Science fiction immerses us in the world of future technologies and scientific advances. Space travel, time travel, extraterrestrial life, modern weapons, biological improvements in humans and animals – many films have already been made about all this. The genre often explores the impact of science on society, often with a cautionary message. We’ve put together the top 20 best sci fi movies for you to enjoy incredible technology, perhaps already in the not-too-distant future.
The action takes place in the distant future, humanity has polluted their planet so much that they had to leave it. Robot Wall · and – the garbage collector – every day conscientiously does his job and tries to clean the Earth. However, Wall · and it remains not long to work for the good of the planet because adventure and love are always somewhere near.
19. Children of Men
The year is 2027. Over the past eighteen years, not a single child has been born on the entire planet. Humanity is on the verge of extinction. The world is plunged into utter chaos, wars are raging everywhere. England remains the only place where relative order is maintained. Of course, everyone is eager to go there, but the country’s government has introduced a state of siege and is fighting illegal immigrants with arms in hand. An employee of the London ministry, Theodore Faron, is kidnapped in broad daylight by the Pisces terrorist group, which, as it turned out, is led by his ex-wife Julian. She asks Theo to get her travel documents for a girl. He agrees only for the sake of money but soon learns of a much more compelling reason to risk his life: a black fugitive Ki is about to have a baby.
18. The Fountain
2006 Canada, USA
The film is set in three eras: in the 16th century, today, and in the 21st century. The main events, however, relate specifically to our days and tell about the attempts of the scientist Tommy Creo to save his terminally ill wife Izzy. She is writing a book about the conquistador Thomas, who is sent to America on behalf of the Queen of Spain. He has to find the mystical fountain of eternal youth in order to save the country and the queen. And in the future, the bald astronaut Tom goes on a space journey in the company of an ancient tree.
17. Starship Troopers
On Mars colonized by people, life flows peacefully and calmly. In the rest of the Federation, the Martians are considered narrow-minded, and Paratrooper John Rico is already beginning to doubt the abilities of his squad – over and over again the team fails on a simulator mission to destroy a colony of beetles. And when suddenly Mars is attacked by hordes of already real giant insects, a detachment of newcomers will have to prove that the Martians are capable of defending their home planet.
2009 UK, USA
After spending nearly three years alone on the moon, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is counting the days remaining before returning to Earth. His wife and little daughter remained at home, with whom he occasionally communicates via satellite. Bell is trying to take the time, which drags on here unusually slowly – watering plants, carving wood and talking to his only “friend”, a speaking airborne robot named Gertie. It was not long to wait for the return to Earth, but the many years of solitude still affected the hero’s mind – Sam begins to have strange hallucinations…
15. Star trek
2009 USA, Germany
Somewhere in the depths of the universe is the incredible, beautiful Star Trek galaxy. Its inhabitants have only one problem: peace and tranquility they only dream about. Now the galaxy faces a new danger: from the future, Nero arrives from the planet Romulus. He intends to stage a coup and destroy the Federation. The usurper is confident that the task is easily achievable: the Federation is torn apart by contradictions from within. However, this time, sworn enemies and rivals Spock and Kirk are ready to sacrifice their own interests and unite to save their world. Ahead of the heroes – long intergalactic journeys, fierce battles and battles and, of course, the most incredible adventures.
1987 USA, Mexico
A group of commandos led by Majors George Dillon and Alan “Dutchman” Schaeffer are sent on a secret military mission into the jungles of Central America. The mission is going well, but it turns out that the detachment was sent not to rescue the hostages, but to destroy the military base and seize documents.
On the way back, the commandos begin to die one after another, and it turns out that they are being hunted by a highly developed extraterrestrial being who considers them as hunting trophies.
13. The Thing
The calm work of the American Antarctic expedition is interrupted by the appearance of a helicopter, the passengers of which are trying to shoot a dog running on the ice. The dog escapes at the station, the helicopter crashes, all its passengers are dead, it was possible, however, to find out that the dead were Norwegians from another scientific base. Pretty soon it becomes clear that the dog is not a dog at all, but a bloodthirsty alien capable of taking any form. Including a person
12. A Clockwork Orange
1971 UK, USA
The film made an exhaustive analysis of the causes of crime among young people, intolerance of the new generation to the usual moral values and life foundations of modern society.
The ruthless leader of a gang of teenagers who commit murders and rapes goes to prison and undergoes special treatment to suppress the subconscious desire for violence. But life outside the gates of the prison is such that the measures taken to “correct the cruelty of character” can not change anything.
11. 2001 A Space Odyssey
1968 US, USA
The screen version of the novel of the same name by Arthur Clarke is about an expedition that goes to previously unexplored corners of the universe. Along the way, the astronauts are faced with an unexpected threat from their own on-board computer, which destroys all but one of the crew members. The last surviving hero reaches the goal of the flight and finds himself in a magical space, which reveals to him the secrets of the universe, time and civilization. But life itself becomes the payment for this knowledge. Stanley Kubrick revolutionized storytelling, visuals and sound effects, brought space cinema to the mainstream and taught him how to talk about the most serious things.
Gattaka is a perfect world where every child is genetically programmed and born in a laboratory, only those who are born in love become unhappy. This is exactly what Vincent became. He is emotional, easily influenced, and most importantly, he believes in dreams. To survive, Vincent buys another person’s identity and becomes a member of the Corporation of the Future. However, a murder soon occurs, in which Vincent is suspected. How to prove your innocence and not reveal your secret?
9. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
One of the best contemporary music video makers Gondry (Call of Nature) adapted another fantasy of fashionable Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Man, Being John Malkovich). All the action takes place in the head of Jim Carrey, who is trying to forget his beloved (Winslet), then, on the contrary, desperately clinging to memories. Despite the fantastic surroundings, it is a very sad movie.
Officer Ripley is the only member of the Nostromo crew who survived after meeting aggressive “alien” aliens, and spent 57 years in a state of sleep on a spaceship. Finally, the rescue service picked her up. Ripley learns that during this time people have colonized the planet, from where the “alien” appeared. She is sure that the monsters bred there and destroyed the colonists. A brave woman gathers a combat squad and returns to the planet of monsters to destroy them.
1979 UK, USA
Outer space, the Zeta Grid star system. The automation of the Nostromo tug detects an unidentified signal and brings the ship’s command out of suspended animation. The seven crew members have no idea what the sortie to the planet LV-426 will turn out to be for them, but they have no right not to react to the signal. What the astronauts mistook for asking for help turned out to be a warning. Someone before them had already fallen into a trap set by creepy extraterrestrial creatures and, apparently, did not come out of it alive. Another form of life, possessing an amazing ability to regenerate, insatiable hunger and a terrifying, changing appearance, finally waited for a new victim.
6. The Fifth Element
1997 France, UK
XXIII century. The day of a simple taxi driver Korben Dallas did not come from the very morning, so there is also a red-haired girl who is hiding from the chase who is dumping on his car. Dallas helps the stranger to escape from the pursuers, but the hunt opens up for him.
In addition to all this, it turns out that the girl, whose name is Leela, is not just a girl, but the mysterious Fifth Element, the only one who can save the Earth from colliding with a huge flaming ball approaching the planet from space.
2010 USA, UK
Sci-fi blockbuster in which Leonardo DiCaprio steals the secrets of large corporations from the subconscious of their owners. Your mind is a crime scene. A professional thief Cobb can secretly penetrate the subconscious of any person and extract the most valuable information. But the new customer set him a more difficult task – not to steal, but to introduce the idea into someone else’s head. Going on business, Cobb did not suspect that he would face an enemy who is also well-versed in the palaces of the mind.
4. Donnie Darko
By the time he is 16, high school student Donnie already knows what death is. After an accident that almost cost him his life, Donnie discovers the ability to change time and fate. The changes that happened to him frighten everyone around him – parents, sisters, teachers, friends, girlfriend. Having learned to travel to other universes, Donnie is trying to adapt to the fact that now any, even the most insignificant of his actions cause shocks of cosmic proportions.
2013 South Korea, Czech Republik, USA
Sci-fi epic based on a comic strip by Jacques Loba and Jean-Marc Rochette with a whole scattering of Hollywood and Korean stars, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. A global catastrophe destroyed most of the life forms on the planet. The survivors are on board the train, which rushes around the world using a perpetual motion machine. The film of the Cannes Film Festival triumphant Pona Jun Ho (“Parasites”) was released back in 2013 – and finally reached Russia. Well, better late than never.
2. The Matrix
An incredible sci-fi action movie in which the super cinematographic Wachowski family finally told us how we really live. So, if you are able to choose the red pill, you can find out if you watch the “Matrix” online. This picture is not as simple as it seems. There are eternal biblical allusions, the ideas of William Gibson and Arthur Clarke, and the Indian epic, coolly mixed with Japanese manga comics and John Woo’s action films. Of course, the mixture turned out to be explosive and interesting. The first part of the famous trilogy influenced all modern cinema, literature and video games. And on the worldview of people too.
1. Back to the future
The fantastic comedy, which became almost the main film about time travel, was not originally supposed to be sequels, but the adventures of the teenager Marty McFly and the eccentric inventor Dr. Emmett Brown turned out to be so successful that sequels were indispensable. Stupid McFly (Michael J. Fox), who is constantly bullied by local punks, has a friendship with an unrecognized genius (Christopher Lloyd), who tunes a car in his garage. But the scientist plans to drive the pumped-over “DeLorean” not by roads, but by time. Friends will travel from the 80s to the 50s, where they will try to instill confidence in McFly Sr., who is shy to invite future mother Marty to dance, to whom a much more confident boyfriend is glued. Trying not to attract attention, so as not to inadvertently change the course of history, the heroes are in a hurry to turn everything in the best way and not miss the moment when they need to go back.