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1. 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: 136,464 | Gross: $44.94M

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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82 Metascore

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 555,053 | Gross: $56.95M

3. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

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

Votes: 250,496 | Gross: $173.84M

4. 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: 370,189 | Gross: $352.39M

5. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 11,877 | Gross: $9.04M

6. Iron Sky (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier

Votes: 88,494

7. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 295,848 | Gross: $183.14M

8. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 27,481 | Gross: $7.44M

9. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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67 Metascore

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern

Votes: 10,137 | Gross: $17.40M

10. Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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24 Metascore

Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa

Votes: 51,950 | Gross: $17.69M

11. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 45,737 | Gross: $27.15M

12. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,319 | Gross: $1.13M

13. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 10,116

14. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

6.9
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 18,882

15. A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello, Anna Paquin

Votes: 7,618 | Gross: $4.74M

16. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.2
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 19,846 | Gross: $0.26M

17. The Dish (2000)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond, Christopher-Robin Street

Votes: 14,552 | Gross: $2.25M

18. Moonwalkers (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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39 Metascore

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.

Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet | Stars: Rupert Grint, Ron Perlman, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 7,925

19. Planetes (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cappelletti, Nao Nagasawa, Beau Billingslea, Kazunari Tanaka

Votes: 2,967

20. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.4
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69 Metascore

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 4,150

21. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab

Votes: 6,128 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Moon Zero Two (1969)

G | 100 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 1,215

23. Pontiac Moon (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

5.7
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An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd, Eric Schweig

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.01M

24. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 4,690 | Gross: $0.77M

25. Space Buddies (2009 Video)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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Disney's pups are back and take one small step for dog and one giant leap for dogkind.

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: F.T. Anderson, Diedrich Bader, Field Cate, Kendall Cross

Votes: 2,096

26. Les 1001 nuits (1990)

98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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Zany subversion of the 1001 Nights myth that skips all of the stories and simply focuses on the lovely Scheherazade's escape from the lustful king with the help of a magic lamp and a time traveling astrologist.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gérard Jugnot, Stéphane Freiss, Thierry Lhermitte

Votes: 824

27. Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook

Votes: 895

28. Destination Moon (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson

Votes: 3,398 | Gross: $5.00M

29. Countdown (1967)

Unrated | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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Desperate to reach the moon first, N.A.S.A. sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive. He can't return until Apollo is ready.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Joanna Moore, Barbara Baxley

Votes: 1,743

30. Mission Stardust (1967)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Lang Jeffries, Essy Persson, Luis Dávila, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 578

31. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,530 | Gross: $0.67M

32. Battle in Outer Space (1959)

90 min | Sci-Fi

5.7
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda

Votes: 940

33. Beyond the Stars (1989)

PG | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

5.2
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This Sci-Fi Drama centers around the teen-age Eric, son of a computer scientist who worked for the Apollo mission which sent the first human to the moon. Eric, determined to become an ... See full summary »

Director: David Saperstein | Stars: Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Foxworth, Sharon Stone

Votes: 972

34. Way... Way Out (1966)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In a futuristic world, the USA decides to send a married couple of astronauts to its moon base in order to prevent any improper contact with the Soviet female cosmonauts manning the USSR moon base.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Robert Morley, Dennis Weaver

Votes: 887

35. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.9
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71 Metascore

This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Corbett, Andrew Husmann, Bryan Cranston

Votes: 868 | Gross: $34.14M

36. Mater amatísima (1980)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Clara- an attractive- sophisticated and unmarried woman- and the autistic child who transforms and absorbs her life- astonishingly interpreted by a very young Victoria Abril and autistic ... See full summary »

Director: J.A. Salgot | Stars: Victoria Abril, Julito de la Cruz, Jaume Sorribas, Consol Tura

Votes: 69

37. Uranya (2006)

100 min | Comedy

6.6
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Summer 1969. Dictatorship. In a small country town, young Achileas breaks his leg by falling off the yard wall of the local cinema. He wanted to see Brigit Bardo naked... However, during ... See full summary »

Director: Costas Kapakas | Stars: Aris Tsapis, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Dimitris Piatas, Manolis Mavromatakis

Votes: 968

38. Apollo 11 (1996 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly... See full summary »

Director: Norberto Barba | Stars: Carmen Argenziano, Tuck Milligan, Dennis Lipscomb, William Mesnik

Votes: 409

39. Nude on the Moon (1961)

83 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

Directors: Raymond Phelan, Doris Wishman | Stars: Marietta, William Mayer, Lester Brown, Pat Reilly

Votes: 739

40. Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (2001 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

5.7
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Were the Apollo moon landings faked?

Director: John Moffet | Stars: Mitch Pileggi, Bill Kaysing, Brian Welch, Brian O'Leary

Votes: 893

41. The Casserole Club (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

4.9
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Steve Balderson's new film, "The Casserole Club" focuses on a group of mod 1960's era suburban housewives. Close-knit and neighborly, they are all bent on one-upping each other, trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Balderson | Stars: Susan Traylor, Kevin Scott Richardson, Daniela Sea, Mark Booker

Votes: 113

42. The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins, David Kossoff

Votes: 1,318

43. 12 to the Moon (1960)

74 min | Sci-Fi

3.1
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An international team embarks on an expedition to the moon in an uncommonly spacious rocketship. There they encounter a faceless alien intelligence who conclude that the human race is too ... See full summary »

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Anthony Dexter

Votes: 946

44. Smarter than the Average Bear (2019 Video)

M | 98 min | Documentary

8.3
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The harrowing tale of Owen Benjamin's deteriorating mind. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to late night porch-ramblings and wild conspiracy theories. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you - Owen Benjamin.

Director: Porsalin | Stars: Porsalin, Owen Benjamin, Artling, Coddington Bear

Votes: 50

45. Space (1985)

780 min | Drama

7.4
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown, Bruce Dern

Votes: 193

46. The First Men in the Moon (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Thomas | Stars: Rory Kinnear, Mark Gatiss, Alex Riddell, Peter Forbes

Votes: 938

47. Project Moon Base (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Sci-Fi

3.1
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A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Director: Richard Talmadge | Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford, Larry Johns

Votes: 882

48. The Cosmonaut (2013)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Stas, the cosmonaut, gets lost in space. When he comes back he finds Earth completely empty of human life. Yulia and Andrei wait for him on the other side of a collapsing world. How far would you go for love?

Director: Nicolás Alcalá | Stars: Katrine De Candole, Leon Ockenden, Max Wrottesley, David Barrass

Votes: 767

49. Truth Behind the Moon Landing (2019– )

Documentary

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Turning over every stone, testing evidence, and applies scientific reasoning to the most popular conspiracies.

Stars: Mike Bara, Chad Jenkins, Leland Melvin

Votes: 111

50. American Moon (2017)

214 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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This documentary examines the authenticity of the photographic record of NASA's Apollo missions.

Director: Massimo Mazzucco | Stars: Paolo Attivissimo, Aldo Fallai, Peter Lindbergh, Danilo Pasqua

Votes: 57



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