The Best Documentaries About Space Films

The Best Documentaries About Space

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List Criteria: Documentary films about astronauts, space travel, or outer space, including celestial bodies and other planets

There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects of the universe specifically discussing outer space, including the science of the universe, conspiracies about whether or not we truly landed on the moon, detailing the different planets in the solar system and the possibilities of aliens and UFO’s. No matter what your interest in watching a space documentary is, there’s sure to be the perfect fitting one included on this list.

What are the best documentaries about space? The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable when it comes to the topic of space, such as whether we’re alone in the universe or not, the beautiful qualities of the planets and the stars in our solar system and NASA space shuttle missions. Many of these films are informational, providing a historical context as well as scientific background.
 
This list has the best documentary films dealing with the subject of space, including: Orphans of Apollo, Through the Wormhole and The Planets. Vote up your favorite, spaciest documentary below or add any not already on the list.


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    Space Station 3D

    Space Station 3D

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    The Planets
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    Through the Wormhole

    Through the Wormhole

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    Nova: Earth from Space

    Nova: Earth from Space

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    Cosmic Voyage

    Cosmic Voyage Morgan Freeman

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    Turning Point: Race to the Moon: the Tragedy of Apollo One

    Turning Point: Race to the Moon: the Tragedy of Apollo One

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    Life Beyond Earth

    Life Beyond Earth Timothy Ferris

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    Race to the Moon: American Experience

    Race to the Moon: American Experience Joe Morton

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    For All Mankind

    Buzz Aldrin, Gus Grissom, Alan Bean

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    Journey to the Edge of the Universe

    Journey to the Edge of the Universe

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    The Astronomers

    The Astronomers

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    Mission to Mir: IMAX Shannon Lucid, Gennadi Strekalov, Charlie Precourt

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    Destiny in Space
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    Seconds From Disaster

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    Moon Shot

    Moon Shot

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    Hail Columbia!: IMAX

    Hail Columbia!: IMAX James Whitmore

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    Asteroids: Deadly Impact

    Asteroids: Deadly Impact

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    Failure Is Not an Option

    Failure Is Not an Option

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    UFO Files

    UFO Files

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    DreamWaves

    DreamWaves

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    The Dream Is Alive

    The Dream Is Alive

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    Our Century

    Our Century

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    Sputnik Fever

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    Lost Moon: the Triumph of Apollo 13

    Lost Moon: the Triumph of Apollo 13

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    Out of the Present

    Out of the Present Sergei Krikalev

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    Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not An Option 2

    Beyond the Moon: Failure Is Not An Option 2

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    Magnificent Desolation: Walking On The Moon 3D

    John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman

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    Fahrenheit 9/11

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    BLAST!
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    UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied

    UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied

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    An Arctic Space Odyssey

    An Arctic Space Odyssey

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    Nostalgia For The Light
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    Hyperspace

    Hyperspace

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    Horizon: the Man Who Lost His Body

    Horizon: the Man Who Lost His Body

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    Out of the Blue
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    Space Night

    Space Night

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    Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy

    Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Elliott Gould, Sergei Khrushchev

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    Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On the Moon?

    Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On the Moon?

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    Orphans of Apollo

    Orphans of Apollo

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