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Weekend At The Movies – 3/6/2015 – Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films of the Decade


Today on Weekend At The Movies …..will there only be 5 best pic noms next year at the oscars? Is Netflix changing the game? And our first of our half decade lists as we count down the Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy films of the last five years!

Box Office:


Beauty and the Beast Castings (Luke Evans and Dan Stevens)

Bridge of Spies – New title to Spielberg/Hanks film

Academy considering going down to 5 nominees for best picture

AMC Marvel Marathons

Beasts of No nation – The Netflix strategy

Independence Day 2 Castings (Jeff Goldblum, Jessie Usher and Liam Hemsworth)

Trailer Talk

Ex Machina

Mr. Holmes


The Salvation

Big Game

Avengers – 3rd Trailer



How did our lists shape up?



Kevin @OptimusSolo

Dan @MovieRevolt

Matt Fridley @FridleyCent

Jairo from the TrueBromance Podcast @TruBromanceCast

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Kevin "OptimusSolo"

OptimusSolo is a Cartoon Historian and even has an actual History degree to go with it. He's also an avid Toy collector boasting an over 1,000 piece Star Wars collection and nearly 400 Transformer toys. He is one of the hosts of the Powers of Grayskull series. He also has a passion for cartoon Theme Songs, Star Trek, MacGyver, Baseball, and is a major Movie Geek!


  1. If your other list episodes are as good as this one I’ll be a happy camper. I was so expecting everyone to have the same lists. Found out about a lot of movies I never heard of which is awesome. I think my list would be the most like Matt’s. We seem to have similar tastes. I also love fantasy, and you guys were asking what happened to it. Well the answer is it has gone to TV. Games of Thrones, Vikings, Spartacus, Once Upon A Time, Grim, and others have found a place with TV audiences. I think its because TV allows you to tell better fantasy stories. In movie form you have to simplify everything, cut out major elements, or make like 4 hour long movies like LOTR. But in TV you get like 13 episodes per season to tell a story. Personally I think its a good thing for fantasy.

    1. Yeah Fantasy is a TV thing nowadays… kinda sad really, but hey it’s thriving right?

      Check out the other lists we here at The GCRN have done

      Here’s where you can find all the episodes of both Top 100 countdowns we have done:

      Then there was the Top 10 Films episodes we did on the flagship show GeekCast Radio (these were a few years ago):

      GCR 41 Top 10 Action Films

      GCR 42 Top 10 Comedy Films

      GCR 43 Top 10 War Films

      GCR 44 Top 10 Sports Films

      GCR 45 Top 10 Coming of Age Films

      GCR 46 Top 10 Family Films

      GCR 47 Top 10 Gangster Films

      GCR 48 Top 10 Fantasy Films

      GCR 49 Top 10 Sci-Fi Films

      GCR 50 Top 10 Superhero Films

    2. I was thinking the same thing regarding fantasy. TV is a much better spot for it nowadays.

    3. Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully we don’t disappoint with the future lists! Definitely looking forward to recording them!!

    4. That’s a good point regarding fantasy and TV. I didn’t think of that mostly because the only show I watched among the ones listed is Game of Thrones.

    1. Yea this is a slightly different idea overall though, So really didn’t think or consider that

  2. Glad to see Harry Potter and Pacific Rim get a lot of love. I might even rate Harry Potter higher than Lord of the Rings. Maybe. A lot of the movies I haven’t seen or heard of. Like what’s Upstream Color and Robot and Frank. Might have to check them out.

    1. I enjoy the Harry Potter movies but I would put LOTR in another league honestly. Now if you compare LOTR and The Hobbit Movies to the HP franchise you might have a better argument. Upstream Color is not a movie for everyone, but Robot and Frank is pretty accessible for the most part. You may want to check it out.

  3. The biggest surprise choice for me was Men in Black 3? That came out of left field. Don’t get how you can say rail against Gravity as everything that is wrong with Hollywood then say an unneeded sequel that even the actors aren’t invested in, for a franchise that has long overstayed its welcome is one of the best science fiction movies of the decade so far. I am glad Interstellar got a lot of love. I too feel that movie is unfairly crapped on by people.

  4. I am a little surprised that no one mentioned Dredd at all. It deserved a mention for sure. If you are talking about movies that made great use of 3D that is one of them. It is night and day compared to the Stallone one in the 90’s which is pathetically bad. Not surprised no one mentioned the Conan remake. I may be the only person who really liked that movie.

    1. It COULD be considered a comic book movie so maybe it will get mentioned in next months countdown…

  5. Nice! I love lists like this. Some astounding variety in these. Movies I did not expect to hear. Frozen! Good call on that one. I forget it would fit into fantasy. One of my favorite Fantasy films that was not mentioned is Beasts of the Southern Wild. Maybe you don’t consider that a fantasy but I do. If you haven’t seen it give it a watch.

    1. Technically Frozen, Brave and the like should have been saved for the “Animated List” so you might hear them mentioned again in a few months! Glad you like the show man! Especially since there’s 9 more lists like it coming this year!

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