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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.

The Best Space Movies Films
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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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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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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

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    Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill

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    Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy

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    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart

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    Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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    William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Leonard Nimoy

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    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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    Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

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    Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell

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    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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