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Monday, August 19, 2013

Flavorwire "SF/F Films Everyone Should See" Meme: How many have you seen?

The fine folks at Flavorwire recently released a list of 50 SF/F films they think everyone should watch (technically, there are 63 titles on the list, since they counted series as one).  I figured it would be fun to turn it into a meme.  So here you go:

BOLD = You've seen it!

  1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  2. Pan's Labyrinth
  3. Moon
  4. The Fellowship of the Ring
  5. The Two Towers
  6. The Return of the King
  7. The Princess Bride
  8. Labyrinth
  9. Men in Black
  10. Edward Scissorhands
  11. Mad Max
  12. Princess Mononoke
  13. Spirited Away
  14. Gattaca
  15. Primer
  16. Blade Runner
  17. Fantastic Planet
  18. The Wizard of Oz
  19. The Secret of Roan Inish
  20. Dark City
  21. The Matrix
  22. Time Bandits
  23. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  24. La Jetée
  25. Brazil
  26. Metropolis
  27. Big Fish
  28. Solaris (original)
  29. Jurassic Park
  30. Alien
  31. Aliens
  32. Orpheus
  33. Dark Star
  34. 2001:  A Space Odyssey
  35. Avatar
  36. Back to the Future
  37. Star Wars IV:  A New Hope
  38. Star Wars V:  The Empire Strikes Back
  39. Star Wars VI:  The Return of the Jedi
  40. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  41. A Clockwork Orange
  42. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  43. The Fountain
  44. Sleeper
  45. City of Lost Children
  46. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  47. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  48. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  49. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  50. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  51. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
  52. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1
  53. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.2
  54. The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
  55. Donnie Darko
  56. Invasion of the Body Snathers (original)
  57. Ghostbusters
  58. Being John Malkovich
  59. Akira
  60. The Terminator
  61. Terminator 2
  62. Strange Days
  63. Serenity

I count 49.  That's not bad, methinks...  How did you do?

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  1. Replies
    1. Damn. You need to get to work on that ASAP :P

  2. Roan Inish and La Jetée are the only ones I haven't seen (I'd never even heard of La Jetée, so that was a pleasant take away from reading this).

    A decent list, although I think including THE FOUNTAIN is really, really stretching it. It's not a question of whether a movie is "good" enough to be included or "bad" enough to be excluded. Simply defining an SF/F "must see" means that most entries on the list make perfect sense, at the very least from a cultural/brand standpoint, these films had an impact.

    But "The Fountain"? Come on. It did nothing for either genre and has already been mostly forgotten by everyone. I'm struggling to see how it's a "must see", quality notwithstanding.

    1. Clearly I need to see The Fountain so I can understand why so many people hate it :P