Special Report

The Best Sci-Fi Movie the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1980: Superman II
> IMDb score: 6.8 — #185 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 76% — #121 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $368.4 million — #35 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1979: Alien
> IMDb score: 8.4 — #7 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 94% — #2 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $229.9 million — #68 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1978: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
> IMDb score: 7.4 — #73 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 82% — #75 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $97.7 million — #169 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

1977: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
> IMDb score: 7.6 — #57 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 85% — #54 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $694.6 million — #7 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1976: Logan’s Run
> IMDb score: 6.8 — #185 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 67% — #202 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $107.5 million — #146 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Source: Courtesy of New World Pictures

1975: Death Race 2000
> IMDb score: 6.2 — #372 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 64% — #234 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: No data available
> Starring: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

Source: Courtesy of Jack H. Harris Enterprises

1974: Dark Star
> IMDb score: 6.3 — #329 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 65% — #226 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: No data available
> Starring: Dan O’Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1973: Sleeper
> IMDb score: 7.2 — #99 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 81% — #86 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $98.7 million — #166 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1972: Slaughterhouse-Five
> IMDb score: 6.8 — #185 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 67% — #202 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: No data available
> Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1971: A Clockwork Orange
> IMDb score: 8.3 — #10 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Tomatometer score: 93% — #7 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Domestic box office: $147.6 million — #107 highest out of 1,183 movies
> Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke