The cinema of Science fiction is a cinematographic genre that helps us escape from our real world and imagine what it might be like to live in an environment totally different from ours. However, just as it is so loved, it is not so by a part of the audience, since they sometimes prefer more earthly stories.
This genre is based on use science to represent imaginary phenomena such as aliens, distant planets, time travel, or technological elements such as spaceships and robots. According to theorists, it is also about the transcendentalism of magic and religion, in an attempt to reconcile man with the unknown.
Not only did it serve as a way to explore new spaces with situations alien to our reality, it also functioned as a form of social criticism in which fantasy plays a major role in showing us dystopian worlds, as we saw in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ (1966) by François Truffaut y ‘THX 1138’ (1971) by George Lucas. With this brief introduction, we bring you the 7 best sci-fi movies ever, according Spoiler:
‘The Terminator’ (1984)
Director: James Cameron.
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield y Lance Henriksen.
A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop a nearly indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent since the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn child is the key to humanity’s future salvation.
‘Alien: the eighth passenger’ (1979)
Director: Ridley Scott.
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton y John Hurt.
After a space merchant ship receives an unknown transmission such as a distress call, one of the crew members is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that their life cycle has only just begun.
‘Back to the future’ (1985)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover y Thomas F. Wilson.
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean, invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
‘Blade Runner’ (1982)
Director: Ridley Scott.
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos y M. Emmet Walsh.
A Blade Runner must hunt down and take down four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find its creator.
‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (1977)
Director: George Lucas.
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness y David Prowse.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, an arrogant pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, as he attempts to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Director: Fritz Lang.
Actors: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp y Theodor Loos.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the arrival of a savior to mediate their differences.
‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Actors: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter y Leonard Rossider.
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, humanity sets out on a quest to find its origins with the help of the HAL 9000 intelligent supercomputer.