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List Rules Vote up your favorite space films that were released in the 1960s.

Stepping away from the low-budget camp of '50s sci-fi, '60s space movies show the genre growing up and coming center stage. Although many '60s sci-fi films were aimed at a younger audience, the second half of the decade brought forth a few experimental films, such as Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, which was a social commentary discussion on censorship and restrictions in the government and media. 
 

At the top of this 1960s space film list are the influential 2001: Space Odyssey, one of Stanley Kubrick's most prolific films to date; Barbarella, featuring Jane Fonda’s famous space-strip tease; and Marooned, the gritty, realistic story of astronauts trapped in space. Another great space film from the '60s is Fantastic Voyage, which tells the story of a space crew shrunk to the size of a human cell and inserted into a spy’s circulatory tract.
 

Vote up the best '60s space movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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First Men in the Moon Peter Finch, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries

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Fantastic Voyage Raquel Welch, James Brolin, Donald Pleasence

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Barbarella Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, Ugo Tognazzi

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Marooned Gene Hackman, Gregory Peck, Lee Grant

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Dr. Who and the Daleks Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Barrie Ingham

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Countdown Robert Duvall, James Caan, Ted Knight

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They Came from Beyond Space Zia Mohyeddin, Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne

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Planet of the Vampires Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars Adam West, Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin

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Thunderbirds Are Go Cliff Richard, Bob Monkhouse, Bud Tingwell

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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Herbert Lom, Ian Hendry, Ed Bishop

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Solaris Vasili Lanovoy, Vladimir Etush

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The Green Slime Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Horton

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The X from Outer Space Eiji Okada, Hiroshi Fujioka, Torahiko Hamada

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First Spaceship on Venus Eduard von Winterstein, Yoko Tani, Lucyna Winnicka

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Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, Chris Brand