Space Horror Movies

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Space Horror Movies

When it comes to Space Horror Movies, there is no limit to the movies who explored this idea. We gathered 21 of our favorites.

Alien (1979)

Alien
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
Rated R

"Alien" is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver. The film follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who are on a mission to investigate a mysterious transmission from a distant planet. When they land on the planet, they discover a derelict alien spacecraft, where one of the crew members is attacked by a vicious creature. As they try to survive their encounter with the alien, they soon realize that it has implanted an alien embryo inside one of them, and they must find a way to stop it before it fully matures and kills them all. Filled with suspense and horror, "Alien" is a thrilling, groundbreaking film that has become a classic of the sci-fi genre.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is an award-winning science fiction film directed by James Cameron. Set in the future, the movie follows the story of Ellen Ripley, a space officer who is the sole survivor of a previous mission to the planet LV-426. After her story is met with disbelief, she agrees to join a team of marines led by Corporal Dwayne Hicks to return to LV-426 and investigate the disappearance of the colonists. They soon discover a terrifying alien life form that has overrun the planet and must fight for their lives in a desperate battle to save humanity. Along the way, Ripley discovers her inner strength and courage, and is forced to confront her demons and face her fears as they strive to make it off the planet alive.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

2001: A Space Odyssey
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter
Rated G

"2001: A Space Odyssey" is a science-fiction epic directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1968. The film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution. The film also deals with themes of existentialism, artificial intelligence, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It is split into four parts: "The Dawn of Man", "TMA-1", "Jupiter Mission", and "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite". The film stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, and won one for its visual effects. "2001: A Space Odyssey" is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential films of all time.

Moon (2009)

Moon
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw
Rated R

Moon is a science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones and starring Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell, an astronaut working a three-year solo mission to harvest helium-3 from the moon’s surface. With only a computerized companion for company, Sam is struggling to cope with the solitude and his impending return home. However, when an accident causes a malfunction in the harvester, an unexpected consequence of his extended isolation reveals itself: a clone of Sam Bell, with identical memories and a different perspective on the world. Together, the two Sams must confront their shared past and future, as they struggle to survive on the hostile lunar surface.

Sunshine (2007)

Sunshine
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis
Rated R

Pitch Black (2000)

Pitch Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David Twohy, starring Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David
Rated R

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
Rated R

Pandorum (2009)

Pandorum
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Christian Alvart, starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue
Rated R

Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson
Rated R

Alien³ (1992)

Alien³
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann
Rated R

Europa Report (2013)

Europa Report
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sebastián Cordero, starring Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz
Rated PG-13

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman
Rated R

Solaris (2002)

Solaris
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis
Rated PG-13

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

The Last Days on Mars
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Ruairi Robinson, starring Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams
Rated R

Apollo 18 (2011)

Apollo 18
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Gonzalo López-Gallego, starring Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa
Rated PG-13

Doom (2005)

Doom
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Andrzej Bartkowiak, starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei
Rated R

Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Galaxy of Terror
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Bruce D. Clark, starring Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens
Rated R

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Ghosts of Mars
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham
Rated R

Supernova (2000)

Supernova
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Walter Hill, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, starring James Spader, Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney, Angela Bassett
Rated PG-13

Jason X (2001)

Jason X
★★★★
★★★★
1.8 out of 4 stars

From James Isaac, starring Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg
Rated R

Species II (1998)

Species II
★★★★
★★★★
1.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter Medak, starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger, Mykelti Williamson
Rated R

 



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