Top 10 Modern Space Movies


Movies from recent years that see characters travelling through the stars and into outer space. WatchMojo present the top 10 space movies that have come out in the 21st century. But what will take the top spot on our list? The Martian, Interstellar, or Gravity? Watch to find out!

00:43 #10. “Serenity” (2005)
01:33 #9. “Star Trek” (2009)
02:24 #8. “Sunshine” (2007)
03:10 #7. “Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens” (2015)
04:14 #6. “Moon” (2009)
05:02 #5. “Avatar” (2009)
06:13 #4. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
07:07 #3, #2, #1 ????

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  1. Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar? Really? These aren’t “Space” movies, they’re just sci-fi action films that happened to take place in space. What about Mission to Mars, 2001, 2010, Solaris? I do agree that Interstellar is #1. Astronauts and Cosmonauts on the International Space Station always say Gravity is very realistic, that’s just what it’s like to be in space.

  2. Downvote for spoilers in Moon, the movie. Essentially giving away the main plot twist with the fragments shown. Not cool. Some viewers may have not watched it yet.

  3. Uh … you chose two of the worst crimes committed against Science Fiction. J. J. "Lets Blow Up A Planet!" Abrams … destroyed the legacy of both Star Wars and Star Trek. He took all the struggles and all the achievements of all that had gone before him in both Franchises and flushed them down the toilet.

    In Harry Turtuledove's Videssos books, when the name of Evil is spoken one must spit on the floor in rejection of him – that – is how Abrams should be thought of.

  4. Anyone Notice That The Sexy Delicious Zoe Saldana Is In Three (3) Of These Films? Guardians Of The Galaxy, Star Trek, And Avatar The Most Successful Film In History Still I Think.

  5. Anyone Notice That The Sexy Delicious Zoe Saldana Is In Three (3) Of These Films? Guardians Of The Galaxy, Star Trek, And Avatar The Most Successful Film In History Still I Think.

  6. Avatar makes it to 5 and beats out The Force Awakens? Sure the force awakens feels like a copy pasta of episode 4 but come on, Unobtanium? Then there's the blue monkey people that have 4 limbs whilst all the other indigenous primates and other animals shown in the movie have 6 limbs.

  7. Alien? 2001: A Space Odyssey? The original Star Wars Trilogy? They put Avatar but not even mention Forbidden Planet?! What the actual fuck is this? I feel like WM only picked films with the best CGI. Fuck that bullshit!

  8. I completely agree with you on saying interstellar is the first and never gets boring, i have watched interstellar so many times and its still not boring. i wished there was another movie just like it!

  9. Moon is a very good film, whilst the end is signposted, it's still worth watching. And though there does appear quite a bit of criticism of Avatar eg hackneyed plot, fairy tale like ending etc, it's a good watch.

  10. I'm sorry, but that Star Wars movie was horrid. It could be one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my entire life. Also, Avatar is not even a space movie. What are you guys thinking?

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