#RRSciFiMonth : Mmm, thankful am I


I’m combining today’s Top Ten Tuesday with Sci-fi month, an event being hosted by One More and  Dear Geek Place (check out the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag to keep uptodate)

tttTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Thanksgiving Freebie

Well, there are a lot of things that I’m very thankful for but I’m going to narrow it down and combined with Sci-Fi month I’ve gone for something linked – sci fi movies. Science fiction is definitely something I’d like to read more of, it sits a little outside my comfort zone and lets be honest, sometimes it makes me feel a bit dense.  Science fiction movies are different – I never seem to have a problem watching them – go figure.   And, damn, there are a lot of good sci fi movies but I’ve narrowed this down to just ten so there are a lot of greats missing off here.

Back to the Future – If my calculations are correct you simply have to love this film.  In fact I believe it’s actually illegal not to.   If you haven’t watched it, Great Scott!  What are you waiting for.


Interstellar – okay, I just said I get along with movies okay – I confess, Interstellar took me a couple of rewatches to fully grasp everything going on – have I even grasped everything now.  Not sure.  I think so.  Anyhow, I love this film.


The Thing – okay, I know the original is probably (definitely) a little dated these days – but even so, this film gave me the serious heebees.  I’m not sure I think a remake was necessary although I suppose it might bring the idea to a young audience but I haven’t watched it – anyone watched the new movie??

Twelve Monkeys – Time travel and chaos rule.  Dark and bleak and a bit crazy.  Love this film and I loved the Brad Pitt crazy dude.


The Terminator and Terminator 2.  I could watch these two films many times.  Don’t ask me why.  I can’t put my finger on it.  And the quotes – how many quotes do I have from this film – a lot.

‘That Terminator is out there. It can’t be reasoned with, it can’t be bargained with…it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear…and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.’


The Fly – poor Seth Brundle.  Brilliant scientist – who knew telepods could cause such drastic effects – a cautionary tale.  This film is also a bit dated but totally icky.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – who remembers the mashed potato scene – and the lets tip rubbish into the living room and shape it into a mountain scene.

Jurassic Park – I absolutely love this film.  I love it.  Love.  It.  I’ve watched it many times. Watch it.  That is all.

Alien/Aliens – OMG – Alien – that film scared me so bad I can’t even begin.  It’s so tense, so dark, so well shot.  It’s difficult to believe how old this film is because it’s still so effective.  And Aliens – don’t get me started.  I love these two films.  Iconic scene right here:

Signs – this film scared, in fact still scares my daughter.  I think it has a lot of humour and certain scenes just make me laugh out loud.


Not an exhaustive list in any way – I’m sticking to 10 but I could easily have gone to 40 or 50 films for this list so if your favourite isn’t on here that’s why.

15 Responses to “#RRSciFiMonth : Mmm, thankful am I”

  1. Tammy

    Fantastic list! I’ve actually never seen The Thing and made the mistake of watching your clip😳 I love The Terminator, The Fly and Alien, and I just rewatched Jurassic Park on TV last weekend. That clip from Close Encounters gave me goosebumps!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Some of these films are just, for me, the type of film I can watch again, and then again. I never get bored of them – I don’t go out of my way to put them on but if I turn on the tv and they’re playing I’m hooked.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    I can’t tell you how many times I watched Jurassic Park the year it came out! Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. waytoofantasy

    Great list! Love all of these. Oddly enough I find myself watching a lot more scifi than reading it…maybe scifi movies get made more than fantasy though so that’s probably why lol.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    OMG I don’t care how dated The Thing is, it’s still one of my favorite movies ever.

  5. Carmen

    Some movies in this list I haven’t seen. I liked Interstellar a great deal. My go-to sci-fi movies include Minority Report, the original Blade Runner, Oblivion–which took me a long while, and note-taking to understand–, Contact, Cloud Atlas, and Star Wars (the first six).

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just rewatched Minority Report a few days ago and enjoyed it all over again. Blade Runner – strangely enough – is not one of my favourites, don’t really know why. Love Cloud Atlas, Star Wars and Star Trek.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I am exactly the same of as you: I find science-fiction hard to read but I love the films! You’ve picked out some of my absolutely favourites: Back to the Future, Close Encounters, Jurassic Park, Alien and Signs. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Films that I can watch over and over again 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I have been loving recently that ITV has been re-showing the Back to the Future films each Sunday afternoon. Perfect to watch curled up on the sofa, after a big roast dinner! 😀

      • @lynnsbooks

        That sounds perfect.
        Lynn 😀

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