Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Not everyone loves Sci-Fi movies. The people that do love them are almost cult like and fanatical about them. I happen to enjoy them, especially if they are original with a great concept and of course a decent enough budget to not look cheesy.

Hollywood has come a long way since the 1950’s hey day of corny science fiction movies. At that time the technology had not caught up with the writing. If you have ever seen anything like the “Creature From The Black Lagoon” or “The Blob” you will agree that we have come a long way.

It’s always fun to watch those oldies but goodies and try to imagine yourself in a dark theater back in the day. How could audiences not laugh at how lame the costumes were on the aliens and other creatures from both outer space and under water.

The folks at Entertainment Weekly have put together the top 31 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time. Frankly, the list is pretty surprising because there are a lot that you might not consider to be that great.
Of course it all comes down to personal tastes and with movies, we can hardly agree on anything.  In this case the list was put together by a panel of movie buffs, especially those that love Sci-Fi movies of all types.

Science Fiction movies have been around since the dawn of Hollywood. The fascination people have with the possibilities of the unknown stretches all the way back to authors like Jules Verne and his novels Journey To The Center Of The Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. There’s Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, which was made into a movie in 1931 starring Boris Karloff.

Hollywood continue to make sci-fi movies to this day due to their unwavering popularity among audiences that hunger to be awed by the imagination of writers, directors and actors.

Here are the top 5 Sci-Fi movies of all time according to Entertainment Weekly.



  • 5. "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977)

    This was Stephen Spielberg’s big movie after Jaws, which is sort of sci-fi in itself, Close Encounters capitalized on the UFO craze of the late 1970’s. It holds up to this day as very good movie with great special effects and of course the always sensational acting of Richard Dreyfuss. You may never look at mashed potatoes the same way.

  • 4. "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" (1982)

    Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford, who was red hot at the time coming off Star Wars and Indiana Jones, this was an unexpected role for him to take, but he did it with his usual masculine charm and wit. Rutger Hauer was great as well and the the direction of Ridley Scott is top notch. In recent years there have been more additions made to the franchise, but the first is still considered the best.

  • 3. "Back to the Future" (1985)

    Of the top 5 best sci-fi movies of all time this is the only one with a strong comedy bent. Michael J. Fox carries the movie with his boyish charm and Lea Thompson brings a very relatable character to life. Add in the zany Christopher Lloyd and you have a great cast and wonderful sci-fi story that still stands the test of time. Literally.

  • 2. "Alien" (1979)

    Alien starring a strong female lead with the smart and tough Sigourney Weaver plays more like a horror movie than just a brainy sci-fi. Who can ever forget the scene when we are introduced to the alien baby coming out of some poor person’s chest? Not me. There have been other Alien movies since the original and some have been very good, but never as good as the first.

  • 1. "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)

    2001 A Space Odyssey was so far ahead of it’s time, that even today people are still discussing the meaning of the film. Stanley Kubrick was a genius and some would say, a mad one, but his vision is still one that film makers of today use as the gold standard of far reaching science fiction. It is quite littarly that in every sense of the word. In 1968 we were on the verge of landing on the moon, and Kubrick had lots of ideas of what was to come. Frankly, a lot of what he predicts in this movie has come to light. If you have never seen, it is absolutely worth your time (and money)

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