How come so few people said 2001?? or am I just getting old?? It still stands up pretty well today. When the US first got to the moon in 1969 (I was 13) I wondered where we'd be when i was old. Answer: no further. And people wonder why I get disenhanted with the world.
I would have left out the Terminator series too. If they'd stopped at one, maybe, but the back and forth and back and forth through time thing almost always bugs me.
I couldn't make a list of great Sci-Fi without the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Most certainly a classic. I'm a fan of Serenity too.
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Twelve Monkeys
- Silent Running
- Buckaroo Bonzai
- Time Bandits
Those are the ones that come to mind without too much digging.
Hey Bill, great picks (especially Star Trek (2009), B to the Future, ET and Close encounters), but I can't believe you left out the Terminator series!!
So, my picks:
Alien (and Aliens)
Star Trek (2009)
The (first) Matrix
2001, A Space Odyssey (Hal still gives me the creeps)
War of the Worlds (original: remake was 'flat')
Armageddon was just plain fun!
Tons more, but those come to mind. I guess Star Wars and I, Robot should be there, but those just never 'did it' for me.
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