To say that Denis Villeneuve has a soft spot for science fiction would be an understatement. The director clearly has a taste for the genre, directing some of the most interesting projects like runner 2049 and coming soon sand dunes.
But, arguably, Villeneuve’s greatest success in this genre is arrive.. This beautiful story of communication, forgiveness and understanding takes place under the guise of a drama about first contact. If you’re looking for more movies with a cinematography and spectacular performances like this sci-fi flick, the movies below are for you.
Updated by Darby Harn on July 9, 2020: Sci-fi fans never demand too much of new content, and even with so much going on in the world over the past year, there have been few films that feel more like Advent. Recent films, even recent films, provide the best possible intellectual and emotional atmosphere. Since now is a good time to think about science and its impact on humanity, here are some other sci-fi movies like Advent.
Brilliant Night (2020)
immense night is a brand new indie film that recently debuted on Amazon. The low-budget vibe benefits this movie, which takes a Twilight-like production approach.
The entire series is actually an episode in a fictional anthology series called Paradox Theater, and takes place one night at a high school basketball game in the 1950s. A radio DJ finds a strange audio signal and the rest is sci-fi gold.
This movie is a bit old but very suitable for anyone who likes it arriveIn Danny Boyle’s film Deadly Simple, a team of astronauts and scientists head for the sun with a payload designed to restart our star after it begins to die.guess training, Slumdog Millionaire,et cetera).
The 2007 film is overlooked in many ways, but it has an incredible cast, including Cillian Murphy and future Captain America himself Chris Evans. Well worth the time to look for it.
Upscale Colors (2013)
upstream color is another overlooked film from 2013, written, directed, produced and starred by Shane Carruth, who also made this incredible time travel. LiningSince 2004. upstream color Not another time travel story, but arrive Capable of enjoying elaborate stories unraveling.
In the film, a man known only as a thief appears to be harvesting a larva-like entity that, when ingested, can have a profound effect on the human mind. extensive. Who is who and what becomes the main question in the movie.
Quick Color (2018)
color fast is a great movie of 2018 that covers many different genres. On the one hand, this is a superhero movie. Ruth (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has the super power to cause earthquakes.
The film is also set in a post-apocalyptic setting, taking place during a time of severe water shortages in the United States. But what it’s really about is family. Ruth returns to the house she hasn’t been in a long time, trying to reconcile with the estranged mother and daughter, each with their own superhuman abilities.
Under the Skin (2013)
subcutaneous is a beautiful and esoteric 2013 film starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien entity that comes to Earth to eat humans… but it’s not that simple. Johnson’s aliens, who skinned humans and impersonated themselves, drove across Scotland in search of more victims.
It sounds ridiculous, but it’s haunting and dark, punctuated by an eerie soundtrack. The film explores questions of identity and loneliness, but never really offers any easy answers. Or no answer at all.
Old Machine (2015)
The directorial debut of Alex Garland defies genre. The film won an Oscar, beating out films like Divine Power Awakens And Crazy Max: Road of Rage in the Visual Effects category. This concise masterpiece explores not only issues of artificial intelligence but also issues of gender and sexuality.
Alicia Vikander’s performance as AI Ava is mesmerizing, fully rendered in her largely CGI-rendered movements. Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson also have formidable duet performances. Perhaps most intriguing is the image of Garland, the skeptic and Kubrickian far more than Villeneuve.
Garland’s second feature is even more so former mechanicchose to adapt an existing novel by author Jeff VanderMeer. destruction similar to arrivetackle relationship and love issues while exploring agency, conservation, and the environment.
Again, this is a darker genre even former mechanic or arrive. destruction is a psychedelic journey into nightmarish landscapes, inhabited by mutant creatures and dwindling sanity. Natalie Portman couldn’t believe she got the lead and went through an absolute process.
Demi-Human Swordsman 2049 (2017)
Denis Villeneuve achieves the impossible with 1984’s direct sequel blade runner. The original film redefined the genre and seemed untouchable to many. However, somehow, Villeneuve created a sequel that is surprising, honest, and brilliant.
Visually, the film stands on its own, but at the same time remains true to the original. Everything feels broader in scope, dull and drab, and ultimately hopeful. Villeneuve’s ability to express range and emotions through the genre was perfectly demonstrated in this film.
The Beginning (2010)
begin was one of the best-selling sci-fi films of the last decade. Christopher Nolan’s tough rules add an understandable structure to this dream world. The sheer stakes involved are unlike anything else, giving weight to a theme that feels very ethereal.
Visually, the film is impressive, using both realistic visuals and unrealistic CGI. Hans Zimmer’s scores are explosive and emotional, and the whole thing is a murky roller coaster ride in Nolan’s head.
Interstellar Exploration (2019)
if arrive is a story about miracles that may exist beyond our galaxy, interstellar exploration Completely opposite. Faced with the extreme scarcity of extraterrestrial life, what is left of the human mind? While it still addresses these big questions about the universe, it is also more concerned with existential and interpersonal issues such as trauma, bad behavior, and relationships.
Are we just a by-product of bad upbringing, destroyed in the first place? Or, can we break the cycle and start over? Questions like these are fueled by the best performance of Brad Pitt’s career as well as unrealistic settings and action scenes. It is brooding and heavy, but never pretentious.
she (Starring Joaquin Phoenix) is at the bottom of the sci-fi movie emotional spectrum. The artificial intelligence factor is much less important than the actual relationships involved. It’s a romantic drama about love, trauma, and the possessiveness that comes with it, which happens to be a sci-fi movie.
If anything, the sci-fi elements are like an upgraded version of today’s technology and the isolation it creates. It’s a beautiful movie with sci-fi roots, but it’s close to us today because of its relatable emotional themes.
Among the Stars (2014)
arrive The unexpected time travel twist has a direct connection to Christopher Nolan’s space travel movie. In both films, the protagonist suffers the death of a child in a time difference, but here, it’s through a young person traveling into the future.
The film is often an echo of more abstract features like Kubrick’s. 2002: Space Adventures. But the emotional core is fully functional. both among the stars And arrive is about re-establishing a hopeful vision of the future that our current skeptical society has lost.
moon is a great one-off sci-fi movie with twists and turns. As you might have guessed, this moon-set movie deals with representative elements, with a seriously human element to it.
If you’re looking for a great central performance in a sci-fi movie, look no further. Sam Rockwell completely kills it in this movie, giving the book an amusing and heartfelt performance. Bright side? Not once has he played a racist game! However, to be honest, the film is an excellent sci-fi movie with a lot of tension.
Rian Johnson is a master of the deconstruction genre. So seeing him do it with this sci-fi noir is a game changer. This is the first film in a long time to feature a brilliant performance by Bruce Willis, who has truly captured the tortured soul of Old Joe.
The film is a tangible near-future, far enough away to escape realism but close enough to make an impact. Again, it covers many of the same topics about breaking the cycle of trauma arrive Do. but where arrive much larger scale, robber Contains a smaller micro-lens.
District 9 (2009)
arrive First Contact’s vision goes beyond the tradition of Neil Blomkamp District 9, but it’s also possible that his thinking is more realistic. In direct parallel with the horrors of the apartheid regime in South Africa, District 9 uses his alien backstory to solve a serious xenophobic systemic problem.
But the movie is much more interesting than the brooding nature arrive. The district is full of explosive action and comedy 9 Delivering a sci-fi action movie, the film is still unafraid to delve into the more political arguments behind the story.