Europa Report (2013)
A Pleasant Surprise
This movie is exactly what you hope for in a low budget sci-fi thriller. You're not watching it for the TV-level special effects. There's not a lot of "action" per se in the traditional sense of the word. But what I love about this movie is that it is geared toward people who actually think about space and the possibilities. How likely is it that there is alien life on one of Jupiter's moons? Why do we only focus on Mars which pretty likely does not harbor life? What could lurk beneath the icy frozen waters of Jupiter's Moon Europa? This is not a space opera but more of a short story intelligently pulled together into an intriguing movie.