10 Sci-fi Movies Which Used Accurate Science


We watch a lot of science fiction movies don’t we? And most of them make up facts to justify their narratives. But a few science fiction movies use are accurate science and they are also backed by a lot of in-depth scientific research. Here is a lits of movies which have used accurate science:


Directed by Christopher Nolan, this movie had been released in 2014. Humanity is under a threat and NASA starts a journey in search of a world where human beings can survive. Excluding the ending, everything in this movie was scientifically correct. The cast included Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.


The Martian

The Martian was directed by Ridley Scott. This film is about an astronaut who is left behind on Mars. He assumes that his fellow astronauts are dead. The survival techniques in this movie and the cultivation of potatoes in space are accurate.  The cast includes Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig.


Doctor Strange

This movie is directed by Scott Derrickson and was released in 2016. It is the story of a neurosurgeon who regains the ability to use his hands after he lost it in an accident. According to Adam Frank, an astrophysicist, the multiverse which was shown in this film might be a possibility as quantum effect can actually split the universe into other parallels. The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Benedict Wong.


Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a Ridley Scott movie and had been released in 1982. This film tells the story of Blade Runner who is on a mission to kill genetically engineered replicates which are entering earth. The Replicant part is not true, but a few specialists say that the future portrayed in this film is accurate. The cast includes Sean Young, Harrison Ford, Edward James Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Olmos.



Arrival is a movie which is directed by Denis Villeneuve. It was released in 2016. This movie is based on ‘Story of Your Life’ and tells the story of humans’ first contact with aliens. Amy Adams plays a linguist who has to communicate with them. Stephen Wolfram, a scientist and his son, Christopher helped in depicting the events in this film in very accurate ways. The cast includes Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma and Forest Whitaker.


Deep Impact (1998)

An amateur astronomer discovers a comet that can destroy the earth. Th govt tries to stop this space rock and fires missiles. The fragments of the comet splash into the Atlantic Ocean and then triggers a tsunami. A NASA scientist had said:

“[Deep Impact is] almost a lesson. To find a movie that was accurate to asteroid physics was a nice surprise, ” he said.

Minority Report (2002)

The pre-crime systems in this film are being tested out in America. This movie was based in 2054 and is one of the most accurate sci-fi films. Many things which have been featured in this movie have now become a reality like retinal scanners, motion tracking computer interfaces etc.

Her (2013)

This film portrays a relationship between a man and an AI. It had given a vision of future relationships. Ray Kurzweil (a computer scientist) had said,

“[Her] compellingly presents the core idea that a software program (an AI) can – will – be believably human and lovable. This is a breakthrough concept in cinematic futurism in the way that The Matrix presented a realistic vision that virtual reality will ultimately be as real as, well, real reality.”

Gattaca (1997)

This movie showed a society where geneticists inspected human embryos and discarded undesirable traits. This has no become a reality. The scientists have achieved this feat and manipulated the gene sequence in mice and worms.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, he consulted a lot of scientists to put things into place in this movie. From centrifugal force, time to reach Jupiter and proportionate sizing of spacecrafts everything had been researched.