There are a number of genres involved in the process of filmmaking, and every director has their own genre. Likewise, audiences too have their favorite genres in films. One of the most famous genres in films is the Science Fiction genre, through which filmmakers explore the various possibilities of our life on the whole. Here’s a list of the top 10 best films made in the Sci-Fi genre, in Hollywood, so far.
1. Alien Franchise
The Alien film was released in 1979 and was directed by Ridley Scott. This was the first of its kind film in the world, where the concept of dangerous aliens on another planet was explored. The effects, both physical and otherwise, were revolutionary, and the film’s lead, Sigourney Weaver, became an icon all over the world, for her wonderful performance, which stood out.
2. Star Wars Franchise
The Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful film franchises in the world, which introduced the audiences to the Empir Far Far Away, which the audiences still continue to love. Audiences turned up to the theatres in large crowds to watch the film, which created a record in the history of films. A lot of people all over the world fell in love with movies after watching Star Wars films.
3. The Matrix Franchise
Directed by the Wachowski brothers (now sisters), The Matrix franchise explores a complex concept that involves Karma and the controlling of the human mind through programming and computers. This franchise remains to be one of the most influential franchises in the history of cinema to date, spawning scientific theories no one thought were possible,
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
This is considered to be director Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, of all the films that he’s made in his career. This was the first film to vastly explore the concept of humans in space, and a lot more. Not just a masterpiece of a film, but 2001: A Space Odyssey paved the way for physical effects in the industry, with groundbreaking effects.
5. Terminator Franchise
This franchise made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name, and one of the most famous actors in the world. It explores the concept of the near extinction of the human race in the world and the domination of robots in the world, where the robots try to eliminate the remaining humans in the world, with each one targeting a single human.
6. Back To The Future Franchise
This was the first franchise to explore the concept of time travel and continues to be one of the most influential films in the history of filmmaking, with several pop culture references, and several filmmakers still looking at the franchise for references to films related to time travel.
Director Christopher Nolan is often regarded as one of the best filmmakers of all time, and a revolutionary visionary. He established himself as this person with his film Inception, which not only has mindbending visual and practical effects, but also a highly complex story with a lot of layers added to it. Inception is the kind of film that gets better every single time you watch it.
This is a first-of-its-kind film, where the concept of aliens coming to Earth, to help humans, and to share their knowledge with humans is explored. There are a lot of added layers to the film, making it science fiction, psychological thriller, and a lot more at the same time, and also managing to make the audiences relate with it at the same time, despite its complexities.
This is another masterpiece by director Christopher Nolan. Interstellar takes the audiences into a different dimension altogether, exploring proven and unproven scientific concepts, like the existence of a fourth dimension, which is nothing but time. While not as complex as Nolan’s Inception, Interstellar is also a high concept film, which keeps the audiences engrossed in it from start to finish.
10. Jurassic Park franchise
Jurassic Park toyed with the idea of Dinosaurs co-existing on Earth along with humans. Adapted from the novels of the same name, theme parks, spinoffs, and so much other stuff has been created off of this mammoth of a franchise, which continues to appeal to a wide range of audiences to date.