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Your top 3 favorite sci-fi movies of all time!



  • ArndurArndur Frisco, TXPosts: 2,202Member

    1 Star Wars Return of the Jedi

    2 Star Trek Wrath of khan

    3 The Last Starfighter

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  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N BirminghamPosts: 3,515Member

    1. Forbidden Planet.


    3. Star wars episode six.

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  • IhmoteppIhmotepp Koolawachie, SCPosts: 14,495Member

    Originally posted by Teala

    Only two Star Wars movies are any good at all - episode 4 and 5 - the rest just blew chunks.    If you say or  think the rest are good you do not know good story telling at all.
    1) Forbidden Planet - just awesome...seriously...this movie was way ahead of its time.   I'd love to see a modern remake - not a re-envisioned - but a remake.
    2) Alien - nuff was just awesome.
    3) Gattaca -brilliant movie - very scary future indeed and quite a glimpse at what maybe a very real future.
    and honorable mention goes to Blade Runner.


    Also my number one pick, Forbidden Planet. Amazing how 50 years later, the movie still stands up. I love the sets, wardrobes, special effects in that movie.


    The rest is hard. But I guess...


    Star Wars, the very first movie, although it's hard to look at it from that perspective after the release of all the others. But when it was released, the sheer sense of adventure it evoked was unmatched. That's kind of dimmed by the release of the later movies which were so bad, but the first one is still a master piece.


    Blade Runner and The Matrix tie for third. Two very different movies, but both great. Blade Runner, great performance by Harrison Ford, awesme cinematically, and the dark forboding of the movie. Matrix, mostly for the OMG! action scenes which are still fun to watch.




  • DekronDekron Oklahoma City, OKPosts: 7,354Member Uncommon

    In no order - I like them all equally.

    Logan's Run (WTF people, I can't believe I haven't seen this listed yet)

    Enemy Mine

    The Last Star Fighter

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,218Member Uncommon

    1. chronicles of riddick (so called critics be damned - best sci-fi in a long long time)

    2. starship troopers

    3. aliens

  • daarcodaarco GavlePosts: 4,497Member Common

    These are my three favourite sci-fi movies. Why i like them is because the characters are in focus all the time. There are some other really good ones to, but those focus more on story or effects, example Blade Runner. 


    1 # The Empire Strikes Back

    2 # Serenity

    3 # Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (the original versioin)


  • Benj4minBenj4min his coolish cookiePosts: 23Member

    1: Star wars a new hope

    2. Star wars Return of the Jedi

    3. Star wars The empire strikes back


    SW is a pure example of good sci-fi. The "new" ones however ( epidsodes 1,2 and 3) are a load of rubbish. Who here wants to just punch Jar Jar Binks in the face?

  • SgtFrogSgtFrog LondonPosts: 5,001Member

    Star Wars V

    Star Trek: First Contact


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  • NeikenNeiken Las Vegas, NVPosts: 254Member

    1. Short Circuit. It was sci-fi nuff for me

    2. Star Wars

    3. The Fifth Element


  • IlliusIllius Toronto, ONPosts: 4,142Member Uncommon

    1.  Serenity

    2.  Pitch Black

    3.  Fifth Element

    2 and 3 you could interchange, I'd throw in Men in Black but you people would probably give me the stink eye image

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  • modjoe86modjoe86 Fayetteville, ARPosts: 4,082Member Uncommon

    I like responding to these topics late because you let everyone else remind you of the obvious favs that you may have forgotten. That being said, and after about 30 seconds of deep thought:

    1. The Matrix (I swear every time I'm flipping through the channels and this is on, I end up finishing the movie.)

    2. Alien (It baffles me that so many people prefer Aliens. The first movie had such a different vibe with the whole unknown factor that was completely lacking in Aliens. Honestly I preferred the third Alien to the second)

    3. I'll give the third spot to Planet of the Apes.

    Movies that I'm not sure whether or not they are sci fi, but are worth mentioning:

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    The Fountain

    A Clockwork Orange

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  • Jenz201Jenz201 Ny, NYPosts: 6Member
  • MrMxyzptlkMrMxyzptlk Bowie, MDPosts: 141Member

    1. Paprika

    2. Matrix

    3. Returner


    Picking my all time favorite was pretty hard considering that I have a hard time watching a movie more than once. There are actually MANY movies that I enjoyed a lot more than these the first time, but can't stand stand watching a second time. The ones I listed above are the top movies that I can watch repeatedly. 


    The ones that I probably can't watch again but were much more amazing to me the first time around are:


    1. Tron (living in a video game..nuff said)

    Tied for 2nd:

    2. Terminator (when arnold takes his eyeball out and puts on those shades..coolest thing ever)

    2. Total Recall (chick with 3 boobies....the bulging eyes from people being thrown out of an airlock...the tracking booger that arnold had to pick out of his nose...and much more....good stuff)

    3.  Back to the Future 2  ( I wanted a hoverboard for years after looking at this film.)

  • Lobo78Lobo78 östersundPosts: 2Member Uncommon

    in no real order:

    Star Wars

    Sky Captain and the World of tomorrow ( I just love the look in it)


    by the way, when I looked up Forbidden Planet on imdb it looks like someone is doing a new version with release 2013

  • Swafdawg23Swafdawg23 Chattanooga, TN, TNPosts: 390Member

    no paticular order

    Star Wars

    Total Recall

    The Road Warrior- i guess you could call this sci fi

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  • BrenelaelBrenelael MainePosts: 3,797Member Uncommon

    Well if I have to pick just 3 (I have about 50 I really like) these would be my choices:


    1. Forbiden Planet - For the obvious reasons already stated by several posters. Just an awesome movie in every way.

    2. Evolution - Sort of Sci-fi... Great movie, very funny.

    3. Alien/Aliens - 2 movies, I know but they are clearly the best 2 out of the whole franchise in my opinion


    Honarable mention goes to the love/hate relationship I've had with both the Star Wars and Star Trek IPs. I absolutely loved some out of both franchises.... Some were just mediocre. (Star Wars 4/5 and The Wrath of Khan/Search for Spock/First Contact top my list)





  • GorairGorair Austin, TXPosts: 959Member

    oooh ,,,

    umm in no particular order my 3 all time favs ( they change a bit based on my mood but these 3 are always up top)

    Aliens - who doesnt like Hudson. and come on a mobile forklift vs alien motherbitch !!

    Starship Troopers - this movie just tickles me everytime i see it , i even stoop to watch it on TBS or something.

    Gattaca - Im prolly the only person here who actually went to a theatre to see this one ... i consider this a real glimpse into the future of the USA.


    others of note : Star Trek II : Wrath of Khan ( KHAAAAAAAAAANNN!!!) , Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back ( whos yer daddy?), Logans Run ( I have this one on Laser Disk of all things) , Darkstar ( lets see you talk a bomb with a sucide complex out of exploding and imagine being stuck a few lightyears from home without any toliet paper), and Black Hole ( yeah its disney so what, its a good movie)

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  • AsheramAsheram Posts: 2,178Member Uncommon

    Blade Runner



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  • SyncrosonixSyncrosonix Portland, ORPosts: 341Member


    star wars: return of the jedi


  • melmoth1melmoth1 EdinburghPosts: 762Member

    1, Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky.

    This has to be the best. So much amazing-ness. My fave scene is zero gravity in the library room with the close ups of the painting "Hunters in the Snow" by Pieter Bruegel. This movie will rearrange your entire raison detre of what movie SF should be. Easily the best by a million light years. A masterpiece.

    2. The Thing by John Carpenter


    3. 2001 by Stanley Kubrick.





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