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2021-11-04 2:22:48 PM  
List fails without Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
 
2021-11-04 2:25:06 PM  
Inception and Snowpiercer weren't good, let alone anywhere near the top.
 
2021-11-04 2:29:50 PM  
Looks like the author just grabbed a bunch of classics so they could put Dune on the list.

/Moon should be on there, imo
 
2021-11-04 2:30:56 PM  
I was surprisingly ok with the list until Snowpiercer.

wow, what a POS flick.
 
2021-11-04 2:30:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: Inception and Snowpiercer weren't good, let alone anywhere near the top.


Subtract Snowpiercer definitely, replace with 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

Not sure what to put in Inception's place though.
 
2021-11-04 2:31:38 PM  

swankywanky: I was surprisingly ok with the list until Snowpiercer.

wow, what a POS flick.


Bad attempt at Terry Gilliam without understanding Terry Gilliam.
 
2021-11-04 2:32:54 PM  

Boojum2k: Not sure what to put in Inception's place though.


The Andromeda Strain.
 
2021-11-04 2:32:59 PM  
Flash Gordon (1980)
 
2021-11-04 2:33:12 PM  
List fails without:

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2021-11-04 2:33:19 PM  
Klaatu - the prog-rock pride of Canucklestan?
OFFICIAL Klaatu "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"
Youtube JNBV5hofD_U
 
2021-11-04 2:33:37 PM  
Good list, if you ignore the last two. Snowpiercer had some good social commentary, but the idea is nonsense for a near-science story. Probably a bit early to lable Dune (2021) as one of the best Sci-Fi films ever. The rest of the list is solid.

/Metropolis probably should not be on this list either. It is good, but too much weight for being the first.
 
2021-11-04 2:37:06 PM  

madgonad: Good list, if you ignore the last two. Snowpiercer had some good social commentary, but the idea is nonsense for a near-science story. Probably a bit early to lable Dune (2021) as one of the best Sci-Fi films ever. The rest of the list is solid.

/Metropolis probably should not be on this list either. It is good, but too much weight for being the first.


Good acting and visuals, but the new Dune had all the action of 2001: A Space Odyssey, only stretched out 16 minutes longer.
 
2021-11-04 2:38:08 PM  

madgonad: /Metropolis probably should not be on this list either. It is good, but too much weight for being the first.


If we're going to throw a "classic" movie on the list, I'd replace it with Bride of Frankenstein.
 
2021-11-04 2:51:17 PM  
I love that a random typo in another thread can be used so perfectly for a headline.
 
2021-11-04 2:59:33 PM  

Boojum2k: NeoCortex42: Inception and Snowpiercer weren't good, let alone anywhere near the top.

Subtract Snowpiercer definitely, replace with 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

Not sure what to put in Inception's place though.


Solaris (Original one)
 
2021-11-04 3:01:00 PM  
This one was better than the remake of Day The Earth....

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2021-11-04 3:10:02 PM  

Boojum2k: Good acting and visuals, but the new Dune had all the action of 2001: A Space Odyssey, only stretched out 16 minutes longer.


Watched the 3 hour director's cut of Lynch's film the day before seeing the new film. They really aren't that different. I think a number of the roles were done better in the first film (Gurney, Baron, Piter) and obviously the first film covered the whole book. Duncan was certainly done better (and more accurately) in 2021, but they had far more budget and time. The new Paul feels a bit better. The budget made the film look much better, but the original was amazing for the time. Can't even compare the soundtracks.
 
2021-11-04 3:11:50 PM  
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2021-11-04 3:12:35 PM  
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2021-11-04 3:13:53 PM  
Nikki Sixx's toes?
They aint' dead.
they just smell that way.
 
2021-11-04 3:14:34 PM  
no mention of  Forbidden Planet or George Pals War of the Worlds?
probably 2 of the most influential sci fi films of the mid century.


and nothing Christopher Nolan has ever made or ever will make belongs on list of "greatest films" regardless of genre... his movies are over produced, big budget trash with mountain sized plot holes.
 
2021-11-04 3:15:57 PM  

madgonad: Boojum2k: Good acting and visuals, but the new Dune had all the action of 2001: A Space Odyssey, only stretched out 16 minutes longer.

Watched the 3 hour director's cut of Lynch's film the day before seeing the new film. They really aren't that different. I think a number of the roles were done better in the first film (Gurney, Baron, Piter) and obviously the first film covered the whole book. Duncan was certainly done better (and more accurately) in 2021, but they had far more budget and time. The new Paul feels a bit better. The budget made the film look much better, but the original was amazing for the time. Can't even compare the soundtracks.


Even with the changes, the Lynch version covered the entire story, including more of the politics and personalities, in just a little more time than the Villeneuve version did to cover half of it. But we got awesome ornithopters at least, young Cure fan Paul, Dunkin Dudebro, and the universe's sandiest butthole worms this time.

And a Baron Vladimir Harkonnen who instead of being a large ham like in the book, is a thick slice of mayonnaise sandwich instead.
 
2021-11-04 3:18:59 PM  
kick out one of those Monsters From Outer Space flicks and stick this in there somewhere.

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2021-11-04 3:22:07 PM  

TommyDeuce: Solaris (Original one)


No. It is worth seeing once, but it is sooooo boring. It really belongs in the art film category more than sci-fi. Even the remake, as sloppy as it was, couldn't speed things up.
 
2021-11-04 3:27:48 PM  
Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.
 
2021-11-04 3:32:04 PM  

mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.


It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?
 
2021-11-04 3:34:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?


No.
 
2021-11-04 3:35:51 PM  

NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?


because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .
 
2021-11-04 3:38:12 PM  

oldfarthenry: Klaatu - the prog-rock pride of Canucklestan?
[YouTube video: OFFICIAL Klaatu "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"]


I must say I prefer the insane Carpenters version.

Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (Full Version)
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2021-11-04 3:43:39 PM  
Lists like this are boring. We need more "10 best _____ films you've never heard of" or "10 most underrated _____ films." At least those can be mildly interesting.

Not saying any of these films are bad, but they seem to be conflating "best" with "made a lot of money and/or were popular" with a dash of "influential." Those can coincide, but not necessarily. Avatar made a sh*t-ton of money. Billy Jack films were bafflingly popular. And a lot of influential films weren't all that successful initially.
 
2021-11-04 3:44:15 PM  
My list would have 12 Monkeys on it.
 
2021-11-04 3:47:37 PM  

Stratohead: NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?

because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .


Yep. Plot written by the "rule of cool".
 
2021-11-04 3:49:12 PM  
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2021-11-04 3:50:56 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: My list would have 12 Monkeys on it.


I'd argue that you should then put La jetée on the list instead. But that's not a feature-length film, so you could probably make the case for leaving it off based on that.
 
2021-11-04 3:56:23 PM  
It is amazing how well Day The Earth Stood Still and Invasion of the Body Snatchers* hold up 70 years later. Both still have something critical to say about America and the world in general and they seem fresher than Star Wars and Jurassic Park.


* The 50's or 70's version should have been on the list.
 
2021-11-04 3:57:02 PM  
No love for Space Mutiny, I see. Let's see how Blast Hardcheese is taking it...

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2021-11-04 4:00:44 PM  
This is a great scene. Where the alien goes to see an Einstein-like professor.

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2021-11-04 4:03:53 PM  
Snowpiercer?
Inception?
Dune 2021? What the actual fark? No movie which was just released last weekend belongs on any GOAT list.

Why is Forbidden Planet not listed?
 
2021-11-04 4:03:57 PM  
Klaatu beard no one?
 
2021-11-04 4:07:47 PM  
1.  I've seen all of them except Inception, Snowpiercer, and Dune.

2.  AARP links now, Fark?  Are we going to get Geritol ads too now?
 
2021-11-04 4:07:59 PM  

gbv23: This is a great scene. Where the alien goes to see an Einstein-like professor.


and the scene immediately before, when Klaatu is peeking in the window, gives the blackboard a quick glance, and Sensibly Chuckles.
 
2021-11-04 4:16:37 PM  
List needs more Morlocks...

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...and more Weena, if you know what I mean (and I think you do).
 
2021-11-04 4:20:54 PM  

mongbiohazard: Stratohead: NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?

because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .

Yep. Plot written by the "rule of cool".


"Rule of cool"?  No. It's guilty of grade school analogy.

It has to be a train, how else will we represent the poors progressing through social strata?
 
2021-11-04 4:26:51 PM  
<looking at the list>:
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2021-11-04 4:40:21 PM  

nocturn: mongbiohazard: Stratohead: NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?

because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .

Yep. Plot written by the "rule of cool".

"Rule of cool"?  No. It's guilty of grade school analogy.

It has to be a train, how else will we represent the poors progressing through social strata?


"Hey guys, how about we have this train that everyone lives on, but it can't ever stop!"

The rest of the plot was probably written after that.
 
2021-11-04 4:44:13 PM  

calufrax: <looking at the list>:
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2021-11-04 4:56:16 PM  

mongbiohazard: nocturn: mongbiohazard: Stratohead: NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?

because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .

Yep. Plot written by the "rule of cool".

"Rule of cool"?  No. It's guilty of grade school analogy.

It has to be a train, how else will we represent the poors progressing through social strata?

"Hey guys, how about we have this train that everyone lives on, but it can't ever stop!"

The rest of the plot was probably written after that.


I wanna know how slowly the world was supposed to freeze that allowed for the planing and construction of massive train tracks that circle the globe...a project that would take decades even ignoring geo-politics, national borders, and you know MASSIVE farking oceans.

/still can't believe anyone thought a movie that dumb could be sustained as a TV series.
 
2021-11-04 5:14:05 PM  

mongbiohazard: Stratohead: NeoCortex42: mongbiohazard: Snowpiercer was enjoyable as a movie.... but it was dumb as a stump. I'm glad I watched it and all, but it's not one of the best scifi movies of all time, absolutely not.

Snowpiercer could easily be removed to make way for Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan.

It's been a while since I've seen Snowpiercer, but did they ever justify why running a train 24/7 made more sense than just using the same power source to build a stationary habitat somewhere?

because then it wouldn't take place on a train...see the entire concept was formed around the train first...everything else was secondary...which is why it makes zero sense .

Yep. Plot written by the "rule of cool".


Pretty much, but after seeing what our real billionaires are up to I'm thinking it's the most realistic part. They did explain that the guy who built the train did it because he just really fsking loved trains. Look me in the eye and tell me that if it came down to musk saving the world we wouldn't be riding out the apocalypse in a three mile long tesla.
 
2021-11-04 5:54:48 PM  

oldfarthenry: Klaatu - the prog-rock pride of Canucklestan?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JNBV5hofD_U]


Thread detour:

One could dig through their catalog and put together one hell of a great record.

Combine the best bits of 3:34 EST and Hope (the rest is pretty much dross, although there might be something salvageable from Magentalane) and you could make one fark of a great record.
 
2021-11-04 5:55:52 PM  

Jack Sabbath: oldfarthenry: Klaatu - the prog-rock pride of Canucklestan?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JNBV5hofD_U]

Thread detour:

One could dig through their catalog and put together one hell of a great record.

Combine the best bits of 3:34 3:47 EST and Hope (the rest is pretty much dross, although there might be something salvageable from Magentalane) and you could make one fark of a great record.


FTFM
 
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