50 years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to walk on the moon’s surface, uttering the words that went down in history: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
The Apollo 11 mission was gigantic moment not only for NASA and the United States, but for people all over the world as it became one of humanity’s milestones, and not to mention sparked a popularity among children wishing to become astronauts.
But with this rainy weather, there’s only so much we can do to celebrate bringing man to the moon, so here’s a list of space films you can watch to honor the occasion, and to relive those astronaut dreams of yours.
First Man (2018)
Of course the first movie we suggest one that details the story of Neil Armstrong himself and the journey he went through to become the first man to step on the moon. Armstrong is played by Ryan Gosling, under the direction of La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Apart from Armstrong’s Apollo 11, the most well-known NASA mission is the “failed success” of Apollo 13, which experienced trouble on their way to the moon. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise star in this exciting space film directed by Ron Howard.
In Gravity, nearly everything happens in space, and thanks to Alfonso Cuaron’s film we are officially scared of being adrift in space (aliens? come on, try being lost in space). Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as two astronauts struggling to return to Earth.
The Martian (2015)
Okay, okay, it’s not the moon, but imagine how cool it would be to go to Mars? Or maybe not so cool, as Matt Damon shows how lived months on the red planets after being accidentally left behind. Ridley Scott, the man behind the Alien franchise, directs – so might as well check out Alien too.
If there is one director who can execute space well, it’s Christopher Nolan. Interstellar follows astronauts in search of a new planet when Earth slowly corrupts. We advise you have some tissues ready, because the movie has some of the most thrilling and emotional scenes ever.
Which movie are you going to watch first?
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