Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

AFI’s top-ten genre films

by Rob - June 19th, 2008.
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The American Film Institute has revealed its list of the top-ten science-fiction films:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
3. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
4. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
6. Blade Runner (1982)
7. Alien (1979)
8. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
10. Back to the Future (1985)

It’s not a bad list at all, and I’m pleased to see 2001 in first place. And I’ll even grudgingly accept Star Wars: Episode IV.

But for my money, I’d drop E.T., Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Back to the Future, and replace them with Planet of the Apes (the 1968 version), Forbidden Planet, and either The Matrix or the Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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