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Richard Scheib's Highest-Rated Science Fiction Films

Richard Scheib runs an excellent website devoted to rating and reviewing science fiction, horror, and fantasy films, which can be found at http://www.moria.co.nz/.

He rates films on a scale of zero to five stars, with five being the best and zero being the worst. Presented here is a list of the science fiction films he has given five stars, which are "masterpieces," four stars, which are "very good," and four and a half stars, which are in-between.

 

5 Stars

Akira (1988)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Arrival (2016)
Avatar (2009)
Blade Runner (1982)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Dark City (1998)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Edge of Darkness (1985)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Gravity (2013)
Her (2013)
Inception (2010)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Interstellar (2014)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Invisible Man (1933)
It Happened Here (1965)
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
Laputa: Castle In the Sky (1986)
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
The Matrix (1999)
1984 (1984)
Solaris (1972)
Star Wars (1977)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
The Thing (1982)
The Truman Show (1998)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
War For the Planet of the Apes (2017)
The War Game (1965)

4.5 Stars

The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
The Birds (1963)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Code 46 (2003)
Cosmopolis (2012)
Creator (1985)
The Day of the Triffids (1981)
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds (1984)
The Road Warrior (1981)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Superman (1978)
Videodrome (1983)
WALL*E (2008)

4 Stars

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
The Abyss (1989)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
An Adventure In Space and Time (2013)
Alien 3 (1992)
Altered States (1980)
Spiderman (2014)  The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Antiviral (2012)
Appleseed (2004)
April and the Twisted World (2015)
The Astronaut Farmer (2007)
Automata (2014)
Avalon (2001)
The Avengers (2012)
Back To the Future (1985)
Back To the Future, Part II (1989)
Bad Taste (1987)
Barbarella (1968)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Blindness (2008)
Blue Remains (2000)
Body Snatchers (1993)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Brazil (1985)
Capricorn One (1977)
Children of Men (2006)
The China Syndrome (1979)
The Cinemagician, Georges Melies (2012)
City of Ember (2008)
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Crash (1996)
The Crazies (1973)
The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Cube (1997)
Cypher (2002)
Despicable Me (2010)
Diabolik (1968)
Dark Star (1974)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Deadpool (2016)
Death of a President (2006)
D.E.B.S. (2004)
Delicatessen (1991)
Demolition Man (1993)
The Last Battle (1983)
Destination Moon (1950)
Detention (2011)
The Divide (2011)
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Dr. No (1962)
Doctor X (1932)
Dune (2000)
Ed Wood (1994)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Escape From New York (1981)
Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask (1972)
Ex Machina (2015)
The Face of Another (1966)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Fail-Safe (1964)
The Falls (1980)
Fantastic Planet (1973)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
The Final Cut (2004)
Firefox (1982)
Flash Gordon (1936)
Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars (1938)
The Fly (1958)
The Fly (1986)
Forbidden City Cop (1996)
Free Enterprise (1998)
From Beijing With Love (1994)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Gattaca (1997)
Ghost In the Shell (1995)
Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)
Ghost In the Shell Arise: Border 1 - Ghost Pain (2013)
Ghost In the Shell Arise: Border 2 - Ghost Whisper (2013)
Ghost In the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (2014)
Ghost In the Shell Arise: Border 4 - Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Ghosts...Of the Civil Dead (1988)
Godzilla (1954)
Goldfinger (1964)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Happy Accidents (2000)
Hardware (1990)
Harmony (2015)
The Hidden (1987)
High-Rise (2015)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
In Time (2011)
The Incredibles (2004)
The Infinite Man (2014)
The Iron Giant (1999)
The Island At the Top of the World (1974)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
It's Alive (1974)
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
La Jetee (1962)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Last Night (1998)
Letters From a Dead Man (1986)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Looper (2012)
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Machete Kills (2013)
The Man From Earth (2007)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Martian (2015)
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Monsters (2010)
Mothra (1961)
The Naked Jungle (1954)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Never Too Young To Die (1986)
9 (2009)
Nirvana (1997)
No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
Nothing (2003)
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Passengers (2016)
Phantasm (1979)
Pi (1998)
Pitch Black (2000)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
The Postman (1997)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Predestination (2014)
The Prestige (2006)
Primer (2004)
Privilege (1967)
Punishment Park (1971)
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Quest For Fire (1981)
The Questor Tapes (1974)
Repo Man (1984)
Robot Monster (1953)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Rover (2014)
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Scanners (1981)
Seconds (1966)
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
Seven Days In May (1964)
Shivers (1975)
The Sky Crawlers (2008)
Sleeper (1973)
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Sneakers (1992)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Special (2006)
Sphere (1998)
Spider-Man: Homecoming IMDb link
Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures (2001)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Steamboy (2004)
Story of Ricky (1991)
Summer Time Machine Blues (2005)
Summer Wars (2009)
Superman II (1980)
Superman Returns (2006)
The Survivalist (2015)
Team America: World Police (2004)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Testament (1983)
Them! (1954)
Themroc (1973)
These Are the Damned (1963)
These Final Hours (2013)
The Thing From Another World (1951)
THX 1138 (1971)
Timecrimes (2007)
The Time Machine (1960)
Transfer (2010)
The Trigger Effect (1996)
Tron (1982)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
2010 (1984)
2046 (2004)
V For Vendetta (2006)
The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) IMDb link
Village of the Damned (1960)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Watchmen (2009)
Westworld (1973)
When the Wind Blows (1986)
Woman In the Moon (1929)
X-Men (2000)

Comments? Questions? Suggestions? E-mail me at purgatory@crazythought.net