Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Science Fiction Movies

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

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2. 'Blade Runner'

Harrison Ford had a pretty amazing run between 1980 and 1982. In that time he starred in The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Blade Runner. The first two movies were marred ever so slightly by inferior sequels, but Blade Runner stands alone as a singular masterpiece. Based on the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, it's the story of a dystopian future where robots are banned from earth. When some slip past our defenses, a special force called Blade Runners go after them. Harrison Ford plays a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard who knows an awful lot about the inner workings of robots brains for a mere human. Director Ridley Scott says a sequel is coming, but we'll believe it when we see it. 

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