I was going through my magazine rack and stumbled upon an old issue of Cinescape magazine from 97’, which lists what they think are the 20 most influential Science Fiction films of all time. I believe it’s the first issue I ever picked up before I realized that the magazine is all fluff for the most part IMO. The list is actually pretty decent considering the source. 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2. Star Wars (1977) 3. Blade Runner (1982) 4. Metropolis (1927) 5. Terminator (1984) 6. Terminator 2 (1991) 7. Alien (1979) 8. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) 9. A Trip To The Moon (1902) 10. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1958) 11. Things To Come (1936) 12. Clockwork Orange (1971) 13. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) 14. The Thing From Another World (1951) 15. Road Warrior (1981) 16. Planet Of The Apes (1968) 17. Aliens (1986) 18. Andromeda Strain (1970) 19. Forbidden Planet (1958) 20. War Of The Worlds (1953) Honorable mentions went to: Flash Gordon (1936), Island of Lost Souls (1933), Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Them! (1954), Godzilla (1954) and Death Race 2000 (1975). Also of note is that they got John Carpenter to list his 10 most influential sci-fi films: Thing From Another World, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Quatermass Enemy from Space (1955), Quatermass The Creeping Unknown (1956), 2001 A Space Odyssey, It Came From Outer Space (1953), War Of The Worlds, Frankenstein (1931), Metropolis and The Woman in the Moon (1929). I don’t think the list is that bad but I wouldn’t include Terminator 2 since the original covered the same ground 7 years earlier. I also have to question what did Clockwork Orange influence? It’s certainly a unique film but I don’t think it belongs on a list of most Influential IMO. There are many more films I would include but I’ll keep them to myself for now. What do my fellow Sci-Fi buffs think of the list?