Top 59 ClassicSciFi of All Time

Cruiser C57DA couple of years ago, Sci-Fi Entertainment magazine (the Sci-Fi Channel’s magazine) published their list of the Top 100 Science Fiction films of all time. Though we don’t rank the great movies here on ClassicSciFi.Com, we always thought these films represent the creme de la creme of the genre. As we looked at the list we were glad that some films made the list, and astonished by others that were ranked so high or made the list at all. For example, Independence Day (very hot when the list was assembled), while surely a top notch FX film,  has no business being at #16; The Thing, Them, Frankenstein, and King Kong should be much higher; and Forbidden Planet undoubtedly is  #1. So we decided to compare our picks with the Sci-Fi Top 100 and lo and behold, 59 of the Sci-Fi Top 100, have been here all long.  You may argue with the rankings, but here is the union of the Sci-Fi Top 100 of All Time, and ClassicSciFi.Com.

59 0f the SyFy.com Top 100 of all Time

1   Star Wars (1977)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

2   Blade Runner (1982)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

3   2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)(4/4) MPAA rating G 

4   Empire Strikes Back, The (1980)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

5   Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

6   Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

7   Aliens (1986)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

8   Return of the Jedi (1983)(3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 

9   Alien (1979)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

10   Forbidden Planet (1956)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

14   Planet of the Apes (1968)(4/4) MPAA rating G 

15   Abyss, The (1989)(3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

16   Independence Day (1996)(3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

17   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)(3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 

18   Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

19   Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

20   Terminator, The (1984)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

21   Fifth Element, The (1997)(3.5/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

22   War of the Worlds, The (1953)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

25   Stargate (1994)(3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

31   Men in Black (1997)(4/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

32   Brazil (1985)(3.5/4) MPAA rating R 

33   Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

34   Jurassic Park (1993)(4/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

35   E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)(4/4) MPAA rating PG 

37   Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

39   Soylent Green (1973)(3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 

41   Andromeda Strain, The (1971)(4/4) MPAA rating G 

42   Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

43   12 Monkeys (1995)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

44   Time Machine, The (1960)(3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 

46   Silent Running (1972)(3/4) MPAA rating G 

50   Star Trek Generations (1994)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

51   Predator (1987)(4/4) MPAA rating R 

52   Thing, The (1951)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

54   Road Warrior, The (1981)(3/4) MPAA rating R 

55   Total Recall (1990)(3/4) MPAA rating R 

57   Superman: The Movie (1978)(3.5/4) MPAA rating PG 

58   Them! (1954)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

61   Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

62   Starman (1984)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

63   Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)(3/4) MPAA rating G 

64   Frankenstein (1931)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

66   Omega Man, The (1971)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

69   Birds, The (1963)(4/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

70   Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

71   Escape from New York (1981)(3/4) MPAA rating R 

72   Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

73   Mad Max (1979)(2.5/4) MPAA rating R 

77   2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

78   King Kong (1933)(4/4) MPAA rating NR 

79   Colossus: The Forbin Project (1969)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

84   When Worlds Collide (1951)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

86   20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)(3.5/4) MPAA rating NR 

87   Time After Time (1979)(3/4) MPAA rating PG 

91   This Island Earth (1955)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

93   Fantastic Voyage (1966)(3/4) MPAA rating NR 

96   Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)(3/4) MPAA rating PG-13 

98   Altered States (1980)(3/4) MPAA rating R