BEST OF BADASS SCI FI

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Badass Sci Fi Non-negotiables:

Must include- science fiction elements (hey…hey), violence (Preferably gore-laced.), quotable dialogue (preferably profanity-laced), BA baddies (Preferably slime-laced. Buddy, I think you’re slime.), and righteous weapons and/or vehicles (preferably guns, guns, guns!).

Top 17+ 17+ Rated Badass Sci Fi Movies Of The 80s:

1- Aliens

(1986)

2- Robocop

(1987)

3- The Thing

(1982)

4- Re-Animator

(1985)

5- Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

(1981)

6- The Return of the Living Dead

(1985)

7- Escape From New York

(1981)

8- The Terminator

(1984)

9- Blade Runner

(1983)

10- The Fly

(1986)

11– Predator

(1987)

12- Brazil

(1985)

13- They Live

(1988)

14- LIfeforce

(1985)

15- Phantasm II

(1988)

16- From Beyond

(1986)

17- Repo Man

(1984)

18- Bad Taste

(1987)

19- The New Barbarians

(1983)

20- The Man With Two Brains

(1983)

Years Represented-

Ranking algorithm (21 – # on list).

Most Badass Sci Fi Year of the 80s.

Adjusted Ranking-
  • 1980- 0
  • 1981- 2 (#5=16, #7= 14)
  • 1982- 1 (#3= 18)
  • 1983- 3 (#9= 12, #19= 2, #20= 1)
  • 1984- 2 (#8= 13, #17= 4)
  • 1985- 4 (#4= 17, #6= 15, #12= 9, #13= 8)
  • 1986- 3 (#1= 20, #10= 11, #16= 5)
  • 1987- 3 (#2= 19, #11= 10, #18= 3)
  • 1988- 2 (#13= 8, #15= 6)
  • 1989- 0
  1. 1985 = 49 (#4- Re-Animator)
  2. 1986 = 36 (#1- Aliens)
  3. 1987 = 32 (#2- Robocop)
  4. 1981 = 30 (#5- Mad Max 2: TRW)
  5. 1982 = 18 (#3- The Thing)
  6. 1984 = 17 (#8- The Terminator)
  7. 1983 = 15 (#9- Blade Runner)
  8. 1988 = 14 (#13- They Live)
  9. 1989 = Leviathan (in the top 25)
  10. 1980 = Altered States (in the top 40)

Top 10 BSF Snubs of the ’80s:

Top 10 PG/PG-13 BSF movies of the ’80s:

  1. Videodrome (1983)
  2. Leviathan (1989)
  3. The Running Man (1987)
  4. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  5. Outland (1980)
  6. Humanoids From the Deep (1980)
  7. Night of the Creeps (1986)
  8. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
  9. The Blob (1987)
  10. Scanners (1981)
  1. Ghostbusters (1984)
  2. The Abyss (1989)
  3. Weird Science (1985)
  4. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
  5. Night of the Comet (1984)
  6. The Last Starfighter (1984)
  7. Real Genius (1985)
  8. Back to the Future (1985)
  9. Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
  10. Critters (1986)

More Best of Lists!

Disclaimer 1- Zombies vs. Deadites

Disclaimer 2- Star Wars and Star Trek

Disclaimer 3- Superhero Movies

Return of the Living Dead- Zombies created after a leak of 2-3-4 Trioxin, an experimental (real) chemical (a component of Agent Orange)- Science Fiction

Evil Dead Cantos- Deadites unleashed through recitation of passages in the Necronomicon- Not Science Fiction

It just depends on the cause of the manifestation. Apologies to Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

First of all, none of these movies are R rated. Even if they were (which would be awesome), we tend to steer away from these franchises. They get enough love. Let’s give more to the others (James Cameron included).

Apologies to George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.

Again, most of them aren’t R rated (Deadpool, The Punisher, etc. excluded) and they get heaps of attention.

No doubt, movies like Man of Steel and Guardians of the Galaxy are excellent science fiction movies, but there are plenty of other resources for those.

Apologies to Stan Lee and Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson.