Best Science Fiction Movies

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1
2001: A Space Odyssey
I'm not sure what sane person would place movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey BELOW THE PHANTOM MENACE! 2001 is one of the most chilling, subtle films in science fiction history. There are so many interpretations of it one can make and everyone can take away a different experience from it.
This film should definitely be number one. It's pretty much the "grandfather of science-fiction" because it's inspired just about every other sci-fi director.

Virtuoso

Agreed. 2001 is a masterpiece, no doubt about it.

With the exception of the original 3 Star Wars movies, though, this list is kind of a joke.
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2Alien
Best sci-fi movie ever! A terrifyingly amazing scary movie too. The sequel was obviously not as good as the first. This needs to be in the top 10!

nallimcamybloc

One of the most powerful sci-fi movies in our history

Magnolia

Still a great movie to watch after all these years...

3Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars I: Revenge of the Sith is good but nowhere as great as The Empire Strikes back. Every time I look at a top ten on this site, I find that many of the selections are jokes indeed. 2001 or The Empire Strikes Back are the finest science fiction films ever made. But I will give a selection of what a great list should look like. 1. The Empire Strikes Back 2.2001 3. Star Wars 4. Frankenstein 5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 6. The Bride of Frankenstein 7. A Clockwork Orange 8. Day the Earth Stood Still 9. Invasions of the Body Snatchers 10. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Awesome movie really enjoyed in I also have the betamax special edition of all the star wars movie from star wars
To revenge of the sith but what I liked the most was the empire strike back screw my 5 year old brother for breaking my portable dvd player screw him
Dark, very mature subject material, the good feelings of the first movie go away, and who can forget, "I'm Your Father"
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4The Matrix
Difficult decision. Love Science Fiction movies.
- 2001 A Space Odyssey was amazing and is a CLASSIC.
- Loved Close Encounters Of The Third Kind back in the day

but The Matrix was awesome.
Original storyline, thrilling end, great acting, nice actors, epic fighting sequences and memorable Action & Sci-Fi/Action sequences. Best movie ever made.

roblist

amazing action, epic quotes and descrates esq philosophical questions. this is my favorite movie of all time!

beasthound

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5Blade Runner
Blade Runner was the last true science fiction film because it didn't need all the computer generated images. Everything you see was actually made by hand and filmed on the sets. The way Ridley Scott uses the combination of lighting and sound and the camera has yet to be beaten.
"You Blade Runner". And Harrison Ford does all he can to not get sucked back into the life of a Blade Runner. But even with the Director's cut, the count of Replicants STILL doesn't add up. So like in the book... Is Decker secretly a Replicant?

joenav91

Blade runner was so revolutionare and way ahead of it's time. Should of been nominated for best picture!
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6Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
I never liked the original Star Wars trilogy - too many cliches and such - but it's the prequel movies that allow me to say I do love Star Wars! I admit, they could've improved the story a LOT with this one, but when you boil it down, this one is the best of the bunch. Great special effects, INCREDIBLE acting (especially on Natalie Portman's part) and climatic battle scenes. My only disappointment was seeing General Grievous come and go so fast - he should've hung around for at LEAST the whole trilogy!
Best Star Wars Film of them all. Ties in the whole franchise, best battle scenes, saddest parts. Nothing compares. Not even the classics.

blakematthew.tompkins

Screw the special effects...

The story is amazing.

7Close Encounters of the Third Kind

8Jurassic Park

The most realistic dinosaurs iv'e ever seen! And a good story and characters to help. Go watch this movie!


9Terminator 2: Judgement Day
How is this 9th!? I love it!

10The Fifth Element
No offense to those who loved the Star Wars movies, but I feel that the 5th Element is quite simply, the perfect Sci-Fi movie. There was great humor, amazing story, fantastic visual effects, wonderful acting, fantastic action, etc. Luc Besson is an unparalleled director - even going so far as to create Leeloo's language. Yes, the 5th Element is, in a word... Perfect.

The Contenders

11Metropolis
Metropolis is so well done for a movie from the 20's! Also, it inspirated a lot of famous movies like star wars, the matrix,...

12Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Favourite Star Wars and my first, in a weird timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly way!

13Star Wars IV: A New Hope

it is what got the others ones made


14Independence Day

Anything that has the world getting it's butt kick, has to be good.

RdrTech

This movie is the most incredible, most exciting, and most just about everything movie.

thedude

Especially if you have kick-ace surround sound.

heather


15Galaxy Quest

16Aliens
No way can this be this low! Easily one of my favorite movies let alone scifi!

17Brazil

18Solaris (1972)

In space no one can hear you crying for love.

Excellent film.


19The Day The Earth Stood Still

20Serenity

Serenity is one of the first science fiction movies I ever watched (after Star Wars). Sure, I loved Star Wars, but when I laid eyes on Serenity... Wow! It is 100~~ science fiction and may seem unoriginal. Firefly was an amazing T.V. Show as well. Serenity is classic and really action packed. Get Serenity to the top 10!

Miniman1676

The Movie based off the show "firefly" It was made in 2005. The fans were so fond of the show, they made a blockbuster out of it, even though the show was canceled after only 14 episodes. A very cool movie.


21Spaceballs
This movie is hilarious! Making fun of Star Trek, but mostly Star Wars. It's hilarious!
Hells yeah pizza the hut was awesome

dbox4


22Minority Report

omg this movie is SO GOOD!!!! normally, i hate tom cruise as an actor, but he did a good job in this one! this movie is so amazingly creepy yet so cool


23The Thing

24Star Trek: First Contact
I'm a huge fan of Star Trek, this movie ROCKS.

25Inception
I confess that I think that star wars and similar films are ether over rated or period pieces (not good by today's standards) inception I think should be ranked number 1 this movie tore up my mind so much it made the matrix look like a McDonald's happy meal. The story, cast, cinematography and music were just perfect, the special effects were very good to considering almost no CGI was used, I know this film has I wile to go before it is made a classic. And while I think that star trek, terminator the fifth element, alien (and by the way the second one is better) are all great movies. This my fellow sci fi lovers is the pinnacle of science fiction thought, preying on the imagination not with aliens or monsters or futuristic corrupt/totalitarian governments but simply the potential of the unconscious mind a real thing that we all posses, it was an idea that infected the minds of John carpenter, Ridly Scott and other filmmakers that you love. This film deserves to be recognized as one of the greatest accomplishments of our time. Thank you and in a day or two "I'll be back" to defend my case if any of you care to debate me.
Why is Inception at number 36? It should be at least in the top five spot. Great film by a great writer and director. The plot is amazing and unpredictable. Really the best science fiction movie for me.
34th? Haha... Inception is best sci-fi movie of all time. Enough said!

26Predator

27The Terminator

28A.I. - Artificial Intelligence

A moving movie more than Sci-Fi

MatrixGuy


29Sunshine

very very good and shockingly scary at the end

whatsitsname

One of the best movies ever. I'm not taking the ending into account here... I pretend that never happened.

NightAntilli


30Forbidden Planet

31Stargate

Spawned Two hit series, one of which became the longest running SciFi show ever. Great movie. Great universe.

Freak_Show1


32Back to the Future
Really number 39 it should at least make top 10 great movie
Should be in top 20. Hell, it should be #1.
Let's at least put this in top 20.

dureckl

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33Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace

How the end (and rebirth) of the jedi began.


34Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

35District 9

36Resident Evil

This movie is the greatest sci-fi ever! zombies attack, cool action and sexy as hell Mila.. amazing journey!

mesh13


37Dune

38Men In Black

39Mars Attacks

40The Omega Man

41The Matrix: Revolutions

42Event Horizon
Horror in space. very original and spooky

43Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

44Robocop

45Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

46Outland

47Total Recall

48Knowing

49Equilibrium

One of the best low budget sci-fi I've even seen. Christian Bale is really good in it.

gwengoat


50Dark City

51Silent Running

52The Last Starfighter

53Rollerball (1975)

54Quintet

55The Stepford Wives (1975)

56Phase IV

57A Clockwork Orange
I can't believe how low this is. This list is better than the other one, but still awful.

58Men In Black II

59E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

60Harry Potter & The Order Of the Phoenix

61Armageddon

62Ra.One

63Village of the Damned

64The Invisible Man

65Enemy Mine

66Star Trek Into Darkness

67Terminator Salvation

68Cloud Atlas

69Scanners
I bealive that this is one of the most under-rated sci films ever made. The music and filming were quite riveting, riminding me of 2001 space odessy quire a bit. The acting, organic special effects and extreamly well thogu thought out story are compleatly incredable. This film deserves to be on the top 10 list at like number 7?

70Wall-E

71Prometheus

72Prometheus

73The Day After Tomorrow

74Gattaca
Such a great movie, a fantastically photographed dystopia, that could come true in the near future

75Natural City

76Transformers

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