6. Interstellar (2014)

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and David Gyasi in Interstellar (2014)

The genius premise:

Earth is dying, and humanity needs a miracle. Three potential new homes among the stars have been found, but assessing them is a dangerous task. A devoted father must risk never seeing his children again in order to complete his mission due to complications involving complex (i.e. real) scientific concepts.

Did it fulfil its potential?

Yes, but it depends on who you ask. Interstellar is mind-bending sci-fi at its finest, but it’s perhaps a touch cerebral for some audiences. Christopher Nolan didn’t make this is a casual popcorn flick, that’s for sure – but if you like huge thought-provoking spectacle, Interstellar is as good as they come.