Describing "Inception" can be a difficult proposition since, like most of Nolan's films, it’s a movie that gets viewers to think while they enjoy stunning visuals. It asks deep questions about existence and what it means to be human, concepts that are touched upon in James Cameron's “Avatar” as the protagonist interacts with the Na'vi.
The movie launched one of the most successful sci-fi franchises ever to hit cinema screens, and its use of special effects and models to create stunning new worlds was groundbreaking. Like "Avatar," it takes viewers to alien planets and lets them experience different environments and species in a believable way that completely immerses them in a galaxy far, far away.
Released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim, "The Shape of Water" is a romantic fantasy film dealing with a female janitor who falls in love with a mysterious amphibian creature held captive by the US government. Much like “Avatar”, "The Shape of Water" examines the dynamic between a human and a being who is from another world.
"Prometheus" is a sci-fi horror film by Ridley Scott which essentially serves as a prequel to the "Alien" series. This rather dark sci-fi film takes viewers to a new location in space, far away from Earth — something that "Avatar" does when it whisks the audience to the jungles of Pandora.
A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, “Jurassic Park” presents the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically recreated dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real-world implications. It was a groundbreaking movie, in much the same way that "Avatar" is, and contains the same sense of adventure, wonder, and drama as the James Cameron film.