10. Avatar (2009) The highest grossing film of all time features ground breaking special effects and looks spectacular in 3-D.
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick’s classic film is a thinking person’s science fiction film.
8. Planet of the Apes (1968) The first science fiction film to spawn a series of sequels and remakes.
7. The Terminator films, starting with The Terminator in 1984 To date, there have been four films and a TV series detailing mankind’s war against machines in present day and in the future.
6. The Alien films, starting with Alien in 1979 Sigourney Weaver’s epic fight against the facehugging xenomorphs is compellingly told in four films which reflect the perfect blend of science fiction and horror.
5. The Back to the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990) Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd play fast and loose with time travel in three terrific films.
4. Superman: The Movie (1978) and its sequels You will believe a man can fly as you witness the never ending battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
3. The Star Trek films, starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) To date, there have been ten Star Trek films featuring the cast of the original television series and the Next Generation, along with a reboot in 2009 that still remained faithful to the original.
2. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The heartwarming tale of a lost little alien who wants to go home was an incredible hit among critics and audiences alike.
1. The Star Wars saga (1977, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2002, 2005) George Lucas’ story about the rise and fall of the silver screen’s greatest villain, Darth Vader, against a backdrop of civil war in a distant galaxy is the most successful series of all time in terms of box office and merchandising.