It’s impossible to say when, exactly, mankind first dreamed of traveling into outer space, but ever since we got the idea in our heads we never let it go. People have been telling stories about alien worlds for longer than anyone has been alive, and we’ve been making movies about flying to the moon since practically the dawn of cinema.
Today we prepared a list of our favorite movies related to space, cosmic adventures, and, of course, love. Don’t forget to visit prabook.com and find some interesting facts from the lives of the main actors. We are waiting for you.
You won’t find a space epic that’s more fun to geek out at than The Martian. Waking up stranded from everyone you know and forced to plant potatoes in your own feces to survive would be a bad day on Earth, let alone Mars. But that’s what happens to NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon).
After only 18 sols (a sol is a day in Martian-speak), this NASA botanist has been left for dead on the Red Planet. His crew, including Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Aksel Hennie, and Sebastian Stan, all under the command of a no-bull Jessica Chastain, believe he died in a freak dust storm, his spacesuit and torso punctured by a flying antenna. So they abort the mission and head back to Earth, where Watney is mourned as a martyr.
Recognized for its gripping storytelling and a dedication to getting its scientific details (mostly) right, The Martian was nominated for seven Oscars and listed among the American Film Institute’s top 10 movies of 2015.
This mind-bending, dystopian thriller from Christopher Nolan stars Matthew McConaughey as a pilot tasked with finding a new home for the human species. He lives in a ramshackle house, complaining to his father (John Lithgow) about humanity’s diminished horizons and doting on his daughter Murph, played by Mackenzie Foy with a believably teenage mix of mischief and exasperation.
McConaughey’s character sets off into the unknown leaving his family on a dust-filled Earth that’s rapidly becoming unable to support life. But only a few planets within the range have the capacity to sustain life, and it’s up scientists and astronauts played by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, David Oyelowo and Wes Bentley to travel to the stars and back in time to save the species, while Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine struggle to solve the mathematical problems of our survival back on Earth.
The movie stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as Jim Preston and Aurora Lane, two voyagers on the interstellar cruise ship Avalon. The spacecraft, which is headed for a prefab interplanetary colony called Homestead II is carrying 255 crew members and 5,000 volunteer passengers, all of whom are in a state of suspended animation and set to stay that way for 120 years. That’s how long the voyage will take.
But when something goes wrong, our main characters are awakened. What would anyone do in their shoes? At first, they act like kids in a candy store, but when the reality hits them, they have to unite to prevent the catastrophe.
The story takes place in the near future and follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an experienced astronaut known for his ability to remain calm in perilous situations. Liv Tyler also appears briefly as Roy’s estranged spouse in a near-silent role.
After a series of power surges threaten Earth’s safety, McBride must journey into space to contact the likely source: his long-lost father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), a legendary astronaut commander who left on a deep-space mission 30 years ago and never returned. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a magnificent science-fiction film, all the more intriguing because it raises questions about the origin of human life and doesn’t have the answers. Prometheus follows archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) in the year 2089.
After finding ancient maps that appear to hint as various locations out in the cosmos, Shaw and her partner, Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), are compelled to find out where they lead. They convince Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), an extremely wealthy tech and science entrepreneur, to finance the trip and provide the use of his spacecraft to make sure the mission goes smoothly.
Of course, things don’t exactly go well for Shaw or the Prometheus team. During their journey, the main characters are joined by android David (Michael Fassbender), Captain Janek (Idris Elba), and mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron).
Hope you all stay safe during this hard times and spend social-distancing weekend watching our movies! Se ya soon.