Films have played a significant role in our lives for over a hundred years. We watch movies to escape from reality and experience a time, place, or situation that we could never encounter in our everyday lives. But even so, for a film to have an impact, there needs to be something that the audience can relate to, either in the story, characters, setting, or, preferably, all three.
For that reason, it is no surprise the most popular movies can extend their influence across all aspects of lives, not just in the usual board and video games, but even as far as being the themes for slingo bingo games at well-known operators, Foxy Bingo being one of the most popular brands.
And with our lives becoming ever-more dependent on and dominated by technology, sci-fi films no longer seem complete fantasy. Here we’ll look at our big of the best 5 Sci-Fi films of all time.
Back to the Future (1985)
The adventures of Marty McFly as he traveled backward and forward through time in Doc Brown’s souped-up Delorean captured the hearts and minds of audiences in the ’80s. Each part in the three-film franchise is a classic in its own right.
The fact that the films dealt with the concepts of time travel and its consequences while also providing great entertainment for all the family has earned them a place on this list.
The original Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the unstoppable cyborg assassin might not have been as big a hit as the later films in the series.
But for our money, it’s by far the best. It combines great action scenes, special effects that have stood the test of time, and a grim look at a possible future world where A.I. technology has galloped out of control and threatens the very existence of mankind.
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner sees the brilliant Harrison Ford play the “blade runner” cop Rick Deckard, who is charged with hunting down the humanoid Replicant robots who have taken refuge on Earth after escaping from a worker colony. Blade Runner is a great sci-fi adventure that provides plenty of action and exciting sets while also tackling the question of what it means to be human.
Star Wars (1977)
The original Star Wars film introduced us all to R2-D2, C3PO, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and all the no famous cast of characters in an epic blockbuster that spawned a further 11 movies. The whole series is characterized by predictions of future technological developments, some of which, like bionic limbs and robots capable of interacting with humans, have already come to pass.
Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic centers around the efforts of a bunch of kids to help a friendly alien, E.T. The poor fellow has been stranded on Earth and strikes up a close bond with Elliot, the boy who finds him.
This touching movie keeps the audience in suspense as they watch the relationship bloom while our heroes try to keep E.T. out of the clutches of the U.S. Army and set him safely on his way home.