Sci-fi as a genre will never extinguish and that is the beauty of it. Ever since Hollywood started focusing on the said genre, we have seen some epic films that are now considered classics. Just like the fact that technology has no end, so does sci-fi. Today, we’ll talk about every such movie in the last 100 years. Check it out!
1. Inception (the 2010s)
One can only expect greatness with Christopher Nolan on the director’s chair. The tagline of the movie is, “Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime.” The movie has Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordan-Levitt and Elliot Page. However, it’s the mind and time-bending technique of the movie that stuck with the people.
2. Wall-E (the 2000s)
One of the reasons why Wall-E continues to stay relevant is that the movie blends in many genres like sweet comedy, drama, action, adventure, and of course, sci-fi. Pixar films did a great job as the film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The movie is still being discovered by the new generation.
3. The Matrix (1990s)
The Matrix left the world in a split because nobody was expecting something like this. Keanu Reeves blew his fans away by playing the Chosen One. Moreover, the concept of us living in a make-believe world when in reality we’re nothing but fuel to the fire was eye-catchy.
4. Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (the 1980s)
Star Wars has been changing the way cinema should be perceived for ages. The movie scouts new simply wonderful locations, and also introduces some memorable characters like Yoda and Lando Calrissian. While some people believe that this movie has changed the sci-fi genre forever, some also believe that it could be the best film ever!
5. Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (the 1970s)
At the time this movie came out, the cinema was being overloaded with similar content. However, A New Hope struck different because of the realism. the planets looked as if they were real, the spaceships were quick, and the battle scenes were exciting.
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (the 1960s)
This movie was way ahead of its time, and nothing less is expected from Stanley Kubrick. The movie is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s short story and introduces an almost real-looking spaceship and its AI, H.A.L., 9000.
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the 1950s)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers was different from the sci-fi movies that came at the time because of the horrific elements and the mind-blowing technology. The monsters introduced in this film are still horrifying and can turn themselves into soulless automatons.
8. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (the 1940s)
The movie was a perfect blend of the duo’s comedy with sci-fi, Dracula’s, horror, and of course, our favourite character Frankenstein. The movie also included great stars like Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi.
9. Frankenstein (the 1930s)
The image of Frankenstein is so classic that it is still relevant today, thanks to Boris Karloff who plays the character. The movie blends the aspects of horror, sci-fi, and realism, forcing the viewers to think about the value of life after death.
10. Metropolis (the 1920s)
One of the main reasons why this silent Fritz Gerald film is considered as one of the best sci-fi films is that it uses a unique technology that is used even today. The cinematography is class apart and is worth a watch simply because of the impact it left on modern-day cinema.