10 Movies That Fans of Space Movies Must Watch

Emre Ülkem

Emre Ülkem

Boğaziçi Uni.

When we think of space movies, we immediately think of that incredible concept we are in: space. Space is a concept that has always been a subject of curiosity from the past to the present, that feeds our imagination, and that we have a lot of information about today. Although it is an area where we have made significant progress, there are still so many things that we do not know about and that are question marks. There are so many points that we cannot reach.
Novels, stories, fairy tales were written on such a magical subject; great movies and documentaries were made. In this article, I wanted to share with you the 10 best movies about space. Here are those space movies:

1) Sunshine – Sunshine (2007)

IMDb: 7.3

The year is 2057. The sun dies and accordingly the Earth disappears. A group of astronauts are sent on a mission to bring the Sun back to life, but fail. Seven years later, another team is dispatched with the same mission. This is the last hope for Earth. The spaceship named Icarus II set out with Captain Kaneda at the head of the team and aimed to ensure the re-movement of the Sun with the nuclear warhead they were carrying. While everyone is holding their breath, waiting for this team, the connection is suddenly cut off. The team is now alone with Güneş. Director Danny Boyle, who is famous for Trainspotting, drags him to a new excitement and tension-filled moments with this science fiction.

2) Apollo 13 (1995)

IMDb: 7.6

The Apollo 13 crew is preparing to go to the moon. The team, consisting of the most famous astronauts of the time, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert, have spent their entire lives preparing for this exciting mission. Everything seems to be going well now. Until one of the oxygen tanks explodes before we even reach the moon and the test with death begins. Now, not only does Apollo 13 go to the moon, but even his return to earth depends on miracles. Now there are only three astronauts and NASA will do whatever it takes to save them. The Apollo 13 project, which is known as one of the biggest crises in American history, was made into a movie based on facts.

3) Gravity – Gravity (2013)

IMDb: 7.7

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer and embarks on his first space voyage aboard the shuttle, led by talented and experienced astronaut Matt Kowalsky, who embarks on his last mission before retirement. While everything seems to be fine, disaster strikes during a routine expedition. The shuttle is shattered by an object hitting it. Two scientists are left alone in the vacuum of space. Their communication with the earth is completely cut off and they are alone with eternal darkness. Now fear is replaced by panic, and their limited oxygen is running out.

4) Moon – Moon (2009)

IMDb: 7.9

Astronaut Sam Bell has signed a three-year contract with Lunar Industries. The contract includes sending it to a dark corner of the Moon to discover Helium-3, one of the important energy sources that feeds our planet. Solitude will be her destiny in this arduous task. An unfortunate accident happens to him during his duty. Hard times are waiting for Sam, who lost all communication with the loss of the satellite connection. Fortunately, he is nearing the end of his ordeal on the Moon, and he is close to returning home to longing for his wife and daughter. Eventually, Sarang will leave his base and be able to talk to people other than Gerty, who is a robot. Of course, misfortunes follow Sam because this time he lost his health.

5) The Martian – The Martian (2015)

IMDb: 8.0

On a mission where astronauts are sent to the planet Mars, the astronaut named Mark Watney is thought dead after a severe storm and abandoned by his team. But Watney is alive and finds himself alone on Mars. He tries to send a signal to the world that he is alive, using his limited resources, intelligence and endurance. Millions of miles away, as NASA and international scientists work relentlessly to get this ‘Martian’ home, his teammates are on the brink of a dangerous decision.

6) Solaris (1971)

IMDb: 8.1
Solaris, directed by Andrey Tarkovsky in 1971 and released in 1972, is a film based on the novel of the same name by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem. Solaris, in general, is about what happened in the space station orbiting a planet called Solaris, the mental states of the people living in this station, and the philosophical questions that these mental states make those characters think (ask). As in his other two films (Ivanovo detstvo, 1962 and Andrey Rublev, 1966) that Tarkovsky shot before this film, with his still scenes and his camera, which resembles a human eye rather than a machine, by keeping his shootings slow and detailed, he wanted to make the audience think about the philosophical questions he wanted to make the audience feel. It moves to make you feel.

7) A Trip to the Moon (1902)

IMDb: 8.2

A group of astronauts embark on a journey to the Moon with the instructions and knowledge of their leader, the professor. They are captured by the men who live there. The film is about their adventures to escape from there and return to the world. prof. The team, led by Barbenfouillis, are launched with a giant bomber. When they arrive on the Moon, their captors are taken to the palace of the Moon king. This famous short film by George Méliès is recognized as the first science fiction film in the history of cinema.

8) 2001: A Space Odyssey – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

IMDb: 8.3

Science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1968. The screenplay for the film, inspired by a short story by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, was penned by Kubrick and Clarke. The film deals with the thematic elements of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and is renowned for its scientific reality, leading visual effects, provocative ambiguity, and, according to some commentators, surrealistic depiction, silence instead of traditional narrative techniques, and minimal conversations.

9) Alien – Alien (1979)

IMDb: 8.5

Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is one of the most important sci-fi and horror movies of all time. The design of Xenomorphs, which appear as alien creatures in Alien, which remains popular even after 35 years, belongs to HR Giger. In the movie, which starts with the waking sequence of a team of 7 people working on a spaceship of a private company, we also have the opportunity to get to know the spaceship designed in detail.

10) Interstellar – Interstellar (2014)

IMDb: 8.6

Cooper, who has high technical knowledge and skill, makes a living by farming large corn fields; His aim is to provide a safe life for his two children. Grandpa Donald, who lives with them, takes care of the children, while his 10-year-old daughter, Murph, has a surprising intelligence. Missing the scientist career he left in the past, Cooper encounters an unexpected offer one day and he has to make a difficult decision for the safety of his family, and moreover, for the safety of humanity.

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