5 Movies For Your Inner Aquarius

If you think astrology is a load of bull, then feel free to stop reading here, but be warned: You’re missing out on the fun!

Buh-bye, Capricorn season. You’ve made the idea of “discipline” alluring and exhilarating enough to really fuel our resolution-making! But now, the astrological year has entered its final weeks, and we’re looking up from our own newly-audited routines to think about the future, society, and our communities. We’re getting ready to celebrate anti-war activist St. Valentine as well as war heroes both civil and revolutionary, predict the winter weather with a Pennsylvanian groundhog, party hard for Mardi Gras, observe a blue moon lunar eclipse, and usher in the Lunar New Year. We’re still getting down to business, just in a more out-and-about kind of way.

When you’re ready to come back in for a break, make the most of this Aquarius season with movies that epitomize this sign’s passionate humanism, earnest disregard for the status quo, unapologetically free thought, and unabashed individuality! This is the sign of rebels both with (Abraham Lincoln) and without (James Dean) a cause. Happy birthday month to beloved Aquarian stars Oprah Winfrey, Ashton Kutcher, Christian Bale, and Laura Dern, and here’s what to watch for maximizing the Aquarius Astro vibe.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

dir. Nicolas Roeg, 1976

Intergalactic sex symbol and mad genius David Bowie plays an enigmatic alien tycoon whose addiction to television proves to be his hideous undoing.


dir. Godfrey Reggio, 1982

An epic documentary experience that aims to critique humanity’s increasing separation from nature, with gorgeous cinematography and a score by experimental musician Philip Glass. Get some good snacks and let this vision of our planet’s majesty wash over you.

Fantastic Planet

dir. Rene Laloux, 1973

Who doesn’t love a top-notch cartoon for adults? In this psychedelic animated treat, humans are the subjugated pets of giant blue aliens! Trippy.

The Matrix

dir. Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 1999

Aquarians can be conspiracy theory enthusiasts who love to think they’ve gone down the rabbit hole and that maybe, just maybe, they’re the one chosen to save humanity from itself. Plus, we can all get fashion inspiration from this 90s-tastic aesthetic — it’s back in a big way.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

dir. Garth Jennings, 2005

Who doesn’t want to know the answer to life, the universe, and everything? Bonus: Space dolphins. Does it get more Aquarian than that?

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