The 10 greatest space movies (SciFi).

Only "space oriented" Science Fiction will be admitted into this list! If you haven't seen all 10 of these films you cannot be considered a true SciFi fan and you've missed out horribly!
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1.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ It's going to be very very hard for anyone to follow in Avatar's footsteps. I gave this 10/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
2.
Sunshine (2007)
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A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ There are very few examples of GOOD space oriented SciFi in the past ten or twenty years. Sunshine is very refreshing. This is true SciFi, as far as I'm concerned this is a classic along with 2001 Space Odyssey. I gave this 10/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
3.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ What can I say? It's a classic. It still looks fresh and new 40 years later. I gave this 10/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
4.
2010 (1984)
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery. (116 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ This is a favorite because I loved 2001 Space Odyssey so much. It's not quite as good - but still excellent science fiction. I gave this 9/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
5.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ Speaking of classics... this is the ultimate SciFi classic... The biography of Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek Creator, notes that Forbidden Planet was one of the inspirations for the series Star Trek. It's still watchable 50 years later and looks great. I gave this 9/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
6.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Another amazing space oriented film. I gave this 9/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
7.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. (137 mins.)
“ Arguably Steven Spielberg's greatest film, and another I consider a classic. Heck this is still fun to watch even after you've seen it 10 times. I gave this 9/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
8.
Silent Running (1972)
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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft. (89 mins.)
“ This one might be a bit of an aquired taste and a little too "hippish" for some people. But like 'Black Hole' I just loved the setting and premise of the movie (strange ships floating around in space). I gave this 8/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
9.
The Black Hole (1979)
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
“ Maybe it's just me... but I loved this movie.. there's something about exploring mysterious spaceships... This one is a personal favorite. I gave this 8/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic
 
10.
Serenity (2005)
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The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ This movie is related to the TV series FireFly which was cancelled far too early, it had amazing potential. Such a unique concept for a SciFi universe. I gave this 7/10 on IMDb. ” - dennispublic