If you are an astronomy freak and love space movies, you are at the right place because today we are going to list 7 of the most popular and iconic space movies taken from the list of best sci-fi movies of all time. Although we came across hundreds of space movies, sadly we can only list 7 out of all the amazing space movies. Albert Einstein said that the most important thing in science is imagination and movies are the best platforms to share our imaginations and challenge the limits of things that are not yet possible. Grab your popcorn and let’s get started.
1. Interstellar (2014)
The first space movie in the list of 7 Best Space Movies of All Time is one of the favorite movies of all space lovers and that is Interstellar. This movie created history when it first came in 2014. It is directed & written by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar is a mind-blowing space movie with fantastic visuals and an amazing storyline. It is a story about founding a new home for humans as Earth is in a bad condition to contain humans. The story starts when Mr. Cooper, a former pilot of NASA is asked to join the mission of searching new planet to replace the earth.
The concept of string theory is used in this film. You’ll also witness a wormhole near Saturn and The mighty Gargantua black hole. It is a hell of a ride for the people who love thrillers and adventurous movies. Its IMDb rating is 8.6 and it was also awarded the Oscar.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The next one is 2001: A Space Odyssey. This classic movie was released in 1968 which is way ahead of its time and one of the most hailed space movies of all time. A Space Odyssey was directed by Mr. Stanley Kubrick. It has groundbreaking soundtracks with great visuals. It starts with showing a group of apemen who are not civilized at all. After discovering a monolith near their area, they touch it. That touch triggers evolution and they discover how to use a bone as a weapon. The movie fast-forwards millions of years and shows a Space station. Series of events start to happen when humans find a second monolith on the lunar surface. The IMDb rating of this film is 8.3.
3. Gravity (2013)
The next space movie in the list of 7 Best Space Movies of All Time is Gravity. Gravity was released in 2013 and it explains a lot of risks of being an astronaut. It is directed by Alfonso Cuaron. After an accident leaves them stranded in space, two astronauts work together to survive. This space movie pretends to be a realistic movie of what could happen in space. It is a visually stunning experience with great suspense and thrill. This movie is an experience of sight. The IMDb rating is 7.7 and it won 7 Oscars. Although it is not scientifically accurate, it is a must-watch because of its visual effects and storyline.
You can watch this movie on Prime Video.
4. Blade Runner (1982)
The next space movie is Blade Runner. This movie came out in 1982 which shows 4 synthetic humans known as replicants returning to earth to find their creator after stealing a ship in space. The replicants looked and acted like humans but they became illegal on earth. The police units, called the “Blade runners”, were given the jobs to retire the androids. The replicants are stronger smarter and faster than non-engineered humans. This movie was a massive success because of the acclaimed futuristic theme of the eighties. The IMDb rating is 8.1 and it is directed by Ridley Scott.
5. Moon (2009)
The next space movie in the list of 7 Best Space Movies of All Time is Moon. We can say that this space movie is one of the most underrated. It has great story-telling, good acting, and very powerful scenes. This movie came out in 2009 and its IMDB rating is 7.9. The story starts with an astronaut who is working on the moon to provide energy for the planet Earth but just before he’s about to complete his mission, he suffers from severe isolation and hallucinations. It is directed by Duncan Jones. The story will keep you hooked till the end. It is really thought-provoking and engaging.
6. The Martian (2015)
The next space movie is The Martian. This movie is a perfect mixture of emotional, amazing, epic, inspiring and realistic. The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott and it came out in 2015. It was based on the novel The Martian, 2011. A crew of the Ares III mission to Mars had to leave the planet because of a severe dust storm. As they were leaving, astronaut Mark Watney gets stuck by debris and falls down. Assuming him dead, all the members leave him behind. The movie takes turn when Watney awakens after the storm, alone on the whole planet. The movie shows how he manages to stay alive and how he gets rescued. The IMDb rating is 8 and the story will grip you until the end.
You can watch this movie on Prime Video.
7. Apollo 13 (1995)
The next space movie in the list of 7 Best Space Movies of All Time is Apollo 13. Apollo 13 was one of the biggest events in the history of space travel. This space movie is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission. The events of the historic Apollo 13 mission amazingly recreated here and the results are truly spectacular. This movie was released in 1995 and it is directed by Ron Howard. NASA’s third moon landing mission Apollo 13 was aborted because of the unexpected oxygen tank explosion that severely damaged the vessel. This movie won 2 Oscars and its IMDb rating is 7.6.
You can watch this movie on Netflix.
These are the best space movies that you should definitely give a watch and if you think we missed any movie, you can tell us in the comments section. We will appreciate your opinion!