Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Science Fiction Movies

'The Terminator,' 'Aliens,' 'Blade Runner' and your other futuristic selections

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8. 'Aliens'

It took Hollywood seven years to make a sequel to the 1979's Alien, but it was worth the wait. James Cameron was brought on to write and direct the film after the success of The Terminator, and he used every bit of his first big budget to craft a brilliant story of a remote space station that's been completely overwhelmed by a race of super aggressive aliens. A single one of the things was enough to kill everyone on a space station besides Sigourney Weaver, so imagine a whole colony of the things. Cameron was livid when most of his characters were wiped out in the opening minutes of David Fincher's Alien 3

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