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My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #8 – The Fifth Element

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

Yeah I know, this movie has it flaws. But dammit, its just so entertaining!

I mean, Bruce Willis is awesome. And put him in an over-the-top sci-fi action thriller and you got a recipe for a great movie.

While corny in spots and maybe even a bit overlong, the movie’s greatest strength is its sense of humour. Chris Tucker is incredible as the radio DJ caught in the mix of an epic battle between good and evil. Willis gives a perfect deadpan and Gary Oldman is great in anything he does.

So check this one out if you haven’t already. As long as you’re not expecting an artsy, Oscar-worthy movie, you will be thoroughly impressed with this hugely entertaining piece of sci-fi gold.

“What’s wrong with you? What you screamin’ for? Every 5 minutes there’s somethin’, a bomb or somethin’. I’m leavin’. bzzzz.”

Full List:

#10 – The Terminator (1984)

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

#7 – Aliens (1986)

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

#5 – E.T. (1982)

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993)

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)

  1. ewrjkf
    August 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    you’re a dumbass for simply splitting your top 10 in 10 different lost pages.

    • August 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      I was going to delete this comment for calling me a “dumbass”, but then I realized that you are right.

      I had originally set each entry of the top 10 to be revealed one per day while I was on vacation, so as not to give away the next entries. That doesn’t make much sense now does it?

      So I’ve included the whole top 10 list on all the pages with their respective links. This should make it easier to navigate the list.

      Despite calling me names, you did help me improve the blog. So thanks, but don’t do it again haha.

  2. October 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    The best character by far was the DJ. Chris Tucker does ‘annoying’ like no other. Nice list. ‘Blade Runner’ would be my number one though.

  3. ghazel1975@hotmail.com
    January 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    terminator 2. i saw it 3 times at the cinema! matrix
    reloaded. just awesome action scenes and it looked so cool, better
    than 1. serenity. cant love this enough. cant believe they canned
    the series…. The Fifth Element. purely on entertainment value!
    starwars empire strikes back and return of the jedi tied. $%ck you
    ewoks are cool. outlander….. ok not great but big respect to any
    film writer who can mix vikings, aliens and space monsters! they
    live (I’m here to chew bubble gum &kick ass &I’m
    all out of bubblegum!!) avatar….. just because its
    pretty……… planet of the apes…. one of the monkeys looked
    like my sister :-) donnie darko… woh dune….. rocks stargate….
    cool idea + led to an amazing tv series minority report.
    surprisingly good one from the master of cheese well done tommy
    starship troopers ref good idea and seriously hot chick….
    Equilibrium…. cool batman begins and dark knight both amazing
    when worlds colide…. sunday morning, channel 4, 9 years old, jaw
    open, nuff said i would say twelve monkeys but dont want bruce to
    have a swallon ego after being on my list twice……. total recall
    just to see arnie punch out sharon stone.. plus imaginative story
    the lost highway… it sort of had time travel so i can get away
    with putting it on this list….. so there! there are more but i
    need sleep now, no particular order as it depends on ur mood

  1. August 31, 2010 at 9:22 am

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