List of films featuring space stations

There is a body of films that feature space stations. Science fiction films have featured both real-life space stations such as the International Space Station and Mir as well as fictional ones such as the Death Star and the Satellite of Love.

List of films

Film Year Space station Ref.
51 Degrees North2015[1]
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Space Station V[2]
Ad Astra2019Norwegian bio medical research space station[3]
Aliens1986Gateway Station[4]
Android1982Terraport Station ULC-53[5]
The Noah's Ark Principle1984Florida Arklab[7]
Assignment: Outer Space1960Zulu Extra 34[8][9]
A Beautiful Planet2016International Space Station[10]
Cargo2009Station 42[11]
The Cloverfield Paradox2018Cloverfield Station[12]
Conquest of Space1955The Wheel[4]
Dante 012008Dante 01[13]
Dark City1998The City[14]
The Day After Tomorrow2004International Space Station[15]
Earth II1971Earth II[16]
Ender's Game2013Battle School[18]
Enemy Mine1985[19]
Event Horizon1997Daylight Space Station[20]
Fortress 2: Re-Entry2000[21]
Geostorm2017International Climate Space Station[22]
Gravity2013International Space Station and Tiangong[23]
The Green Slime1968Gamma 3[16]
Hellraiser: Bloodline1996Minos[24]
Interstellar2014Cooper Station[25]
Jason X 2002Solaris research space station[27]
Life2017International Space Station[28]
Lockout2012MS One[29]
Love2011International Space Station[30]
Marooned1969SIVb Orbital Workshop[31]
Mission to Mars2000World Space Station[32]
Mission to Mir1997Mir[33]
Mutiny in Outer Space1965[16]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie1996Satellite of Love[18]
Oblivion2013The Tet[34]
Out of the Present1995Mir[35]
Planet of the Apes2001Oberon[36]
Project Moonbase1953[37]
Queen of Outer Space1958[38]
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles2006Space Station Liberty[40]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016Death Star[41]
Salyut-72017Salyut 7[42]
Solaris1972Solaris Station[43]
Solaris2002Prometheus Station[43]
Space Station 3D2002International Space Station[44]
Space Station 762014Omega 76 Space Station[45]
Star Crystal1986[46]
Star Trek Beyond2016Yorktown[47]
Star Trek: The Motion Picture1979Space dock[48]
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan1982Space dock[48]
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock1984Space dock[48]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986Space dock[48]
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier1989Space dock[48]
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991Space dock[48]
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Death Star[2]
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977Death Star[2]
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Death Star II[2]
Starship Troopers1997Ticonderoga[49]
Starship Troopers: Invasion2012Fort Casey[50]
Tik Tik Tik2018[51]
Titan A.E.2000Salvage Station TAU 14
New Bangkok
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets2017Alpha (former International Space Station)[53]
Virus 1999Mir[54]
War of the Planets1966[38]
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century 1999[55]
Zenon: The Zequel 2001[55]
Zenon: Z3 2004[56]

See also

The following films also include spacecraft that have also been called space stations by outside sources:


  1. Biggs, Ben (July 9, 2015). "51 Degrees North Film Review – If The End Was Nigh". SciFiNow. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. "Space Stations in Movies". Rocket City Space Pioneers. Dynetics. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. Hunt, Bill (September 24, 2019). "IN REVIEW: JAMES GRAY'S PROFOUNDLY NONSENSICAL AD ASTRA". The Digital Bits. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. Miklós, Vincze (December 26, 2013). "The Most Beautiful Space Stations in the Universe". io9. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  5. "Android". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  6. Cohn, Lawrence (1994). Variety TV REV 1991-92 17. Taylor & Francis. August 30, 1991. ISBN 9780824037963.
  7. "Das Arche Noah Prinzip (The Noah's Ark Principle)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  8. "Space Men" (Italian). Archivo del cinema Italiano. Retrieved: 4 August 2015.
  9. "Assignment: Outer Space" Retrieved: 23 May 2018.
  10. "A Beautiful Planet". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  11. Harvey, Dennis (May 9, 2010). "Review: 'Cargo'". Variety. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  12. McNary, Dave (May 27, 2016). "John Ortiz, Aksel Hennie Join J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Thriller 'God Particle'". Retrieved August 22, 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. "Dante 01". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  14. Murray, Robin L.; Heumann, Joseph K. (2009). "Ecology, Place, and Home in Dark City: Is It Our Nature to Live in the Dark?". Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge. Horizons of Cinema. State University of New York Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7914-7677-2.
  15. Shaw, Debra Benita (2008). Technoculture: The Key Concepts. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-84520-298-9.
  16. Westfahl 2009, p. 145
  17. Allain, Rhett (May 6, 2013). "Gravity in the Elysium Space Station". Wired. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  18. Kramer, Miriam (August 8, 2013). "Our 10 Favorite Sci-Fi Space Stations of All Time". TechMediaNetwork, Inc. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  19. Minow, Neil (2004). The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies. iUniverse, Inc. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-595-32095-0.
  20. Leydon, Joe (August 14, 1997). "Review: 'Event Horizon'". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  21. Newman, Kim. "Fortress 2: Re-entry". British Film Institute. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  22. Reilly, Claire (October 23, 2017). "'Geostorm' is not quite the thunderous trash you're looking for". CNET. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  23. Pearlman, Robert Z. (May 10, 2013). "'Gravity' Film Trailer Reveals George Clooney, Sandra Bullock as Astronauts". TechMedia Network, Inc. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  24. Muir, John Kenneth (2011). Horror Films of the 1990s. McFarland. p. 456. ISBN 978-0-7864-4012-2.
  25. Sullivan, Kevin (November 7, 2014). "Confused About The Ending Of 'Interstellar'? We Can Explain". MTV News. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  26. Motamayor, Rafael (January 21, 2019). "Netflix's Io is grand sci-fi trapped on Earth". Polygon. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  27. "Friday the 13th, Jason X (2001)". Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  28. Kit, Borys (July 19, 2016). "Jake Gyllenhaal Sci-Fi Thriller 'Life' Adds Two". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  29. Phillips, Michael (April 12, 2012). "'Lockout': Space prison mayhem both vicious and silly?". Chicago Tribune.
  30. "Love". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  31. Johnston, Keith M. (2011). Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction. Film Genres. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-84788-476-3.
  32. Westfahl 2009, p. 208
  33. Holden, Stephen (October 17, 1997). "Film Review; Cramped in the Vastness of Outer Space". The New York Times.
  34. Dormon, Bob (April 13, 2013). "Movie review: Oblivion". The Register. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  35. Rooney, David (March 10, 1996). "Out of the Present". Variety. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  36. Besel, Richard; Besel, Reneé Smith (2010). "Polysemous Myth: Incongruity in Planet of the Apes". In Perlich, John R.; Whitt, David (eds.). Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games. McFarland. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-7864-4562-2.
  37. Westfahl 2009, p. 46
  38. Westfahl 2009, p. 82
  39. Scaife, Steven (April 15, 2018). "Why Does 'Rampage' Even Try to Be Plausible?". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  40. Yune, Tommy (2007). The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Stone Bridge Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-933330-29-7.
  41. Fischer, Russ (19 April 2015). "'Star Wars: Rogue One' Details: Theft of Death Star Plans Confirmed as Plot; Plus Footage and Concept Art". SlashFilm. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  42. Robinson, Tasha (September 29, 2017). "Russia's space blockbuster Salyut-7 is a fascinating look at cinematic heroism". The Verge. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  43. Moses, Michael Valdez (2010). "Solaris, Cinema, and Simulacra". In Palmer, R. Barton; Sanders, Steven M. (eds.). The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh. The Philosophy of Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-8131-2662-3.
  44. "Space Station". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  45. Leydon, Joe (March 17, 2014). "Film Review: 'Space Station 76'". Variety. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  46. Sipos, Thomas M. (2010). Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating the Visual Language of Fear. McFarland. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7864-5834-9.
  47. Barber, Nicholas (July 21, 2016). "Film review: Does Star Trek Beyond boldly go nowhere?". BBC. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  48. Westfahl 2009, p. 64. "The invisible space station is also a feature of the first six Star Trek feature films. Every one of them begins or ends with the Enterprise docked at, approaching or leaving a space station in Earth orbit..."
  49. Fischer, Dennis (2011). Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998. McFarland. p. 645. ISBN 978-0-7864-8505-5.
  50. Monagle, Matthew (August 18, 2017). "'Starship Troopers,' the Unlikely Cult Franchise: Would You Like to Know More?". /Film. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  51. Purushothaman, Kirubhakar (June 22, 2018). "Tik Tik Tik movie review: Pretentious, unoriginal space film from Jayam Ravi". India Today. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  52. Holden, Stephen (June 16, 2000). "May a Slightly Different Force Be With You". The New York Times.
  53. Salazar, Doris Elin (July 21, 2017). "In 'Valerian,' International Space Station Evolves into Interstellar Metropolis". Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  54. Ebert, Roger (January 17, 1999). "Virus Movie Review & Film Summary (1999)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  55. Lakshmin, Deepa (April 21, 2015). "13 Things Zenon Got Wrong About The 21st Century". MTV. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  56. "ZENON: Z3 (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. April 21, 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  57. Ryan, James (May 4, 1997). "Look, Ma, No Pixels: Plastic Triumphs On the Set". The New York Times.
  58. Lambourne, R.J.; Shallis, M.J.; Shortland, M. (1990). "Green Nightmares". Close Encounters?: Science and Science Fiction. Taylor & Francis. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-85274-141-2.
  59. Scott., A. O. (June 27, 2008). "In a World Left Silent, One Heart Beeps". The New York Times.


  • Westfahl, Gary (2009). Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature. Borgo Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-0356-8.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.