The Best of the Best of Science Fiction Movies

Tom Hunter writes: This article was originally conceived as a personal coda to my regular Best SF Movies Ever! series of articles that ran across Matrix in 2007 and 2008, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the BSFA and running back decade by decade from the present day to the 1950s.

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I spend a lot of my time these days thinking about lists.

Lists and list-making are, I think, an intrinsic part of the fabric of fandom; the secret maps and hidden territories that flow from our collective obsessions and the need to somehow communicate that obsession to others.

Or, if that’s too convoluted for you, here’s a simpler take. Lists are fun, and also innately geeky, which is surely part of their appeal.

This article was originally conceived as a personal coda to my regular Best SF Movies Ever! series of articles that ran across Matrix in 2007 and 2008, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the BSFA and running back decade by decade from the present day to the 1950s.

This wasn’t intended as anything even remotely approaching an exhaustive piece of research (lots of obscure but good films were certainly missed out) and the definition of

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