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unitedwestand
06-25-2008, 01:27 PM
in relative to the best horror movies, please list the best sci fi movies you've ever seen in this thread
Here are mine:
Star Wars IV-VI
The Matrix
The Fifth Element
Serenity
Alien
2001
Twelve Monkeys
Sunshine
Donnie Darko
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Dune

Yours??

higgybaby23
06-25-2008, 01:33 PM
eXistenz by David Cronenberg

I wouldn't condsider Donnie Darko sci fi, but it was a good flick.

Mr.Nipples
06-25-2008, 02:29 PM
gojira
the thing
alien
aliens
forbidden planet
brazil
jurassic park
2001 a space odyssey
the black hole
star trek: the wrath of khan
gattaca
dark star
cube
solaris(original)
children of men
metropolis
star wars
the empire strikes back
the return of the jedi
blade runner
enemy mine
inner space
alphaville
reanimator
westworld
the fly
brazil
robocop

Down Rodeo
06-25-2008, 02:30 PM
Dark City should be mentioned. All of the above are excellent choices as well.

rage patton
06-25-2008, 02:49 PM
I like how you put Brazil twice on the list, Nipples. But, would you really count Children of Men and Jurrasic Park as "sci-fi" movies though?

betao
06-25-2008, 02:59 PM
alien
the thing
event horizon
star wars episodes 4 thru 6
the matrix
donnie darko

Mr.Nipples
06-25-2008, 03:07 PM
But, would you really count Children of Men and Jurrasic Park as "sci-fi" movies though?

yes

TomAz
06-25-2008, 03:08 PM
Back to the Future Part III
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
and of course, Plan 9 From Outer Space

Hopeless Semantic
06-25-2008, 03:22 PM
Kindergarten Cop

paganman7
06-25-2008, 03:23 PM
alien
the thing
event horizon
star wars episodes 4 thru 6
the matrix
donnie darko


True dat!

paulb
06-25-2008, 03:26 PM
http://www.currentfilm.com/images3/6thdaydvdcover.jpg

Mr.Nipples
06-25-2008, 03:26 PM
seriously?

iv3rdawG
06-25-2008, 03:28 PM
I like how you put Brazil twice on the list, Nipples. But, would you really count Children of Men and Jurrasic Park as "sci-fi" movies though?

Jurassic Park is debatable.. I guess, but I'd still put it in mine. And why wouldn't Children of Men be?

paulb
06-25-2008, 03:28 PM
no. its a joke. just pointing out a fairly obvious bad one.

MissingPerson
06-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Children of Men is fantastic. V For Vendetta's good, but Children of Men was way, way better.

Sunshine was disappointing. Donnie Darko count as scifi?

iv3rdawG
06-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Some of my favorites:

Alien
Aliens
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Children of Men
Serenity
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Jurassic Park
Star Wars
The Matrix
2001: A Space Odyssey
Blade Runner

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Gremlins

Ghostbusters

The Terminator

Predator

A Clockwork Orange

Edward Sciccor hands

Beattle Juice

Mad Max

Total Recall

Independence Day

Spaceballs

Howard the Duck

Honey I shrunk the kids

Short Circuit

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Fifth Element

The Faculty

Transformers

the happening

28 Weeks Later

I am Legend
I Robot

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 03:50 PM
WHERE THE FUCK IS TEENWOLF?

MissingPerson
06-25-2008, 03:50 PM
Some of my favorites:

Serenity


Serenity was good, but I thought it got a bit slow in the middle, and I really think there were episodes of the series that were better. Still River finally got some proper fighting, and it was great.

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 03:54 PM
What about PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE?

iv3rdawG
06-25-2008, 03:54 PM
Serenity was good, but I thought it got a bit slow in the middle, and I really think there were episodes of the series that were better. Still River finally got some proper fighting, and it was great.

Yeah there were episodes that were better. But in making a TV to film adaptation I think they did a great job.

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 03:58 PM
flight of the navigator

MissingPerson
06-25-2008, 04:00 PM
Yeah, I kind of wonder did any non-Whedon nerds enjoy it as much though.

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 04:11 PM
E.T.

betao
06-25-2008, 04:13 PM
Some of my favorites:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day


holy crap, how could I forget about this one? Such a classic film.

M Sparks
06-25-2008, 04:18 PM
I can't even talk to non-Whedon nerds. I can't fathom it.

bmack86
06-25-2008, 04:35 PM
Brazil is my favorite, but Solyaris and Stalker are both dead on brilliant.

And Star Wars, of course.

menikmati
06-25-2008, 04:38 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a150/Thorpe89/GameSpot/batteries_not_included.jpg

jigsaw
06-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Mr.Nipples
06-25-2008, 05:19 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a150/Thorpe89/GameSpot/batteries_not_included.jpg

yes!

woogie846
06-25-2008, 08:04 PM
Close Encounters with the Third Kind

And you've got to love Tremors.

prettydirtything
06-25-2008, 08:07 PM
Starship Troopers.

Jusr eat some mushrooms, and right about the time it stops being a high school prom flick..... BAM! Brain sucking bugs and a Hitler looking Doogie Howser.

just like From Dusk til Dawn.

This belongs in the best movies on mushrooms thread.

nevermind.

menikmati
06-25-2008, 08:19 PM
I remember watching Starship Troopers in one of my film classes, and the class went into this hour long discussion about how the film relates to the scare of a fascist world and reincarnation of the Nazi party.

RotationSlimWang
06-25-2008, 08:29 PM
Starship Troopers was a brilliant book. And then the filmmakers decided to make it into a statement against fascism. Truth.

Backwater
06-25-2008, 08:39 PM
I remember watching Starship Troopers in one of my film classes, and the class went into this hour long discussion about how the film relates to the scare of a fascist world and reincarnation of the Nazi party.

Wow, are you serious? Can you say overanalyzing? Clearly your teacher comes from the exact opposite school of thought as Tarantino. It's a movie about blowing up giant bugs for fuck's sake, and a damn good one at that, but just that, entertainment. If you really wanted to you could say The Lion King is about slavery, Billy Madison is about writing the Constitution and Friday the 13th is about the Berlin Wall coming down. Some films are intended solely to be entertainment, so just let them be that. The director of Starship Troopers would have a nice, long, hard laugh at your teacher and classmates, and I hope you did too.

fasttrack
06-25-2008, 08:42 PM
logan's run
back to the future 1 & 2
A.I.
gattaca

menikmati
06-25-2008, 08:45 PM
That's why I think film theory is so laughable because 99% of the time, it's just a bunch of bullshit that people are spewing to give a film more intelligence. The worst was when we watched Jaws, the entire class and teacher went into a spew about how the film deals with repressed sexuality and how the film is anti-woman because the first victim is a woman killed from the shark (the male). Pretty fucking stupid, just like film theory.

Pixiessp
06-25-2008, 09:08 PM
Alien
Aliens
Serenity
Close Encounters of the third kind
Fantastic Planet
Forbidden Planet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

fatbastard
06-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Frankenstein & Creature from the Black Lagoon

Pixiessp
06-25-2008, 09:32 PM
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what better way to celebrate my 1000th post than with a clip of my favorite cheesy sci fi movie of all time. and twice to boot.

Backwater
06-25-2008, 11:14 PM
That's why I think film theory is so laughable because 99% of the time, it's just a bunch of bullshit that people are spewing to give a film more intelligence. The worst was when we watched Jaws, the entire class and teacher went into a spew about how the film deals with repressed sexuality and how the film is anti-woman because the first victim is a woman killed from the shark (the male). Pretty fucking stupid, just like film theory.

Amen. Preach brother!!

I've taken so many film classes where the teachers don't know shit about films because they've never been involved in the industry. Then once in a while I'll have a legit director, like Salvador Carrasco, as a teacher and they don't shove that bullshit down you're throat. Since they make films for a living they realize that it's just like any other industry, to make money.

Fuck all that high art shit, besides we're not French.

Mr. Dylanja
06-26-2008, 12:00 AM
Not the best by any means but Killer Klowns From Outer Space use to scare the shit out of me....


http://www.amysmusings.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/blogger/3721/532/1600/killerklowns3.jpg

rage patton
06-26-2008, 12:48 AM
Jurassic Park is debatable.. I guess, but I'd still put it in mine. And why wouldn't Children of Men be?

I more saw Children of Men as a dystopian fiction film.

Blinken
06-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Amen Erik. I had one at 8am my last year in school with a bunch of freshmen because i needed a writing class so i choose film as the topic. The guy would rant about how Gladiator is a metaphor for the Clinton presidency, I couldn't stand that much bullshit that early in the morning. Oh and 300 scared him because it was all about Bush being the leader of the spartans and our war on terror.

Blinken
06-26-2008, 10:33 AM
Event Horizon
Terminator 2
Alien
Aliens
Back to the Future 1 & 2
Children of Men (One of my all time favorites of any genre)
Serenity
Gattaca
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
12 Monkeys

PotVsKtl
06-26-2008, 10:47 AM
Wow, are you serious? Can you say overanalyzing? Clearly your teacher comes from the exact opposite school of thought as Tarantino. It's a movie about blowing up giant bugs for fuck's sake, and a damn good one at that, but just that, entertainment. If you really wanted to you could say The Lion King is about slavery, Billy Madison is about writing the Constitution and Friday the 13th is about the Berlin Wall coming down. Some films are intended solely to be entertainment, so just let them be that. The director of Starship Troopers would have a nice, long, hard laugh at your teacher and classmates, and I hope you did too.

Listen to the commentary. It is intended to be a statement about fascism. Whether you think it's successful or not is your business, but Verhoeven isn't an idiot.

PotVsKtl
06-26-2008, 10:48 AM
In other words suck Fruit Loops through a plague dick.

MissingPerson
06-26-2008, 11:07 AM
I'll a) agree with PotVsKtl regarding Starship Troopers, which is most definitely about fascism and not in the least bit subtle about it, and furthermore state that b) I definitely think 300 was a politically charged lump of bullshit too, and I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if George W. likes to run around in a little Leonidas helmet when he's playing in his pillow fort.

allyjoy
06-26-2008, 01:29 PM
Starship Troopers was a brilliant book. And then the filmmakers decided to make it into a statement against fascism. Truth.

I enjoyed the movie, but once I read the book I felt like I was cheated from a better story... but then again, things blew up. I can't really complain.

full on idle
06-26-2008, 01:36 PM
Starship Troopers was about true love.

amyzzz
06-26-2008, 01:48 PM
Love your pig avatar, Valarie (because I LOVE PIGS -- THEY ARE MY FRIENDS).

I can never think of my favorite movies because my memory is crap, so I always wait until some people throw out their favorites, and then I can choose from those.

Mine are:
Aliens
The Abyss
Event Horizon
Logan's Run
eXistenZ
Star Wars IV thru VI

Damnit, I can't think of anymore. I'd add Signs if that's considered sci-fi.

Bud Luster
06-26-2008, 01:52 PM
Blade Runner
Empire Strikes Back
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

and the greatest of all:

http://members.aol.com/cinemastarr/cocoon1.jpg

Backwater
06-26-2008, 02:01 PM
The Happening is about AIDS

Heresy
06-26-2008, 02:13 PM
The Happening was a retarded ass movie.

rage patton
06-26-2008, 02:14 PM
Starship Troopers was about true love.

New sig.

unitedwestand
06-26-2008, 04:05 PM
i just watched Event Horizon for the first time last night-
its so good.

PotVsKtl
06-26-2008, 04:07 PM
No, not really.

Blinken
06-26-2008, 04:20 PM
How could I forget The Abyss??? I fucking love that movie.

Event Horizon is really good, it scared the shit out of me when it was in theaters.

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 04:27 PM
any of u nerds know what that 80s sci fi movie was that was released as a 3D movie?

MissingPerson
06-26-2008, 04:35 PM
Dunno, I'm pretty nerdy man, but have you got any other details? Aliens, robots, shrinkrays...?

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 04:36 PM
it was a 2nd-grade release

kinda in the Ice Pirates vein...but a wayyyy lower budget

jigsaw
06-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Best sci-fi movie ever

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/201903Captain-Eo-Posters.jpg


classic sci-fi poster art...i would like to have posters like this in my in-home movie theater one day.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/143828The-Day-the-Earth-Stood-Still.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/142820Invasion-of-the-Saucer-Men-Po.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/MP4337The-Brain-Eaters-Posters.jpg

classic photo

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/78241Invaders-Posters.jpg

and look at this dope ass poster of chewi i found on the internets

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/p_rock79/8780Chewie-Posters.jpg

i'm bored

Bud Luster
06-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Jaws 3 was in 3D - not scifi i guess.

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 04:45 PM
naww...

i remeber the dood being in some kind of Tank thing... and it was a sand plant, similar to Tatooine

MissingPerson
06-26-2008, 04:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalstorm:_The_Destruction_of_Jared-Syn


?

jigsaw
06-26-2008, 04:50 PM
It was Captain EO fool

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 04:54 PM
jeeezus Missing

u found the bastard

amyzzz
06-26-2008, 04:57 PM
was it any good?

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 04:58 PM
HELL
NAW

MissingPerson
06-26-2008, 05:00 PM
All in a day's work for a nerd, citizen. The sheer entertainment value of reading the plot on Wikipedia is reward enough.


Meanwhile, Dhyana is still being held in Syn's lair. Syn takes her before a massive crystal and forces her touch it. It begins to glow and emits a sounds like the suffering of hundreds of beings. Syn tells her that the crystal gets its power from the souls he captures including that of her father. Dhyana is disgusted and says her warrior will come for her.

Awesome.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/59/MetalstormPoster.jpg/200px-MetalstormPoster.jpg

bug on your lip
06-26-2008, 05:01 PM
RkB3Flck9_8


whenever i do an enthusiastic "Hell No" i always think of this guy now

BlackSwan
06-26-2008, 05:55 PM
12 Monkeys
The Matrix
Children of Men
The Fifth Element (super fun)
Equilibrium

Minority Report and the remake of Planet of the Apes weren't bad either. I only really mention them because no one else has so far.

and oh yeah... Johnny 5 WILL FUCK YOU UP!


http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1096-1/%7BAF93C0C9-F2B6-40A0-AC6B-5CFE82D06B53%7DImg100.jpg

amyzzz
06-26-2008, 06:04 PM
The Fifth Element (super fun)
Equilibrium
Nice. I forgot those.

MissingPerson
06-26-2008, 06:46 PM
Actually, fuck it, Matrix for the win. Watched it the other day, it is still a fantastic fucking film beginning to end.

BlackSwan reminded me in a roundabout way, A Scanner Darkly is waaaaaaaay underrated.

Backwater
06-26-2008, 08:03 PM
BlackSwan reminded me in a roundabout way, A Scanner Darkly is waaaaaaaay underrated.

As is Waking Life and just about all of Richard Linklater's films (besides his new family films)

amyzzz
06-27-2008, 11:20 AM
A Scanner Darkly is awesome, but I'm not sure if that falls into the sci-fi realm or not. Where are the aliens? :)

kroqken
11-18-2008, 12:06 AM
I am not a big sci fi fan, but I liked SUrf nazis Must Die, Hardware Wars and Starship Troopers and don't forger Cannibal WOmen in the Avocado Jungle of Death (featuring the actress Phil Spector allegedly murdered.)

PrettyRagdoll
11-18-2008, 12:20 AM
eXistenz by David Cronenberg



YES! You are seriously the only other person to even have SEEN eXistenz let alone truely love it.

Other then that...
City of Lost Children
Bicentenial Man
Final Cut

HOWEVER Did anyone else know that Bioshock is going to be made into a movie? That's either going to be brilliant or utter crap

kroqken
11-18-2008, 12:25 AM
I did like the 1988 remake of the Blob, but only because I used to have a crush on Shawnee Smith, she was one of the hottest actresses of the late 1980s, along with Ari Meyers of "Kate and Allie" and Ami Dolenz of "She's Out of Control" fame.

Astrid
11-18-2008, 02:36 AM
a lot of these movies arent actually sci-fi. but thats okay because short circuit is one of the best movies ever made. also i get enough bitching about minute genre defining characteristics in school.

M Sparks
11-18-2008, 06:20 AM
I did like the 1988 remake of the Blob, but only because I used to have a crush on Shawnee Smith, she was one of the hottest actresses of the late 1980s

Too bad she didn't take care of herself. I had to go through pages and pages of old hag pictures like this...

http://shawneesmith.org/shawnee-smith-07.jpg

...just to find a few pictures of her in the 80's when she was hot...

http://www.shawneesmith.info/images/summer/SSchool01.jpg
http://www.shawneesmith.info/images/crumb/CRUMB007.jpg
http://www.shawneesmith.info/images/saw/Saw04.jpg
http://www.shawneesmith.info/images/prey/Prey106.jpg
http://photos.bravenet.com/272/478/925/3/5EB00211E8.jpg
http://www.shawneesmith.info/images/summer/SSchool05.jpg

stuporfly
11-18-2008, 06:38 AM
Star Wars III-VI
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Minority Report
Star Trek I-IV
Brazil
Blade Runner
12 Monkeys
The Black Hole

I also liked Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, though I'm at a loss to explain why.

kroqken
11-18-2008, 07:57 AM
Shawnee Smith is cute in some of those pictures. I also had a crush on Ione Skye from her Rivers Edge era.

kroqken
11-18-2008, 08:00 AM
I also never thought Short Circuit was that good. THe robot was annoying. I thought Weird Science was way cooler. Remember when Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Downey Jr. stared down each other on the mall escalator?

Astrid
11-19-2008, 02:07 AM
i just watched aliens in my horror film class.

:thu:afu:thu

gaypalmsprings
11-19-2008, 02:59 AM
http://www.unit5.org/schumadj/schu_webs/rockinralf.gif

wmgaretjax
11-19-2008, 08:29 AM
Solyaris.

amyzzz
11-19-2008, 11:30 AM
I also never thought Short Circuit was that good. THe robot was annoying. I thought Weird Science was way cooler. Remember when Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Downey Jr. stared down each other on the mall escalator?
I love Weird Science, although that seems more like an 80's teen movie than sci-fi, Ken. I love the scene in the bar when Anthony Michael Hall is drunkenly acting like an old black man.

roberto73
11-19-2008, 11:40 AM
It might be stretching the sci-fi definition a bit, but Dark City.

allyjoy
11-19-2008, 11:41 AM
speaking of Anthony Michael Hall, he was great in Dead Zone.
http://www.sliceofscifi.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hall.jpg
I know it's not a scifi "movie" but it's based on one (well the same book, but I'm counting it)
http://www.moviemart.in/upload/The%20Dead%20Zone421bb.jpg

sbessiso
11-19-2008, 11:42 AM
Ally, reason number 539753769468949 why we're friends. I was OBSESSED with the dead zone at one point =D

Wheres the beef?
11-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Star Wars
Total Recall
Terminator 1&2

And I know I am going to get shit for this but: Chronicles of Riddick

amyzzz
11-19-2008, 12:31 PM
I love the Chronicles of Riddick--not the best sci-fi I've seen but damn entertaining.

PrettyRagdoll
11-19-2008, 01:19 PM
Total Recall


I used to really like Total Recall just because of how bizare it was when I was younger. And that chick with three breast used to blow my mind everytime, lol

bmack86
11-19-2008, 01:25 PM
Solyaris and Stalker are probably my two favorites. Brazil is right up there too. And Videodrome, what a fucked up movie.

PotVsKtl
11-19-2008, 02:42 PM
Dark Star.

bobert
11-19-2008, 02:59 PM
Most of my favorites have already been listed, but didn't see the movie Primer on anyone's list. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance a few years back, but only had a limited release, and I rarely meet anyone who's seen or heard of it. Pretty brilliant film, made for like $10,000. Netflix it.

Down Rodeo
11-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Solyaris.


It might be stretching the sci-fi definition a bit, but Dark City.

Word up.

kroqken
11-19-2008, 08:44 PM
Anthony Michael Hall acting black was almost as cool as Duckie kicking it with Andrew Dice Clay in Preet in Pink.

allyjoy
11-19-2008, 08:48 PM
Does Spaceballs count?

kroqken
11-19-2008, 08:52 PM
Spaceballs was a science fiction farce, but I would still count it. Why not?

mattpach
11-19-2008, 08:53 PM
Does Spaceballs count?

If it does my vote goes to Spaceballs.

kroqken
11-19-2008, 08:58 PM
I loved "Spaceball the toilet paper." However, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death was funnier. Another funny science fiction movie was Amazon Women on the Moon, where parts of the movie were science fiction oriented.

Pixiessp
11-19-2008, 09:05 PM
Most of my favorites have already been listed, but didn't see the movie Primer on anyone's list. It won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance a few years back, but only had a limited release, and I rarely meet anyone who's seen or heard of it. Pretty brilliant film, made for like $10,000. Netflix it.

Primer was a tremendous movie. I need to watch it again.

wmgaretjax
11-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Primer was a tremendous movie. I need to watch it again.

That is a good film, and an incredible achievement. For such a small budget.