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1. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 67,546

2. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 697,193 | Gross: $228.43M

3. First Man (2018)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 136,393 | Gross: $44.94M

4. Life (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 187,817 | Gross: $30.23M

5. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

7.9
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89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 107,251 | Gross: $0.09M

6. Absolutely Anything (2015)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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31 Metascore

A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle

Votes: 35,814

7. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Votes: 370,162 | Gross: $352.39M

8. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 21,426

9. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 76,139 | Gross: $82.26M

10. Mac and Me (1988)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.3
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An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley

Votes: 10,771 | Gross: $6.42M

11. Europa Report (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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68 Metascore

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 63,797 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 84,978 | Gross: $0.24M

13. My Favorite Martian (1999)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.0
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33 Metascore

A Martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 12,194 | Gross: $36.83M

14. Space Chimps (2008)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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36 Metascore

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Director: Kirk DeMicco | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 10,223 | Gross: $30.11M

15. Space Amoeba (1970)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 864

16. A Lego Brickumentary (2014)

G | 93 min | Documentary

6.8
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51 Metascore

A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard, Bryan Bonahoom, Alice Finch

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Family

8.5
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A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,624

18. The Search for Life in Space (2016)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything...signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. With ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Amezdroz | Stars: Lisa Kaltenegger, Malcolm McDowell, Carl Sagan

Votes: 409

19. The Stranger (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Sci-Fi

3.3
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After a freak mishap, an astronaut finds himself on an almost precise copy of Earth (right down to the Plymouth cars). However, this planet has three moons, and is run by an Orwellian ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Cameron Mitchell, Sharon Acker, Lew Ayres

Votes: 469

20. Roving Mars (2006)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short

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58 Metascore

A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars.

Director: George Butler | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve Squyres, Rob Manning, Charles Elachi

Votes: 959 | Gross: $10.40M

21. Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy (2009)

101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.8
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Director: Christian Viel | Stars: Andy Bradshaw, Deke Richards, Heidi Hawkins, Valérie Wiseman

Votes: 128

22. The Moon (1965)

51 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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Story of the Moon told by scientists. The prospects of the Moon's future exploration by humans with elements of science fiction dramatization by actors in the final part of the film.

Director: Pavel Klushantsev

Votes: 72

23. Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)

Drama

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From the Sumitomo Corporation website

"HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated, premiered on January 19 at United Cinemas Toyosu, one of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Yui Natsukawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 45

24. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

7.3
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The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,390

25. Hayabusa (2011)

Adventure

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Under the guidance of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) the Hayabusa 'Falcon' spaceship shoots for an asteroid in order to correct samples and conduct scientific studies and then ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yûjirô Komura, Mai Nakano, Katsuhisa Namase, Toshiyuki Nishida

Votes: 90

26. Patrick Stewart Narrates: The Planets (1993 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Family, Music

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Documentary about the other seven planets of our solar system. The film features NASA's footage and illustrations as well as Isao Tomita's cover of Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets. DVD re-release adds Pluto.

Director: Don Barrett | Star: Patrick Stewart

27. Welcome Home, Hayabusa (2012)

114 min | Drama

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Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Anne Watanabe, Ren Osugi, Yoshiko Miyazaki

Votes: 18

28. Direct from Pluto: First Encounter (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.7
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A showcase of the very first images of Pluto and first hand accounts by the NASA scientists who planned the mission to capture them; the images could spark of the debate ofPluto's planetary status.

Director: Shelley Ayres | Stars: Dan Riskin, Fran Bagenal, Alice Bowman, Alan Boyle

Votes: 23

29. Project Kronos (2013)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Project Kronos is a documentary film following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds, the scientists find themselves questioning whether the space agency's ... See full summary »

Director: Hasraf Dulull | Stars: Noeleen Comiskey, Georgina Blackledge, Colin Emerson, Wes Nike

Votes: 133

30. Majestic Part 1: Alien Encounter (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Earth's first luxury space liner The Majestic vanished during its maiden voyage. Find the ship and use space probes to move around it, solve puzzles and find out what happened. There was no sequel.

Director: Istvan Pely

31. Hayabusa: Back to the Earth (2009)

43 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: Hiromitsu Kosaka | Star: Saburô Shinoda

32. Inca II: Wiracocha (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Anachronistic space combat and p&c adventure. The son of Inca leader El Dorado, runs into a strange asteroid with his spaceship and gets killed. El Dorado must find out what happened and thwart his archenemy's diabolical plan.

Stars: Nicole Favard, Leslie Lanker, Gilbert Lévy, David Pini

Votes: 8

33. Passport to Pluto & Beyond (2007 TV Movie)

TV-G | 46 min | Documentary

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NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

Director: Geoffrey Haines-Stiles | Star: Eric Worden

34. Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the Phoenix Mars Mission to land a space probe on the north polar plains of the Red Planet, to investigate the chemistry of the Martian soil and to search for conditions conducive to life.

Director: Tom Kleespie | Stars: Peter Thomas, Ray Arvidson, Guy Beutelschies, William Boynton

35. Today's Life (2000)

13 min | Sci-Fi, Short

6.7
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A lonely astronaut fights for survival at the edge of the universe. Long-forgotten memories of love and a previous life haunt his tortured soul. Today's Life features over 5,000 frames of ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Kadner | Stars: Will Plunkett, Willard E. Pugh, Cinamon Romers

Votes: 27

36. Solar Blast (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

8.5
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Scientists investigate the effects of solar phenomena, such as sunspots and coronal mass ejections (CMEs or "solar blasts"), on Earth's climate (both past and present) and man's technology.

Director: Malvina Anderson Martin | Star: Lance Lewman

Votes: 19

37. Pluto: The Last Frontier (2015)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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Nine years travel. New wonders to discover.

Director: Ruth Chao | Stars: Ross Huguet, Alan Stern, Edward Stone, Jim Green

Votes: 5

38. Little Star (IV) (2017)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

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Director: Etienne Baillieu | Stars: Fabrice Faltraue, Marius Faltraue, Christophe Mirabel, Anaïs Prat

39. But It Feels True! (2018 Video)

34 min | Short, News

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Michael Wolff's book new book on Donald Trump "feels true", but is it actually true?

Star: Stefan Molyneux

40. To Catch a Comet (2014)

Not Rated | 55 min

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On November the 11th, billions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander will do what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it flies round the... See full summary »

Director: Rory Griffin | Star: Lauren Chu

Votes: 19

41. Our World (1986–1987)
Episode: 13 Days in October: 1962 (1986)

History

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Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, Seattle Worlds Fair, J.F.K., fallout shelters, discovery of DNA, Bill Dana/Jose Jimenez, The Jetsons, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, Leave It to Beaver.

Stars: Linda Ellerbee, Ray Gandolf

42. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: Are We Alone? (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

7.9
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This program considers the likelihood that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe and the prospects that it may inhabit a nearby planet. Then the various methods being used to look for alien intelligence are reviewed.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, William J. Borucki, Paul Davies, Geoff Marcy

Votes: 169

43. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Bloodlines (1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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Picard races the Ferengi in an effort to track down the son he never knew he had.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,427

44. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Clues (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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Effects of passing through a wormhole give the Enterprise crew a sense that they were unconscious for more than the thirty seconds they've been led to believe.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,148

45. Alien Nation (1989–1990)
Episode: Contact (1989)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The murder of an astronomer leads Sikes and Francisco to the discovery of an extra-terrestrial probe passing through the solar system. But is it friend or foe? Sikes' relations with his ... See full summary »

Director: John McPherson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 44

46. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Episode: Dark Matters (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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A cargo ship is forced from hyperspace into a strange region of "dark matter" where some of the normal laws of physics seem not to apply - even the dead linger, unable to find their reward.... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Annette O'Toole, Michael Dolan, Allison Hossack, David Cubitt

Votes: 270

47. Sky World News (1989– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 June 2017 (2017)

News

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Stars: Kimberley Leonard, Molly Agnew, The Beatles, Melvin Benn

48. London et Kirschenbaum (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014)

News

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Director: Noa Ilser | Stars: Raviv Drucker, Or Heller, Mordechai Kirschenbaum, Baruch Kra

49. Good Morning Britain (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 27 April 2017 (2017)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid, Ranvir Singh, Boris Johnson

50. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Evolution (1989)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.6
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Wesley's latest science project escapes the lab, threatening the Enterprise and an eminent scientist's life-long project.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,934



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