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A view of the Earth appears over the Lunar horizon as the Apollo 11 Command Module comes into view of the Moon before Astronatus Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. leave in the Lunar Module, Eagle, to become the first men to walk on the Moon's surface. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

The pursuit of space has captivated nearly everyone at some point in their life. With NASA and SpaceX teaming up this week to launch humans into space from American soil for the first time in nine years, the mystique of reaching for the stars has been reinvigorated. After Wednesday’s scheduled Launch America was scrubbed due to weather, we started wanting a little more of a space fix with maybe some of the best space films.

There are so many great movies that keep us the most intrigued about space. So we put together the definitive countdown of best space films. And because this is our list, we also get to put our own arbitrary rules on what qualifies.

First off, we’re not including any of the traditional sci-fi films just generally set in space. So no Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. We want to focus on the quest for space. We also reserve the right to break this rule just because we really like certain films. It’s our list. Don’t like it? Deal with it. (Hopefully by just arguing with us on social media!)

So let’s get to the countdown of the absolute, no-doubt, best space films ever.

(P.S. You can watch the trailers for all these films down below the countdown. Enjoy!)

Moon | Official Trailer (2009)

Astronaut Sam Bell's (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is finally coming to an end, and he's looking forward to his reunion with his wife (Domi...

Hidden Figures | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Watch it now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Digital HD http://bit.ly/HidFigDHDYT Blu-ray & DVD http://bit.ly/HFPHYYT HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold ...

Apollo 13 Official Trailer #1 - Tom Hanks Movie (1995) HD

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Interstellar Movie - Official Trailer

The official Interstellar movie trailer from Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey. http://www.InterstellarMovie.com/

Gravity - Official Main Trailer [2K HD]

http://www.gravitymovie.com https://www.facebook.com/gravitymovie In theaters October 4th. Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side," "The Prop...

The Martian | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

THE MARTIAN | Official Trailer: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by ...

WALL*E | Trailer | Official Disney Pixar UK

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life wh...

Arrival Trailer (2016) - Paramount Pictures

Watch the new official movie trailer for Arrival. Coming to theatres November 11, 2016. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite tea...

 

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.