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. Feel free to check out other related movie lists such as our Disney movies list, best drama movies and best action movies on Netflix.

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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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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  10. 10
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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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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    ranked low on reranks Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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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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    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt

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    Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr., Scott Kraft

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Barbara Bosson

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    Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh

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

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    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Christopher Plummer

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    Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman

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

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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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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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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