My life is far more "Matrix" than "Close Encounters"

Science Fiction films are usually scientific, visionary, comic-strip-like, and imaginative, and usually visualized through fanciful, imaginative settings, expert film production design, advanced technology gadgets (i.e., robots and spaceships), scientific developments, or by fantastic special effects. Sci-fi films are complete with heroes, distant planets, impossible quests, improbable settings, fantastic places, great dark and shadowy villains, futuristic technology and gizmos, and unknown and inexplicable forces. Many other SF films feature time travels or fantastic journeys, and are set either on Earth, into outer space, or (most often) into the future time.

Impossible quests, shadowy villains and inexplicable forces? Sounds like if you launched half my BougieTales into outerspace - we'd have a kick-ass sci-fi movie. Okay, yesterday's genre seemed to confuse folks. We'll be more straight-forward today...

If my life was a sci-fi movie? I don't know. I'd need to get me some of those Star Trek Uhura fits:
But Captain Kirk was too much of a playa for me. That man slobbed up pink, purple and blue chicks, human/not human. No discretion whatsoever. I often wake up and wonder if I'm in The Matrix. (Two days in a row for Keanu? I seriously didn't realize I was that much of a fan)

It was tough coming up with only three sci-fi movies to worship out of the hundreds but here's my list:

1) The Matrix - Seriously, haven't we all wondered if we're just part of a larger machine? Isn't there a Morpheus quote for everything? "Don't think you are, know you are."

2) Avatar - I personally think my avatar leads a much more exciting life than I do so I totally feel this movie. 

3) Star Wars (the original three) - Come on... a chick with a complicated hairdo and a Princess complex, the good (confused) guy, a roguish dude you're never sure of and an epic struggle of good vs. evil? Sounds like last weekend.

Who loves a good sci-fi? What's your all time favorite? For the Trekkies out there, how did you feel about the remake? And for the Stars Wars faithful, feel free to explain the last three to me. Are we considering Lord of the Rings sci-fi? Do share...