Monday, May 25, 2009


1. Ridley Scott's Bladerunner
2. James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgement Day
3. Ridley Scott's Alien
4. Alex Proyas' Dark City
5. Steven Speilberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind
6. Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future
7. Irvin Kirshner's The Empire Strikes Back
8. Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men
9. Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
10. Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys


Joel said...

Ironically, I'm watched 12 Monkeys right now for the first time. And it's brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Never seen anything like this. The music score is legend, I think.

My list right now:

1. Minority Report (may never change, imo)
2. Star Wars Trilogy (I don't know why but I'm counting it as one. This trilogy defined my childhood and jumpstarted my love for sci-fi. I might not be watching 12 Monkeys right now without it.)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
4. A.I.--Artifical Intelligence
5. Children of Men
7. Terminator 2
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still (the '51 version, not the sucky '08 one)
9. Metropolis
10. Star Trek (the new one...yeah...the new as massively fun sci-fi)

That's just right off the top of my head, though. I'm sure there are films I'm forgetting, as I've seen about 100 films in this genre.

If 12 Monkeys ends up being as solid as it is right'll be on the list.

Joel said...

12 Monkeys is a Movie experience for me and one of the best science fiction films in existence. Absolute masterpiece. One of those movie-watching experiences you don't forget. In a word: whatthefuck.

Actionman said...

How funny that you were in the process of watching 12 Monkeys! Brilliant movie.

Minority Report was excellent, and one of my favorite Spielberg movies. It almost cracked my top 10.

I need to see A.I. again. I was sort of "meh" on it the first time round.

Wall-E almost made the list. It tops an upcoming list...

I also loved The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original; haven't seen the remake nor do I plan too).

Metropolis is definitely a cornerstone of the genre, and one of the most massively influential movies of all time. It's just not one of my "favorites." But I do own it, have seen it multiple times, and I do realize that it is a groundbreaking piece of cinema.