From the book:

2001:A Space Odyssey BY Clarke, Arthur C.

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1968

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE


When this came out it was spectacular. No one had ever seen spaceships imagined on the screen like this. Or weightlessness so convincing.

Now a days, this movie would be boring given that we have seen so many well done space scenes (ala Star Wars) and actual weightlessness (Apollo 13).

Still and all. This is a classic. Watch the trailer

Summary from IMDB

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. Written by Larry Cousins