I don't see what people like about Star Wars so much. It's kitsch. Might have been revolutionary back then, but I'm not from this generation. At the newer episodes had some pretty pictures.
Matrix... now that was revolutionary and
a good movie. The second part sucked.
All in all, I'd probably vote for Contact too. The movie was better than the book, a perfect adaption of the story sans that stupid "proof of God" thing in the epilogue. Ellie Arroway is my hero. (Did I mention I'm just making my degree in astrophysics?
) Though I still wonder about the decision to reduce the number of travelers to one.