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The Best Moon Movies

List RulesMovies set on the moon only
The moon is a desolate place with not a very exciting backdrop, but some pretty decent films were set on the moon, or were about a journey to earth's moon. Which were the best?
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    Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
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    37

    ActorsSteve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove

    Released2010

    A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and  ...more
  • 2
    Ron Howard
    70
    28

    ActorsTom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

    Released1995

    This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according  ...more
  • 3
    Duncan Jones
    66
    24

    ActorsSam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry

    Released2009

    Astronaut Sam Bell's (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he's looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Dominique McElligott) and young daughter.  ...more
  • 4
    Stanley Kubrick
    60
    22

    ActorsKeir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir  ...more
  • 5

    ActorsMike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe

    Released1999

    In his second screen adventure, British super spy Austin Powers must return to 1969, as arch-nemesis Dr. Evil has ventured back to that year and successfully stolen Austin's "mojo" and set up a  ...more
  • 6

    ActorsShia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    Released2011

    Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), join the fray when the evil Decepticons renew their longstanding war against the Autobots. Optimus Prime (Peter  ...more
  • 7
    Damien Chazelle
    22
    14

    ActorsRyan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke

    Released2018

    First Man is a 2018 American historical biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling), and the legendary space mission that  ...more
  • 8
    Robert Altman
    17
    15

    ActorsRobert Duvall, James Caan, Ted Knight, Michael Murphy, Barbara Baxley

    Released1968

    Countdown is a 1968 film directed by Robert Altman, based on the novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls. It stars James Caan and Robert Duvall as astronauts vying to be the first American to walk  ...more
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    Aaron Howell addedTimo Vuorensola
    19
    18

    ActorsCharlie Chaplin, Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Kym Jackson, Götz Otto

    Released2012

    Iron Sky is a 2012 Finnish-Australian-German comic science fiction action film directed by Timo Vuorensola and written by Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko. It tells the story of a group of Nazi  ...more
  • 10
    Georges Méliès
    23
    24

    ActorsGeorges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon, Henri Delannoy, Farjaut

    Released1902

    A Trip to the Moon is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the  ...more
  • 11
    19
    18

    ActorsPeter Sallis

    Released1989

    A Grand Day Out is a 1990 British stop motion animated short film directed and animated by Nick Park at Aardman Animations in Bristol. In the film, Wallace and Gromit spend a bank holiday by building  ...more
  • 12
    19
    20

    ActorsSean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jill St. John, Valerie Perrine

    Released1971

    Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series by Eon Productions, and the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is  ...more
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    clash1977 addedRob Sitch
    13
    13

    ActorsSam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Genevieve Mooy

    Released2000

    The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, the unconventional  ...more
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    From the Earthth to the Moon

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    From the Earth to the Moon

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    15
  • 16
    Philip Kaufman
    35
    53

    ActorsSam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward

    Released1983

    This adaptation of the non-fiction novel by Tom Wolfe chronicles the first 15 years of America's space program. By focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, including John Glenn (Ed Harris)  ...more
  • 17
    Harry Winer
    12
    19

    ActorsKate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released1986

    Andie Bergstrom (Kate Capshaw), an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach (Tom Skerritt). One night during an engine  ...more
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    DavidBlakey addedNathan Juran
    9
    15

    ActorsEdward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Betty McDowall, Miles Malleson

    Released1964

    Around the turn of the 20th century, Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries), a brilliant British scientist, creates his own spacecraft and takes a trip to the moon, accompanied by explorers Arnold Bedford  ...more
  • 19
    Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell
    2
    16

    ActorsSophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal, Sheila Vand, Andre Royo

    Released2018

    Prospect is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell. When a man (Jay Duplass) and his teenage daughter (Sophie Thatcher) travel to an alien moon with a contract  ...more
  • 20
    William Cameron Menzies
    4
    23

    ActorsRaymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Maurice Braddell

    Released1936

    It's Christmas 1940, and Everytown resident John Cabal (Raymond Massey) fears that war is imminent. When it breaks out, the war lasts 30 years, destroying the city and ushering in a new dark age of  ...more
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List Rules: Movies set on the moon only