Beyond telling a story, science fiction should make you think deeply. To that end, WIRED guest editor President Obama offers this list of essential films and TV shows that will expand your mind. His selections include groundbreaking classics and contemporary hits, each taking you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and the depths of the human psyche.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Blade Runner (1982)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977)
Star Trek (1966-69)
The Martian (2015)