21 Jan 10 must-see space movies for anyone serious about space
We are still in the early days of space exploration, but to help you be patient while waiting for the day when humanity finally leaves the Milky Way to conquer new galaxies, here are the 10 best films. of space.
Three good years before Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, Star Trek already made our dream of a future where humans would take their place in the cosmos by setting out to discover new planets, and the reboot of the franchise by JJ Abrams in 2009 managed to modernize the cult series brilliantly.
The Space Patrollers
As far back as history can remember, humanity has always been at war, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon if we trust the Space Patrollers, the Paul Verhoeven classic where, instead of fighting between them, the Terrans of 2197 are engaged in an intergalactic conflict against a race of extraterrestrial insects.
The Galactic Guide
It is the slightly frostier side of space exploration that is featured in this adaptation of the famous novel by Douglas Adams, as, following the destruction of planet Earth, poor Arthur Dent will travel to the far reaches of the cosmos, dressed in a simple dressing gown and pajamas!
When humanity begins to settle on other planets, colonization will inevitably look like the Far West. And thanks to its perfect blend of western and sci-fi, Serenity easily stands out from other films in the genre.
Guardians of the Galaxy
If some science fiction feature films take themselves a little too seriously. It is quite the opposite with Guardians of the Galaxy. A delirious space epic by James Gunn whose decidedly fun and good-natured tone does not is reminiscent of the very first installment of Star Wars.
You have to be a bit of a daredevil to lock yourself in a spaceship, separated from the outer void by a thin metal partition of a few millimeters, as a group of cosmonauts will learn at their expense who will have to find a way to return to Earth. after their shuttle was sprayed with debris.
Alien, the eighth passenger
In addition to portraying a future where space is dominated by corporations much less sympathetic than Space X. Alien has also proven that horror and science fiction can go hand in hand. By bringing on board the Nostromo an alien creature. which will end up threatening all members of the crew.
In this masterful feature film, Christopher Nolan (to whom we owe the Black Knight trilogy ) portrays a dying Earth where nothing grows and the desperate attempt of a handful of astronauts who will cross a black hole and dive into the unknown to find a new planet that can accommodate humanity.
Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
A true cultural phenomenon, this space opera by George Lucas paved the way, by showing brilliantly to Hollywood studios that science fiction could be addressed to a large audience (and be profitable), and without the immense success of the first Star Wars, the cinematic landscape would be very different nowadays.
2001, A Space Odyssey
In 1968, Stanley Kubrick delivered a visionary masterpiece, which predicted among other things the International Space Station, and with its images as grandiose and majestic today as when it was released, it is difficult to find a more beautiful homage to the conquest of the stars as his 2001, A Space Odyssey.