These sci-fi adventure movies for guys are perfect for video collections. These sci-fi adventure movies are true cinematic classics. Even amidst the staggering number of new movie releases each year, these sci-fi adventure movies continue to entertain movie lovers.
“Back to the Future.” Michael J. Fox is Marty McFly, a young teen in the Eighties who is accidentally sent back in time to 1955. There, he must make sure that his parents-to-be meet and fall in love to ensure his continued existence. The movie features a classic soundtrack courtesy of the legendary Huey Lewis and the News.
“Alien.” This 1979 flick starring Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and a young and nubile Sigourney Weaver is proof that less is indeed more. A strange creature boards a space mining ship and starts picking off crew members one by one. Director Ridley Scott demonstrates his genius by scaring the hell out of moviegoers without showing the monster in full until halfway during the movie.
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Arnold Schwarzenegger at the height of his powers. While the original “Terminator” was good, this sequel just blew audiences away. The Austrian-American muscleman returns as a futuristic cyborg. This time, he is tasked to protect John Connor, a young teen who would eventually be the leader of the resistance.
“2001: A Space Odyssey.” A strange, artificial monolith is found on the moon. Astronauts, aided by HAL, a powerful supercomputer, are dispatched to investigate. This Stanley Kubrick opus may be a tad weird and hard to follow. But those who can keep up are treated to one of the best sci-fi adventure movies of all time.
“Planet of the Apes.” Forget the abysmal Tim Burton remake starring the artist formerly known as Marky Mark. The original “Planet of the Apes” remains a cult classic even though it was first released way back in 1968. A space craft crashes on a distant planet where apes have evolved to become the most dominant species. Humans are oppressed and have become enslaved by the talking simians. The movie top-bills a young and chiseled Charlton Heston.
“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” A princess enlists the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi to deliver secret plans of the Empire's new battle station back to her home world of Alderaan. The old master then calls on Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca and a pair of droids to assist him with the mission. This franchise is probably the best known and most popular science fiction storyline in existence.
“Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” As Luke Skywalker trains under the tutelage of Yoda, his friends are pursued relentlessly by Darth Vader and the Imperial forces. This sequel to the original “Star Wars” was released in 1980 and had a strong opening weekend, grossing over $20 million at the box office.
"Inception." Dreams are no longer one's private domain as the technology to enter the human mind has been developed. Operatives known as “extractors” steal valuable information from sleeping targets during the dream state. Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is an elite extractor who has been given a task not to steal an idea but to plant one. DiCaprio is joined in this sci-fi adventure movie by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and the venerable Ken Watanabe.
“The Matrix.” This is set in a future where most of humanity has been subjugated by a race of machines and computers who harvest their bio-electrical energy and body. To keep the populace under control, humans are forced to live out their lives in a virtual world unaware that their real bodies lie inanimate in liquid filled-pods in energy plants. The movie was hailed as a cinematic breakthrough, and the film pioneered now staple Hollywood movie making techniques like “bullet time” and “wire fu.”
- Russell Deza