Space is an enticing branch of science that always generates curiosity among people. The movie industry has made millions from this idea.
Here are the seven best space movie options for a perfect weekend watch.
2001: A Space Odessey (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
The OG of all space movies. It beautifully presents the look, feels, and entire space experience for the audience. It also showcased the development of artificial intelligence and technology over the years.
The Martian (2015)
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor
This movie is all about survival on Mars. How the astronaut (Matt Damon) starves himself while other astronauts risk their lives in a rocket to save him from the fiasco. It incorporates science with a beautiful message of working things together.
Star Wars (1977)
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness
This movie has fulfilled all our space fantasies. It is like a road trip in space. It shows the innumerable and ever-expanding possibilities of several scientific notions on space and astronomy. This pulp fiction was way ahead of its time.
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Sam Rockwell
A modern space movie, Moon concentrates on future space technology mixed with emotions and life lessons. It is a one-person show with a robot GERTY who is supposed to return to the Earth after three years. However, with fourteen days left for his journey, his emotions and experience shine throughout this film.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
A visual and mental treat for all cine-goers, Christopher Nolan challenges or pushes the human mind to think further. Finding a new home for the human species on a different planet is challenging. The theme incorporates the concept of relativity and race against time in a thoroughly scientific fashion.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon
Apollo 13 was a blockbuster movie depicting an almost fatal moon expedition gone wrong. The story revolves around how the astronauts of Apollo 13 get stranded, and NASA tries to bring them back to Earth. It is a nail-biting and gripping experience to watch this movie. This movie shows the most realistic description of space and the astronauts’ struggles to fight and overcome.
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans
Before the famous Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle created this space fantasy, “Sunshine.” The plot revolves around a team of astronauts sent on a critical mission to stimulate the Sun, which is almost dying to save humankind. The movie has different scientific elements of space adventure that will keep you on edge.
Space is so massive, and it feeds us intellectually. It enables us to think further and deeper into several elements of celestial bodies. Happy Watching!