Top 10 Modern Space Movies

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    Movies from recent years that see characters travelling through the stars and into outer space. WatchMojo present the top 10 space movies that have come out in the 21st century. But what will take the top spot on our list? The Martian, Interstellar, or Gravity? Watch to find out!

    00:43 #10. “Serenity” (2005)
    01:33 #9. “Star Trek” (2009)
    02:24 #8. “Sunshine” (2007)
    03:10 #7. “Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens” (2015)
    04:14 #6. “Moon” (2009)
    05:02 #5. “Avatar” (2009)
    06:13 #4. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)
    07:07 #3, #2, #1 ????

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Comments: 1 017

  • Kid dynamite
    Kid dynamite 2 days ago

    Interstellar is by far one of the greatest movies of all time

  • xxianaxx
    xxianaxx 2 days ago


  • Nihilist
    Nihilist 2 days ago

    Rogue One should have been there instead of The Force Awakens.

  • luke ketchum
    luke ketchum 4 days ago

    Interstellar was so intense, I wanted to shut my eyes. I just wish that The Martian was number one.

  • shivraj karki kshetri

    i n t e r s t e l l a r is a masterpiece.......

  • Louis Bennett
    Louis Bennett 9 days ago

    Ridley Scott may claim he got the idea for the MARTIAN from a 2011 novel, but the original story concept came from the 1964 movie "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" I saw it as a kid and it starred Paul Mantee, The late great Adam West (Batman), and Victor Lundin as Friday. There is truly nothing new under the Sun, just like "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins ripped off the 1996 novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Since her book was published around 2008 I'd find it hard to buy that Takami''s 1996 source material didn't have some influence.

  • ajain111
    ajain111 9 days ago

    10) Serenity (2005)
    9) Star Trek (2009)
    8) Sunshine (2007)
    7) Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
    6) Moon (2009)
    5) Avatar (2009)
    4) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    3) Gravity (2013)
    2) The Martian (2015)

    Honorable mentions: Prometheus (2012), WALL-E (2008)

    1) Interstellar (2014)

  • Jeffrey
    Jeffrey 10 days ago

    yeah!! interstellar. the ending might be bullshit but the exploration is fucking epic. specially the scene on docking.

  • rgibsonx2
    rgibsonx2 10 days ago

    Totally agree - Interstellar #1.

  • john hillbilly
    john hillbilly 11 days ago

    interstellar is not good but its a movie people say is good because every one else is saying it

  • siliconaudio
    siliconaudio 11 days ago

    Interstellar was rubbish. It did have great potential, but crashed and burned when the story became ridiculous. It completely blew the scene on the water covered planet that should have been the suspenseful pinnacle of the movie, but instead was completely pedestrian and ho-hum. Then it all got completely stupid and silly when the main protagonist ended up in the fourth dimension via a black hole that should have crushed him - all very fluffy and an insult to my intelligence. Seems like the writers ran out of ideas and got high before they finished the script. So disappointing, and there are so many better movies set in space.

  • oo0Spyder0oo
    oo0Spyder0oo 11 days ago

    The ending of Gravity just wrecked everything it set out to do for me. Went from good sci-fi to fantasy.

  • Marcelo Silveira
    Marcelo Silveira 11 days ago

    hm, I don't like Space Pocahontas ("avatar")

  • Stunnthewombat
    Stunnthewombat 12 days ago

    Gravity sucked. In the lead up to the release of they talked so much about how the movie followed the laws of physics as close as possible. Then i watched the movie, and saw how much bullshit that was as the laws of physics was thrown out by the writers within about 20 minutes of the movie. The moon should have been at number 3# instead.

  • Jim Murray
    Jim Murray 14 days ago

    Interstellar?!?!? Are you kidding me? What an overblown, muddled, disappointing choice! Another drop of the ball by WatchMojo.

  • Carlos Rincon
    Carlos Rincon 15 days ago

    Avatar is not an space proper movie, almost its entirety happens in Pandora. Nor Prometheus.

  • David Reeves
    David Reeves 16 days ago

    No Pandorum, seriously

  • David Masabo
    David Masabo 17 days ago

    interstellar was amazing. it was also very sad, at least for me

  • German Gasse
    German Gasse 18 days ago

    what about "Life" ?

  • Dan Geiger
    Dan Geiger 19 days ago

    Hidden Figures is another one that's about space, but takes place on Earth

  • Dan Geiger
    Dan Geiger 19 days ago

    The Marian better be high on the list

  • LX Forde
    LX Forde 20 days ago


  • Olmo C
    Olmo C 21 day ago

    And Alien?

  • Luis Iglesia
    Luis Iglesia 21 day ago

    Avatar is bullshit

  • Enrique Uribe Santaella

    star wars episodio 7 no lo creo. hay mejores.

  • Tomás Martín
    Tomás Martín 24 days ago

    Dat Hans Zimmer score on Interstellar...

  • Joma Herrera
    Joma Herrera 25 days ago

    Interestelar off course the best of the best.

  • Bernardo Tavora
    Bernardo Tavora 27 days ago

    Prometheus and Alien Covenant should be in the list ('Moon' and 'Serenity'? no way Jose!)

  • Wayne Johnson
    Wayne Johnson 27 days ago


  • 3333glen
    3333glen 27 days ago

    Star Trek - skip. Poor script, stupid "science."
    Sunshine - haven't seen
    Star Wars - skip - just a refresh of A New Hope, without the aspects that made that good.
    Avatar, good, but a poor script.
    Guardians - great fun, but that's all.
    Gravity - great visuals; stupid science; mediocre acting
    Martian - Meh
    Interstellar - haven't seen it yet, but seems a bit silly

    Moon is deserving, but I would put Serenity at the top.

  • flimsyshow
    flimsyshow 28 days ago

    Was prometheus mentioned simply because there weren't any more space movies?

  • David Goldberg
    David Goldberg 28 days ago

    Including Interstellar and Gravity invalidates this whole list. Putting them at the top is absurd. Interstellar in particular was just really poor. Gravity had its moments but generally was pretty weak.

  • irina1296
    irina1296 1 month ago

    Am I the only one who prefers The Martian, Gravity, Star Trek (2009), Guardians of the Galaxy, Moon, Prometheus, Serenity, Pandorum and Sunshine to Interstellar???

    • Donald Trump
      Donald Trump 15 days ago

      irina1296 yes, you're fucking weird mate

  • Chick Bu
    Chick Bu 1 month ago

    Moon is very good. So is Avatar. But the best should be Interstellar.

  • Gamblez Gamez
    Gamblez Gamez 1 month ago

    Alien is number 1 wow I just lost respect for mojo interstellar???

    PIRATE NEWS 1 month ago

    5:42 moon of saturn not orion constelacion

  • killerfasza
    killerfasza 1 month ago

    star wars 7 is barely better than the prequel trilogy
    avatar was only treated good because of it's graphics
    the cgi in gravity is shit

  • logon235
    logon235 1 month ago

    Interstellar? It's just another Contact. We wait and wait and find that the fricken 'alien' is the dad. The ending seemed weird when there is not enough plot development when it came to the love story. What if he went all that way and then find her long dead because of time dilation or that she didn't really return the favour. In another sense, why didn't any of the surviving humans attempt to retrieve her or find volunteers to accompany her in her colony.
    I would have liked to see Solaris on the list but the George Clooney version concentrated too much on the love story rather than the principal critique of our tendency to humanise aliens. In Solaris, we don't even know if the alien life form is aware of humans or even able to think in the same way. In most Sci-fi treatments, aliens are humanoid with minor variations, part of our arrogance in thinking that our form is close to the perfect form (as the Bible says, in God's image.)

  • Purplesaint78
    Purplesaint78 1 month ago

    how about passengers?

  • Craig Jacobs
    Craig Jacobs 1 month ago

    Avatar: Dances with Blue People

    Avatar: Noble Savages who still need white people to save them (from other, naturally evil, white people)

  • Dante Shakespeare
    Dante Shakespeare 1 month ago

    Interstellar??? FUCK NO!

  • Danny Sampson
    Danny Sampson 1 month ago


  • Turnt SNACO
    Turnt SNACO 1 month ago

    The final act of Sunshine is awful. It had the potential to be such an amazing movie, but I think even the people making it didin't know how to live up to the expectations they established with the first 2/3 of the film. The ending was such a cop-out.

  • miahbecker
    miahbecker 1 month ago

    Avatar isn't a space movie. I nor us The Martian. While they don't take place on earth they do take place entirely on a planet.

  • pretorious700
    pretorious700 1 month ago

    Star Trek is so over, please.

  • Timka 01
    Timka 01 1 month ago

    Prometheus SHOULD BE #1

  • harrylook
    harrylook 1 month ago

    Avatar sucks

  • hagbard
    hagbard 1 month ago

    Can't sand Jar Jar Abrams.

  • MrTikru
    MrTikru 1 month ago

    The video was good but one movie should have been there its the space movie alien coverment

  • Paulo Henrique
    Paulo Henrique 1 month ago

    Wall-E deserves more than just a honorable mention, it should be at the top 3, and Rogue One is better than Force Awakening.

  • Stoney Lonsome
    Stoney Lonsome 1 month ago

    I don't get why everyone likes "Sunshine"- the movie- I mean I understand why ppl, like actual sunlight. Anyway- I have the movie downloaded and I'm going to watch it again cause- I turned it off about two thirds of the way- I thought it was pretty slow and boring. But everyone seems to love it- I must've missed something- to the batcopter!

  • ProximaCentauri 97
    ProximaCentauri 97 1 month ago


  • Geoffrey Smart
    Geoffrey Smart 1 month ago

    I have no idea why avatar is on this list. Is there even a single scene that takes place in space?

  • david aguilar
    david aguilar 1 month ago

    uhhhhh. Europa?

  • weekend reviews
    weekend reviews 1 month ago

    disappointed that arrival is not even in the honourable mention -_- come on!

  • Alex Underwood
    Alex Underwood 1 month ago

    Avatar is overrated, is Pocahontas

  • Jonah Richards
    Jonah Richards 1 month ago

    Rogue one was better than the force awakens

  • Arsal
    Arsal 1 month ago

    The Martian so high?!?! Wall-E and Rogue One should have been in the top 10!

  • Jacob Geshel
    Jacob Geshel 1 month ago

    I'm glad that Arrival was disqualified from this list. No offense to the people who like the movie, if you do that's fine, but I think it's far too overrated. I really do. I don't necessarily think it's a bad movie, but I don't think it's as good as a lot of people say it is.

  • Evan Sidelinker
    Evan Sidelinker 1 month ago


  • Vampirization
    Vampirization 1 month ago

    Gravity is probably the most boring "space movie" I've ever seen. Can't understand why people love it so much.

  • Bubster 1969
    Bubster 1969 1 month ago

    *Stranded, Supernova, Starship Troopers, Mission to Mars, The Last Days On Mars, Europa Report*

  • Nathan Trujillo
    Nathan Trujillo 1 month ago

    Can't believe mojo got number 1 right!

  • Kryptic Studios Corp

    Did not like Interstellar all that much...
    "I'm flying unharmed into a black hole because my heart will guide me to my daughter's book case in the paaaaaaaaaaaaasssst!"

  • kelvin yoyoyo
    kelvin yoyoyo 1 month ago

    Interstellar, it is a movie can watch over and over again.

  • Spear Pig
    Spear Pig 1 month ago

    Avatar was fucking stupid

  • Raymundo Arámburo
    Raymundo Arámburo 1 month ago

    Avatar sucks

  • TheMightyCongueror
    TheMightyCongueror 1 month ago

    I mostly agree with this list, buy Alien, or original Star Wars nly even an honorable mention? come on.

  • Master Plo Koon
    Master Plo Koon 1 month ago

    i 100% agree with interstellar at no.1

  • Luis Gabriel Caetano Diniz

    Interstellar gave me chills for life

  • Smorge
    Smorge 1 month ago

    I was gunna be mad if my all time favorite movie wasn't number 1, Not mad.

  • andrewthefilmmaker
    andrewthefilmmaker 1 month ago

    I appreciate the honorable mention, but Prometheus was a better movie than The Martian imo. I was on the edge of my seat for Prometheus and the Martian dragged on lol.

    However I definitely agree Interstellar was the best sci-fi film I've seen in a while. This decade of film has been very good to science fiction.

  • Eniot25
    Eniot25 1 month ago

    where's passengers?

  • Shogun
    Shogun 1 month ago

    where the hell is Passengers

  • Amelia Harper
    Amelia Harper 1 month ago

    I just clicked on this for Interstellar. Absolutely deserves #1.

    You should do Top 10 Flashback Scenes in Movies!

  • Icebrrr
    Icebrrr 1 month ago


    GSATUNIVERSE 1 month ago

    I watched 8 out of the 10 of these movies. Space movies are great!

  • InspectHerGadget
    InspectHerGadget 1 month ago

    Moon is HIGHLY underrated!!

  • Daniel Walsh
    Daniel Walsh 1 month ago

    Sunshine was fantastic until its final act where it turned into an unwanted slasher flick. It came out of nowhere and was tonally off from the first two acts of the movie.

  • I. Th.
    I. Th. 1 month ago

    The Force Awakens sucked. The only thing it had to offer was cheap nostalgia. "Great characters" Oh please, Rey was a Mary Sue, Kylo Ren was a Jacen Solo rip-off and the others were only mediocre at most. JJ Abrams didn't revive shit, he just rehashed every single shot from A New Hope and turned it into some generic shit.

  • Максим Клычев

    Seriously? What about - 2001: A Space Odyssey?!?1

  • kingwebster1
    kingwebster1 1 month ago

    I agree Interstellar should be in the top 10 but not #1. I truly think we need to stop making Christopher Nolan out to be the greatest director of this generation. Interstellar was too long and that the last act was terrible. It shows that he never really cared about his family. If he did he would have asked about his son and stayed with his elderly daughter more than 5 minutes, instead of running off to someone who an hour on her planet is years where he is.

  • Arcadio Castellanoz
    Arcadio Castellanoz 1 month ago

    I thought the Martian was a better movie than Interstellar, but I loved them both.

  • KingToll
    KingToll 1 month ago

    > Thinking Person's movie
    > Love is the solution to everything!

    Yeah, right...

  • Gary Kabler
    Gary Kabler 1 month ago

    With the exception of Guardians of the Galaxy, and to a lesser extant Star Wars: the Force Awakens, this may well be the WORST list I have ever watched on The rest of the films are either boring, pedantic, derivative, or just downright dull. As a Star Trek fan I was disgusted with what JJ Abrams did to the franchise. Gravity was so dull I couldn't believe all of the accolades that it received. Sunshine and Moon were barely seen by anyone. And then there's Avatar - simply the worst drivel ever put to digital celluloid. I think my opinion is quite clear - the modern outer space/sci-fi genre has lost all of it's wonderment in exchange for fancy special effects and stories that bore the hell out of viewers.

  • Lucius Johannes
    Lucius Johannes 1 month ago

    the next: Top 10 strongest and most powerful female-anime-characters! (who's with me?)

  • Joshua Plotkin
    Joshua Plotkin 1 month ago

    Gravity, known as the end of human spaceflight. the shuttle is destroyed. then the ISS is destroyed, then the Chinese space station is destroyed. end of human spaceflight. BOOO.

  • Captain Olimar
    Captain Olimar 1 month ago

    We actually watch Gravity in my Physics class to make fun of all the inaccuracies. That movie doesn't deserve to be in the top three, in didn't even try to be accurate.
    Any one with a brain understands you can't hear explosions in the vacuum of space.

  • Alperen Güler
    Alperen Güler 1 month ago

    gravity is the most overrated movie ever

  • Robert Truloff
    Robert Truloff 1 month ago

    Kylo Ren has got to be the worst Jedi ever!

  • Ian Grey
    Ian Grey 1 month ago

    Interstellar could have won the oscar for best picture but there were some negligible flaws in it otherwise it's a masterpiece

    • Captain Olimar
      Captain Olimar 1 month ago

      I think Budapest would have won if Birdman didn't.

  • Nathan Lu
    Nathan Lu 1 month ago

    loved the martian, star wars 7 and guardians. if there was a top 10 space animated movies, walle would be no.1

  • Riley Escobar
    Riley Escobar 1 month ago

    Lmao @ Prometheus being an honorable mention

  • fvillag1
    fvillag1 1 month ago

    You have to be kidding The force awakens was BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING.

  • Vinícius Negrão
    Vinícius Negrão 1 month ago

    Europa Report? NO? Ok... Also, watched every single movie of this list, anyone got any suggestions of what I should watch?

  • AZ ManUFan
    AZ ManUFan 1 month ago

    Take Avatar off this list

  • thel1195
    thel1195 1 month ago

    I'm actually ok with this list

  • Aiden Rhoads
    Aiden Rhoads 1 month ago

    I honestly feel Rogue One deserved a spot on this list more than The Force Awakens.

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