The idea that we're all floating around on an organic spaceship is a scary thought, It's hard to even comprehend that we're spinning around in the universe right now, even as you're reading this.If you're as fascinated by space and space movies as I am, then be sure to check out this awesome list of The Best Space Movies, hopefully you wont be disappointed.
Lets start big and bold. Event Horizon is a movie that even to this day scares the pants off of me, I'm actually not even wearing pants right now. Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill lead the way in a voyage through space, they find an abandoned ship and for some reason think It's a good idea to investigate. I have an idea Fishburne, how about you don't investigate that big scary ship that's not responding to any of your hails (I guess it would be a pretty crap movie if they just f***** off). Event Horizon has everything you want in a top space movie
I think it would be pretty ridiculous not to add Alien to the list, any list for that matter. We have the movie that 'defined' horror in space. Alien paved the way and paved the way like no other and by doing so spawned a lot of other awesome great spacey horror movies. I salute you Ridley Scott. You beautiful bearded man. If you're reading this and you haven't seen Alien I don't know if we can be friends, I think watching Alien should be a prerequisite to being allowed to be a human being.
Whats cooler than Astronauts? Cat Astronauts! Well, Apollo 13 doesn't have cat Astronauts however it does have Astronauts which is good enough I guess. We have Tom Hanks, who's like in space and shit, he's on this rocket thing codenamed named Apollo 13, well, urm...the ship suffers internal damage (hate it when that happens, some sprockets must have come loose) and everyone on board gets really sad because they think they're going to die... in space.
I guess dying in space and floating around for eternity isn't as bad as rotting in a coffin underground, am I right? I'm not actually sure.
Ok, so I guess this is a controversial one. A lot of people really hate this movie and I can see why, the first time I watched this movie I didn't like it. For some reason I gave it another chance and I still didn't like it. So then I thought maybe I'll pretend to like it so I can fit in with the people that do like it. So then I thought, ok that's pretty pathetic why don't I just watch it again and give it another chance, 5 years passed and I thought maybe my mind has broadened and the movie has somehow manifested into awesomeness. Well It kind of did and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I really fucking like this movie now. I like it so much that I have a Solaris poster on my penis. That is not true. But I do like it.
So my advice to you is, watch it now. If you hate it, give it 5 years and you might like it...or maybe you'll just like it because I like it, you weak son of a bitch.
Ok technically Sphere isn't in space. It's underwater. So that's like a total stupid decision on my part to add this to the list, but I kind of just want to because they're so far underwater they're probably closer to space than not to space, does that even make sense? Plus Sharon Stone has great tits, out of this world style tits = In space. Therefore Sphere = Space movie.
This might well be one of my favourite space movies of all time, I'm not even sure why. It's not like the best space movie ever made. It's not even a great space movie there's just something about it that I love. I think it's a combination of Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise and being on Mars. I think that's a triple threat. A home run. How can you go wrong with those 3 ingredients? Chuck any of those 3 ingredients into any Curry and It's going to taste great...So if you haven't seen Mission to Mars and want to know what It's about I think the title is pretty self explanatory, dipshit.
I know I said Mission to Mars was probably my favourite space movie, well I lied, I'm so full of shit.
Contact is the best space movie ever made. The only problem is It's kind of not set in space...technically. For those who have seen Contact, you'll understand that my technicality enables me to add this to the list. So, watch this movie (the greatest space movie ever made) and let me know if you agree. Jodie Foster is trying to find the answer to the question, are we alone in the universe?
We have Kubrick. The master. For anyone who hasn't seen 2001, please watch it. It sets the bar for space movies everywhere. Kubrick was always ahead of his time, even now his movies still feel ahead of our time now. Lets dig deeper....Humanity finds an artificial object buried under the Lunar surface with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000 sets off on a mission.
Moon is a movie that came out of nowhere and was an incredibly impressive and bold first movie from Duncan Jones, he manages to really capture everything that a space movie should, like stars and shit. Sam Rockwell plays the role of ...urm, Sam. An Astronaut who's had a three year stint on the Moon where he's working along side his computer friend GERTY who sends resources back to Earth. Considering this is a movie pretty much with JUST Sam Rockwell he does an amazing job, It's a shame he's just an actor and not a real Astronaut, oh well.
I kind of feel weird adding this on the list, but who can deny Flash Gordon wasn't a stroke of genius? The music, the scenes, the horrible acting. It's perfect!The mullets in this movie are superb, they tower above all other fallen mullets sat beneath.
We have Sam .J. Jones playing the role of Flash Gordon, hero of the universe, Max von Sydow as Emperor Ming the Merciless and Brian Blessed as Prince Vultan.I think that says everything. When there's a human apocalypse and most of us die out, all that will remain is a single tape of Flash Gordon, so when Aliens come down to see what Earth is all about all they will have is this fucking tape and they will thank God there's non of us left.
Serenity is a solid Sci-Fi space movie, it has encapsulates everything awesome about the TV show but then turn it into a movie, It is enough to give a horde Comic-con fans constant boners for a month straight. Even if you're not a fan of the TV show Firefly, you'll enjoy this movie, the great part about it is that It feels like it could be stand alone and not part of a bigger construct, which it kind of is, but it just works.
I guess this was when Vin Diesel first burst onto the scene like a giant bald baby with huge muscles.I think he's actually great in Pitch Black, he plays the role perfectly. I couldn't imagine anyone else to play Riddick. For those who aren't familiar with the storyline, Riddick is an escaped convict who's been marooned on a planet, 10 survivors survive a plane crash and are forced to walk through the hot desert landscape on a planet that has three suns. If that isn't bad enough they have to deal with some evil flesh eating aliens who want to use their bones as toothpicks. Luckily Riddick is there to lend a helping hand, what a nice guy.
I don't think there is any genre Director Danny Boyle cant do. Everything he touches turns to magic, the mystic wizard. Sunshine is full of awesomeness. A team of Astronauts have to head towards the sun, It's kind of decided to stop working, it's dying and it needs to be restarted, I guess there isn't just an off/on switch on the side of it so they have to fire a nuclear rocket into the core of it so It starts up again (or something to that effect, sounds like sound logic to me!). Well, all would be good wouldn't it except like most space movies there's always an abandoned ship nearby and they JUST have to take a look don't they. No they can't just leave the fucking ship and carry on with their mission. Damn YOU abandoned ship!
It seems like all my recommendations are horror movies. I don't mean it to be the case, It's just kind of fallen that way. Lets pretend Pandorum is a Comedy. A pair of crew members wake up on a spaceship not knowing why they are there, who they are or any knowledge of their mission. They soon realise they're not alone, there are other people there too...they're not evil and they certainly don't want to kill them, they just want to make friends....and eat them. Oops.
I know what you're thinking. Predictable. You're right I am. Although if I didn't include it in the list you'd be all like WHY DIDN'T YOU INCLUDE STAR WARS. So therefore I've included it. Just to shut up future you. Yeah, the future version of you that would of give me a hard time about not adding Star Wars to the list. I bet you liked Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace too didn't you, you've got it written all over you.
While we are being predictable lets add Star Trek onto the list too, I think it's only fair to use Wrath of Khan, because It's bloody fantastic. Sure, J.J Abrams Star Trek was great, but I will always love Nimoy and Shatner as a double combo, they just work so well together. Shatner has a bit of a pot belly in this movie too so that's pretty funny. They're all looking a bit wrinkly, you'd think there would be some futuristic space cream out there somewhere.
This is my favourite Bruce Willis movie, along with Unbreakable. Come on, I'm not a complete shmuck....The Fifth Element is about these four elements... "four but what about five" I hear you say, well, my little furry friend the fifth element comes to earth every thousand years or so to complete the five elements and protect all of mankind. If these elements got into the wrong hands, however, it could be game over kids. Luckily though, a peroxide headed Bruce Willis is here to save the day. So take a journey with him and an orange haired Milla Jovovich for a ride you wont forget, maybe a cab or something.