My Top 114 Science-Fiction

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Science-Fiction, another particularly favorite genre that I’d ranked years ago, finally put here for records sake. While 114 is a strange number to land on, it was just what I considered the ones I’ve seen that I’d say approach masterful, or at least oddly strange status. Hold on, we’re approaching warp speed.

  1. World on a Wire (R.W. Fassbinder… 1973)
  2. Stalker (A. Tarkovsky… 1979)
  3. Alphaville (J.L. Godard… 1965)
  4. A Clockwork Orange (S. Kubrick… 1971)
  5. The Face of Another (H. Teshigahara… 1966)
  6. Je t’aime je t’aime (A. Resnais… 1968)
  7. Solaris (A. Tarkovsky… 1972)
  8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (S. Kubrick… 1968)
  9. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (O. Lipský… 1970)
  10. Metropolis (F. Lang… 1927) (complete Kino Lorber 2010 edition; 148 m.)
  11. Until the End of the World (Directors Cut 288 m.) (W. Wenders… 1991)
  12. THX-1138 (G. Lucas… 1978)
  13. Videodrome (D. Cronenberg… 1983)
  14. Her (S. Jonze… 2013)
  15. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (V. Vorlíček… 1966)
  16. Under the Skin (J. Glazer… 2013)
  17. Blade Runner (R. Scott… 1982)
  18. Ikarie XB-1 (J. Polak… 1963)
  19. The Man Who Fell to Earth (N. Roeg… 1976)
  20. Melancholia (L. von Trier… 2011)
  21. Alien (R. Scott… 1979)
  22. Death Watch (B. Tavernier… 1980)
  23. Ex Machina (A. Garland… 2015)
  24. Gattaca (A. Niccol… 1997)
  25. Nineteen Eighty-Four (BBC; R. Cartier… 1954)
  26. The 10th Victim (E. Petri… 1965)
  27. Top of the Heap (C. St. John… 1972)
  28. La jetée (C. Marker… 1962) short
  29. Moon (D. Jones… 2009)
  30. Glen and Randa (J. McBride… 1971)
  31. On the Silver Globe (A. Zulawski… 1988/various)
  32. The Fountain (D. Aronofsky… 2006)
  33. The Man in the White Suit (A. Mackendrick… 1951)
  34. Upstream Color (S. Carruth… 2013)
  35. 2046 (W. Kar-wai… 2004)
  36. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (M. Gondry… 2004)
  37. Brazil (T. Gilliam… 1985)
  38. Ghost in the Shell (M. Oshii… 1995)
  39. The Matrix (Wachowski Brothers… 1999)
  40. Demonlover (Olivier Assayas… 2002)
  41. Children of Men (A. Cuarón… 2006)
  42. Invasion of the Body Snatchers ( D. Siegel… 1956)
  43. Quatermass and the Pit (R.W. Baker… 1967)
  44. Akira (K. Otomo… 1988)
  45. Privilege (P. Watkins… 1967)
  46. Rubber’s Lover (S. Fukui… 1996)
  47. High-Rise (B. Wheatley… 2015)
  48. Paris qui dort/The Crazy Ray (R. Clair… 1925) short
  49. The Last Man on Earth (U. Ragona/S. Sallow… 1964)
  50. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (C. M. Jones… 1953) short
  51. The Quatermass Xperiment (V. Guest… 1955)
  52. The Damned (J. Losey… 1963)
  53. Punishment Park (P. Watkins… 1971)
  54. The Thing (J. Carpenter… 1982)
  55. The Stolen Airship (K. Zeman… 1966)
  56. Brainstorm (D. Trumbull… 1983)
  57. Empire Strikes Back: Star Wars Ep. V (I. Kershner… 1980)
  58. Strange Days (K. Bigelow… 1995)
  59. Looker (M. Crichton… 1981)
  60. Interstellar (C. Nolan… 2014)
  61. This Island Earth (J. M. Newman… 1955)
  62. No Blade of Grass (C. Wilde… 1970)
  63. Them! (G. Douglas… 1954)
  64. Godzilla (I. Honda… 1954)
  65. 964 Pinocchio (S. Fukui… 1991)
  66. Back to the Future (R. Zemeckis… 1985)
  67. Things to Come (W.C. Menzies… 1936)
  68. Planet of the Vampires (M. Bava… 1965)
  69. Scanners (D. Cronenberg… 1981)
  70. The Incredible Shrinking Man (J. Arnold… 1957)
  71. Mad Max (G. Miller… 1979)
  72. Death Powder (S. Izumiya… 1986)
  73. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (S. Tsukamoto… 1989)
  74. Project Moonbase (R. Talmadge… 1953)
  75. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (J. Cameron… 1991)
  76. Mad Max: Fury Road (G. Miller… 2015)
  77. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (H. Sato… 1968)
  78. The Day the Earth Stood Still (R. Wise… 1951)
  79. Quintet (R. Altman… 1979)
  80. The Seed of Man (M. Ferreri… 1969)
  81. A Trip to the Moon (G. Méliès… 1902) short
  82. Fantastic Planet (R. Laloux… 1973)
  83. Sexmission (J. Machulski… 1984)
  84. Sins of the Fleshapoids (M. Kuchar… 1965)
  85. Prometheus (R. Scott… 2012)
  86. The Thing From Another World (H. Hawks… 1951)
  87. A Boy and His Dog (L.Q. Jones… 1975)
  88. Beyond the Black Rainbow (P. Cosmatos… 2010)
  89. The Visitor (G. Paradisi… 1980)
  90. Primer (S. Carruth… 2004)
  91. Stereo (D. Cronenberg… 1969) short
  92. Vinyl (A. Warhol… 1965)
  93. The X From Outer Space (K. Nihonmatsu… 1967)
  94. In the Dust of the Stars (G. Kolditz… 1976)
  95. Dark City (Director’s Cut) (A. Proyas… 1998)
  96. When World’s Collide (G. Pal… 1951)
  97. Forbidden Planet (F. M. Wilcox… 1956)
  98. When Women Had Tails (P.F. Campanile… 1970)
  99. Sunshine (D. Boyle… 2007)
  100. Phase IV (Saul Bass… 1974) (with unreleased original ending)
  101. Seconds (J. Frankenheimer… 1966)
  102. Planet of the Apes (F. Schaffer… 1968)
  103. Europa Report (S. Cordero… 2013)
  104. Flight to Mars (L. Selander… 1951)
  105. To the Moon and Beyond (various; Douglas Trumball special effects supervisor… 1964) short
  106. Time of the Wolf (M. Haneke… 2003)
  107. Invasion of the Astro-Monster (I. Honda… 1965)
  108. The Borrower (J. McNaughton… 1989)
  109. Dredd (P. Travis… 2012)
  110. Contact (R. Zemeckis… 1997)
  111. Westworld (M. Crichton… 1973)
  112. Alien Contamination (L. Cozzi… 1980)
  113. Battle Beyond the Stars (J. Murakami… 1980)
  114. The Apple (M. Golan… 1979)

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