The science-fiction genre is one that continues to inspire filmmakers and moviegoers alike. Science-fiction movies are filled with action, adventure, and a lot of explosions. Some of these films also include deep philosophical questions about humanity’s place in the universe while others simply make you want to watch again and again. Here are some of the best Hollywood science- fiction films ever created:
Planet of the Apes
The movie is about a astronaut who travels to a distant planet and becomes a prisoner of a race of talking apes. The movie was directed by francis ford coppola and was released in 1968. It won 3 academy awards including best supporting actor (robert duvall) and best original score.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name written by piers anthony
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction film written and directed by the Wachowskis. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually fabricated by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.
The Matrix Revolutions (also known as The Matrix 3) is a 2003 American science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. It was released simultaneously with its predecessor, The Matrix Reloaded on May 15 in 2D & IMAX 3D. The plot of the film continues from where The Matrix Reloaded leaves off; Neo (Keanu Reeves) must destroy Zion in order to save mankind after being poisoned with an airborne virus which causes humans’ minds to be controlled by machines.
Terminator: This is a movie about a cyborg sent back in time to kill the future leader of the human resistance. The movie takes place in the future and it’s based on a novel written by James Cameron. He also directed this movie, which came out in 1984 and has since become one of his most popular works.
Titanic: This film tells the true story of two people who were lovers who died while trying to get away from their pasts so they could start new lives together, making it one of Hollywood’s best romantic comedies ever made!
Directed by Ridley Scott, this science-fiction film is about a spaceship crew who encounters an alien life form that starts killing them. It won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.
Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian post-apocalyptic action film. It was directed by George Miller, written by Miller & James McCausland, and produced by Byron Kennedy and Terry Hayes. The film also stars Tom Burlinson as ‘Max Rockatansky’ and Bruce Spence as ‘Pappagallo’.
The plot revolves around a reluctant hero named Max Rockatansky who joins forces with other survivors of societal collapse to protect themselves from wandering bands of marauders that prey on them. The screenplay was based on the concept proposed by Miller to make a film about a road warrior who had nothing but his car, his clothes and his gun for protection.
Blade Runner is the story of a future where humans are genetically engineered to be superior. The movie follows Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down androids (robots) and works for the police. He’s also a replicant himself—a combination of human and android DNA. A new version of this film will be released in 2022, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Star Wars is a 1977 film written and directed by George Lucas. It was produced by Gary Kurtz and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story was based on an idea by George Lucas, who also served as executive producer.
The film begins with Princess Leia Organa, a member of the Galactic Senate and leader of the Rebel Alliance, who receives word from the planet Yavin 4 that Grand Moff Tarkin has arrived with his Death Star to destroy their base. Hoping to save her friends from certain death, Leia sends C-3PO and R2-D2 (her assistant and protocol droid) to find Obi-Wan Kenobi who is looking for a Jedi Master named “Obi-Wan”. As it turns out, Obi-Wan has been living in seclusion since shortly after being defeated by Darth Vader during a lightsaber duel decades earlier. Shortly after leaving Tatooine, they meet Luke Skywalker while repairing his T-16 skyhopper near Mos Eisley Spaceport after he accidentally flew into Jabba’s sail barge which results in him getting shot down over Tatooine during a space battle between Rebels & Imperials
You might be familiar with the 1994 film, Stargate. It’s one of those movies that has been adapted into a TV series and made into several video games, but to this day it remains one of the best science-fiction films ever made. The movie starred Kurt Russell and James Spader as two soldiers who accidentally find themselves on an alien world after using an Egyptian artifact called a stargate to travel through time and space.
The director for Stargate was Roland Emmerich who also directed Independence Day, Godzilla (1998), 2012 (2009) and White House Down (2013).
The Fifth Element
- The Fifth Element
- Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman and Ian Holm
- Directed by Luc Besson (director of Leon: The Professional) and released in 1997.
- Sci-fi action movie rated PG-13 for some brief nudity and violence.
- Story is set in the year 2263. In this future world there are four major factions: clergymen who worship a deity called “The Great Evil”; scientists who study ancient artifacts from across space and time; the military who protect civilians against aliens trying to destroy Earth; and Zorg, a businessman who wants to gain control over all of them. The Fifth Element tells how Zorg tries to acquire four stones that can destroy humanity by using a fifth element called “the Supreme Being”.
Back To The Future
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science- fiction comedy film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Christopher Lloyd as Doctor Emmett “Doc” Brown and Lea Thompson as Lorraine Baines McFly. With its cultural impact considered at the time of its release, it is regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, earning $381 million at the box office.
In 2015: Biff Tannen steals an almanac from his former high school teacher, who then travels back in time to 1955 along with Marty McFly’s help to give it back before altering history so that he can become rich through gambling on sports events – something that could have caused disastrous consequences for those who exist in both worlds such as Marty himself or his family members (because they would never have been born).
This is a good list of Hollywood science-fiction movies.
- Star Wars (2019)
- Avatar 2 (2020)
- Avengers: Endgame (2021)
- Transformers 6 (2022)
- The Matrix 7 (2023)
If you’re looking for a good science- fiction movie to watch, try one of these.