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The Best Space Movies of the 2000s 

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Updated November 5, 2019 424 votes 121 voters 3k views 44 items

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise

Released: 2000

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong

Released: 2007

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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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Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff

Released: 2007

Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Lucas

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Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Simon Baker

Released: 2000

Directed by: Antony Hoffman

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Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandie Newton

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Twohy

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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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Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dave Filoni

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2002

Directed by: George Lucas

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Vin Diesel, Keith David, Dwight Schultz

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Chung

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Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos

Released: 2009

Directed by: Edward James Olmos

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Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Sean Hayes

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steve Loter, Tad Stones

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Shane Felux

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Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods

Released: 2001

Directed by: Motonori Sakakibara, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 2000

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

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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Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Grace Lee Whitney

Directed by: Tim Russ

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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, Walter Hill, James Thomas Lee Knight

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Brian Henson

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Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe Ahearne

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Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Laraine Newman

Released: 2001

Directed by: John A. Davis

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