10 Amazing Modern Movies Set In Space

Are you a space movie lover? Or are you just exploring the genre now? Whatever may be the case, here are some of the best movies set in space for you to enjoy.


Interstellar, Film Poster, Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway

Interstellar is one of the best movies set in space ever. It mentally captivated audiences across the globe. It has a ton of emotional aspects that will guide through the plot as well as so many fantastic elements that can make you feel as if you were actually travelling through space, time, wormholes and black holes.
Interstellar has amazing music and striking images that will stay with you long after the movie is over.

The Martian

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The Martian begins with some really bad luck. A botanist astronaut Matt Damon gets stuck on Mars after some bad weather. There are no aliens or emotional flashbacks but the raw feeling of being left, abandoned and forced to live in a place that could kill you with one breath is overwhelming.

Matt Damon’s character continues living on the Mars and going through different phases of dealing with his situation. At first he panics, then he’s despondent and then he finally reaches a stage where he wants to find a way to win. This movie, in a sense, is a love letter to the power of our minds and the way humans always find a way to survive.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Guardians of The Galaxy is a superhero movie but in the best way possible. It features a host of unlikely team members and a space adventure that you will never forget. Starting with Chris Pratt as the lead and a many other character that are in the similar spirit – kind of jerks, but lovable and fun.

Apollo 13

Apollo 13, film, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard

Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon as the famous astronauts, this movie captures what it was like in that time. You will get to see many memorable, funny and emotional moments in this lovely space movie. They went to great lengths to create a technically accurate movie and you will truly love how everything not only sounds real but is, in fact, realistic. This movie is set in the time during and after the famous Apollo 11 and people who had a dream of space and going back to explore the wonders of the universe and the Moon.


Featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts trapped in deep space as they try to get out. This movie will make you feel as if you are really trapped there with them.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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This movie is a new addition to the iconic tale of Star Wars. It’s diverse, with a great story and even better characters in it – there are some new ones that bring freshness and modernity into the tale and there are some popular, old ones that make us feel nostalgic but right at home with this movie. You cannot get a better space adventure experience than this.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok UK Blu-ray

Thor is another great Marvel movie where you’ll get to experience space and a lot of imaginary planets, cultures and so on. It’s a great addition to the already existent Thor stories and you will experience a lot of great adventures together with some familiar and some new heroes. On top of this and the fabulous space imagery, you’ll also get a really emotional story.

The Fifth Element

This movie was released in 1997 and it was one of the most amazing movies at the time – some say it still would be today. The leading performances of Bruce Willis and Mila Jovovich were stellar in this eccentric space race with Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker in fantastic supporting roles. The story is about a woman created in a lab who escaped one day with the help of Bruce Willis’ character and started and adventure through space to find
There’s action, love, weirdness in this space-based story.

Avengers: Infinity War

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If you are looking for a wonderful space, superhero adventure, Avengers is your best bet. It goes through various sets from Earth to the distant and imaginary places in space. Not only that, but it also features a host of familiar and new character and an interesting and emotional storyline where you’ll get to know the characters and their motivations much better.

Star Trek

Star Trek is an iconic movie based on an even more iconic TV series. This movie is all about space and adventures that one team has but it’s even more than that, in a sense. It has strong emotional parts and family love that you just have to experience.
Chris Pine is great in this movie and so are many other characters while they resolve their issues and learn new things.

These have been some of the best contemporary space movies. Make sure you prepare the popcorn and enjoy watching.

Written by Ellen Lawton, a writer and editor with Academic Brits. She loves helping companies create good marketing strategies. However, her first love has always been media and movies. In her free time, she writes articles about movies and media for various online publications. Ellen is currently thinking about starting her own movie blog.

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