1. The Fly
2. Altered States
3. Blade Runner
Followed closely by Silent Running, Alien and Tron
On another day I probably just pick 2001, Stalker and Brazil, but today I feel like spurning the more obvious choices, so let’s go with:
1. Seconds – John Frankenheimer
2. Possible Worlds – Robert Lepage
3. Zardoz – John Boorman
Aha! I really enjoyed Possible Worlds – good choice.
1. Blade Runner
2. Solaris (1972)
I see Stalker was picked a few times, and although that is actually my favorite film of all time, I never really thought of it as a science fiction film.
I’m changing my order…
1. Solaris (1972)
2. Blade Runner
1. Metropolis (1927)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
1. The Time Machine (1960)
2. La Jetee
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Thas off the top of my dome, though. Might be forgetting something.
This Island Earth, mainly because Faith Domergue is in it, and if I could go back in a time machine I would do my damndest to persuade her that I should father her children.
2001: A Space Odyssey
We’re really gonna play this game? Fine.
The ThingStalkerWorld on a Wire
World on a WireA.I.: Artificial IntelligencePredator
…Or, if I can count them:Mauvais sang & Lessons of Darkness
Honourable mention: World on a Wire
I was close to putting Still Life on my list, but I have a feeling that a couple background shots of UFOs and buildings blasting off doesn’t really make the film itself science fiction.
Not really much of a science-fiction person, so my choices are going to seem odd-ball:
- The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
- Je t’aime, je t’aime (Alain Resnais, 1968)
- Le Temps du Loup (Michael Haneke, 2003)
1. Existenz (1999 Cronenberg)
2. Gattaca (1997 Niccol)
Part sci-fi part film noir. Genetic inferiority becomes a barrier to achievement. Brilliant cast including Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and, yes, once again Jude Law.
3. The Andromeda Strain (1971 Wise)
Robert Wise’s final masterpiece. A cold war cautionary tale of biological warfare. Brilliant soundtrack by Gil Melle, and impressive art direction from William Tuntke.
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. The Thing
(first two are solid, a number of candidates were considered for 3.)
Escape From New York
1. Blade Runner
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
1. La Jetee
3. Ghost in the Shell
1 – Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1990)
2 – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
3 – Forbidden Planet (1956)
Anime: Paprika (2006)
Superhero: Superman II (1980)
B-movie: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)