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Scifi - not fantasy

Empire Strikes Back The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Serenity Planet of the Apes Minority Report

I love good story telling.

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I'm a fan of the golden age of sci-fi films of the 1950s with Ray Harryhausen special effects, so in no particular order:

The Thing From Another World, Earth vs the Flying Saucers, It Came From Beneath the Sea, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms and Them!

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1)Free Willy 2)Free Willy 2: the adventure home 3)Free Willy 3: The rescue 4)The beach 5)Pokemon 2000

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Alien. Original Star Wars Trilogy. The Fifth Element. Blade Runner. Total Recall. For a start. few more kind of bubbling under.

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In chronological order: "The Thing From Another World" (1951),"The Time Machine" (1960),"Robinson Crusoe On Mars" (1964),"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)

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1) Star Wars 2) Empire Strikes Back 3) Blade Runner 4) Children of Men 5) Time After Time (1979)

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Does "The Truman Show" count as science fiction? That's a superb piece of work.

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Soylent Green; Fifth Element; Silent Running; Star Wars; Matrix; plus any "original" Star Trek TV show

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2001 A Space Odyssey, Alien, Planet of the Apes, Dune, Star Wars.

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In no specific order

Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Alien, Aliens, Terminator.

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I will step outside the box and offer my five favorite Japanese sci-fi movies. 5 - Latitude Zero - Cesar Romero and Joseph Cotten starring together, how can you go wrong? 4 - The Mysterians - alien abduction 35 years before the X-Files. 3 - Gorath - Utterly preposterous end of the world scenario but Kumi Mizuno in the bathtub makes it worth watching. 2 - Yog, Monster from Space - if your kaiju clips end up in a Ministry video, it has to be good. 1 - Godzilla vs Mothra - an absolute masterpiece - everything clicks - Honda's visionary directing, Ifukube's brilliant score, Tsuburaya's signature special effects, Takarada's impassioned performance, Sekizawa's genius screenplay, mighty radioactive monsters trampling Japan in a battle to the death, and the Peanuts !!!

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ET Close Encounters of the Third Kind Short Circuit MAC & ME The Abyss
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2001: A Space Odyssey Aliens War of The Worlds (Radio) A Clock Work Orange Prior Disaster News feeds depicting TEPCO as being at the forefront of 'safety Japan'.
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In no particular order:

Dredd Forbidden Planet The Quatermass Experiment Invasion The Day the Earth Caught Fire
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Moon Contact Gattaca 12 monkeys Blade Runner

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Alien series Dune City of Lost Children Matrix series Starship Troopers

or

Akira Casshern Ghost in the Shell Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 20th Century Boys series

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lucabrasiMay. 14, 2013 - 10:46AM JST

Does "The Truman Show" count as science fiction? That's a superb piece of work.

I reckon it counts - has some very sci-fi elements to it I really enjoyed it too

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Back to the Future, Deep Impact, The Empire Strikes Back, Jurassic Park, Star Trek (1979)

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1 . Dark City

2 . FFVII Advent Children

3 . Matrix Reloaded

4 . Underworld Evolution

5 . Minority Report

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Blade Runner Natural City Starfighter Ultraviolet Spaceballs

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Duh. That should have been "Last Starfighter"

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So, lots of down votes, but not so many people putting their ideas out.

I'm like the love that 5th Element is getting. Whenever that is on, I have watch or start off the DRV. The same goes for Chronicles of Riddick, Galaxy Quest and a few other ZERO-acclaim scifi movies. Fun-to-watch should matter as much as fantastic story.

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The Star Wars Trilogy, Episode 1( loooove Darth Maul!) Terminatior 1&2 ,Armageddon, Independance Day

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In no particular order:

2001, A Space Odessey Dark City The Matrix Blade Runner Terminator I

And, in the great science fiction fun but not necessarily indelibly great movie-making category:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Star Wars Episode IV Men in Black I Independence Day Total Recall

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The Thing (1982)

The Quiet Earth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089869/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Wicksboro Incident http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358767/

Primer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/?ref_=sr_1

The Empire Strikes Back
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So many great ones have been mentioned. A few on my list that have been not:

Solaris Moon The Martian Chronicles (mini-series) Colossus- The Forbin Project Phase IV

Westworld and The Incredible Shrinking Man, for icing on the cake.

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Can't believe no one has yet mentioned The Arrival.

Yes, Charlie Sheen could act.

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Not in any order

1) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope 2) Planet of the Apes (Charlton Heston) 3) The Fifth Element 4) Gattaca 5) Twelve Monkeys

TV series:

1) Battle Star Galactica, the Reimagined Series, and Blood and Chrome 2) Otherworld 3) Twilight Zone 4) Space 1999 5) Star Trek (hard to pick any one series)

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@theFu

I agree. What's with all the down arrows. Someone must really hate Sci-fi, or have nothing more stimulating in their lives but to down arrow people

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We obviously have different tastes and we will never agree, but I will say some of you really scraped the bottom of the barrel for Syfy flicks.

I personally would go "more" with Chronic's selections. Space 1999?? Holy crap forgot about that one, but it was a darn good show. I also liked Outer Limits, Kolchak-The Night Stalker Original Predator but those are my selections, don't expect ya'll to agree, I understand, tastes are subjective, but I like a lot of the classics.

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heh everyone who listed movies has a negative rating.....

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Some of the movies I liked from the list above...

12 Monkeys. I remember not knowing anything about it and really liking it. Terry Gilliam is amazing. Nice calls on Westworld ("sloppy with your drink"), The Thing. I saw Gattica for the first time about 2 week ago.

Has anyone seen Brazil?

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The Thing

I will argue until the end of time that this movie is one of the best sci-fi horror films of all time, if not the best.

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Another good little SF /Suspense movie: Cypher starring Jeremy Northam and Lucy Lui. Watch it on You tube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNKT_KSZq4g

Best when the lights are turned out and you have several beers in you! LOL And definitely with head phones on!

I like the Dystopian type SF movies like this one, Fahrenheit 451 with Oskar Werner, etc ....

And another good short lived series SF series was Space: Above and Beyond

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