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15 Spectacular Science Fiction Movies you Probably Haven’t Seen Yet.

best movies15 Extraordinary Science Fiction Movies with Unpredictable Scenarios, Best Actors, Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Talented Directors.

Nobody knows the secret of Science Fiction Movies Attraction, but its a certain thing that there are billions of total space fan out there. Probably it’s because the space is a good spy and knows how to literally keep secrets untouched. As we all know, more secrets we face, more interesting, more involving, more unpredictable it becomes. You feed your fantasy with a very powerful thing, the illusion that you become close to the deepest secrets of the universe.

No wonder, it’s an amazing source of ideas for the movie directors. Whatever you think is out there – it’s all possible or not. Some director’s to powering movies use an impressive number of scientific facts and some of them feature terrible scientific mistakes. But whatever they do, if the movie is good – it is good. It is all about many other factors that bring a movie 10 starts rate for a few decades.

I run to the movie theater for every premier a science fiction movie and tracking the upcoming one`s just as an eagle. I know how to enjoy this movie genre and i know how to appreciate the director imagination. So, i would suggest never pay attention to those critics who complaining about scientific mistakes which they try to spot in every grand movie. For example, the latest “Interstellar” or “The Martian”, “Gravity”. Stephens Hawking phone probably will never stop ringing.

Hey critics, it’s just a fiction – enjoy!

Literally, it seems that I have seen all of known and trendy movies on this subject. Let’s be honest. Yes, the Hollywood filming hundreds of movies yearly. Some of them are good; some of them are saved by wonderful casting and acting. But during the last decade, on my opinion, almost every second movie seems worse than a few previous.

The Hollywood has got an impressive selection of tools to generate dramatic science fiction masterpieces. Special effects, costumes, locations, actors, computers, makeups – everything! But what about good quality scenarios and maybe unique ideas?

Ok, let me put you on the same track with me. What do think about last “Terminator Genisys” ? I don’t want to sound rude, but it has become a trash movie. Movie for one night of a premier. Even the brightest star Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t save the drama. What would you say about the first 2 chapters? Now I hear you saying: “Sure, its was James Cameron”. That’s right, almost every movie by one of those authors James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, or Stanley Kubrick is a sensation.

We all have seen those movies and have made a good research on the top 10 list out of 100. I think its time to move forward and open up something new. We have conducted own research and have brought you a special list of 15 Spectacular Science Fiction Movies that you probably haven’t seen yet. Now you have some movies to watch.

Some of them are more or less new, some one are old but they defiantly worth your attention. They have unique scenarios, interesting ideas, well-known actors performing, dramatic special visual effects and talented directors.

1. Autómata (2014), Directed By Gabe Ibáñez.

Fast forward fifty years into the future, planet earth is in the midst of gradual desertification. Mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates and the slow regression of the human race begins in AUTÓMATA. On the brink of life and the reality of death, technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Designed to bring support to society’s plight, man and robot reveal what it means to co-exist in a culture defined by human nature… 

Automata_Antonio Banderas

Scene from the movie Automata.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott,Robert Forster.

2. Europa Report (2013), Directed by Sebastián Cordero.

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.

Europa Report

Scene from the movie Europa Report

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Christian Camargo

3. K-PAX (2001), Directed By Iain Softley.

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.


Scene from the movie K-pax.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack.

4. Ghosts of Mars (2001), Directoed by John Carpenter.

2176 and Mars has been terraformed to have a breathable atmosphere. Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Ghosts of Mars

Scene from the movie Ghosts of Mars

Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier.

5. The Last Days on Mars (2013), Directed by Ruairi Robinson.

A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

The Last Days on Mars

Scene from the movie The Last Days on Mars

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai

6. Chronicle (2012), Directed by Josh Trank.

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.


Scene from the movie Chronicle

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan

7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Directed by Steven Spielberg.

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Scene from the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr

8. Dark City (1998), directed by Alex Proyas.

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Dark City

Scene from the movie Dark City


Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly

9. Coherence (2013), directed by James Ward Byrkit.

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.


Scene from the movie Coherence

Stars: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon

10.  Fire in the Sky (1993), Directed by Robert Lieberman.

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Fire in the Sky

Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer

11. The Andromeda Strain (2008), directed by Mikael Salomon.

In “The Andromeda Strain,” a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named “Andromeda,” and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced.

The Andromeda Strain

Scene from the movie The Andromeda Strain

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira

12. Gattaca (1997), Directed by Andrew Niccol.

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret.


Scene from the movie Gattaca

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law.

13. Primer (2004), Directed by Shane Carruth.

Four friends entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention.


Scene from the movie Primer

Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden.

14. Cargo (2009), Directors Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter.

In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann decides to work in the cargo ship Kassandra in an eight year travel to Station 42 that is in orbit of RH278 to raise money to meet her sister Arianne in Rhea. They keep in touch with each other, but their messages take three years to reach the other. What might be the secret of the cargo transported by Kassandra and where the spaceship is going?


Scene from the movie Cargo

Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller

15.The Box (2009), Directed by Richard Kelly.

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don’t know.


Scene from the movie The box

Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella.

Please grab, share with your friends and add your favorites.

Lest expand this list up to 25 movies, what do you think? Looking forward for you comments. 

More details on every movie you can find at imdb

Top 5 for World Photography Contests

Top 5 for World  Photography Contests, Competitions, Salons with Great Cash Prizes and with a Good Chance of Winning.


By Elangovan Subramanian

To be able to connect your hobby with ability to earn money, it’s just an incredible combination. Well, been a photographer, it’s one of the best ways to do it. Yeah, been a photographer, who earns the money is really amazing, many people do it. However, to be a photographer with a name, who does earns very good money, travels around the world, gains the audience appreciation is a bit different thing.

Well, let’s see, professional photographer it’s not just a good camera, online photo school and regular photo shooting. It’s a state of mind, ability to generate ideas and nonstop improvement, self-development and not to mention of cause – hard work. But doing all even doing everything, there is one more crucial thing. This is the participation in photo contests. This definitely increases your value as a professional in your own yes; gives you some good motivation and amazing experience; opens new horizons and ability to see things around. Nevertheless, the most valuable thing is a good prize in cash or in some other valuable shape as well as an honor and recognition. And let us face it, to become the author of a Grand Prize photo really means something, at least for you. Should I mention, that a photographer, whose name is featured in media gets better rewards and much more?

Well, this time in a post is not about those benefits. Its about top 5 World Photography Contests, Photo Salons with great cash prizes and with a good chance of winning. From the first look it seems like it’s impossible to win, but remember if you you have a goal nothing to stop you.

Those contests have a great sponsorship support buy well-known brands like Sony, Cannon etc. Some of them are supported by such International Photographic Associations as The Photographic Society of America (PSA), Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP), The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Have no doubts, no one’s going to cheat. Let’s start and get familiar with the first and very known among photo artists contests.

1. Trierenberg Super Circuit.

The World’s Largest Photo Salon. The Chairman of the salon is Chris Hinterobermaier. Chris is also known as the organizer of the Austrian Supercircuit and has a strong reputation in the world of art photography. Entry fee is required.

The Salon has almost 30 themes for entry, and that is very good. An international panel of judges select the very best entries and to distribute prestigious awards. The winners get cash money awards, the Victoria statue for the overall winner and medals.

“It is by far the largest annual salon of photography on the globe. It is the aim of this competition to find out the very best photography from different styles, techniques and genres. The TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT has established as an international benchmark of perfect photography. Not only amateur photographers, but also internationally well-known artists and professionals have been participating”.

Evgeni Kolesnik

By Evgeni Kolesnik

2. The Royal Photographic Society International Images For Science.

This Photographic Contest collects the most incredible and dramatic photographs. The theme is obvious to highlight the fabulous and unbelievable world’s of scientific research. Organizers welcome photos from all scientific fields. Let us have a look at the prizes they offer for winners. Entry is free.

  • Gold Medal (26 & Over) – £1000
  • Silver Medal (26 & Over) – £750
  • Bronze Medal (26 & Over) – £500
  • Gold Medal (18-25) – £750
  • Gold Medal (17 & Under) – £500 towards photography equipment.

“We want to see your pictures showing any aspect of science; showing how science is done, images used to record scientific information, images that depict science concepts learnt at school or from your own investigations. We want to hear from anyone at any level of knowledge or expertise; you could be a school student just starting to look at science, you could be a world-renowned researcher at a major research laboratory, you could be a photographic journalist, you could be someone interested in shapes and patterns found in science, you could be anyone!”

Top 5 for World Photography Contests

By Martin Cook

3. Sony World Photography Awards.

Its also considered the world’s largest and one of the most respected photography awards. The aim is to recognize and reward the best contemporary photography in the world. There is no entry fee for participants.

“The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.”


By Pedro Jarque

The contest has five competitions:
Professional – 14 categories, judged on a series of images,
Open – 10 categories, judged on a single image, open to all,
Youth – 3 categories, for photographers aged 12-19,
Student Focus – for those studying photography,
National Award – finding the best single image taken by a local photographer in over 50 countries.

4. National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. 

One of the most popular contest among all the photographers who love traveling adventures. But in the same time the contest has some restrictions.Its closed for residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. For today this contest is closed. But its annual one so just keep waiting till they will announce a new opening. The entry fee is required. US$15 per entry. There are four categories for entry

  • Travel Portraits,
  • Outdoor Scenes,
  • Sense of Place,
  • Spontaneous Moments.
By Anuar Patjane

By Anuar Patjane


5. Saoud Al-Thani Award for Photography.

This one will totally blow your mind. The contest is held under patronage of Sheik Saoud Al-Thani from Qatar. He is one of the most strong and important art collector in the world. No wonder that he has become a founder and personality named international photo contest with his unique name SAOUD AL-THANI AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. The contest organized extraterritorially on behalf of the Qatar Photographic Society by the experienced team of Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria. This means that event will be held with an assistance of Chris Hinterobermaier, whom i have mentioned before.

“It is the aim of the contest to promote the art of photography in establishing a world wide number one photo event. It shall encourage participants from around the globe to communicate with each other through the wonderful language of photography.”


So, as you see to participate some of the contests you should provide the entry fee. But don’t get scared – its normal. As usually in the end of contest, you get a photo book with all the winning photos and that is a very valuable thing. So, even if you haven’t gotten a prize you get the book and learn a lot.

Remember entering photo contests or other words photo salon is a special and enjoyable process. The most important to be able to accept and learn from the results. Enter as many times as you can and you never know where this journey will bring you.

Let me tell you not about how to produce a winning photo but just a few words on how to have your photo not rejected at the first stage from photo contests.

  1. Meet all the set of criteria that required. For example, have your photo in a certain, required size and format.
  2. Pay close attention to every rule regarding photo modification. For instance, permission to modifications. Some contest will permit full modifications, and others will not permit any at all, some will permit only color balance, exposure, crop or re-size the photo.
  3. Pay a close attention for the format they require. Some competitions have specific rules on the format of your entry. It can be digital, printed and submitted by email or whatever. Most digital files must be in submitted in Tiff format.
  4. The permit to enter the certain number of photos. Sometimes to enter multiple photos, increase your chances of winning, but sometimes you have to pay additional fee to enter a few sections of photo contest.
  5. Make sure you understand exactly what it is the judges are looking for in a certain theme. Themed competitions normally you a brief, so you could have a clue what the judges are looking for.
  6. Put a deep meaning and story into your entry photo. Be unique, follow only your own style.
  7. Provide the full information of your photos. It can be anything, from the date when your photo was taken to the gear you used. Some of the contests have time restrictions.
  8. Know the judges. Make your own research on each of judge, find out their likes and dislikes. You will have an idea on how to identify yourself for them.
  9. Always submit your best work. Make sure that composition, focus, exposure and everything else are strong.
  10. Keep trying and always have a goal ahead of you.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Please let me know have you ever submitted pictures to the international photography competitions, would be nice to know what do you think.