The Essential Sci-Fi Movies

Many of these qualify as "classics."  Most of the list might be described as "must see."  Pretty much everything on here is entertaining regardless.  This isn't merely my opinion (and in a few cases runs contrary to it).  Instead, these titles have been gathered from many critics' and fans' "best of" lists as well as rankings on the IMDb.  These are arranged in chronological order to highlight the stylistic changes in the genre over the years.



1927    Metropolis
1931    Frankenstein
1935    Bride of Frankenstein
1936    Flash Gordon
1936    Things to Come
1950    Destination Moon
1951    The Day The Earth Stood Still
1951    The Thing From Another World
1951    When Worlds Collide
1953    Invaders From Mars
1953    War Of The Worlds
1954    Godzilla
1954    Them!
1955    The Quatermass Experiment
1955    This Island Earth
1956    Earth Vs The Flying Saucers
1956    Forbidden Planet
1956    The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
1957    Invasion of the Saucer Men
1957    Quatermass II
1958    The Fly
1958    The Spider (aka Earth Vs. The Spider)
1959    On the Beach
1959    Plan 9 From Outer Space
1960    The Time Machine
1960    Village Of The Damned
1962    The Day of the Triffids
1964    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1964    Fail-Safe
1966    Fantastic Voyage
1968    2001: A Space Odyssey
1968    Planet of the Apes
1971    A Clockwork Orange
1973    Soylent Green
1975    Rocky Horror Picture Show
1977    Star Wars
1977    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1979    Alien
1979    The Black Hole
1979    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1980    Flash Gordon
1980    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1982    Blade Runner
1982    E.T.
1982    Star Trek II
1982    The Thing
1982    Tron
1983    Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983    Videodrome
1984    Dune
1984    The Terminator
1985    Brazil
1985    Back to the Future
1985    Brazil
1986    Aliens
1988    Akira
1989    The Abyss
1991    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1993    Jurassic Park
1995    Twelve Monkeys
1998    Dark City
1998    Pi
1999   
The Matrix
2001    Donnie Darko
2004    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005    Serenity
2006    V for Vendetta
2006    Children of Men
2008    WALL·E
2008    Iron Man
2009    District 9
2009    Star Trek
2009    Avatar
2010    Inception
2012    Prometheus

   

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