September 2017 is SYFY's 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back and celebrate the last 25 years of ALL science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a time that has seen the genres we love conquer the world of pop culture. For us, that means lists! ALL THE LISTS! We’ll be doing two “25 greatest” lists per day all throughout September, looking back at the moments, people, and characters that shaped the last quarter century. So keep checking back.
Please note: Our lists are not ranked; all items have equal standing in our brains
What items in our lists were your favorites? Did we miss something? We welcome respectful debate and discussion, so please let us know in the comments!
25 years ago, if the brand-new Sci-Fi Channel wanted to show some comic book movies on broadcast, the pickings would have been extremely slim. But in the last decade and a half (with some forerunners coming before it), the comic book movie has exploded, covering many genres and bringing some of our favorite (and new favorite) superheroes to life.
Narrowing it down to just 25 is pretty tough. There are arguments to be made (and that were had by the SYFY staff) for at least a dozen more that could take the place of almost any item on this list. Blade was a trailblazer! Kingsman: The Secret Service is almost infinitely rewatchable! Captain America: The Winter Soldier is probably the best pure film in the MCU! These are all true statements, but hopefully once you read why we’ve included each film that did make the cut, you’ll understand. OK, on to the best of the best of the last 25 years!