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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 8:31 p.m. PST

"Whether a story unfolds in our own galaxy or one far, far away, space makes a great setting for film. But which space movies are truly out of this world?…"

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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 9:54 p.m. PST

A space movie list and the oldest movie is 1968? And most of them are 10 years old or less?

Forbidden Planet

Rocketship X-M

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Destination Moon

The Thing from Another World

The War of the Worlds

This Island Earth

So many more.

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Huscarle04 Aug 2020 1:20 a.m. PST

All American movies on this list, none of the Russian movies such as Solaris for a start. How the hell does Independence Day & Spaceballs make the list of the 25 best?

WarWizard Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 4:01 a.m. PST

Bunkermeister has some great ones.

I would also add:
Silent Running
The Thing (1980)

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

Invasion UFO – the movie made from/for the TV series by splicing together scenes from the one hour shows.

Alien and Aliens.

Predator and Predators.

Lots of others too, that you are no doubt familiar with already.

Spaceballs should NOT be on the list.

Solaris was interesting.


15th Hussar04 Aug 2020 8:40 a.m. PST

How could they not mention "It Came from Beneath the Toilet????

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

Good choises….


Captain Oblivious04 Aug 2020 1:07 p.m. PST

Where is Ice Pirates?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 10:43 p.m. PST

"Where is Ice Pirates?".

At the local "Disney on Ice" theater/ice rink?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2020 11:26 a.m. PST



USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

"Best Space movie" implies the movie is set in "space"; zero g (micro gravity actually), no atmosphere, long distances. The first movie to come to mind is "2001: A Space Odyssey".

But for pure (unscientific) joy; I'll go with the original Star Wars.

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