Science Fiction allows us to spend a journey to places we’ve never been and never seen. As this genre relies upon our imagination and our ever-increasing dependence upon technology, it also allows us to explore society’s issues, portraying the dangers humanity could face: nuclear warfare, genetic technology and computers. Most of the stories end with some kind of hope, desiring for a Utopian world.
10. The Thing (1982)
A scientific station in Antarctica is attacked by an alien life-form with the ability that takes the shape of humans. John Carpenter directed this remake of The Thing from Another World (1951) which is one of his influences.
9. E.T The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
An extra-terrestrial is abandoned on Earth and befriends a lonely young boy who helps him return home. It is said childhood friendship can be one of the strongest relationships experienced by humans.
8. Minority Report (2002)
In a future where police prevent murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer finds himself accused of a murder he is about to commit. Will he find out the minority report?
7. Star Trek into Darkness (2013)
When an evil force attacks Starfleet HQ, Captain Kirk must find out who within the Enterprise is manipulating attempting to provoke a war against the Klingon army.
6. Aliens (1986)
When the planet LV-426 is colonized, the Company loses communication with its colony and sends Ripley to the planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. The alien was designed by the late H.R. Giger and inspired by his painting Necronom.
5. Back to the Future (1985)
Marty McFly is accidentally sent to 1955 through a plutonium-powered DeLorean, built by mad scientist Doc Brown, and must unite his parents to come back to 1985.
4. Blade runner (1982)
A retired blade runner, Dechkard, is forced to give chase and terminate four Replicants who stole a ship back to Earth.
3. The Matrix (1999)
Neo, a computer hacker learns the harsh truth about his reality and his role in the war where he confronts the agents who want to destroy mankind. “The Matrix” is created by machines to subdue the population. The movie is inspired by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
A cyborg who tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son ten years ago is sent from the future to protect her son from another cyborg (T-1000) and prevent Judgment Day.
1. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Rebellion launches an attack on the mighty Death Star, where Luke Skywalker confronts the Dark Side and redeems his father. The story was inspired on Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
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