This quiz asks "Have you seen these 50 must-see Sci-Fi movies?"

I've seen 40 out of the group.

How about you?

What should be on the list?

What should be off the list?

1 - 12 Monkeys
2 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
3 - A.I.
4 - Akira
5 - Alien
6 - Alien Nation
7 - Aliens
8 - Avatar
9 - Back To the Future
10 - Bladerunner
11 - Brazil (Terry Gilliam 1985)
12 - Children of Men (2006)
13 - A Clockwork Orange
14 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
15 - Cloverfield
16 - Contact
17 - Dark City
18 - Dark Star
19 - District 9
20 - E.t. the Extra-terrestrial
21 - Forbidden Planet
22 - Inception
23 - Invaders from Mars
24 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
25 - Logan's Run
26 - The Matrix
27 - Metropolis
28 - Minority Report
29 - Moon
30 - Planet of the Apes
31 - Robocop
32 - Rollerball
33 - Silent Running
34 - Soylent Green
35 - Sphere
36 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
37 - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
38 - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
39 - Star Wars IV: A New Hope
40 - Stargate
41 - Sunshine
42 - Superman II
43 - Superman: The Movie
44 - The Terminator
45 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
46 - THX 1138
47 - Total Recall
48 - The War of the Worlds
49 - Westworld
50 - When Worlds Collide

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I scored 40 movies having seen. And another two or three that I have seen bits and pieces of and know the plot.

A few I think are missing:

  • Abyss
  • Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Last Starfighter
  • Jurassic Park

I scored 30

Definitely missing are:

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • THEM!
  • The Thing From Another World
  • Godzilla
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Enemy Mine
  • The Flash Gordon serials

I guess you couldn't include Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein.

33 out of 50 for me.  There is more than one version of War of the Worlds and Invaders From Mars - are the ones on the list the original 1950's versions or the more recent remakes? I have seen the old ones not the remakes.

I would definitely swap Wrath of Khan for Star Trek:The Motion Picture and would have included the original version of The Thing From Another World.

I got 32 which is more than I expected. A handful more I haven't seen all the way through. Some of them might be "must-see" but aren't necessarily good.

33 for me.

Only 25 for me! :-(

More additions:

  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • The Iron Giant
  • Doctor Jeckyll And Mister Hyde (1941)

I've seen 45 of them. The only ones I haven't seen are Cloverfield, District 9, Metropolis, Moon, and Sunshine. The last two I had never even heard of. I plan to seek out all five. By the way, the most terrifying thing I've ever seen is in the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers. She opens her eyes, and she's just GONE.

I assume Total Recall is the 1990 version, not the 2012 one.

Cloverfield, District 9, Moon and Sunshine are all good. The first 30 minutes of Cloverfield are pretty painful but then it picks up and doesn't stop. It's intense. Of course I've only seen it once on the big screen and never again. So it might lose something on a smaller screen, I don't know.

District 9 is very good and pretty exciting as well. It's also a good story with some food for thought.

Moon is a terrific slow burn. It has just one actor in the whole movie and its still very engaging. Plus George Clooney is the voice of a friendlier HAL character.

Sunshine is good. The movie would be a lot better but towards the end the film takes a turn into more of an Alien type movie. However it rebounds at the end.

Likewise, I assume they mean the 1968 Planet of the Apes, not the 2011 one.

Just 20 for me.  I guess my nerd card is going to be revoked....

Akira
Alien
Aliens
Back to the Future
Bladerunner
Brazil
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Forbidden Planet
Logan's Run
Metropolis
Robocop
Rollerball
Silent Running
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Superman the Movie
The Terminator
Terminator II: Judgment Day

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