SALTY POPCORN TOP TEN SCI FI FILMS OF ALL TIME

It’s that time again when the Salty Kernels submit their voting forms, and not to see the Aussie George W Bush/ Putin, bolt-missing-idiot take over the country of Australia and plunge us back into the dark ages, no, something far more important than that. The voting on our next top 10 list. And this month I give you our Top 10 Science Fiction films of all time. A surprising list. Everything in there I believe deserves to be in there. I would have gone differently because, to me, Science Fiction, is basically space movies, but alas, my thinking maybe as muddled as Tony Abbott in a moment of brilliance in this respect. The actual definition of Science Fiction is pretty obvious – a film that involves science. 

 

NUMBER 10:

The most recent of the bunch. A film that David Bowie’s son made. Duncan Jones directed this small art house sci fi in 2009 and the film pretty much stars Sam Rockwell alone. It is pure brilliance.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – MOON

 

 

NUMBER 9:

Need I say anything about this film. It made my childhood and I remember bawling my eyes out in it and all my friends laughed at me. It was then I realised I was much more empathic than all my friends, that I was wholly immersed into films and that my friends back then were a bunch of dicks with hearts made of diamonds haha

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – E.T.

 

 

NUMBER 8:

One of my all time favourite films – to me this is in my top 10 films of all time and would be my personal number 2 sci-fi. Ripley is forever – she rules!!!!! I was always a fan of this one but a lot of people prefer the first one – I was happily surprised this one made the cut.

Every time I hear the words “get away from her you bitch” I still squeal a bit in delight. I am also happy every time I see Bill Paxton die in this film haha

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – ALIENS

 

 

NUMBER 7:

The grand daddy of all science fiction films. The one, the only…..2001. I was very glad to see that even the younger members of the Salty team gave this film votes. It holds special memories for me. I watched this while experiencing my first taste of acid back in my youth hahahaha. I felt as though I was in the film, craziest trip ever – and now – look at this poster I find – my day has been made.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – 2001

 

 

NUMBER 6:

This one was ground breaking and has many special memories for me. I was a young projectionist in the day and this one was the first film to release in multiple cinemas – it was the commencement of the multiplex revolution, it was also the first film we had DTS digital sound installed and we also spent weeks turning our entire cinema complex into the set of Jurassic Park – it was a fad, a universe created that embraced the world, and as I watched it then and there on opening day it was also the day my appendix burst and I raced myself to hospital. It has only slightly dated and there is one scene when you see the female lead (Laura Dern) run away from the power station towards the end. It is so clearly not Laura Dern with the worst wig in the world – bugged me then and still bugs me now. But Sam Neill’s more relaxed dinosaur styled Indiana Jones and the amazing Jeff Goldblum just make this film for me – of course all the freaking dinosaurs had something to do with it – you rock Spielberg.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – JURASSIC PARK

 

 

NUMBER 5:

This one was also groundbreaking with its amazing camera inventions to capture the slow motion multi angled shots and blew everyone’s minds. We shall skip the sequels and concentrate on this one only. It made Keanu so much more sexy with that jacket and his god like powers. And Trinity – OMG – she even turned me on 🙂

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – THE MATRIX

 

 

NUMBER 4:

One of the best films ever made, so complex, so clever and so visually orgasmic. Leo = LOVE. That is all. The end of the film will be debated for eternity :). Also the most viewed trailer from any of our Top 10s – over 16000000 so far and the music for this film is just mind blowing.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – INCEPTION

 

 

NUMBER 3:

Another of my all time fave films and so glad the Kernels agree, ok – most of the Kernels. James Cameron has become the tall poppy of the world – you love him or you hate him. I will never be standing in his presence and would only make eye contact if allowed to. To me, him and Spielberg were born to be angels of film 🙂 People will either rave about everything he does or just tell you how much they hate it – no one will ever be m’eh about it – he is quite the polariser. But, you know, having the two highest grossing films of all time kind of speaks for itself. All I will say about Avatar is get ready for three more of them – it is all Cameron is doing. And oops – it shits on Inception trailer views – this one is at 24MIL so far.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – AVATAR

 

 

NUMBER 2: 

 

I actually thought this would be number 1. To me it is OK, it is cool but I could never fully appreciate it. To me he was Han Solo, this impostor didn’t do it for me but everyone always bangs on about it. Since I have grown older and watched it more I can embrace the appreciation for me but you can’t change your emoted feelings from your youth. But the kernels have spoken and here it is.

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – BLADE RUNNER

 

 

 

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DRUMROLL………………..

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NUMBER 1:

Definitely the most deserved in the list. I have watched this film over a hundred times and could sit down any day any time and just watch it. It was the darkest of the Star Wars trilogy and for some reason the entire universe appreciated it more than the first. For me it was because Luke started being a Jedi and also the planet of Hoth – I just love all things snow. And the first time seeing Luke taken by the wampa and then use the force – life changing. AND OMG OMG MASTER YODA 🙂

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME, 2001, MOON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, STAR WARS, E.T., BLADE RUNNER, AVATAR, ALIENS, INCEPTION, JURASSIC PARK, MATRIX, SCIENCE FICTION, SCI FI
THE SALTY POPCORN TOP 10 SCIENCE FICTION FILMS OF ALL TIME – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

 

 

Thanks for reading and get ready for the next TOP 10 – WAR FILMS!!