Here are 10 awe-inspiring Sci-Fi movies and biographical stories for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend!
10 Uplifting Biography: October Sky – IMDB 7.8
October Sky is an uplifting true story about coal miner Homer Hickam who sets out to become a rocket scientist against his father’s will. Starring Laura Dern (best known for her role in Jurassic Park) and Jake Gyllenhaal (best known for his role in Source Code).
9 Drama: The Aviator – IMDB 7.5
The Aviator is a movie based on the life of Howard Hughes. This is one of Scorsese’s and Di Caprio’s best movies to date portraying a character fighting himself and others to live out his dreams.
8 Giant Robots Sci-Fi: Pacific Rim – IMDB 7.0
Pacific Rim is the child of Guillermo del Toro and features some of the most massive robots and creatures you have ever seen on-screen. A bold movie from an audacious director.
7 Philosophical Sci-Fi: The Zero Theorem – IMDB 6.2
Hailed as one of the most radical movies of the year, The Zero Theorem is a bizarre Sci-Fi flick where many deep questions are raised.
6 Sci-Fi Classic: Starship Troopers – IMDB 7.2
One of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time. Starring a young Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, this movie is a cult movie that should not be missed. If you have already seen this movie, do not miss the book this movie is based on, one of the best Sci-Fi novels of our time!
5 Snowpiercer – IMDB 7.0
Starring Chris Evans, Snowpiercer is a thrilling Sci-Fi movie set in world where the entire planet is frozen. Only few survivors manage to escape nature by boarding a train called the Snowpiercer. This movie is all about class systems and survival.
4 Mystery Thriller:The Ninth Gate – IMDB 6.7
One of Roman Polanski’s best movies, The Ninth Gate, is filled with suspense. This thriller will keep you on edge for over 130 minutes.
3 Action Thriller: Man on a Ledge – IMDB 6.6
Man on a Ledge is another thrilling movie. Starring Sam Worthington, best known for his role in Avatar, this movie depicts one of the biggest heists in movie history: Distraction is everything.
2 Classic Sci-Fi: Blade Runner – IMDB 8.2
Blade Runner is considered to be the best Sci-Fi movie of all time. This 30+ year old movie was ahead of its time when it was released back in 1982. Based on Philip Dick’s novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ this movie will blow you away. A very philosophical and entertaining movie that raises some interesting questions about artificial life and served as inspiration for hundreds of sci-fi stories over the years.
1 Sci-Fi Horror: Carriers – IMDB 6.1
Starring Chrine Pine (best known for his role in Star Trek), Carriers is a story about a pandemic that puts the characters in some precarious situations. The moral dilemmas that arise puts the group in danger. Fans of The Walking Dead will feel right at home.