Starring Keir Dullea, William Sylvester, and Gary Lockwood, 2001: A Space Odyssey ($9) by Stanley Kubrick is as popular today as it was back in 1968. It is a tale of human evolution through intervention by an alien monolith.
It follows a group of brave adventurers who make a space voyage to Jupiter and find that as they fight to reach the source of our species advancement that the computer, HAL, which has been enhanced using artificial intelligence, wants the same thing.
With amazing cinematography, superior acting, and the unbeatable directorial abilities of acclaimed Stanley Kubrick, this is one movie that every man is going to enjoy watching. It’s a movie that has endured the test of time and will continue to do so for years to come.
If you love the movie but would like some more details check out the 14 chapter in-depth analysis of 2001: A Space Odyssey written by Rob Ager. It is probably one of the best resources for understanding the messages and metaphors in the movie.