The ironically named Complex.com has actually broken things down for us and named the top 50 sci-fi films of all time, of which I’ll serve you the top 10.
Phone home, get your own list, and report it back to me.
10. Metropolis (1927)
So stylishly futuristic it even inspired Madonna!
9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
At least there’s something Arnold can be proud of.
8. Brazil (1985)
The absurd plastic surgery scenes have now become commonplace.
7. Blade Runner (1982)
Androids in L.A.? Shocking!
6. Alien (1979)
Says Leonard Maltin: “Imitated but seldom equaled.”
5. The Thing (1982)
No, it wasn’t about Anthony Weiner.
4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
So chilling they’d have to pry my eyes open with clothespins to get me to watch it again.
3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Even more imaginative than Entertainment Tonight.
2. Aliens (1986)
Way before Avatar, James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver worked sci-fi magic.
And the biggie …
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
I saw it in a theater without air conditioning and where the projector broke down every 15 minutes, but I was still spellbound. HAL and the monkeys vie for top honors.