Working through the year-end best/worst movie lists can be a feat of Olympic proportions, but there's one list which is so damn cool you'll definitely want to give it a whirl. NASA has compiled a list of the "least plausible science fiction movies ever made," and they ranked the disastrous (in more ways than one) '2012' as the most "absurd" sci-fi flick of all time.

You don't have to be a science nerd to see why Roland Emmerich's end of the world-meets Mayan calendar-meets everything explodes movie is worthy of inclusion, but Donald Yeomans -- head of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission -- explains: "The film makers took advantage of public worries about the so-called end of the world as apparently predicted by the Mayans of Central America, whose calendar ends on December 21, 2012." Yeomans continued, explaining that the paranoia surrounding the movie's concept has overwhelmed his organization. "The agency is getting so many questions from people terrified that the world is going to end in 2012 that we have had to put up a special website to challenge the myths. We have never had to do this before," he said.
If you need more proof that these astro-badasses have impeccable taste, perhaps their "worst of" vote for box office bomb, 'The Core,' or the lava-crazy 'Volcano' will convince you. Michael Bay's 'Armageddon' also made the blacklist -- which may cause flux amongst some fans who dig its grand visuals and effects -- but as far as being scientifically accurate, it doesn't make the grade. It isn't all doom and gloom though, as the organizations did praise several films for their realism. 'Gattaca,' the 1997 movie about liberal eugenics, topped the "best of" list, alongside 'Jurassic Park' and 'Contact.'

Now that the scientists have spoken, it's time for the movie herd to weigh in. In your opinion, which side of the coin do sci-fi classics like 'Soylent Green' or '2001' fall on? Where does a movie like 'Blade Runner' hit or miss the science textbook? Leave us your most ludicrous or science-savvy votes in the comments section.

Bad Science

(voted by NASA)

Worst Sci-Fi Movies

1. 2012 (2009)

2. The Core (2003)

3. Armageddon (1998)

4. Volcano (1997)

5. Chain Reaction (1996)

6. The 6th Day (2000)

7. What the #$*! Do We Know? (2004)

Most Realistic Films

1. Gattaca (1997)

2. Contact (1997)

3. Metropolis (1927)

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

5. Woman in the Moon (1929)

6. The Thing from Another World (1951)

7. Jurassic Park (1993)
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The Core
PG-132003
Based on 32 critics

Scientists and astronauts must set off a nuclear device at the center of the Earth. Read More

Soylent Green
PG1973
In Theaters on April 19th, 1973

Futuristic detectives (Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson) find a food has a secret ingredient. Read More

Armageddon
PG-131998
Based on 23 critics

A NASA rep recruits an oil driller and his team of mavericks to save Earth from an asteroid. Read More

2012
PG-132009
Based on 34 critics

A man (John Cusack) tries to lead his family to safety, as the world collapses around them. Read More

Volcano
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

A Los Angeles emergency official takes charge when earthquakes and erupting lava ravage the city. Read More

Contact
PG1997
Based on 22 critics

A scientist seeks alien beings after receiving mysterious messages from deep space. Read More

Gattaca
PG-131997
Based on 20 critics

An outsider (Ethan Hawke) poses as a genetically superior citizen (Jude Law). Read More

Jurassic Park
PG-131993
Based on 20 critics

Scientists (Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum) visit a park of DNA-regenerated dinosaurs. Read More

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Blade Runner: Director's Cut
R1982
Based on 11 critics

A detective (Harrison Ford) hunts obsolete androids (Rutger Hauer, Sean Young) in 2019. Read More

2001: A Space Odyssey
G1968
Based on 14 critics

Supercomputer HAL 9000 guides astronauts on a trip to find the origins of humans. Read More

August 30, 2016
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