Best new Science Fiction movies (2016) - Top Netflix & Cinema
In literature as well as in cinema snobs have a tendency to discard science fiction as a silly genre, as a commercial genre or simply as a genre lacking the depth required to be taken seriously. This list proves them wrong!
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best science fiction movies of 2016 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Morten Tyldum, J.J. Abrams & Ridley Scott our new science fiction genre directors? In literature as well as in cinema snobs have a tendency to discard science fiction as a silly genre, as a commercial genre or simply as a genre lacking the depth required to be taken seriously. I will admit that science fiction films, especially sci-fi cinema in 2014, is not my genre of preference (mainly because it has become Hollywood’s genre of preference, producing the one huge shallow sci-fi blockbuster trilogy after the other), but I will be the first to acknowledge the importance of such films. In literature Vonnegut’s Slaughter House 5 told us more about the horrors of the Second World War than most novels combined, and in cinema a number of sci-fi films have told us more about human nature and society than most dramas combined. By taking us out of a familiar context they expose our fear, hypocrisy and confront us with questions we are reluctant to face.
I won’t be arguing that in the 2010’s up to 2014/2015 we have seen a new 2001: A Space Odyssey (although one reminds us of Kubrick), but there are some incredible films made that should be on the best science fiction films of all time list. Here you can at least find films that are worthy to be on the best Sci-fi films of the 2010’s list.
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017 523 science fiction movies scheduled for release this year. Slowly, year by year, more big budget sci-fi's were being released by Hollywood. Futuristic and dystopian flicks were eagerly received by the movie-going population, and studios increased their production. In 2016 the biggest spike occurred with 131 movies more than in 2015.
Greek arthouse director Yorgos Lanthimos returns with a very weird and intriguing dystopian film about a man (Colin Farell) who will be transformed into an animal unless he finds he a partner. Highly recommended!
Vagely remminiscent of Steven Spielbergs best work, Midnight Special tells the tale of a young boy with a supernatural gift being chased after by both the police and a religious cult. The film has it flaws, but in the hands of a gifted director like Nichols...
Any Christopher Nolan project is obsessively monitored by film fans, and lately Nolan has proven himself increasingly interesting for sci-fi fans. He has always been keen on integrating sci-fi elements into his stories, but with Inception (2010, included on the list below) and now Interstellar he seems to be going all the way. In Interstellar the limitations of space travel are surpassed by making use of a newly discovered wormhole. A small group of explorers, among them Matthew McConaughey, will undertake this journey first.
Art house queen Claire Denis will be making her very first English-language film after years of making disturbing but poetic European art house. Who could guess it would be a sci-fi space movie with Robert Patterson.