Our obsession with space goes way back to the late 50s when the first rocket was launched into space. In space, no one can hear you crunching on your popcorn and sipping on your coke. It’s that uncanny, dreamlike feeling that keeps us glued to the movie screens again and again. And while all the science geeks are fighting over the accuracy of “Interstellar”, we compiled a list of movies that are in our humble opinion might be the best space-themed movies of all times.
There’s a reason why Alien tops this list. It’s a masterpiece! This intergalactic horror movie introduced us to one of the most loved and adored female characters – Lieutenant Ellen Ripley. The terrifying design for the alien belongs to the legendary artist HR Giger whose “Necronom IV” lithography was refined for the whole series. There was no green screen, everything was done by hand. This is what makes it the most gripping sci-fi movies ever made.
I’ve been growing up watching Schwarzenegger’s movies and I’ve always loved this one in particular. Why? Well, there’s Arnie, and the visual effects are absolutely amazing. What makes this movie iconic is its transition from old to new special effects. Let alone the traces of Cronenberg’s work that he left behind after going back to working on The Fly.
This is the action-packed science fiction blockbuster that gave Will Smith his action-hero status. This movie is filled with action, thrill, witty dialogues, and is all in all very funny. This movie is a quintessence of classic alien-invasion movies of the 50s and disaster movie of the 70s. Totally worth watching.
I’m no gamer (and I’ve never played a Doom game), but I really like this movie. As far as I know, the movie is not as bloody and violent as the game, but it still has this video-gamish style. The Rock is amazing as always. The monsters look pretty detailed for a CGI. And there’s even some first person point-of-view shooting.