09 Movie Adaptations of Science Fiction Books That Actually Worked!

Science Fiction films have been an essential part of the film industry even before the technological advancement in CGI. Filmmakers have never shied away from creating movies from popular Sci-fi novels but taking the magic of words and portraying it onto a silver screen has always been challenging.

Some films did it with great success; some have been an absolute catastrophe. Looking back to some of the biggest sci-fi films in the past, here is the list of our favorite movies based on science fiction novels.

Science fiction books to movie adaptations

2001: A Space Odyssey


Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered one of the most outstanding cinematic achievements of all time. 2001: A Space Odyssey, a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, tells the story of human evolution and space exploration, where Clarke beautifully weaved science, mysticism, theory, and fantasy with the story.

Both the movie and the book were written in tandem with the film. Clarke and Kubrick inspiring each other with ideas to write the story and both the film and the book were published in the same year 1968.

However, one must read the book and watch the movie to get the taste of the story because, at some points, the film overtook writing and vice versa.

The movie was received various criticism from the audience. Some people saw it as an optimistic movie for human evolution and hope, some saw it as a dark apocalyptic movie. Nonetheless, this film is widely known as the greatest and influential film of all time. It was deemed as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress in the year 1991.

As far as legacies go, 2001: A Space Odyssey will likely be best remembered for the inspiration it provided to future generations.

Ugly Score: 93%

The Martian

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AAs one of the beloved Sci-fi movies of recent times, Ridley Scott's The Martian is a story of an astronaut who was left behind on Mars and survived and returned back.