Best movies to celebrate the Red Planet.
The UAE is currently preparing for the upcoming Hope Probe mission that will launch a spacecraft to Mars. The event is truly monumental because UAE will be the first Arab nation to send an unmanned spacecraft into space. It is also part of its ultimate goal to introduce a human settlement on the Red Planet in the next 100 years.
To celebrate all things Mars, we rounded up the best movies about Mars that should be a worthwhile watch while you wait for the launch that will take place this weekend.
The Martian – Critically-acclaimed and a box-office hit when it was released. This movie stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars, with everyone Earth scrambling to find a way to get him back.
War of the Worlds (1953 and 2005) – Not really set on Mars, the movie deals with humans fighting back an alien invasion that came from Mars, who plans to terraform Earth to make it look like their own. The original 1953 is already a classic, but the Speilberg remake is also a favorite.
Total Recall – Probably one of the best sci-fi movies of the early 90s, the Schwarchzengger epic became a box-office hit when it was released.
Doom – While it wasn’t a great adaptation of the famous video game, Doom still had its moments. The movie set in Mars stars Dwayne Johnson battling creatures that offer something for horror and action fans.
Mars Attacks! – This Tim Burton classic features a star-studded cast from Jack Nicholson to Natalie Portman and tells a story of how Earth hilariously protects itself from a Martian invasion.
What movies about Mars did you enjoy? Share them with us in the comments!