Aliens are great but setting a movie in space takes sci-fi to a whole new level. We haven’t included any of the Star Wars movies on our list because let’s face it, there wouldn’t be room for any other movies if we did.
Interstellar is both an incredible cinematic journey as well as an emotional one.
Being stranded on Mars is probably most people’s worst nightmare. The Martian is a story that celebrates how far we have come and the value of human intellect when accompanied with our survival instinct.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
It might not be entirely set in space but the moments when it is are extremely memorable.
2001: A Space Odyssey
This movie captures the terror and wonder of space better than any other. It cost Alfonso Cuarón $100 million to capture the shot of existential panic when Frank realizes he is going to spend the rest of his lift drifting though space.
Gravity is definitely one to watch in the cinema. The visuals are astounding.
Star Trek (2009)
The Star Trek universe is just part of the reason that fans get obsessed. The rest is down to the raw emotion and pure messages that the franchise shares.
Guardians of the Galaxy
It’s hilarious, colorful and insanely charming. It’s not surprising it appeals to both Marvel fans and superhero amateurs alike.
If you prefer practicality over existentialism, this is probably the space movie for you.
Wall-E is a Pixar favorite. It might have been the uncontrollable advancement of technology which got humans to their state in Wall-E but it takes one adorable robot to help people rediscover their humanity.
Alien still continues to horrify almost forty years later. The uncanny feel of the movie and the way that silence interacts with shocking sound makes it a classic.