Top 10 Lists

AFI’s “Top 10 Fantasy”

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2. The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
4. King Kong (1933)
5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
6. Field of Dreams (1989)
7. Harvey (1950)
8. Groundhog Day (1993)
9. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
10. Big (1988)

AFI’s “Top 10 Mystery”

1. Vertigo (1958)
2. Chinatown (1974)
3. Rear Window (1954)
4. Laura (1944)
5. The Third Man (1950)
6. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
7. North by Northwest (1959)
8. Blue Velvet (1986)
9. Dial M for Murder (1954)
10. The Usual Suspects (1995)

AFI’s “Top 10 Sci-Fi”

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
3. E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
4. Clockwork Orange (1971)
5. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
6. Blade Runner (1982)
7. Alien (1979)
8. T2: Judgment Day (1991)
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
10. Back to the Future (1985)

AskMen.com’s “Top 10: Sexy Vampires”

1. Kate Beckinsale as Selene, Underworld (2003)
2. Salma Hayek as Santanico Pandemonium, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
3. Monica Bellucci as Dracula's Bride #1, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
4. Catherine Deneuve as Miriam Blaylock, The Hunger (1983)
5. Aaliyah as Akasha, Queen of the Damned (2002)
6. Ingrid Pitt as Elisabeth Nodosheen, Countess Dracula (1971)
7. Sharon Tate as Sarah Shagal, The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
8. Leonor Varela as Nyssa, Blade II (2002)
9. Lauren Hutton as The Countess, Once Bitten (1985)
10. Olga Kurylenko as The Vampire, Paris, je t'aime (2006)

Boston Globe’s Top 10 “Scariest Movies of All Time”

1. The Thing (1982)
2. Ju-on (2003)
3. Rec (2007)
4. The Ring (2002)
5. Alien (1979)
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
7. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
8. Evil Dead II (1987)
9. Halloween (1978)
10. Audition (1999)

Boston Globe’s Top 10 “Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time”

1. Battlestar Galactica (new)
2. Star Trek (original)
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation
4. The X-Files
5. Babylon 5
6. Stargate SG-1
7. The Twilight Zone (original)
8. Dr. Who
9. Mystery Science Theater 3000
10. Sliders

Cinefantastique’s “Top Ten Zombie Films, Plus One or Two”

1. I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
2. White Zombie (1932)
3. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)
4. The Ghost Breakers (1940)
5. Plague of the Zombies (1966)
6. Sugar Hill (1974)
7. Zombie (a.k.a. “Zombie 2,” 1980)
8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
9. Land of the Dead (2005)
10. Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town (1988)
11. Undead (2004)
12. Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (a.k.a. “Flesh for Frankenstein,” 1974)

The Guardian’s “Top 10 Sci-Fi Films”

1. Blade Runner (1982)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Star Wars (1977)/Empire Strikes Back (1980)
4. Alien (1979)
5. Solaris (1972)
6. Terminator (1984)/T2: Judgment Day (1991)
7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
8. War of the Worlds (1953)
9. The Matrix (1999)
10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

The Independent’s “Ten Best Sci-Fi Films”

1. Blade Runner (1982)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Star Wars (1977)
4. Alien (1979)
5. Metropolis (1927)
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
7. The Terminator (1984)
8. Planet of the Apes (1968)
9. E.T. (1982)
10. Solaris (1972)

Martin Scorsese's Top 11 Scariest Films of All Time

1. The Haunting (1963)
2. Isle of the Dead (1945)
3. The Uninvited (1944)
4. The Entity (1982)
5. Dead of Night (1945)
6. The Changeling (1980)
7. The Shining (1980)
8. The Exorcist (1973)
9. Night of the Demon (1957)
10. The Innocents (1961)
11. Psycho (1960)

MSN’s “Top 10 Scariest Movies”

1. Psycho (1960)
2. Repulsion (1965)
3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
4. Suspiria (1977)
5. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
7. Don't Look Now (1973)
8. Halloween (1978)
9. The Exorcist (1973)
10. Eraserhead (1977)

New Scientist’s “Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels”

1. A Philosophical Investigation by Philip Kerr
2. The Retrieval Artist novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
3. When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
4. Tea From an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan
5. The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
6. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
7. Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
8. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
9. The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
10. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

New York Daily News’s “Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time”

1. The Exorcist (1973)
2. Halloween (1978)
3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
4. The Shining (1980)
5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
6. Alien (1979)
7. Let the Right One In (Swedish, “Lat Den Ratte Komma In”) (2008)
8. Carrie (1976)
9. Psycho (1960)
10. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Popular Mechanics’s “10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever”

1. Gattaca (1997)
2. Minority Report (2002)
3. The Road Warrior (1981)
4. The Truman Show (1998)
5. Destination Moon (1950)
6. The Running Man (1987)
7. Blade Runner (1982)
8. Soylent Green (1973)
9. Short Circuit (1986)
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Time’s “1950s Sci-Fi Movies” (“the decade's best outer-space and nuclear-monster movies”)

1. The Thing from Another World (1951)
2. Red Planet Mars (1952)
3. The War of the Worlds (1953)
4. It Came From Outer Space (1953)
5. Them! (1954)
6. Gojira (1954) / Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1955)
7. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1956)
8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
9. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
10. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Time’s Top 10 “Horror Movies”

1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
2. Red Dragon (2002)
3. Audition (1999)
4. Braindead/Dead Alive (1992)
5. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
6. The Fly (1986)
7. Alien (1979)
8. Halloween (1978)
9. Carrie (1976)
10. Jaws (1975)

Time’s “Top 10 Movies That Mess with Your Mind”

1. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
2. Memento (2000)
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
4. El Topo (1970)
5. Pi (1998)
6. The Oeuvre of David Lynch
7. Fight Club (1999)
8. Brazil (1985)
9. Persona (1966)
10. Blade Runner (1982)

Wired’s “Top Black Characters in Science Fiction”

1. Duane Jones as Ben Hanser, Night of the Living Dead (1968)
2. Angela Bassett as Lornette “Mace” Mason, Strange Days (1995)
3. Avery Brooks as Benjamin Sisko, DS9 (1993)
4. Levar Burton as Geordi La Forge, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
5. Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Star Wars
6. Al Matthews as Sgt. Apone, Aliens (1986)
7. Lawrence Fishburne as Morpheus, The Matrix (1999)
8. Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura, Star Trek (1966-1969)
9. Lanei Chapman as Lt. Vanessa Damphousse, Space: Above & Beyond (1995-1996)
10. Samuel Jackson as Mace Windu, Star Wars

Wired’s “Top 10 Geekiest Constructed Languages”

1. Klingon (Star Trek)
2. City Speak (Blade Runner)
3. R’lyehian (Cthulhu mythos)
4. Huttese (Star Wars, Hutts)
5. Sindarin (The Lord of the Rings, Elves)
6. Gelfling (The Dark Crystal)
7. Vampirese (Blade movies)
8. Qwghlmian (Cryptonomicon and Baroque Cycle trilogy)
9. Fremen (Dune)
10. Esperanto (real world and Gattaca, Red Dwarf, Blade: Trinity, Incubus [1965])

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