Science Fiction movies explore ideas beyond our world.  From movies that are completely based on fiction, to ones that could totally happen, Sci-Fi movies will never die out.  Here are some important ones to check out…

  1. The Martian

the martian

Matt Damon stars in what is arguably one of the greatest movies about space ever.  Damon plays Mark Watney, a botonist astronaut (talk about a great online dating profile) who gets stranded alone on Mars.  He has to use his smarts, skills, and a wicked sense of humor to survive.  Seriously, watch it. You won’t be disappointed.

2. E.T.


Did you know that Reese’s Pieces became seriously popular after the release of this movie? Fun fact.  Anyways, this movie is about a young boy who discovers the world’s cutest alien living in his house.  Completely unrealistic, he has to hide an extra-terrestrial in his closet from his mom.  I don’t know about you, but my mom would find him within minutes.  The ending is a tear-jerker, so bring tissues.

3. Cocoon


Okay, no judgement, I love Cocoon.  I think its a cinematic masterpiece (not really, but it is really funny).  A group of senior citizen discover these alien eggs in this pool and decide, against all better judgement, to swim with them.  After they get out of the water, they feel young again.  So basically, there is all the grandparents skipping about like they are in their twenties.  It’s excellent.

4. Alien


Not one of my favorites, but still important nonetheless.  Sigourney Weaver stars in this Sci-Fi Thriller about a group of astronauts who awake from hyper sleep to discover their space ship has been taken over by a group of hostile aliens.  This movie is also a solid reason why pregnancy really scares me.  Oh, and if you can’t get enough of this one, don’t worry; they made a thousand more movies about the same thing.

5. Avatar


Okay so this movie completely baffles me.  It is the second highest grossing movie of all time (behind Gone With the Wind, so really, it’s first) and it really had no impact on our popular culture.  No one can quote it, no one really remembers what it was about.  It’s just kind of…there.  A group of scientists go to a moon called Pandora to mine unobtanium, which is a super-rare element.  There’s these large blue people who live there and the humans try to kick them out of their home. It’s really good, just had no social influence.  Weird, right?