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Best Science Fiction Movie ever!

  1. Mar 28, 2007 #1
    Hey PF..

    What do you think is the best Science Fiction movie(s) ever?

    Thanks :)
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  3. Mar 28, 2007 #2
    Contact and Jurassic Park
  4. Mar 28, 2007 #3
    what's Contact about?
  5. Mar 28, 2007 #4


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    The Day the Earth Stood Still - Klaatu barada nikto :approve:
  6. Mar 28, 2007 #5
    Speaking of Contact, why couldn't they just send another guy through the machine again?
  7. Mar 28, 2007 #6
    I like star wars.
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    That would be too easy, but ever heard of 'Sequels'?

  9. Mar 28, 2007 #8
    Back to the Future, because it actually had a plot.

    Most movies today are crap.
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  10. Mar 28, 2007 #9
    anyone seen Doctor Strangelove
  11. Mar 28, 2007 #10
    Great movie, though it's more political/comedic than scientific.
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    Dune was very good, considering the huge volume of information they had to try to convey in one sitting. The original Star Wars was ground-breaking in special effects. Contact was very good - one of the more cerebral efforts.
  13. Mar 28, 2007 #12
    all right.. I once saw a really cool sci-fi movie.. Think it was called Red Dust or Red Planet.. This astronaut ends up at a beautiful beach on some foreign planet, after going through a wormhole, I think.
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    Total Recall wasn't bad as a sci-fi action movie. I second back to the future and might throw in star trek 4.
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    Probably ET.
  16. Mar 28, 2007 #15
    I saw some of the star trek movie and it was good.
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    There's a comprehensive list of Sci Fi films at wikipedia.org:


    My favorites from the list:

    1956 -- Forbidden Planet (it used to play almost non-stop on the cable channels)

    1960 -- The Time Machine

    1968 -- 2001 A Space Odyssey

    1971 -- The Andromeda Strain

    1977 -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1980 -- Altered States

    1983 -- Brainstorm

    1985 -- Real Genius (hey, it's on the wiki list -- not much SciFi, though. Pretty accurate account of my undergrad.)

    1996 -- Mars Attacks! ("It's not unusual....")

    2000 -- Red Planet

    2004 -- Alien Versus Predator (sequel is due out later this year!)
  18. Mar 28, 2007 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    About the same as my list... I'd lose Alien vs Predator and add Metropolis.
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    Iin their day The Omega Man and the first Planet of the Apes film were excellent. From the later genre I liked Independence Day.
  20. Mar 28, 2007 #19

    Chi Meson

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    Oh I saw that one! Every living animal on the planet disappeared except for those who were momentarily dead when the ...whatever... happened.

    I still think "Outland" holds up well after 20 years.
  21. Mar 28, 2007 #20
    Does Urotsukidoji count as sci-fi?
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