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Initial post: 1 Nov 2009 18:19:53 GMT
EssexGurl says:
Has to be Blade Runner

Posted on 1 Nov 2009 18:26:51 GMT
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Posted on 1 Nov 2009 20:44:13 GMT
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D. Climo says:
Star Wars (even though they are two trilogies now). My favourite out of all of them is actually Episode 1 (which I feel is rather underrated but still everyone has their own opinion) in a way because it obviously starts to explain how the war began and the stories then gradually get darker and darker in tone. Episode 4 is a very close second though as it contains a lot of superb action sequences.

Posted on 1 Nov 2009 21:00:52 GMT
Adam Jackson says:
Mad Max 2...

Posted on 1 Nov 2009 22:35:35 GMT
Sunshine is visually stunning
Stalker is supposed to be a sci-fi film but a bit poncy i reckon
The matrix is very good only let down by Reeves and Matrix 2 & 3
2001: A Space Odyssey is up there
Alien is classic space horror

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2009 01:06:22 GMT
Alien and Aliens are both up in the running. I enjoyed Event Horizon, so I'll add that in with the oother horror fare
Close Encounters and ET have to be mentioned for the family-friendly section, despite not being a big fan of ET
2001 - is it REALLY a sci-fi? Some would argue that it's just a metaphor for human life/meaning, and others would argue that it's just Kubrick at his most maniacal genius
I guess if I had to pick one then it'd be The Fly, with Donnie Darko and Blade Runner close behind

Posted on 2 Nov 2009 11:28:23 GMT
J. Green says:
A L I E N

HR Gieger's design of the monster and alien ship help make this a truly original spooky masterpiece. A brilliant cast of character actors reacting to the developments in a realistic way make this film a notch above the others.

Posted on 2 Nov 2009 12:23:38 GMT
Sabe says:
Blade Runner for philosophy, Alien [et al] for fear, Serenity for sheer fun!

Posted on 2 Nov 2009 13:19:10 GMT
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Posted on 2 Nov 2009 13:46:29 GMT
KirstyH says:
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Posted on 2 Nov 2009 19:05:48 GMT
I'd go with

1 Blade Runner (the final cut)
2 Alien
3 Star Wars Trilogies
4 2001 - A Space Odyssey
5 Terminator

Posted on 2 Nov 2009 19:55:58 GMT
The Day the Earth Stood Still - the original black and white made in 1956 with Michael Rennie - Fantasic

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2009 22:42:21 GMT
well jimmy i will agree with you on that one son the original The Day the Earth Stood Still is superb

Posted on 3 Nov 2009 11:19:37 GMT
J. Green says:
Another obvious retro choice from the same year would be:

'Forbidden Planet'

Robbie the Robot, monsters from the id, The Krell, a cracking film.

Posted on 3 Nov 2009 11:26:05 GMT
J. Green says:
If we're gonna go all top 5, then:

1. A L I E N
2. Terminator
3. Planet of the Apes
4. The Thing
5. Forbidden Planet

Not putting in Star Wars as its more aimed at a younger audience. 2001 although visually stunning gets a bit boring.

Posted on 4 Nov 2009 09:05:24 GMT
My top 10 are:

Alien
Aliens
Star Trek (JJ Abrahms new version)
The Thing
Silent Running
Terminator
Terminator 2 Judgement Day
The Abyss
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars

As of December 18th I think James Camerons Avatar will also be there. This is all subjective as we all have different tastes. As a kids I lived and breathed Star Wars but my best mate hated it. He watched it once and has never seen it again.

Posted on 5 Nov 2009 16:00:47 GMT
Andy says:
Just for fun, I'm going to say 'Galaxy Quest'...

Posted on 5 Nov 2009 16:41:10 GMT
D. Haywood says:
'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' is probably my favourite I think. I actually prefer the later version with Donald Sutherland to the original black and white version.

Posted on 19 Nov 2009 11:22:23 GMT
Tikka says:
Star Trek First Contact

Posted on 19 Nov 2009 12:20:34 GMT
Gattaca is brilliant.

Posted on 21 Nov 2009 07:24:31 GMT
R. J. Ashley says:
For a film ahead of its time Metropolis and Things to come

Posted on 21 Nov 2009 22:11:58 GMT
Bladerunner sheer class above all else

Posted on 22 Nov 2009 17:17:02 GMT
It's all entirely subjective and based on personal tastes.

In my case, it has to be The Empire Strikes Back, both as a great sci-fi movie (and yes, it *does* contain science, it's just hidden behind all the fantasy / space opera elements ;D ) and as a movie in general.

Honorable mentions go out to Blade Runner, Alien/Aliens, Forbidden Planet, War Of The Worlds (the original), Serenity, Galaxy Quest, Star Trek: First Contact, Independence Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T., Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Day The Earth Stood Still (original), and of course, Spaceballs.

I'm pretty sure someone will probably want to complain about at least some of my choices but that's okay, that's why this is simply opinion. I am more than aware of the last on my list - call it a guilty pleasure, if you like. ;D

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2009 13:03:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Nov 2009 13:04:23 GMT
Galaxy Quest! Excellent choice!

Posted on 23 Nov 2009 13:06:00 GMT
2001 without a doubt.
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