What are the best space exploration movies?

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    #1Interstellar

    Interstellar

    An sci-fi epic directed by Christopher Nolan about an ex-pilot named Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) who leaves a dying Earth and his family behind in search of a habitable planet beyond the stars. 

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    Rose Reynolds
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "A thought-provoking movie. One of the better films in recent memory, Interstellar depicts a future that could be our fate. I loved how the movie was executed. Technically-sound, great CGI, and great acting. I watch Interstellar at least once a month and I never get tired of watching it."
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    #2Gravity

    Gravity

    Gravity is a 2013 science-fiction thriller movie that stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It was written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The story is about two astronauts fighting for their lives after an accident on the ISS. 

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    Michelle Hall
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Sandra Bullock was at her element when she made this movie. George Clooney, as always, was a stabilizing presence throughout the movie. Gravity is one of those films that's really hard to predict and Bullock's character is certainly one of those characters that you wouldn't want to be in, especially being along in outer space!"
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    #3Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    Apollo 13 is a space drama movie directed by Ron Howard. Released in 1995, the film is based on the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 written by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger. It starred Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise.

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    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Based on a true story, this film has captured my imagination when I was young. It left me feeling insignificant due to the vastness of space. But then again, it also left me empowered and thinking that I could become anything I wanna be. The way Tom Hanks delivered the story of how he got lost after his fighter plane was damaged during the Vietnam War (in relations of course to how the Apollo 13 crew could get back to Earth) also gave me a glimmer of hope that anything is possible. Simple, yet effective performance. "
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    #42001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a sci-fi film by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a team of scientists in a space expedition to Jupiter, seeking signs of extraterrestrial life. They are guided by the artificial intelligence HAL 9000 who gains sentience. 

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    Leonardo Romo
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "2001: A Space Odyssey is a classic. I loved how the way tried to be faithful to the book. Space exploration is the new frontier and I think all sci-fi movies or at least those in dealing with space stories could be traced back to the classic book."
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    #5Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

    Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

    Journey to the Far Side of the Sun is a sci-fi film directed by Robert Parrish. The film, known as Doppelgänger in Europe, was released 1969 and starred Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Lynn Loring, Patrick Wymark, and Loni von Friedl.

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    Phillip Brown
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "An exploration to the far side of the sun. What could be more exciting than this classic movie? I loved how these old movies remain relevant until today. This, in my opinion, is one of the better movies about space, pre-CGI effects, of course."
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    #6Star Trek

    Star Trek

    Star Trek is a science fiction action motion picture that features Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg. It was directed by J.J. Abrams and was written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The film premiered in Texas.

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    Amit Pawar
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This movie is a worthy rendition of a Star Trek movie, a great addition to the franchise. Chris Pine embodies Captain Kirk very well and Zachary Quinto has the shade of Spock in him. I like the way the movie stayed true to the franchise while still going boldly where no one has gone before."
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    #7Galaxy Quest

    Galaxy Quest

    Galaxy Quest is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Dean Parisot. Released in 1999, it is a parody of sci-fi films and TV series, such as Star Trek. It starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub. 

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    Jerry Medina
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Galaxy Quest is a funny movie. There's no other way to describe it. Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver led the cast with their wonderful performance and great comedic timing. This is how Star Trek would have been if that movie was intended to be funny."
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    #8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Garth Jennings. Released in 2005, it is based on the Douglas Adams movie with the same title. It starred Martin Freeman, Alan Rickman, and Zooey Deschanel.

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    William Lopez
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This movie had me laughing from the start to finish. It had the best moments from the book that I liked: the poetry reading most especially. I don't understand why people were berating this movie. Hitchhiker's Guide is one of those films that is sublimely, and at the same time, outrightly funny."

Summary

Best What are the best space exploration movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1InterstellarMovies 18 Paid
2GravityMovies 15 Paid
3Apollo 13Movies 13 Paid
42001: A Space OdysseyMovies 11 Paid
5Journey to the Far Side of the SunMovies 9 Paid
6Star TrekMovies 6 Paid
7Galaxy QuestMovies 4 Paid
8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyMovies 2 Paid
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