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Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

 

The science fiction genre is really very vast as well as interesting. There is no limit to your imagination and one can present almost anything he or she can think of to bamboozle the viewers. However, in science fiction, we the director keeps his thought much closer to technology, but that too is enough to show you a new, future, or alternative world, something that you might never have even thought of before.

When we were small kids, almost all of us wondered about how the next century is going to be and we will be seeing flying cars around and what not. But we have seen nothing of such sort till now. But with the advancing technology and growing knowledge, new sci-fi films bring forward new concepts that will leave you speechless. And we have also seen several examples of this in the last few decades like Ex Machina, The Blade Runner, The Matrix etc.

Since there are so many science fiction movies out there, it is very difficult to rank he, as each one of them, have a completely different story and base. There is a high possibility that your favorite sci-fi movie might not be in our top 10 sci-fi movie list. But that is good, because instead now you would know another best sci-fi movie that you can enjoy with your family and friends tonight.

Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

No doubt, this movie tops the top 10 sci-fi movie of all-time list. 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in the year 1968, and the concept of the movie was way ahead of its time. The movie starts at the time of the dawn of mankind where people face the presence of a monolith alien, ultimately inventing a weapon (made of bone to kill it). Just after that, the movie jumps to the 21st century in a spaceship hovering over the earth. A scientist named Dr. Heywood Floyd is traveling to the moon to study a strange black monolith on its surface. However, the rock emits defining sound blocking their expedition, when the sun rays strike its surface.

Later, jumping ahead 18 months, we see two astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole in a spaceship, heading towards Jupiter. They are accompanied by three more astronauts which are in hibernation as well as a super advanced computer named HAL. But the computer tries to kill all the passengers to hide its error, but Bowman succeeds in defending himself. It is really interesting to see the journey into space as well as the advanced cinematography used in the film to offer completely new and outstanding experience to the viewers.

  1. The Blade Runner

The Blade Runner is a science fiction thriller which was released in the year 1982 and was also a huge box office hit. The movie starts in the year 2019 with Harrison Ford playing the role of Rick Dickard, a retired police officer in LA. The future LA is full of dust pollution and especially replicants. Replicants are human like droids which possess very short life span and are really strong. These replicants were build to play the crucial role in off-world colonization. Rick was a blade runner before he retired, a cop who hunted rogue replicants, and is called once again to deal with four replicants that have escaped and reached the earth killing a lot of innocent people during the process. Deckard tracks and chases the escaped replicants discovering a lot of interesting facts before he meets the final replicant named Batty, on a skyscraper.

  1. Alien

Alien is another outstanding sci-fi movie from Ridley Scott. Released in the year 1979, the movie focuses on a returning space crew who is invaded by an alien. The Nostromo’s crew is returning after a space mission when the mother computer of the ship wakes them up because of a strange signal coming from the nearby planet. A rescue team lead by Captain Dallas comes across a strange and eerie pod field where a mysterious organism attacks and attaches itself to one of the rescue member named Kane(John Hurt). The panicked team argues over taking Kane back to the ship but is resisted by Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). However, the science officer named Ash(Ian Holm) insists on taking Kane in and treating him. The incubus on Kane soon detaches themselves from his body and he recovers as well, but the alien escapes suddenly from his stomach into the ship. Later you see the alien stalking the crew members and a cat trying to kill them one by one. In addition to that the movie tag line became very popular among the science fiction movie lovers which said, “In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream”.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back is the second installment in the Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas. However, you will have to watch the first Star Wars movie to understand the story of the Empire Strikes Back. Luke (Mark Hamill) who was a green-as-grass in the first movie has turned into a space warrior. His partners are Princess Leia and Han Solo are way more experienced than him on the battlefield as well as in dealing with the insidious Empire. This dark Empire is lead by Darth Vader (played by David Prowse). They all have “The Force” on their side initially and while returning from Darth Vader’s minions, Luke ends up in a couple of planets where he meets the wise Gnomish named Yoda. Before the movie reaches climax, the viewers are introduced to Lando Calrissian (played by Billy Dee Williams) who reveals a secret that hits both Luke as well as his opponent Darth Vader.

  1. The Matrix

What if we tell you that the world you live in is not real, but a prison to contain your mind from seeing the reality? Well, The Matrix trilogy is based on the same concept is also one of the most popular and finest sci-fi movies that we have seen in last few decades. The first part of the movie was released in the year 1999 starring Keanu Reeves as Thomas Anderson, a computer operator with a lot of questions and dilemma in mind. Being a computer hacker, Neo (Thomas’s alias) meets Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne), who takes him out of the Matrix and brings him into the real world with current year closer to 2199. After coming to the real world, Neo finds out the huge AI network that has been developed by the machines to imprison the human minds so that they can use human bodies as batteries for an unlimited supply of power. At the same time, Morpheus believes that Neo is the one who can break the Matrix and free all the human population from being used as batteries and bring an end to the fight between them and machines in the real world.

  1. Interstellar

Interstellar is an outstanding space film directed and written by Cristopher Nolan and released in 2014. The entire movie revolves around the dying earth and a space mission that is the only hope to save mankind from extinction. The movie features outstanding visuals, accurate space time theories, and an outstanding ending. There is an emotional element, drama, thrill etc. makes the movie even more enjoyable for those who are not much fond of science and space.

  1. Her

Her is one of the greatest and most heart touching sci-fi movie ever made. The actual theme of the movie is quite simple and it takes you on a lovely ride of self-discovery in sci-fi manner. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore and Scarlett Johansson (voice) as an Operating System. Samantha, the Operating system is an AI that seems almost real becomes a major part of Theodore’s life. Later, both of them fall in love with each other, but things change a lot when he finally realizes that he is in love nothing but a machine. At the same time, “Her” is a different love story with sci-fi element as its main essence that you should definitely watch if you haven’t watched it till now.

  1. Primer

Primer is a film for hard core sci-fi movie lovers. Also, we would like to add that the movie is really not for everyone. Primer is about two engineers who accidentally invent a machine that could send them back in time. But that is not all. Things become more and more interesting when they start using it, again and again, several times. Primer is a fascinating film that requires real brain storming to understand.

     9. Inception

Inception is another movie on the list by Cristopher Nolan. The concept of the movie opens new doors of imagination. Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) is a dream thief or someone who steals information from other’s mind or can even put an idea into other’s mind. Cobb gets an assignment to incept an idea into a person’s mind so that he can return back to U.S., back to his children.  The movie is backed up by Hans Zimmer’s outstanding music score. Things become more complex when they enter another dream inside a dream. The best thing about this movie is, more you re-watch the film, more you will understand it.

  1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

E.T. is an adorable film by Steven Speilberg displaying a pure relationship between a child and an alien who gets left behind accidentally. The small boy Elliot is ten years old and his parent has recently separated. He becomes friends with the alien and their bond becomes stronger over time. The movie is not mind disturbing but is one of the classic sci-fi movie ever made and a sci-fi lover should definitely watch this masterpiece at least once in his or her life.

Top 12 Popular Movies on Netflix

Almost every one of us have a Netflix account. It is one of the best online streaming entertainment website that you can open anytime you wish to watch any TV show or movie. It has an excellent interface, organized movie categories, filters and genre section etc. which makes it super easy for any user to find their favorite movies or shows in no time. Well, enough about the Netflix, but if you are one of the million users, and scrolling through a list of movies that you can watch tonight, given below is our list of top 10 popular movies on Netflix to watch right now. Check it out to see if you have watched them all.

Top 12 Popular Movies on Netflix to Watch Now

  1. Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive is the most popular movie to watch on Netflix right now. This movie is a masterpiece by director David Lynch. The movie is based on the city of Los Angles and focuses on lives of two women, one of which is an actress (Naomi Watts) and the other one does not know who she is (Laura Harring). Both of the women find themselves stuck in between the dead bodies, cowboys, and dual reality. Naomi Watts acting is really impeccable as she and her friend walk down the Mulholland Drive. Many critics have also ranked this movie as one of the greatest movies of the 21st century.

  1. Boyhood

Boyhood is very popular and a unique movie directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette. The unique factor about this film is that it is shot over 12 years using the same cast and focusing on the life of a young boy from when he was 6 years old to 18 years old. The movie will take you on a journey of your childhood touching various nostalgic portions like Harry Potter and Pokemon. It also shows the various difficulties that a child generally faces while he passes one of the most delicate time of his life.

  1. The Babadook

Babadook is one of the popular horror movies on Netflix. You should definitely not watch this alone if you are weak hearted. Jennifer Knet, the director displays the nightmare of a mother who faces a strange ghost from the fairy tales. After Essie Davis (the mother) reads his son the story of Babadook, the boy starts seeing him around. The twisted story is perfectly delivered making the viewers afraid of looking under the bed at night.

  1. Amelie

We would like to warn you in advance that, Amelie is not a movie made for everyone. With the amusive film style and cute actress (Audrey Tatou), the movie revolves around Amelie, a waitress who wants to make the life of the people around her happier. For these, she uses various schemes until she finds out that he is the one who needs real help.

  1. The Prestige

How can we not have a Christopher Nolan movie in the popular list? It is one of his finest creation with Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Christian Bale, Rebecca Hall and Michael Caine in the lead roles. The movie is all about how the story is told. Based in London, the film focuses on two magicians who use different techniques to amaze the audience and beat each other. When one of them pulls out an extraordinary almost impossible magic trick, Hugh Jackman goes to insane to figure out and copy that. This struggling story of obsession, passion, priorities, and enmity is a must watch.

  1. Y Tu Mama Tambien

Y Tu Mama Tambien might be a surprising entry to the list for most of you But this erotic masterpiece comes from the same director who later made Children of Men, Gravity, and our all time favorite Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alfonso Cuaron. This Spanish drama focuses on two best friends who go on a road trip along with a girl in her late twenties. The amazing cinematography by Oscar winning Emmanuel Lubezki gives the film a beautiful look. The film brilliantly illustrates the teenage hood as well as the complications and fears of adulthood in a dramatic and sexy way. Many movie buffs also call it one of the best movies made in 21st century till now.

  1. Zodiac

Zodiac is another outstanding drama coming from David Fincher. Released in 2007, the movie focuses a person who is on the hunt for the Zodiac killer in mid-seventies. Jack Gyllenhaal, plays the role of the cartoonist who grows an obsession to figure out the real identity of the Zodiac killer. The movie features excellent performances by Anthony Edwards, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. The movie will give all the elements of a great film including dark humor, drama, and thrill.

  1. It Follows

It follows is a recent horror film directed and written by David Robert Mitchell. It is undoubtedly one of the best horror movies in the recent years. In the movie, the filmmaker tells about a force that just “follows”. Isn’t it creepy? This force follows until and unless it catches its target. However, there is a twist, it can only be passed from one person to another via sex. In the movie, after a one-night stand, Jay (Maika Monroe) gets her in the way of this force. But it is not good to get followed by it, as it results in a horrifying death of the target.

  1. Spotlight

Spotlight is a great movie that has been directed by Tom McCarthy and written by himself and Josh Singer. This Oscar winning movie touches the delicate matters of the society giving other film makers a beautiful example of how to portray such sensitive issue in a movie. The movie is about an investigation on a Catholic church who hold speculations for child abuse. The best part is the compelling story which tells you how hard it is for good people to stand for truth and fight against massive superpowers. There is only one thing about it, if you have not watched it till now, it is definitely worth your time.

  1. The Awakening

The Awakening comes from Nick Murphy, a terrifying horror with a superb performance from Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart. The story of the movie is about a paranormal debunker who works in England in the year 1921. Cathcart goes to investigate a child who claims to be haunted by a ghost. He finds out that there might be some unnatural unwanted ghost involved in the matter. There are many twists and turns in the movie that keep the interest of the viewer on the edge. The movie did not get limelight but you should definitely watch it on Netflix if you love horror movies.

  1. The Naked Gun

Not many of you will remember the Police Squad TV series that came out in the year 1982. However, the series was discontinued after six episode, didn’t matter it came from the same team who made another comedy classic “Airplane!”. But that was not all, after six years, the team was able to convert that series into an outstanding comedy movie. The story of the movie revolves around the plan of a millionaire to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. But that is just an outline, the real fun lies in gags that occur while executing the plan. If you have watched “Airplane” and really loved it, you are going to like the Naked Gun as well for sure.

     12. Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is an American war drama film coming from director Cary Joji Fukunaga released in the year 2015. The movie excellently follows the life journey of a small boy named Agu who at a small age is forced to join the army of an African country. Agu is a small kid and is afraid of all the people around him including the commander. You can see his childhood getting ruined because of the country war. It is really hard to believe what the child goes through tearing his life and dream into parts before he even learned to see them. This movie will definitely leave a deep impact in your heart.

10 Best Comedy Movies to Watch

Comedy movies do not require any special moment or planning to watch. All you need is a bucket of popcorn, group of friends and that’s it. You can also watch them alone any time to lighten up your mind or just to have some good laugh. But, the problem is that it is really hard to find really good comedy movies that can actually match your sense of humor. So, here we are with a list of 10 best comedy movies to watch.

10 Best Comedy Movies to Watch

  1. Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles is undoubtedly one of the best comedy movies that we have ever seen in Hollywood. This Hollywood western spoof was made by Mel Brooks in the year 1974. Cleavon Little stars the movie playing the role of a black sheriff who is the only black person in the entire town. The movie revolves around the people’s effort to push away the sheriff to lay down a new train track in the town. But this leads to a lot of comic events, including Count Basie playing a cameo and certain gags about Hitler. But the most important part of the movie is, it is really silly as well as entertaining. Not only that, there have been talks of converting this comedy movie into a Broadway Play, but if you have not watched this movie till now, you should definitely watch it for an astonishing comic ride.

  1. Borat

Borat is a British-American comedy film that was produced as well as written by Sacha Baron Cohen (British comedian) and was released in the year 2006. Sacha B. Cohen also plays the main lead in the film as Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist who travels to United Stated to experience and record the lifestyle of Americans. While his journey in United Stated he interacts with various people and also records all the interaction in his recorder. The interesting thing about this movie is that most of the part is unscripted and displays the real interactions, in which people think of him as a foreigner who is unaware of American culture and customs. The movie is directed by Larry Charles and Baron also won Golden Globe for Best Actor in Motion Picture for this movie.

  1. The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is an American crime comedy which has been directed, produced as well as written by Ethan Coen. The movie stars Jeff Bridges in his iconic role as Jeffery (The Dude). The story starts when he is assaulted and taken in by a person millionaire whose wife has been kidnapped. The Dude also learns that he has been mistaken by another person with the same name as his. The millionaire Lebowski calls the Dude to deliver the ransom so that his wife is safe. They plan out the whole thing but the movie turns interesting when the plan fails. The movie is a situational comedy drama and a great entertainer if you want to watch a light weight comedy this evening.

  1. Airplane

Airplane is a comedy movie which is, in reality, a spoof of the Airport series. There are numerous comedy elements in the film that take you on a spectacular laughter ride. Rebert Hays plays the role of a drunk pilot who is afraid of flying after a trauma he went through in a battle. The drunk pilot jumps into a jet in order to impress his girlfriend (Julie Hagerty) who is a stewardess in the same plane. Later we see the passengers suffering from food poisoning and lately resulting into a sudden landing with the help of glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloys Bridges). You find many funny characters as passengers too, making the movie even more entertaining.

  1. Annie Hall

Annie Hall is a romantic comedy by Woody Allen that was released in 2001 and display the highs and the lows of a relationship of a neurotic couple living in the city of New York. The main lead Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) falls in love with a girl named Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton). Both of them are not at all compatible but find each other really entertaining as well as interesting. Alvy, on one hand, is obsessed with the concept of death and is very pessimist towards life. On the other hand, Annie is a talented singer and also a photographer. The movie will take you on a ride, taking you over all ups and downs, the couples face before and also after the relationship.  You sometimes even find Alvy coming out of the storyline and talking and sharing his views about the situation with the viewers directly.

  1. Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber is directed by Farrelly brothers and written by Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, but casts the hugely talented Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels. The movie tells you the story of two super stupid but really good friends Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carey). Both the friends set out on a country road trip from Providence to Aspen in order to return a briefcase full of money back to its owner, Mary Swanson. The whole trip is full of comic incidents and their stupid actions. Later in the movie, they find out that briefcase and Mary as the least of the problem that they have in hand. What? You should definitely watch this movie to find it out.

  1. Shawn of the Dead

Shawn of the dead is a different type of movie. It is a zombie comedy. Shawn is a 29-year-old boy with a lot of problems in his life. He has been dumped by his long time girlfriend, his job is not going well, all in all, he is not having a great time in his life. He only has his best friend with him, Edgar. However, suddenly undead start rising who are hungry for human flesh. Now, Shawn must come back to save his mother and his girlfriend before the zombies reach them. He fights them with his friend on his side on the streets of London. No matter what he does, all his actions have a comic outcome. The movie was written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who is also the director of this classic comedy.

  1. The Hangover

How could our list be complete without The Hangover, if we are talking about best the comedy films? Directed by Todd Phillips and the first installment in the Hangover trilogy, it stars Bradley Cooper(Phil), Ed Helms (Stu) and Zach Galifianakis (Alan) who go for the bachelor party two days before the day of their friend, Doug’s wedding.  The four of them travel to Las Vegas in a Mercedes lent to them by Doug’s father in law or Alan’s father. They get the best suite in Caesar’s Palace and go on to the roof to celebrate. We see Alan’s proposal and the next shot is cut to the next morning. Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up with their worst hangover, having no memory of last night and discovering that their friend Doug is missing. Not only that, they also have a baby in the cupboard, a tiger in the bedroom, and Stu is missing his front tooth. The three friends try to put various bits of information together to find their best friend before the wedding and also to find out what actually happened the night before. All this stress and Alan’s never ending stupidity makes this movie funnier.

  1. Superbad

Superbad is a teen comedy movie directed by Greg Mottola and starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. The leads play the role of Evans and Set who are inseparable best friends in their last week of the high school. Both of them are mostly shunned by huge guys and popular kids, but somehow they get an invitation to a party being thrown by a popular Kid, only if they get alcohol for everyone. The plan out and along with their studious friend named Fogell, the try to get alcohol for the entire party so that they can impress Becca and Jessica. They are too eager to lose their virginity and start their sex lives before summer. However, way before that, the plan turns out to be a lot more difficult to execute that they have imagined. Do they get the liquor on time? Do they get Jessica and Becca? You will have to watch this funny movie to know that.

  1. Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein comes from the same director who made “Blazing Saddles” in 1974. i.e. Mel Brooks. After he got successful in spoofing the western people with his first movie, he came up with a black & white comedy named “Young Frankenstein”. In the movie, you see Gene Wilder in the role of Dr. Frankenstien’s grandson who is traveling to the city of Transylvania in order to inherit the estate that has been left for him by his father. Initially he is ashamed of what his father has left for him, however, later he is too sucked up in the madness once the monster is set free. Young Frankenstein is a superb comedy which was also turned into a Broadway play in the year 2007. The play ran for more than a year and was loved by almost everyone who watched it.