On this eccentric occasion of World UFO day, let’s sit back and relax while watching movies on aliens, unidentified flying objects and conspiracies revolving around it. Below are five must watch films for the science buffs to enjoy and ponder upon the science fiction and outer world.
1) A Trip to the Moon (1902)
It is an early masterpiece in cinema where science fiction genre was shown. A very simple yet pleasure to watch story about a group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon. Georges Melies, a stage magician and film pioneer has done an extraordinary work for making a film in the era when the concept of film was still evolving. It is a French short film inspired by various sources including Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon and its sequel Around The Moon. An absolute must.
2) The Thing (1982)
This iconic combination of sci-fi and horror is considered a landmark achievement for the famous horror director John Carpenter. It is a classic story about a research team in Antarctica that is haunted by a shape –shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims. Made in 1982 before the explosion of digital filmmaking is a thrill to watch.
3) Men in Black (1997- 2019)
Want to watch the fun side of humans and aliens? Then these American science fiction comedy film series that began since 1997 which is based on the comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham will be the best pick to enjoy today. Its second part was released in 2002, Men In Black 3 was released in 2012 and fourth in 2019 so you will surely get to watch the transitions that took place in more than two decades in these film franchise. Moreover, the comical duo performance delivered by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is going to make you connect and chuckle with them.
4) War of the Worlds (2005)
This Steven Spielberg directed film isn’t just depicting the invasion of aliens on our planet Earth but also the development of father and children relationship, it is a perfect amalgamation of sentiments and thrill. The natural performances of duo, Tom cruise and Dakota Fanning will surely spark an excitement with a tinge of warmth in the midst of the entire alien encounter.
5) Tik : Tik : Tik (2018)
An Indian based story where special appointed team of escapists are going in outer space to save the lives of four crore people in and around Chennai from an asteroid which is going to hit soon in a week. This Tamil- language movie is a one of the finest space action adventure in Indian Cinema. To watch such an impressive Indian attempt will be a proud moment, it is also available in Hindi- dubbed version.
By, Khushali Thakar