Here is our list of 8 Classic Science Fiction Movies That Set the Standard for the Genre.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
War of the Worlds (1953)
A small town in California is attacked by Martians.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from Darth Vader.
Blade Runner (1982)
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship and have returned to Earth to find their creator.