Have you seen The Fith Element (Movie 1997)? Where does it sit in the list of best sci-fi movies?

Its hard to say because of the huge amount of humor that fills the movie. If Bruce Willis wasn't a loser cab driver and you remove the opera singer, radio host, made LEELU not an idiot who heats up 20lbs of food in the

What are the best movies about aliens?

I know I'm going to receive so much flak for this, but my personal favorite is Signs.

What are some aspects of the sci-fi genre that are scientifically possible?

I've read thousands of science fiction books and hundreds of movies and TV shows. I'm a big fan. The science fiction field is very diverse and some of it is scientific possible with what we know about science today. As science advances then

Is the movie Gattica a hopeful movie and if so, who in this real world would it be offering hope to?

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It can be interpreted directly i.e. genomics or it can be interpreted as a veiled reference to recent history i.e. USA treatment of blacks, Canadian treatment of native americans, India's treatment of dalits.

Which movies with an alien invasion of Earth have a female dominant alien species?

The recent movie "Under the Skin" doesn't quite fit the description, but gets close e enough.  The alien takes on a female human form and is quite dominant.

Does The Empire Strikes back have the greatest big reveal in all of fiction?

No, not at all. I have three that top it. I'm not saying that any of these three are, themselves, the

Why do people like science fiction movies?

The artistic expression of strangeness and the sense of adventure in science fiction provide an escape from everyday life. Science fiction also offers suggestions as to which direction science and machine technology might be headed, and what this might mean

What is the most realistic alien movie?

Of the alien invasion variety? None of them!What on earth could they want? Our water?Black Hole Hosts Universe's Most Massive Water CloudHell Europa has more than we do. And if you are and interstellar race scavenging for scavenging volatiles

Would an animated sci-fi film about saving the universe by creating new stars make a good Disney movie?

They made "a rat who wants to cook" into a heart wrenching masterpiece, so I'm thinking any premise would be good.It's not the idea, but the execution that makes a good story. In that respect disney/pixar does it really well.

Is there any data suggesting that gay men in the US are especially likely to be sci-fi fans?

Interesting question. Anecdotally I can say that I knew many more openly gay people in science fiction fandom for far longer than I did in the

What are some of the best SciFi movies involving aliens?

Stargate is one of my all-time favorite movies (sci-fi or otherwise), and is specifically based on the premise of a particular ancient Egyptian god being an "alien astronaut".  The subsequent TV series, Stargate SG-1, does a great job of further expanding

If an alien invasion really happened, will humans win just like in scifi movies?

Love all the great answers here. If an alien invasion really happened, will humans win just like in scifi movies?NO. I happen to believe that any life form that had the technology to discover our

How realistic is Star Wars?

Really unrealistic even in terms of its own internal consistency.This actually becomes annoying. Plot holes you have to think about don't pull you out of the film. The Force awakens has plot holes and continuity gaps so blatant they are hard to ignore. Worst of

What would a competent alien invasion force do differently from the normal Hollywood portrayals?

The biggest strategic and tactical blunder that most alien invaders make in the movies is showing up on screen.There is a popular category of Quora questions where modern military units/technology is pitted against ancient ones, like a modern aircraft carrier against the Jutland fleet of WWI battleships, or a Navy

What sci-fi show should I watch next?

Shows I have already watched and loved: All Star Trek series , All Stargate Series, Original BS-G, Eureka, Pretender, Sliders, Quantum Leap, Doctor Who, Forever, Both Dirk Gentlys, Flash Gordon (old 50s one and early 2000s one) Fringe, Stranger Things, Humans, The Prisoner, Farscape, Brisco County JrThings I

If you could change one thing about the Star Trek setting, what would it be and why?

I'd like a slightly more coherent view of galactic maps and the quadrants. Additionally, I'd really appreciate it if there was a way to depict territory in space as a three dimensional thing (they've referenced this directly in the past... ).I don't really understand Stardates. I would like that to be something

What are some of the most bizzare fictional alien races out there?

What are some of the most bizzare fictional alien races out there?I've always admired the aliens in Vernor Vinge's Zones of Thought series. Two standouts: The Tines and the Skroderiders.The Tines are pack intellects made up of animals described as having traits of dogs and seals - quadrupeds with long necks. Four

What are some of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi movies and/or books?

For movies, this is a fairly easy answer because very few are scientifically accurate, let alone realistic.A few people have said The Martian, and it's very high on the realism scale - all the technology shown are either real, in our grasp or based on actual physics principles. Aside from the

Was Star Trek sexist or progressive?

Depends on which one of the series you're talking about. Star Trek the original series was incredibly sexist. The most progressive characteristic of that series was that its casting included characters from a variety of different races– Nichelle Nichols being the most recognized.Beyond that, both male and female roles were extremely stereotypical. Men were macho,

If extraterrestrials were stranded in your city (like in the movie District 9), how would you like them treated?

I'd like them to be treated like we would humans.The huge glaring hole in that is if you look at the world for the last 18 years is we don't treat fellow humans well.Look at what the world has been since the start of the millennium.The biggest

Is Jattu engineer a sci-fi movie?

Nope! Jattu Engineer is a comedy flick which is being made to present a pure comedy without any double meaning and with an aim to entertain all the subjects of the society belonging to different age groups!

Why are aliens always the bad guys?

Okay. Before we begin, let me make something clear. I am NOT a marketer, publisher, or anything like that. I am not an economist, a businessman, nor have I ever had a career or formal instruction about selling stuff besides a high school business class way back then.Got that out of the way. Now, to

Is The Empire Strikes Back the greatest sci-fi film of all time?

I believe that Blade Runner (1982, Harrison Ford) was a better movie. (I'll try not to spoil anything with my answer, but honestly, you should watch the movie before you read further, if you haven't already seen it.) The Empire Strikes Back is certainly a classic, but it simply isn't as good as Blade Runner, in my opinion. Blade

Which science fiction movies do a good job of portraying science?

Excellent question! Here are my top 5 nominees, in no particular order:2001: A Space Odyssey - Perhaps the earliest science fiction movie to do a good job of getting most of the science right. Silence in space, the correct positioning

What is your favorite science fiction movie and why?

I've seen an awful lot of science fiction movies over the course of my viewing life, and it's impossible for me to pick just one. In more or less chronological order, here are my favorites:War of the Worlds - There was an awful lot of schlock science

Why is science fiction all about aliens?

Maybe you should expand your horizons. These are not about aliens:Blade RunnerThe MatrixHollow ManPlanet of the ApesWar GamesBack To The FutureThe FlyThe Time MachineTRONAI (despite presence of aliens at the end)GattacaBicentennial ManI RobotMetropolisGhost in the ShellPassengersWall-E

Given that we are the only habitable planet (that we know of), how incredulous is it that movies like Star Wars and Star Trek always visit such exotic planets with weird inhabitants?

No, it's not totally incredulous.On earth itself, life has evolved in the most extreme conditions, some in conditions that have surprised scientists:Hydrothermal Vent CreaturesThe existence of life in extreme hostile environmentsScientists have not even given up on finding signs of life on other planets or moons within our

Do you ever think that all these science fiction movies/shows with weird aliens are being used by governments to prepare us for an alien invasion, and we will be used to them looking different?

Nope.Conspiracy theories are a lot of fun. They are certainly more fun than a dull, prosaic reality. But they never hold up under careful scrutiny, and this one is no exception.First, those weird aliens in movies are not really all that weird. They

What science fiction stories feature an AI becoming self-aware?

Demon Seed, the movie in which an AI becomes seriously interested in making a baby with Julie Christie to make a body for its intelligence, thus skipping right over the robot and android stages.The word "android" is defined (Webster's) as "a mobile robot usu. with human form".  The enhanced humans chased by

Why are most American movies sci-fi?

Geeks is cool here in the U.S. and what do geeks like? Movies about sports? Television variety shows featuring dancing? We like the science fiction! Right now we are smack dab in the middle of a superhero movie renaissance. We have DC and Marvel going toe to toe on the big screen. There are graphic novels

What would a competent alien invasion force do differently from the normal Hollywood portrayals?

The biggest strategic and tactical blunder that most alien invaders make in the movies is showing up on screen.There is a popular category of Quora questions where modern military units/technology is pitted against ancient ones, like a modern aircraft carrier against the Jutland fleet of WWI battleships, or a Navy

What is the most realistic alien movie?

Of the alien invasion variety? None of them!What on earth could they want? Our water?Black Hole Hosts Universe's Most Massive Water CloudHell Europa has more than we do. And if you are and interstellar race scavenging for scavenging volatiles

Do you think Sci-fi movies should look into more hard Sci-fi topics?

No. I like a wide range of SF genres, hard, soft and in-between. I'm more interested in the quality of the movie. I'm not interested in movies based on comic book superheroes. There hasn't been much to catch my interest in in the last few years. I watched

Why are aliens always the bad guys?

Okay. Before we begin, let me make something clear. I am NOT a marketer, publisher, or anything like that. I am not an economist, a businessman, nor have I ever had a career or formal instruction about selling stuff besides a high school business class way back then.Got that out of the way. Now, to

Which is the best science fiction Bollywood movie?

In my opinion Mr. India can be considered as one of the best science fiction Bollywood movie. It is a 1987 Indian Hindi fantasy superhero film.In that movie, a poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After

What are some of the most famous science fiction movies?

Here are the highest grossing (inflation-adjusted) science fiction films (superhero films excluded):Star WarsE.T.:The ExtraterrestrialThe Empire Strikes BackAvatarJurassic ParkThe Phantom MenaceJurassic WorldRevenge of the SithBack to the FutureClose Encounters of the Third KindMen In BlackTransformers: Revenge of the FallenThe Hunger

In terms of function and capability, what are the worst "cannon fodder" of any science fiction or fantasy film?

The Imperial StormtroopersThese guys lost to an army of teddy bears armed with sticks and stones. They couldn't hit an elephant from 2 cm away. If we take Rebels into account, they constantly get outsmarted and beaten by a kid. (however, they did feel like a real army in Rogue One, both in the

Where can we show our sci-fi animation teaser?

A great place is a science fiction convention! They're all over the world and at all times of the year, but primarily on weekends. Here is a listing: List of science fiction conventions - WikipediaYou won't be able to just show

What are the top science fiction movies ever?

I am gonna give you a brief of all the good Sci-fi movies that I have watched.InterstellarI keep this one at the top of my list. It's a great movie to watch if you are interested in things like black holes or time travel because everything in this movie is related to these core concepts.Fun fact:

Why are humans almost always portrayed as good in science fiction?

It's easier to sympathize with someone that looks like you. Hence, movies such as what you're describing take the easy way out by making the humans look better in comparison with the aliens. This way the audience has someone to connect with. But not all science

What is your most favorite European sci-fi film?

There were several ones that pop into my mind, but one clearly tops the most recent list:Capsule (2015)The plot, context and claustrophobic direction are fascinating!Thumbs up for this indie...

What are some of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi movies and/or books?

For movies, this is a fairly easy answer because very few are scientifically accurate, let alone realistic.A few people have said The Martian, and it's very high on the realism scale - all the technology shown are either real, in our grasp or based on actual physics principles. Aside from the

How is Babylon 5 perceived as a sci-fi series?

I am very biased - I think Babylon 5 is the best show ever produced for TV, no matter the genre.I find my stance is more common among science fiction book fans than science fiction movie fans. That's interesting to me. People who like Babylon 5 best focus on story