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Win 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

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Win 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies To See Before You Die BookcoverTo this gem of a book: 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die, just answer this question:

In the 1979 film Time After Time, who does H.G. Wells follow into present day San-Francisco?:

A) Tina Fey

B) Jack The Ripper

C) Jensen Button

D) Angelina Jolie

E) The Spice Girls

Send you answers in through the competition page with the competition you’re entering (101 Sci-Fi Movies), your answer, name, age and email address.

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

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101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

101 Sci-Fi Movies To See Before You Die Bookcover101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die

From: Octopus Publishing Group

General Editor: Steven Jay Schneider

Published: 6th April 2009

Billed as ‘the perfect one-stop guide to classic low budget films, such as Flash Gordon to the slick CGI-realised world of The Matrix.’, 101SF certainly covers a lot of science fiction films.

Starting in the early 1900s all the way through to the current decade, it chronicles the highlights (and argueably the lowlights) of this movie genre.

Picking only 101 films is not an easy job. What makes a good scifi film? What makes one stand out? Well, it seems that in the case of this book, it means films which either break the mold, and advance the genre, or are intelligent films.

Each film takes four pages; the first page being the film poster, second and third being information on the film (including a quote in larger letters in the centre of the third page) and the fourth being a still from the film. There is also some fascinating facts in the ‘border’ of the text pages which relate to the film.
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IMDB Top 50 SciFi Movies

Internet Movie Database Users continuously Vote For The All-Time Top Fifty Science Fiction Movies

Interestingly enough, they calculate the top 50 (and bottom 10) using a formula based on ratings from their site, rather than just a straight vote from a list of movies.

Weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
m = minimum votes required to be listed in the Top 50 (currently 1000)
C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 6.6)

For the Top 50, only votes from regular voters are considered. In order to appear in the Bottom 10 Titles chart the title must have received at least 50 votes.

The only problem I can see is that some of the films are suspiciously un-scifi: Wallace & Grommit In The Curse of the Were-Rabbit? (That’s probably because they just happen to be put into the genre of ’scifi’ and lots of people voted highly.)

Nevertheless, some of the movies on the list are worthy of a place: Bladerunner, StarWars, Donnie Darko and Brazil to name but a few.

And no Star Trek movies to be seen anywhere. (That’s a positive in my opinion). But where’s Cube and Cube Zero?

Note that the page is dynamic; as more people vote and movies are added, the list might, and probably will, change.

The bottom 10 scifi movies list is worth looking at too.

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