Friday, May 31, 2013
Reader Top Ten Science Fiction Films: Bruce Nims
Reader Bruce Nims contributes a final top ten list for today. Lists resume tomorrow!
"As a caveat, I don't get into boxing a movie into a "sci-fi" category instead of some other genre as I think some of the best movies out there easily cross multiple genres. (For example, I think you can just as easily argue that Blade Runner is a Film Noir instead of a "sci-fi" movie).
In no particular order, but if there is an overriding theme in my list it is that I feel that each of these movies have been incredibly influential on movies and popular culture (so much so that I think their impact is self-evident):
3) Forbidden Planet
4) Blade Runner
5) Star Wars
6) 2001 A Space Odyssey
7) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
8) The Matrix
9) The Thing
10) The Terminator
Bruce, I am thrilled to see that Outland (1981) made your list. I am a big fan of that movie, and think it is time to watch it and review it again for the blog. I feel it was always unfairly dismissed with the "space western" label, when in fact some of the production design is exquisite, and the ideas about corporations very timely.
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