Space has always attracted people – and after the rapid development of the industry in the twentieth century, filmmakers literally flooded the screens with films on the relevant subject. Our new encyclopedic review catalogues and organizes the best pictures about space, the conquest of space and the collision with alien intelligence, aliens. Here there was a place for both fantastic films and stories based on real events. The editorial team has selected fifty really important, meaningful and impressive pieces for you – so a list of the best films about space will be a great help in choosing what to watch (or revisit) tonight.
1. Interstellar (2014)
Perfectly built and absolutely scientific (it’s even strange to mention who was among the tape’s consultants) Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, nevertheless, above all, is a love story between a father and a daughter. Feelings that are not subject to either space or time. Well, everything else is also in abundance here – from games with time (the director’s favourite skate) and ending with the indescribable beauties of other worlds.
2. The Martian (2015)
A pretentious film adaptation of a pretentious novel – Ridley Scott, like no one else, knows how to build the atmosphere of another planet, wind up the suspense and season all this luxury with wonderful music. In the story of the will and survival of the biologist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) “lost” on Mars, you will simply live with the hero.
3. Star Trek (2009)
The revival of an old franchise on a whole new level. The 2009 Star Trek seems like a breath of fresh air – a spiritualized saga about conquerors of space, the embodiment of our childhood dreams and an energetic for accomplishment. Strongest performance by JJ Abrams.
4. Salyut-7 (2017)
The Orbital Repair Story is based on true events, painted like sheet music and flaunting great special effects. The credibility does not cause any reason for criticism (the tape’s consultants were the real masters of the space industry), and in terms of the frenzy of the production, the picture easily surpasses many Hollywood blockbusters.
5. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Gorgeous fantasy, even strange that it was so ahead of its time. “It Came From Space” flaunts all the trappings of a modern film and whips up such horror that it takes you to shock! So, the fall of a strange luminous object led to inexplicable events in the vicinity of a small town …
6. Sunshine (2007)
On the visual side, Danny Boyle knows how to set “salt and pepper”, so, despite the weak scenario (the story of the re-ignition of the Sun after a global cataclysm turns into some kind of farce by the end), “Inferno” is amazing in a good way. The surreal beauty of space, frozen shots that ask for “framed, but on the wall” – for this the director can be forgiven a lot.
7. Space Cowboys (2000)
Clint Eastwood does not do nonsense, and if the maestro also stars in the lead role, it can turn out quite well. So in “Space Cowboys” other roles (Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland) look great, and the novel about the forced flight of very elderly astronauts into space looks perfectly balanced (Eastwood refused to shoot the picture for a long time because of the implausibility of the script, but he sharply changed his mind after the flight into space of John Glenn, who at that time was 77 years old), and the spirituality of the picture can be the envy of many modern works.
8. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
A fascinating and really high-quality movie based on one of the most famous conspiracy theories – about the Earth’s double hiding behind the Sun. In its years, the tape was somewhat lost against the background of other blockbusters, and from the standpoint of today, it looks very fresh and original.
9. The Man on the Moon / First Man (2018)
Damien Chazelle is a real shaman, and Ryan Gosling is the best candidate for the role of Neil Armstrong. Well, two talents have created a real miracle: the story of the landing of the first man on the moon here seems like a deeply personal story, and perfectly reveals the hero’s world, and allows you to feel all the loneliness of space, and makes you squeeze into a chair at the tensest moments.
10. Gravity (2013)
The most impressive transfer of sensations of weightlessness, and the loneliness of space is, of course, “Gravity” by Alfonso Cuaron. The picture is absolutely splendid in every sense – from describing the chronology of survival in a hopeless situation in outer space to curtsies in the direction of understanding what faith and will are.