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Top 10 Sci-Fi Films

3:40 PM -- The Guardian's "expert panel" has compiled their list of the 10 greatest science fiction films of all time.

An unsurprising roster. "Blade Runner" edged out "2001" for the top spot. But there's a glaring omission: "Plan 9 From Outer Space" got no mention.

So much for "experts" and their stupid stupid minds!

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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"Ill" Duce 12/5/2012 | 3:55:04 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films There should be an alternative top ten. Although I agree that Blade Runner and Solaris are fantastic, how about some science fiction with cheese?
Sure Plan 9 is great, but only at a midnight movie.

But what about Rocky Horror? an equally touching look at a man(?) and his monster.

And what of Soylent Green? How can anyone top the 1970's pastiche (they sold the set for Rollerball) and Chuck Heston's line Soylent Green is people?

Silent Running? Truly creepy. Like Rachel Carson meets a robotic Huey Dewey and Louie.

Logan's Run. The film seemed to retain less of the book's anti-baby boomer polemic.

Ice Pirates, now there's a classic.
and

This Island Earth. Easily the best of the big-brained, claw handed monster guys.
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:55:02 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films Oh Panda, my Panda!
You sure got some Gawdawful taste.
"Damn you!!!"
Greenbone 12/5/2012 | 3:55:02 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films
ah, yes, "Soylent Green", a must.

Demerits for skipping over "Forbidden Planet" (1956). Far superior to "The day the earth stood still"

I'd like to lasso Yul Brenner back in with "Westworld".

...and I can't believe "Planet of the Apes" wasn't up there.

Chuck Heston had a great run, eh?



Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:55:01 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films To be more constructive...
I'd put some Terry Gilliam on my list. Maybe "12 Monkeys." Definitely "Brazil."
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:54:59 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films Metropolis, damn you!
DZED 12/5/2012 | 3:54:59 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films Surely 'Dark Star' ?
DarkWriting 12/5/2012 | 3:54:59 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films "Enemy Mine" was a surprisingly good story for the SF genre if you take out the hokey special effects.

Blade Runner was pretty flaky. Had nothing to do with the book. As a big Philip K. Dick fan and an Orange County native, I am hoping they do a little better with "A Scanner Darkly" which I think comes out this summer (starring Keanu Reeves, I think, an inauspicious start).

DW
alchemy 12/5/2012 | 3:54:57 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films Panda Rouge ecrit:
12 Monkey's is a great film. Has Bruce Willis is in it...and you were talking about taste??


I detest Bruce Willis but "The Fifth Element" makes my top 10 list.
nanobaud 12/5/2012 | 3:54:52 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films As long as we're wondering how all of C. Heston's work was overlooked, don't forget "The Omega Man"

nBd
turing 12/5/2012 | 3:54:51 AM
re: Top 10 Sci-Fi Films 5th element - very very good, but probably not top-ten for now until we see in a few more years how it withstands time.

Barbarella? Not. (although good scene with Jane at the beginning... and the only reason people went to see it)

Soylent Green is barely Sci Fi - not much Sci I can recall.

12 Monkeys was ok, but really not on par for top ten.

Why not Battle Beyond the Stars? (kidding)

PotApes must make the list. It had impact and staying power.

I liked Aliens better than Alien, but the original combined the horror/suspense with sci-fi without kick-a$$ weapons and marines.

I know SW-Empire is a better overall movie than A New Hope, but the original was far more impressive in its day as a sci-fi movie, and frankly created an entire new genre which should put it in the top ten alone. and it's up there with 2001 as the firsts to really understand how the music score can make a sci-fi movie more powerful (than you can possibly imagine? :)
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