My Top 10
One of my favorite genres of movies is science-fiction. One such category within this genre is military science fiction, and below I will share with you what I think are the 10 best military science fiction movies to date.
A few years ago, I was watching a movie called The Thing (1982) and it made me realize that there were a number of good ones out there that I didn’t know about. After doing some research, I realized that it would be hard to narrow down my list to just 5 so here’s my 10 favorites:
1) Independence Day (1996)
I’m starting with this one because it’s a great movie. It has a bit of everything in it for everyone, and the fact that they saved the world from aliens makes it even better. The action is non-stop and you’re going to wish you had all the cool gadgets they have in this movie.
2) Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Tom Cruise has a bit of a reputation for making movies that provide mindless entertainment, but this movie was not one of those. This movie’s action is non-stop and provides an amazing re-watch value due to the fact that you will want to watch it over again as soon as it ends. In addition, its story line is surprisingly deep and fluid. And for those of you who know the phrase “Live, Die, Repeat” I’m pretty sure this movie started it all.
3) Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
In this movie, Aliens attack Earth for the first time and people are desperately trying to figure out how to fight back. The intensity in this movie is high throughout and leaves you wanting a sequel.
4) Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
If you’ve been a fan of the Star Wars series from the beginning, then this movie is a no-brainer for you. It’s interesting to see how they chose to retcon some events since it’s a sequel to something that doesn’t exist yet in their universe. And overall, it was different enough from the previous Star Wars movies that they didn’t feel like it was just a rehash of one of them.
5) Lockout (2012)
For those who want to see Bruce Willis and Guy Pearce at their best, then look no further than this movie. There’s just something about it that makes you wish that everything in life was that easy. In other words, if you’re going to spend a night out at the movies, I recommend this one.
6) The 5th Wave (2016)
This movie is great for those who enjoy alien invasion type movies. Additionally, the story line’s message of hope is something that many people need to see in these times. For me, this was one of those “I didn’t want this movie to end” kind of movies and I’ve already watched it twice in theaters.
7) Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Another great movie in the Independence Day series. The effects are top notch, action is non-stop, and you will get to see some of your old favorites again. I have yet to watch this one in theaters so I can’t guarantee it’s worth seeing but, based on my experience with the first two movies I’m guessing you’ll want to see this one too.
8) Apollo 18 (2011)
This movie made the list because it’s a great psychological thriller. In this movie, you follow two astronauts on a mission to the moon that discover something far more sinister than they could have ever imagined. It has that “I can’t take my eyes off of it” effect and it leaves you wanting more.
9) Repo Men (2010)
If you’re into intense and thought provoking movies then this is the one for you. The action is intense and will leave your heart beating fast by the time it’s over. Additionally, this movie presents a unique world that I’ve never seen in any other movie before making it a good watch.
10) Inception (2010)
I’m ending this list with another mind bending movie because it’s just as good as the last one. In this movie, you follow a team as they break into peoples dreams and steal their ideas. Watching how they go about doing so is impressive but if you’re anything like me then the ending will leave you saying “what just happened?!” That’s all for these movies. Stay tuned for part two where I’ll cover more good movies you should see at the theater. Thanks for reading.
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