Monday, May 27, 2013

Reader Top Ten Science Fiction Films: Terri Wilson




My good friend Terri Wilson, the writer at the great blog In The Comfy Chair, contributes our second reader's choice, top ten list of sci fi films.  However, Terri hedges just a little and gives us an eleventh choice too.

Terri writes:

"I couldn't do it!  I had to pick eleven!

My choices aren't necessarily favorites. In fact, I've never even liked "2001."  But they are what I consider to be game-changers.  Be it in special effects, pushing the genre in a new direction, or simply becoming icons to their generations.  In chronological order:

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Time Machine (1960)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Terminator (1984)
Men In Black (1997)
The Matrix (1999)"

(Don't forget to e-mail me your top ten sf film list at Muirbusiness@yahoo.com). 

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:49 PM

    Based on game-changers status, your list it excellent.

    Additions that I am fond of too are:

    PLANET OF THE APES(1968)
    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA(1954)
    EMPIRE STRIKES BACK(1980)


    SGB

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the post, John! And what a great topic for community conversation!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous10:44 PM

    "Planet of the Apes" and "20,000 Leagues" also rattled around my head with many others before I finally settled on the above list.

    Terri

    ReplyDelete

Shatner Week: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

One of the most oft-requested reviews on this blog, -- before my original post back in the day -- was  Star Trek V: The Final Frontier  ...