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Probably "Matrix" ( 1999) and Armageddon ( 1998 ) . But I'm The SF type. They have a great story and good special effects that don't seem obsolete today (ar least not for me).
On a similar note, if you like Star Wars but you didn't see "2001: A Space Odyssey" ( 1968 ) , you lived for nothing. In my humble opinion, this beats any SF movie ever because it also fucks with your mind. Not to mention the special effects are fewer, but of a much better quality than the 9 years later "Star Wars 4".
Other on par movies I like but that are not SF:
- Schindler's List
- Shawshank Redemption
- Saving Private Ryan
- Forrest Gump
- Iron Man (ok, you got me: it's a bit SF-ish)
- Inception (similarly SF-ish)