50's Sci-Fi Film

The fifties ushered in some of the cheesiest, yet glorious alien creatures in the history of sci-fi film. Take a trip down memory lane with SFMZ's detailed highlights of fifties sci-fi classics categorized by each year of the decade.

Award Winning Sci-Fi Movie Villains

With this article, I'm going to focus on stand out villains specific to sci-fi film who received various awards or recognition. Regarding award recognition, I included not only awards nominated or won, received by actors for their sci-fi villain performance, I'm also including any hall of praise for the characters themselves, such as All Time Lists.

The Best Sci-Fi Films of the Year | By Year: 1920 to 2009

For the last several decades, select sci-fi films seem to stand out from all other films of the same genre in the year they were released. Weighing in viewer / critical acclaim, award organizations accolades, and select All Time lists, SFMZ presents the best sci-films by year beginning with 1920 to 2009.

The Birth of the Sci-Fi Alien

Over the last few decades, our beloved movie alien characters have practically become as commonplace as the western or cop character. Like any film genre's characters, the movie alien has deep roots in literature. So it's in print text we must go back to explore when the alien character first started surfacing in science fiction stories.

The Greatest CGI Scenes in Sci-Fi Film

Special effects and sci-fi film seem to go together like baseball and hotdogs, it goes without saying the genre demands it. Of course special effects existed before the computer age, it just had to employ other means of illusion such as optical & mechanical techniques, prosthetics, props, scale models, animatronics, and more.

The Greatest Hand Weapons of Sci-Fi Film

The firepower seen in many sci-fi movies would easily dispatch the biggest and baddest villains or creatures on film. Some are standard issue that seem to be forgotten a nanosecond after they have left the film frame. Check out the inventory of Sci-Fi Saturday Night Specials we have gathered here.

Greatest Sci-Fi Soundtracks

We gathered a list of sci-fi soundtracks submitted by site visitors and let them vote what they think is the ten greatest, along with highlights of the sci-fi soundtrack composers. This top ten list was voted by site visitors and was closed once it reached 1,000 votes total.

The Greatest Weapons of Mass Destruction of Sci-Fi Film

Whether they are needed to liquify our armies or level entire cities, sci-fi film's mega-weapons showed us how to reign global destruction supreme. Keeping in theme with our previous sci-fi list 'The Greatest Hand Weapons of Sci-Fi Film,' we decided to expand on the checklists of doom by upgrading on a Herculean scale with sci-fi movie weapons packing an almighty powerful punch.

Intriguing Characters of Sci-Fi Film

There are just so many great characters of sci-fi, so keeping this article free of the confines of a top ten list format allows me to add more characters if I decide to expand this article. For now, here are nine characters, some from iconic sci-fi films, to get this project started.

Movie Aliens vs Prehistoric Real Beasts

Alien Queen vs Tyrannosaurus Rex, Predator vs Sabertooth Tiger, Rancor vs Triceratops, Xenomorph vs Velociraptor.....Which creatures woud win? Anaylzing their skills, power, and size, we match up some of the popular movie aliens against Earth's dinosaurs. Let's get ready to rumble!

Sci-Fi at the Box Office

While Sci-Fi films seem to be shunned by the Oscars for the most part, the box office has been a bit more generous with praise, or at least monetarily. Since it's introduction in cinema history, the Sci-Fi genre has grossed close to 40 billion dollars, according to the-numbers.com.

Sci-Fi Film History

The history of science fiction films parallels that of the motion picture industry as a whole, although it took several decades before the genre was taken seriously. Science fiction films have led the way in special effects technology, and have also been used as a vehicle for social commentary.

Sci-Fi Subgenres A to Z

Many sci-fi fans know that there are a variety of subgenres under the umbrella of science fiction, but after doing some research online, I had no idea how deep that cyber-well really is. From A to Z, we feature a huge inventory of subgenres and subsets residing in the Sci-Fi genre.

The Similarities Between Ridley Scott's Alien and John Carpenter's The Thing

Check out our checklist feature on the The Similarities Between Ridley Scott's Alien and John Carpenter's The Thing. It's an alien thing! Alien (1979) and The Thing (1982) just beg to be compared.

The Similarities Between James Cameron's Aliens and Gordon Douglas' Them!

Check out our checklist feature on the Similarities between James Cameron's Aliens and THEM! You will be amazed how many common themes are shared between these two films, both in visuals and plot devices.

Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of All Time

We sampled ten popular online top sci-fi film polls to determine SFMZ's Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of All Time. Based on their average ranking per poll, each film was measured how well it fared in the lists. Only films that appear in at least seven of the ten polls were measured.

Top Sci-Fi Movie Planets

Sci-fi films featuring alien worlds is a common and popular vehicle for their imaginary tale, though only a few truly explore their fictional universe to any extensive degree. From Dune to Pandora, some sci-fi movie planets capture the movie-goer's hearts with various aspects such as environment, indigenous species, social structure, and more.

Top Ten Sci-Fi Films We Enjoy But Are Universally Hated

There are some sci-fi films that seem to be universally hated across the cinema kingdom, yet there are a select few we consider guilty pleasures. Disregarding viewers and critics seething contempt, we can't help but enjoy taking in our favorite sci-fi turkeys, as some might label them. We let our site visitors choose the top ten most enjoyed-but-universally hated sci-fi films.

The Best of Sci-Fi Short Films Online

There is a vast talent available online where creative individuals have showcased their hard work, perhaps in hopes to attract the attention of film or gaming companies. Many of them are a one person project, so even a five minute short of any quality is an incredible task.

Sci-Fi Art Gallery

When it comes to science fiction art, there's a rich diversity of talent on the web who explore the artistic cosmos with incredibly fantastic visual realms. In this section, we showcase known and unknown artists who paint the universe with amazing creativity.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Story, screenshots, and other info on the series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson. This series is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan.

Reviews and Synopsis Tips

This article strays off the Sci-Fi topic, but some visitors may find these tips helpful in writing a movie/show review. I have spent countless hours in research and have picked out signs of bad habits some hobby reviewers default to, found in the thousands of reviews available at IMDB.

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