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These are the top most influential 50 science fiction movies per John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Science Fiction.

The ones I've seen are bolded.
The ones I've tried to watch but just never gotten through are also in italics

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Bride of Frankenstein

Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Damned ... I can't find this movie in IMDB. If they mean "Village of the Damned" then yes, I've seen it.
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still

Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial
Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers serial
The Fly (1985 version)
.... He's nuts. The original was much more influential.
Forbidden Planet
Ghost in the Shell
The Incredibles
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jurassic Park
Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
On the Beach
Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Solaris (1972 version)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Stepford Wives - 1975 version
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Thing From Another World
Things To Come

12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001: A Space Odyssey
La Voyage Dans la Lune
War of the Worlds (1953 version)


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Oct. 20th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
Interesting list. Mine matches yours almost exactly save that I've never seen Bride of Frankenstien, Solaris, Metropolis or Things to Come. I honestly can't remember if I've seen all of On the Beach or only clips, but I do remember the book.

I've never heard of Alphaville or Delicatessen. I'll try to rent them.

I think 'The Incredibles' will prove to be influential in a bar-raising kind of way. In that way, it already has been, having forced some extensive reshooting of Reed's action in FF.

12 Monkeys - damn fine movie. 28 Days Later. Fine, as well, but I don't really see how either could be termed influential. Contact is one of my favorite movies; I can hope it will be influential but I've seen very little evidence of it so far.

Oct. 20th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
I've only not-seen 12 Monkeys because of Bruce Willis, who (turning into an action star after Moonlighting) now gives me hives on my eyeballs. The last thing he was in that I could watch was Hudson Hawk which is highly under-loved but very silly.

I've heard of Alphaville, but not Delicatessen.

Incidentally, someone in Oregon won the Powerball jackpot, but it wasn't me, darnit.
Oct. 28th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Star Wars... influential movie from a directorial standpoint, but I sure hope that's all they were implying. If that space opera were to influence real sci-fi in any substantial way, we'd end up with the inclusion of other fluff like Back to the Fut....

Oh, that's there too. Never mind. :-P
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