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Published On: Sun, May 6th, 2012

‘Avengers’ star Clark Gregg selects his favorite Sci-Fi films of all-time

One of the biggest movies of the summer opens today and Clark Gregg is part of the ensemble casts as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson. The actor reprises his role from the “Iron Man” films and “Thor.”

The Washington Post reported a list that the actor just released listing his favorite science fiction films.

The begins with last years low budget film “Another Earth,”  which stars Brit Marling and William Mapather of “Lost” fame.

“I saw this at Sundance in 2011 and was completely mesmerized by its low-budget, idea-driven premise, which, like the best sci-fi, uses an alternative, near-future reality to provide a unique perspective on who we are now. “

Ridley Scott returns to science fiction in a big way this summer with “Prometheus” and 1979’s “Alien” was next on Gregg’s list.

“This belongs at the top of about five different lists, including best thriller and best horror film, as well. Ridley Scott did so many things right here — from the grimy, lived-in world of the Nostromo mixed with H.R. Giger’s eerily seductive design to the perfect cast and Sigourney Weaver’s bad-ass performance.”

“The Matrix” rests in the middle of the list, described as “The ultimate popcorn movie,” followed by another classic: Stanley Kubrick’s “2001.”

“My dad took me to see this when I was about 9 and I was changed forever. Kubrick’s visceral and prescient take on such themes as artificial intelligence, extraterrestrials and their role in human evolution was adapted with novelist Arthur C. Clarke from one of his short stories. From the astonishing first act at the dawn of man to the hallucinatory, largely non-verbal climax, the film takes more risks than any 10 studio films made today.”

The climax of Agent Coulson’s ‘Best of’ list went to another Ridley Scott film: “Blade Runner.”

“Holy crap, I love this movie. I’ve seen it countless times in all its incarnations, read Phillip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” on which it’s loosely based and never flip past it on cable. I love the futuristic neo-noir tone, the moody Vangelis score and the pitch-perfect performances by the entire cast, especially Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah and, above all, the young, Brando-esque Rutger Hauer. His turn as the murderous replicant Roy Batty on a desperate, all-too-human quest to prolong his artificially shortened life in a rain-soaked, post-apocalyptic, 21st century Los Angeles always breaks my heart.”

Check out the entire list here.

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