Saturday, June 11, 2011
MY FAVORITE SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME
With Super 8 currently in theaters (and JJ Abrams hoping people turn out for his original film that doesn't involve transforming vehicles and Marvel superheroes), Complex compiled a list of 50 of their favorite sci fi films of all time. Out of the 50, I compiled 30 of my all-time favorites. I would have done like all the other sites and give a long, boring explanation as to why I like these films, but sometimes you have to let the movies speak for themselves and not allow other opinions to effect your own thinking. Feel free to comment and mention some of your favorites.
1. The Thing (1982) Kurt Russell. Directed by John Carpenter
2. Aliens (1986) Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, William Hope, Jeanette Goldstein and Bill Paxton.
3. Alien (1979) Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. Directed by Ridley Scott
4. Blade Runner (1982) Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, & Brion James. Directed by Ridley Scott.
5. Terminator 2 Judgement Day (1991) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor), Robert Patrick (T-1000), Edward Furlong (John Connor), Earl Boen (Dr Silberman). Directed and written by James Cameron
6. Back To The Future (1985) Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson. Directed by Robert Zemeckis
7. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Frank Oz. Screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. Story by George Lucas. Directed by Irvin Kreshner.
8. Children Of Men (2006) Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris and Danny Huston.
9. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Cast: Malcolm McDowell (Alex [DeLarge]), Patrick Magee (Mr. [Frank] Alexander), Michael Bates (Chief guard). Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick
10. The Matrix (1999) Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, And Julian Arahanga. Directed By Andy Wachowski And Larry Wachowski
11. They Live (1988) Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg Foster. Directed by John Carpenter
12. Starship Troopers (1997) Starring: Casper Van Dien, Jake Busey, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
13. Robocop (1987) Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, and Paul McCrane. Directed by Paul Verhoeven
14. Jurassic Park (1993) Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Martin Ferrero, Bob Peck, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight. Directed by Steven Speilberg
15. 28 Days Later (2002) Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Bindu De Stoppani. Directed by Danny Boyle
16. Akira (1988) Created, written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.
17. District 9 (2009) Cast: William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Sharlto Copley
Director: Neill Blomkamp
18. The Fly (1986) Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, and John Getz. Directed by David Croenenberg
19. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) Cast: Donald Sutherland, nancy Allen, Leonard Nimoy and Veronica Cartwright.
20. Total Recall (1990) Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Marshall Bell, Mel Johnson Jr., And Michael Champion. Directed by Paul Verhoeven
21. Dark City (1998) Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, and Ian Richardson. Directed by Alex Proyas
22. Independence Day (1996) Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox. Directed by: Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
23. Predator (1987) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, Carl Weathers as Dillon, Elpidia Carrillo as Anna, Bill Duke as Mac, Jesse Ventura as Blain and Kevin Peter Hall as The Predator & Helicopter Pilot. Directed by: John McTiernan.
24. THX 1138 (1971) Cast: Robert Duvall, Maggie McOmie, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Robert Feero, Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. Directed by George Lucas
25. Pitch Black (2000) Starring Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, and Claudia Black
26. Minority Report (2002) Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton. Directed by Steven Speilberg
27. Strange Days (1995) Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Glenn Plummer, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Angela Bassett. Directed by Katheryn Bigelow
28. Mimic (1997) Starring: Mira Sorvino, F. Murray Abraham, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, and Charles S. Dutton.
29. The Road Warrior (1981) Cast: Mel Gibson, Kjell Nilsson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells, Mike Preston, Virginia Hey, Emil Minty. Directed by George Miller
30. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) Cast: Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, and Erika Eleniak
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- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies