2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [5/5]


Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Everything that could have possibly been written about this film pretty much has been by now. So instead of reviewing 2001: A Space Odyssey, I'm just going to say - if you love 2001 as much as I do, here are some other films that you might enjoy:

- The Tree of Life (2011), dir. Terrence Malick
- Solaris (1972), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
- Baraka (1992), dir. Ron Fricke
- Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), dir. Bela Tarr
- Under the Skin (2013), dir. Jonathan Glazer
- The Double Life of Veronique (1991), dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
- It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
- Angel's Egg (1985), dir. Mamoru Oshii
- Enter the Void (2009), dir. Gaspar Noe
- Waking Life (2001), dir. Richard Linklater
- Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), dir. Peter Weir
- Altered States (1980), dir. Ken Russell
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), dir. Steven Spielberg
- Upstream Color (2013), dir. Shane Carruth

You may have seen some or all of these films, but they're movies which I personally believe carry a similar mystery to Kubrick's late-60s masterpiece. To me, 2001 is the greatest film ever made... If you think it's one of the Great Films too and have yet to see a few of the titles above, give them a shot. You may find yourself absorbed in the mystery as well.

-Eli Hayes