When dealing with rockets and high-tech gear, things are bound to go wrong. Of course, help is very far away.
NOTABLE CONTENDERS: Mission to Mars, Alien, Event Horizon
WINNER: Apollo 13
Not every rescue involves brawny heroes brandishing guns and grenades. Ron Howard’s tense and gripping adventure tale is a celebration of slide rules, duct tape and good old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity.