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(HitFix)   The ten best outer space films of all time   (hitfix.com) divider line 189
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2013-09-27 09:34:37 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

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Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Space Camp.  It even had a robot.
 
2013-09-27 09:35:12 PM

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Outland was good, as sort of a High Noon in space, but I wouldn't really include it in this list.
 
2013-09-27 09:35:17 PM

EddieFC: Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

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Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?

Space Camp


Looking through and the guy who played Lamar in Revenge of the Nerds voiced the paladin in Diablo 2?

/not sure if faith in humanity is restored
 
2013-09-27 09:36:43 PM

Metalupis: Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.

Not sure Dark City really counts as a space movie, it is only revealed towards the end to explain some oddities of the plot, the fact that they are in space doesn't really play much of a part in the story


You could use similar reasoning to disqualify Alien from the list. In both films the setting is used to isolate the protagonists and prevent them from escaping the threat.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:11 PM
Piece of crap slideshow subby. My toilet has better bandwidth. But if no Forbidden Planet, or When the Earth Stood Still, then Hurrrrrr.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:58 PM
Ice Pirates, Battle beyond the stars? Jeesh!
 
2013-09-27 09:39:35 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Name of the movie was  Space Camp, and same here, I completely forgot about it until I caught it on TV about a year ago. I used to love it as a kid.

And it was driving me nuts when I was watching it, I recognized the young kid it in but I just couldn't place him. Looked it up and the kid is freakin' Joaquin Phoenix.  Mind blown.
 
2013-09-27 09:39:59 PM
Link is Farked.
 
2013-09-27 09:42:11 PM

Snotnose: Can one of you ADD types type in the list?  Deslide doesn't work and I'm too lazy to click all the slides.


Event Horizon
The Black Hole
Fire in the Sky
The Ewok Christmas Special
Space Cowboys
Spaceballs
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Astronaut Farmer
Magic Mike
Thelma and Louise
 
2013-09-27 09:43:08 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Piece of crap slideshow subby. My toilet has better bandwidth. But if no Forbidden Planet, or When the Earth Stood Still, then Hurrrrrr.


If you mean "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (there are 1951 and 2008 versions), it took place entirely on Earth, right?
 
2013-09-27 09:43:43 PM
OK finally got that slideshow to work(get off me dirt).  Rule 1 for all slideshows about movies and video games is only 1 per franchise.  Leaving Dark Star, Moon, WoK, etc off just so we can have two SW and Aliens movies on the list is bad form.
 
2013-09-27 09:47:50 PM
Moon, Serenity should both be in top 10.

The Fifth Element and Spaceballs would be in top 20 for me.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:19 PM
I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but ... it's such a pointless collection nihilist humor ending in death that I can't even bring myself to call it funny or interesting. And I don't remember anything memorable about the craftsmanship of the film either, it's just 1970's pulp, except about space instead of cars or whatever.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:51 PM
list is utter crap
 
2013-09-27 09:53:45 PM
I think I'm the only person who didn't like Moon.  I guessed the twist after about 5 minutes. After that, it wasn't interesting.

What's his name did do a great job with the character.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:17 PM

elminestrone: Anyone see Calling Europa? It's a bit of a cross between Moon and a found footage movie, NASA advised on it as well, pretty good flick.


Do you mean "Europa Report," with the SA dude that was in both District 9 and Elysium? If so, yeah - pretty sweet movie, especially for its budget.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:52 PM
List 100% fails without "The Black Hole."
 
2013-09-27 09:55:51 PM

RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole


The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.
 
2013-09-27 09:56:03 PM

StopLurkListen: I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but


I'm a huge fan of it.  Then again, I saw it in a theater when it first came out, was pretty stoned at the time, and I've made sure I've never seen it again, so there's that.
 
2013-09-27 09:59:20 PM
No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.


mmm   Anne Francis, AND Leslie Neilsen
 
2013-09-27 09:59:50 PM
Silent Running over Solaris any day. Also Barbarella instead any one of the first 3 on the list.
 
2013-09-27 10:00:28 PM

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Ooooh, good one, forgot about Outland. Dark City doesn't really count because SPOILERS you have no idea they're in space until the very end.


Tom_Slick: Nice to see 2010 get some love.  I really like that movie.


Same here. While obviously not as groundbreaking as 2001 I enjoyed it more.
 
2013-09-27 10:02:39 PM

StopLurkListen: I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but ... it's such a pointless collection nihilist humor ending in death that I can't even bring myself to call it funny or interesting. And I don't remember anything memorable about the craftsmanship of the film either, it's just 1970's pulp, except about space instead of cars or whatever.


Dark Star: The crew's going slowly insane, the captain's dead but they keep his brain on ice so they can ask his advice (hey that rhymes!), the alien's a beach ball with feet; what's not to love? It's great when you're stoned!

/ Okay, I admit I haven't seen it in years and not without being high. It's a stoner movie.
 
2013-09-27 10:03:03 PM
Last Starfighter should be there too! Awesome movie
 
2013-09-27 10:03:24 PM
What, no Barbarella? Actually, the list isn't too bad. 2001 is pretty hard to topple in the #1 position, the order of some others could be debated, and the lack of Star Trek is suspect, but it's an okay list. I've seen worse.
 
2013-09-27 10:08:34 PM

Snapper Carr: Metalupis: Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.

Not sure Dark City really counts as a space movie, it is only revealed towards the end to explain some oddities of the plot, the fact that they are in space doesn't really play much of a part in the story

You could use similar reasoning to disqualify Alien from the list. In both films the setting is used to isolate the protagonists and prevent them from escaping the threat.


I see a difference in that in Alien it is used to form an opressive isolation in Dark City it is just used to cover the plot point of "why is there no outside interference?"
 
2013-09-27 10:11:32 PM
Bah... the real Solyaris, not the Clooney version please.  Also, if we're talking purely "space" movies.... as bad as it was at everything else, Mission to Mars is a solid space flick.
 
2013-09-27 10:12:59 PM
Pandorum should be on this list as well.
 
2013-09-27 10:16:50 PM
List fails without "Dark Star".
 
2013-09-27 10:19:26 PM
cman


Apollo 13 before Star Wars is acceptable

However leaving Star Trek completely off the list is not

Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time

I would say 3/10, but you've already gotten bites. 6/10.
 
2013-09-27 10:23:17 PM

Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.


Disney flicks used to be that way.  Ever watch "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?
 
2013-09-27 10:26:06 PM
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Solaris?... Can't see it.
 
2013-09-27 10:26:22 PM
ktybear


Last Starfighter should be there too! Awesome movie

They -the producers of Last Starfighter- get major points for leaving wilweaton on the cutting room floor where he belongs. Roddenberry should have taken notes
 
2013-09-27 10:26:37 PM
WALL-E is better than most of these.
 
2013-09-27 10:31:21 PM
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2013-09-27 10:36:06 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: WALL-E is better than most of these.


better than Empire Strikes back
 
2013-09-27 10:39:32 PM
Why do people think I am trolling?

First Contact was a good film. The critics loved it. From the link I posted earlier, you can see that the fans love it, too
 
2013-09-27 10:43:10 PM

Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.


Disney movies used to be like that.  Remember "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?  "Old Yeller"?
 
2013-09-27 11:01:12 PM

dittybopper: Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.

Disney movies used to be like that.  Remember "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?  "Old Yeller"?


 The Black Hole is pretty much Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea in space, but more effed up.
 
2013-09-27 11:03:13 PM

MrBallou: jaybeezey: Silent Running makes me sad every time I see it.

It should be revived. It would still be pretty relevant in today's world.


No it doesn't need to be. But this thread makes me happy that a new generation is now familiar with the film.
 
2013-09-27 11:07:03 PM

NeuroticRocker: Dark Star? Iron Sky?Moon? Silent Running? Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.


Iron Sky suuuuuuuuucked.

Otherwise, I agree.
 
2013-09-27 11:12:52 PM
A whole lot of sci-fi geeks here on a Friday night (8PDT, 11EDT).  Who would have thought?


/that includes me
 
2013-09-27 11:15:57 PM
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2013-09-27 11:16:44 PM

bring to a festering boil: A whole lot of sci-fi geeks here on a Friday night (8PDT, 11EDT).  Who would have thought?


/that includes me


I'm broke

Well, I aint a social person to begin with. Maybe thats why I have taken the Hackint0sh lifestyle.
 
2013-09-27 11:17:19 PM
This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon
 
2013-09-27 11:21:35 PM
fusillade762:

I'd also try to fit "Sunshine" in there somewhere. An under-appreciated movie, imo.

The first 2/3rds of it, sure.
 
2013-09-27 11:21:48 PM

cman: Well, I aint a social person to begin with.


Social, yes. Sociable, not always.
 
2013-09-27 11:23:51 PM

Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:



Thats why they call it Science Fiction. They are there to tell stories and build fantasies.
 
2013-09-27 11:39:20 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

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Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Batteries not incl7ded, oh yes
 
2013-09-27 11:40:30 PM
 You know what *I* hate...are webpages that have to have three dozen domains that have to load just to load a goddamn slide show.


And desli.de only will do the first page.

AUTO -1
 
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