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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

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    The Fifth Element

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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    Predator

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    Avatar

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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    Pandorum

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    56
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