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The Final Frontier: The Greatest Space Movies


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Ever since cinema was created, space has been a subject that has engrossed spectators and directors alike, representing something that was always somewhat intangible, mystifying yet very real. From documenting humanity’s attempt to reach space itself to epic space operas packed full of real-world allegory, the space genre is captivating and unlike anything else.

This article will examine why humans are so fascinated with space, focusing on the films that made the genre great. 

Our Obsession with Space

Humans have an inexplicable relationship with space, representing the final frontier that may never be conquered. There’s something about space and the stars that inspires people to no end, likely because there’s something that we can’t quite grasp, being so close and all-encompassing yet so out of reach. Whether it’s watching movies or playing games, such as the Starburst video slot game, humans are always seeking new ways to consume space-themed content.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Stanley Kubrick’s landmark sci-fi movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, is seen by genre fanatics as being the single most fantastic space-themed movie of all time, which is lofty praise considering its age and disconnect from modern audiences. An influence on countless films that followed, A Space Odyssey inspired directors to take a look at the stars and add their interpretation of what the future may hold for humanity. 

The film tells the story of a mysterious monolith that appears throughout human history, leading the Discovery One team to visit Jupiter, using then-groundbreaking visuals to tell a story that certainly stands the test of time. For any fan of the sci-fi genre, this film is a must-watch and is one of Kubrick’s finest films, which is a view shared by many, 

Interstellar (2014)

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Interstellar was a smash hit when it was first released, and it has aged incredibly over the last decade, being as heart-wrenching and awe-inspiring in equal measure. Many believe that Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s most excellent film, and it’s hard to disagree with that assessment simply because of how good it is, representing peak cinema that looks incredible and break-taking. With a stand-out cast led by the terrific Matthew McConaughey, playing the astronaut Cooper, you can be sure that Interstellar will keep you entertained.

In short, without ruining the story, the film follows McConaughey’s Cooper as he embarks on an epic journey that will take him through space and time itself, leaving his family behind as he attempts to save humanity from man-made destruction. taking viewers on a time-bending journey, this film is lengthy, but you likely won’t notice because of how engrossing the story is.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

An absolute classic that refined the genre of space movies and spawned a franchise that is still producing new content today, Star Wars is as good as it comes, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anybody who doesn’t have a good thing to say about the original series of films. While the following trilogies split opinion on a much greater level, this space opera perfectly walks the line between intense family-driven drama and cheesy comedic moments. Do we need to tell you anything else about the original Star Wars? Packed full of action and serving as the foundation for everything that came after, this film should be at the top of your bucket list if you somehow haven’t seen it yet

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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