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mvblair
11-20-2007, 06:02 PM
My 10 favorite sci-fi movie are(in no particular order):

"Children of Men" (2006) -- most importantly this movie is relevant and plausible, with great directing and acting, perhaps the most intense movie I've ever seen
"Planet of the Apes" (1968) -- it's been parodied many times, but it was amazing the first time I saw it and remains a wonderful movie
"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) -- great, great, great sci-fi until the fantasy ending - sure, I get it, we transcend humanity, but it was poorly done
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) -- good story-telling
"Westworld" (1973) -- again, a good story with a good premise
"Gattaca" (1997) -- plausible with good acting and great pacing
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) -- it's also a relevant and intense movie with a great message
"The Manchurian Candidate" (1963) -- very well done paranoia
"Blade Runner" (1982) -- for me, it created a new way of thinking about sci-fi
"Testament" -- (1983) -- the first movie that made me think about domesticity in the future

Other candidates for me: "Capricorn One" (1978), "The Day After" (1981), "Akira" (1988), "Star Trek" (1979)

If "Twilight Zone" episodes could be included as movies, every single episode would be listed.

I think most people here would enjoy "Children of Men." It's an incredible movie. In my opinion, it's the best movie since "Blade Runner." It's so intense, plausible (very important for sci-fi, imo), and just very well done. Anybody else seen it?

ArkadiosV2
11-20-2007, 06:13 PM
I seen it. It was good.

I've also seen some of the other ones you mentioned. I'm not a big sci-fi fan anyway but i think Children of Men does not exactly fit in the same category with Star Trek for example.

LuDux
11-20-2007, 07:34 PM
My favourites:
Predator
Blade Runner
2001
Kin-Dza-Dza

Kin-Dza-Dza online with english subtitles
Intro http://video.google.com/url?docid=1381312459340675154&esrc=sr9&ev=v&len=668&q=kin-dza-dza&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D1381312459340675154&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D1381312459340675154% 26q%3Dkin-dza-dza%26total%3D98%26start%3D0%26num%3D10%26so%3D0%2 6type%3Dsearch%26plindex%3D8&usg=AL29H22FVF42_Sazl1e6t1iC0_4WtfKoMw
1/2 http://video.google.com/url?docid=-2251461878127683608&esrc=sr1&ev=v&len=3788&q=kin-dza-dza&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D-2251461878127683608&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D-2251461878127683608%26q%3Dkin-dza-dza%26total%3D98%26start%3D0%26num%3D10%26so%3D0%2 6type%3Dsearch%26plindex%3D0&usg=AL29H20bxD6v7hVKdenmrXcEzII3raM41w
2/2 http://video.google.com/url?docid=8606387789179029392&esrc=sr3&ev=v&len=3822&q=kin-dza-dza&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D8606387789179029392&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D8606387789179029392% 26q%3Dkin-dza-dza%26total%3D98%26start%3D0%26num%3D10%26so%3D0%2 6type%3Dsearch%26plindex%3D2&usg=AL29H21VulohPunPHNf5YiKCR8eM-fRpYw

Kin-Dza-Dza vs Terminator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzxUjZR4uw
Kin-Dza-Dza vs Matrix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMoDqGnpTHk

qiangdade
11-20-2007, 10:45 PM
One of my favorite genres. Let's see (though i'm sure i'm gonna forget some):

from the top of my head and in no particular order:

Blade Runner
Alien 1
Alien 3
Gattaca
Brazil
Starship Troopers
Star Wars 4-6
Terminator 1
Terminator 2
Metropolis
Matrix
2001
12 Monkeys
Stargate
Planet of the Apes ('68)


gonna be back with some more later

EverGreen
11-20-2007, 11:02 PM
How can someone not mention the Star Wars saga?

The greatest story ever!

Phantim3dx
11-21-2007, 05:57 AM
In no particular order

Star Wars

Blade Runner

Aliens 2

Predator

Serenity<--you need to watch the tv series that FOX had to F**kin cancel...Firefly<--best tv series ever; that dealt more with inner humanity compared to anything else.

A Clockwork Orange (if it is considered sci-fi)

Matrix

Independence Day

Akira

DONNIE DARKO

Back to the Future

Test
11-21-2007, 09:15 AM
Children of men;
Minority Report;
The Island;
Aliens (All 4 movies);
Predator (Both);
AVP;
Phenomen;
Back to the Future (I,II);
Stargate;
Planet of the Apes;
...
The list is bigger but I cant remember all

ffalkec
11-21-2007, 11:44 AM
Donnie Darko, Back to the future, matrix, batman (sort of SciFi), the thing, flash gordon, x men (1,2,3)

rind
11-21-2007, 02:48 PM
Nice. Some of my favourites that hadn't been mentioned in this thread:
- Stalker (1979) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/)
- Solyaris (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/)
- Twelve Monkeys (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/) [Edit: qiangdade had mentioned it, sorry]
- La cité des enfants perdus (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682/)
- Mad Max 2 (1981) (The Road Warrior) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082694/)

And check this list, you may discover some underrated flicks:
Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time (http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/)

Finally, if you're really into the freaky, cult, weird films, check The man who saves the world (1982) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182060/) (aka Turkish Star Wars)
A review (http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=2341); Movie with english subs at Google Video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7069307816427160377).

mvblair
11-21-2007, 04:37 PM
I've also seen some of the other ones you mentioned. I'm not a big sci-fi fan anyway but i think Children of Men does not exactly fit in the same category with Star Trek for example. No, it doesn't fit with Star Trek, but it's still speculative fiction set in the future, so I consider it sci-fi. It's a wonderful, wonderful movie.

"Firefly" was a good show. I don't know why it was cut. The movie was OK, but the show was more fun.

Test: I thought "The Island" was pretty week. The idea was wonderful, absolutely wonderful, but the last hour of the movie where the characters are running around in regular Earth was just bad. "Back to the Future" is just classic though.

I'm certainly going to look up "Kin-Dza-Dza." I read about it a long time ago and wasn't really interested. But after watching a little on-line with LuDux's link, I think I'll see if my library has a copy. I'm also going to look up "Stalker," which Rind mentioned. So much good sci-fi comes out of Europe but never plays in North America. I still haven't seen the original "Solaris." I saw George Cloney's new version, which was very good, but I'm sure they original was better.

Rind: I enjoyed going through that list of the 50 Greatest Dystopian Movies. It's basically a list of all the dystopian movies out there!

HIGHLANDER
11-21-2007, 04:51 PM
Some good movies mentioned in there.

Sin City was nice although the same guys let me down a bit with the 300 movie.

Predator was great, never get tired of watching that.

I like all the Gangster stuff, all the classics like Scarface, Casino, Godfather, and my all time favourite is Carlito's way.

Other than that Braveheart is one of my Favourites for obvious reasons.

Quite like most of the Denzil Washington Movies and Johnny Depp Movies.

Oh and another classic is trainspotting with the follow up Acid House if anyones saw that, the bit where the baby is talking and saying in Scottish slang " gon geeze a wee suck aye yur tit in that" makes me laugh everytime.:cool:

Phantim3dx
11-21-2007, 05:15 PM
guys guys, let me tell you someting. i am so friggin trashed right nwo from 4 bottles of of somethings and somerthing. fukv man!

Billy
11-21-2007, 05:34 PM
guys guys, let me tell you someting. i am so friggin trashed right nwo from 4 bottles of of somethings and somerthing. fukv man!

:D

Langers boi!

ajaxballer
11-21-2007, 08:16 PM
I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan but Donnie Darko and
children for men were amazing, I also really liked
starship troopers when it first came out. Not sure
if these are really science fiction but when thinking
about movies that were at least semi-sci-fi and that
i really enjoyed i could only think of Battle royale and
The Host.

Other films mentioned in this thread that i really want to see:
Akira
A Clockwork Orange
La Cité des enfants perdus
Metropolis

c_fish
11-21-2007, 08:23 PM
Screamers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114367/)

qiangdade
11-21-2007, 11:45 PM
guys guys, let me tell you someting. i am so friggin trashed right nwo from 4 bottles of of somethings and somerthing. fukv man!

Post of the year!!!:D :D :D LMMFAO!!!

and very relevant too

now i can elaborate a bit on my list:

Blade Runner (one of the best scifi and noir movies of all time at the same time)
Alien 1 (awsum, just awsum)
Alien 3 (Fincher showing what he is capable of atmosphere-wise)
Gattaca (though not really scifi but rather philosofical and imo very likely to happen kinda future. Music by michael nyman and the costumes gave a huge boost to an already great story)
Brazil ( maybe the top director in creating atmosphere in a movie. huge story)
Starship Troopers (don't really know why, the movie has a great rhythm and if you are willing you can find all the anti-american and anti fascist elements in this one)
Star Wars 4-6 (no comment)
Terminator 1 (cameron at his best. huuuge story and directing and music and...)
Terminator 2 (ecqual to the first part for the same reasons)
Metropolis ( almost 100 years old but still current!!!)
Matrix (more than scifi imo, must have derived from philosophy. Creation was video-gamey but still)
2001 (oh, well. not my favorite but still great)
12 Monkeys (got goosebumbs when i saw it. just great)
Stargate (started my fav schifi story of all time: stargate sg1 the series. And atlantis on top of that)
Planet of the Apes ('68) (way better than burton's and falls in the category of schifi/philosophical movies that i just adore)

Ah! All movies based on philip k. dick books are also in my list. you probably know which they are...

mvblair
11-22-2007, 01:49 AM
guys guys, let me tell you someting. i am so friggin trashed right nwo from 4 bottles of of somethings and somerthing. fukv man!Post of the year!!!:D :D :D LMMFAO!!!
I think we've all been drunk and surfing this site at one time or another. If not, we're not really human. :D :D I love Phantim. I wish he'd come play basketball with me. :D :D

Blade Runner (one of the best scifi and noir movies of all time at the same time) I agree. Not only is the story fantastic (Dick, as you said), but the style is amazing. I've never seen a movie like it. And what wonderful music!!

Alien 1 (awsum, just awsum)
Alien 3 (Fincher showing what he is capable of atmosphere-wise) Alien 1 I agree with, but I didn't like the other movies.

Metropolis ( almost 100 years old but still current!!!) I really struggled with whether or not to put this in my list. I decided against it. The movie is good, very good, and the movie is no doubt a landmark in film and politics...but...I hate to say this, but I don't know, compared to any recent sci-fi, it's just too unsophisticated. On the other hand, it's still got style, plausibility, and politics. So...I guess it should be on the list.

Ah! All movies based on philip k. dick books are also in my list. you probably know which they are... I also really like Dick, but I haven't read as much of his work as I should. His books weaves speculation and stories so well that anything loosely based on his stories comes out well. Not even Spielberg could destroy "Minority Report."

qiangdade
11-22-2007, 09:47 AM
I also really like Dick, but I haven't read as much of his work as I should. His books weaves speculation and stories so well that anything loosely based on his stories comes out well. Not even Spielberg could destroy "Minority Report."

Most directors (except ridley scott) have a foul aproach on dick's stories, trying to pack them with action (total recall, minority report, impostor, paycheck) and focusing less on the troubled issues where you cannot really choose what's right or wrong. Yet the films come out to be at least descent and interesting even if they could probably be better.

porompompero
11-22-2007, 04:49 PM
Someone's watched Solaris?, I mean the 2002 version, not the soviet one from the 70's. I've recently read the book and I'm interested about the film. If someone has seen it, please tell me if its good enough.

porompompero
11-22-2007, 04:54 PM
Other films mentioned in this thread that i really want to see:
Akira
Amaaazing movie :)

Basketball GOD
11-22-2007, 05:39 PM
Someone's watched Solaris?, I mean the 2002 version, not the soviet one from the 70's. I've recently read the book and I'm interested about the film. If someone has seen it, please tell me if its good enough.

I saw Tarkovsky version with Lithuanian actor Banionis. And it is freaking long and slow. You just can't watch that film one piece though I haven't seen version with Clooney. It is widely considered that Tarkovsky version is much better than USA version but still IMO book was much more interesting.


Sci-fi is mine favorite movie genre and best films IMO are:
Blade Runner - totally agree that probably the best sci-fi movie ever.
2001 - stylish, cool film which even today looks awesome. Very good story also. But it is slow and I didn't like ending.
A Clockwork Orange - cool story. One of the best films I have ever seen but I am not sure that you can classify it as sci-fi.
Allen - now that's one awesome sci-fi film, pure entertainer. When I saw it first time I almost crapped my pants. Though no story.
Twelve Monkeys - good. I liked it. Brad Pitt acting was awesome.

mvblair
11-23-2007, 03:07 PM
Someone's watched Solaris?, I mean the 2002 version, not the soviet one from the 70's. I've recently read the book and I'm interested about the film. If someone has seen it, please tell me if its good enough.
I saw the 2002 version, but I haven't seen the '72 version. I thought the '02 was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. It's very dreamy in style, and perhaps a little slow, but it's definitely worth watching.

"Akira" is also very good. The action scenes are great.

saints13
12-08-2007, 10:20 PM
kokey

qiangdade
12-13-2007, 10:43 PM
If they ever film dimosthenis' liakopoulos' theory about the history of mankind into a movie then it will most deffinatelly be one of the best, if not the best scifi movie.

LuDux
12-13-2007, 10:56 PM
If they ever film dimosthenis' liakopoulos' theory about the history of mankind into a movie then it will most deffinatelly be one of the best, if not the best scifi movie.

I hope they will hurry up, ο καιρός γαρ εγγύς

ArkadiosV2
12-13-2007, 11:04 PM
I hope they will hurry up, ο καιρός γαρ εγγύς

LOL, how do you know the meaning?

LuDux
12-13-2007, 11:18 PM
LOL, how do you know the meaning?

I searched for him in wikipedia and found that one of his books has that name. Then i replaced CAPITAL letters using wikipedia page about Greek alphabet

ArkadiosV2
12-13-2007, 11:36 PM
If they ever film dimosthenis' liakopoulos' theory about the history of mankind into a movie then it will most deffinatelly be one of the best, if not the best scifi movie.

What do you have against Demosthenis? He and I are Putin's biggest fans in Greece :)

mvblair
06-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Did anybody see the movie "Moon" (2009)? It was a very good movie, although the acting was pretty bad. Great concepts: how to sustain a terrible job and what would happen if you met yourself.

qiangdade
06-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Did anybody see the movie "Moon" (2009)? It was a very good movie, although the acting was pretty bad. Great concepts: how to sustain a terrible job and what would happen if you met yourself.

i did. was a decent movie. directed bu david bowie's son

mvblair
06-25-2010, 11:36 PM
i did. was a decent movie. directed bu david bowie's son I didn't know that. That's interesting. I'm not a David Bowie fan, but his son is apparently much better artistically than he is.

No, it wasn't a great movie, but it was far above average.

Fedfan
06-25-2010, 11:49 PM
No DUNE????:D :(

still it's the best sci fi book at least.

mvblair
06-26-2010, 12:01 AM
No DUNE????:D :( I know, I know. There have been two good versions of the book (the one with Sting and then another recent one that was on the Sci-Fi channel here in the US). They were both extremely interesting visually. They were fascinating movies to watch just because of the visuals, but I've always found the story a little boring. :o

sinobball
06-26-2010, 12:09 AM
http://www.sofacinema.co.uk/guardian/images/products/9/32989-large.jpg
Cheesy but I liked

qiangdade
06-26-2010, 12:14 AM
dune with sting and kyle mclachlan was great. by david lynch if i am not mistaken

Iggypop
06-26-2010, 12:22 AM
Did anybody see the movie "Moon" (2009)? It was a very good movie, although the acting was pretty bad. Great concepts: how to sustain a terrible job and what would happen if you met yourself.

lol when i saw the topic, my first idea was to write sth about "Moon"
great SF movie!

Fedfan
06-26-2010, 12:47 AM
I know, I know. There have been two good versions of the book (the one with Sting and then another recent one that was on the Sci-Fi channel here in the US). They were both extremely interesting visually. They were fascinating movies to watch just because of the visuals, but I've always found the story a little boring. :o

lol WHAT?!?!?:D
ok the david lynch movie doesn't make any sense at all even if you know from before the story,but the mini series was pretty good.
Dune has one of the best and most complex science fiction storylines-even better than the Foundation.. it's only in the inabillity of the directors and scenario writers to put that into screen.

but the David Lynch movie is a disgrace :D No wonder later he tried to distance himself by using pseudonym in the credits.


dune with sting and kyle mclachlan was great. by david lynch if i am not mistaken

well..what d'ya know..are you a virgo by any chance?:D
No wonder shawshank redemption is thought as the best movie ever.;) :p

mvblair
06-26-2010, 04:37 AM
lol WHAT?!?!?:D I know, I know. Even my Dad calls me an idiot on this issue.

ok the david lynch movie doesn't make any sense at all even if you know from before the story,but the mini series was pretty good.
Dune has one of the best and most complex science fiction storylines Yeah, it does. I admit that. But it can be kind of boring don't you think?
-even better than the Foundation.. WHAT!? :D

Nah, that might be true. Foundation had so many little things that made it great, but I think it was too complex for it's own good. I think in the third book, the additional characters just became pedantic.
it's only in the inabillity of the directors and scenario writers to put that into screen. I think that's true.

I want to like "Dune." I really do. But I just can't...:(

Dtown
06-26-2010, 04:49 AM
Alien and Aliens

There were no sequels I don't care what anybody says.:p

No hyper depressing everyone dies movie, and no 'what the hell were they thinking' Alien/Human/dropped on it's head baby monster thing film.

Just Ripley, Vasquez redefining badass, and Newt stating a new family with Ripley, Hicks, and torn in half uncle Bishop :p

b3lowzro
06-26-2010, 05:33 AM
Brazil
A Clock Work Orange
Moon

pohani komarac
06-26-2010, 06:12 AM
commando with schwarzenegger and rambo with stallone:D

Cooper
05-31-2011, 05:39 AM
Blade Runner
Star Wars
Metropolis
Matrix
2001
12 Monkeys

Farfiman
05-31-2011, 06:36 AM
The scariest- Alien (1st of the series)
The Ground-breaking - Star wars ( 1st of the series)
Dark - Blade Runner
Ground breaking II - Matrix
Vintage - Planet of the Apes , Invasion of the body snatchers

Just for fun- Terminator, ET

Billy Bounce
05-31-2011, 08:07 AM
1) Terminator 1
2) Terminator 2

Nothing beats those two films , especially in the context of watching it in the middle of the Cold War .

mvblair
06-10-2011, 03:19 PM
I've got to add "Wall-E" (2008) to the list.

It's a kid's movie, sure, but it's just great. It's got possible themes, like all great sci-fi movies.

abbasketball
06-11-2011, 10:26 AM
Avator
terminator 2
jurasic park


1) Terminator 1
2) Terminator 2

Nothing beats those two films , especially in the context of watching it in the middle of the Cold War .

agree,
really wish James Cameron directed Terminator 3 and it would have added to your list.

All James Cameron movies!!!!

btw, I was just searching all his movies and realized all his movies title start either an "A" or "T"....funny

Levenspiel
07-26-2011, 05:37 PM
"Westworld" (1973) -- again, a good story with a good premise Couldn't really enjoy the movie, maybe a little too old for our taste, but it's obviously the inspiration for the Terminator.


Nice. Some of my favourites that hadn't been mentioned in this thread:
- Stalker (1979) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/)
- La cité des enfants perdus (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682/)Probably I didn't get Stalker. Great atmosphere, but didn't get it.
City of lost children was awesome on the other hand. I love these kind of French movies.


Did anybody see the movie "Moon" (2009)? It was a very good movie, although the acting was pretty bad. Great concepts: how to sustain a terrible job and what would happen if you met yourself.
Ok, this movie I LOVED. I think it's a brilliant story. Simple yet sophisticated. Just watch it if you haven't yet.

Dark City and Delicatessen not mentioned? Interesting.