Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Top 10 Sequel-less SciFi Movies

(additional rule, each director can only be represented on the list once)

1. Brazil
2. Children of Men
3. Blade Runner
4. Serenity
5. Galaxy Quest
6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7. Tron
8. The Last Starfighter
9. The Fifth Element
10. Enemy Mine


Akshay said...

I like both versions of Solaris too. Also, in the sci-fi-but-not-really-sci-fi category, Eternal Sunshine is a strong contender.

Sam said...

Then again, you've always had a much higher tolerance for boredom than I have (although I must admit, there are parts of both Solaris films that I like).

Several films fell into the not quite scifi category. For instance, it was determined by our impartial panel that John Carpenter's "The Thing" is a horror movie in scifi dressing rather than the reverse. If Eternal Sunshine had been deemed eligible it would have easily made one of the top 3 or 4 spots.

And a note on the "one director, one slot" rule, it was easy to pick Brazil over Twelve Monkeys (another strong contender) but harder to pick Close Encounters over E.T.