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

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    Alien

    1979 More
    100
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    1980 More
    99
  3. 3
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    1977 More
    96
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    1986 More
    95
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    1968 More
    90
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    1983 More
    88
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    Star Trek

    2009 More
    84
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    1982 More
    83
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    1995 More
    81
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    The Fifth Element

    1997 More
    81
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    Total Recall

    1990 More
    79
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    1997 More
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    WALL-E

    2008 More
    77
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1977 More
    77
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    Pitch Black

    2000 More
    76
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    Predator

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    76
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    Planet of the Apes

    1968 More
    75
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    Avatar

    2009 More
    74
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    1996 More
    74
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    Galaxy Quest

    1999 More
    73
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    Stargate

    1994 More
    71
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    1997 More
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982 More
    69
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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    1986 More
    69
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    1997 More
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    Sunshine

    2007 More
    67
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    Prometheus

    2012 More
    67
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    Event Horizon

    1997 More
    67
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    Spaceballs

    1987 More
    67
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    The Chronicles of Riddick

    2004 More
    66
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    1996 More
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    Enemy Mine

    1985 More
    65
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    1984 More
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    Armageddon

    1998 More
    64
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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    2005 More
    64
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    1984 More
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    The Thing

    1982 More
    63
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    2005 More
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    1991 More
    62
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    The Right Stuff

    1983 More
    62
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    1956 More
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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    1951 More
    59
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    The Abyss

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    59
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    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    1984 More
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    1979 More
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    1971 More
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    1994 More
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    niche appeal
    Pandorum

    2009 More
    56
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