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Best All Around Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies

Best All Around Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies

The Wonder of Sci-Fi Movies

One of the most popular genres throughout the history of the big screen, sci-fi has taken many shapes and forms as directors and actors alike have brought it to life in a variety of ways. There are many classic sci-fi movies that have an appeal that is not present in other genres. Many of these classic sci-fi flicks are considered to be classics; they are often the movies that parents watch with their children in order to give them a taste of pop culture. While there are several movies like that, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Here is a list of them.


Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies

  •  E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This movie debuted in 1982, and since that time has captured the hearts and minds of the young and old alike. It follows the story of an alien, E.T., as he finds himself on the earth and attempts to make it back to his home. The directors of E.T. worked to help the movie capture the essence of childhood, which makes this a great family movie. It focuses on the time in a child’s life when the world seems to be full of endless possibilities.
  •  Gravity. This Sandra Bullock film was recently released in 2013. It tells the story of two astronauts who go into space, get separated from the space shuttle, and have to figure out how to survive. For sci-fi fans, this movie is the perfect combination of heart-warming and explorative. It explores the realms of deep space, a theme that has been constant in sci-fi movies since their creation.
  •  Alien. This classic sci-fi movie was released in 1973, but it is still as popular today as it was over forty years ago. This movie features a team of astronauts whose shuttle gets invaded by aliens. While it is without a doubt a classic movie for sci-fi lovers, this movie is geared towards people who prefer horror movies within this genre. Regardless, it is still one of the best sci-fi movies ever made.


  •  Star Trek. No list of sci-fi movies would be complete without some mention of Star Trek. This movie series has shaped the genre of scientific fiction as we know it today. There have been near a dozen movies made under the name of Star Trek, in addition to a long-running television show that was successful. Fans of Star Trek of loved to watch the adventures of Captain Kirk and Spock as they journey through space. With the most recent installation of Star Trek being released only a few years ago, it is obvious that this series is still as popular now as it was when it first began.


  •  Star Wars. Star Wars is yet another movie series that seemingly must be present on a sci-fi movie list in order for it to be complete. There have been six Star Wars movies made, and plans for three more movies under this name have been made and their approximate release dates released. The adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia have left children, teenagers, and adults all wondering what life must be like in that galaxy far, far away where Star Wars takes place.

The Future of the Sci-Fi Genre

Sci-fi has been one of the most captivating film genres since its creation. As people continue to explore our world, our galaxy, and the realms of space, new inspirations for various movies of scientific fiction are constantly on the rise. Whether it is a new idea for a space exploration movie or a new idea for an alien invasion movies, sci-fi movies are often met by large audiences when they hit theaters. With the past success of this incredible genre, it is sure to continue being a popular one in the years to come.

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Star Trek vs Star Wars

In the world of science fiction there are many great universes that feature really dynamic story lines and characters. Star Trek and Star Wars are two of the biggest science fiction franchises in history. Both of these franchises are well known and well respected among fans and by the general public. Even though this is the case, loyal Trekkie fans and Star Wars geeks tend to clash with one another about who has the best franchise. We’ll examine both sides of this argument to figure out which side is right.


Who has the Better Story Line

The debate between Star Wars and Star Trek first begins with the story line of themes that both of these franchises have to offer. Star Wars is set in a fictional galaxy that is far, far away. Star Trek takes place in the real world but it happens a couple of thousands years into the future. Trekkies believe that Star Trek is a more realistic and could actually happen. Star Wars fans believe that the Federation and its space exploration missions are boring and uninteresting. Star Wars fans also point out that George Lucas’ (the creator of Star Wars) universe is much more interesting place to be. Especially since the planets are designed like geographical regions on the Earth. Who has the best story line? Clearly, it’s up to the fans to decide.

What Franchise has the Best Characters?

Star Wars fans point out that Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader are the essential heroes and villains that a story needs to become a big hit. Many Star Wars enthusiasts really enjoy Luke Skywalker’s character because he is young, heroic and full of the force. On the other hand the Trekkies love them some Captain James T. (the T stands for Tiberius) Kirk. He is the strong willed and domineering captain who has the ability to bed plenty of honeys regardless of race or species. That could get kind of disgusting if you ask me. But that’s just my opinion. Anyway, Kirk is surrounded by a cast of heroes such as Lt. Spock (by the way he is a captain now), Dr. McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew. Also noted is Spock (played by Lenard Nimoy); he has helped to establish the Star Trek legacy more so than Kirk. Once again, fans will have to decide who has the best characters between the two.


What Franchise is more of a Household Name?

Star Trek and Star Wars fans often battle it out over who is more of a household name and the truth is that both franchises might be even in this regard. Star Trek is constantly shown on television in syndication. So, many households can tune it to watch episodes. On the other hand, many references are constantly made about Star Wars in popular culture. The truth is that both of these franchises have about the same amount of influence as the other.

Which Franchise is has the Most Box Office Sales?

In terms of box office sales, Star Wars has earned about $4 billion dollars and Star Trek has earned about $2 billion dollars. These numbers represent the total box office figures for all of the movies within each series. By the numbers, more people are willing to see a Star Wars film than they are a Star Trek picture.

Which Franchise is More Marketable?

Star Wars is also more marketable than Star Trek and once again the numbers reveal this. More video game titles, cartoons, books, DVDs and Lego blocks have a Star Wars theme. So Star Wars fans can excited about their franchise being the best in terms of mass market appeal.

Ultimately, the battle of Star Wars comes down to just one thing: which franchise interest a person the most. With that being said Star Wars and Star Trek will both continue to be well received franchises. Why? Because they both have impacted the culture and will continue to do so well into the future. The immortal Lt. Spock can sum it best for both franchises through his popular catchphrase “Live long and prosper.”

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8 Awesome Time-Travel Movies Ever

Time travel involves moving either forward or backwards in time with the use of a time machine of some kind, especially in movies and books. There have been many great time travel movies over the years. This is a list comprised of just 8 of the best.


The List (in no particular order):

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It’s fun seeing the crew of the star-ship Enterprise wander through modern day, 1986 America (modern for the time period during which this film was made), which was the past for them. They journey back in time to bring back two humpback whales to 2286 so that the Earth isn’t destroyed because of a probe that traveled to Earth to speak to a humpback whale and it wasn’t leaving until it did speak to one. However, under time constraints, the crew was able to get back to their time period, to allow the whales to speak to the probe. The probe then left and no longer threatened the Earth.

Back to the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990). A classic series, known for it’s use of a DeLorean sports car and the phrase “Great Scott”. The films are based around messing something up in the past (or in the second film’s case, the future) and having to go back/forward to fix it. The third film focuses on Marty going all the way back to 1885 to save Doc and bring him back to 1985. Michael J. Fox’s film career was started off the success of these movies.

Terminator 1 & 2 (1984 & 1991) Another classic series, well the first two installments of the series anyway. This series is centered around Skynet and their use of cyborgs. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg, T-800, sent back in time to kill the mother of John Connor. In the second movie, he plays the same character but with the exact opposite goal, saving John Connor from the T-1000 played by the talented Robert Patrick.

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Time Bandits (1981) Kevin, the main character, gets kidnapped by some dwarves. He also gets to meet some historical people, like Napoleon, Agamemnon, and Robin Hood. Kevin finds out that Robin Hood is a bit of a jerk.

Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1993) The Necronomicon sends main character Ash back in time to the Middle Ages. He’s able to battle the undead with the help of some science textbooks in the trunk of his car. His trusty chainsaw and shotgun come in handy too.

Groundhog Day (1993) Phil, played by Bill Murray, gets stuck in a time loop and is the only one aware of it. The fact that he has to live the same day over and over again depresses him. He starts to get more and more desperate trying to end the loop.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) This movie is like a video game. Only there’s no chance to save your progress. Every time you die, you have to redo everything you went through already. You feel William Cage’s pain every time he dies when you hear some of the same dialogue and he has to go through meeting the same people again and again.

The Time Machine (1960) based off the novel by H.G. Wells, the book got everyone curious about time travel, and the movie set the tone for all later time travel movies.

I realize this list has more than 8, but with so many awesome time travel movies, it’s hard to only come up with 8 films.

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