The recent appearance of the new list of the best cinema of all time in Sight&Sound ended with the surprising leadership of ‘Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles’. Chantal Akerman’s film snatched the top spot from ‘Vertigo (Back From The Dead)’, while number one on the directors’ list went to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
At Espinof we wanted to take advantage of this triumph in the list of directors of the feature film directed by stanley kubrick to review both classifications and extract from them which ones appear as The best science fiction movies in the history of cinema, since it is a very popular genre among Internet users. Without further ado, he will leave you with them:
The 6 best according to critics
For example, in the list made by more than 1,600 critics, programmers, academics and other specialists From all over the world there are 6 science fiction movies that appear (there are some that share the position for having received the same number of votes):
- ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (position 6)
- ‘Stalker’ (position 43)
- ‘Blade Runner’ (position 54)
- ‘La Jetée’ (position 67)
- ‘Metropolis’ (position 67)
- ‘Let me out’ (position 95)
Particularly surprising is the presence of the debut of Jordan Peelesince it is true that it was highly applauded at the time of its release, but it may be an exaggeration that it has slipped into a list like this, even more so if we take into account other absences of such mythical titles as ‘Alien, the eighth passenger’, ‘The planet of the apes’ or ‘ET, the extraterrestrial’.
The 5 best according to the directors
On the other hand, among the directors we only find five, and four of them were already present on the critics’ list. Here 480 have participated in the selectionemphasizing that all of them are among the most relevant filmmakers of the moment:
- ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (position 1)
- ‘Stalker’ (position 14)
- ‘La Jetée’ (position 34)
- ‘Blade Runner’ (position 62)
- ‘Forget me’ (position 93)
Yes, in both cases there are other titles that fully enter the field of fancy like ‘Spirited Away’ (75th place on the critics’ list), but although sometimes those two genres mix, I don’t think that’s the case. I have also left out ‘Mulholland Drive’ (position 8 on the critics’ list and position 22 on the directors’ list), present on both lists, or ‘Eraserhead’ (position 53 on the directors’ list) because perhaps there some viewers who place them within science fiction, especially the second, but I and many others do not consider that to be the case.
Taking all this into account, Do you miss any titles on these lists and do you have any of the chosen films left over?