Five Favorite Science Fiction Movies - Mine and Yours

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  1. nailer

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    My first four come readily to mind and in order seen they are: 2001: A Space Odessy, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and The Matrix. The fifth is another story though and these are my contenders (again in order seen): District 9, Moon, Her, Ex Machina and Children of Men. I've seen each of these but once and will be watching each again to decide. I actually watched District 9 again a few nights ago and it's not going to be my fifth, but it's an excellent film. I'm thinking five will be either Children of Men or Moon.
     
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    OK, I'll play:

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Solaris (1972)
    Stalker
    Alien
    The thing (1982)

    I may add Forbidden Planet, Planet of Vampires and Voyage to the End of the Universe as well.
     
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    There is more but :D
    Forbidden Planet (1956)
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
    Metropolis (1927)
    It Came from Outer Space (1953)
    War of The Worlds (1953)
    When Worlds Collide (1951)
    2001 A Space Odessey (1968)
    2010 (1984)
    The Martian (2015)
    Close Encounters of A Third Kind (1977)
    Jupiter Ascending (2015)
    Outlander (2008)
     
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    The Russian take on Lem's tale is much better than the American. Must be a Commie thing.
     
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    You must've gone to a school that taught New Math. :biggrin:
     
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    District 9 was really out there and semi disturbing. Both times I watched it, I wanted to turn it off but couldn't.

    It's hard to imagine a list without 2001 A Space Odyssey on it - look at how many movies were made after which were obviously influenced by it, Passengers being the most recent example.

    The Matrix
    The Matrix Reloaded
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Back to the Future
    Star Wars

    The first and third Transformers movies were also pretty epic and the sound over the top.
     

     

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  7. WillVT

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    Speaking of District 9, I recently watched Chappie, which is the latest from the same director. Although it was pretty much panned, I thought it was really good. I especially liked Shartlo Copley's voice and motion capture work for the title character. He was also the lead in District 9.

    Another I really liked was The Edge of Tomorrow. Sometimes Tom Cruise does really good Sci-Fi.

    Sorry this isn't a list... I'm not good a lists.
     
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    Europa Report
    Solaris
    Alien
    2001
    Silent Running

    ...among many others.
     
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    Inspiration ^^^^^^^^^
     
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    I like ones that are unique like The Matrix, Aliens, Terminator 2001 etc. Also, I appreciate the oldie classics that paved the way like The Day The Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds, 20 Thousand Leagues, The Time Machine, The Blob etc.
     
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    Hard to pick just 5, but...

    The Time Machine (2002)
    The 5th Element (1997)
    The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
    12 Monkeys (1995)
    Kronos (1957)
     

     

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    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
    STAR TREK (I take them as one series of a great movie)
    BLADE RUNNER (1982)
    STALKER (1979)
    THE FLY (1958)

    I know you want only 5, but I love the following very much too:
    GATTACA (1997)
    TOTAL RECALL
    ALIENS (the first one)
    THE MATRIX
    INCEPTION
     
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    Does The Rocky Horror Picture Show count?
     
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    Only if it's your fifth.
     
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    2001
    Alien
    Star Wars
    Matrix
    Metropolis

    Loads of classic science fiction films that I like + honorable mentions to:

    The Thing From Another World (great comraderies and real dialogue in the crew)
    Dark Star (John Carpenter’s project as a student - hilarious low budget film)
    They Live (best fight scene in SF film, ever)
    Galaxy Quest (ah, c’mon! Do I need to mention why???)
     
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