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Best 12 Science Fiction Movies of all time as of 2016

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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Hello big sci fi nerd here

What are your top sci-fi movies as of today.. I am a big fan of the genre and made a presentation of the movies that I recommend all people with a monitor should watch as soon they get the chance


Science fiction feeds our urge to guess and probe into the unknown, it can be argued that science fiction has propelled scientific advancements.

I would love to get some suggestions to some sci fi movies.. or some hints about some upcoming movies with the same theme as those in the video presentation.



I have only chosen movies.. if I should include sci fi series, the list would be much much longer.
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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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I'm still on board thinking the jeff goldblums "the fly" was and still is way way up there, it just strikes a cord with me and is more relevant today then it ever was. Before it was just about the gore now it is the principle that leads me to other places.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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Chuck a couple of those or add a couple such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still," the all-time (period considered) movie ever made and the first "Independence Day," and you about have it.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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Promethius? Really? That was awful.
Apparently Sci fi didn't exist before 1975.

No war of the worlds? The original
No time machine? Original again
The thing? Either version
Soylent green?
West world?
When world's collide?
Star wars and empire?


Sunshine,
A.I.
Matrix
Solaris
Promethius
Don't belong on this list.

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: Spacespider

The original Dino de laurentis Dune, you missed that one. Bladerunner and the matrix I would agree with. I am still waiting for someone to make asimov's foundation and empire, star whores just doesn't cut it.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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Planet of the apes
Sphere
District 9
Galaxy Quest
Twelve Monkeys
Soylent Green
Terminator
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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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Couple there that I haven't seen (weekend viewing) I would have stuck in at least on of the Planet of the Apes films though.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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These lists are always divisive because people have different definitions of sci-fi, or lean toward one style of it versus others e.g. "hard" sci-fi vs sci-fi fantasy, etc. And there are many works of sci-fi people consider absolutely horrible that I loved lol. Go figure. Mine though, if I had a gun to my head (no particular order; I can't choose):

A.I. (Would I have preferred to see Kubrick's take on it? Yes. But he willingly handed it over to Spielberg and then passed away. And unlike many, I actually loved what was done with it and see quite a bit of Kubrick's influence even if others disagree. That's fine.)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. (The ending chokes me up to this day. Especially one particular line from Kirk.)

2001: A Space Odyssey. (Perhaps a bit slow and tedious by modern standards, but it remains a classic and, to me, timeless.)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (I like it a lot less than I used to. Spielberg said a while back that when he watches this work of his today, he sees "a lot of naivete," and that's how I feel about my past infatuation with it too lol. But I still love it.)

Batteries Not Included. (Calling this sci-fi might be a stretch for some, but for me the sense of wonder and magic in it, and the fact that it's still about small mechanical life forms from another world, allows it to qualify... if only just.)

Terminator. (This is another one that can be hard to peg as sci-fi necessarily. The brilliant thing about it was that although full of sci-fi tropes, it was filmed and presented almost more like a horror slasher flick. The combination was jarring enough that it was genuinely scary at the time. And that haunting feeling in the 80s that technology really could get away from us and destroy us all, while by no means original or novel, was really well captured in it imo.)

Terminator 2. (Ditto. The franchise ended for me after this, too.
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Blade Runner. (Need I say more?)

Gattaca. (Before The Matrix, Minority Report, and countless others, Gattaca was - for its time - an interesting take on eugenics and transhumanism and their potential threat to human individuality and endeavor. More intimate and personal than other films dealing with the rise of sterile, dehumanizing tech-driven futures, and a lot less action packed, but some great performances imo.)

1984 (Speaks for itself.)

Moon. (Imagine the, "I'm sorry, I can't let you do that, Dave" sequence from 2001: ASO was the entire premise of a film, complete with the same sense of isolation in a space setting, and you have Moon. A somewhat unoriginal but nonetheless extremely well executed, imo, sci-fi flick, with more emphasis on emotional resonance and catharsis than scale or philosophical premise.)

The Matrix. (Although already mentioned and kind of a cliche now, this movie was like a seminal event for me in my younger days, so I have to include it lol. At the time, it was mind blowing.)

So yeah, in the end my list is pretty cliched lol. But it's honest.


Peace.
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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: Spacespider

I agree with Contact. Some of the others I am not so sure.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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Ahh sry forgot to add Dune into my presentation.. one of the best in my opinion.




posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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My 12 would be:
1956 Forbidden Planet
1968 2001 Space Odyssey
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1977 Star Wars
1979 Alien
1982 Blade Runner
1982 Star Trek : Wrath of Khan
1984 The Terminator
1996 Star Trek : First Contact
1999 The Matrix
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2009 Avatar



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: Spacespider
Ahh sry forgot to add Dune into my presentation.. one of the best in my opinion.


Ah yes Dune a much underrated film and unfortunately overcut which is why I can't include it on my list. It is a shame since with the obviously cut scenes added back it would be wonderful. It is a shame that it was severly cut to make it shorter because of concerns about audience attention for a long film.....roll on 20 years and we have Lord of the rings !



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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How can you put avatar on your list?
That movie is just dances with Wolves in space.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: yorkshirelad


How can you put avatar on your list?
That movie is just dances with Wolves in space.

How can you say that

All fantasy sic fi formulas begin and end with hero destroys evil villain, gets girl.

To the thread...


Brazil

Metropolis

THX 1138

Logan's Run

Fahrenheit 451

The Original Roller Ball, with James Caan

Edit: Oh, and Elysium

And Gawd almighty, They Live


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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
Gattaca
Blade Runner
Minority Report
The Fly
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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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It's an acquired taste....


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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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Because it's the same plot with smurfs.
Outcast stuck with natives.
Outcast sympathizes with natives.
Outcast falls in love with girl.
Girl is the Chiefs daughter.
Government/military is the villain.
Outcast changes sides.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: intrptr


Because it's the same plot with smurfs.
Outcast stuck with natives.
Outcast sympathizes with natives.
Outcast falls in love with girl.
Girl is the Chiefs daughter.
Government/military is the villain.
Outcast changes sides.


Thats the official story line.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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Lots of good movies listed.

If you havent seen Chappie, its really good! Done by the same people whi did District 9 (another great flick).



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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Tales of Tomorrow

Linky there for those that have not seen it and

Twilight Zone !
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