Top Five Sci-fi Movies of All Time

If you’re like me, then you love sci-fi. And horror. And action. And suspense thrillers. But mostly sci-fi. So here is a list of the best of the best, the cream of the crop, if you will. If you have an interest in sci-fi, and haven’t seen one of these movies, then what are you waiting for? Go see them already!

1. Alien

Alien is the mother of all sci-fi. So many films have copied it, but no sci-fi film has surpassed it. A must see for all sci-fi devotees and for movie lovers of any ilk. Roger Ebert gave Alien four stars, and said it “vibrates with a dark and frightening intensity.”

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Coming in at a close second is 2001: A Space Odyssey. This film tends to focus more on originality and artistic merit and toying with the conventions of narrative. Actually, it doesn’t toy with the conventions, it throws them in the trash. The slow pacing and overall weirdness of 2001 will repel many viewers, but this sci-fi masterpiece should be viewed by everyone at least once.

3. The Fifth Element

In the future, Bruce Willis drives a cab and unwittingly gets caught up in the search for a cosmic weapon that will save the Earth from evil. Whereas my first two picks for best sci-fi may have a somewhat serious tone, The Fifth Element mixes a healthy dose of fun in with its high level of inventiveness.

4. The Thing

Mystery suspense  TERROR! Mystery suspense  TERROR! EWW GROSS! Mystery suspense atmosphere mystery TERROR! Mystery suspense EWW GROSS! Mystery suspense FLAME THROWER! KURT RUSSELL! TRANSMOGRIFYING ALIENS!

5.  Dark City

Ladies and gentlemen, once again, Roger Ebert : “Dark City by Alex Proyas is a great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like Metropolis and 2001: A Space Odyssey.”

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2 Responses to “Top Five Sci-fi Movies of All Time”

  1. Kdub Says:

    Wheres Star Wars??? Wheres the MAtrix???? The fifth Element does not belong in the top 5 maybee not even the top 50! Never seen Dark city

    • J. Marshall Says:

      I would consider Star Wars to be more in the fantasy genre. The Matrix is a great movie, but didn’t quite make my top five.

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