Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

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This list is the result of heated debate/scuffles between the frazzled writers of Total Sci-Fi. In addition to settling on the titles themselves, they also had to set the limits of what counts as a 'sci-fi film': they decided that superhero movies were out as that's a distinct genre all of its own, but comedies like Sleeper and Galaxy Quest possess enough genuine science fiction concepts to warrant inclusion, leading to this list of the 100 best Sci-Fi movies of all-time.

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  1. 21 -

    The Matrix

    1999, in 27 top lists Check
  2. 36 -

    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  3. 37 -

    WALL·E

    2008, in 22 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 22 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Terminator

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 22 top lists Check
  12. 71 -

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 34 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 28 top lists Check
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    Independence Day

    1996, in 8 top lists Check
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    Star Trek

    2009, in 6 top lists Check
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    Blade Runner

    1982, in 33 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Fifth Element

    1997, in 6 top lists Check
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    Children of Men

    2006, in 10 top lists Check
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    Minority Report

    2002, in 6 top lists Check
  23. 83 -

    Twelve Monkeys

    1995 — a.k.a. 12 Monkeys, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Thing

    1982, in 19 top lists Check
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    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 17 top lists Check
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    Moon

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
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    RoboCop

    1987, in 13 top lists Check
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    Total Recall

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
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    Predator

    1987, in 7 top lists Check
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977, in 22 top lists Check
  31. 59 -

    Gattaca

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
  32. 88 -

    Serenity

    2005, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 76 -

    Starship Troopers

    1997, in 8 top lists Check
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    Akira

    1988, in 18 top lists Check
  35. 17 -

    Brazil

    1985, in 19 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    The Fly

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
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    Mad Max

    1979, in 13 top lists Check
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    Cube

    1997, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Fountain

    2006, in 4 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    Galaxy Quest

    1999, in 3 top lists Check
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    TRON

    1982, in 5 top lists Check
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    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 13 top lists Check
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    Dark City

    1998, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951, in 12 top lists Check
  47. 64 -

    Kôkaku Kidôtai

    1995 — a.k.a. Ghost in the Shell, in 13 top lists Check
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    Primer

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
  49. 77 -

    A Scanner Darkly

    2006, in 5 top lists Check
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    1982, in 6 top lists Check
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Last updated on Sep 13, 2009; source