The Best Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
The Best Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind: Movies in general are very interesting and engaging but nothing comes close to a sci-fi film. A Science Fiction Movie transports us to an unknown world, full of surprises. The thrill of a sci fi film can’t be matched by any other genre film. If you think you are missing some action and serious sci-fi content in your life, then don’t worry because we’ll fill your arsenal with 16 Sci Fi movies that will blow your mind.
The Best Science Fiction Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
- Star Wars (1977)
- Back to the future (1985)
- Metropolis (1927)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- The Terminator (1984)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- Planet Of Apes (1968)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Inception (2010)
- Gravity (2013)
- ET: Extra Terrestrial (1982)
- Blade Runner (1982)
- The Time Machine (1960)
- Avatar (2009)
- Interstellar (2014)
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars is a cult classic in the sci fi genre. The movie is regarded as one of the best sci fi films of all time and the stepping stone for the modern big budget Science Frictions. The 1997 movie was written and directed by George Lucas. It had a star cast of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. This epic is still one of the most talked about and popular movies out there. The cult classic has received tons of awards including 6 Oscars.
Back to the future (1985)
Back to the future is a 3 part movie series whose 1st part was released in 1985. The story was written by Zemeckis and Bob Gal. It was one of those movies that set a milestone for any upcoming movies based on time travel. Since than many movie took reference from “Back to the future”. Even in Avenger Endgame, the movie was used as a reference before heroes went for time travel to defeat Thanos. The story revolves around two primary characters Emmett Brown commonly known as Doc and Marty McFly. Doc invented a time travelling machine using his car “DeLorean”. Marty McFly accidently went back in time (1955) and got stuck. Will Marty McFly be able to comeback to his time (1985) with the help of 30 years younger Doc of 1955.
This 1927 movie was directed by Fritz Lang and was also written by Lang in association with screenplay writer Thea von Harbour. The movie showcases a futuristic city which is divided between the working class and the city planners. Metropolis was way ahead of its time and depicted something that was never seen on the big screen. The movie was one of the first of its kind. Metropolis had a star cast of Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and Gustav Frohlich.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Next on the list is the 1968 Stanley Kubrick directed ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. The movie is about a mysterious aircraft which is buried beneath the lunar surface. After the aircraft’s discovery another spacecraft is sent to Jupiter (which is handled by 2 men and a supercomputer) to find the origin of the mysterious aircraft. 2001: A Space Odyssey is written by Stanley Kubrick in association with writer Arthur C. Clarke. The movie has actors like Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester in the leading roles. 2001: A Space Odyssey also has an oscar to its name.
The Terminator (1984)
Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is one the biggest and most popular characters of the Sci Fi world. Arnold made this character iconic and had monstrous success. This 1984 movie was directed by the legendary director James Cameron. The movie showcases a human soldier who is sent from the future to stop a dangerous and brutal cyborg.
The Matrix (1999)
Another iconic movie starring an iconic action star. This movie was way ahead of its time and almost changed everything about action & Sci Fi. The actor Keanu Reeves turned into an action icon from this movie. Matrix was acclaimed for its high tech stylized action set pieces and graphics. The movie became a new benchmark for action & Science Fiction Movies. This Sci Fi Action Film was written and directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Next movie on the list is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Another cult classic but this time from the mid 2000’s. And it’s not the typical action thriller kind of a movie. Which is generally associated with a Science Fiction Film. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic drama with Sci Fi elements. The cult classic is directed by Michel Gondry. It has the pair of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in the leading roles. This film showcases us a rough patch in the couple’s life which forces them to take a decision of erasing each other’s memory from their minds (with the help of a medical procedure). A highly recommended must watch movie in the non action genre.
Planet Of Apes (1968)
Now let’s move towards adventure and fantasy. What if apes behaved like you? Or what if apes start dominating the human race? Answers to all these questions can be found by watching the 1968 adventure Science Friction ‘Planet of the Apes’. The movie transports us to a world where intelligent talking apes control the world and are even the masters of the humans. Planet of the Apes is directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. This movie has Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter in the main leads.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Enough of monkeys and apes. Now let’s get into Spielberg’s dinosaur world. The creator is known for his mega sets and massive movies. Jurassic Park is no different. Spielberg knows how to entertain and engage the audiences on the big screen. And dinosaurs are one of the biggest fascination for humans. Anything revolving around dinosaurs has to be a massive hit. This movie has actors like Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum in the main leads. Jurassic Park is a great action adventure sci fi film and is definitely worth your time. The 1993 movie has won 3 Oscars.
Inception is a 2010 Science Fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan. Nolan is considered to be one of the modern day greats. The creator is known for his mind blowing stories and screenplay. Nolan is a Sci Fi Film genius who brings a story where you dream in your dreams. Inception is a movie that can blow your mind with its storyline and visuals. The duo of Leo and Nolan makes this film a must watch for people who wish to watch something that can confuse, amaze and surprise them. It’s not a one time watch & forget kind of a movie because you need to revisit it at least once to unfold the hidden meanings & layers of the movie.
If space excites you, this 2013 movie is for you. ‘Gravity’ is a great Sci Fi thriller set in outer space where two astronauts struggle to survive after an accident. The movie is directed by Alfonson Cuaron. It’s also written by Alfonson Cuaron in association with Jonas Cuaron. The Space Sci Fi thriller has actors like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
ET: Extra Terrestrial (1982)
ET: Extra Terrestrial is another Spielberg special. The movie has a storyline where a child helps an alien in escaping Earth. The friendly alien wants to return to its home planet. This forms the crux of the adventure family sci fi film. ET was well received by both critics and audiences. The movie also received 4 Oscars.
Blade Runner (1982)
The 80’s was a good time for the Sci Fi genre. However, 1982 saw the arrival of a few great iconic sci fi films. The 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ was one of them. The action drama took us to a world where a blade runner must terminate 4 replicants who had stolen a spaceship from space. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer.
The Time Machine (1960)
This adventure romance Sci Fi movie was directed by George Pal. It showcases a man’s vision getting disillusioned after travelling into the future. The movie is based on H.G. Wells’ novel and screenplay was written by David Duncan. It had the star cast of Rod Taylor, Alan Young and Yvette Mimieux in the main leads. The movie also has an Oscar to its name.
Next on our list is the epic Sci Fi Adventure film Avatar. The movie was written and directed by legendary filmmaker James Cameron. This 2010 movie was way way ahead of its time where the creator and his team showed sheer dedication in the making of the mega project. The movie was known for its special effects, high tech tools & techniques and for stunning visuals. The film was a treat for the audiences and was termed as an All Time Blockbuster.
Our 16th pick is another Nolan movie and perhaps one of the latest movies listed in our list of ‘Best Science Fiction Movies that will blow your mind’. The story is about a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole with an aim of ensuring humanity’s survival. This movie is known for its stunning visuals, research and storytelling. It has Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in the leading roles. The movie is a must watch for Space Sci Fi lovers.