Best Sci-Fi Movies

Best Sci-Fi Movies
Want to buy some of the best Sci-Fi movies to complete your DVD collection. Well you will get a huge variety, but this article will help you choose the best ones. So you won't regret buying something which was not worth your money.
Out of the many movie genres in the world, science fiction is one genre that has only improved with time. Science fiction movies are popular among audiences and critics alike and the plot mainly focuses on a subject which is futuristic and imaginative. I think its understandable that special effects play a very important role in these movies and people who are not familiar with the genre think that such movies are designed for nerds or kids, however, they have no idea that these films deal with a very important aspect of life; an uncertain future.
Top Science Fiction Films
The following names mentioned are movies which are regarded as benchmarks in the science fiction genre because of their amazing plot and special effects. They were just not a commercial success but were a favorite among critics too.
Planet of the Apes, 1968
A critical and commercial success, Planet of the Apes is regarded as one of the best films of 1968. The film also won an Academy for outstanding make-up and was released at a time when topics like racism, civil rights and evolution were exploding all over the US. The thought of apes ruling a planet sounded very primitive when people first heard of this movie, but once they saw it they were stunned with the amazing make-up and the story.
The Terminator, 1984
The movie which made James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name. A perfect Sci-Fi thriller, the amazing effects were much ahead of its time and the movie gave Hollywood an immortal character.
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, 2004
Probably the best romantic science fiction film ever, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind deals with the subject of target memory erasure (fictional). It means erasing unwanted and painful memories from someone's mind. When released it was, lauded by critics and audiences as a thought provoking film with a dash of innocent love.
Avatar, 2009
It is now called the biggest movie of the generation, Avatar is perhaps the best product of amazing 3D technology and special effects combined together. Directed by James Cameron, it is the most popular science fiction film ever and the highest grossing movie of all time.
Inception, 2010
Inception is a story of a man who is a thief, however, he doesn't steal things or belongings, he breaks into the dreams of people and plants ideas. It is said that Christopher Nolan worked almost 10 years on this script and still many people couldn't understand it in just one watch; many had to watch it thrice to understand the complexity of the genius's mind. A thrilling adventure which makes the concept of dreaming a complicated fascination.
Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time
Movie Year
A Trip to the Moon 1902
Metropolis 1927
The Invisible Man 1933
Things to Come 1936
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
It Came From Outer Space 1953
Godzilla 1954
Them! 1954
The Island Earth 1955
Forbidden Planet 1956
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957
Quatermass 2 1957
La Jetée 1962
Alphaville 1965
Fahrenheit 451 1966
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Planet of the Apes 1968
A Clockwork Orange 1971
The Omega Man 1971
The Andromeda Strain 1971
Solaris 1972
Silent Running 1972
Sleeper 1973
The Fantastic Planet 1973
Westworld 1973
Soylent Green 1973
Dark Star 1974
Rollerball 1975
A Boy and his Dog 1975
Logan's Run 1976
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978
Alien 1979
Stalker 1979
Mad Max 1979
Flash Gordon 1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980
Escape from New York 1981
Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior) 1981
Outland 1981
Blade Runner 1982
Star Trek Episode II: The Wrath of Khan 1982
The Thing 1982
E.T. 1982
Tron 1982
Videodrome 1983
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983
Repo Man 1984
Brazil 1985
The Fly 1986
Aliens 1986
RoboCop 1987
Akira 1988
Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1989
The Abyss 1989
Total Recall 1990
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991
Delicatessen 1991
Jurassic Park 1993
Ghost in the Shell 1995
Independence Day 1996
The Fifth Element 1997
Starship Troopers 1997
Cube 1997
Gattaca 1997
The Truman Show 1998
The Matrix 1999
Avalon 2001
2009 Lost Memories 2002
Minority Report 2002
28 Days Later 2002
The Day After Tomorrow 2004
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005
Serenity 2005
War of the Worlds 2005
Toki o kakeru shôjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) 2006
Idiocracy 2006
Children of Men 2006
I am Legend 2008
Cloverfield 2008
District 9 2009
The Road 2009
2012 2009
Exam 2010
Metropia 2010
Source Code 2011
Super 8 2011
Cowboys & Aliens 2011
Real Steel 2011

So these were some of my best Sci-Fi movies that would be helpful in completing your DVD collection. If you feel that some film names should have been included then post your valuable comments.