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The Best Space Western Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.1k votes 149 voters 6.3k views28 items

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A list of the best space western movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, ranked by movie lovers like you. This list of movies about space western can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of top space western films also contains space western movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This list features Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Serenity and more.

If you're wondering, "What are the best space western movies of all time?" or "What is the greatest space western film?" then this list will answer your questions. These are the greatest films in the space western genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the space western genre in it.
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  • Serenity1
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Star Wars2
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back3
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    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi4
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1983

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan5
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story7
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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    Released2016

    Directed byGareth Edwards

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  • Outland8
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    Outland

    Sean Connery, Peter Boyle

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith9
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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2013

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones11
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    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story12
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock13
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    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1984

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1986

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

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  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace15
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Released1999

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens16
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Star Trek: First Contact17
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    Star Trek: First Contact

    Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell

    Released1996

    Directed byJonathan Frakes

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall

    Released1991

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier19
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    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1989

    Directed byWilliam Shatner

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  • The American Astronaut20
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    The American Astronaut

    James Ransone, Annie Golden

    Released2001

    Directed byCory McAbee

    The American Astronaut is a 2001 space-western/musical, directed by and starring Cory McAbee.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bravestarr: The Movie21
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    Bravestarr: The Movie

    Charlie Adler, Alan Oppenheimer

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Tataranowicz

    BraveStarr: The Movie is an animated Space Western released on March 18, 1988 by Taurus... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Moon Zero Two22
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    Moon Zero Two

    Catherine Schell, Bernard Bresslaw

    Released1969

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    Moon Zero Two is a science fiction film produced by Hammer Films and released in 1969. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ghosts of Mars23
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    Ghosts of Mars

    Ice Cube, Jason Statham

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Stingray Sam24
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    Stingray Sam

    David Hyde Pierce, Cory McAbee

    Released2009

    Directed byCory McAbee

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  • Oblivion25
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    Oblivion

    George Takei, Julie Newmar

    Released1994

    Directed bySam Irvin

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