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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  • Top 10  List  Space  Science Fiction  sci-fi  space ship  star wars  Interstellar  christopher nolan  The Martian  matt damon  Gravity  Guardians of the Galaxy  vol. 2  chris pratt  star lord  gamorrahm zoe saldana  bradley cooper  vin diesel  dave bautista  Avatar  sam worthington  james cameron  sam rockwell  Moon  Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens  Sunshine  Star Trek  Serenity  firefly  WatchMojo  

Comments: 1 054

  • Sky The Gamer
    Sky The Gamer 8 hours ago

    Interstellar movie is the best movie i ever seen in my life...thank you for no.1

    INYECTED Day ago

    interstellar is sooo trash

  • Josch N-movies
    Josch N-movies 5 days ago

    Prometheus is better then gravity

  • Dehrk
    Dehrk 10 days ago

    Walle is best! :)

  • Tekena igoni
    Tekena igoni 11 days ago

    Watchmojo movie Lists are not for anyone that takes film-making seriously I think. I find that the more I learn and make films the more I disagree and lately watchmojo movie list to me are some serious piece of shit especially this one. Interstellar at number 1? It's amazing how interstellar was once one of my favorite movies but right now I wouldn't even put it on a Top 5 Modern Space Movies list. Interstellar is in no way bad but it's one of Chris Nolan's worse films in my opinion but it's Chris Nolan so that isn't saying much considering he hasn't made a Bad film yet and prolly never will

  • Tekena igoni
    Tekena igoni 11 days ago

    INTERSTELLAR!! Number1!! Fuck you watchmojo. I love Chris Nolan but Interstellar although a far cry from bad is one of his worse films

  • Peter Goettler
    Peter Goettler 12 days ago +1

    "John Carter"?

  • max bootstrap
    max bootstrap 12 days ago

    JarJarAbrams adopts and destroys great works created by others... but has endless apologists scammed into pretending he has talent. AARG... and lots of other poor choices in this list.

  • LowPCgamer
    LowPCgamer 14 days ago +1

    Passengers 2016 ??
    No, okay ....

  • Yannis Marios
    Yannis Marios 26 days ago

    Interstellar is correctly number 1.

  • Back Slash
    Back Slash 26 days ago

    Earth doesn't exist in (cannon) Star Wars.

  • James Matthews
    James Matthews 28 days ago

    star wars should be taken off that list. I don't know about you guys but I don't wanna be part of that genderless feminist movement with gender ambiguous characters like Ray. fuck leftist propaganda

  • Yair Eylon
    Yair Eylon Month ago

    Seriously? Guys usually your top 10s are great but this one feel way off. Star wars as a SCI FI? where in the movie do we see science that will qualify it as such? best case it's a fantasy. Recommending SW awaken?? Saying Avatar has strong character dev? It's a sci fi Pocahontas with stolen work arts. saying it's something special couldn't have been more cynical.

  • Stephen Allen
    Stephen Allen Month ago

    Interstellar is wicked good. Seen it over 100 times and each time find something new I didn't notice before. Love it!

  • Miqdam Nazmi
    Miqdam Nazmi Month ago

    u can update with a new movie, L I F E

  • Esteban  Lobo
    Esteban Lobo Month ago

    I'm sorry but Matt Damon will always be the fucking asshole scientist from Interestellar to me. Dr Mann.

  • Guy Toigo
    Guy Toigo Month ago

    Hey, can you do the Top 10 Strawberry Shortcake Characters of 2003? It'll be berry fun.

  • Ran Kavik
    Ran Kavik Month ago

    Dont need to be 1st, but "Astronaut: the last push" should be on this list

  • Lord Kek
    Lord Kek Month ago

    I had an epiphany after I watched Interstellar. Am I the only one?

  • Andrew Wombat
    Andrew Wombat Month ago

    I agree with all the choices. All awesome movies!!

  • Adam Dow
    Adam Dow Month ago

    The Martian, great movie set in 2035 but still looks the same as the 2010s.

  • freddy S
    freddy S Month ago

    Interstellar and Blade Runner are the 2 best films ever made. period.

  • Elora Eusebio
    Elora Eusebio Month ago

    Kudos for including Moon, and not just an honorable mention. Yes, it was a great film considering that it is an independent vritish film made on approximate an 5 million dollar budget.

  • Kid dynamite
    Kid dynamite Month ago

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

  • xxianaxx
    xxianaxx Month ago


  • Nihilist
    Nihilist Month ago +1

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

  • luke ketchum
    luke ketchum Month ago

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

  • ricky k kshetri
    ricky k kshetri 2 months ago +2

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

  • Louis Bennett
    Louis Bennett 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

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

  • rgibsonx2
    rgibsonx2 2 months ago

    Totally agree - Interstellar #1.

  • john hillbilly
    john hillbilly 2 months ago

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

  • siliconaudio
    siliconaudio 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Stunnthewombat
    Stunnthewombat 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Carlos Rincon
    Carlos Rincon 2 months ago

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

  • David Reeves
    David Reeves 2 months ago

    No Pandorum, seriously

  • David Masabo
    David Masabo 2 months ago

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

  • German Gasse
    German Gasse 2 months ago

    what about "Life" ?

  • Dan Geiger
    Dan Geiger 2 months ago

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

  • Dan Geiger
    Dan Geiger 2 months ago

    The Marian better be high on the list

  • LX Forde
    LX Forde 2 months ago


  • Olmo C
    Olmo C 2 months ago

    And Alien?

  • Luis Iglesia
    Luis Iglesia 2 months ago

    Avatar is bullshit

  • Enrique Uribe Santaella

    star wars episodio 7 no lo creo. hay mejores.

  • Tomás Martín
    Tomás Martín 2 months ago

    Dat Hans Zimmer score on Interstellar...

  • Joma Herrera
    Joma Herrera 2 months ago

    Interestelar off course the best of the best.

  • Bernardo Tavora
    Bernardo Tavora 2 months ago

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

  • Wayne Johnson
    Wayne Johnson 2 months ago


  • 3333glen
    3333glen 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • David Goldberg
    David Goldberg 2 months 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 2 months ago +5

    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 2 months ago

      irina1296 yes, you're fucking weird mate

  • Chick Bu
    Chick Bu 2 months ago

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

  • Gamblez Gamez
    Gamblez Gamez 2 months ago

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

    PIRATE NEWS 2 months ago

    5:42 moon of saturn not orion constelacion

  • killerfasza
    killerfasza 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago

    how about passengers?

  • Craig Jacobs
    Craig Jacobs 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    Interstellar??? FUCK NO!

  • Danny Sampson
    Danny Sampson 2 months ago


  • Turnt SNACO
    Turnt SNACO 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Star Trek is so over, please.

  • Timka 01
    Timka 01 3 months ago

    Prometheus SHOULD BE #1

  • harrylook
    harrylook 3 months ago

    Avatar sucks

  • hagbard
    hagbard 3 months ago

    Can't sand Jar Jar Abrams.

  • MrTikru
    MrTikru 3 months ago

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

  • Paulo Henrique
    Paulo Henrique 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago


  • Geoffrey Smart
    Geoffrey Smart 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

    uhhhhh. Europa?

  • weekend reviews
    weekend reviews 3 months ago

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

  • Alex Underwood
    Alex Underwood 3 months ago

    Avatar is overrated, is Pocahontas

  • Jonah Richards
    Jonah Richards 3 months ago +1

    Rogue one was better than the force awakens

  • Arsal
    Arsal 3 months ago

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

  • Jacob Geshel
    Jacob Geshel 3 months 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 3 months ago


  • Vampirization
    Vampirization 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Nathan Trujillo
    Nathan Trujillo 3 months ago

    Can't believe mojo got number 1 right!

  • Kryptic Studios Corp
    Kryptic Studios Corp 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Spear Pig
    Spear Pig 3 months ago

    Avatar was fucking stupid

  • Raymundo Arámburo
    Raymundo Arámburo 3 months ago

    Avatar sucks

  • TheMightyCongueror
    TheMightyCongueror 3 months 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 3 months ago

    i 100% agree with interstellar at no.1

  • Luis Gabriel Caetano Diniz

    Interstellar gave me chills for life

  • Smorge
    Smorge 3 months ago +3

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

  • andrewthefilmmaker
    andrewthefilmmaker 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago

    where's passengers?

  • Shogun
    Shogun 3 months ago

    where the hell is Passengers

  • Amelia Harper
    Amelia Harper 3 months ago

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

    You should do Top 10 Flashback Scenes in Movies!

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    Icebrrr 3 months ago


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