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Sci fi movies meme

Ninja'd from starfallz

A list of the 50 most influential SF films, according to John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Science Fiction.

The ones I've seen are bolded.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!
Akira
Alien
Aliens

Alphaville
Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Brazil

Bride of Frankenstein
Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Contact
The Damned
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Delicatessen
Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial

Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers serial
The Fly (1985 version)
Forbidden Planet
Ghost in the Shell
Gojira/Godzilla
The Incredibles

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jurassic Park
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
Metropolis

On the Beach
Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Robocop
Sleeper

Solaris (1972 version)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Stepford Wives - 1975 version
Superman
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Thing From Another World
Things To Come
Tron
12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001: A Space Odyssey

La Voyage Dans la Lune
War of the Worlds (1953 version)

A couple I've left unmarked though I may have seen them a long, long time ago.

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maxsilver
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
You've never seen Wrath of Khan? I'm in shock. :)
thndrstd
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
Not in its entirety, to my recollection. Of course, I've seen bits and pieces. And I may have seen the whole thing, as I said, but if so it's been a long, long time.
aardvark_gumbo
Oct. 20th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Wrath of Khan, hell. You've never seen the Day the Earth Stood Still? *Gasp*
thndrstd
Oct. 20th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I know, I know. I'm a bad person.

Although this is another one that I think I may have seen a long, long time ago and just can't recall.
rosepurr
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. We need to get to work!! Several of my favorite movies are unmarked. It's tragic.
thndrstd
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Like which? We can remedy this. :)
rosepurr
Oct. 20th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
Contact
Tron
War of the Worlds (1953 version)
Akira


thndrstd
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Tron is one of the ones I think I may have seen, but can't remember.

I have not seen the others, although at least are currently on my Netflix list.
rosepurr
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
I own the book Contact and consider it a "must read". The movie is excellent, and it and the book are very dissimilar. Both deal with the theme of using science to try and define god, but they handle it very differently.

FYI, the ending to the movie sucks and makes no sense at all. It's okay though.
thndrstd
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've heard that. I actually picked up a paperback copy of "Contact" at a library book sale one hundred years ago. One of the many I haven't gotten to read yet.
rosepurr
Oct. 20th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Well, read it! :) I actually finished it on the plan on a business trip a few years back. It's a really easy read. Engrossing and fast paced.
johnnyampersand
Oct. 21st, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
Contact is possibly the only movie I ever saw where both the religious character and the atheist character are treated sympathetically. It blew my mind.
thndrstd
Oct. 21st, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Apparently I must see this.
rosepurr
Oct. 21st, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
That was what really stuck with me. Well, that and the fact that it didn't try and tie everything up at end or make one of the two PoVs "right."

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