What’s the best movie adapted from a science fiction novel?


This week we want your votes and submissions for the best movie adapted from a science fiction novel.

While most books that are made into movies fall flat on their faces and leave readers everywhere with scorn and anger in their hearts, there are some shining stars that rise above all expectations.

Weigh in on the poll below (feel free to add your own suggestions) and then duke it out in the comments!

What's the best movie adapted from a science fiction novel?
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    • Joel
      Joel says:

      Strictly speaking, it was loosely adapted from the (great) Clarke short story “Sentinel”. The books was more or less contemporaneously written with the screenplay of the movie, so it’s not clearly an adaptation of the novel.

  1. Dave
    Dave says:

    “Dune” is a hideous choice. I have seen two versions and it would be hard to pick the worse of the two. Perhaps if Peter Jackson would do it as a trilogy so the details of the factions, breeding, politics, training, philosophies and depth of characters could be developed a movie MIGHT be possible. The last one I saw had bald Bene Gesserit. What the ifni was that all about?

  2. Trevor
    Trevor says:

    Star Wars is easily the best film but it probably doesn’t belong in this vote. There was a book that came out before the film, but it was to promote the movie and based on Lucas’ script.


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