Top Space Adventure Movies

List of the best 25 plus Space Adventure movies Liked by both Critics and Audience. Total 33 Titles and 3911 Views.

1. Interstellar(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Ellen Burstyn , Matthew McConaughey , Mackenzie Foy , John Lithgow
Tags: Alternate Dimension Space Travel Saving The World Time Paradox Survival Time Travel Cult Film Dystopia Family Relationships Disaster Artificial Intelligence Betrayal Blockbuster
8.60    71%    85%  

2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope(1977)

Original Title: Star Wars
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Director: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Peter Cushing
Tags: Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Cult Film Monster Family Relationships Prison Escape Hitman Mixed Martial Arts Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Blockbuster
8.60    93%    96%  

3. Avatar(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Spanish Rating:PG-13
Description:In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Sam Worthington , Zoe Saldana , Sigourney Weaver , Stephen Lang
Tags: Self Discovery Space Travel Survival Violence Alien Surprise Ending Monster Psychopath Racism Revenge Martial Arts Betrayal Insanity Good Versus Evil Friendship
7.80    83%    82%  

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back(1980)

Original Title: The Empire Strikes Back
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Billy Dee Williams
Tags: Space Travel Violence Alien Action Hero Monster Prisoner Of War Civil War Family Relationships Tragedy Rescue Mission Betrayal Good Versus Evil Friendship
8.80    95%    97%  

5. Guardians of the Galaxy(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana , Dave Bautista , Vin Diesel
Tags: Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Escape From Prison Superhero Action Heroine Marvel Comics Prison Escape Escape Plan Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Based On Comic Book Friendship Blockbuster
8.10    91%    92%  

6. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi(1983)

Original Title: Return of the Jedi
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.
Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Mark Hamill , Harrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Billy Dee Williams
Tags: Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Cult Film Gangster Monster Family Relationships Tragedy Mixed Martial Arts Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Compassion Blockbuster
8.30    80%    94%  

7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Harrison Ford , Mark Hamill , Carrie Fisher , Adam Driver
Tags: Coming Of Age Space Travel Survival Violence Alien Tough Guy Female Protagonist Action Hero One Against Many Action Heroine Monster Prisoner Of War Rescue Mission Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Missing Person Blockbuster
8.00    93%    87%  

8. Gravity(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Greenlandic Rating:PG-13
Description:A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Sandra Bullock , George Clooney , Ed Harris , Orto Ignatiussen
Tags: Space Travel Survival Female Protagonist Disaster Minimal Cast
7.70    95%    80%  

9. Alien(1979)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Horror|Sci-Fi|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Spanish Rating:R
Description:After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tom Skerritt , Sigourney Weaver , Veronica Cartwright , Harry Dean Stanton
Tags: Space Travel Female Protagonist Minimal Cast
8.50    97%    94%  

10. The Martian(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Mandarin Rating:PG-13
Description: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 , Jeff Daniels
Tags: Space Travel Survival Based On Novel Family Relationships Space Expedition Rescue Mission Friendship
8.00    91%    91%  

11. Aliens(1986)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Horror|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Sigourney Weaver , Carrie Henn , Michael Biehn , Paul Reiser
Tags: Space Travel Violence Alien Female Protagonist Cult Film Dark Humor Action Heroine Monster Creature Feature Tragedy Rescue Mission Betrayal Friendship Blockbuster
8.40    98%    94%  

12. Star Trek(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine , Zachary Quinto , Leonard Nimoy , Eric Bana
Tags: Alternate History Space Travel Time Paradox Alien Tough Guy Time Travel Action Hero Alien Invasion Interracial Love Rescue Mission Revenge Good Versus Evil
8.00    94%    91%  

13. Avengers: Infinity War(2018)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Directors: Anthony Russo , Joe Russo
Stars: Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Hemsworth , Mark Ruffalo , Chris Evans
Tags: Alternate Dimension Space Travel Saving The World Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero One Against Many Superhero Alien Invasion Action Heroine Monster Marvel Comics Tragedy Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Based On Comic Book Blockbuster
8.60    84%    91%  

14. 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Russian Rating:G
Description:Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Keir Dullea , Gary Lockwood , William Sylvester , Daniel Richter
Tags: National Film Registry Space Travel Man Versus Machine Alien Time Travel Artificial Intelligence Space Expedition Afi Blockbuster
8.30    92%    89%  

15. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Fantasy|Adventure|Action|War|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Stars: Felicity Jones , Diego Luna , Alan Tudyk , Donnie Yen
Tags: Space Travel Survival Violence Alien Tough Guy Female Protagonist Action Hero One Against Many Action Heroine Civil War Female Lead Artificial Intelligence Prison Escape Tragedy Revenge Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Friendship Politics Blockbuster
7.80    85%    86%  

16. Star Trek Into Darkness(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Klingon Rating:PG-13
Description:After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine , Zachary Quinto , Zoe Saldana , Karl Urban
Tags: Criminal Mastermind Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Monster Disaster Interracial Love Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Friendship Politics Blockbuster
7.70    85%    90%  

17. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Comedy|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: USA| New Zealand| Canada Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana , Dave Bautista , Vin Diesel
Tags: Black Comedy Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Superhero Action Heroine Monster Marvel Comics Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Based On Comic Book Blockbuster
7.70    83%    88%  

18. The Fifth Element(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Adventure|Thriller|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: France Languages:English | Swedish | German Rating:PG-13
Description:In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Bruce Willis , Gary Oldman , Ian Holm , Milla Jovovich
Tags: Space Travel Alien Tough Guy Cult Film Alien Invasion Dystopia Satire Martial Arts Good Versus Evil Blockbuster
7.70    71%    86%  

19. Moon(2009)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Spanish Rating:R
Description:Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Sam Rockwell , Kevin Spacey , Dominique McElligott , Rosie Shaw
Tags: Space Travel Short Term Memory Cult Film Artificial Intelligence Rescue Mission Minimal Cast Friendship
7.90    89%    89%  

20. Total Recall(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger , Rachel Ticotin , Sharon Stone , Ronny Cox
Tags: Black Comedy Space Travel Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero Cult Film Dystopia Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Blockbuster
7.50    82%    78%  

21. Serenity(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Mandarin Rating:PG-13
Description:The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic.
Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Nathan Fillion , Gina Torres , Alan Tudyk , Morena Baccarin
Tags: Space Travel Psycho Thriller Trapped Revenge Martial Arts Good Versus Evil Friendship
7.90    83%    91%  

22. Apollo 13(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks , Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise
Tags: Based On Book Space Travel Survival Based On True Story Family Relationships Disaster Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.60    95%    87%  

23. Sunshine(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb designed to re-ignite the dying sun.
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy , Michelle Yeoh , Troy Garity , Rose Byrne
Tags: Cult Film Disaster Natural Disaster
7.30    76%    73%  

24. Pitch Black(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Horror|Sci-Fi|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Arabic Rating:R
Description:A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Director: David Twohy
Stars: Vin Diesel , Radha Mitchell , Cole Hauser , Keith David
Tags: Space Travel Survival Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero One Against Many Cult Film Monster Mixed Martial Arts
7.10    57%    77%  

25. Star Trek Beyond(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NA
Description:The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Idris Elba , Zoe Saldana , Sofia Boutella , Karl Urban
Tags: Space Travel Survival Violence Alien Tough Guy Action Hero One Against Many Action Heroine Rescue Mission Revenge Mixed Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.10    85%    80%  

26. Spaceballs(1987)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks , John Candy , Rick Moranis , Bill Pullman
Tags: Space Travel Alien Cult Film Alien Invasion Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Good Versus Evil
7.10    58%    83%  

27. Star Trek: First Contact(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:The Borg go back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Stars: Patrick Stewart , Jonathan Frakes , Brent Spiner , LeVar Burton
Tags: Alternate History Post Apocalypse Alien Time Travel Cult Film Alien Invasion Revenge Good Versus Evil
7.60    93%    89%  

28. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley , James Doohan
Tags: Space Travel Alien Family Relationships Revenge Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.70    88%    90%  

29. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Finnish Rating:PG
Description:To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley , James Doohan
Tags: Saving The World Time Travel Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Blockbuster
7.30    85%    81%  

30. Solaris(1972)

Original Title: Soljaris
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Soviet Union Languages:Russian | German Rating:PG
Description:A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk , Donatas Banionis , Jüri Järvet , Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy
Tags: Alien Cult Film Investigation Based On Novel
8.10    96%    90%  

31. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Thriller|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Klingon Rating:PG
Description:The crews of the Enterprise and the Excelsior must stop a plot to prevent a peace treaty between the Klingon Empire and the Federation
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley , James Doohan
Tags: Space Travel Cult Film Racism Betrayal Reference To William Shakespeare
7.20    83%    83%  

32. The Right Stuff(1983)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Russian Rating:PG
Description:The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Sam Shepard , Scott Glenn , Ed Harris , Dennis Quaid
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Book Voice Over Narration
7.90    98%    90%  

33. Forbidden Planet(1956)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Romance|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D fly towards planet Altair 4 in search for the Bellerphon spaceship that has been missing for twenty years. To their surprise they are already being expected. A classic science fiction film from 1957 starring Leslie Nielsen.
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Walter Pidgeon , Anne Francis , Leslie Nielsen , Warren Stevens
Tags: National Film Registry Space Travel Artificial Intelligence
7.60    98%    85%  

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