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OVERDUE SCI-FI MOVIES


A recent editorial in the Sci-Fi Universe magazine complained about how not a single sci-fi/horror/fantasy film were amongst the most recent 25 additions to the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.  

While having no quibble with the new films listed (it included movies such as Mean Streets and Hitchcock's Rear Window) he couldn't help but notice that there weren't any sci-fi related movies on the list.

An examination of the complete list shows that of the 225 films honoured by the Library of Congress for "highest priority when it comes to film preservation", only seven movies could be considered science fiction.  In response to this he published a list of a few additional suggestions for the Librarian of Congress.

Thus, the Sci-Fi Movie Page decided to publish the list of sci-fi movies (with links to our reviews) selected by the Library and the alternative list of suggestions by the editor of Sci-Fi Universe Magazine (and, of course, our own suggestions).

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The only seven sci-fi movies selected by the Library of Congress:

Blade Runner
The Day the Earth Stood Still
ET: the Extra Terrestrial
Flash Gordon (the 1936 serials, not the 1979 movie version)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the 1958 original, not the 1978 and 1994 versions)
Star Wars
2001: A Space Odyssey



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The editor of Sci-Fi Universe magazine's sci-fi/fantasy/horror movies suggestions:

Alien
Back to the Future
A Boy and his Dog
A Clockwork Orange
Fahrenheit 451
Forbidden Planet
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Invaders from Mars (the 1958 original)
Island of Lost Souls
(1932 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau)
Jason and the Argonauts
Mary Poppins
Nineteen Eighty-Four (the 1984 version)
Peggy Sue Got Married
Planet of the Apes
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Sleeper
The Terminator
Them!
The Thing (1951 original, not the 1982 remake by director John Carpenter)
The Time Machine (1960 original)
20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 movie version)
War of the Worlds
X - the Man With X-Ray Eyes

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The Sci-Fi Movie Page's suggestions (in addition to the above):

Brazil
Dark Star
Dr Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Bomb)
Metropolis
12 Monkeys
Solaris

 



 

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