As a companion to the article on the 50th anniversary of Forbidden Planet, the Houston Chronicle also lists The 25 Most Important Science Fiction Films (according to the article’s author, Louis B. Parks).

In true meme fashion, I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve seen.

THE 25 MOST IMPORTANT SCIENCE FICTION FILMS

  1. Metropolis (1927)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  4. Star Wars original trilogy (1977-1983)
  5. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  6. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
  7. (tie) Planet of the Apes (1968)
  8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  9. Aliens (1986)
  10. Star Trek film series (1979-2002)
  11. Blade Runner (1982)
  12. Them! (1954)
  13. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  14. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  15. The Terminator (1982)
  16. The Thing From Another World (1951)
  17. The Road Warrior (1981)
  18. Westworld (1973)
  19. The Matrix (1999)
  20. Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers serials (1939-1940)
  21. (tie) E.T. (1982)
  22. The Thing (1982)
  23. The War of the Worlds (1953)
  24. (tie) Jurassic Park (1993)
  25. Akira (1988)

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