In 2004 The Guardian newspaper in the UK interviewed several prominent scientists to find their take on the greatest science-fiction movies ever made. Their selection makes for interesting viewing – based somewhat on the actuality of the science displayed in the films themselves, as well as the possibility, or rather probability, of the science involved.
This top 10 list is therefore a science-based view on the best of the genre.
The original list was published by The Guardian newspaper and can be found HERE. Each film has comments by prominent scientists.
1. Blade Runner (1981) More Info | Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  | Blade Runner: The Final Cut [Blu-ray] 
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) More Info | 2001: A Space Odyssey (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  | 2001 – A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] 
3. Star Wars (1977) More Info | Star Wars – The Original Trilogy [DVD] 
4. Alien (1979) More Info | Alien Quadrilogy (9 Disc Complete Box Set) [DVD]
5. Solaris (1972) More Info | Solaris [DVD] 
6. The Terminator (1984) More Info | The Terminator [DVD] 
8. War Of The Worlds (1953) More Info | The War of the Worlds: Special Edition (1953) [DVD] 
10. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) More Info | Close Encounters of the Third Kind–Collector’s Edition (two discs) [DVD]  | Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray]