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Old 23-12-2012, 01:47   #1 (permalink)
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Sci Fi top ten movies

I voted in wired's top 10 sci fi movie poll:
VOTE NOW! Reader's Choice Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies | GeekDad | Wired.com

After a tremendous amount of thought and introspection, this is what I picked (in order of awesomeness):

1 - Blade Runner
2 - Alien
3 - The City of Lost Children
4 - Aliens
5 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
6 - Brazil
7 - Terminator 2
8 - District 9
9 - The Matrix
10 - Star Wars

Close, but not quite making it into the top 10:

12 Monkeys
A Clockwork Orange
Children of Men
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Jurassic Park
Terminator
Dune

also up there but not in the top 10 is the Jeff Goldblum version of The Fly, which wasn't in Wired's poll but is way better than many of the things on the poll.

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Old 23-12-2012, 02:17   #2 (permalink)
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Prometheus was rather ok.
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Old 23-12-2012, 11:07   #3 (permalink)
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01 2001-A Space Odyssey, which made us hopeful for the future
02 Alien - which brought us down to earth again
03 Mad Max 2 - which will come to pass soon enough
04 Solaris (Soviet version) - story-telling at its best
05 Metropolis - retrolook at what could have been
06 The Stepford Wives (1975 version) - when technicians had to do the job which advertisers have now done
07 Blade Runner - a vision of the near future without the internet
08 Clockwork Orange - a Seventies look at the Seventies
09 District 9 - cowboys and indians from space
10 Iron Sky - Nazis from the moon fuck up the nazis on Earth
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Old 23-12-2012, 14:06   #4 (permalink)
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Alien
Blade Runner
Primer
GATTACA
The Matrix
The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2)
A Scanner Darkly
Starship Troopers
A Clockwork Orange
Inception

Not necessarily in that order. I haven't seen Looper, which from what I've read seems like it could easily make the list.

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Old 23-12-2012, 16:22   #5 (permalink)
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Not necessarily my top 10 as most of those above, but a few more for flavour.

Sunshine
The Navigator
Batteries Not Included
Predators
Alien v Predator (in the pyramid)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Day After Tomorrow
Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Event Horizon
Outland (1981 Sean Connery)
Fortress (1992 Christopher Lambert)
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Old 23-12-2012, 16:26   #6 (permalink)
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Just looked at their list.

Missed loads.

Riddick is very near top of my top ten.
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Old 23-12-2012, 16:27   #7 (permalink)
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How is Fight Club science fiction?
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Old 23-12-2012, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
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Blade runner and Alien my top 2. Can't be arsed voting.
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Old 23-12-2012, 17:04   #9 (permalink)
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How is Fight Club science fiction?

I thought the same thing... nothing sci-Fi about it, is there?
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Old 23-12-2012, 21:27   #10 (permalink)
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How is Fight Club science fiction?
It's not. That Wired list was pretty weak for including it and not including The Fly (any version), Mad Max (or any or the series), Stepford Wives, Westworld (Yyl Brynner's was one of the best robots ever, I think Russians make even better robots than Austrians), Total Recall, V for Vendetta, and many others I can't think of now.

Oh, and RoboCop, that's definitely in my top 23 list.

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Old 23-12-2012, 23:01   #11 (permalink)
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Ah shit, forgot about Starship Troopers and Total Recall. Subbing out Jurassic Park with Troopers.

Maybe Robocop. Anyway, there is zero verhoeven love on that list.
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Old 27-12-2012, 00:25   #12 (permalink)
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I don't think it's as easy these days to make totally groundbreaking films such as alien or bladerunner.... I think the same applies to music. Maybe that is stating the obvious, maybe it's completely untrue. I don't know. I'm just a kid.
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Old 27-12-2012, 00:39   #13 (permalink)
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No particular order

Andromeda Strain
Fahrenheit 451
A Clockwork Orange
Forbidden Planet
Aliens
THX 1138
Star Wars
The Thing
Contact
Blade Runner
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Alien/s -- even liked the third one except for the CGI xenos.
Blade Runner
The Thing (Carpenter version)
2001: Space Odyssey
Dune (can that be scifi?)
of course the original Star Wars trilogy, minus ewoks
Event Horizon
The Matrix
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In no order:

Alien
Aliens
Blade Runner
Predator
The Thing
Outland
Terminator 2
District 9
Flight of the Navigator (nostalgia)

There's a sci film I watched when I was really young, probably shit special effects etc but I've been forever trying to find it, it caught my imagination when I was a kid. The story is basically humans fighting aliens in space, in little space crafts and one guy and one of the aliens crash land on a strange planet. They eventually become friends and are trapped on this planet trying to help each other get by. There's weird aliens on it and they make a house out of alien turtle shells or something. Anyone know the film?
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I've watched that many times. The race of aliens was called Drak, right? It ended with the human singing the saga of the Draks on their home planet. It never failed to reduce me to tears! Lovely music too.

My video recorder eventually destroyed the tape. And I can't remember the name of the film, either.
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:29   #18 (permalink)
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Aliens
Akira
Predator
Robocop
Blade Runner
The Matrix
Moon
Terminator 2
District 9
Fifth Element
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