Best new Space & Alien 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 movies about Aliens listed here tell us just as much about what it means to a human being on planet earth, as that they are about Aliens and outer space.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best space movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Justin Lin,Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski our new space genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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.

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Anticipated 2017 space movies 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

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Friday July 21, 2017)

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets film poster Director
    Luc Besson
    Dane DeHaan
    Cara Delevingne
    Clive Owen

    After years of speculating it finally arrives this summer. 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets', an adaptation of the world famous French cartoon series, was Luc Besson's (Leon the Professional, The Fifth Element) absolute dream project. The film, which evolves around two special agents trying to defend a 28th century metropole from evil forces. looks lavishly extravagant and is stuffed with bizarro space shit. Bound to become a cult classic!...Read more

Best space movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Interstellar (Friday November 7, 2014)

    Interstellar film poster Director
    Christopher Nolan
    Matthew McConaughey
    Anne Hathaway
    Jessica Chastain

    Earth's survival seems to be in a dire quandary, so the onus of protecting the life on Earth lies on a team of two, chosen...Read more

    Star Trek Into Darkness (Thursday May 16, 2013)

    Star Trek Into Darkness film poster Director
    J.J. Abrams
    Chris Pine
    Zachary Quinto
    Zoe Saldana

    The Crew of Enterprise and the well-being of space is threatened by one of their own members this time, so to capture this...Read more

    Passengers (Wednesday December 21, 2016)

    Passengers film poster Director
    Morten Tyldum
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Chris Pratt
    Michael Sheen

    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......Read more

    Star Trek Beyond (Friday July 22, 2016)

    Star Trek Beyond film poster Director
    Justin Lin
    Chris Pine
    Zachary Quinto
    Karl Urban

    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. ...Read more

    Oblivion (Friday April 19, 2013)

    Oblivion film poster Director
    Joseph Kosinski
    Tom Cruise
    Morgan Freeman
    Andrea Riseborough

    A veteran space soldier is assigned to rescue the remaining resources from the earth but a slight deviation from his schedule...Read more

    Europa Report (Friday April 19, 2013)

    Europa Report film poster Director
    Sebastián Cordero
    Sharlto Copley
    Michael Nyqvist
    Christian Camargo

    The film depicts a privately sponsored, ambitious space mission, undertaken by a crew of international astronauts to find life on...Read more