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1. Apollo 13 (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Writers: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger, William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 187,683

2. The Right Stuff (1983)

R | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 41,544

3. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 13,513

4. SpaceCamp (1986)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit.

Writers: Clifford Green, Casey T. Mitchell, Patrick Bailey, Larry B. Williams | Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 10,415

5. Ignition (2002)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years.

Writer: William Davies | Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Bill Pullman, Lena Olin, Colm Feore, Peter Kent

Votes: 827

6. Moonshot (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch.

Writer: Tony Basgallop | Director: Richard Dale | Stars: Daniel Lapaine, James Marsters, Andrew Lincoln, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 410

7. Space (1985 TV Mini-Series)

780 min | Drama

7.3
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown, Bruce Dern

Votes: 169

8. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.8
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell

Votes: 1,259

9. Failure Is Not an Option (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A history of the U.S. manned space program from Mercury to Apollo 17, as seen by the men of Mission Control.

Writer: Rushmore DeNooyer | Directors: Rushmore DeNooyer, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Gene Kranz, James Doolittle, Christopher Kraft, Robert Seamans

Votes: 99

10. Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back (1994 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary

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Writer: Rob Whittlesey | Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey | Stars: John Aaron, Fred Haise, Mary Haise, Gene Kranz

Votes: 73

11. Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (1996 Video)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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The making of the motion picture "Apollo 13".

Writer: Lagniappe | Director: Lagniappe | Stars: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert, Brian Grazer

Votes: 81

12. What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo (2000 Video)

225 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: David S. Percy | Stars: Ronnie Stronge, H.J.P. Arnold, Mary Bennett, Ian Crawford

Votes: 30

13. Apollo 13: The Inside Story (2006 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Writer: Tom Whitter | Director: Tom Whitter | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Sy Liebergot

Votes: 7

14. Apollo Zero (2009)

60 min | Documentary

5.0
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Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 30

15. Was It Only a Paper Moon? (1997)

88 min | Documentary

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Stars: James M. Collier, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Alan Bean

Votes: 6

16. Makers: Women in Space (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Michael Epstein

Votes: 6

17. NASA: Triumph and Tragedy (2009– )

Documentary

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Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Jay Barbree

Votes: 18

18. The Mighty Saturns Part I: The Early Saturns (2003 Video)

Documentary, History

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The history, development, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of America's first heavy-lift space launch vehicles, the Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets.

Writer: Mark Gray | Stars: John Willyard, Ed Buckbee, Jay Foster, Bob Lindstrom

Votes: 6

19. The Mighty Saturns Part II: The Saturn V (2004 Video)

Documentary, History

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The history, development and testing, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of the world's largest heavy-lift space launch vehicle, the Saturn V moon rocket.

Writer: Mark Gray | Stars: John Willyard, Ed Buckbee

Votes: 10

20. John Glenn: A Life of Service (2013 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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Biography of American space pioneer and public servant John Glenn.

Stars: Dave Shropshire, Jay Barbree, Gen. John Dailey, John Glenn

21. Leviathan in Space (2002 Video)

58 min | Documentary

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Star: Texe Marrs

22. Pan Am (2011–2012)
Episode: Eastern Exposure (2011)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama, History

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After a last minute change sends the crew on a flight to Rangoon, a routine courier mission for Kate turns harrowing as she struggles to make a drop by the deadline. Meanwhile, Maggie takes... See full summary »

Creators: Nancy Hult Ganis, Jack Orman | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 167

23. For the Love of... (1997–1998)
Episode: Lunar Conspiracy (1997)

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Director: Ian Lorimer | Stars: Jon Ronson, David S. Percy, Barry Reynolds, Matthew Williams

24. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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After Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, he joins Lois in investigating space shuttle sabotage, which he must thwart as Superman.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Deborah Joy LeVine | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

Votes: 209

25. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Sputnik Declassified (2007)

Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Nova examines the goals of the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik. The Eisenhower Administration's covert objectives in space gave the impression that the Soviets had a commanding lead in space technology.

Writer: Rushmore DeNooyer | Director: Rushmore DeNooyer | Star: Neil Ross

Votes: 13

26. The Baron (1966– )
Episode: The Island (1967)

49 min | Crime, Drama

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While being held on a blacklisted freighter, Mannering and Cordelia discover that the ship's crew is part of a plot to knock an American space capsule out of orbit, retrieve the spacecraft ... See full summary »

Writers: John Creasey, Terry Nation | Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Steve Forrest, Sue Lloyd, Dudley Sutton, Reginald Marsh

27. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Nazi Connection (1987)

Documentary

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At the end of World War II, some German rocket scientists had their war records "sanitized" so they could be brought to the United States as part of "Project Paperclip", where they became a vital part of the American space program.

Writer: Tom Bower | Stars: Judy Woodruff, Larry Lewman, Wernher von Braun

Votes: 6

28. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: Wright Brothers First Flight/Apollo Moon Landing (2003)

Documentary, History

6.9
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Profiles of two ground breaking days in aviation. The first powered, manned flight by the Wight Brothers in Kitty Hawk North Carolina and the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon.

Writer: Carl Hindmarch | Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Ian Holm, Tim Askew, Bill Dobbins, Graeme Edler

Votes: 9