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The Best Space Western Movies 

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Space western films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

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.

Space western movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including John Carpenter and Lamont Johnson.

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Star Wars Episode V: The... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion
Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more

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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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Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand, and the third and final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. After a daring ...more

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder
Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
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Star Trek Into Darkness ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve
Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Rogue One: A Star Wars S... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
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Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed
This film is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to take the plans.

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Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, John Ratzenberger
Outland is a 1981 British science fiction thriller film written and directed by Peter Hyams. The film stars Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, and Frances Sternhagen. Set on Jupiter's moon Io, it has ...more

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson
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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
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Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
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William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy
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Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard
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Charlie Adler, Alan Oppenheimer, Pat Fraley
BraveStarr: The Movie is an animated Space Western released on March 18, 1988 by Taurus Entertainment. The film was based on Filmation's television series and Mattel's action figure of the same ...more
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Kathy Griffin, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn
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Molly Ringwald, Harold Ramis, Michael Ironside
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James Ransone, Annie Golden, Tom Aldredge
The American Astronaut is a 2001 space-western/musical, directed by and starring Cory McAbee. The film was released on DVD in Spring of 2005. The band Billy Nayer Show, helmed by McAbee, wrote ...more