The Best Documentaries About Space

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Documentary films about astronauts, space travel, or outer space, including celestial bodies and other planets

There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects of the universe specifically discussing outer space, including the science of the universe, conspiracies about whether or not we truly landed on the moon, detailing the different planets in the solar system and the possibilities of aliens and UFO’s. No matter what your interest in watching a space documentary film or space docuseries is, there’s sure to be the perfect fitting one included on this list.

What are the best documentaries about space? The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable when it comes to the topic of space, such as whether we’re alone in the universe or not, the beautiful qualities of the planets and the stars in our solar system and NASA space shuttle missions. Many of these films are informational, providing a historical context as well as scientific background.

This list has the best documentary films dealing with the subject of space, including: Orphans of Apollo, Through the Wormhole and The Planets. Vote up your favorite, spaciest documentary below or add any not already on the list.

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  • Journey to the Edge of the Universe

    Journey to the Edge of the Universe

    50 votes
    Journey to the Edge of the Universe is a documentary film broadcast on National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. It documents a space journey from Earth to the edge of the universe itself. The ...more
  • Through the Wormhole

    Through the Wormhole

    45 votes
  • Nova: Earth from Space

    Nova: Earth from Space

    28 votes
  • The Planets
    David McNab
    22 votes
    • Released: 1999
    Documentary series tracing mankind's exploration of the solar system.

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  • UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied

    UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied

    Jose Escamilla
    17 votes
    • Released: 2006
    UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied is a 2006 documentary film written and directed by Jose Escamilla.
  • Cosmic Voyage

    Cosmic Voyage

    Bayley Silleck
    17 votes
    • Actors: Morgan Freeman
    • Released: 1996
    Actor Morgan Freeman narrates an examination of black holes, supernovas and other wonders of the universe.