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The best Science Fiction movie is?
Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
The film has garnered a large following as a cult film.
Concerning the fortune magazine, Star Wars clearly
the top ten of the highest grossing science fiction movies of all time (adjusted for inflation).
The movie takes the kiddie joyride aspects of its predecessor and adds an adult sensibility and thematic throughline that brings a real depth to George Lucas' galaxy far, far away.
The film ranks
on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.
In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States'
National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."
The "I am your father" scene is legendary.
The cloud city is a fantastic element and also truly SciFi, as on planets with a high density atmosphere such a pending city would be imaginable.
Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains ever.
The imperial walkers are amongst the coolest vehicles on screen.
Star Wars is a huge part of our pop-culture.
Star Wars encapsulates the Hero's Journey (as described by Joseph Campbell) better than any other science fiction film yet created.
Lucas always consider the movies to be "Space Opera", moving away from the traditional vision of science fiction and into something like Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon in scope.
Star Wars is a fairy tale, not a SciFi movie.
The movie does not have any SciFi message.