2001: A Space Odyssey
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A pair of astronauts head to Jupiter to investigate a radio signal sent from a mysterious monolith on the moon, but their tranquil trip is endangered when their on-board computer begins acting oddly. The simple plot of director Stanley Kubrick’s inspired space adventure (co-scripted with noted science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke) belies the profound philosophical implications of this classic film, which inspires viewers to ask questions about the nature of advanced civilizations… and of human consciousness. Nearly half a century after its release, the film’s groundbreaking special effects are still breathtaking, and its ending still mind-bending.
UK | USA, 1968, 149 minutes, Rated G, Directed by Stanley Kubrick