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Top Ten Sci-Fi Movies Presented by AFI

2001: A Space Odyssey

#1 2001: A Space Odyssey

Story follows the ascent of mankind into the near-future space age through minimalist performances and a strong visual style.

Inside the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon

#2 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies including space rogue Han Solo and two droids C3PO and R2D2 to rescue Princess Leia.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

#3 E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial

A young boy coping with his parents divorce befriends an alien on the run from the FBI.

Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange

#4 A Clockwork Orange

Based on Anthony Burgess's disturbing novel about England in the totalitarian future, Malcolm McDowell portrays Alex, a Beethoven-loving, head-bashing punk who leads his gang.

The Day The Earth Stood Still

#5 The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien dignitary comes to Earth to learn why humans can't stop warnings amongst each other.

Image from Toy Story

#6 Blade Runner

An ex cop comes out of retirement in order to hunt down androids who are being reproduced for purpose of slavery.

Scene from Alien

#7 Alien

In deep space, the crew of the commercial ship Nostromo comprised of five men and two women is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules, halfway through their journey.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

#8 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

#9 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Mistaken for insane, a man arrives in San Francisco to inform the world that strange aliens have arrived on earth to overtake human life.

Back To The Future

#10 Back to the Future

A teenager travels back in time to save his parents marriage as well as his own life.

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Counting down the 10 greatest films from 10 classic American film genres, including animation, fantasy, science fiction, gangster, western, sports, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, mystery and epic films.