But what about those who want their science fiction to be a bit more…animated? No need to worry, because there are great science fiction animated movies out there for fans of all ages. From anime icons to Pixar classics, here are ten animated movies every science-fiction junkie needs to see.
released in 1988, akira is fondly remembered as one of the greatest anime movies of all time. Set in a dystopian 2019, the film tells the story of Tetsuo, a boy who gains superpowers after a motorcycle accident. Because of these powers he becomes involved in a dark government project and all Neo-Tokyo is thrown into turmoil.
More than thirty years after its initial release, akira The anime world continues to welcome newcomers. The cyberpunk setting, great animation, and engaging commentary make this a must-see for science fiction fans.
long before light year, to WALL-E It was Pixar’s first voyage into the reaches of outer space. The film follows the title character, a robot designed to dispose of garbage, as he roams the earth long abandoned by mankind. Eventually, he makes his way into space and goes on an adventure that changes the fate of humanity forever.
to WALL-E There remains an interesting quirk in Pixar’s library, even after so many films have followed. The stunning sound design and stunning visuals combine to make this a Pixar film that is truly out of this world.
‘Cowboy Bebop: The Movie’ (2001)
when Cowboy Bebop The anime is often touted as one of the greatest animated series of all time, with little generally being said about its film. Taking place during the latter part of the series, the film sees the Bebop crew going up against a terrorist who plans to subject the humans of Mars to a deadly virus.
Although the discussion of the film is not as much as the series, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie He has everything that has made the show so beloved to so many people. From compelling characters to a killer soundtrack, there’s a lot to love, whether you’ve seen the show or not.
‘Treasure Planet’ (2002)
treasure Planet, directed by Disney regulars john musker And ron clements, remains the studio’s best-known science fiction adventure twenty years after its release. A sci-fi retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson The novel, the film follows young Jim Hawkins as he embarks on a perilous journey to search for a long-lost treasure.
While it was a box-office bomb when it released in theaters, timing has been kind for Jim Hawkins’ story. Between a strong voice cast and an imaginative take on the universe, it might be time to give it another shot.
‘Ghost in the Shell’
Another benchmark title in anime, Ghost in the Shell Long hailed as one of the best cyberpunk works of all time. Set in futuristic 2029, the film follows cybernetic human Motoko Kusanagi as she attempts to trace and find an unknown hacker.
Although the film flopped during its initial release, it has become an underground success, inspiring other franchises such asmold, For anyone who enjoys cyberpunk stories, few stand on the same level as the originals. Ghost in the Shell,
“The Transformers: The Movie” (1986)
transformer Movies may be the craze these days, but so far only one animated film based on the toyline has been made. The Transformers: The Movie The original cartoon bridged the gap between the second and third seasons, killing off many fan favorites and introducing new faces in the process.
Although many would argue that the film is little more than a toy commercial, its beautiful animation, iconic ’80s soundtrack, and impressive sound do more than make it worth a watch. Plus, can you really say no to a movie that features orson welles As a giant robot?
‘Castle in the Sky’ (1986)
Studio Ghibli is no stranger to making great animated features, but their first film, Castle in the Sky, His most notable science-fiction effort. Set in the late 1800s, it follows a boy and a girl who are on a search for a lost castle. During the journey, everyone from pirates to the army tries to capture them and the mysterious crystal they possess.
While it may not be the most remembered film in the Ghibli catalog, the inventive steampunk setting and lovable characters make for a film that is just as entertaining as its successor. You can’t go wrong with a movie that gave the world Studio Ghibli, right?
“Titan AE” (2000)
Final feature film directed by don bluth, Titan AE Fox Animation Studios’ short-lived foray into space opera. Set hundreds of years in the future, the film follows Kale Tucker as he embarks on a journey to protect a spacecraft that could form a new planet after Earth is destroyed.
Although the film was a flop at the box office, Titan AE Has managed to find a cult following since its release. With a unique voice cast, deep vocals, and stellar art direction, it’s no surprise that many people have fallen in love with Bluth’s ultimate directorial effort.
Not every science-fiction movie needs to be serious to be good. 2005 comedy robotsThe inventor that leads Rodney Copperbottom on a mission to make his dreams come true is proof.
robots remains a favorite among the generation that watched it as kids, and it’s not hard to see why. With a strong cast and amazing aesthetics of the artist William Joyce On display, the film will surely please science-fiction fans of all ages.
Superhero flicks are a dime a dime a dozen these days, but animated movies with cape and tights are surprisingly few. However, at least megamindJoe follows the titular villain as he searches for life after defeating his nemesis, Metro Man.
megaminds Its biggest strength is its comedy. It lampoons classic superhero tropes and cliches, but still feels completely original. If you are tired of the endless onslaught of superhero movies, megaminds Comedic Touch might be just the medicine you’re looking for.
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