Thursday 11 May 2023

My top 5 favourite Sci-Fi Movies.

The lovely Joanne over at My Slices of Life has been doing a series of blog posts all about her favourite movies of different genres and I am so borrowing her idea.

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films. You can read about my favourite action movies but in this post I am sharing my favourite Sci-Fi movies. It was so hard to narrow it down to just 5 considering I am not a big fan of Sci-Fi films.


The Matrix!

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

I love all of The Matrix films but I have never understood any of them apart from the first one and to say that is stretching the truth a little. lol They are fantastic movies to watch though just for the special effect. What pill would you take? You take the blue pill... the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill... you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

Independence Day!

One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind.

I love, love, love this film. Years and years ago my brother used to get video tapes of films which just came out at the cinema, one of those was Independence Day. I love Will Smith anyway but this film made me laugh, cry, fear for our word and smile.

This is probably my favourite bit from the movie. hehehe The desert scene.

The Martian!

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

I remember seeing things on the TV about The Martian way before I saw the movie. It was nominated and may have won awards but there was a big thing about it here in the UK. I think my eldest daughter Becky watched even watched it before me and told me he grew potatoes from poo. lol


When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

This is another film I can recite word for word! It is another one of those films which made me laugh and cry! I seem to be a sucker for those. This has me in tears every time. As much as I don't want him to die if he didn't his daughter wouldn't get the chance to live her live with the love of her life. As I was writing this I was mentioning it to my fella and he has only watched half of Armageddon! He's never seen the end, we will have to rectify that!


After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T. to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Years ago there used to be one big film premiered on Christmas day and this was the film when I was about 11 years old! I cried, my poor mother thought she had traumatized me for life, I did get over it. I tried to let my girls not watch it but they were absolutely fine with it, the special effects fooled me but not them!

What are Sci-Fi movies are your favourites? 

Friday Favourite linky

I am linking up with Erika and Andrea for their Friday Favourites.


  1. I love the Matrix, but it does get more ridiculous as it goes along. You've listed four of my favourites but I've never seen The Martian! I love Will Smith and Men in Black is great too (even the sequels!) I was a huge fan of Bruce Willis, and I loved The Fifth Element. I don't think I could do a Sci Fi Post unless I did one a day for a fortnight, lol. xx

  2. I saw the Martian and I remember I liked it, same for the Matrix.
    Have you watched the series Colony? It has only 3 seasons as it was cancelled, but I enjoyed it nonetheless and the ending worked for me too.

  3. I like several of your choices like Independence Day and ET, but I'd also include the Harry Potter series which I love. I loved Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind too when I saw it on the big screen.

  4. I love Sci-Fi movies because they contain a lot of action! I totally agree with you about the Matrix, I've watched it a couple of times and it has great special effects but I get very confused with the plot. I haven't seen the Martian and I remember going to the movies when E.T first came out and all of the kids in the cinema including me were bawling our eyes out! Haha, I just remembered that my mum used to do a great "E.T phone home" impersonation LOL!!

  5. I enjoyed all of these but the Matrix.