How important it is for a science fiction film to be scientifically accurate? It isn’t always necessary, I’d say. When there’s a fantasy element incorporated in the storyline, the accuracy of the scientific concepts don’t really matter. But that might not always be the case. When a realistic storyline is presented, the makers must ensure that whatever is depicted in the film is close to perfection in terms of the scientific accuracy and other technicalities. So let’s take a look at the list of most scientifically accurate sci-fi movies ever made. You can watch some of these best scientifically accurate movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Her (2013)
It might seem unfair to add a romantic film on to the list but the reason why ‘Her’ feels incredibly powerful is because of the world it manages to create and how not-so-distant it seems with all its technological advancements and the evolution of human lives. With the kind of rapid speed the world is moving at in terms of technological developments, the idea of a man falling in love with an operating system does not seem unrealistic at all. The way the film depicts its world and how we all would become slaves to technology is both frighteningly realistic and charmingly funny in many ways.
11. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Robert Wise’s sci-fi classic has somewhere got buried under the pile of seen but forgotten flicks. A satellite crashes near a small town, killing most people and what’s worse is that there also seems to be a possibility of an alien virus that would wreck the town and its inhabitants. Andromeda, a microscopic life form, kills almost any living creature it comes in contact with and can travel through air as well. What’s most effective about the film is its terrifying storyline and the way it depicts the frightening realities of infection and how bacteria goes about plaguing lives with deadly diseases and infections.
10. Gattaca (1997)