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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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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    Avatar

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    Predator

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    Men in Black

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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    Stargate

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    The Thing

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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    The Abyss

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    Superman

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