Live Poll: Greatest Original Sci-Fi Films of All Time

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Which of these acclaimed sci-fi films from the IMDb Top 1,000 film list based on original screenplays is the greatest in your opinion?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls023146363/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/hHkX4XNpWHo/
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Interstellar (2014)
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There is a chance, it will be not just sci-fi ))
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Ridiculous poll.  Many of these are not science fiction movies at all; quite a few are lousy movies, notwithstanding their popularity.
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This is a rough one because so many of my favorite films are on this list. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind however is pretty much a perfect film to me. It's in my top 3 favorite movies ever made for sure, with Her as a potential competitor. 

And some honorable mentions: Alien, The Truman Show, Inception, The Man from Earth (doesn't have the best production values, but the screenplay is riveting). Also I love Gravity, but it's the direction that makes that film, not necessarily the writing.
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My vote - Inception
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Hi! Keeping the concept "Original Sci-Fi Films" in mind, it is really very hard to suggest something. This poll seems 100% perfect from the first... and even 2nd look ))) But The Thing (1982) is based on the novella "Who Goes There?" (1938) by John W. Campbell Jr., so the movie-story is not original if I'm correct in understanding this poll idea.

I'd suggest Jurassic Park (1993) to substitute the non-original The Thing (1982). And here I possibly have the question from you and others:
the JP is wholy based on a novel, so what are you talking about? ))
Yes, it is true... but wrong for this poll, as further explained.

Jurassic Park (1993) is based on novel by Michael Crichton, so technically it may be out of this poll. But the novel is mirrored into sreenplay by the same person - Michael Crichton who originally created the whole story.

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For what I mean, two examples relative to the same person but different situations:
1) Westworld (1973): Michael Crichton is all-in-one as movie director and writer of the whole story. Conclusion: original movie-story;
2) The Andromeda Strain (1971): based on novel by Michael Crichton, screenplay by Nelson Gidding, director Robert Wise. Conclusion: movie based on novel. The author of original story did not participate in film-making.
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All the rest is perfect for this moment.

But after some time this poll may lack some, because if we try one step outside the Top 1000, there are some options very close to be in Top 1000 and worthy to examine:
2046 (2004)
Abre los ojos (1997)
Westworld (1973)

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Thank you so much for your help.

I have removed 'The Thing' and added 'The City of Lost Children'. 

The film just entered the Top 1,000 list.
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Back to the Future.  
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What! You're My Da...George McFly?
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26. Serenity (2005)
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Yes. If we don't include Jurassic Park (1993), it is more correct to exclude Serenity (2005). But both of them are original stories to stay here: Serenity is not a remake, it is sequel created by the same original author (writer).

There is Star Wars IV (1977) included, that is the first filmed original, but on this basis we can not say that all the parts filmed later are not original - all of them are original sequels and prequels where George Lucas involved. Another case for Jurassic Park - its first part is the only original and all the rest are based on the novel and characters created by...

PS: I feel some questions may arise why Serenity is not a "movie based on TV-series" but a sequel to the series, and how it can be...

The Firefly (2002) TV-series created by Joss Whedon (the same author). After was canceled, it continued to enjoy popularity and great following. Serenity (2005) is another format (a movie) but furthering the untold moments of the whole story, and also in all good aspects a tremendous "goodbye" from the creators team to the audience. The last episode by context, a movie by format.
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Congrats!
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If Darth Vader went to Boston in the 90's... get it?
Or if Sam Malone went to Space... again, get it? 
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Was It 'More Than a Feeling'?
Did Darth 'Drive a Cadillac Car'?
Was 'It Outta Sight'?

And after the trip
Did 'Everybody know their Names'?
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I'm makin a poll
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Yes, and on Frasier there was on episode called "The Show Where Darth Comes Back."  
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So Star Wars is a sci-fi now?
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Historically space operas are considered sci-fi rather then fantasy, so yes. 
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In my non-professional opinion, a fantasy film has unicorns, castles, and magic.  A sci-fi film has space, time travel, and science.
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where is the Tron?
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7,5 is the minimum rating for Top 1000. Both Trons are 6.8 now.