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Initial post: Oct 18, 2012 4:39:41 PM PDT
mack says:
The Day The Earth Stood Still(original movie) THEM! The Thing(orginal movie)...........Crawling Eye.................

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 7:57:30 PM PDT
2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick was the master.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 8:17:12 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Fifties: 'The Thing from Another World'
Sixties: 'Je T'Aime, je t'aime'

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 11:17:04 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
1. Terror Beneath the Sea.
2. The Evil Brain From Outer Space.
3. Latitude Zero.
4. Planeta Berg.
5. Cyborg 2087.
6. Assignment Terror.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 6:45:09 AM PDT
W.T. says:
Robinson Crusoe on Mars - The Criterion restoration.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 1:46:13 PM PDT
Forbidden Planet was visually advanced but conceptually silly.
2001: A Space Odyssey was visually and conceptually advanced.
Planet of The Apes was conceptually advanced.

The rest don't really aspire to be much more than entertainment.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 8:58:17 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Fantastic Voyage.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 10:01:05 PM PDT
For the '50's: The original 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' with Kevin McCarthy.
For the '60's: '2001: A Space Odyssey'. I still find it a haunting meditation on the lifeforce and the afterlife.

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 10:37:07 PM PDT
Kacee says:
Timeslip (1955) aka The Atomic Man

The Time Machine (1960)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 4:01:17 PM PDT
Lee The King says:
Respectfully, I beg to differ with you. Forbidden Planet was not only an excellent film, but a flawless film as well. Especially when one considers that the "invisible enemy" that they were trying to fight came from the dark corners and recesses of the human mind. This movie is also one of many that provided the template for what would eventually come to be known as the "big-budget blockbuster movies" of later years. Also, outstanding performances by Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Richard Anderson, and Robby The Robot!

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 6:04:07 PM PDT
Also respectfully, of course, I must disagree with Lee. "Forbidden Planet" is a terrible film. It was made by a director and studio who didn't know squat about science fiction. The director made Lassie movies! The Id-centric concept here is the only thing at all different about the film. It is extremely difficult to sit through an entire screening of this film because it is so exasperatingly dull. Dull, dull, dull. The mediocre B-level actors are given the most stupifying dialogue from MGM's stable of hack writers. And there's plenty of it because all they do is talk, talk, talk. The movie is so dull they should have titled it "My Dinner with Morbius."

Oh yeah, Robbie was fun.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 6:05:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 21, 2012 6:06:15 PM PDT
Fifties: The War of the Worlds
Sixties: Panic in the Year Zero

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 5:19:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 22, 2012 5:21:25 AM PDT
Great:
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
War of the Worlds
The Time Machine
2001: A Space Odyssey

Fun:
Forbidden Planet
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Godzilla

I've heard 'Destination Moon' (Heinlein contributed to the story/script) was one of the most scientifically accurate SciFi movies of its day (and, by extension, ever), but I've never seen it.

(Asimov contributed to 'Fantastic Voyage' but, um, shrink rays?)

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 7:34:43 AM PDT
stevign says:
The Day the Earth Stood Still

2001: A Space Odyssey

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 6:45:01 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
2001: A Space Odyssey
War of the Worlds (1950s)
Invaders from Mars (1953)
When Worlds Collide
World Without End
Forbidden Planet

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 3:44:53 PM PDT
Puffany says:
I really can't pick, but these are as good as any for me:

50s - It Came From Outer Space
60s - Quatermass and the Pit

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 3:59:29 PM PDT
mack says:
Invasion of The BodySnacthers (The Original)

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 4:00:43 PM PDT
mack says:
Attack of the 50ft Woman (original one) HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 4:48:48 PM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
Puffany

You named two more of my favorites!

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 5:36:08 PM PDT
Caswell says:
2001
Seconds
The Time Machine
the Incredible Shrinking Man
The Fly
Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
War of the Worlds
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Day of the Triffids
Planet of the Apes
re; The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman,..the sexual possibilities still delight the imagination!

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 6:44:16 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
You guys are coming up with a fairly complete list of the most intelligent sci-fi of movie history.

The blend of sci-fi and horror was perhaps never topped after 'Seconds'. And 'Quatermass and the Pit' is about as smart as British fantasy films can get.

My favorite pulp existentialism after 'The Incredible Shrinking Man', is Godard's 'Alphaville'.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 7:37:04 PM PDT
Puffany says:
I downloaded a Brit film with Peter Cushing a few days ago that i hadn't seen for 30+ years - 'Island of Terror'. Anyone know it? Definately worth a look if you like Day of the Triffids.

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 7:38:52 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
There is a Science Fiction Forum with several threads pertaining to movies already.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 5:24:06 AM PDT
Yeah, but that's SCIENCE FICTION movies. This is Science Fiction MOVIES. See?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 6:08:50 AM PDT
W.T. says:
"Yeah, but that's SCIENCE FICTION movies. This is Science Fiction MOVIES. See?"

How could anyone miss such an obvious distinction?
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