Best Sci-Fi movies you should watch
Outer space. Inner space. New worlds. Tech frontiers. Artificial intelligence. The very best science-fiction movies take us to places beyond our own imagination, dreaming up impossible futures that necessarily go on to form our own technological advances. Great scrapbooking provides mind-bending visuals packaged with mind-blowing thoughts, probing everything in the individual experience to the future of humankind. It’s a genre which has multitudes — out of fast, humorous, colorful space experiences, to dark dystopian tragedies, place in the current, far future, or even a very long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Proving that ideas-driven sci-fi can flourish with no blockbuster budget, Richard Kelly‘s distinctive indie debut plays time and malleable fact as he places Jake Gyllenhaal‘s depressed high schooler through the wringer. With its time-looping narrative, suburban wormhole, and apocalyptic visions of a glowy-eyed bunny-man, Kelly combines none-more-sci-fi elements into a low-key character play, with head-scratching discussing points and a killer soundtrack that made it a total cult hit. Trippy, atmospheric, and boasting the impressive screen arrival of Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko leaves you wanting more — just, don’t go tracking down the strange non-Kelly sequel, S. Darko.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Memory-tampering is a genre staple frequently earmarked for amnesiac thrillers and mind-bending actioners. Not so with Eternal Sunshine, director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman instead with it to learn more about the character of the human condition — specifically heartbreak. What happens when love goes sour? And what if you could erase the memories — both good and bad — in your mind? Would you go through with this? After studying his ex, Clementine (Kate Winslet) already has, Jim Carrey’s Joel decides that he will also. However, as he explores what left them meld together and then fall apart, he begins to realize that he still has feelings for her. If its technician is fictional, the emotions in Eternal Sunshine are completely real.
Iconic sci-fi films conjure distinctive new worlds — and few areas retina-dazzlingly vibrant as Pandora, Avatar’s planet of bioluminescent flora, vivid blue fauna, and giant floating rock formations. Taking the mech-suits out of Aliens, the vibrant animals of The Abyss, the epic range (and fundamental love story) of Titanic, along with the groundbreaking technological leaps, well, everything he has ever done, James Cameron’s record-breaker is none-more-JC. There’s a knowing B-movie quality to the cheesy dialog and Dances With Wolves-inspired storyline, but what else is an A-movie blockbuster, in a tale where humans would be the alien invaders, consciousness is transferable, and science and nature are equal and opposite forces. It’s rare to find an entire cinematic world so completely realized — and while the Avatar backlash continues in certain corners, it might be foolish to bet against Cameron’s ton of forthcoming sequels.
Having completed his off Bat-trilogy, Christoper Nolan got back to his very own, original work. Interstellar reads into some as another cold Nolan experience, more worried about the intellectual exploration of space travel and the mysteries of wormholes, but it’s much more. Tough science (or at least as challenging as you can go with experimental physics, according to Kip Thorne) doesn’t mean hard-hearted — that is Nolan’s love letter to love itself, particularly between fathers and brothers. Matthew McConaughey’s psychological reaction to the message from his grown daughter, his Joe Cooper caught up in a mission at which time passes differently for him than it does on Earth — is a vital part of that. Nolan stitches it all together into a cohesive whole, also elicits excellent work from his cast, which also includes Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. My friend, while we were Serie a betting, recommended me this movie. I was thrilled when I watched it.
A filmmaker ever-fascinated from the architecture of the human mind, Christopher Nolan externalized the individual subconscious into physical surroundings for a Bond-inspired heist-movie blockbuster. Occurring across several levels of reality, Inception imagines the chance of dream-tech that allows Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Dom Cobb and his team to infiltrate sleeping marks and extract information from their subconscious minds — until he’s given the entirely tougher job of putting an idea into his next target. Through dizzying set pieces and story convolutions, Nolan adopts dream-logic, subverts physics, and orchestrates collapsing realities, developing a psychological sci-fi spectacular that is guaranteed to boggle minds for decades to come.