2001: A Space Odyssey
When you think about science fiction and outer space in films it is nearly impossible to not think about Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. This film made the audience truly think about what they were watching as man and machine faced off in a race to find out the secrets of human existence. While so many sci-fi films focus on the impending doom of aliens and their fascination with destruction, this film toys with the idea that we’ve been watched from afar and put on a predetermined track. Pitting a brilliant man and a clever machine against each other is one of the tensest competitions in film history. And really, that ending still to this day continues to blow the minds of audiences young and old!