The best science fiction movie according to SensaCine users (spoiler: it’s not the cult film you expect)

The readers of our website have voted for this marvel in a galaxy far, far away.

The science fiction genre has been evolving for decades. Now we don’t like the same kind of fantastical stories that we were excited about decades ago, but one thing is clear: it’s still one of the best pastimes to watch in the movie theater. Among the users of SensaCinemaundoubtedly wins. Above comedy or terror, on this website we love science fiction and that is why the answer to the question has generated curiosity in us: what will be the best science fiction movie for our readers? The response has surprised us.

nor classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey nor recent ‘hits’ like interstellar, the film that excites users of SensaCinema is Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. This is what the 1,610 ratings that have been left on the film’s page say, and which add up, on average, to 4.5 out of 5.

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In general, there are many fans of Star Wars around here, since the second most voted is Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and, further down -in position 6-, appears Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. It is clear that the original trilogy remains unbeatable. Other titles that appear on the list are WALL E, Jurassic Park and Return to the future. No complaints here, we think it’s a wonderful selection.


‘Star Wars’, the movie that changed everything

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, released in May 1977, has had a significant impact on science fiction cinema and popular culture in general. And it was like that from day one. Critics turned to the tape, highlighting above all its revolutionary visual effects. There is a before and after the release of the film. Not only did it open the way for the exploitation of visual effects, but it started a whole trend of spectacle cinema.

There are those who believe that precisely this change towards fantasy cinema with a focus on visuals and action scenes ruined Hollywood -truly, some critics think so- and that it began to play against ‘sophisticated’ films. Despite this, it remains an undoubted classic. Grossing more than $550 million in its original release, it surpassed the film Shark (1975) to become the highest-grossing film until ET the alien (1982) stole the position.

No matter where you look, Star Wars It has had a lasting impact on popular culture, and while it may not be the best sci-fi movie to some – The Master Kubrick tops many rankings – it clearly deserves that top spot from sci-fi users. SensaCinema.