For astronomy lovers and those who want to discover this fantastic world, below we recommend a list of 10 films that you cannot miss to enjoy space and all the secrets it hides. We offer you our selection.
The film directed by Alfonso Cuarón Orozco, ‘Gravity’ has become one of the most representative films of this theme in recent times. With Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as protagonists, it represents the story of astronauts who have an accident in the middle of space while trying to fix a satellite.
Poster for the movie 'Gravity'. Source: Filmaffinity
A classic of the world of cinema that results in a film full of emotions that you will not be able to separate from the screen.
Michael Bay’s Armageddon is about how NASA experts organize to save the planet from possible destruction due to an asteroid that is scheduled to hit the earth.
Poster of the movie 'Armageddon'. Source: Filmaffinity
This film by Robert Zemeckis stands out for its great scientific veracity. Based on Carl Sagan’s novel, it tells the story of a group of scientists who analyze the radio waves coming from space with the aim of finding life, and one day they get a big surprise.
A true-to-life movie that combines astronomy, astrobiology, astrophysics and mystery in equal parts.
Poster of the film 'Contact'. Source: Filmaffinity
‘Apollo 13’ is a classic of classics. Directed by Ron Howard, it is considered one of the most representative films of what a journey through space entails. In this film you can see the story of how a group of 4 astronauts start a journey to the moon where they suffer a serious accident before arriving there.
Poster of the movie 'Apollo 13'. Source: Filmaffinity
For people who like movies with a dramatic tone, the fictional story of ‘Hidden Figures’ will live up to expectations.
Through this film we can see and experience the experience of three African-American women dedicated to science who worked at NASA during the sixties. A film that is both a social critique and of a feminist nature, showing the obstacles and difficulties encountered on the way to being able to participate in the great project.
Poster for the film 'Hidden Figs'. Source: Filmaffinity
This film directed by Christopher Nolan was a box office hit in the year of its release, and is arguably one of the most fantastic space adventures ever.
He talks about black holes, relativity of time, parallel dimensions and many more theories always at the hand of the world of astronomy. A true story of the search for a habitable planet.
Poster of the film 'Interstellar'. Source: Filmaffinity
It could be said to be the quintessential space-themed film. Directed by Stantley Kubrik, it is one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. A film that surely everyone has seen, but that could not be missing from this list.
The film narrates different stages of the story and how the artificial intelligence rebels against the crew of a NASA mission in space. A projection that shows us concepts of astronomy and astrophysics with a human vision.
Poster of the movie '2001'. Source: Filmaffinity
Finally, we present an option for the little ones in the house to get started in the world of astronomy. The film ‘Atrapa la bandera’ by Enrique Gato, is one of the best options.
This film tells the story of a boy who has to save the moon from the evil one who wants to keep it. The game he has always played from his room will become reality and he will have to fight to win it with the help of his friends and his grandfather.
Poster of the film 'Capture the flag'. Source: filmaffinity