Hollywood is famous for its Science Fiction genre films added with revolutionary special effects graphics and innovative out of the box ideas.
Let’s list out the best Hollywood movies about space and planets. There are many creative stories with brilliant screenplay, Hollywood movies about Aliens and Other Planets are very famous and one of the most used subjects in Hollywood.
People love watching science fiction Space Drama. Hollywood Directors always amaze you with great special effects and mind blowing stories about the universe.
Best Hollywood Movies About Outer Space And Planets
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
The story of the film showcases a journey to Jupiter with the intelligent computer Hal after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith beneath the lunar surface affecting human evolution.
This is the film depicts the science of space travel and mankind’s future in such a brilliant way that it remains unsurpassed to this day. The film was so far ahead of its time that humanity still hasn’t caught up. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It is one of the best Hollywood Films on Astronomical theme.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Apollo 13 is an American documentary drama film directed by Ron Howard. The star cast of the film includes Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Garry Sinise and Ed Harris.
The film is based on the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. The story of the film portrays America’s third Moon landing mission that turns into a failure after the spacecraft undergoes huge internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in peril.
The flawless portrayal of special effects, especially the space scenes and zero gravity by using Zero-G planes really moved the film, making it a master piece.
Gravity is a British sci-fi thriller film directed by Alfonso Cuaron, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney playing the roles of astronauts.
The story of the film is based on a space mission where the two astronauts never let go and work for their survival after the destruction of their space shuttle which leaves them lost and free in orbit.
The film also won seven Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects.
Prometheus is a sci-fi film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron.
The story of the film is set in the future, and portrays the crew of the spaceship Prometheus, searching for the origins of humanity across the universe. The film is also said to be a prequel to Alien series (1979) directed by the same director.
Armageddon is an American sci-fi thriller film directed by Michael Bay. The film stars an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Own Wilson, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The story of the film is based on a team of deep core drillers recruited by N.A.S.A. to save the planet, after finding that an asteroid of the size as big as Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month.