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Favorite Sci-Fi Films

By gralfus ·
Most of these are the old ones that the Sci-Fi channel won't show (in favor of their own tripe like "Python", "Anaconda", "Python vs Anaconda", etc.), but many of us grew up with. I'm sure there are some I've overlooked.

Most of these are available on Amazon.

War of the Worlds
This Island Earth
The Thing
Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers
The Crawling Eye
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
Quartermass and the Pit (aka "Five Million Years to Earth")
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Blob
Fiend Without a Face
The Monolith Monsters
Island of Terror
The Brain from Planet Arous
The Power (hard to find this George Hamilton flick from 196

The Terminator (1 & 2, 3 was a joke)
The Matrix (only the first)

I saw one years ago called "The Flesh Eaters", which was a B&W about a nazi scientist who develops sparkly little creatures that live in water and consume all flesh. Can't seem to locate it anywhere.

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Donnie Darko!

by JamesRL In reply to My List of Favorites

Have you seen the director's cut with the added footage? I have only seen the original which I loved. According to some of the reviewers though, the added footage takes away some of the schizoid mystery which helps make the film what it is...but I am really curious.

Love Andromeda Strain, 2001

Just about anything based on Philip K **** novels.


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Director's Cut

by BFilmFan In reply to Donnie Darko!

Yes, I picked that up and obviously the director and I have totally different opinions of the 2 films. I prefer the original release since it does leave the whole thing as a clouded lens through which we view Donnie.

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Andromeda Strain

by jbaker In reply to Donnie Darko!

Was not based on Philip K. ****, it was based on a Micheal Crichton book.

However, most of the PKD stories that have been turned into movies have been excellent. (Bladerunner, Minority Report, Screamers, Imposter, Total Recal, Paycheck)

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Wasn't saying that

by JamesRL In reply to Andromeda Strain

It was a list - obviously 2001 wasn't **** either.

My wife collects Philip K **** books. Most of the movies don't do them justice. Blade Runner set a pretty high bar.


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Great a person who likes

by zlitocook In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Great old movies and some of the new ones. Evil dead and any thing like that I love to watch. I will have to review my saved VHS movies, I have alot of great old movies that I like to watch. Roger Corman was a great B movie maker, I have alot of his movies on VHS and DVD. I just rented a movie called Devil at the door from Hollywood video, it was a great campy DVD and was a hoot to watch.

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My List

by jmgarvin In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Plan 9 from Outerspace
Santa Clause vs the Martians
This Island Earth
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Conquest of Space
War of the Worlds
The Giant Gila Monster
The Hideous Sun Demon
Star Wars
The Leech Woman
Attack of the Leeches
Alien Nation
They Live

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They Live!

by gralfus In reply to My List

I forgot that one. I love the "Put the glasses on!" scene.

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by jkaras In reply to They Live!

What made that scene even better was South Park's direct copy of the dialog/fight during the cripple fight in an omage to the scene. When I saw that scene on South Park something kept hitting on the back of my head then it hit me and I fell off the couch laughing so hard I couldnt breathe. Timmy is my favorite, then butters.

What made that movie for me was the subliminal projections on everything on the money, magazines, and billboards. The best line was " I am here to chew bubblegum and kick some @$$,....and I'm all out of bubblegum." I have this little gem in my collection!!!!

If you like that movie then "Vampires" by John Carpender that has James Woods and one of the Baldwins will have you rolling the entire time. James is the biggest a-hole in the movie and everytime he opens his mouth it is so funny.

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Longest fight scene ever!

by jmgarvin In reply to They Live!

"I'm here to kick *** and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of gum."

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by deepsand In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Based on the short story Flowers for Algernon," it was the 1st (and only?) SF movie to land the Oscar for Best Actor.

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