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How Many Science Fiction Movies Have You Seen?
BuzzFeed ^ | April 28, 2014 | Louis Peitzman

Posted on 05/03/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT by EveningStar

Check the films you've watched all the way through.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; movies; sciencefiction; scifi
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There are 300 movies on the list.

1 posted on 05/03/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 05/03/2014 2:18:08 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I have seen too many.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:18:50 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Ditto. Many these days suck - except for the special effects.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar

Well I have seen a few good ones and way too many bad ones, and remarkably most of the really bad ones are modern films.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 2:20:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EveningStar

Argh! My fingers got tired of checking at 60, so I quit. The only one of the first 60 I haven’t seen is Kronos. Did they miss The Crawling Eye?


6 posted on 05/03/2014 2:24:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EveningStar

Only real movies seen in a real movie theatre with popcorn and cherry coke only counts.

Everything else doesn`t count.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 2:29:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: EveningStar

119, surprised that Road Warrior wasn’t on it.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 2:31:13 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EveningStar

267! I’m slacking! =)


9 posted on 05/03/2014 2:32:11 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: EveningStar
132. But there were several there that I haven't seen that I queued up on the appropriate vendor to watch when I've got bad weather or a white night.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/03/2014 2:32:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EveningStar

The Incredible Shrinking Man (NOT about this president) is a very good movie. Shrinking Man is so well written, I could imagine it as a three act play in the round, especially that unwrapping scene. Black Lighting or phospherous material could be used to achieve that effect of void today.

The attack of the 50ft Woman, like another movie about a giant Cyclops, were both SEARED into my mind as a kid, watching on tv after dinner hour. This was way back into my childhood, when I was still debating the possible existence of Elves and Leprecahns with my older sister.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 2:34:24 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: EveningStar

Many.

Back before cable, broadcast channels usually showed sports or movies on weekends and after the evening news. Many of those on the list showed up once or twice.

When I got cable in Tulsa in the mid-1980s, one channel showed either Metropolis or Things to Come for weeks at a time.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 2:34:46 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EveningStar

“You have watched 181 out of 300 on this list!”

Almost all the rest I have seen parts of them, but not the whole movie.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 2:35:10 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar
I've seen 11 out of 300.I've never been a huge science fiction fan.Three of the ones that I've seen I don't consider “science fiction”...I consider “Sleeper”,”Spaceballs” and “Men In Black” to be comedies.
14 posted on 05/03/2014 2:36:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: EveningStar

watched 95....need more lazy time


15 posted on 05/03/2014 2:36:17 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: lee martell

The Incredible Shrinking Man is great.

I think the 1950s are the Golden Age of science fiction movies.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 2:37:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

Don’t recall seeing any Ray Harryhausen films either. That makes the list completely bogus.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 2:37:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: EveningStar; All

I simply suggest that their definition is rather odd....

I also not that their is not a single early Flash Gordon (even though serialized) title listed

And lastly, why if comedies are included and other odd things like the Stepford Wives then why not something like the Wizard of Oz?


18 posted on 05/03/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: EveningStar
Most. Some half way through. Some are classics...even the "bad" ones.

The top for me are:
War of the Worlds 1953
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Alien 1979
2001: A Space Odyssey
Star Wars 1977
The Time Machine 1960
Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984
The Terminator 1984
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Aliens 1986
Forbidden Planet 1956
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
Godzilla 1954
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1955
When Worlds Collide 1951
19 posted on 05/03/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: EveningStar

I scored 38 out 300. However, if the Thing with Two Heads can be included, why not “They Saved Hitler’s Brain” or “Simone”?


20 posted on 05/03/2014 2:39:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar

Nineteen - not much of a science fiction fan...


21 posted on 05/03/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT by utford
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To: Nifster
And lastly, why if comedies are included and other odd things like the Stepford Wives then why not something like the Wizard of Oz?

The Wizard of Oz is magic, The Stepford Wives is technology. It is like Superman and Captain Marvel, appear similar of the surface, but very, very different for those familiar with both.
22 posted on 05/03/2014 2:41:11 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nifster

I used to like to watch the ole Japanese monster movies — Godzilla, etc.

They were so bad that they were a laugh riot to watch.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 2:42:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EveningStar

You have watched 205 out of 300 on this list!


24 posted on 05/03/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: vladimir998

The over use of CGI has turned me off to a lot of new movies. I call them cartoon movies.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: EveningStar

I counted 234 that I’ve seen.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Gay State Conservative; EveningStar
I've never been a huge science fiction fan.

Ditto. My total was 33. Galaxy Quest is way more comedy than sci-fi as a genre, but okay. OTOH -- Hot Tub Time Machine is sci-fi? That's stretching it.

I know I've seen parts of a lot more of these, esp. the older classics, but I didn't count those.

27 posted on 05/03/2014 2:47:10 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: EveningStar

45 out of 300. Probably another 50 that I started but couldn’t finish.

Favorites are 2001 and Close Encounters. Sci Fi isn’t really my genre.


28 posted on 05/03/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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29 posted on 05/03/2014 2:47:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: EveningStar
165.

Unfortunately one of those was District 9, the worst piece of crap, so much so, I almost walked out of the theater. And I have never walked out of a theater.

Upon leaving, some guy wondered aloud how soon the sequel would come out. I wanted to slap him senseless.

30 posted on 05/03/2014 2:48:22 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: EveningStar

115.

And I saw a boatload of movies that I now want to see!


31 posted on 05/03/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: EveningStar

The catch is, you have to have watched them all the way through. Many of these I’ve attempted to watch but never made it through to the end because they were either too boring or simply bad (The remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” comes to mind.) Take Fritz Lang’s 1929 “Woman in the Moon” for example. Since I was a kid reading “Famous Monsters of FIlmland” magazine I’ve read how great it was. When I finally got a chance to watch it on Netflix, to my disappointment, I found it to be an utter bore. Congrats to Buzzfeed for irresistible click-bait though.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 2:48:52 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: EveningStar

147. It appears I am a mad scientist


33 posted on 05/03/2014 2:49:25 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EveningStar

Anyone who grew up with a television in the house in the seventies would have been exposed to the first sixty or so by default, from Saturday afternoon and late Saturday night programming. Fifties B-movies and sci-fi were a staple. I’ve seen 84 total. I gave up on movies for the most part by the late nineties. The acting became formulaic, the casting was rote involving some implausible set of actors who happened to be “hot” at the moment and the writing was trite. Special effects alone do not carry a movie. I also refuse to pay money to be propagandized.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: EveningStar

I’ve probably seen about half of them, up to the year 2000 or so. After that, not many.


35 posted on 05/03/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: real saxophonist

BTW, how many were given the MST3K treatment?


36 posted on 05/03/2014 2:55:37 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: EveningStar

126 out of 300. I am surprised I haven’t seen more.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: EveningStar

226. I noticed that whenever I didn’t mark a movie, it happened in bunches. Some years are just devoid of any good films...


38 posted on 05/03/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: EveningStar

129 out of 300.


39 posted on 05/03/2014 3:06:05 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw about 80% of the ones made after 1960, and only a few of those made before that.

I love Sci Fi movies.


40 posted on 05/03/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes, they missed Forest Tuckers greatest role and its British counterpart “The Trollenberg Terror”.

They also missed a bazillion other sci-fi B flicks. Could be a good thing ;)

got 143


41 posted on 05/03/2014 3:13:54 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: EveningStar
If nothing else, I can't believe just how old some of the movies are! I don't recall Brazil being that old, but I guess it must be.

There are also a few of the 151 movies I saw that were a complete waste of time, #1 on the list being "Lost in Space," which I got for free with the purchase of my first DVD player. I still feel that somebody owes me for the time I wasted watching that movie!

Mark

42 posted on 05/03/2014 3:14:59 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: EveningStar
"Another Earth" was very good.


43 posted on 05/03/2014 3:18:01 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

TV doesn`t count


44 posted on 05/03/2014 3:18:11 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: EveningStar

153. A lot of these are debatable as to definition, but I want to explicitly state that ‘Gravity’ is not science fiction.


45 posted on 05/03/2014 3:18:13 PM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: bunkerhill7

There are very few people living who could have seen some of the earlier ones in a theater. The only criterion was to have watched a given movie all the way through to the end.


46 posted on 05/03/2014 3:20:29 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: real saxophonist
BTW, how many were given the MST3K treatment?

MST3K really make the bad ones worth watching, the cheesier, the better.

47 posted on 05/03/2014 3:23:44 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: EveningStar


48 posted on 05/03/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: EveningStar

105.

Did they actually leave out “Invaders From Mars”?


49 posted on 05/03/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: real saxophonist
BTW, how many were given the MST3K treatment?

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die" seems to be the only one on the list.

50 posted on 05/03/2014 3:38:36 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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