With the advancement of technology, the best sci-fi movies worldwide have been showing unprecedented visuals. Meanwhile, the expectations of movie lovers have also been skyrocketing. Once you probably think about what to expect. But now you often wonder exactly where in your imagination, you have to stop. Let’s take a look at some of the best sci-fi movies that may cause this situation of yours.
Top 10 Sci-Fi movies to blur all Boundaries of expectations
Cube (1997) | Canada
7.2/10 IMDb | 76% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
Suppose you are stuck in a room like a cube. Each side is adjacent to a cube-shaped room as well. Most terribly, some rooms have hidden traps, and you need to be a math geek to escape those. With such a story, Cube, a horror sci-fi movie, was made under the direction of Vincenzo Natali.
Andre Bijelic and Graeme Manson, Including Natali, contributed to the scriptwriting. The major film casts are Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett. This film, the first version of Cube Trilogy, was awarded as Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Okja (2017) | South Korean
7.3/10 IMDb | 81% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
'Okja', made mostly in the English language, follows a Korean girl who pursues saving her friend, a genetically engineered super pig, from a big meat company.
Jon Ronson and the film's director Bong Joon-ho himself wrote the screenplay of this co-production film of USA and South Korea. The film stars Seo-hyun Ahn in the lead role, as well as Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal.
This film got the Palme d'Or nomination at Cannes Film Festival 2017.
On the Silver Globe (1988) | Poland
7.3/10 IMDb | 81% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
A scientist travels to a long distant planet just after getting a video message from there. He finds there an entire human community those who were in badly need of salvation.
Based on a novel(1903) by Jerzy Zulawski, the film was directed by Andrzej Zulawski. Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, and Grazyna Dylag were in the prime movie casts.
This film got the nomination for International Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto. A modified version of this film was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival 1988.
Open Your Eyes (1997) | Spain
7.7/10 IMDb | 88% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This mystery film was made with a screenplay by Mateo Gil and the movie’s director- Alejandro Amenabar. The movie stars Eduardo Noriega as a man who keeps facing some disorienting phenomenon since having his face disfigured due to a severe accident.
With having Penelope Cruz in the same role, Vanilla Sky, an American remake of this film, was made in 2001.
The film won Tokyo Grand Prix at Tokyo International Film Festival, C.I.C.A.E. Award - Honorable Mention at Berlin International Film Festival.
Delicatessen (1991) | France
7.6/10 IMDb | 91% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This film, directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, presents a dark comedy in a dystopian scenario. The story of this film involves a landowner who uses a strange method of selling food to his tenants.
Gilles Adrien co-wrote the screenplay along with the movie directors. The main casts of the film are Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Marie-Laure Dougnac, and Dominique Pinon.
This post-apocalypse movie won Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Debut, and Best Production Design at the Cesar Awards.
Man Facing Southeast (1986) | Argentina
7.7/10 IMDb | 92% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
Have you ever heard of a patient claiming to be an intelligent alien? You probably answer that the patient has a mental issue for sure. This sci-fi movie is about such a mental patient. But this is not a comedy genre movie.
This mystery drama was directed and scripted by Eliseo Subiela and Eliseo Subiela. The film stars Hugo Soto and Lorenzo Quinteros.
This movie won the International Critics' Award at Toronto International Film Festival and Silver Condor at Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards.
Akira (1988) | Japan
8/10 IMDb | 90% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This animated action film, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, is one of the best sci-fi movies. There was a popular manga series titled Akira (1982) by Otomo. Otomo later came up with an entire film with the same name. Izo Hashimoto and Otomo himself co-wrote the screenplay of the film.
In the film, a boy got a superpower due to be a victim of a government secret project while his biker gang friend battles against all the misdeeds of the government.
The movie stars the voices of Nozomu Sasaki, Mitsuo Iwata, and Mami Koyama. This dystopian film won the Silver Scream Award at the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) | UK
8.3/10 IMDb | 89% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This epic film was made under the direction and production of the unorthodox filmmaker- Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick himself and Arthur C. Clarke co-wrote the screenplay of this masterpiece. The film was mainly based on "The Sentinel"(1951), a short story by Clarke.
The story centered on a discovery of an extraterrestrial object which leads to an expedition to Jupiter with a supercomputer. This space opera stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The movie got four Oscar nominations while Kubrick won the award for best special visual effects.
Stalker (1979) | Russia
8.1/10 IMDb | 93% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This art film follows a man who employs a writer and a scientist in a mysterious place, called Zone, to find out the wish-fulfillment room.
Boris and Arkady Strugatsky wrote the screenplay according to their own novel "Roadside Picnic" (1972). This sci-fi drama, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, stars Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, and Anatoliy Solonitsyn.
The movie won the Audience Jury Award – Special Mention at Fantasporto in Portugal, and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) | USA
8.6/10 IMDb | 96% RottenTomatoes Audience Score
This film is chronologically the first installment of the epic Star Wars franchise. George Lucas took care of both the direction and the screenplay of this sci-fi film series.
In this particular film, a venturesome young man joins with a group of space pirates to rescue his sister from the dark force. Star Wars characters like R2D2, Yoda, Skywalker are still popular iconic figures to movie fans.
This version of the film, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, was the topper in the US box office for the first three weeks after its release. This popular space opera won Oscar in seven categories out of eleven nominations.
These best science fiction movies leave us mesmerized by uncovering the mysteries and showing the unknowns. In the early ages of filmmaking, cinematographers could not accurately display the wonders on the screen for the lack of the right tools. But now you don’t have to work with your imagination when you can see it with your own eyes.