webmaster James O’Ehley explains his choices
Most lists court controversy by their very nature. How can
you leave out [insert movie title]? How dare you say [insert movie title]
is better than [insert movie title]?
I tried to make this list more positive by adding some
obscure movie titles that I believe deserve a bigger audience. Sure, some
titles on this list are outright cult items (Donnie Darko, etc.)
but some cults - as opposed to The Moonies or Scientology - are actually
worth belonging to.
a.) No fantasy titles. Hence no
Lord of the Rings.
b.) No horror titles. Okay, so I broke that one by
including The Mist, but there is no way I could have omitted that
c.) No superhero movies – even though it could be argued
that movies like Watchmen and
V for Vendetta are more SF than
d.) Personal favorites only. No sci-fi movies that are
chosen for reasons of historical importance such as Avatar
(for its outstanding special effects),
Revenge of the Sith (for being the last Star Wars movie) and
Star Trek (for saving Gene
Roddenberry’s fictional universe from oblivion).
e.) The list is very personal, but most of the titles
will appeal to Hard SF readers and moviegoers looking for something more
intelligent than tiny robots humping Megan Fox’s leg.
f.) If you like seeing robots hump Megan Fox’s leg then
this list probably isn’t for you.