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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson
This film is a 2008 American computer-animated space opera film that takes place within saga, leading into the TV series of the same name produced by Lucasfilm. The film is set during the ...more
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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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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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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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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 pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets David Suchet • Martin McDougall • Joanne McQuinn • Rad Lazar • Mark Dexter
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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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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