This Sunday, we look at science fiction movies. Over the years, so many great sci-fi movies have been made, as well as a host of really terrible ones that we watch anyway because they are part of our cultural heritage. We won’t be looking at those bad movies, though. We shall, instead, fix our sight on the great gems out there.
In no particular order, here are some of our staff’s favorite sci-fi films:
|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
|The Wrath of Khan was the introduction for me into Star Trek. It was the day before I was moving out of a house and the previous residents of the house had left a substantial DVD collection behind. So I decided I would have a laugh by watching the old Star Trekfilms. By the end of the night I had watched most of them and had become a Trekkie.Check out the trailer or look this movie up on IMDb.|
|I love sci-fi… I can’t pick just one, honestly, but I’ll just go with Battlestar Galactica, if I have to choose one. I’ll just have to mention a few more favorites, though: Stargate, Serenity, The Matrix (only the original), the Star Wars movies, Inception, the original Jurassic Park movie, Avatar, and Terminator II: Judgment Day.Check out the trailer or look this movie up on IMDb.|
|I’m going to go out on a limb and say that The Swarm, a 70’s disaster flick involving actual killer bees, has to be one of the best science fiction movies of all time. This stunning piece of cinematic genius has everything you could possibly ask for from a movie about killer insects: an all-star cast, a small country town hosting its annual flower festival, a lady school principal with a penchant for peach pants suits, hilarious dialogue, and a seemingly unnecessary romance subplot that ends as all film love triangles should: with the sudden, fiery, insect induced death of all three parties. If you do happen to watch this film, make sure you keep an eye out for ‘kid with lollipop’. You’ll thank me later.Check out the trailer or look this movie up on IMDb.|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day
|I don’t know that it will stand the test of time in my affections but I saw Terminator 2: Judgement Dayat just the right time (i.e. I was about the same age as John Connor and I thought Arnie was a movie god). Paradoxes be damned. Hasta la vista, baby.Check out the trailer or look this movie up on IMDb.|
|Star Wars: A New Hope
|If I have to pick one it would be Episode IV. It was the first, the best, and the one I rewatch the most. It’s our introduction to the characters we love and that exciting universe we want to be a part of. For the Empire!Check out the trailer or look this movie up on IMDb.|
What’s your favorite science fiction film? Let us know in the comments below, or on the forums!