Top five sci-fi films of all time

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by ryggen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:30 am

Mmmmmmm let me think... Here are some good ones not sure about all time but here we go...

Still soaking in but Prometheus was good!
The original Alien for sure
Obvious but Star Wars (I always loved empire strikes back the best)
moon was awesome
I have to say Matrix (original)

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by ian_halsall » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:41 am

I have said it before but you can't beat Ghostbusters

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by lowshelf » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:35 pm

Colossus - The Forbin Project (1970) has a great proto-Skynet story, epic ending, hilarity, lush blonde and some awesome sound work. Which is like, everything really.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Mint Invader » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:54 pm

ian_halsall wrote:I have said it before but you can't beat Ghostbusters

Classic.
Because Whatever.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by andydes » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:36 am

No one's mentioned one of the most fucked up sci fi films out there-

eXistenZ

And although I don't count it amongst my favorites, now's a good a time and place to get this off my chest-

The first Star Trek film was the best. Yeah, you heard me.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:54 am

andydes wrote:No one's mentioned one of the most fucked up sci fi films out there-

eXistenZ

And although I don't count it amongst my favorites, now's a good a time and place to get this off my chest-

The first Star Trek film was the best. Yeah, you heard me.
Dude Star Trek is just the best.

I downloaded a load of the first series with some pre Shatner stuff and it's just brilliant.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by d.reamonn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:35 am

I showed my bitch Star Wars (ep IV) for the first time last week (she's 22, I'm a perv, don't judge me), and she found it hilarious. I never realised, having grown up with the flick, just how silly Vader comes off as. My favourite of her comments: "His voice is too high pitched for him to be impressive. And he needs to speak more slowly".

1. Bladerunner
2. Jurassic Park
3. Ghostbusters
4. Alien 3
5. Futurama s01e01

I don't rate Matrix, Star Trek at all.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:39 am

andydes wrote:No one's mentioned one of the most fucked up sci fi films out there-

eXistenZ
I really liked it too. It's actually an excellent metaphor for young adulthood & just 'playing the game'. Cronenberg is truly one of the great directors working in sci-fi/horror.

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andydes wrote:And although I don't count it amongst my favorites, now's a good a time and place to get this off my chest-

The first Star Trek film was the best. Yeah, you heard me.
You may be right! It's certainly the closest in spirit to genuine sci-fi, as opposed to action/sci-fi or pure Trekkie fan fare. And director Robert Wise is no stranger to high caliber sci-fi. I really want to see it again.

I have a special fondness for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country It is probably the darkest of the Star Trek films, with Kirk showing a surprising mean streak.

I also want to see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan again too, becasue my most trusted sci-fi critic rates it the highest of the Star Trek films (& he really know his stuff!)

I recently saw Star Trek: Insurrection & found it to be one of the better Next Generation flicks.

Oh, & by the way... Piccard rules. :mrgreen:
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:45 am

Wrath of Khan is surely the best of the films.

Can't believe anyone can dislike the original series....

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by andydes » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:52 pm

d.reamonn wrote:"His voice is too high pitched for him to be impressive. And he needs to speak more slowly".
:lol: Classic. True that a lot of star wars love is mainly due to happy memories.
d.reamonn wrote: 4. Alien 3
Very underrated, imo. Follows the basic theme of the original very well- a group of incredibly talented actors arguing a lot and being killed in gruesome ways. I kind of meant that in a good way.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:06 pm

andydes wrote:
d.reamonn wrote: 4. Alien 3
Very underrated, imo. Follows the basic theme of the original very well- a group of incredibly talented actors arguing a lot and being killed in gruesome ways. I kind of meant that in a good way.
Indeed. Alien 3 is my favorite of the lot. It is the darkest of all the Alien films.

The first few minutes cruelly negate all the achievements of Aliens, & by the end it has negated virtually everything.... It is truly magnificent.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by d.reamonn » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:20 pm

oblique strategies wrote:
andydes wrote:
d.reamonn wrote: 4. Alien 3
Very underrated, imo. Follows the basic theme of the original very well- a group of incredibly talented actors arguing a lot and being killed in gruesome ways. I kind of meant that in a good way.
Indeed. Alien 3 is my favorite of the lot. It is the darkest of all the Alien films.

The first few minutes cruelly negate all the achievements of Aliens, & by the end it has negated virtually everything.... It is truly magnificent.

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And the soundtrack is beautiful.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by mikemc » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:29 pm

andydes wrote:
mikemc wrote: Alien is the greatest "future regular people in space" science fiction movie of the modern era
Empire Strikes Back is the greatest good vs. evil space battle oriented science fiction movie
Terminator is the greatest "future goes haywire" sf movie
Fixed. Mike had a decent list, but he seems to be having sequel confusion.

Not mentioned so far but worthy of note:

Sunshine - ridiculous concept, but loads of style and atmosphere.
Solaris - I liked the Clooney version, shockingly :oops:

lol, you know i think i was confused. Didn't see Sunshine. Someone told me about Solaris and it sounds like a very intriguing concept.

Meanwhile, when is the movie night at 3dots?

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:13 am

Another obscure, intelligent sci-fi gem:
The Lathe of Heaven
1980

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by LoopStationZebra » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:46 pm

Sunshine was truly awful.

Awful.

:x
I came for the :lol:
But stayed for the :x

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