The science fiction world can be a world full of absolute craziness. Nevertheless, that’s what makes this world so entertaining. The fact is you never really know what you are going to get when you enter it, and even after you’ve seen what’s inside, you are left wondering as to what exactly it was that you thought you saw. Nevertheless, if you want a good sci-fi flick these 25 sci-fi movies should definitely be in your movie collection library. Do you agree with these titles? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Probably one of the most intelligent (and possibly controversial) sci-fi movies, Gattaca present it’s audience with a world where your DNA determines your social status yet genetic discrimination is forbidden by law. Praised for being full of “energy and tautness”, Gatacca is a breath of fresh air in the midst of cheesy sci-fi flicks.
Star Trek: First Contact
The 8th installment in the Star Trek genre, Star Trek: First Contact has been praised as being the best Star Trek film (not including the two latest ones) by the likes of critics such as Roger Ebert and James Berardinelli. An extremely successful film, First Contact was the highest-grossing film on its opening weekend, making $30.7 million. It made $92 million in the United States and $54 Million in other territories for a whopping total of $146 million. The film was the best-performing Star Trek film in international markets until 2009’s Star Trek reboot.
Back to the Future
Great Scott this movie is amazing…Back to the Future gave us the time traveling De Lorean DMC-12 and with it, a stubborn desire for our cars to be remotely as cool. Back to the future was able to gross an impressive $383 million world wide. Moreover, it won the Hugo Award for best Dramatic Presentation, The Saturn Award for best science fiction film, an Academy award and Golden Globe nominations. You’ve probably guessed by now but this movie was selected to be included in the National Film Registry.
It’s crazy to think that this film was originally not expected to be a commercial success. But lo and behold it topped the box offices for two weeks upon it’s release. This film was so groundbreaking that the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry because it was (and I quote) “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”
Made in 1927, Metropolis is the bedrock from which all sci-fi movies owe their origins to. Being the first sci-fi movie ever, Metropolis was received with mix responses. Nevertheless, this film holds the high honor of being inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.