Sci-Fi Tournament BracketMarch 20, 2015
In the spirit of March Madness, we pit the top-16 sci-fi movies of all-time…err at least the best ones as determined by our staff, against each other in a tournament-style bracket. After much deliberation, and the input from my fellow writers, I created four different divisions/classifications based on the movies that were submitted.
We have four of our staff writers who are comping at the bit to tackle each region. After we’re left with just one representative from each region, we’ll be leaving it up to you to vote which one is your favorite. So make sure to follow the conversation. Just like the real NCAA Tournament, upsets are bound to happen.
The Game Changers:
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Jurassic Park
- The Matrix
This region is absolutely loaded. All of these movies are iconic, and in many ways, these movies are the embodiment of what the sci-fi genre is all about. They all either sparked a franchise or were a part of one.
- Terminator 2
- Back to the Future
- Blade Runner
There isn’t much to say here. This region is exactly what it sounds like, 80’s classics that a fair amount of us grew up with. It’s a diverse field, so it should be interesting to see how it plays out in the voting.
The New School:
- District 9
- Pacific Rim
Basically, this region consists of any sci-fi movie that came debuted within the last six years. Some have deeper meaning like District 9, while some are just about absolute destruction like Pacific Rim. All these movies are fresh in the minds of viewers, but which one will rise above the rest?
- The Fifth Element
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Ghost in the Shell
A niche region of movies that are known by all sci-fi fans, but perhaps not every person on the street, sans The Fifth Element. In a lot of ways, this region is a mixed bag, so it will be interesting to see how our writers size up the competition.