20 Movies Like 2001 A Space Odyssey

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Interstellar

Interstellar
Interstellar
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 169 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 148 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
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“Interstellar” is a science fiction film that follows a team of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a habitable planet to save humanity from a dying Earth. As they explore different worlds and face the challenges of space travel, they confront the mysteries of time, gravity, and the power of love.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
Blade Runner
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 22 nominations total
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Language: English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, Korean
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Blade Runner is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where a retired police officer called a ‘blade runner’ is tasked with hunting down and terminating rogue androids known as ‘replicants.’ As he carries out his mission, he questions the nature of humanity and his own existence.”

Solaris

Solaris
Solaris
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 93/100
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Runtime: 167 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Stanislaw Lem, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
Language: Russian, German
Country: Soviet Union
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“Solaris” is a science fiction film that explores the psychological and emotional journey of a psychologist sent to investigate strange occurrences on a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, where the planet’s sentient ocean begins to manifest the memories and desires of the crew members.

The Matrix

The Matrix
The Matrix
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 42 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Matrix” is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where humans are unknowingly trapped in a simulated reality created by intelligent machines. The story follows a group of rebels who fight against the machines to free humanity and awaken them to the truth.

Moon

Moon
Moon
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award28 wins & 37 nominations total
Writer: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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The movie “Moon” is about a man named Sam Bell who is nearing the end of his three-year stint working alone on a lunar base. As he prepares to return to Earth, he begins to question his reality and discovers a shocking truth about his existence.

Arrival

Arrival
Arrival
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 69 wins & 268 nominations total
Writer: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Actors: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Language: Russian, Mandarin, English
Country: United States, Canada
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The Arrival movie is about a linguist who is recruited to help communicate with extraterrestrial beings that have landed on Earth, as she unravels a deeper mystery that could have profound implications for humanity.

Gravity

Gravity
Gravity
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 240 wins & 187 nominations total
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Actors: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Language: English, Greenlandic
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Gravity” is a thrilling space survival film that follows two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who are stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed, forcing them to find a way back to Earth while facing numerous obstacles and dangers.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 161 nominations total
Writer: Alex Garland
Actors: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Ex Machina” is a science fiction thriller about a young programmer who is selected to participate in a groundbreaking experiment involving a humanoid artificial intelligence. As he interacts with the AI, he becomes entangled in a complex web of deception and manipulation.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 17 wins & 71 nominations total
Writer: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg that follows the story of a highly advanced robotic boy named David who embarks on a journey to become a real human in order to gain the love of his human mother, exploring themes of identity, love, and the nature of humanity.

Contact

Contact
Contact
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 150 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 32 nominations total
Writer: James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg, Carl Sagan
Actors: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Language: English, Spanish, German, Russian
Country: United States
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The movie “Contact” is about a scientist who makes contact with an alien civilization and becomes embroiled in a global debate about faith, science, and the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 73 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is a science fiction romance film that follows a couple who undergo a procedure to erase their memories of each other after a painful breakup. As they relive their memories during the process, they discover the true depth of their connection and question whether erasing their past is truly the best solution.

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 116 wins & 129 nominations total
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Tree of Life” is a philosophical and introspective film that explores the meaning of life through the lens of a Midwestern family in the 1950s. It delves into themes of nature, grace, and the human experience, weaving together the story of a young boy’s upbringing with cosmic and spiritual imagery.

The Fountain

The Fountain
The Fountain
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 38 nominations
Writer: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas
Language: English, Maya
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Fountain” is a visually stunning and emotionally profound film that explores the themes of love, mortality, and the search for eternal life through three interconnected storylines set in different time periods. It follows a man’s quest to find a cure for his dying wife, as well as his own journey towards acceptance and transcendence.

Annihilation

Annihilation
Annihilation
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Awards: 16 wins & 63 nominations
Writer: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer
Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Annihilation” is a sci-fi thriller film about a group of scientists who enter a mysterious and dangerous zone called “The Shimmer” to uncover the truth behind its expanding and mutating environment, while facing their own inner demons and existential threats.”

Stalker

Stalker
Stalker
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 162 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky
Actors: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn
Language: Russian
Country: Soviet Union
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The Stalker movie is about a guide who leads two men through a mysterious and dangerous area known as “The Zone” in search of a room that grants the deepest desires of those who enter. As they navigate the treacherous landscape, the film explores themes of existentialism, desire, and the human condition.

Metropolis

Metropolis
Metropolis
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Actors: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Language: German, English
Country: Germany
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“Metropolis” is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. Set in a futuristic city divided between the wealthy elite and the oppressed working class, it follows a young man who discovers a secret underground movement and becomes involved in a plot to unite the city’s disparate social classes.

Under the Skin

Under the Skin
Under the Skin
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 23 wins & 111 nominations total
Writer: Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer, Michel Faber
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States
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“Under the Skin” is a sci-fi thriller about an alien seductress who preys on unsuspecting men in Scotland, luring them to their demise. As she begins to experience human emotions, her mission becomes increasingly complex and dangerous.

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 nominations total
Writer: Michael Crichton, Nelson Gidding
Actors: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Andromeda Strain” is a science fiction film about a team of scientists who must investigate and contain a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that causes a deadly epidemic. They race against time to find a cure and prevent the extinction of humanity.

Gattaca

Gattaca
Gattaca
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
Language: English, Esperanto
Country: United States
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Gattaca is a science fiction film set in a future society where genetic engineering is the norm. It follows the story of Vincent, a genetically inferior man who assumes the identity of a genetically superior person in order to pursue his dream of becoming an astronaut.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life on a reality television show, with his every move being broadcasted to the world. As Truman begins to question the reality of his existence, he embarks on a journey to discover the truth and escape the confines of his artificial world.”

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