Top 10 science fiction films, according to scientists

. Nothing like science fiction, nothing like science fiction movies The importance of this genre transcends many aspects and, best, there is something for everyone and is present in almost any artistic expression ; however often the works are under scrutiny and scientific rigor, sometimes lax argument is that broad licensing of fiction is allowed; others, quite the opposite.

Whatever tilt the balance in covering the broad spectrum of science fiction, wereview the opinions of some scientists about their favorite films of this genre.After this list, we have a special bonus of great Neil DeGrasse Tyson on favorite science fiction films, you can easily find these movies on movie25 official site.

10. The War of the Worlds (1953)


Seth Shostak knows what he ‘s talking to recommend this film based on the novel by HG Wells published in 1897, as is the director and senior astronomer at the Center for SETI research(Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Shostak says that in twenty years find extraterrestrial life … and if not, buy us a coffee. About the film directed by Byron Haskin said, after seeing it, “was sick all night” and that “this is the mark of a film that has made the difference.” There is also a 2005 version , directed by Steven Spielberg, although not so lucky.

9. Star Wars (1977)


No doubt a film that stays out of any recommendations science fiction. For Aaron Blaisdell , a professor at the UCLA Brain Research Institute in the area of behavioral neuroscience, the film directed by George Lucas changed his life since he was 9 years ( how many not? ), Which says that “nothing so fantastic and inspiring he had been exposed before on the big screen. ” In turn, Siddhartha Srinivasa The Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University is working on a robot servant like C-3PO and that ” the science fiction stimulates , as it points to a future that we must fight.”

8. Blade Runner (1982)


This cult film directed by Ridley Scott shows an amazing panorama of post – apocalyptic Earth, as well as an impressive technological breakthrough: Androids human aspect so sophisticated that it is necessary an official drive to exterminate those who leave their directors. For Daniel Novy , a scientist at the MIT Media Lab, he explains: “Inspiration is important, even at the expense of some precision.” Blade Runner is based on the novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ By Philip K. Dick , one of the 13 science fiction books every geek should read .

7. Jurassic Park (1993)


The first installment of the now – grossing franchise Steven Spielberg , left us with an open mouth with the film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton . Certainly a revolutionary and spectacular idea for geneticists scientists, anthropologists and lots of other areas are in the same place: Jurassic park. Thus, for Jack Horner , the famous anthropologist, ” Jurassic Park represents the science that we wish were true .” Horner was the discoverer of Maiasaura a hadrosaur dinosaur ornitópodo, who lived in the late Cretaceous period, which appears in the novels of Jurassic Park, though absent from the movies. Even in the new movie franchise it does not appear, although there is a long list of new dinosaurs in Jurassic World .

6. WALL-E (2008)


Steven Schlozman , assistant professor in the area of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Lecturer in Education, comments on WALL-E, “These films reflect our conceptualization of self, then distort what we see , ” and goes further: ” In WALL-E feel closer to robots or humans? ” Great question right? So, this Disney-Pixar film was directed by Andrew Stanton , and is based on the fabulous script Pete Docter , writer and director of the beautiful Inside-Out also has important scientific studies that support it .

5. Fantastic Voyage (1966)


This film directed by Richard Fleischer shows the history of the “fantastic journey” through the human body is performed in an underwater ocean exploration reduced to microscopic size Miniaturization American Center to save the life of Jan Benes.For David Carroll , director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials of Wake Forest University, this film echoed in his work , because “It’s exactly what we are working: the injection of nanobots that found a cancerous tumor, say when They found and destroy it . ” As a final note, this film inspired the novel of the great Isaac Asimovthe same year, titled in Spanish as ‘ Fantastic Voyage ‘.

4. Alien (1979)


Dear Alien franchise is signaled by Terry Johnsson research professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, as one who has “based on the life cycle of their xenomorfos in parasitic wasps on Earth , ” also he adds: ” It’s a pleasure to see a movie that recognizes how strange life can be . ”

3. Brazil (1985)


“I became an architect who works in the cities of the future , ” says Mitchell Joachim professor at New York University and co-founder of the urban project ( mind-blowing ) Terreform one . And in this film by the great Terry Gilliam, Joachim found “a fascinating dystopian and Ubando stage , ” what adds. “it’s dreamy and full of irony in a technological society south But the message is about our shared human goal of wanting a better place (to live ) “.

2. The Matrix (1999)


No doubt this film the Wachowski brothers is a must in the world of cinema and science fiction reference. A stirred plot, an interlaced and complicated argument we was revealed gradually in the franchise, after the outbreak of this tape 1999; of whichJeremy Bailenson , co-founder of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, says: ” The Matrix virtual reality brought to light , ” and rightly so . He adds, “It became easier for me to communicate the results of research on avatars, agents and virtual reality to people who are not scientific.”

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


A work that usually appears at the top of all counts. Directed byStanley Kubrick his script was made by the same director andArthur C. Clarke ; They were based on the novella of the same Clarke ‘ The Sentinel ‘, published in 1948. Anders Sandberg, aresearcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University “2001 is thoroughly realistic, doing everything possible to represent a lunar colony and a manned expedition to Jupiter. “He adds: ” I saw for the first time as a teenager, already knew the story but, as I saw, was increasingly fascinated .”


As said at the beginning, we include a few recommendations of himself Neil DeGrasse Tyson , after learning about the 8 books that every intelligent person should read according to the same scientist. Some of the films and lines up the named Tyson in the mentioned list of your 10 favorite science fiction films ; but the remaining present, you can also watch at couchtuner:

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Terminator (1984)

The Quiet Earth (1985)


Deep Impact