Directed by the godfather of special effects, Georges Melies would introduce us to the possibilities of the future by creatively concocting a fun fantasy about astronomers heading to the moon. When they get there they're confronted with extraterrestrials known as the Selenites. They're able to make their escape and to return back to Earth where they're given a heroes welcome!
This would be the first science fiction movie ever made to take us to another planet. The effects here are truly inspiring. For the year 1902, Melies sure knew how to be inventive with what he had to work with back then. The infamous scene where the astronomers land directly into the eye of the moon is an image that will forever be branded upon the brain and has been for decades in cinema history. This is a landmark film for the science fiction genre.