The eventual colonization of Mars seems to be on everyone’s mind. Probably because the end of life on our own planet seems more and more imminent these days. (Especially if your name rhymes with Free-lon Busk.) But the red planet has fascinated us for a long time. So now we’re proving it with this inventory of sci-fi movies set on Mars. And it’s an educational effort. Because, in case you need to make a hasty getaway from Earth, we’ve compiled the best sci-fi movies set on Mars. Note: This means unwatchable stinkers like Red Planet and Doom did not make the cut. Our apologies to Val Kilmer and Dwayne Johnson.
Written by acclaimed science fiction author Juan Miguel Aguilera, Stranded stars Vincent Gallo and a team of Spanish actors (including the director, María Lidón) as the first humans to set foot on Mars. As the title suggests, things do not go exactly according to plan, and the film depicts the astronauts’ attempts at survival with gripping elan and intense imagery.