At pivotal moments throughout history, mysterious monoliths appear in key locations that spur humanity onwards to their eventual destiny. Thousands of years have passed since the last monolith was seen and the latest one has been found on the surface of the moon. As a crew of astronauts investigate the site of the excavation, it is discovered that the monolith was intentionally placed there, but there is no indication as to who could have done it. As the monolith was excavated, a single radio transmission was made pointed toward Jupiter. 18 months later, a supercomputer and crew of astronauts are launched towards Jupiter to find what the monolith wants them to see.
2001: A Space Odyssey is an incredible film. It was shot and released before humanity even set foot on the moon, which is absolutely insane to think about (although, this is one of the main reasons why people think that Kubrick was involved in “faking the moon landing”). The genre-defining visuals, iconic dialogue from HAL 9000, and awe-inspiring score have made 2001 an incredibly influential film for the ages.
2001: A Space Odyssey is available to watch on HBO Max.