Black Hole

by Dark_Star09 | created - 02 Sep 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

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A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—including particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole.

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1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,614,304 | Gross: $188.02M

2. The Science of Interstellar (2015)

51 min | Documentary

The Science of Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi, Interstellar.

Director: Gail Willumsen | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kip Thorne, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Votes: 559

3. Strip the Cosmos (2014– )
Episode: Secrets of the Black Hole (2014)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary

Black holes are nature's ultimate abyss, capable of swallowing up a star the size of our Sun in seconds. There are millions of them out there, too dark to see, but gobbling up everything ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Bulling | Stars: Eric Loren, Hakeem Oluseyi, Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller

Votes: 27

4. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Monster Black Hole (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

Black holes are the least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse. We go inside the super-massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.

Director: Mark Bridge | Stars: Erik Dellums, Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Max Tegmark

Votes: 76

5. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 24,498

6. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

An alien child is evacuated from his dying world and sent to Earth to live among humans. His peace is threatened, when other survivors of his home planet invade Earth.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 729,680 | Gross: $291.05M

9. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Supermassive Black Holes (I) (2000)


Horizon examines supermassive black holes and the recent discovery that they are crucial to the formation of galaxies. Supermassive black holes were originally hypothesized to explain ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shrapnel, Andrew Fruchter, Sandra Faber, John Kormendy

Votes: 92

11. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, Phil Plait

Votes: 196

12. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (2009– )
Episode: Black Hole Odyssey (2010)

TV-G | 22 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

In sci fi, the most destructive force in the entire universe is also the key to travelling to a whole host of mind-blowing destinations. Dr. Michio Kaku aims to sort fact from fiction and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michio Kaku, Zorikh Lequidre

Votes: 9

13. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: The Riddle of Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

After reviewing theories about how black holes form and how they were detected this program looks at their counterintuitive behavior that makes them seem so bizarre.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Julie Comerford, Reinhard Genzel, Stefan Gillessen

Votes: 267

14. The Universe (2007–2015)
Episode: Cosmic Holes (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Black holes, white holes and worm holes are all consistent with Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Of the three, actual evidence exists only for black holes. Their behavior is ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Erik Thompson, Clifford V. Johnson, Mark Morris, Gregory Benford

Votes: 111

15. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )
Episode: Black Holes and Beyond

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

Professor Stephen Hawking is sure that the universe began with a Big Bang - but, like other cosmologists, he is much less certain about what will become of it. In order to find out its fate... See full summary »

16. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 168,146 | Gross: $26.67M

17. Hyperspace (2001)
Episode: Black Holes (2001)


Episode three looks at how black holes are formed and how they behave, with potential to destroy the solar system.

Director: Jeremy Turner | Star: Sam Neill

Votes: 41

18. The Black Hole (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Judd Nelson, David Selby, Heather Dawn

Votes: 1,729

19. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 589,739 | Gross: $257.73M

20. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 98,531 | Gross: $29.26M

21. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Monster Black Holes (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

Follow a basic explanation of what a black hole is an how it forms, this program explores what happen near and even inside a black hole based on current theories of gravitation. The great ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Lucas | Stars: Paul Davies, Andrew J.S. Hamilton, Kip Thorne, Tiziana Di Matteo

Votes: 31

22. The Complete Cosmos (1998– )
Episode: Black Holes, Dark Matter

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

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23. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (2006)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short

A visualization and general introduction to the phenomenon of "black holes", including speculation on their origin and contents.

Director: Thomas Lucas | Star: Liam Neeson

Votes: 53

24. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

Votes: 65,937 | Gross: $111.51M

25. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 103,794 | Gross: $37.02M

26. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

When the Dark Elves attempt to plunge the universe into darkness, Thor must embark on a perilous and personal journey that will reunite him with doctor Jane Foster.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 628,064 | Gross: $206.36M

27. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 34,298 | Gross: $14.05M

28. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that this movie is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 109,473 | Gross: $38.18M

29. The Zero Theorem (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis

Votes: 46,536 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Closer to Truth (2000– )
Episode: Why Are Black Holes Astonishing?

TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary

They warp space and time, squeeze matter to a vanishing point, and trap light so that it cannot escape. How can black holes perform such stupendous tricks, and what can we learn from them?

Director: Peter Getzels

31. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 334,775 | Gross: $257.76M

32. The Science of Doctor Who (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

British physicist Brian Cox lectures on the nature of time and space, black holes, time dilation and the possibility of time travel a la Doctor Who by using experiments featuring celebrity ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Smith, Ashley Way | Stars: Brian Cox, Matt Smith, Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell

Votes: 444

33. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 423,329 | Gross: $35.89M

34. Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009)

135 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2220 A.D., the Earth Federation launches a plan to evacuate Earth when discovering that a traveling black hole capable of destroying anything in its path is on course towards ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Yoshinobu Nishizaki, Takeshi Shirato | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Kentarô Itô, Daisuke Namikawa, Chafûrin

Votes: 184

35. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
Episode: A Sky Full of Ghosts (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Explores how light, time and gravity affects our perception of the universe

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Wesley Salter, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 2,127

36. StarTalk (2015– )
Episode: Christopher Nolan (2015)

TV-G | 41 min | Talk-Show

Discussing how director Christopher Nolan translates his love of science to his films; with theoretical cosmologist Dr. Janna Levin and comic Eugene Mirman.

Director: Bengt Anderson | Stars: Christopher Nolan, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 45

37. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett

Votes: 54,872 | Gross: $0.32M

38. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 156,703 | Gross: $71.58M

39. Eureka (2006–2012)
Episode: One Giant Leap... (2011)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Hours before the launch of the Titan mission Eureka struggles with black holes and, having decided who will stay and who will go, goodbyes.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra

Votes: 366

40. The Void (2001 Video)

R | 93 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A ruthless CEO holds a whistle blower captive when she tries to stop a top-secret particle acceleration experiment she fears may create a black hole on earth.

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Adrian Paul, Amanda Tapping, Andrew McIlroy, Lauren K. Robek

Votes: 729

41. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)
Episode: Black Hole/Stimpy's Invention (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Commander Hoek and Cadet Stimpy are sucked into the hideous vortex of a black hole. Now as inhabitants on a new planet, and constantly mutating, the pair solve an age-old mystery after ... See full summary »

Directors: John Kricfalusi, Bob Camp | Stars: Charlie Brissette, Cheryl Chase, Randy Crenshaw, Pierre DeCelles

Votes: 445

42. The Tick (1994–1997)
Episode: The Tick vs. the Big Nothing (1996)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Tick and Arthur are abducted by aliens who are trying to stop other aliens from ending everything.

Director: Hank Tucker | Stars: Townsend Coleman, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke, Jess Harnell

Votes: 48

43. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Time Keeps on Slipping (2001)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After being challenged to a game of basketball by the planet of the Globetrotters, Prof. Farnsworth creates a team of mutant, atomic supermen, but the side effects of their rapid growth endangers the universe.

Director: Chris Loudon | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 2,265

44. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: The Route of All Evil (2002)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Prof. Farnsworth's and Hermes' 12 year old sons combine forces to take over Planet Express, but their ambition is more than their ability and they need their fathers' help to save the day.

Director: Brian Sheesley | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,891

45. The Venture Bros. (2003–2018)
Episode: Victor. Echo. November. (2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Hilarity ensues when the Phantom Limb and Dr. Girlfriend try to patch up their differences with the Monarch by going on a double-date with him and his Internet date.

Director: Christopher McCulloch | Stars: James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Michael Sinterniklaas, Christopher McCulloch

Votes: 275

46. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Three Doctors: Episode Two (1973)

TV-Y | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The third Doctor and Jo find themselves on an artificial world inside the black hole while the second Doctor tries to find a way to control the organism.

Director: Lennie Mayne | Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Katy Manning

Votes: 552

47. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Impossible Planet (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When the Doctor and Rose become stranded on a planet orbiting a black hole, they find a human expedition crew and their servants, the Ood, being terrorised by the Devil.

Director: James Strong | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Danny Webb, Shaun Parkes

Votes: 6,759