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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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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    1986 More
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    1968 More
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977 More
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    Planet of the Apes

    1968 More
    77
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    2000 More
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    Stargate

    1994 More
    71
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982 More
    70
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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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    Enemy Mine

    1985 More
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    The Thing

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    1956 More
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    1991 More
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    Superman

    1978 More
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