminator 1+2, Robocop, Predator 1, Star Trek movie (2009).



Edit: Added District-9.

Edited by kingtz - 9/5/10 at 1:17pm
post #12 of 51

I would say:

Star Wars

The Matrix

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (50's camp)




Just off the top of my head

post #13 of 51

wait, i missed Donnie Darko... that was Sci-fi?

post #14 of 51

I'm sure I missed some great movies, but at the moment I'm thinking ...


  • Akira
  • Ghost In The Shell
  • Solaris
  • Rollerball (the original version with James Caan)
  • Matrix


Does Mad Max count as Sci Fi? Watch Dark City earlier today, and it was fun too.

post #15 of 51
Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold View Post

wait, i missed Donnie Darko... that was Sci-fi?



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

There's time travel in it, I believe it counts as borderline Sci-Fi.

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