17. Galaxy Quest (A)
I haven't sampled the special features yet, but apparently Nick Meyer calls this a "have your cake and eat it, too" movie. He's right--it both savagely lampoons the conventions of SF television (especially Star Trek
) and is able to be a terrific entry into space opera in its own right. Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, and Tony Shaloub are all terrific, and Tim Allen channels a Shatner-type quite well.
I've heard talk of a sequel, but I'm glad it never materialized (though there are comics?). It's a fun, standalone movie that doesn't need any more follow-up. It just needs often revisiting.