Hollywood is famous for its Science Fiction genre films added with revolutionary special effects graphics and innovative out-of-the-box ideas.
Let’s list out the best Hollywood movies about space and planets. There are many creative stories with brilliant screenplay, Hollywood movies about Aliens and Other Planets are very famous and one of the most used subjects in Hollywood.
People love watching science fiction and Space Drama. Hollywood Directors always amaze you with great special effects and mind-blowing stories about the universe.
Best Hollywood Movies About Outer Space And Planets
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
The story of the film showcases a journey to Jupiter with the intelligent computer Hal after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith beneath the lunar surface affecting human evolution.
This is the film depicts the science of space travel and mankind’s future in such a brilliant way that it remains unsurpassed to this day. The film was so far ahead of its time that humanity still hasn’t caught up. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It is one of the best Hollywood Films on Astronomical theme.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13 is an American documentary drama film directed by Ron Howard. The star cast of the film includes Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Garry Sinise and Ed Harris.
The film is based on the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The story of the film portrays America’s third Moon landing mission that turns into a failure after the spacecraft undergoes huge internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in peril.
The flawless portrayal of special effects, especially the space scenes and zero gravity by using Zero-G planes really moved the film, making it a master piece.
Gravity is a British sci-fi thriller film directed by Alfonso Cuaron, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney playing the roles of astronauts.
The story of the film is based on a space mission where the two astronauts never let go and work for their survival after the destruction of their space shuttle which leaves them lost and free in orbit.
The film also won seven Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects.
Prometheus is a sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron.
The story of the film is set in the future, and portrays the crew of the spaceship Prometheus, searching for the origins of humanity across the universe. The film is also said to be a prequel to Alien series (1979) directed by the same director.
Armageddon is an American sci-fi thriller film directed by Michael Bay. The film stars an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Own Wilson, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The story of the film is based on a team of deep core drillers recruited by N.A.S.A. to save the planet, after finding that an asteroid of the size as big as Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month.
Moon is a British sci-fi film produced by American Company Stage 6 Films, directed by Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry and Malcolm Stewart.
The story of the film is based on Sam Well, who experiences a personal disaster as he approaches the end of a three year private stint extracting Helium-3 from lunar rocks on the Moon. The film has a wonderful thought provoking tale that touches on issues such as scientific ethics, corporate voracity, human identity, and concern.
The Right Stuff (1983)
The Right Stuff is an American drama film directed by Philip Kaufman. The story of the film is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book of the same name.
The film stars Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid and Barbara Hershey. The film depicts the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho approach to the space program.
Interstellar is a Hollywood science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine.
The story of the film is based on a team of explorers who travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. The film also won the Best Visual Effects award at the 87th Academy Awards.
The film is a visually monumental and thoughtful sci-fi epic taking us to an emotional and beautiful journey into the unknown. All the special effects in the film were made through the sets and no Chroma key was used. Interstellar is one of the Best films on Time Travel.
Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Planet Of The Apes is a Hollywood sci-fi film directed by Tim Burton. The star cast of the film includes Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan and Estellla Warren.
The story of the film is based on an Air Force astronaut Leo Davidson, who after crash landed on a planet colonized by intelligent apes. The film is a remake of Franklin Schaffner’s 1968 film of the same name.
Avatar is an American epic sci-fi film from the director of Terminator 2 and Titanic, James Cameron. The film stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver.
The story of the film is set in future years when humans are occupying Pandora, a lush livable moon of a gas giant, in order to mine the mineral unobtanium. The film is known for its extraordinary film-making and the never-ever-seen special effects.
The Martian (2015)
The Martian is an American sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott.
The story of the film is based on Andy Weir’s novel of the same name. The film stars Matt Damon in the lead role, coupled with Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Sean Bean and Sebastian Stan in other supporting roles.
The story of the film is based on the survival of astronaut Mark Watney on the hostile planet, who during a manned mission to Mars, is left behind by his crew.
Star Wars Series
Star Wars is an American epic space warfare franchise based on a film series created by George Lucas.
The film series showcases a far, far away galaxy and depicts adventures and battles between good and evil. The first film in the series was released in 1977, followed by two sequels, released in 1980 and 1983.
The effects in the film were really so amazing, so innovative and ahead of their time that the movie’s terrific success was ensured for sure. There are total 6 Episode of Star Wars series and 7th is ready for its release.
Star Trek Movies
Star Trek film series is the cinematic branch of the Star Trek media franchise. The first film of the film series Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released in the year 1979, followed by a series of sequels.
The story of the film series starts with the stopping of the alien spacecraft approaching Earth and the never ending mission of Admiral Kirk, the commander of the Starship Enterprise goes on and on..
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