Last year’s The Martian offered a completely different sentimentality than Buried, in that it was all about sentimentality (in a good way). What is often regarded as Cast Away-in space, The Martian is about astronaut/botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who has to figure out how to survive on Mars after his crew mates accidentally leave him there during a freak storm. Unlike Buried, which sees a government that doesn’t try hard enough, this film’s entire climax of Watney being rescued is broadcast on live television for the whole world to see. A lot of scenes are dedicated to NASA arguing about the best way possible to save Watney, interspersed with Watney’s comical video logs. In short, this film sees an entire world come together to save just one man. It’s an inspiring tale of one man’s survival, but also of one world working together for the first time in history. It doesn’t get much better than that.