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The best space movies of the past 20 years

Cairo: Hany Kamal El Din

Drama and cinema makers have always been obsessed with outer space, and predicted its secrets, even before man could walk on the moon. The first film about space dates back to 1902, and it was a French production, and it bore the name “Journey to the Moon.”
Since then, the desire of filmmakers to talk about this vague world has increased, and the equipment used to convince the viewer that the actors are really outside the Earth has developed, and in some cases exceeded the limits of existing influences and human imagination, so it has become one of the favorite films.
And you don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it, because while some movies take us to new planets inhabited by aliens, others are not a work of fiction at all, as they are based on very real stories, lived by astronauts.
And if you want to catch up on some movies and escape from your daily worries, here’s a list of some of the best space movies of the past 20 years that take you somewhere far, far away.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
This sci-fi comedy tells the story of Arthur Dent, who finds out that his house is going to be demolished to make way for a bypass, and tries to block bulldozers. When his friend Ford Prefect takes him to a bar, he tells him he’s an alien from Gemini.

WALL-E (2008)
This animated film deals with the story of the last robot left on an uninhabitable land full of rubbish, who falls in love with another robot named Eve, who was sent to Earth in order to find out if it is possible to return to life, and it becomes possible to return to it, and he follows her into space, and although Dialogue limited, the film is visually stunning and emotional.
The film grossed $23.2 million on its premiere day and $63.1 million during its first week, ranking first at the box office.

Avatar (2009)
When this film, directed by James Cameron, was released in 2009, it managed to set a box office record for cinemas in the United States and Canada, earning an estimated $278 million in its premiere week, exceeding its $230 million production cost. This film tells the story of a crippled American soldier who is sent to a distant moon in space called Pandora, a planet inhabited by peaceful blue beings who lived in security and stability before the arrival of humans who came to dig for a very precious metal in this asteroid. Oscars ceremony.

Gravity (2013)
This American-British action-drama, a masterpiece from director Alfonso Cuarón, stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and follows the story of medical engineer Ryan Stone, who is sent on her first space shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kawski leading his mission. Last.

Interstellar (2014) Interstellar:
Directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring a great cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, and Michael Caine, this movie is one of the most successful space movies of the decade.
This film tells the story of a team of astronauts, who travel through a wormhole in an attempt to search for another habitable planet other than Earth, which is dying.

Arrival (2016)
Louise, a professor of linguistics, is called upon to lead a team of scientists trying to communicate with an alien spacecraft that has landed on Earth. It is a science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve, and it was selected by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review as one of the 10 best films of 2016, and also received 8 Academy Award nominations.

Hidden Figures (2016)
It is an American biographical drama film that tells the story of NASA’s unsung heroines: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), as these three women were behind the historic launch of astronaut John Glenn. , to become the first American to orbit the earth in 1960, and with this mission he was able to engrave their names in history.

I AM MOTHER (2019)
This film is considered one of the most successful Russian films, and it revolves around a teenage girl, whose world is shaken after she encounters another human, as she was raised by a robotic mother after the mass extinction of humanity.

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