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What Is This The Most Influential Sci-Fi Film Ever?

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posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 05:34 PM
La Voyage dans la lune.(A Trip To The Moon.)
SCREENPLAY:George Melies.(inspired by J.Verne & H.G.Wells.)
DIRECTOR:George Melies.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.
SCREENPLAY:adapted from the Jules Verne novel of same name.
DIRECTOR:Stuart Paton.

SCREENPLAY:Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou.
DIRECTOR:Fritz Lang.

Frau im Moud.(Women In The Moon.)
SCREENPLAY:Thea von Harbou.
DIRECTOR:Fritz Lang.

The Time Machine.
SCREENPLAY:adapted from the H.G.Wells book of the same name.
DIRECTOR:George Pal.

2001 A Space Oyssey.
SCREENPLAY:Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C.Clarke.
DIRECTOR:Stanley Kubrick.

Star Wars.
SCREENPLAY:George Lucus.
DIRECTOR:George Lucus.

DIRECTOR:Ridley Scott.

The Terminator.
SCREENPLAY:James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd.
DIRECTOR:James Cameron.

[edit on 12-11-2007 by jakyll]

posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 06:10 PM
The Day the Earth Stood Still

Director:Robert Wise

Writers:Harry Bates (story)
Edmund H. North (screenplay)

Release Date:28 September 1951 (USA)

posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 06:17 PM
I would say 2001 or Star Wars.

Not saying they were the best, just the most influential

[edit on 12-11-2007 by earth2]

posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 06:24 PM
Things to Come aka The Shape of Things to Come - H.G. Wells

Directed by - William Cameron Menzies
Written by - H.G. Wells
Year - 1936

(Uncolorized version if you can get it)


Blade Runner -1982

Directed by Ridley Scott
Based on Phillip K. Dicks novel - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 06:39 PM
@ bobafett1972.

I was going to include those 2,but they both owe a lot to Metropolis.

posted on Nov, 12 2007 @ 07:03 PM
Huh, It took 3 replies to mention Blade Runner

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. "

posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 09:49 AM
culturally star wars was probably the most influential. i'll give you 5 bucks if you can find someone that has no clue what "the force" is. even if they never saw star wars, they know about it.

posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 09:56 AM
Star Wars hands down.

posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 10:31 AM

Huh, It took 3 replies to mention Blade Runner

That it was of my fave films ever,but if it wasn't for Metropolis and its city scape,then Blade Runner would look and feel very different.

posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 12:06 PM
Silent Running with Bruce Dern in the lead.

A tale about the destruction of our forests even in Space!

posted on Nov, 13 2007 @ 06:25 PM
It has to be Star Wars for most influential so far.

However, I think that in the long run, Blade Runner will prove to be the most prophetic as to how it might actually be in our own future. Plus as far as Sci-Fi goes, Phillip K. Dick who wrote "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" which Blade Runner was based on, is an early Sci-Fi Master and has had more movies based on his work than anyone else with true Sci-Fi credibility.

posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:30 AM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, very influential. I think it made the average person stop and think about what might be beyond earth.

posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 10:29 PM
2001 A Space Oyssey.
SCREENPLAY:Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C.Clarke.
DIRECTOR:Stanley Kubrick.

I'd have to agree with that. How many people have seen that movie more than once and still were confused
It has some pretty deep messages and is thought of by many as a very realistic encounter with an alien intelligence.

Of course a good case can be made for Star Wars. I thought the Matrix was pretty good too. Certainly made people wonder if we really are in a virtual reality.

posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 02:24 AM
I can't believe that no one mentioned "Forbidden Planet". This iconic science-fiction film from the 50's certainly has it's place in the history of this genre. "Forbidden Planet" is often credited as being Gene Roddenberry's inspiration for Star Trek and, as such, is certainly one of the most influential science fiction films to date.

This flick had it all. From a classic "flying saucer" , a great robot and great special effects (for it's time) produced by Disney studios. If you haven't seen "Forbidden Planet", it is certainly worth the time.

[edit on 12/2/2007 by benevolent tyrant]

posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 10:13 AM
My choice would have to be Metropolis.

Its city scape has influenced every sci-fi film/tv program that has a city or cities in it.The female robot was so futuristic you don't see the likes of it again until Star Wars,but the lab it was created in was reproduced countless times for horror films.

Then there is the eternal struggle of the workers against their masters,the relations between the social classes.And if you look closely at the scenes where the factory blows up some of the actors are on wires,i'm not sure but i think this predates the first use of the technique in any Chinese martial arts film.

There has also been an influence on musicians songs and videos such as Queen,Madonna,Motorhead,Nine Inch Nails,Akala and Kraftwerk.

[edit on 12-12-2007 by jakyll]

posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 03:27 PM
I'd go with Metropolis.

posted on Feb, 21 2008 @ 03:59 AM
I would have to go with FORBIDDEN PLANET first. It is a classic, and has alot of concepts in it, that you can see an influence on alot of Sci-Fi movies.

I would pick Star Wars for second place. I grew up with this movie, and think about how many people that have looked up into the night sky after watching the movie and thought, "I wonder what is out there."

posted on Feb, 21 2008 @ 06:53 AM
Star Wars, without a doubt.

Not necessarily the best, as many have pointed out, but definately the most influential on society.
Everybody has heard of it.

Most influential as an art medium?
Either Metropolis or 2001.
Both greatly influenced subsequent films within the genre.

posted on Feb, 21 2008 @ 02:56 PM
I like that Silent Running was mentioned.
2001 hands down - yet I watch 2010 way, way more... not really a clue as to why. The one I "like" but is a crappy movie had James Brolin and OJ in it about fakery in the Moon landings... drawing a blank.... Capricorn One or some zodiac thing.


posted on Mar, 1 2008 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by V Kaminski

The movie your talking about is Capricorn one and it was story about a faked Mars landing.

I would say Star Wars has had the biggest influence on our culture and on the way sci fi movies were made, as well as the birth of merchandising.

[edit on 1-3-2008 by Kurokage]

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