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Best 12 Science Fiction Movies of all time as of 2016

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:41 AM
If they took out the stupid psycho guy that ruined the ending Sunshine would've probably been the best Sci fi flick I've ever seen. The original Robocop was great too.

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:45 PM
even if it doesnt make it on the list, i think ET deserves an honorary mention.

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 01:02 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

Good Science Fiction movies are few and far between- I miss the days where plot/characters meant more than special effects... Here is a quick list I compiled, not necessarily the BEST, but perhaps my favorites... or those that I would be willing to watch again and again. I have only included movies that I consider "Classics" and were created before 1990. If I had to make another list of movies created after that date it would most certainly include "Contact", "12 Monkeys", "The Fifth Element" (Multi Pass!), and at least 10 others likely to have been already mentioned here.

(In No Particular Order)
This Island Earth (1955)
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Time Machine (1960)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Silent Running (1972)
Blade Runner (1982)
Dune (1984)
Tron (1982)
edit on 9162016 by seattlerat because: mai spilling sugs

edit on 9162016 by seattlerat because: had to add 5th Element for the post that followed mine

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 01:05 PM
No mention of the Fifth Element? It's one of my top favs.

Aziz! LIGHT!!

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:04 PM
not a bad list but people are always going to say you have it wrong like where was Terminator or Star Trek and so on.

But I think your list is decent a few movies on it I hate such as promethious.

I checked out your YouTube channel, its actually not that bad pretty decent.

Mine in no particular order would be:

Star Trek First contact.
The Matrix.
Terminator 2
Blade Runner
Fifth Element
Total Recall (original)
The Day After Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat)
The Martian
Back to the future
Mad Max 2.

ohhh and as a Bonus..... Bill and Tens Excellent Adventure!

It could really depend though on how broad you want to make science fiction, does that then include the likes of Iron man, ghostbusters, spider man, some might even want to through star wars in there (something i would disagree with it, its a fantasy)

interesting thread dude
edit on 16-9-2016 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:59 PM

originally posted by: Spacespider
Ahh sry forgot to add Dune into my presentation.. one of the best in my opinion.

Love the books and the struggle with predestination and a fate the main character is trying to avoid. But Dune do not really translate that well to a movie. The Tv series is better from my point of view but I wished it was done later to get real high quality like Game of Thrones.

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 03:09 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

One film stands head and shoulders above all others.


Written as a work of science fiction is now slowing becoming science " fact "

posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 07:51 PM

originally posted by: Bluntone22
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?

Don't belong on this list.

You don't like the Matrix??? Bro that s**t was revolutionary. Admittedly the 3rd one was a bit poo.

The Thing (1982) watched this over 30 times :- |
Mission to Mars
Star Was (part IV to VI)
Star Trek (new ones)
Enemy Mine
Blade Runner
Space Odyssey
Appollo 13
Robocop (for its time)
The last Star fighter
The Dark Crystal
That's all i can think of atm

posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 05:11 AM
a reply to: OpenEars123

Appollo 13

Errrr dude you do know that was not sci-if it's a true story.....

posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 05:56 AM

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: OpenEars123

Appollo 13

Errrr dude you do know that was not sci-if it's a true story.....

Yeah I was wondering lol. Not fiction, but it's science

posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 03:35 PM
a reply to: Spacespider

I despise most fantasy oriented films.
Because of, 'And suddenlys'.
I prefer the story to have a large moral component which is challenged by the science.
This genre has been the refuge of many who had little talent in creating massive scenarios of complexity. Complexity is needed, for me, to involve the intellectual functions. Single ended mysteries (Locked room murders, i.e.) rarely have much thrust.
Due to my predilection for ACTION, I don't require movies that amuse me in every facet. They need not have mature themes and great acting. So said: Blade Runner has all of the content I can stand. It has a major theme and it was Philip K Dick's. Adaptations of the written often tend to be disappointing. This one wasn't.
If I had my wish an Iain M Banks' Culture novel would please the crap out of me (Done well!).
Crappy, almost sciency based, movies can still get a look. The Matrix premiers that list. This type of schlock appeals to the wistful. While no one can criticize the scope of the production the idea that we would be useful as batteries is entirely incoherent. It's just as awful a starting point as giant insect movies.
While many find the writings of non-scientists to be preferable due to their ability to skirt impossibilities (as currently known) to be thrilling, I can't avoid the lack of 'suspension of non-belief'.
Give me the Killer Bs' type of imaginings. Tell Bradbury he writes great and then to go away.
Childhood's End as opposed to Ender's Game.
Many of the films I saw when they were theatrical releases. Them scared the crap out of my pre-adolescent self to the point of nightmares. The Thing didn't, mayhap because it was in a wholly foreign environment. The Day the Earth stood Still was a great compilation of then current fears. This Planet Earth was a big YEAH!, for plotting. Independence Day, entertaining and without any meaning.
To an agnostic, iconoclastic anti-authoritarian Brazil was very good. My biases are as stated and I concede nothing (See self description.).
Perhaps all of us need to express the fundaments of ourselves to add validity to our impressions of worth. It could help define WHY we choose different titles for inclusion to any 'best' list.

posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 09:18 AM
I agree with most of you, i must point out that Star Wars is space fantasy, not science fiction.

I will add to the list:
Dark city
Fire in the sky
Star Trek The Voyage Home
Event Horizon
The man from Earth
Strange days
Invasion of the body snatchers
Altered States
Pacific Rim
Immortel(Ad Vitam)

posted on Oct, 7 2016 @ 11:26 AM
Best 12 Science Fiction Movies of all time as of 2016

1. Frank Herberts Dune 1984 'Long live the fighters' !

2. Independence Day first one.

3. Fifth Element.

4. Pitch Black.

5. Serenity.

6. First Matrix.

7 Starship Troopers first one.

8. I,Frankenstein

9. Aliens the second movie out of the series.

10. Back to the Future first one.

11. Predator First movie.

12. Terminator 2

My list.

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