Great Sci-Fi Movies

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  1. eddyabs

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    Big fan of Sci-Fi movies, but there haven't been any really great sci-fi movies of late...the last one I saw was 'Sunrise', which was okay to begin with but I felt slightly disappointed with the last half of the movie.

    I was wondering what people like in the genre, and whether or not anyone knows of any upcoming sci-fi movies, or if anyone has any suggestions on any books or graphic novels being made into movies? Or any general discussion on the genre.....

    New Star Trek movie
     
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    The ones that stand out for me are:

    Creature From the Black Lagoon (1950s)
    Since the first time I saw it when I was little, I ALWAYS felt sorry for the creature.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Alien
    (Even though I'd already read the book, the 1st time seeing this in the theater when it first came out......the subliminal suggestion they used had me physically "tied up in knots" for hours.)

    Star Trek IV - Voyage Home (we called it Whale Trek)

    (Original) Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein

    Dracula 1979 (Frank Langella)

    And is it me, or have they not shown very many horror movies on tv or cable, considering it's October ?

    (I'm sure I'll think of more movies to list here later)

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    I checked out your Star Trek movie link.....Eric Bana's to be the villain in the new movie.....that should be interesting.
     
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    Nice list of movies there PW......as for Eric Bana...MMMMMmmmmmmmm *sccchhhhlluurrrrpp*!
     
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    No one mentioned the original Star Wars (shame on you), so I'll do it.

    Krull (not "the Conquerer")...the Original with the five-bladed star!

    Clash of the Titans

    The Last Starfighter

    I'll have more to add later.
     
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    Chris Pine----WOOF!
     
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    starwars.
    bitches.
     
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    Without a doubt..The Day the Earth Stood Still....I liked it so much I bought 2 copies!!
     
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    The Matrix

    Equlibrium

    Blade Runner


    Stargate

    Cameron's Terminator saga

    Underworld

    Silent Hill

    Krull
    was such a god-awful piece of crap...how could you not love it?
     
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still.
    Alien/s (I prefer the second)
    The Thing (based on John W. Campbell's "Who goes there?")
    2001
    Blade Runner (based on Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids dream of electric Sheep?)
    Star Wars Trilogy
    and the best: Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
     
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    Krull was good. I am Ergo the Magnificent, short of stature, long of vision.
    Not only that, it featured a before fame Robbie Coltrane and Liam Neeson.

    Sci-Fi Channel's Dune and Children of Dune

    Metropolis - I have a statue of the robot in my house.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Mysterious Island

    H.G. Wells The Time Machine (The original)

    Bladerunner

    Silent Running

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    The Indiana Jones Series

    E.T.

    The Day The Earth Stood Still

    Mysterious Planet
     
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    This is very close to what I would pick, merc. Although, I like Alien #1 the best, I think it is really just "Jaws In Space". (Edit: I don't know what I mean by "just". Jaws is a classic formula for scary movies.)

    I would add The Day The Earth Stood Still, for nostalgic reasons, having saw it as a young and impressionable kid. I can still say, "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto", with enough conviction to stop the robot.

    Since Dracula is on some lists, I have to add, Shadow of a Vampire. Although I don't consider vampire movies as science fiction.
     
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    Sorry everyone I neglected to add my own list!!

    'Solaris' must be my all time favourite, the George Clooney remake wasn't bad either.

    The original 'Planet of the Apes', still a jaw dropping and strangely moving ending.

    Of course Alien 1 and 2...on most peoples lists.

    And 'Galaxy Quest' was just hilarious...Sigourney Weaver flipping out over repeating the computer.....classic!
     
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    Invaders from Mars - 1953, one of my all-time favs.

    Forbidden Planet - one of the best ever made.
     
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    The Andromeda Strain (GREAT Robert Wise movie from 1970)

    The Matrix Trilogy (and the Animatrix as well)

    Ghost in the Shell

    Blade Runner (can't wait for the 5-disc ultimate edition coming out soon)

    Metropolis

    Solaris (remake)

    WILD PALMS (Oliver Stone "cyberpunk" miniseries from early 90's)

    Dune and Children of Dune from scifi network, as well as Lynch's Dune (with reservations on all 3)

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    A Clockwork Orange

    Alien Aliens, and Alien 3 (forget the 4th one)

    Gojira (the 1st, before American distributors added Raymond Burr)

    Five Million Years to Earth (Quatermass and the Pit)

    Minority Report

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Dark City

    Forbidden Planet (I have a model of the SpaceCruiser c-57d off eBay. 28" in diameter!)

    The Gamera (Hesei period, late 90's) Trilogy, forget anything you know of those terrible kiddie Gamera flicks from the 60's.... this one was totally revamped would probably have to be some of the best examples of monster movies ever, especially from Japan. Great effects, characterizations, acting. 3 movies: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera: The Battle of Legion, and Gamera: The Revenge of Iris.
     
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    Planet of the Apes
    Star Wars
    Spiderman
    Terminator
    and the Red Dwarf series:biggrin1:
     
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    I have the entire 1st & 2nd season and the movies on DVD.

    I also just got Wild Palms on DVD from Amazon. Now if I can only find the companion reader that went with the series. I used to have it, but it got destroyed in a house fire.
     
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    I'll have to get the boys stuff off of it (they love dressing her up), but I will and get you a pic. It isn't the full 6 foot statue, it's about 4.5 to 5 feet tall. I also have to admit she has been relegated to storage. The wife has limited how much of my collectible memorabilia I can have in the house.

    If you are looking for one, I suggest E-Bay or Craigslist. I found mine on E-Bay.
     
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    Blade Runner

    I'm a sci-fi fan, but I don't watch movies or TV that much. Every now and then I hear of something, and go and and seek it out. Mostly I just read... Heinlein is amazing.
     
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