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10 Movies About Space

We imagine what it might be like out there as we sit here on the big blue planet.  These Science-Fiction Movies are beautiful indications of human curiosity because humans have always looked up to the stars and wondered what mysteries they held for as long as they have existed.

Keep this list of 10 movies about space on hand for when you need to get away from Earth’s realities.

Movies About Space

Breach
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Willis, Cody Kearsley, Rachel Nichols (Actors)

Breach

Bruce Willis stars in the action-packed, sci-fi thriller. Fleeing a devastating plague on Earth, an interstellar ark comes under attack from a new threat; a shape-shifting alien force intent on slaughtering what is left of humanity.

Moonfall
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley (Actors)

Moonfall

Oscar-winner Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley star in Roland Emmerich’s out-of-this-world action-adventure about a last-ditch mission to stop the Moon from hurtling into the Earth.

Interstellar
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (Actors)

Interstellar

From director Christopher Nolan (Inception) comes the story of ex-pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who must leave his family and Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

First Signal
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Noonan, Conor Timmis, Wendy Hartman (Actors)

First Signal

When Air Force Space Command receives a signal from an alien satellite in Earth orbit an emergency meeting with the President reveals a government conspiracy.

Space
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James R. Hilton, Michael Klug, Len Kabasinski (Actors)

Space

In the year 2050, Dr. Ada Gray and her fellow astronauts aboard The Udo fight for survival after an accident leaves them stranded in deep space.

First Man
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Corey Stoll, Jason Clarke, Ciarán Hinds (Actors)

First Man

Hoping to reach the moon by the end of the decade, NASA plans a series of extremely dangerous, unprecedented missions in the early 1960s. Engineer Neil Armstrong joins the space program, spending years in training and risking his life during test flights.
 
On July 16, 1969, the nation and world watched in wonder as Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight.
Gravity
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Bullock, George Clooney (Actors)

Gravity

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Director! Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are on a routine spacewalk when disaster strikes. Their shuttle is destroyed, leaving them alone in space – tethered to nothing but each other.
Solitary
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Johnny Sachon, Lottie Tolhurst, Michael Condron (Actors)

Solitary

A man wakes up inside a cell to discover he’s a prisoner sent into space to form Earth’s first colony, and worse – his cellmate Alana is hell-bent on destroying everything.
Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • J.J. Abrams (Director) - J.J. Abrams (Producer)

Star Trek: Into the Darkness

When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk, Spock, and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will embark on the greatest manhunt in history.

Star Trek Beyond
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban (Actors)

Star Trek Beyond

A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims.
 
Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.
 
Check out this Learning at Home packet for space-themed activities. Click here to download this printable.

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