10 Movies Every Science Loving Gen-Z Zoomer Should Watch

Here’s a no-nonsense list.

2 min readDec 20, 2022

The Matrix (1999) - Directed by The Wachowski Brothers, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss. A computer programmer learns that the reality he experiences is actually a simulated world created by sentient machines. It borrows philosophical concepts from Hinduism and makes a great story and spectacle out of them.

Blade Runner (1982) - Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, and Rutger Hauer. A former police officer is tasked with hunting down a group of replicants who have escaped from an off-world colony and are now living among humans on Earth.

Interstellar (2014) - Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. A team of astronauts embark on a mission to find a new habitable planet for humanity as Earth faces environmental and resource depletion.

War of the Worlds (2005) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, and Tim Robbins. After an alien invasion, a father and his two children must fight for survival and find their way to safety.

Inception (2010) - Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page. A professional thief is offered the chance to have his criminal record erased if he can successfully plant an idea into the mind of a CEO. He must navigate the complex layers of the victim's subconscious to achieve his mission.

The Fifth Element (1997) - Directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman. In a future where the Earth is under threat from a massive alien attack, a taxi driver teams up with a mysterious young woman with special abilities to save the planet.

Gravity (2013) - Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Two astronauts are stranded in space after a catastrophic event destroys their shuttle and they must find a way to return to Earth.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Peter Coyote. A young boy befriends an alien who has been stranded on Earth and must help him return home before the government captures him.

The Terminator (1984) - Directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn. A cyborg assassin is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor, a woman whose unborn child will become the leader of a future resistance against machines.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - Directed by George Lucas, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. A young farm boy discovers he is a powerful Jedi and must join forces with rebels to overthrow the tyrannical Empire and save the galaxy.