The Empire Strikes Back
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
The first in George Lucas' unstoppable franchise about Luke Skywalker and a Jedi prophecy.
Current Score:
1620
Total Votes:
4392
2
The human resistance movement tries to outsmart Arnold Schwarzenegger in this post-apocalyptic classic.
Current Score:
1602
Total Votes:
4006
3
The apex of scifi-horror. A face-hugging outerspace succubus was all it took to get audiences screaming.
Current Score:
1599
Total Votes:
4185
4
The second installment of the original trilogy, and the one that had us all intoning "Luke, I am your father."
Current Score:
1595
Total Votes:
4229
5
Sigourney Weaver's Ripley reveals her maternal side -- but only when it comes to human children.
Current Score:
1561
Total Votes:
4017
6
Harrison Ford goes hunting for replicants, only to find himself deeply in love with one (and chased by Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah).
Current Score:
1503
Total Votes:
4059
7
James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger reteam but this time, Arnold's on the side of the good.
Current Score:
1496
Total Votes:
3816
8
Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne make you rethink what is and isn't "real" in bullet-time and in your mind.
Current Score:
1096
Total Votes:
3904
9
Kubrick's masterpiece -- 40 years later, its story of a computer out of control is even more relatable.
Current Score:
999
Total Votes:
3717
10
The monkeys are in charge, much to a scantily dressed Charlton Heston's dismay. The Statue of Liberty has never looked sadder.
Current Score:
984
Total Votes:
3566
11
You made a time machine? Out of a De Lorean? This flick made the space-time continuum as easy and fun as punching it to 88.
Current Score:
943
Total Votes:
3205
12
Khan (Ricardo Montalban) searches for Kirk (William Shatner) but what most remember is the death of Spock (Leonard Nimoy).
Current Score:
934
Total Votes:
3408
13
This 1953 adaptation of the H.G. Wells story about Martians invading Earth was a box office smash and won an Oscar for its special effects.
Current Score:
644
Total Votes:
3230
14
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone discover what can go wrong when you get a chance to buy new memories.
Current Score:
634
Total Votes:
3244
15
A mysterious robot named Klaatu arrives on Earth, but will we understand his cryptic message of peace?
Current Score:
620
Total Votes:
3290
16
A leather-clad Mel Gibson races through an Australian dystopia in this iconic scifi flick.
Current Score:
139
Total Votes:
741
17
Sure it's G-rated, but it's hard not to fall for the robot's innocent charms as he tries to put things right on Earth.
Current Score:
135
Total Votes:
3347
18
Stanley Kubrick's unnerving futuristic flick is a brutal and brilliant portrait of humanity in the face of -- and creation of -- devastation.
Current Score:
132
Total Votes:
2802
19
James Cameron set the bar for big-budget scifi so high with this CG flick that filmmakers will spend the '10s trying to clear it.
Current Score:
124
Total Votes:
3306
20
The definitive commentary on the superhero genre, this movie does what Watchmen wanted to do, and still manages to be funny.
Current Score:
16
Total Votes:
2832