Serenity voted best SF movie of all time

rickyjames writes, I am a devoted Browncoat, but even I have a little trouble swallowing that Serenity is the top SF movie of all time as voted by 3000 readers of the British magazine SFX. Star Wars and Blade Runner were runners-up, with Planet Of The Apes beating Matrix and Alien. Rounding out the top ten were Forbidden Planet, 2001, Terminator and Back To The Future.

11 replies on “Serenity voted best SF movie of all time”

  1. octa says:

    .
    Yeah right. Ninja Turtles might as well be on that list if Serenity gets a top 10 billing.

    Loved the show; the movie… not so much.

    • dgswensen says:

      Re: .
      I adored the movie, and I still don’t think it belongs on a top ten list. There are simply too many other significant, pioneering, important sci-fi films out there.

  2. Babbster says:

    Just trying to get more?
    I’d be willing to bet that the people who voted for Serenity don’t even believe it’s #1 themselves. They’re probably just of the belief that if Serenity and Firefly continue to get attention it might increase the chances that another movie gets made. I think it’s a long shot, but polls like this are so meaningless it’s worth a try.

    For the record, my #1 pick would have been Blade Runner. My #2 would be The Day the Earth Stood Still – love that flick. I couldn’t even consider Star Wars after all that’s happened to it, and its "legacy," over the years.

    • dgswensen says:

      Re: Just trying to get more?
      I think that the original Star Wars still deserves a place of honor, despite the dilution of the later movies. It was simply world-changing when it came out. As far as what I’d consider #1 personally? I’d probably have to go with 2001.

      • rickyjames says:

        Re: Just trying to get more?

        As far as what I’d consider #1 personally? I’d probably have to go with 2001.

        Me too.

      • 3vi1 says:

        Re: Just trying to get more?

        I think that the original Star Wars still deserves a place of honor, despite the dilution of the later movies. It was simply world-changing when it came out. As far as what I’d consider #1 personally? I’d probably have to go with 2001.

        I *LOVE* Firefly… but I would vode for 2001 and Bladerunner ahead of it. They were bigger pioneers, took greater risks, and have survived the test of time (except for the dates mentioned in each).

        • Timeshredder says:

          Re: Just trying to get more?

          I *LOVE* Firefly… but I would vode for 2001 and Bladerunner ahead of it. They were bigger pioneers, took greater risks, and have survived the test of time

          I think the "recent release" factor may be at work here.

          (except for the dates mentioned in each).

          Hey, don’t you wish 2001 had looked as Kubrick imagined it? Except faster moving and with less wooden dialogue.

  3. chad says:

    Planet of the Apes
    Okay, the original Planet of the Apes was good, but beating out Alien and The Matrix? And call me stupid, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Forbidden Planet. I really don’t agree with some of the rankings.

    • Kaki says:

      Re: Planet of the Apes

      And call me stupid, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Forbidden Planet.

      You really should see it, stupid.</sarcasm>

      Really though, it is good, and quite foundational. Oh, and it has sweet music. And Robby the Robot. Classic.

      • Timeshredder says:

        I suspect my list would change weekly….

        And call me stupid, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Forbidden Planet.

        Star Trek‘s unofficial pilot

        Since we’re doing it anyway, what would everyone else’s Top Ten list look like?

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