Science-fiction films offer us a voyeuristic glance beyond the veil of time, into a future where anything is possible. The very best of these movies postulate about the technological, medical, and societal advancements that man will make decades before those feats are possible; it should come as no surprise that they are, oftentimes, unsettlingly accurate. The worst of these films, well, they tend to feature more fiction than science, driving us to painstakingly detail all the ways $140 million could have been better spent. (Here's looking at you, Armageddon.)
Thankfully, Bruce Willis can only die on an asteroid once, and some Hollywood producers still aim to release movies with scientific credibility. They may be few and far between, but they do exist.