Saturday, February 16, 2008

10 Best SciFi Movies ever

The American Film Institute has come up with a list of the best 50 SF films ever. Ten will be picked as the best of the best will air on a TV special on CBS in June.

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The AFI defines "science fiction" as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.

And the list is:

  1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Alien
  3. Altered States
  4. The Andromeda Strain
  5. Back to the Future
  6. The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
  7. Blade Runner
  8. Children of Men
  9. A Clockwork Orange
  10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  11. Cocoon
  12. Contact
  13. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  14. Destination Moon
  15. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  16. Escape From New York
  17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  18. Fantastic Voyage
  19. The Fly (1986)
  20. Forbidden Planet
  21. Frankenstein (1931)
  22. The Incredible Shrinking Man
  23. Independence Day
  24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  25. The Invisible Man (1933)
  26. It Came From Outer Space
  27. Jurassic Park
  28. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  29. The Matrix
  30. Men in Black
  31. Minority Report
  32. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  33. Repo Man
  34. RoboCop
  35. Rollerball (1975)
  36. Silent Running
  37. Soylent Green
  38. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
  39. Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope
  40. Starman
  41. The Stepford Wives (1975)
  42. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  43. Them!
  44. The Thing From Another World
  45. The Time Machine (1960)
  46. Total Recall
  47. Tron
  48. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  49. The War of the Worlds (1953)
  50. Westworld
I don't know if I could pick just 10 of them - though I would replace that Mad Max Thunderdome for the Mad Max II.
Besides, there are still a lot of movies that deserved to show up in there: Waterworld, Postman, Twelve Monkeys, Metropolis, Sunshine, Brazil, and even Serenity - and I could go on all day long...

What about you? What movies would you add to that list?

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