If this iconic film isn’t on your list of films to watch you had best get to adding it as people have dubbed it ‘the best sci-fi movie ever made’.

Now personally, I think John Carpenter’s The Thing is the best sci-fi movie ever made but who am I to argue with the internet.

Despite my own views, it is hard to argue this film isn’t a classic.

Most recently, one of its lead characters died and got people on social media reflecting on his previous work.

Donald Sutherland died at the age of 88 last month and for many he was one of the key reasons the film was so good.

He is responsible for one of the eeriest moments in the flick and even if you haven’t watched the film you’ll likely recognize the scene.

If you still haven’t guessed what film I’m talking about I’ll put you out of your misery. The film is Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

And that iconic scene in question is the ending, when the audience realizes that Sutherland’s character, Matthew Bennell, has been replaced by the alien duplicates that have been plaguing a small California city.

It certainly makes for some creepy viewing, to say the least.

Following his death, many took to Twitter to praise Sutherland for his role in the film and his ability to elevate the entire flick.

Always did love this as a reaction gif (United Artists)

Always did love this as a reaction gif (United Artists)

“RIP Donald Sutherland. Your unforgettable performances in Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Don’t Look Now have left an indelible mark on cinema. You brought depth and brilliance to every role. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will live on,” one user wrote.

“Hurts to read. Donald Sutherland was beyond epic. Invasion of the body snatchers (remake 80’s) is one of the best sci fi movies ever. Can talk for hours about all the amazing movies Donald played in,” another added.

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978). One of the best endings to a sci fi horror flick ever. Devastating,” commented a third.

The flick came out in 1978 (United Artists)

The flick came out in 1978 (United Artists)

“One of the best remakes of all time. Definitely the best in the sci-fi/horror genre, other than maybe The Fly(which not coincidentally also featured Jeff Goldblum),” another wrote.

“Traumatized me almost as much as the ending of “The Planets of the Apes” when I first saw it in the 1980’s. No Wiki to read plot spoilers back in the day, all the movie encyclopedias were very non-spoilery,” commented another.

The film has also faired well with critics and sits pretty with a 93 percent Tomatometer score and a 82 percent audience score.