#5. Solaris (1972)

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Mosfilm

– Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

– Stacker score: 95.5

– Metascore: 90

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– IMDb user rating: 8.1

– Runtime: 167 minutes

At the same time Americans were celebrating a comeback victory in the Space Race, Soviet Russians were dealing with their own questions of space travel and communism’s place in the future. Such is the case with “Solaris,” a Soviet film, which questions the limits of human rationality in a gorgeous, haunting, nearly three-hour production.