Talk:List of science-fiction films/Archive 1

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Missing films

I think there are a lot of films missing from this list. For instance, where is 'The Sixth Sense'? - Mark Ryan

Somehow, I don't think I'd quite classify "The Sixth Sense" as scifi... - Nuwewsco 1st May 2006

Think science, think fiction and think milestone. This is a controversially defined genre, and most fans like similar fictions, but there should be some borders drawn. Where? I don't know :) For example, The Planet of the Apes is depicting a new world what the heros reach via scientific methods. I think it should be here.

Other ones like The Bicentennial Man is obviously sci-fis (on ideas from no less than Isaac Asimov); should it belong here? Is it a milestone?


Maybe we could look at for ideas. Most of them has been milestones - Loffe

I disagree with the fact that a film has to be a milestone to be included, first of all you'll never get everyone to agree on what films are milestones, secondly some of the greatest examples of sci-fi movies are almost certainly not milestones (I'm thinking 50s B-movies here). However, I did remove Dr. Strangelove, which is without doubt a milestone movie, because I do not feel it is a science fiction movie, I think it was a political satire (it certainly contained very few, if any, sci-fi conventions). Feel free to argue with me if you disagree. Rje 13:57, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Why are awards listed on these pages? It's supposed to be a list, not a list with bits of trivia. It makes the list look a bit messy, awards like those should be included on the film pages itself as they don't really scream importance for the "list" factor. Andrzejbanas

To demonstrate the films that had received some degree of acclaim from the critics. I must say that I am a tad irked to find those entries have been summarily removed, since it required a lot of work to put them in. I was planning a separate list for award-winning science fiction films, and the contents would have been moved there. — RJH (talk) 21:01, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


I added in a host of new Sci-fi-ish titles, many already to be found with write-ups in Wikipedia. You may not agree with several of my additions. (Daredevil? Spider-man?) But I'll leave such filtering for posterity. — RJH 16:28, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Opening description

The article's introduction currently has this sentence in it: "The following list of science fiction films include a number that are notable and all too many that are considered mediocre, including quite a few that have been listed among the worst movies ever made." Although this is undeniably true, is the tone encyclopedic? Is there a better way to phrase this? —Josiah Rowe 22:16, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Additionally, just because a film has been rated "among the worst movies ever made", doesn't automatically mean it's not notable! - Nuwewsco 1st May 2006

Bad can be as notable as good. I don't think we should automatically filter out the negative just because we don't like it. — RJH (talk) 15:56, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Made-for-TV films list?

Should made-for-TV science fiction films be on a separate page, such as List of science fiction television films? I.e. should this list be restricted to films that had a theater release? — RJH (talk) 16:50, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

List of notable science fiction films

The above page was deleted with a total of three votes. As the information was originally derived from this page, I merged it back in here. — RJH (talk) 21:54, 25 April 2007 (UTC)