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I have come to the conclusion that not nearly enough films are set in space, I also have a feeling I have seen most of the films that are. To prove myself wrong I have compiled a list of every film that is mostly set in space or another planet. I’ve linked to the Amazon DVD/Blu-Ray pages with an affiliate code if no one finds this useful I’ll remove them.

For a film to be valid it a significant part of the film (20 minutes+) has set in space or another planet  e.g. Gattaca doesn’t count as only the last few seconds were in space neither does Independence Day. The films are mainly science fiction, fantasy films which are not explicitly set on another planet but is obviously not Earth don’t count e.g. Lord of the Rings. I’m not sure about comic books comic book films but they have been included for now. Dramatisations are also good but documentaries are not being counted right now.

The list is getting pretty extensive so I’ve put a smiley face next to a few of my personal recommendations.

 

General Sci-Fi

2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Make Contact 
The American Astronaut
Android
Babylon 5 Films
Barbarella
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
The Black Hole
Captive
Cosmic Princess
Enemy Mine
Galaxina
Forbidden Planet
Ice Pirates
Ikarie XB-1
The Last Starfighter
Lost in Space
Moon 44
Mysterious Planet
Top 5000
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Serenity
Silent Running
Solaris (1972)
Solaris (2002)
Space Hunter: Adventures from the Forbidden Zone
Space Battleship Yamato
Stargate
Star Trek Original Films
Star Trek Next Generation Films
Stingray Sam
Stranded
This Island Earth
Time Warp / Warp Speed

 

Action

The Fifth Element :)
Jupiter Rising
Predators
Riddick
Starship Troopers :)
Soldier
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Wing Commander

 

Comedy

Airplane II: The Sequel
Dark Star
Galaxy Quest :)
The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy
Iron Sky
Space Balls
Space Truckers

 

Non-Fiction

Apollo 13 :)

 

Horror

Alien Films :)
Apollo 18
Creature
Critters 4
Escape from Galaxy 3
Event Horizon
Forbidden World
Galaxy of Terror
Hellraiser: Bloodline
Insemenoid (Horror Planet)
Jason X
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Lifeforce
Pandorum
Pitch Black :)
Planet of the Vampires
Prometheus
Screamers
Sunshine :)
Supernova

 

Set on Mars (this category is clearly needed)

Ghosts of Mars
Mission to Mars
John Carter
Total Recall :)
The Red Planet
Robinson Crusoe on Mars

 

Science Fantasy

Avatar
Chronicles of Riddick
Dune :)
Star Wars

 

Thriller

Armageddon
Cargo
Dark City :)
Deep Impact
Europa Report
Fortress 2
Gravity
Moon :)
Outland :)
Lifepod
Saturn 3
The Killings at Outpost Zeta
Trapped in Space

 

Animated

Be Forever Yamato
The Black Planet
Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy
Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal 2000
Planet 51
Mobile Suit Gundam III
Space Adventure Cobra
Space Chimps
Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked
Tayna tretey planet
Terra e…
Time Masters
Titan AE
Treasure Planet
Wall-E

 

Comic Book

Flash Gordon :)
Green Lantern
Man of Steel
Thor

 

Feature Length TV Specials

Doctor Who (1965 + 66)  
Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars
From the Earth to the Moon
LEXX
Riverworld
Stargate SG1 Films

 

Let me know what I’m missing and I’ll continue to add to it over time until it is the greatest list ever (or not)! The categories are pretty arbitrary so if you think something is in the wrong category (quite likely as it’s been a while since I saw some of these) or there should be another category let me know and I’ll sort it out.