films The Best '70s Space Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite space films that were released in the 1970s.

Deciding the absolute best '70s space movie is a battle that’s almost intergalactic. Is it Star Wars, Star Trek, or Alien? Each film has spawned sequels for more than three decades and each continues to be wildly popular with sci-fi fans and general movie lovers alike. Toward the end of the 1970s the space movie genre exploded, they were good and they were everywhere, even James Bond went to space (and found a little romance there) in Moonraker.

 

On this list of the top space movies of the 70s there are both fan favorites and lesser known space films you might enjoy, like Silent Running and Black Hole. The seventies also gave Battlestar Galactica fans two films to extend the BSG universe even further. And don’t miss Solaris, the Russian space film that was later remade by George Clooney.
 

So, which of the movies on this list of the greatest films taking place in space made in the 1970s is the best? That's up to you! Vote up the greatest space movies ever made (provided they were released between 1970 and 1979), or add other good '70s space movies we might have missed.

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Space Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the first film based on Star Trek, the first Star Trek film to star the original cast ...more

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Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack Richard Hatch • Dirk Benedict • Lorne Greene • Herbert Jefferson Jr. • John Colicos Read more at http://www.flickchart.com/movie/B4D9999F21#XFScqhRB5tOb69eR.99

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Moonraker Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel Moonraker is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by ...more

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Test pilota Pirxa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Space Movies
Alex Gaginsky added Test pilota Pirxa Alexander Kaidanovsky, Vladimir Ivashov, Józef Fryzlewicz Inquest of Pilot Pirx is a joint Polish//Estonian/Ukrainian 1978 film directed by Marek Piestrak based on the story The Inquest by Stanisław Lem from his short story collection More Tales of ...more

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Teens in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Space Movies
Alex Gaginsky added Teens in the Universe Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Natalya Fateeva, Igor Ledogorov Teens in the Universe is a Soviet 1974 film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. Preceded by Moscow-Cassiopeia. Runtime - 84 min.

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Silent Running is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Space Movies
Silent Running Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Campanella Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally-themed American science fiction film starring Bruce Dern, featuring Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint. It was directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had ...more

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Destination Moonbase-Alpha Martin Landau • Barbara Bain • Catherine Schell • Tony Anholt • Nick Tate

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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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The Black Hole Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette ...more

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Solaris Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet Solaris is a 1972 Russian science fiction art film adaptation of Polish author Stanisław Lem's novel Solaris. The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is a meditative ...more

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Starcrash David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer, Caroline Munro Starcrash is a low-budget Italian-American 1978 science fiction film, which was also released under the English title of The Adventures of Stella Star. The screenplay was written by Luigi Cozzi ...more

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Earth II Lew Ayres, Mariette Hartley, Anthony Franciosa Earth II was a 1971 pilot, aired November 28, for a television series about a colony established in orbit around the Earth. A WABE Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, ...more

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Planet of Dinosaurs Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson Planet of Dinosaurs is a 1978 science fiction film. Set in an unspecified future, the film follows the journey of Captain Lee and his crew after they crash land on a planet with similar life ...more

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The Shape of Things to Come Jack Palance • Carol Lynley • John Ireland • Barry Morse • Eddie Benton Read more at http://www.flickchart.com/movie/0148F1EA40#YMx1lpOky20p7q1L.99

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Moscow-Cassiopeia Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Natalya Fateeva, Vasili Merkuryev Moscow-Cassiopeia is a Soviet 1973 film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak. Followed by Otroki vo vselennoy. Runtime - 85 min.

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War of the Robots Antonio Sabato • Yanti Somer • Malisa Longo • Patrizia Gori • Giacomo Rossi-Stuart War of the Robots is a 1978 Italian film directed by Alfonso Brescia. The film was later released on DVD as Reactor.

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Horror of the Blood Monsters John Carradine, Robert Dix, Jennifer Bishop

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On the Comet Josef Hlinomaz, František Filipovský, Hanuš Bor Na kometě is a 1970 Czech film directed by Karel Zeman, based on Jules Verne's novel Hector Servadac.