Probably one of the best Sci-fi movies directed by Ridley Scott, the film is a magnificent one with a plot set to study the origin of mankind, and to answer the question “Who created us?”.Along with that, it also reminds us of possible threats present in the unexplored frontiers of the cosmos! The movie raises much more question than it answers, but It’s staggering visuals, bewildering horror, and mind-challenging ideas are enough it makes it inevitable to watch over and over again!
Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms’ DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. This sci-fi horror film on genetics, by Vincenzo Natali, is a must watch.
8. San Andreas
If someone loves geology and movies on natural disasters, San Andreas is all they need to watch. Based on the longest fault line in America, this films stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexendra Daddario.
A series of massive earthquakes hits Nevada and California. Caught in the middle is a helicopter rescue pilot, Raymond Gaines (Dwayne). Flying his helicopter he must first rescue his ex-wife, Emma (Carla), and then his daughter, Blake(Alexendra). Meanwhile, a pre-eminent seismologist, Dr Lawrence Hayes (Paul Giamatti), is trying to predict where the next earthquake will hit.
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Gravity is a masterpiece when it comes to direction. This movie encapsulates the outer space environment with perfection and takes us from Earth to outer space. The movie shows the difficulties astronauts face up there and how the conditions get worse if a debris hits them.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
5. The Core
Imagine, if the earth’s core stopped spinning! Well, that’s what happened in the story when a top-secret project “DESTINI”(Deep Earth Seismic Trigger Initiative ) goes wrong. As DESTINI’s first activation unintentionally stopped the Earth’s core rotation, a team must drill it’s way to the center of the earth and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of the Earth’s core. Although the idea may seem like a fantasy, the movie is worth a watch.
4. The Matrix
Released in 1999, The Matrix is one of the greatest, most explosive and riveting action/sci-fi films ever made. The movies depict that everyday reality is a computer-created illusion called “The Matrix” and that future human beings are locked in an epic struggle with intelligent machines. The Matrix shares insights on the “Simulation Hypothesis”, according to which, the concept of the movie could turn out to be real. It grossed over $463.5 million, and was a blockbuster for a reason!
Plenty of films and novels have envisioned what would happen if we gained conscious control over our entire brain, that’s what the movie is all about. It’s a fantasy about unlocking 100 percent of the brain’s potential that expects viewers to be using just 10 percent of their own grey matter. Director Besson didn’t miss a chance to invigorate the movie with mind-bending visual and story-line, concluding with a line suggesting that Lucy has finally found all the answers.
2. The Martian
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
Made by one of the most admired Sci-Fi film director, Christopher Nolan, Interstellar is possibly the best space epic of this century, the movie still remains one of the most cherished space movies we know of. The movie focus on the abstract nature of the universe we live in. With some hypothetical concepts in action, like Tesseract, wormholes and black holes, it still fails to get a weak spot in its scientific accuracy using the notion of time dilation and gravitational slingshot. Although the movie may seem perplexing at first glance, but once you understand the movie, it’s gonna leave your mind in pure delight!