Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Byron Haskin
It's tough to beat this sci-fi classic. And I write about it pretty often. So I'll be brief.
Here. Here. Here. and Here. And part of why we even have a "mars" category here at The Signal Watch.
I own a model of the Martian craft and of a Martian. This movie is absolutely my jam.
Anyway, you can read prior posts about that, but it was indeed a lot of fun to watch the movie with other people, some of whom had seen it, and some not. It's a high water mark of science fiction film for a reason, and I expect that won't diminish for some time.
Even Spielberg seemed to only bounce up against this version with his 2005 version of the story. But I think there's room for all the interpretations. And all the movies (see: Independence Day) that riff on it or rip it off.
Anyway, it disappears from Amazon Prime Monday, so you have like a day or two to watch it for "free".