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    My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby HarryCanyon » 03 May 2010 23:51

    I grew up with this genre since i was 3 in 1984 watching movies like Star Trek 2, Star Wars and others since then, i even went to see The Abyss in a theater at age 8 then Total Recall and Terminator 2 when i was 9 and 10. It wasn't until 1995 when i was 14 i discovered 2001 and Blade Runner as they changed my life as i thought BR is the greatest movie in history and i also saw "12 Monkeys" on the big screen that year and in 1996 i rented "Brazil" (After being hynptoized by the trailer on the 12 Monkeys video) and "City of Lost Children" with "Akira" at one of the local rental stores when i lived in Carlsbad here in California at the time and went to see "Independence Day" 3 times at age 14, i was inspired.

    1. Blade Runner. (Greatest movie in cinematic history)
    2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
    3. 2001 A Space Odyssey.
    4. Akira.
    5. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951).
    6. Star Trek 2 Wraith of Khan.
    7. Planet of the Apes (1968).
    8. Star Wars.
    9. Ghost in The Shell.
    10. Metropolis (1927).
    11. Forbidden Planet.
    12. Watchmen.
    13. Children of Men.
    14. V For Vendetta.
    15. A Clockwork Orange.
    16. Aliens.
    17. The Thing (1982).
    18. The Terminator.
    19. Alien.
    20. The Abyss.
    21. Total Recall.
    22. The Fifth Element.
    23. Dark City.
    24. The Matrix.
    25. Avatar.
    26. Heavy Metal.
    27. Flash Gordon.
    28. The Time Machine (1960).
    29. Dune (2000).
    30. Children of Dune.
    31. Star Trek III The Search for Spock.
    32. Galaxy Quest.
    33. Brazil.
    34. Time Bandits.
    35. City of Lost Children.
    36. Nausicca: Valley of the Winds. (Saw this long ago in anime class in high school in the late 90's, it ruled)
    37. E.T.
    38. The Empire Strikes Back.
    39. The Fly (1986).
    40. Starship Troopers.
    41. Them!
    42. Minority Report.
    43. War of the Worlds (1953).
    44. Battle Royale.
    45. Back to the Future.
    46. Gattaca.
    47. Moon.
    48. Iron Man.
    49. X2.
    50. District 9.
    51. 12 Monkeys.
    52. Back to the Future 3.
    53. Alphaville. (Watched this in high school on video back then)
    54. Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.
    55. Return of the Jedi.
    56. Jurassic Park.
    57. Robocop.
    58. Fist of the North Star (1986 animated).
    59. Back to the Future 2.
    60. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
    61. Videodrome.
    62. Re-Animator.
    63. From Beyond.
    64. The Road Warrior.
    65. Mad Max.
    66. Repo Man.
    67. Spaceballs.
    68. The Brood.
    69. Starchaser: Legend of Orin.
    70. Rock and Rule. ( I remembered in 1993 when i taped this baby on TBS at late at night when i was 12, i loves some adult animation as this with Heavy Metal, American Pop, Vampire Hunter D, Robot carnival etc were my answers when they aired at that time)
    71. Escape from New York.
    72. Night of the Creeps.
    73. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1957).
    74. A.I.
    75. They Live.
    76. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
    77. star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country.
    78. The Adventures of Buckraoo Banzai.
    79. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
    80. Riki-Oh The Story of Ricky.
    81. Wall-E.
    82. THX 1138.
    83. Scanners.
    84. Predator.
    85. Fantastic Voyage.
    86. The Black Hole.
    87. The Invsible Man (1933).
    88. Tron.
    89. Wizards.
    90. Westworld.
    91. Contact.
    92. Starman.
    93. Independence Day.
    93. Stargate.
    94. Men in Black.
    95. Fahernheit 431.
    96. Star Trek Generations.
    97. Star Trek First Contact.
    98. Event Horizon.
    99. The Deadly Spawn.
    100. Slither.
    101. Night of the Comet.
    102. The Host.
    103. X-Men.
    104. Star Trek (2009).
    105. Donnie Darko.
    106. 2010.
    107. Transformers (1986).
    108. Transformers (2007, the sequel blew).
    109. Barbarella.
    110. Metropolis (2001 anime).
    111. Cowboy Bebop The Movie.
    112. Serenity.
    113. The Running Man.
    114. Lifeforce.
    115. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.
    116. Signs.
    117. The Thing from Another World.
    118. The Blob (1988).
    119. The Blob (1958).
    120. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
    121. Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.
    122. 1984.

    Some of these are childhood and teenhood faves from the 80's and 90's as i am still obsessed with the genre.
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby lotek » 04 May 2010 04:32

    that is some odd list!
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Nekhrun » 04 May 2010 07:33

    Interesting :roll:
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Apjak » 04 May 2010 09:22

    Why 122?
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby lotek » 04 May 2010 09:30

    yeah 42 would have been more appropriate!
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 15:59

    I didn't know they did a remake of "The Blob". Is there NO self respect left in Hollywood?
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 04 May 2010 16:10

    Cool. He probably made it 100 originally, then decided there was one more he HAD to add. And then another. And another. It usually happens that way.
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby DuneFishUK » 04 May 2010 17:10

    Interesting list. A lot of good films and some, er, not so good ones in a weird order.

    I always thought Blade Runner was overrated - good (good enough to trek across to Bradistan to see the Final Cut at the cinema :)), but overrated. :?
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 17:30

    DuneFishUK wrote:Interesting list. A lot of good films and some, er, not so good ones in a weird order.

    I always thought Blade Runner was overrated - good (good enough to trek across to Bradistan to see the Final Cut at the cinema :)), but overrated. :?


    I thought it was terrible. It was a great idea but poorly executed. The voice-over by Harrison Ford was just awefull. Rutger Hauer was awesome.


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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Serkanner » 04 May 2010 18:39

    Freakzilla wrote:Rutger Hauer was awesome.


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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Omphalos » 04 May 2010 19:17

    What was that movie where Hauer shoved a grenade into Gene Simmons' mouth and pulled the pin? Classic!
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    Omphalos wrote:What was that movie where Hauer shoved a grenade into Gene Simmons' mouth and pulled the pin? Classic!


    Who is Gene Simmons?
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

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    Serkanner wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:What was that movie where Hauer shoved a grenade into Gene Simmons' mouth and pulled the pin? Classic!


    Who is Gene Simmons?


    Are you serious?

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    Omphalos wrote:What was that movie where Hauer shoved a grenade into Gene Simmons' mouth and pulled the pin? Classic!


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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

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    Freakzilla wrote:
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    Who is Gene Simmons?


    Are you serious?

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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby HarryCanyon » 04 May 2010 19:49

    Freakzilla wrote:
    DuneFishUK wrote:Interesting list. A lot of good films and some, er, not so good ones in a weird order.

    I always thought Blade Runner was overrated - good (good enough to trek across to Bradistan to see the Final Cut at the cinema :)), but overrated. :?


    I thought it was terrible. It was a great idea but poorly executed. The voice-over by Harrison Ford was just awefull. Rutger Hauer was awesome.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOphFl88U-g



    Watch the Final Cut Freakzilla, it removes that and adds new stuff. Besides some of the movies i mentioned are childhood and teenhood favorites i rented from the video store, owned on video (I still have the US version of Brazil on VHS as i own the 3-Disc Criterion Edition with Final Cut and TV Cut, i adored that movie since i was 15 in 1996). That year is when Akira i rented from the video store made me love the anime genre besides watching Vampire Hunter D on TBS at late night in 1994, it blew me away and i instantly when i went to Orange County to one of the mall's i bought the VHS of it as it gets better every time i watch it.
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby SandChigger » 04 May 2010 21:52

    HarryCanyon wrote:since i was 15 in 1996

    You've established that you were born in 1981 several times over now. Thanks ever so, but I think we can do the math if we feel the need. ;)
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    Postby TheDukester » 04 May 2010 22:08

    Blade Runner gets worse every time I see it.

    I admit to being pretty blown away when I saw it in the theater. But every viewing since has left me feeling more "meh." Too much of Ridley Scott showing off in places.

    Also, the damn thing has gigantic plot-holes. The Dick story has some, too, but the movie has some serious head-slappers. :doh:
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    Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 22:22

    TheDukester wrote:Blade Runner gets worse every time I see it.

    I admit to being pretty blown away when I saw it in the theater. But every viewing since has left me feeling more "meh." Too much of Ridley Scott showing off in places.

    Also, the damn thing has gigantic plot-holes. The Dick story has some, too, but the movie has some serious head-slappers. :doh:


    Like what? I've never really thought about it that deeply.
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    Postby SandChigger » 04 May 2010 22:25

    Meh. Still love it, don't care. There are plenty of WORSE movies out there! :P :lol:
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    Postby Freakzilla » 04 May 2010 22:30

    SandChigger wrote:Meh. Still love it, don't care. There are plenty of WORSE movies out there! :P :lol:


    I do too. My "great" and "favorite" movies are separate categories. :P
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    Re: My top 122 Sci-fi movies.

    Postby Nekhrun » 04 May 2010 22:33

    Freakzilla wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:Meh. Still love it, don't care. There are plenty of WORSE movies out there! :P :lol:


    I do too. My "great" and "favorite" movies are separate categories. :P

    Mine too :wink:
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    Postby TheDukester » 04 May 2010 23:06

    I've got no problem with any of that. I was just startled to see it at the very top of a list like that.
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    Postby Hunchback Jack » 05 May 2010 01:57

    I think it's flawed, but ultimately pretty great. I'm surprised to see it at the top, but not surprised to see it near the top.

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