Guess not to many of you found Sci Fi popular reading in the 1950's. Two of the classic best come from good authors and actually began to define the genere. These were some of the first steps beyond the movie serial Flash Gordon kind of thing. They were in color, had a real script, had real characters, and terrible special efects. Wonderful classic beginnings of putting things of the imagination on the screen.
Destination Moon and When Worlds collide.
(1) K-Pax (2001) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272152/ This IMHO is one of the most under-rated movies ever.
(2) Andromeda Strain
(4) Twelve Monkeys
(5) Silent Running
(6) Time Bandits
Not 2001 - Wish "Childhoods End" had been done, as per original, instead.