Monday, November 14, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten SciFi Movies

Rowley from www.darkcompass.com gives it to us SciFi style with his top ten scifi movies:-

  • 10 - Spaceballs
  • 9 - Star Trek 6 - The Undiscovered Country
  • 8 - Pitch Black
  • 7 - Akira
  • 6 - Forbidden Planet
  • 5 - Terminator
  • 4 - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back
  • 3 - Alien
  • 2 - The Matrix
  • 1 - Blade Runner
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rowley, Rowley, Rowley!! No "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"? No Metropolis? No european sci-fi at all? Tsk tsk tsk! :-)

bryan-in-greece said...

And where is Silent Running...??? That may be an old film, from 1972, but for me it ushered in the space sci-fi genre. And the idea of a spacecraft-cum-greenhouse given over to the preservation of plantlife which had largely disappeared on Earth was a compelling one...

Gordon said...

The Star Trek film with Picard and the "cyborgs" [it's the Borg] is Star Trek : First Contact, if you didn't get it [I'm halfway through listening the now]

Benny Marsh said...

Rob, how can you not still LOVE spaceballs. That movie will always be funny!

Rowley said...

Metropolis was up there, but didn't quite make it. Spaceballs in my opinion was spoilt by John Candy, that role should have been acted by Dan Ackroyd.

Rowley said...

Oh, Silent running ... I've always found that one depressing when I always think SciFi should really be exciting. I do like Silent Running, probably oe of the first SciFi films I saw.

Top Of The Pods said...

Silent Running? What does a film about a Jamaican Bobsleigh team have to do with scifi? At least it starred John Candy.

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Obviously a popular show - as I write at 12:43 on 16 Nov, you appear to have 0 listeners via Feedburner !!!

Funny, I don't remember unsubbing last night....

bryan-in-greece said...

No... Silent Running as in this film... You are thinking of Cool Runnings...! :-)

sparetomato said...

I was shocked that Rowley put Matrix at number 2, until I heard what was number one.

Great list! (although I wouldn't have had the Matrix in there at all...)

Spaceballs is excellent, but Dan Ackroyd as Barf? you've got to be kidding me! Candy was perfect in the role.

bryan-in-greece said...

They say that John Candy was as much fun and as likeable in real life as he was in his films - such a pity he died so young... Definitely my favourite actor.

Bazza said...

Good show, don't really agree with the list though, apart from Spaceballs, the sequels of both Terminator and Alien were better than the originals. Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, The Langoliers, Back To The Future and Clockstoppers should have been in there, in my opinion.

PH said...

In no particular order, because I can't be bothered...

Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, The Matrix, T2, Alien, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dark Star

War of the Worlds, just outside my personal top 10.
I liked Silent Running too, Bruce Dern and the 3 midget robots on Valley Forge.
Fifth Element also decent.
Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Minority Report, Back to the Future Triology.

bryan-in-greece said...

What a weird film that was, The Langoliers... Aha, have just seen that it was based on a Stephen King novel - that explains it all ;-)

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Rob, how come f*rt makes you go all funny and prudish yet talking about getting into Sigourney's knickers doesn't ? There's a field day in there for a psychologist I'm sure ;-)

Andy said...

Somewhere on this list should be "Cube." Now there's a great horror/sci-fi film. Is that available over in the UK?

Top Of The Pods said...

Cube was awesome! That really creeped me out, the second one leaves you thinking as they throw time travel into the equasion though. Interesting ending too.

Rob

Bazza said...

Yeah, Cube is brilliant. Cube 2 is inside a 4-dimensional cube, a hypercube. Apparently there is a third now as well called Cube Zero, which is a prequel to the first one, not sure if it's out in the Uk yet though.

Andy said...

Ah! Cube 2 was HORRID! But Cube Zero was quite good, and redeemed how horrid the second one was. Still, a good concept, worthy of placement in a top ten list of some kind.

MakfromCal said...

The top 5 of the list works but I would have excluded the others. On my list would have been Aliens(the third movie) and the Tom Cruise movie where he plays a cop in the future that tracks down murderers. I cannot think of the title, though I have seen the movie several times.

Marianne

diane s said...

still waiting (in a 'couldn't care less' kind of way) to see a good, sci-fi movie...and i went out with a techie geek for 5 years! Ain't no such thing... LOL ;-) x