Top five sci-fi films of all time

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by steko » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:05 am

For your watching enjoyment we now present the perennial favorite: Dark Star (1974) - Full Movie - YouTube

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:17 am

I really like the weird blend of quantum physics + 'Quatermass & The Pit' + Catholicism + H.P. Lovecraft that John Carpenter cooked up in Prince Of Darkness

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And if you like H.P. Lovecraft, then you have to see John Carpenter's In The Mouth of Madness Woo-hoo!
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And while we're at it, another fun H.P. Lovectaft Sci-Fi/Horror hybrid: From Beyond
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by rozling » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:28 pm

Didn't expect such a big response to this at all! I've compiled these into an IMDB list for easier adding to watch lists etc.

132 awesome sci-fi movies so far...

http://www.imdb.com/list/JiL-RKLD-Dg

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by outsidesys » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:50 pm

Not sure if these have been mentioned, but they're pretty good too:

Pitch Black
The Island
Lockout
In Time
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Attack the Block
The Adjustment Bureau
Surrogates
Push
Jumper
V for Vendetta
Things to Come (1936)

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by artpunk » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:07 pm

rozling wrote:Didn't expect such a big response to this at all! I've compiled these into an IMDB list for easier adding to watch lists etc.

132 awesome sci-fi movies so far...

http://www.imdb.com/list/JiL-RKLD-Dg
Great List! Silent Running scores both 14 & 39th place on my 1st Proof Read however...
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by Vivo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:01 am

Under rated movies ...

No Escape

Enemy Mine

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:51 am

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by artpunk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:44 am

Robbie the Robot! Lewis, the owner of the store in Melbourne (AWave) I get my Moog gear from had one of the original Robbies from Forbidden Planet in the store for a while. He traded it for some equipment from a collector, then sold it on to another collector. Ah, if I had had the money... But my wife would have killed me!
And growing up with 'Lost In Space' ...the memories. Every now and then I wave my arms around going "Warning! Danger Will Robinson!" ...needless to say, my kids have no idea what I'm on about and think me quite mad!

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by rozling » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:57 am

artpunk wrote:
rozling wrote:Didn't expect such a big response to this at all! I've compiled these into an IMDB list for easier adding to watch lists etc.

132 awesome sci-fi movies so far...

http://www.imdb.com/list/JiL-RKLD-Dg
Great List! Silent Running scores both 14 & 39th place on my 1st Proof Read however...
(My wife says I am a terrible pendant) :lol:
Whoops, fixed! The list order doesn't really mean anything btw; just the order in which they were mentioned here :)

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by H20nly » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:08 pm

outsidesys wrote:Jumper
is that the (recent) one about the kid who can teleport??

+1 for V for Vendetta... i dunno that it's sci-fi, but it's one of the best movies ever IMO.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by outsidesys » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:53 pm

Yes, Jumper is the one about teleportation.

And I agree that it's a stretch to consider V for Vendetta a sci-fi flick, but I couldn't resist. Hmmm. I looked it up on Netflix, and they've categorized it as sci-fi, but I still think it's a stretch anyway.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by H20nly » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:15 am

Jumper was better than i thought it would be... in a lot of ways... and not as good as it should be in others. my son loved it. i liked it. as goes with the territory in Sci-Fi... a certain amount of suspended belief is required. still, it's worth a watch. agreed.
Vivo wrote:Enemy Mine
also agreed about this one being underrated. it's a really good flick.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:30 am

H20nly wrote:
Vivo wrote:Enemy Mine
also agreed about this one being underrated. it's a really good flick.
You may be interested in the movie that inspired 'Enemy Mine':
Robinson Crusoe On Mars
(1964)

Decent updating of the classic survival tale to the planet Mars.

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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by beatmunga » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:59 am

oblique strategies wrote:
You may be interested in the movie that inspired 'Enemy Mine':
Robinson CARUSO On Mars
(1964)

Decent updating of the classic survival tale about a popular early 20th Century tenor and recording artist stuck on the planet Mars.
Corrected for you O.S.
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Re: Top five sci-fi films of all time

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:03 am

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