The Best Space Movies Films
Ultimate List
43  reranks 41,239 votes 2,946 voters 394,491 views more info

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.

List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 43 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 755
    Down 211

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    1980 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 857
    Down 220
    1979 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 762
    Down 194
    1986 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 630
    Down 205
    1977 More
    96
  5. 5
    Up 641
    Down 216
    1968 More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 525
    Down 183
    1983 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 472
    Down 198
    1982 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 524
    Down 228
    2009 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 625
    Down 205
    1997 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 489
    Down 179
    1995 More
    82
  11. 11
    Up 455
    Down 196
    1990 More
    79
  12. 12
    Up 480
    Down 204
    2008 More
    79
  13. 13
    Up 364
    Down 187

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977 More
    79
  14. 14
    Up 476
    Down 202
    1997 More
    77
  15. 15
    Up 356
    Down 161

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Planet of the Apes

    1968 More
    77
  16. 16
    Up 553
    Down 173
    2005 More
    76
  17. 17
    Up 485
    Down 159
    2000 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 397
    Down 107

    ranked low on reranks
    Predator

    1987 More
    76
  19. 19
    Up 442
    Down 193
    1996 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 499
    Down 306

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Avatar

    2009 More
    75
  21. 21
    Up 374
    Down 197
    1999 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 433
    Down 202
    2009 More
    74
  23. 23
    Up 423
    Down 184
    1997 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 437
    Down 144

    ranked low on reranks
    Stargate

    1994 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 289
    Down 187

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 251
    Down 191

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    1986 More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 366
    Down 177
    1997 More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 313
    Down 140
    2012 More
    68
    added by: NadiH
  29. 29
    Up 289
    Down 142
    1996 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 316
    Down 175
    1987 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 368
    Down 173
    2004 More
    66
  32. 32
    Up 237
    Down 153

    often listed
    Enemy Mine

    1985 More
    66
  33. 33
    Up 353
    Down 171
    1997 More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 322
    Down 172
    1984 More
    65
  35. 35
    Up 366
    Down 190
    2007 More
    65
  36. 36
    Up 297
    Down 196
    1998 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 245
    Down 204

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    2005 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 239
    Down 141
    1984 More
    63
  39. 39
    Up 188
    Down 144
    1983 More
    63
  40. 40
    Up 258
    Down 170
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 276
    Down 132

    ranked low on reranks
    The Thing

    2011 More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 201
    Down 130
    1956 More
    61
  43. 43
    Up 197
    Down 156
    1991 More
    61
  44. 44
    Up 195
    Down 90
    1989 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 201
    Down 152
    1984 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 235
    Down 143
    1951 More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 172
    Down 143
    1979 More
    58
  48. 48
    Up 162
    Down 122
    1994 More
    57
  49. 49
    Up 145
    Down 137

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Superman

    1978 More
    55
  50. 50
    Up 163
    Down 105
    1971 More
    54
  51. 152 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 151

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists