What are George R.R. Martin's 10 favorite sci-fi films of all time?

Once Game of Thrones premieres April 17 on HBO, who knows? It might end up one of your favorite TV shows of all time. Meanwhile, George R.R. Martin, who wrote the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, on which it's based, has shared some faves of his own, with a peek at his 10 favorite sci-fi FILMS of all time.

It turns out that Martin's top 10 sci-fi movies are:

1. Forbidden Planet (1956)

2. Aliens (1986)

3. Blade Runner (1982)

4. Alien (1979)

5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

6. The Road Warrior (1981)

7. Dark Star (1974)

8. The War of the Worlds (1953)

9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

10. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

If you want to know WHY these films made the cut, head on over to The Daily Beast for Martin's detailed essays on each.

Meanwhile—what do you think of his choices?

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