Astronauts

I always love grouping similar movies together, and in an effort to cover a topic exhaustively, I have found yet another group of interesting movies to throw together in a marathon. This time, we have space! Or rather, movies about astronauts. I tried to be as realistic as possible and not include every sci-fi movie ever made. And while there are a few movies here set in the future, they run more along the line of realistic than fantastic.

Let’s have a look at the list!

  1. Man in the Moon (Basil Dearden, 1960)
  2. Way… Way Out (Gordon Douglas, 1966)
  3. The Reluctant Astronaut (Edward Montagne, 1967)
  4. Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  6. Marooned (John Sturges, 1969)
  7. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
  8. Capricorn One (Peter Hyams, 1977)
  9. The Right Stuff (Philip Kauffman, 1983)
  10. 2010: The Year We Made Contact (Peter Hyams, 1984)
  11. SpaceCamp (Harry Winer, 1986)
  12. Beyond the Stars (David Saperstein, 1989)
  13. For All Mankind (Al Reinert, 1989)
  14. Apollo 13 (Ron Howard, 1995)
  15. Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1997)
  16. Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997)
  17. RocketMan (Stuart Gillard, 1997)
  18. From the Earth to the Moon (Michael Grossman, 1998)
  19. Armageddon (Michael Bay, 1998)
  20. October Sky (Joe Johnston, 1999)
  21. The Astronaut’s Wife (Rand Ravich, 1999)
  22. Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma, 2000)
  23. Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood, 2000)
  24. Red Planet (Antony Hoffman, 2000)
  25. Solaris (Steven Soderbergh, 2002)
  26. Magnificent Desolation (Mark Cowen, 2005)
  27. The Astronaut Farmer (Michael Polish, 2006)
  28. In the Shadow of the Moon (David Sington, 2007)
  29. Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)
  30. Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)
  31. Love (William Eubank, 2011)
  32. Apollo 18 (Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, 2011)
  33. Europa Report (Sebastian Cordero, 2013)
  34. Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron, 2013)
  35. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)
  36. The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015)
  37. 400 Days (Matt Osterman, 2015)
  38. Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, 2016)
  39. Life (Daniel Espinosa, 2017)
  40. The Cloverfield Paradox (Julius Onah, 2018)
  41. First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018)