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50 Most Influential Sci-Fi Movies

A list of the fifty movies that seem to have had the biggest influence on the science fiction genre, whether in terms of style, storytelling, technical advancements, setting trends, or anything else.
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avg. score: 30 of 50 (60%)
required scores: 1, 20, 27, 34, 41 

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1
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2
Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
3
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
4
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Invisible Man (1933)
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5
Things to Come (1936)
Things to Come (1936)
6
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
7
The Thing From Another World (1951)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
8
The War of the Worlds (1953)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
9
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
10
Godzilla (1954)
Godzilla (1954)
11
Them! (1954)
Them! (1954)
12
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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13
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
14
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
15
The Blob (1958)
The Blob (1958)
16
The Time Machine (1960)
The Time Machine (1960)
17
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
18
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
19
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
20
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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21
Soylent Green (1973)
Soylent Green (1973)
22
Westworld (1973)
Westworld (1973)
23
The Stepford Wives (1975)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
24
Logan's Run (1976)
Logan's Run (1976)
25
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
26
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
27
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
28
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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29
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
30
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
31
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
32
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
33
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
34
Tron (1982)
Tron (1982)
35
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
36
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
37
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
38
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
39
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
40
The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
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