in the 1950's I loved the movie "Destination Moon". Went to each of the episodes of the Flash Gordon serials (with Buster Crabbe), as well as Rocket Man, Shazam (Captain Marvel), and Superman.
Books? Well, this one is not science fiction, but is a projection about the future based on present-day social/political realities: "1984" by George Orwell. It is a heavy emotional impact, that I read this novel years BEFORE 1984, and regarded that future year as a distant scene! Now, it is 27 years later, and some of those things are real, and some are new and worse. Amazing what damage humans do to each other