SciFiNow Issue #44 explores The Greatest Sci-Fi Film of all time according to its readers. As a reader-generated list it suffers from the cumulative effect of number-crunching. I love lists and there is no better list than the quintessential sci-fi films of all time comprised of lists specific to the individual. Guardians Of The Genre kick started this chain of thought with a similar themed post. My personal favorites will be forthcoming and as these things are slightly dynamic they are always subject to change just a little for all of us. I look forward to your ten favorites. For now, to get you thinking, the SciFiNow list is:
10. Forbidden Planet .
9. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial .
8. Terminator 2: Judgment Day .
7. Planet Of The Apes .
6. The Matrix .
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey .
4. Blade Runner .
3. Alien .
2. Star Wars: A New Hope .
1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back .
It's certainly a solid list to be sure and I think you'll find many may make your own list of favorites. Ridley Scott and George Lucas both have two in the Top 5 here. I find Ridley Scott to be a far superior director in general and might reverse their positions, but I thing whose influence has been greater is certainly debatable. Let's see if you can post a list and up the ante by placing them in order from 10-1. What are your top ten sci-fi classics?