My personal best science fiction movies of all times
I’m a big fan of science fiction from early days of school. I loved SF books, movies and lately PC games. Now unfortunately I only have time for science fiction movies, but every one I see is like party for me an I can’t wait for the guests to enter the scene. The last years weren’t so prolific when it comes to good scripts but that maybe has something to do with me growing older and not buying anything Hollywood throws at me, but i think there’s a little bit of both.
But let’s not loose time with the present and get to the point of this point, which is presenting you the list of the best science fiction movies that changed my life and allowed me to dream, develop my imagination and become the man I am today, as I think movies had something to do with the culture of past 30-40 years in my country. So, here’s the list of my personal best science fiction movies:
1 – Terminator 2 Judgment Day – IMDB link
What’s not to like about robots coming from future to kill John Connor, a little kid who’s only fault was to be born… oh, and that it was destined to be the leader of the human resistance in the future, the resistance to total annihilation by the aforementioned robots.
Terminator 2 I think is the only sequel that’s better than the first title. What further confirms that is Terminator 3, not so worthy, and the 2009 atrocity: Terminator Salvation. What’s even worst is that the Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles Series last season ended a few months ago, leaving the Terminator story fans in the dust. Hope someone serious will resurrect the Terminator franchise in the future, but that’s a long shot. Buy T2 from Amazon: Blu-ray or DVD
2 – Twelve Monkeys – IMDB Link
This was not an easy to digest movie for me, as I was very young in 1995 and couldn’t understand completely the Twelve Monkeys story but I’ve seen it several times now and everything is clear for me. It’s the idea of sending someone back in time to find the what caused the worst infection that killed billions of people and try to understand how the disease had spread and how to cure it for the remaining people. I don’t want to spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it but Twelve Monkeys really deserves a place in your best science fiction movies of all times. Buy from Amazon DVD or Blu-Ray
I loved the Star Wars trilogy, not the new episodes, which seem like they were conceived for children, not grownups. The old episodes were something truly fantastic, opening my eyes on a new universe, one that had meaning in every detail and clearly showed George Lucas had everything clear in his mind.
All three episodes were packed with space battles. What’s not to like about that, plus the twisted end where Luke finds out Dark Vader is his father: it can’t get better than that as an ending. Buy the trilogy from Amazon
4 – Gattaca – IMDB Link
Even if Gattaca is more of an inspirational movie, it’s a Science Fiction, so it has to get here. You cannon ignore Vincent’s determination to fly to the stars in a world where naturally conceived children were deemed for low skills jobs because their genetic material was not good enough for society’s standards. I hope we’ll never get to see a society with such rules in place. Buy from Amazon DVD or Blu-ray version
5 – The Matrix – IMDB Link
I’ve seen this movie in my first year of college and was amazed by the idea. It was in place with all the new things I’ve experienced that year (nothing illegal, I assure you) and made my philsophical side take a step forward and think of new ideas and even ways to detect if what was depicted in the movie wasn’t really happening in our reality, but no white rabbit for me to follow.
The sequels, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, were not even close to the first Matrix, even if the story was the same (or maybe because it was the same). Buy from Amazon DVD or the entire trilogy
6 – Aliens series – IMDB Link
This is one of the most scary SF movie series I’ve ever seen, but also one of the best as it manages to show that man’s worst enemy is himself, always willing to develop a new more powerful weapon to kill other men, but in the Aliens case the weapon is a beast that cannot be tamed or trained and it rebels against everyone. The series also features one of my favorite actresses: Sigourney Weaver. It’s definitely a must have in my best science fiction movies collection.Â Buy Aliens quadrilogy from Amazon