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.
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2001: A Space Odyssey
G1968
Based on 14 critics

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation... Read More

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Soylent Green
PG1973
In Theaters on May 9, 1973

In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton... Read More

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Armageddon
PG-131998
Based on 23 critics

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines... Read More

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Volcano
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

When a massive earthquake rocks the city of Los Angeles, Emergency Management department head Mike Roark... Read More

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Contact
PG1997
Based on 23 critics

In this Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races... Read More

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Gattaca
PG-131997
Based on 20 critics

Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded... Read More

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Jurassic Park
PG-131993
Based on 20 critics

In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura... Read More

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The Core
PG-132003
Based on 32 critics

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner... Read More

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2012
PG-132009
Based on 34 critics

Earth's billions of inhabitants are unaware that the planet has an expiration date. With the warnings... Read More