Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity heralds the return of the glorious space porn movie. The swoon-worthy visuals make you feel as though you’re actually in space, on a unique adventure. But there’s a proud tradition of breathtaking space movies. Here are the 10 most lovely space films, before Gravity.
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Arguably one of the most gorgeous films ever created, Stanley Kubrick’s game-changing, ahead-of-their-time visuals generated a real sense of wonder and awe. There is nothing like this film, it basically reaches out, grasps the audiences face and screams, “Behold the beauty of the beyond! We may be insignificant specks in the grand design of this world, but we’re still able to touch the beauty of our galaxy.