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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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Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1980

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Marquand

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Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

Released: 2009

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Star Trek Into Darkness ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Space Western Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, John Ratzenberger

Released: 1981

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Released: 2016

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Lucas

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2002

Directed by: George Lucas

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

Released: 1986

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

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William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1984

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

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Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1991

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

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Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jonathan Frakes

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Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

Released: 1989

Directed by: William Shatner

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Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Charlie Adler, Alan Oppenheimer, Pat Fraley

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tom Tataranowicz

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

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami

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Oblivion George Takei, Julie Newmar, Isaac Hayes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sam Irvin

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Molly Ringwald, Harold Ramis, Michael Ironside

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

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James Ransone, Annie Golden, Tom Aldredge

Released: 2001

Directed by: Cory McAbee

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