5 Best Space Movies To Watch If You Loved Interstellar
5 Best Space Movies To Watch If You Loved Interstellar: Do you love Interstellar? We are pretty sure you do. Interstellar was one of the most remarkable releases of 2014. With a brilliant screenplay, commendable direction, intriguing themes, striking visual effects, excellent musical score, awe-inspiring emotional depth, and praiseworthy performances by the cast, Interstellar was (and is) surely a cinematic treat. So, it is a kinda no-brainer that this 2014 epic science fiction film is a must-watch. And as it is kinda clear now that we all highly enjoyed watching Interstellar, we are pretty sure you are looking for more movies like Interstellar, aren't you?
There are a number of best space movies and awesome sci-fi films for Interstellar fans, who are craving to relive the cinematic experience of the academy award-winning movie. So if you are looking for more amazing space movies like Interstellar, then don't worry...we have got you covered. Here at Discovered Daily, we have created a list of 5 best space movies you should watch if you loved Interstellar. The movies we mentioned in our list below are like Interstellar...they are filled with the most incredible visuals, intriguing storylines, brilliant direction, and performances by their cast is outstanding. So make sure to spare some free time from your busy schedule & get ready to go on some great space adventures, as here is our list of Top 5 Best Space Movies To Watch If You Loved Interstellar.
1. Apollo 13 (1995)
Based on "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13", a 1994 book by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger, this incredible space docudrama film dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. Astronauts Jim Lovell (Apollo 13 Commander), Fred Haise (Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot), and Jack Swigert (Apollo 13 backup Command Module Pilot) aboard Apollo 13 for America's third Moon landing mission and find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth's orbit. However, an on-board oxygen tank explosion deprives its spacecraft of most of its oxygen supply and electric power. Now, as the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, NASA's flight controllers abort the scheduled Moon landing and turn the mission into a struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home safely. Highly acclaimed by the critics and adored by the audiences, Apollo 13 is a brilliantly-crafted cinematic piece that is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations including BAFTA Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.
2. The Right Stuff (1983)
Selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", this excellent movie is based on "The Right Stuff", a 1979 book by Tom Wolfe. Highly acclaimed by the critics, this masterfully-crafted movie recounts the formation and first 15 years of America's space program. This amazing film revolves around the lives of the Mercury Seven astronauts, a group of seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury. This remarkable movie depicts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA's earliest achievements. And also, this fantastic movie showcases the astronauts' family lives and the personal crises they went through during the time of great political turmoil and technological advancements. Winner of the four Academy Awards, you will surely fall in love with this epic historical drama film and will wonder why there aren't more movies like this magnificent cinematic piece.
3. Gravity (2013)
Considered as one of the best films of 2013, this science fiction thriller film was listed on various critics' year-end lists and was selected in their annual "Movies of the Year" list by the American Film Institute. Highly acclaimed by the critics and loved by the audiences, Gravity is surely an iconic movie, which revolves around Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer, who is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky, as her commander. However, on a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes as the space shuttle is destroyed, stranding Stone and Kowalsky in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope for rescue. Tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness, Stone and Kowalsky realize that the only way home may be to venture further into the terrifying expanse of space. Praised for its awe-inspiring cinematography, splendid direction, striking visual effects, and outstanding performances by a phenomenal cast, Gravity, which is the eighth highest-grossing film of 2013, is surely a cinematic masterpiece.
4. The Martian (2015)
Highly praised for its eye-capturing visual effects, cast's dedicated performances, skillful production, outstanding screenplay, praiseworthy musical score, amazing direction, and scientific accuracy, The Martian is surely amongst the most incredible cinematic experiences out there. Based on "The Martian", a 2011 novel by Andy Weir, this science fiction survival film revolves around Mark Watney, an astronaut who is presumed dead after a severe dust storm and is left behind by his crew. However, Watney has survived the storm and finds himself alone on Mars, where he struggles to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. This phenomenal movie also showcases efforts to rescue Watney and bring him home to Earth. The 10th highest-grossing film of 2015, this excellent movie won critical acclaim and was a major box-office success. The Martian was listed on nearly two dozen critics' top ten lists for 2015 and is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Critics' Choice Awards.
5. Sunshine (2007)
Highly praised by the critics, this well-crafted science fiction psychological thriller film has dedicated performances by an ensemble cast, skillful direction, eye-catching visual effects, and applaudable production merits. In 2057, the Sun is dying and the Earth is freezing. In a last dire attempt to save the planet, a crew of eight international astronauts with a nuclear device aboard the spaceship Icarus II and ventures into space on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun. On their journey towards the Sun, the crew comes across Icarus I, the ship that was sent on the same mission seven years ago. From that point, everything starts to fall apart. Now, in the farthest edges of the galaxy, the crew of astronauts who may hold the key to the ultimate survival of the Earth, find themselves struggling to survive and complete the mission. Exploring the themes of physics, science, and religion, Sunshine is a visually-arresting thrill ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
1. Ad Astra (2019)
Favorably praised by the critics, this science-fiction drama film has an engrossing storyline, amazing performances by the cast (especially Brad Pitt's performance is outstanding), spectacular visual effects, and commendable direction. This well-crafted movie revolves around Roy McBride, a major in U.S. Space Command. Almost thirty years ago, H. Clifford McBride led a mission into deep space to search the galaxy for intelligent life, but the crew was presumed to be dead as nothing was heard from them since they reached Neptune 16 years ago. Told that his father may be alive, Roy (H. Clifford McBride's son) is now embarking on a daring mission to the outer edges of the solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet and stability of the universe. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Ad Astra is a must-watch cinematic piece if you loved Interstellar.