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Hi there ladies and gentlemen.
I can't enjoy movies that are physically flawed. I know I'm gonna be bashed for saying this but I couldn't enjoy the popular science fiction franchises when I was a child because of such flaws. I'm not talking about explaining in-depth all the stuff in the movie, I'm talking about respecting the three Newton's laws. Examples:
- A spaceship stops when its engine burns out, I know in certain situations this could be plausible, but not in the way the movies show (No inertia, 1st law).
- When people are hit by ordinary 'portable gun' bullets, they fly backwards 10m (3rd law - the shooter should also fly... besides being simply ridiculous).
These are just 2 examples, but I hope you get my point (I'm not even mentioning laser guns/artificial gravity, because I'm too young to die). So, I would like to make a list of 'physically possible' movies in which the physics laws aren't so shamefully broken. I'm only considering Scifi and(/or) Action movies because their whole point has something to do with physics, in case of Scifi there's the technology of the future, which hopefully should still obey the laws of physics , and action movies are all about exploding stuff (no, cars don't explode like that AND that easily!) and sending enemies into physically defying (!breaking) necrobatics . Of course I don't expect a drama movie with a single shot fired to have perfect physical reproduction (but why not?), and of course other genres are welcome as long as the physics plays an important role in the whole shebang AND the movie takes itself seriously.
So please, contribute to the list!
Let me start with my contribution... well, I don't remember '2001 - A Space Odyssey' very well, but I think it was quite believable, I'm not going to add that to the list until someone else confirms that though. I also used to watch a lot of war movies when I was a child but I wasn't so picky on physics so I can't tell...