What are you favourite sci-fi movies?

Forbidden Planet

truly a classic… years ahead of its time in special effects !!

Time Machine
Children of men
Star Gate
Close encounters of the third kind
Star Trek ( w/ Chris Pine)

I am not a fan of sci-fi really unless Back to the Future is classed in there?

I have seen in Blockbusters once, Jesus of Nazareth was in the sci-fi section and not by accident.

For the #1 movie in science fiction category

1.* Mad Max 2: The Roadwarrior*

And in no particular order…
Bladerunner (Director’s cut), 2001 A Space Odyssey; 2010: The Year We make Contact; Alien; Aliens; Contact; Forbidden Planet; Robinson Crusoe on Mars (the first movie I went to when I was 3-4 years old!)

For TV series: Battlestar Gallactica (new) and Firefly were good.

I second the vote for ‘Robinson Carusoe on Mars!’

Also ‘Destination: Moon’
‘Forbidden Planet’
‘The Monolith Monsters’
‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’
‘Flash Gordon’ (the old serial)
‘Silent Running’
‘Back to the Future’ 1, 2, & 3

‘Doctor Who’

Im not sure but i think that Stephen King’s The Mist is sci fi. if so, then that is my favorite sci fi movie. minus the gore though. and the ending lol.

I was raised by geeks who taught me to read with Asimov and “Star Trek” photonovels. Here’s my list (I take this seriously :slight_smile: ):

The Day theEarth Stood Still
Silent Running
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Children of Men
District 9
Soylent Green
Minority Report
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Man From Earth
Forbidden Planet
The Fly–1986
Dark Star
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original and remake)
Close Encounters
The Terminator
Planet of the Apes
Quatermass 2
The Abyss
This Island Earth
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Stalker (1979)
Dark City
Fahrenheit 451
Event Horizon
Altered States
Collosus: The Forbin Project
Morons from Outer Space
Quatermass and the Pit
Repo Man
Brother From Another Planet
Things to Come (1936)
War of the Worlds
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Alien Nation
The City of Lost Children
A Boy and His Dog
Time After Time

Nomads, with Lesley-Anne Down and Pierce Brosnan. I think it is more of a horror flick, but it was in the sci-fi section and was listed as such.

The other Dune was a mini series that came out a few years after the Sting version.

I remember it now, but for some reason I only got to see bits and pieces of it.

When Worlds Collide ( not sure that was the title) was good. There was a movie, I think it was early "60s, where scientists were drilling to the center of the Earth for some geo-thermal project. They used a nuclear weapon to get through the last part and ended up blowing a chunk of the planet into space. I can’t remember the title. How about The Green Slime? There was another '60s movie about the Chinese using lasers to tunnel under the US for invasion. I wish my memory wasn’t so bad.

movies ille probably be watching this Friday :

War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise)
i Robot (Wil Smith)

another : Land of the Lost

some really low buget almost comical sci-fi movies ide like to see are :

Drunken Wu-Tang (the Watermelon monster)
Trolls 2
Space Amoeba (Gezora the squid like monster)

I thought it better captured the novel. Whenever I feel “persecuted” for my faith I think of a line Paul says in the novel: “God created Arrakis to train the faithful.”

The Day the Earth Stood Still (old version)

Logan’s Run

Andromeda Strain

Silent Running

I like my science fiction to have less “action” and more “thinking.” Andromeda Strain is a happy medium, IMO.

I also like a really really awfully bad movie called The Twisted Brain. It looks like it was filmed by high school students. It’s about a nerdy teenager who invents a formula for his hamster, but he drinks it instead, and it makes him strong and brave enough to use various gory methods to kill off all the people who bully him (e.g., he throws the mean janitor into a giant tub of fuming acid that the chemistry class happens to have sitting in the classroom!) .This movie is best viewed at 3 in the morning by utterly exhausted people who have just finished a huge important project.

Oh, yeah! I have to second that!!

Also a fan of “Robinson Crusoe on Mars,” which I first saw at the Phoenix Drive-In as a kid.

Some others:

The Andromeda Strain (the original) - one of the best “science” fiction films that follows the scientific method as it addresses a problem.

Last Days of Man on Earth (also known as The Final Programme)

The Lathe of Heaven (the PBS version, not the remake)

Soylent Green

The Omega Man

Planet of the Apes


2001: A Space Odyssey


Dark Star



The Bed-Sitting Room

Buckaroo Banzai


Red Dawn

L.A. 2017 (Spielberg’s first pro directing job)


The Puppet Masters

“The Crack in the World” (1964) for the first.

Battle Beneath the Earth (1967) for the second.

Good choices there.


Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
The Butterfly Effect
Man Facing Southwest
The Illustrated Man

There’s one without sting? Is that the more recent one? That was bad. At least the first one captured the spirit of the books. I love Dune as well!

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