Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation (johno) wrote,
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YA Movie list meme...

This is the Science Fiction Film Canon, 50 most influential (not necessarily best or worst) films as listed by John Scalzi in his Rough Guide to Science Fiction Films. As usual, bold those you've seen; italicize those you want to see and strike those you have no desire whatsoever to put before your retinas.



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

Alphaville
Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Brazil
- Have never finished it.
Bride of Frankenstein
Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Contact

The Damned - If Village of the Damned then yes.
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still

Delicatessen
Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial

Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers serial - I've seen a couple of FG serials, but don't know if this is one of them.
The Fly 1985 version) - The 1958 version is better and more influential.
Forbidden Planet
Ghost in the Shell
Gojira/Godzilla
The Incredibles
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version)
Jurassic Park
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
Metropolis
- Restored version with many long missing scenes and cards to fill in the missing plot bits.
On the Beach
Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Robocop
Sleeper
Solaris (1972 version)
- Wonderful book, movie captured it well. Very slow moving and I often fall asleep watching it.
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: Judgement Day
The Thing From Another World

Things To Come - I've seen clips, but want to see it in its entirety one of these days.
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)
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