25 Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies of All Time

Science Fiction brings ideas, hope and escape and we need all three. We seek the future as it seemingly runs from us like a hand reaching out to a flame that is just out of our grasp, but nevertheless we reach out.

1.)    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and               Arthur C. Clarke

2.)    Metropolis (1927)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Screenplay by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang (uncredited) based on the novel by Thea von Harbou

3.)    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel by Anthony Burgess

4.)    Spirited Away (2001)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki

5.)    Alien (1979)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon – story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett

6.)    Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Directed by William Dieterle

Screenplay by Paul Osborn, Peter Berneis, David O. Selznick (uncredited) and Ben Hecht – based on the novel by Robert Nathan

7.)    Lord of The Rings (2001 – 2003) &     The Hobbit (2012 – 2014)

Directed by Peter Jackson

Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Guillermo de Toro and Peter Jackson based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien

8.)    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed by George Miller

Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nick Lathouris

9.)    Planet of The Apes (1968)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling based on the novel by Pierre Boulle

10.)    The Fifth Element (1997)

Directed by Luc Besson

Screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen

11.)    Seconds (1966)

Directed by John Frankenheimer

Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino based on the novel by David Ely

12.)    A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Screenplay by Steven Spielberg based on the short story “Supertoys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss

13.)    Star Wars (1977)

Directed by George Lucas

Screenplay by George Lucas

14.)    Blade Runner (1982)

Directed by Ridley Scott

Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick

15.)    Eraserhead (1977)

Directed by David Lynch

Screenplay by David Lynch

16.)    Avatar (2009)

Directed by James Cameron

Screenplay by James Cameron

17.)    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Directed by James Whale

Screenplay by William Hurlbut based on the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

18.)    I Am Legend (2007)

Directed by Francis Lawrence

Screenplay by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman based on the novel by Richard Matheson

19.)    Things to Come (1936)

Directed by William Cameron Menzies

Screenplay by H.G. Wells from the novel by H.G. Wells

20.)    Inception (2010)

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Screenplay by Christopher Nolan

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21.)    Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956)

Directed by Don Siegel

Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring based on the Collier’s magazine serial by Jack Finney

22.)    The Terminator (1984)

Directed by James Cameron

Screenplay by James Cameron and  Gale Anne Hurd with additional dialogue by William Wisher, Jr.

23.)    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog and King Vidor

Screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf based on the novel by L. Frank Baum

24.)    Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro

25.)    Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

Directed by George Miller

Screenplay by George Miller, Judy Morris and Mark Lamprell

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that has been is but the twilight of the dawn.

   –  H.G. Wells

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