Movies and real life have a very strong connection with each other. Sometimes they take us in the world, which is nearly impossible for the audience to reach. Movies can even take us into space; there are 5 impressively realistic movies about space that are worth to watch.
#1. Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13 is a docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. Starring Tom Thanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton. It was released to cinemas in the United States on June 30, 1995. Apollo 13 was nominated for nine Academy Awards, won the Best film editing and best sound award. The film grossed over $355 million during its releases.
Interesting facts from Apollo 13
The Crawler seen moving in the background of one of the scenes, as Apollo 13 is being moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building, was the real NASA Crawler.
#2. Gravity (2013)
Gravity is a science fiction thriller film. Alfonso Cuaron was the director of the movie, he also co-edited, co-wrote, and produced the film. This was the eighth highest-grossing film of 2013. Gross over $723 million. Gravity 2013 has nominated for 10 categories and won the seven awards. Best Actress for Bullock, and Best Picture, and won seven awards, including Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects. This movie got six BAFTA awards.
Interesting facts from gravity
The film’s cascade of debris is a very real possibility. This scenario is known as the Kessler syndrome, named after N.A.S.A. scientist Donald J. Kessler who first proposed the theory in 1978.
Because of Alfonso Cuarón’s lengthy takes, Sandra Bullock had to memorize long combinations of precise movements to hit her marks at different points in the shot. She often had to coordinate her own moves with those of the wire rig attached to her and the camera.
#3. The Martian (2015)
The Martian is a science fiction, directed by Ridley Scott. The Martian is based on the novel by Andy Weir. The movie starring Matt Damon. The story of the movie is that an astronaut, struggles to survive on Mars lonely after being left behind and the whole movie is about how he came to mother earth.
Star cast of the movie Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong.
Interesting facts from The Martian
NASA was consulted in order to get aspects of space and space travel, specifically in relation to Mars, with the most accuracy.
A real potato farm was installed on the studio lot with potatoes in all stages of growth so they could be used for filming.
#4. Moon (2009)
Moon is a science fiction film directed by Ducan Jones. The movie is written by Nathan Parker. The movie follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a person who reports a non-public disaster as he nears the quit of a 3-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the ways side of the moon.
Kevin spacey voices Sam’s robotic accomplice GERTY. Moon grossed $10 million worldwide. The movie was nominated for various film critics and film festival awards and also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2010. The movie ranked 5th on the list for Quality, 9th for Accuracy and 3rd on the list for Relevance
Interesting facts from Moon science fiction film
Outdoor moon scenes were shot using practical effects (small models). Shooting took place over 8 days according to Cinefex magazine July 2009.
Kevin Spacey read the script and agreed to voice GERTY, but only when the film was finished and if he liked it. Having loved it, he recorded his lines in half a day.
#5. Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar was written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Star Cast Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine.
The movie is a kind of dystopia, the storyline of the movie is that A group of astronauts travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humans. This was the tenth-highest grossing film of its time was a blockbuster. Interstellar has grossed $ 703 million. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in the 87th Academy Awards.
Interesting facts from Interstellar
To create the wormhole and black hole, Dr. Kip Thorne provided pages of deeply sourced theoretical equations to the team, which then created new CGI software programs based on these equations to create accurate computer simulations of these phenomena.
Dr. Kip Thorne laid down two guidelines to strictly follow: nothing would violate established physical laws, and that all the wild speculations would spring from science, and not from the creative mind of a screenwriter. Writer, Producer, and Director Christopher Nolan accepted these terms