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Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever

  1. cjoverstreet1
  2. cj

Sci-fi is my favorite genre, and these are the movies that best describe it.

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Aliens 1986,  R)
Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME!!! Aliens is a near perfect movie for many reasons:
A freaky and addicting score by the great James Horner which was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar; great acting by the whole cast, and one of Sigourney Weaver's finest and strongest performances; The movie is its own suspense builder; plenty of creepy and action-packed surprises that make you want to see it more times but not to often so that the movie stays fresh, giving the film plenty of replay value; realistic aliens that are just about as good as today's standards.6. The emotion between Ripley and Newt just adds to the excitement and story as Ripley tries as hard as she can to protect Newt from the insidious, serpentine xenomorphs of whom Ripley wishes to exterminate with a handful of high-tech marines!
An exciting war between man and myth! If Cameron never directed this movie, then I'm positive the sequel that would have come instead, would NOT be as good as Alien, or be as iconic as Aliens. I wouldn't recommend watching it over and over again, because the real enjoyment of the movie is when you forget some stuff after some time. The longer you wait to see it again, the better the next experience will be.If you watch the first Alien film before this one, you may expect to get a horror movie. But the inaccurate expectation will probably add to the fun even more! I know I may be exaggerating bout this movie, but this is really how I feel. This is my favorite movie.
James Cameron's Aliens deserves to be an icon because this movie not only almost defined the sci-fi/action/horror genre...but because this time, it's war...
Alien 1979,  R)
Such an awesome movie! It was more slow-building than I expected, but it's great! The Alien effects are a tiny bit cheesy. But the acting was great, there were shocking twists, and the suspense was built high! Just awesome.
There were a couple of small moments with cheesy special effects, but it was the best they had for 1979.
Since this movie wasn't what I expected, I sometimes wonder what the movie would go like if it was made in the style I had expected. I mean I always expected it to be good, but I still wonder.
The Fly 1986,  R)
The Fly
Great plot. Great acting. Went through a lot of edits. And shocking, unpredictable actually GOOD gore-effects make this a must-see for any Jeff Goldblum fan! And it's not like a whole bunch of horror movies that are all about scare and death and blood. This actually has a plot, and has good character development! One of the best sci-fi movies of the 80's!
The Abyss 1989,  PG-13)
The Abyss
This was very cool for me.
Pros: 1. Story: Very good. 2. Acting: Strong, especially the psychopath performance by Michael Biehn. 3. SFX: Bright, and cool. 4. Music: A little loud, but good.
Cons: 1. Alien creatures: Not enough of the aliens are seen in the movie.

"The Abyss" was well done and well put together, And those who can't appriciate any part of this movie are movie haters. I know this cause I saw this with two of my relatives who hate just about every movie they see that's not a sci-fi action movie or a comedy.
The Thing 1982,  R)
X-Men 2000,  PG-13)
X-Men, which, in my opinion, is the best Marvel comic series because of the suspenseful and awesome story and extremely detailed character adaptation and backgrounds, was molded into one of the best Marvel movie series out there with plenty of movies still being spawned at Fox studios. And this is the movie that starts it!
The character adaptation is as good as in the comics, and the special effects are pretty awesome. The battle scenes are also really cool! The movie wasn't ENTIRELY true to the comics, not very true story-wise, not character-wise. Mystique isn't naked in the comics (but the new look ain't nuttin' ta' sneeze at!) And Wolverine isn't very bulky in this movie, but he was a freakin' Ferrigno in the comics! But that doesn't dumb down the movie much because Hugh jackman does a good job as Wolverine.
X-Men features some of the most well known mutants, but I won't tell you the not as important mutants. I will tell you there is obviously Wolverine, the main man; Cyclops, the guy with the glasses; Storm, electrifying and sexy (Halle Berry); Rogue, the runaway; Professor Xavier, the guy who's mind is so powerful that his hair fell off; Jean Grey, the other psychic; Mystique, who gets a new touch with her appearance (naked and scaly, the boobs are covered in scales); and Magneto, the main X-Men villain! Seeing and pointing out other major and minor X-Men characters is also fun for the X-Men fanatics.
Watch X-Men, and you can not deny that this movie is very well a superhero movie even non-superhero fans will enjoy.
X-Men: First Class 2011,  PG-13)
X-Men: First Class
First Class was different from the previous X-Men movies.
Pros: Great special effects and fight scenes, good story telling, and a background on the characters that not many knew. Cons: The movie is intended to be a reboot in a way, so there were innacuracies from the rest of the series. The biggest example is how there were scenes in X@ and 3 with the old Xavier walking in flashbacks. However, this movie shows the young Xavier losing his legs. Plus, the old Zavier and old Magneto were still working together in flashbacks in X3, but young Magneto split with Xavier in this movie. I do NOT like inaccuracies, but this was a good movie. Plus, Wolverine's scene was fantastic!
X2: X-Men United 2003,  PG-13)
X2: X-Men United
X2 has great action, great acting, great battle scenes, and great special effects! Plus it has Nightcrawler! I thought they rushed Wolverine's back story, though. And there's not enough of Cyclops. People say this is better than the first, I don't think so.
X-Men Origins - Wolverine 2009,  PG-13)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
As an action movie, this was pretty well done. Good acting, great special effects, and a story that's least good for those who can't find the major inaccuracies from the comics. I enjoyed this movie, but I really wish they would just do as the comics say.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014,  PG-13)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
In an age where realistic special effects are too common to impress with, X-Men: Days of Future Past still finds ways to amaze with SFX. Not t mention, the character development is top-notch.

I had a feeling X-Men 7 would e their best one. I mean, Days of Future past is the most famous X-Men storyline to the best of my knowledge, and it would probably be had to screw up. And even if there are differences between the comic and the film, the crew didn't screw this up.

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