He writes: "Another great topic. Here is my humble list and as always, not in any particular order:"
Bruce: A fantastic list, and I'm glad to see more votes for Phase IV (1974) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). In terms of the former, I love your description regarding the seeming insignificance of the ants versus the power they actually wield. In terms of the latter, I totally agree with you regarding character development for the beloved franchise characters.
Your honorable mentions are also great. I think this is the first mention of Death Race 2000 (1975), a really great film that competed with Rollerball (1975) back in the day, and had a lot in common with it.