Best new Space movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

The universe, in all its vastness and mysteriousness, intrigues filmmakers and audiences endlessly. There are an awful lot of terrible, low-budget space movies out there though, but these are all pretty great.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best space movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Justin Lin,Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski our new space genre directors?

Making space films, or science fiction films set in space, is by no means an easy task. Sometimes it can be done with smaller budgets, and by focusing on the human aspects of things, like in Moon, but usually they are gigantic projects. In 2014 Nolan’s Interstellar was such a project, and although critics were divided, it sure was a great space film that belongs among the ranks of the greatest ever made. Like all films in this niche genre, it was highly indebted to the mother of sci-fi space films, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Let’s see if we can expect yet another great space travel film in 2015. We usually stays within the indie film field, but we have caved in to include some bigger titles as well.

space movies2017
Popular actorsIdris Elba, Zoe Saldana & Chris Pine
Trending moviesThe Martian, 400 Days & Jupiter Ascending

2017 anticipated releases to watch

    Alien: Covenant (Friday May 19, 2017)

    Alien: Covenant film poster Director
    Ridley Scott
    Michael Fassbender
    James Franco
    Katherine Waterston

    Mastermind Ridley Scott returns with a new 'Alien' prequel in 2017. And it's about time. 2012's 'Prometheus' was a pleasant surprise and its ending left us yearning for answers..... Read more


Best space movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated space movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Passengers (21-12-2016, 116 minutes)
  2. 'Passengers' was met with mixed results, but we actually thought this wondrous romcom/sc-fi hybrid really worked. A spaceship is on its way to a colony far away. Accidentally, two passengers wake up 90 years too early from their 'hibernation'. Luckily, they really like each other, which is a good thing, knowing they'll die on the ship before it reaches its destination. But then they discover something terrible which will jeopardize the entire mission...
    StarringJennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt & Michael Sheen
    DirectorMorten Tyldum (The Imitation Game )
    Similar moviesGravity
    Themeslove, science, technology,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsromantic, surprising,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Star Trek Beyond (22-07-2016, 122 minutes)
  4. The saga continues with this third installment in the highly successful Star Trek series. Not as good as the previous chapter, which has mainly to do with the absence of a great villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but nonetheless another solid movie which proves this reboot's raison d'être.
    StarringIdris Elba, Zoe Saldana & Chris Pine
    DirectorJustin Lin (Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five & Fast and Furious)
    Themesextraterrestial life, heroism, adventure, science fiction,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsaction-packed, epic,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Interstellar (07-11-2014, 169 minutes)
    StarringMatthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain
    DirectorChristopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises)
    Themesfamilies, technology, travelling, adventure, drama, science fiction,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsadventurous, gorgeous, smart,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Europa Report (27-06-2013, 90 minutes)
    StarringSharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist & Christian Camargo
    DirectorSebastián Cordero (Rage, Cronicas & Ratas, ratones, rateros)
    Themesextraterrestial life, science, science fiction, thriller,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsadventurous, dangerous,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Oblivion (19-04-2013, 124 minutes)
    StarringTom Cruise, Morgan Freeman & Andrea Riseborough
    DirectorJoseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy & Go Like Hell)
    Themesdestruction, extraterrestial life, identity, action, adventure, mystery,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsclever, dazzling,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Star Trek Into Darkness (16-05-2013, 132 minutes)
    Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto & Zoe Saldana
    DirectorJ.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Super 8 & Armageddon)
    Themesmen, technology, warfare, action, adventure, science fiction,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsentertaining, family-oriented,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New space movies out now

Best recent & upcoming space movies with release dates.

Star Trek Beyond by Justin Lin

Release date22-07-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringIdris Elba, Zoe Saldana & Chris Pine
Previous releasesFast & Furious 6, Fast Five & Fast and Furious
Associated with action, adventure, science fiction,

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Gareth Edwards

Release date16-12-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringFelicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen & Alan Tudyk
Previous releasesMonsters, Godzilla & In The Shadow Of The Moon
Associated with action, adventure, fantasy,

400 Days (12-11-2015, 91 minutes))

In line with that other lower budget indie space film, Moon, 400 Days explores the psychological strains on astronauts while in space. And they won’t even have to leave earth, as these aspiring astronauts are put in a simulated space mission. One that goes wrong, forcing them to show what they are made of. 400 Days is rather promising because writer-director Matt Osterman proved himself worthy of the sci-fi genre with his $25.000 debut Phasma Ex Machina in 2010. It will be released in April 2015.
DirectorMatt Osterman (Phasma Ex Machina & The Radio)
StarringCaity Lotz, Tom Cavanagh & Brandon Routh
Similar moviesMoon & Another Earth
Themesisolation, science, survival, science fiction,
CountryUnited States
Keywordspeculiar, thrilling,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

The Martian (02-10-2015, 144 minutes))

Producer and director Ridley Scott should always be watched when it comes to space oriented films. His Blade Runner is perhaps still the biggest cult film of the science fiction genre, and Alien is perhaps one of the biggest in the space niche. The Martian stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who is presumed to have died during a fatal space mission gone wrong. Left alone on a hostile planet he has to find a way to signal to planet earth he is still alive
DirectorRidley Scott (Alien, American Gangster & Prometheus)
StarringMatt Damon, Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig
Similar moviesInterstellar & Moon
Themesisolation, science, adventure, drama, science fiction,
CountryUnited States
Keywordsfunny, gripping, realistic,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix