The Best Space Movies Films
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The Best Space Movies

List Criteria: Only movies that happen in space or deal with space travel.

A list of the best space movies. These are the top movies that take place in outer space, and they're all good.

What are the best space movies? Animated and live-action films have been included as well as films from all periods, old and new. What are the greatest movies about space? Sci-Fi is obviously the most popular genre, but other genres have been included. What are the best space movies of all time? 1980s space movies were especially popular, as well as ones that were funny, or cartoons. 

If you're looking for a serious classic, then you can't go wrong with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Other favorites in the genre include films in the Alien franchise, movies about astronauts, space action movies, and epic instant classics like Gravity.

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    the people's #1 & most listed Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban

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    Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

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    ranked low on reranks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowall

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Kevin Spacey, Kaya Scodelario

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    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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    ranked low on reranks Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    added by NadiH Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, John Candy

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    Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

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    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr., Scott Kraft

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    Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Barbara Bosson

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    ranked low on reranks Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

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    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Plummer

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    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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    ranked low on reranks Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    ranked low on reranks Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Sam Jaffe

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    William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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