6 best films about space : from Interstellar to Alien

(ORDO NEWS) — If at your leisure you have nothing to do with yourself, but you are madly in love with space, catch a selection of the 6 best films that take place outside the Earth.

In our selection you will see completely different films, but they have one thing in common – they are all about the dream of mastering interstellar space and about the difficulties that may await us on the other side of the earth’s atmosphere.

There are so many great space movies out there that it’s hard to choose from, but that won’t stop us. In our selection there are those from which you cannot tear yourself away and those in which very often you want to close your eyes from fear. Here are the 6 best films about space.

Interstellar (2014)

The explorers arrive on a planet covered in knee-deep water. Distant “mountains” are approaching them: a killer tide kilometers high, enveloping the entire planet. They escape, only to be caught by a distraught astronaut later on in a dense air cloud of exotic ice.

Often goofy, sometimes genuinely prescient, Interstellar is the best 21st-century answer to Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Matthew McConaughey plays Joseph Cooper, a widowed NASA pilot who travels into interstellar space to find an Earth-like “Planet B” that we can relocate to, now that the Earth’s food system is collapsing. Jessica Chastain plays his grown daughter who is haunted by the ghost of her father.

Moon (2009)

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) prepares to leave the moon at the end of his three-year stint as sole manager of a helium-3 mine. But another Sam is trapped in the frame of a crashed lunar ore conveyor.

And while Sam and Sam are trying to explain their meeting and get out of the base, they have to answer one more question: how many more Sams can there be?

Proxima (2019)

This is Alice Vinokur’s third feature film Proxima, filmed at the European Space Agency’s training grounds in Germany and at the facility near Moscow where the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center is located. Despite the fact that he was filmed on Earth, the whole film does not leave the feeling of being in another world.

Cinematographer Georges Lechaptois brilliantly captures these rarely seen spaces in all their strangeness, banality and dilapidation. Watching this, you can’t help but think that being an astronaut should be like being a professional athlete, whose glamorous career takes place, for the most part, in stinking locker rooms.

“Alien” (1979)

Sigourney Weaver plays Ripley, a crew member of a spaceship cargo ship who finds herself helpless when confronted by a predatory alien that has infiltrated the ship. Critics loved Alien: they said it would change the way we think about science fiction.

We have been the apex predator for so long that we have forgotten our special privilege. Alien reminds us of what the natural world really is.

We are in the middle of things, not without resources, but definitely not at the top of the food chain. This reminds us that living things are predatory and there will always be someone who will prey on people.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

When Stanley Kubrick pitched the idea for the film to British writer Arthur Clarke, Clarke responded enthusiastically. “Really Good” sci-fi movie is years late, he wrote.

Covering everything from the dawn of man, the space race, artificial intelligence, space exploration and interdimensional travel, this film focuses on the duel between David Bowman (Ceir Dullea) and the inadvertently designed to kill computer HAL, which guides his ship to Jupiter.

We tend to assume that it was Clarke’s work that gave the film its stunning effect, and Kubrick caused the anxiety.

Not so: his 1960 story, The Spaceship Call, shows that Clark had long been aware of the problems facing “a small, self-contained community floating in a vacuum millions of miles from other worlds, living in a bubble of plastic and metal.”

Martian (2015)

Based on a single but stunning inaccuracy (a Martian storm could never destroy a spacecraft), The Martian is a cleverly concocted story about how an astronaut (Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon), left to die on the surface of Mars, can live four years on a diet of potatoes grown on recycled feces.

Based on Andy Weir’s book, which itself began with a series of blog posts, Scott’s film shows just how well a person is really capable of surviving extreme conditions. It is noteworthy that from a scientific point of view, all the events of the film are quite plausible.

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