One of the top sci-fi film directors of all time is Steven Spielberg. But what does an authority in science fiction have to say about it? Which foods does he prefer? What movies gave him the idea to write about dystopian futures, aliens, and artificial intelligence? Well, with the help of Taste Of Cinema, below are his favoured top Sci-Fi films.
1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Director- George Lucas
In Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith, learn about the true strength of the dark side. Years after the Clone Wars began, the brave Jedi Knights command a vast army of clones in a galaxy-wide conflict with the Separatists. When the malevolent Sith reveal a millennia-old scheme to control the galaxy, the Republic falls. The evil Galactic Empire rises from its ashes. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is persuaded by the Force’s evil side to become Darth Vader, the Emperor’s new apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are pushed into hiding, decimating the Jedi.
2. Alien (1979)
Director- Ridley Scott
Mother, a cutting-edge AI supercomputer onboard the USCSS Nostromo, a commercial towing vessel. She receives a potential distress call from the nearby desolate, hostile moon Acheron. Hence, it awakens the crew of seven from cryosleep. This occurs in the depths of the frigid, endless space. As they descend to the dark celestial planet known as LV-426 to examine the odd communication. Captain Arthur Dallas, Executive Officer Thomas Kane, and Navigator Joan Lambert find a downed. However, largely intact extraterrestrial spacecraft and its peculiar cargo. But was this mysterious communication really a last-ditch SOS, or was it just a warning? Regardless, something else has entered the Nostromo, and as a result, its silent, dark halls will never again be secure.
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Director- Stanley Kubrick
The narrative of evolution is “2001.” Someone or something planted a monolith on Earth. Perhaps elsewhere in the universe, at some distant point in time, to prod evolution. Then, thanks to evolution, humans were able to travel to the moon’s surface, where they discovered a further monolith. There it served as a reminder to the monolith-placers that humanity had advanced that far. Now, humanity must have the courage to confront the monolith placers with the help of artificial intelligence, like HAL. If we are successful, evolution will have advanced to whatever point it is.
4. A Clockwork Orange
Director- Stanley Kubrick
The leader of an anarchic quartet of thugs and a fan of Ludwig van Beethoven, Alex DeLarge, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. After leading an unfettered life of sex, violence, and murder in the seedy streets of futuristic Britain. He is about to receive a dose of his own medicine. The once-swaggering juvenile offender thus gets the chance to earn his freedom after serving two arduous years in prison. All by taking part in the government’s experimental de-conditioning programme. It promises to wash one’s damaging anti-social inclinations out of his memory. But occasionally the illness is worse than the treatment.
5. THX 1138 (1971)
Director- George Lucas
A robotic police force upholds the law in the underground metropolis where the human race has been exiled. Also, the populace is amused by holographic TV that broadcasts sex and violence. Everyone in society is drugged to control their emotions and conduct, and having sex is illegal. After quitting narcotics, factory worker THX 1138 violates the law by falling in love with his roommate LUH 3417. When LUH 3417 becomes pregnant, THX 1138 is sent to prison. In quest of LUH 3417 after breaking out of prison with the help of the illegal programmer SEN 5241 and the hologram SRT, THX 1138 flees to the surface while robotic police pursue them.
6. War Of The Worlds (2005)
Director- Steven Spielberg
Ray Ferrier is a dedicated but disillusioned dock worker from New Jersey. He has sadly failed both as a spouse and a father. As his ex-wife, Mary Ann, drops them off at his house for the weekend, Ray strives to mend fences with his children, Robbie. She is a problematic teenager, and Rachel, a young child. However, things will quickly spiral out of control when inexplicable electromagnetic pulses and ferocious lightning strikes suddenly begin to pound the region. Thus, a full-scale, all-out invasion of a technologically powerful extraterrestrial civilization unleashes havoc on a defenceless Earth. Now that his family is attempting to reconcile with Mary Ann, Ray needs to figure out a method to keep them safe.
7. Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Director- James Gunn
Intent on selling a priceless artefact called the Orb, the cosmic outlaw Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, takes it nearly three decades after having a close encounter of the fourth kind. The renowned scavenger now needs to work with his fellow prisoners. Also, including Gamora, Thanos’ adopted daughter, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon. Along with the plant-like entity Groot, to prevent the radical Kree warlord Ronan the Accuser’s wicked schemes.
8. The Iron Giant (1999)
Director- Brad Bird
In the late 1950s, just outside the unaware hamlet of Rockwell. Maine is a giant metal automaton crash-lands on Earth after being sent from another civilization somewhere in the dark wastes of space. But soon after, Hogarth Hughes, an eleven-year-old boy who is considered to be the luckiest child in America, makes friends with the sympathetic robot. Unbeknownst to Hughes, however, is the fact that Kent Mansley, a U.S. government agent. He has set out to track down the enigmatic extraterrestrial visitor. Now that the obsessed agent is determined to stop the sentient android at all costs, Hogarth is on a journey to safeguard both his new best buddy and his hometown.
9. Godzilla (1954)
Director- Ishirō Honda
Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane, and the marine Hideto Ogata travel to Odo Island to investigate when seventeen vessels blow up and sink there. They soon see the area being destroyed by a huge creature that the locals refer to as Gojira. In the meantime, Emiko meets her boyfriend, the reclusive scientist Serizawa, and he demands that she keep his work with oxygen a secret. She nods in agreement, and he reveals the deadly weapon he had created, the Oxygen Destroyer. Emiko reveals Serizawa’s secret to her lover Ogata as Gojira threatens Tokyo and other Japanese cities and the army and navy are powerless to repel the monster. They are now trying to persuade Serizawa to halt Gojira by using the Oxygen Destroyer.
10. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Director- George Miller
Max Rockatansky, a former patrolman, finds himself scavenging for food and precious fuel while wandering the desolate highways of an energy-starved dystopian Australia in Mad Max (1979). This is because he has eliminated the Night Rider’s followers. Max stumbles into a small oil refinery in the middle of the burned wilderness when he is suddenly in need of fuel. However, the facility is under siege by Lord Humungus’ barbaric army of biker warlords, who are focused on wreaking havoc and ruin. “Mad” Max will now need to get his hands on as much gas as he can carry in order to give the helpless neighbourhood a strong truck to deliver the fuel to safety; however, this is easier said than done.
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