Most Popular Space Race Movies and TV Shows
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1. First Man (2018)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Votes: 120,566 | Gross: $44.94M
2. The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Votes: 308,803 | Gross: $63.86M
3. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 171,364 | Gross: $169.61M
4. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 75,323 | Gross: $32.48M
7. Operation Avalanche (2016)
R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Votes: 5,917 | Gross: $0.06M
8. G.O.R.A. (2004)
127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
10. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.
11. Destination Moon (1950)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,274 | Gross: $5.00M
12. Gagarin. Pervyy v kosmose (2013)
108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
GAGARIN: FIRST IN SPACE, is a feature film featuring amazing SFX, that celebrates the bravery and achievements of Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut ... See full summary »
13. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
14. Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)
88 min | Documentary, Drama
Explores the myth of the secret multi-billion-dollar deal behind America's purchase of Yugoslavia's clandestine space program in the early 1960s.
16. Countdown (1967)
Unrated | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desperate to reach the moon first, N.A.S.A. sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive. He can't return until Apollo is ready.
17. Cold War (1998)
1,120 min | Documentary, History
A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
20. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.
24. The Cosmonaut (2013)
TV-MA | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Stas, the cosmonaut, gets lost in space. When he comes back he finds Earth completely empty of human life. Yulia and Andrei wait for him on the other side of a collapsing world. How far would you go for love?
25. It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)
54 min | Documentary, History, Music
The story of America's rise to power starting with 1959; it uses archive footage and American pop music to highlight the consequences to the rest of the world and in the peoples' minds.
26. Moon Shot (1994 TV Movie)
188 min | Documentary
This mini-series is a documentary that chronicles the NASA space program from its inception up through the final moon mission of Apollo 17 with historical, archived NASA film footage.
27. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (2001 Video)
47 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on the evidence which shows that the Apollo 11 astronauts never actually landed on the moon.
28. Earthworm Jim (1994 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Comedy
After a spacesuit falls on Jim, it mutates him into an earthworm hero thus Earthworm Jim is born. He must now defeat the evil Queen Slug-for-a-butt and rescue her sister, Princess What's Her Name.
29. Failure Is Not an Option (2003 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History
A history of the U.S. manned space program from Mercury to Apollo 17, as seen by the men of Mission Control.
31. The Astronot (2018)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, History
Daniel was a recluse who shut out the world yet longed to touch the moon. Sandy was a light whose warmth melted his heart and propelled him to the stars.
32. Dreaming of Space (2005)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen.
34. What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo (2000 Video)
225 min | Documentary
An in-depth British breakdown of how NASA never had the technology to overcome putting a man on on the moon or anywhere further than low orbit from the Apollo moon missions even today with ... See full summary »
35. Space Force (2019)
14 min | Short, Comedy | Completed
Growing up in the midst of the 60's space race, Barney fantasized about the future's limitless possibilities. Now the future is here, and a much older Barney is failing to keep up with the ... See full summary »
36. Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972)
166 min | Biography, Drama, History
About Russian space program and missile industry, and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev, from the 1920s to the first man in space in 1961.
39. Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story (1990 TV Movie)
Documentary, Animation, History
A retrospective look at the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon show, from the creative talent behind the scenes to the cast of animated characters and the cultural and historical influences behind the show's gags.
40. Otkrytyy kosmos (2011 TV Movie)
205 min | Documentary, Drama, History
History of the Soviet space flight - from Tsiolkovsky, early rockets of 1930's to detailed accounts of first manned flights, the Moon race, orbital space stations - and future plans of expedition to Mars.
41. History Undercover: Secrets of Soviet Space Disasters (1999 TV Movie)
TV-PG | Documentary
Deadly accidents and failures of the Soviet Union's space program are revealed.
Star: Arthur Kent
44. The Star Dreamer (2002)
54 min | Documentary, Biography, History
About a visual wizard and a fantastic legacy of films which transformed and influenced the science fiction genre as we know it. The Russian filmmaker, Pavel Klusjantsev, has had an ... See full summary »
49. Aerojet Dade: An Unfinished Journey (2009 Video)
52 min | Documentary, War
In 1961, John F. Kennedy set a goal for the nation; to put an American on the moon and bring them safely home. This effort to reach the moon before the Soviet Union prompted a burst of ... See full summary »
Director: Doug La Rue
50. Since '45 (1979)
29 min | Documentary
"Since '45" is a documentary on recent American history and media. It deals with how media reports, critiques, and ultimately impacts history. It covers the years 1945 through 1979 and ... See full summary »