85 voters

The Best '70s Space Movies

Updated October 13, 2018 477 votes 85 voters 4.5k views19 items

List RulesVote 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.