5.1/10
58,280
370 user 103 critic

Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Family | 3 April 1998 (USA)
Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.

Director:

Writers:

(television series),
Reviews
Popularity
1,479 ( 77)

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lost in Space (1965–1968)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard
Desafío (2010)
Action | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A professional race car driver faces hardships when he switches teams and leaves his family.

Directors: Julio Bracho, Jorge Luquín
Stars: Ari Brickman, Rocío Verdejo, Marina de Tavira
Short Circuit (1986)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
The Rocketeer (1991)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin
Titan A.E. (2000)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross
Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young
Mr. Troop Mom (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Lawyer Eddie Serrano is extremely busy, yet the widower tries to be there whenever his daughter Naomi needs parental support. When a parent volunteer from her scouts troop falls ill last ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear
Stars: George Lopez, Daniela Bobadilla, Jane Lynch
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais
Casper (1995)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
General
...
Jeb Walker
...
Reporter #1
...
Principal Cartwright
...
Businessman
Adam Sims ...
...
Reporter #2
Edit

Storyline

In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Danger Will Robinson! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

LS  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,154,919 (USA) (3 April 1998)

Gross:

$69,102,910 (USA) (7 August 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first robot in the movie weighed two tons and required eight people to control. See more »

Goofs

When Penny is talking to Will about jettisoning his body into space, the package in her hand suddenly disappears when she claps her hands together. Immediately afterwards, she retrieves it from her left. See more »

Quotes

[First night on an unknown unfriendly looking planet they crashed on]
Maureen Robinson: Good night, John.
John Robinson: Good night, Maureen.
Will Robinson: Good night, Judy.
Penny Robinson: Good night, Will.
Judy Robinson: Good night, Penny.
[pause]
Major West: You guys have got to be kidding.
See more »

Crazy Credits

When the closing credits are ending you hear Penny's infamous line once more, 'This mission sucks!'. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Song for Penny
Written by Richard Fearless & Tim Holmes
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings/Concrete Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Excellent film based on old television series.
19 October 1998 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

The Lost In Space television series was one of my favorites when I was growing up so when I found out that it was the basis for a new movie, trepidation is the word that best described my reaction. As it turns out, my fears were unfounded as the result is one of the best, if not the best, treatment of older material and characters ever. Unlike this year's other movie based on a cultural icon, namely Godzilla, the producers of Lost In Space have a great deal of respect for the original tv series and this shows in the finished product. They have been able to update the story and characters, even changing the tenor of the story from farce to serious drama without losing any of appeal of the original. The inclusion of June Lockhart, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright and Mark Goddard in cameos and minor parts adequately demostrates the respect the production team has for the fans of the original series, which helps immensely in this adaptation. This is something that Mssrs. Devlin & Emmerich need to learn before unleashing any more destruction of cultural icons as they did this summer.

All in all, the movie is great family adventure entertainment. The story is simple enough, told in a caring way and is suitable for all ages. The acting well done, the writing & direction good and the visual effects rank amongst some of the best ever committed to celluloid.

Definitely one of my favorites and quite possibly one of the best science fiction films of all times. Old fans and those who never heard of Lost In Space will enjoy this movie.


14 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just plain awful... James_Senior
I'm such a Sci-Fi nut that. I'd watch a sequel. dukeb0y
Freeze Tube Question larryman
Get a better John Robbinson CharlesP2001
How to do a new series! apenman-3
Did I miss something? sparda_1
Discuss Lost in Space (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?