It can be hard to pin down science fiction, it’s one of those genres that you know what it is when you see it and the staggering amount of sub-genres that reside inside the broader science fiction category can make it even harder to define. Inside sci-fi you have stories of dystopian future, hard science fiction involving space travel, stories of coming into contact with aliens and the aftermath of that discovery, stories about technology and even technology turning on humanity.
The science fiction genre is continuously evolving and the genre takes the viewer to new unexplored territories and evolves and reiterates on the stories previously told. The debate as to what is the best sci-fi film of all time will be hotly contested because of this. You have people who love the hard science found in films such as Contact, alien movies such as Alien, dystopian future stories such as the Hunger Games and those who believe we achieved perfection with movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey.
For me I love a mixture of all these types of science fiction and love space operas such as Star Wars, the sci-fi horror of Aliens, the political sci-fi in a movie such as District 9, the time travel of Edge Of Tomorrow, and the tech goes evil stories of The Matrix. It would be hard for me to single out a sci-fi movie that is absolute favorite or the best science fiction movie of all time, but luckily, I don’t have to as Cinefix has tackled this job and their list is pretty solid as you can see in the video above.
What is your favorite science fiction movie? Do you agree with this list? Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments below.