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

A Trip to the Moon1902
The Invisible Man1933
Things to Come1936
The Day the Earth Stood Still1951
It Came From Outer Space1953
The Island Earth1955
Forbidden Planet1956
20 Million Miles to Earth1957
Quatermass 21957
La Jetée1962
Fahrenheit 4511966
2001: A Space Odyssey1968
Planet of the Apes1968
A Clockwork Orange1971
The Omega Man1971
The Andromeda Strain1971
Silent Running1972
The Fantastic Planet1973
Soylent Green1973
Dark Star1974
A Boy and his Dog1975
Logan's Run1976
The Man Who Fell to Earth1976
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977
Invasion of the Body Snatchers1978
Mad Max1979
Flash Gordon1980
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980
Escape from New York1981
Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior)1981
Blade Runner1982
Star Trek Episode II: The Wrath of Khan1982
The Thing1982
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983
Repo Man1984
The Fly1986
Tetsuo: The Iron Man1989
The Abyss1989
Total Recall1990
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991
Jurassic Park1993
Ghost in the Shell1995
Independence Day1996
The Fifth Element1997
Starship Troopers1997
The Truman Show1998
The Matrix1999
2009 Lost Memories2002
Minority Report2002
28 Days Later2002
The Day After Tomorrow2004
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005
War of the Worlds2005
Toki o kakeru shôjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)2006
Children of Men2006
I am Legend2008
District 92009
The Road2009
Source Code2011
Super 82011
Cowboys & Aliens2011
Real Steel2011

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.