Some Of The Best Movies On Space Exploration Of This Millennium

Movies bring stories to life. They take you places where you would usually not go and that just doesn’t limit itself to haunted houses. Sometimes movies take you to places far beyond — the places in various corners of the universe.

So today I explore some of the best movies ever made since 2000’s on space exploration. They aren’t the best in the best in the universe but on Earth they are the best. Some are masterpieces, while others are simply not that bad. Some are based in plausible science, while others are just outright fantasies, but all deal primarily with the notion of exploration.

Don’t worry, there won’t be any movies like Star Wars or Gravity on this list for obvious reasons. Let’s hope, like many of these movies Humanity explores and settles in vast corners of the universe.

2001: A Space Odyssey (Wait! What!?)

Okay, totally not from this Millennium but it is often considered as the best space movie ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey really had to be on this list. It is like a gold standard, even after so many years. Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is just phenomenal, leap ahead in technical prowess and cinematic wizardry. The onboard orchestral soundtrack just epic. It effortlessly showcased how space travel would become a part of our everyday lives (Sadly, we aren’t there yet!). Well, there’s way more than that to the movie, a feeling that keeps you coming back.


If there’s any movie that comes close to 2001: A Space Odyssey, then it’s definitely Nolan’s Interstellar. I mean seriously think about it, in the last decade no movie even came close to showcase what Interstellar has. In amidst of the final days of Earth, a bunch of explorers set in space to search for a new home for Humans. In that breathtaking journey some very distinct concepts of space and time collide. With Han Zimmer on the soundtracks, it is just an electrifying experience.


If we ever reach an unknown planet and we discover something striving, folks would be excited. But what if that something doesn’t like us? An unusual flick in the list, prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien. Being visually spectacular, this is one of those movies from the list which are ‘Simply not that bad’. Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.

The Martian

Mars probably is the closest we can get from living a intraplanetary life. While it still not habitable for us Human, with enough efforts we can surely make it like Earth. The Martian tells a survival tale of an Astronaut who is stranded on the Red Planet and experiences the Planet first hand. The movie draws excitement, thrills and suspense from the exploration of Mars, not from any additional elements like aliens or planetary catastrophe.

Treasure Planet

Okay, this may sound a bit weird, but even after being an animated flick it really stands out in showcasing distinct corners of the universe. And Holy Crap! It’s a Disney Flick. A futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.


Although there are many more awesome movies about Space Exploration, I feel that for the time they are based in they are too outdated. There are again exceptions to that with movies like Moon but it is a limited perspectiveIf anything, you’ll can comment below your favorites!

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