Top 5 Sci-Fi Movies

5: Star Wars

Star Wars is a classic saga featuring intense action scenes, emotional connections to characters, a complex galaxy, and intriguing plots. The immense Star Wars universe was created in 1977 and is still ongoing with new movies and TV shows being released today. It has been, and continues to be, a fan-favorite series across several generations (1). 

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4: Back to the Future

Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, is a 1985 film about time travel. Marty McFly and Doc Brown create a time machine (out of a DeLorean!). They travel back in time and run into Marty’s mom (who starts to fall in love with him…). Marty desperately tries to keep the present unchanged in this suspenseful and exciting sci-fi film. (2)

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3: The Matrix 

Set in the future, The Matrix follows Neo (Keanu Reeves’ breakout role), a man who discovers his life is a simulation. Neo and a group of others have broken free from the matrix and are now living underground amongst a civilization of robots. The team begins hacking the simulation to give themselves powers. Together, they fight against the corrupt agents in the matrix, making the viewer question whether or not their own life is a simulation (3).

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2: Inception

Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception continuously makes you question whether the characters on the screen are in a dream. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) can travel into dreams and control your subconscious. Doing this allows him to read your thoughts and implant ideas into your mind (inception!). At times, the movie can be confusing (especially when traveling into dreams within dreams), but it is very rewarding once you watch the entire movie and figure it all out. The cliffhanger at the end is annoying but clever and leaves you rethinking everything that happened in the movie (4). 

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1: Interstellar

Another Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar, involves a complex and science-filled plot, several “Ohhh, now it makes sense!” moments, a beautiful soundtrack, and stunning visuals. A pilot, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), is recruited by NASA to go on a critical mission to save the dying Earth. After some space travel and complications with time, Cooper discovers the truth behind everything he has experienced. Interstellar questions the nature of time and how different timelines can affect each other. The satisfying ending leaves you with a whole new appreciation for those around you and your way of life (5). 

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  1. | The Official Star Wars Website. (2024). 
  2. Back to the Future (1985) – Plot – IMDb. (2024). IMDb. 
  3. ‌Riyanth. (2023, September 6). “The Matrix” movie summary. – Riyanth – Medium. Medium; Medium. 
  4. Inception (2010) – Plot – IMDb. (2024). IMDb. 
  5. Interstellar (2014) – Plot – IMDb. (2014). IMDb.