Film The Best Space Movies of the 2000s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite space films that were released in the 2000s.

As you’ll note on this list of 2000s space movies, Hollywood is firmly committed to the space genre. The films on this list of space movies from the 2000s have big stars, big budgets and the biggest playing field of all: space. After the success of the space genre in the 90s, you better believe producers wanted to cash in for another 10 years. What is your favorite 00s space movie?

On this list of the best '00s space movies you’ll find the first in the re-booted Star Trek series, the cult favorite Serenity, and all three of the Star Wars prequels. Also make sure to check out Space Cowboys, in which three aging astronauts are sent into space to repair an old Soviet satellite, Red Planet, about a trip to Mars, and the animated Treasure Planet.
 

So, which of the movies on this list of good ‘00s space films sent you into orbit? Vote up the top ‘00s space movies and make sure to add any we might have missed.

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Mission to Mars Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma from an original screenplay written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost. In 2020, a manned Mars exploration ...more

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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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Sunshine Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous ...more

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is a television film set in the reimagined version of the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe. It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of ...more

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Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Vin Diesel, Keith David, Dwight Schultz The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury is a 2004 made-for-DVD animated science fiction film. It was directed by the Korean-American animator Peter Chung, and features Vin Diesel reprising his role ...more

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Red Planet Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Simon Baker Red Planet is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by Antony Hoffman, starring Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss and Tom Sizemore. Released on November 10, 2000, it was a critical and ...more

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods Film Production NotesFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take ...more

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Serenity Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a 2008 American computer-animated space opera film that takes place within the Star Wars saga, leading into the TV series of the same name produced by Lucasfilm. The ...more

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson (22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin ...more

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The Chronicles of Riddick Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction film which follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film ...more

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Battlestar Galactica: Razor Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff Battlestar Galactica: Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. It premiered in the United States on Sci-Fi, in Canada on the Space channel and in the ...more

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Supernova Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as ...more

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Star Wars: Revelations Shane Felux, Gina Hernandez, Frank Hernandez Star Wars: Revelations is a fan film released on April 17, 2005, created by fans of George Lucas's Star Wars saga. The film takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and explains ...more

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Zathura Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author ...more

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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is a military science fiction miniseries written by Rockne S. O'Bannon and David Kemper and directed by Brian Henson. Following the Farscape series' cancellation ...more

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Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Mackenzie Gray Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers is the fifth telefilm set in the Babylon 5 universe. Originally airing January 19, 2002 on the Sci Fi Channel, it was written by J. Michael Straczynski and ...more

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Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets David Suchet • Martin McDougall • Joanne McQuinn • Rad Lazar • Mark Dexter

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Laraine Newman Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated comic science fiction film based on a few three-minute animated shorts shown on Nickelodeon between the years 1999-2002, and a ...more

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Millennium Crisis Ted Raimi, Ato Essandoh, Maduka Steady Millennium Crisis is a 2007 sci-fi thriller film directed by Andrew Bellware and written by Andrew Bellware, Anthony Litton and Laura Schlachtmeyer.

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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Sean Hayes Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 Disney animated direct-to-video film that acts as a pilot to the television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Set in the ...more

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Babylon 5: The Lost Tales Tracy Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner, Teryl Rothery Babylon 5: The Lost Tales is an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe. It was announced by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2006. ...more

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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning Kari Väänänen, Samuli Torssonen, Atte Joutsen Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a 2005 motion picture produced by five friends in a two-room flat with a small budget and the support of a few hundred fans and several dozen acquaintances. It ...more

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Battle Planet Zack Ward, Brea Grant, Monica May Battle Planet is a 2008 low-budget science fiction film starring Zack Ward and Monica May, featuring Brea Grant.

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Crimson Force C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, David Chokachi Crimson Force is a 2005 science fiction film written by Thomas P. Vitale and Rob Mecarini, and directed by David Flores

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2001: A Space Travesty Leslie Nielsen, Alexandra Kamp, Michael Flatley 2001: A Space Travesty is a 2000 American spoof comedy film starring actor Leslie Nielsen. The film has a few sequences parodying elements of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but is not focused on ...more

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Voices of a Distant Star Makoto Shinkai, Chihiro Suzuki, Donna Burke Voices of a Distant Star is a Japanese original video animation directed, written and co-produced by Makoto Shinkai. The OVA premiered in Japan in February 2002 in an advanced screening. It was ...more

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Heavy Metal 2000 William Michael Albert Broad, Michael Ironside, Julie Strain Heavy Metal 2000 is a 2000 Canadian-German direct-to-video adult animated science fiction film produced by Jacques Pettigrew and Michel Lemire, and directed by Michael Coldewey and Lemire. ...more

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The Inhabited Island Yuliya Snigir, Sergei Garmash, Gosha Kutsenko The Inhabited Island is a science fiction film directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk. The film was adapted by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko from the 1969 novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky of the same ...more

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Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a dying pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Katey Sagal, Billy West, Tress MacNeille Mankind stands on the brink of a wondrous new Green Age. But ancient forces of darkness, three years older than time itself, have returned to wreak destruction. Even more shocking: Bender’s in ...more

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Titan A.E. Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more

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Star Trek: Of Gods and Men William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Grace Lee Whitney Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is a three-part unofficial Star Trek fan mini-series which contains many cast members from the Star Trek TV series and movies. It is described by its producers as a ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Zenon: The Zequel Kirsten Storms, Stuart Pankin, Shadia Simmons Zenon: The Zequel is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie and the second installment of the Disney Channel's "Zenon" television film series, following the first installment, Zenon: ...more

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy.

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Cave Women on Mars Daniel Sjerven • Josh Craig • Josh Craig • Brooke Lemke • Alana Bloom Read more at http://www.flickchart.com/movie/E85095CFFB#XdGhEEvKiqX75iE9.99

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The Inhabited Island 2: Rebellion Vasiliy Stepanov • Yuliya Snigir • Pyotr Fyodorov • Sergey Garmash • Yuriy Kutsenko The Inhabited Island 2: Rebellion is a 2009 sci-fi action film written by Eduard Volodarskiy and Marina and Sergey Dyachenko and directed by Fedor Bondarchuk.

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Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Ami Koshimizu Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers is a 2009 fictional animation, action film directed by Tomoki Kyôda.

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Battle for Terra Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Evans, Mark Hamill Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Battle for Terra, originally screened as Terra, is a 2007 computer animated science fiction film, based on a short film of the same name about a peaceful alien planet which faces destruction ...more

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Stranded Johnny Ramone, Vincent Gallo, Maria de Medeiros Stranded is a 2001 film about a fictional first manned mission to Mars. It stars Vincent Gallo and Maria de Medeiros, and was directed by Spanish filmmaker and actress María Lidón, ...more

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Fatal Conflict Kari Wuhrer • Jennifer Rubin • Leo Rossi • Miles O'Keeffe • David Fisher