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post #16 of 51

Didn't realize the forum had that funky spoiler function!!
 

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

post #17 of 51

1-4

Gattaca

Dark City

District 9

Voices of a Distant Star (I guess this qualifies as sci-fi)

 

Alien/Children of Men as #5

post #18 of 51

1.  The Fifth Element

2.  Empire Strikes Back

3.  Aliens

4.  Gattaca

5.  Wall-E

 

Also, if V for Vendetta counts, then it's all 5 of my favorites.

post #19 of 51

I agree with most everyone here.

 

In random order:

Bladerunner

The Matrix

Star Wars (original trilogy)

Gattaca

Ghost in the Shell

post #20 of 51
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wait, i missed Donnie Darko... that was Sci-fi?


 

Yeah, I would categorize it as Sci-Fi. There's a melange of time travel and possibly parallel universes. Of course, there's the whole "scary" and "creepy" element to it as well, and while its Sci-Fi element might be subtle, it definitely underlies the plot's whole premise.

 

The movie I'm really surprised to see on quite a few people's lists is "Star Wars", which, even though it features "space", "space ships" and "aliens", has nothing to do with science fiction. It's generally regarded as "Fantasy".

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limpidglitch View Post

Delicatessen


If that is Sci-Fi mark me down; one one of my fave flicks and a visual treat. 

 

Other than that:

 

1. Stalker

2. 2001

3. Colossus; The Forbidden Project

4. Planet of the Apes

5. Omega Man

 

I had to finish with Chuck. He was a bad man. He would get to the bottom of the mystery and get in whomever's pants were in the way.  

post #22 of 51

Top 5 is hard, but ones that I have loved:

 

Star Trek II, VI (cheers Maxvla), VII, VIII

Star Wars Episode IV-VI

The Matrix

District 9

Inception

Moon

Serenity


Edited by AmanGeorge - 9/5/10 at 10:28pm
post #23 of 51

You liked VII over IV and VI? IMO VI is head and shoulders the best TOS/TNG Trek film with II and VIII tied for a somewhat distant 2nd for different reasons.


Edited by Maxvla - 9/5/10 at 10:10pm
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You liked VII over IV and VI? IMO VI is head and shoulders the best Trek film with II and VIII tied for a somewhat distant 2nd for different reasons.


VI would be next on my list. It's the best example of Star-Trek-as-allegory that exists, for sure, and I think these 4 movies are by far the ones most worth watching among the Star Trek films. But yeah, I loved Generations... I think it has gone pretty underrated. II and VIII were outstanding movies, but they were both basically action movies - I really enjoyed the much more subdued and reflective tone of Generations. It wasn't about "how is the crew of the Enterprise going to defeat a powerful enemy?" It was "What does it mean to get old? What's important to focus on in life lest it pass you by?" I thought it was much closer in tone to the original vision for Star Trek. I also loved the interplay between Picard and Kirk.

post #25 of 51

1.) Dark City

2.) Equilibrium

3.) Aliens

4.) Terminator

5.) Star Trek: The Motion Picture

 

Honorable mentions: Sunshine, The Matrix: Reloaded, Robocop


Edited by J.Pocalypse - 9/5/10 at 10:24pm
post #26 of 51
  1. The Fifth Element 
  2. A Clockwork Orange
  3. Star Wars series
  4. Matrix
  5. Let the right one in

 

The first two happen to be my favorite movies of any genre period. 

post #27 of 51
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VI would be next on my list. It's the best example of Star-Trek-as-allegory that exists, for sure, and I think these 4 movies are by far the ones most worth watching among the Star Trek films. But yeah, I loved Generations... I think it has gone pretty underrated. II and VIII were outstanding movies, but they were both basically action movies - I really enjoyed the much more subdued and reflective tone of Generations. It wasn't about "how is the crew of the Enterprise going to defeat a powerful enemy?" It was "What does it mean to get old? What's important to focus on in life lest it pass you by?" I thought it was much closer in tone to the original vision for Star Trek. I also loved the interplay between Picard and Kirk.


I just think there was so much more plot in VI and that it was done so well that to me it's ludicrous to think of any other TOS/TNG Trek movie was better. Deception, secret missions, who's your real enemy, honorable officers aiding an enemy they'd rather kill, being captured and put in a notorious prison getting an unfair trial, the crew racing to the rescue illegally crossing borders, fighting an invisible enemy, finding solutions to win against those odds, saving a conference of peace and establishing a universe changing alliance that would last generations.

 

VI is just so good.

post #28 of 51

Oooh... Fifth Element is a good one as well for sure. Supremely entertaining stuff.

 

EDIT: Sunshine is also outstanding, although I hated the last 10-15 minutes.


Edited by AmanGeorge - 9/5/10 at 10:32pm
post #29 of 51
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I just think there was so much more plot in VI and that it was done so well that to me it's ludicrous to think of any other TOS/TNG Trek movie was better. Deception, secret missions, who's your real enemy, honorable officers aiding an enemy they'd rather kill, being captured and put in a notorious prison getting an unfair trial, the crew racing to the rescue illegally crossing borders, fighting an invisible enemy, finding solutions to win against those odds, saving a conference of peace and establishing a universe changing alliance that would last generations.

 

VI is just so good.


Fair enough. I'll amend my list to include VI (especially as it's much more accessible to a non-Trek fan than VII). It's hard for me to rank among those 4, though, as they all bring very different things to the table (which, I think, in and of itself says something great about Star Trek!)

post #30 of 51

1-Dune (original extended) - I know it's a love it or hate it movie

2-Bladerunner

3-Alien

4-Sunshine (Bluray is WTFOMG!) 

5-Star Trek: Wrath of Khan w/ TV prequel 

 

Honorable Mention: BSG and Equilibrium

 


Edited by Anaxilus - 9/5/10 at 10:31pm
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