2001: A Space Odyssey vs. Star Wars

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Ah! This is a fine litmus test... how do you like your Sci-Fi?

I'm freaking out right now...

My brain is going to explode!

Man! I have no freakinĀ“idea! ThatĀ“s a hard one!

This is a very, very close call. These two are among my favorite sci-fi flicks but in truth I have to go with Star Wars. It just mesmerized me on my first viewing, but not saying that 2001 didn't.

Star. Wars. That is all...

No question Star Wars sucks

Defiantly 2001 Because of the meaning behind star wars is pretty good though

Like them both but 2001 is my favorite movie obviously by my username

Gonna go with star Wars.

This is the hardest choice I have had they are at 1 and 3 right now in my list. I think Star Wars wins by a parsec

No question, it's 2001. Lucas could never direct a film as outstanding as 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This is not even a question, 2001 is the far superior film. I actually have this debate with my friends, who are huge Star Wars fans, all the time. In my opinion Star Wars is the most overrated franchise in the history of film. And I love Star Wars, it played a huge part in my childhood, but it has achieved (or at least the original three have) this demi-god status where its an act of heresy if you insult it and I'm getting sick of it.

This is not even a question, 2001 is the far superior film. I actually have this debate with my friends, who are huge Star Wars fans, all the time. In my opinion Star Wars is the most overrated franchise in the history of film. And I love Star Wars, it played a huge part in my childhood, but it has achieved (or at least the original three have) this demi-god status where its an act of heresy if you insult it and I'm getting sick of it.

I love 2001, but I'm giving it to Star Wars here.

This one just kinda scrambled my brain. Going with my classic "what would I show to someone who hasn't seen either one" test, I have to go with Star Wars.

Star Wars was fun... epic even, but 2001: A Space Odyssey was profound and life-changing. 2001 wins everytime in my book.

2001: A Space Odyssey vs. Star Wars, a.k.a. Preference for Art vs. Preference for Entertainment (yeah, I know it isn't that black and white, and you can get entertainment out of art, and you can consider Star Wars art since film in general is an art form, and...just forget it.)

2001: A Space Odyssey. Although both are in my top 50

What....!!!!!! Star wars isn't even close. 2001 is without any doubt the greatest sci-fi movie ever whereas star wars is a cheap kid stuff that looks crappy now.

"2001: A Space Odyssey" hands down. I really like Star Wars, but I was never blown away by the films. 2001 on the other hand blew me away like no other film has before.

2001 by far... One is a Kubrick film, the other is a Lucas.. Nuf said.. By the way, Star Wars IS NOT SCI-FI!!

2001

Star Wars wins by a 2001 miles.

2001 by far

There would be no Star Wars without 2001. It's Beyond the infinite and beyond Star Wars in my flickchart.

only because of the boringness (but was epic as well) of 2001 and my love towards the star wars universe, will I pick star wars. But really close

i cant pick star wars. 2001: a fucking space odyssey wins

2001. I love both, but 2001 wins easily here.

Easily 2001. The first Star Wars feels like it hasn't really found it's footing, while Kubrick's masterpiece effortlessly brings the genre to heights unseen before or since.

2001 all the way.

Star Wars enough said!

Star Wars!

2001 wins easily. As entertaining as Star Wars is, it is just not at the level of complexity that 2001 is.

I prefer Star Wars, because it is the Ultimate Space Saga and has various Planets, Cultures and Technologies to offer, while Space Odyssey is more of a Psycho film that makes you stunned after 3h of watching with more riddles unsolved than answeres.

2001 attacks over SW.

Sorry HAL

To all the people claiming Star Wars is overrated. Let's be clear, overrated just means you disagree with the general consensus. Star Wars has become a pop culture phenomenon precisely because it struck a cord with a lot of people. But that being said, as a film, Kubrick's masterpiece is far far superior. Star Wars is a thrilling adventure film. 2001 is Kubrick's tribute to god. There is only one winner.

2001.

2001: A Space Odyssey.

I've done a lot of pondering for the past few days over which movies one should rank higher on their Flickchart: the movies that they appreciate more, or the ones that they enjoy more. For a long time now, 2001 has been my #1. However, I got the chance to see it again today on TCM. I was surprised at how slow I found the movie was. I was constantly fast-forwarding through certain parts. I definitely plan on keeping 2001 in my top 10. It's a masterful film with a few slow parts. Though, I don't know if it's quite my #1 anymore. But I think I've decided to rank the more enjoyable movie higher. So, anyway, I think that both 2001 and Star Wars are both great contenders for the #1 slot. But as long as we're picking the movies that we enjoy more, I guess I'll go with Star Wars for now. Though, this could sway either way for me.

Both are awesome, this is not an easy decision, I call it a tie.

Star Wars gets the win

2001 decimates star wars.

2001 sucks.

The battle of Sci Fi classics! 2001 is my pick, but no one really is a loser here.

2001 has a more robust amount of substance. Star Wars while being built into the greek republic vs the empire, it's motivations seek to focus more on the commercial and entertaining factor. 2001 is more of an art film delicately crafted to be the best of the best, 2001 wins.

2001 has a more robust amount of substance. Star Wars while being built into the greek republic vs the empire, it's motivations seek to focus more on the commercial and entertaining factor. 2001 is more of an art film delicately crafted to be the best of the best, 2001 wins.

Both are among the top 50 movies ever made, but while Star Wars is more popular, 2001 has a legitimate claim to being THE best movie ever.

Star Wars. 2001 was a boring and confusing piece of garbage that I felt myself dazing off during the viewing.

Both in my top 10. Star Wars is a great good vs evil story with deep characters. And 2001 is visual storytelling at its absolute best with such deep and incredible themes. I could stay here and type my thoughts for hours but since I can't be bothered, 2001 is the better film! You have to ask; where would space movies be without these two movies? Dead and buried.

Joust of the jews. George Jewcas vs Stanley Jewbrick. Personally, I'd go Star Wars cuz 2001 is a turd.

2001 is in my top 10 right now, don't especially like star wars

The battle between the sci fi flicks my vote goes for 2001...

Oh c'mon..Star Wars /A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back are both much better than 2001 : A Space Odyssey. A lot of y'all need to stop jock riding Stanley Kubrick.

2001 a space odyssey is the superior film, it questions the biggest philosophic themes of humanity which is much more interesting: Who are we as humans in the universe? it even has much better visuals and was made 11 years before your goddamn 'epic and entertaining' Star Wars. I always found the very first Star Wars to be cheesy and quite boring.

This is comparing the greatest (along others) film of all time with one of the best BLOCKBUSTERS of all time