List of films featuring space stations

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The International Space Station has been featured in several films, including Gravity, The Day After Tomorrow, Love and Space Station 3D.

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

List of films[edit]

Film Year Space Station Ref.
51 Degrees North 2015 [1]
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Space Station V [2]
Aliens 1986 Gateway Station [3]
Android 1982 Terraport Station ULC-53 [4]
Arena 1989 [5]
Armageddon 1998 Mir [2]
Conquest of Space 1955 The Wheel [3]
Cargo 2009 Station 42 [6]
Contact 1997 Mir [2]
Dante 01 2008 Dante 01 [7]
Dark City 1998 [8]
Day After Tomorrow, TheThe Day After Tomorrow 2004 International Space Station [9]
Earth II 1971 Earth II [10]
Elysium 2013 Elysium [11]
Ender's Game 2013 Battle School [12]
Enemy Mine 1985 [13]
Event Horizon 1997 Daylight Space Station [14]
Fortress 2: Re-Entry 2000 [15]
God Particle 2017 [16]
Gravity 2013 International Space Station and Tiangong [17]
Green Slime, TheThe Green Slime 1968 Gamma 3 [10]
Hellraiser: Bloodline 1996 Minos [18]
Interstellar 2014 Cooper Station [19]
Jason X 2001 [20]
Life 2017 International Space Station [21]
Lockout 2012 MS One [22]
Love 2011 International Space Station [23]
Marooned 1969 SIVb Orbital Workshop [24]
Mission to Mars 2000 World Space Station [25]
Mission to Mir 1997 Mir [26]
Moonraker 1979 [2]
Mutiny in Outer Space 1965 [10]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie 1996 Satellite of Love [12]
Oblivion 2013 Tet, TheThe Tet [27]
Planet of the Apes 2001 Oberon [28]
Project Moonbase 1953 [29]
Queen of Outer Space 1958 [30]
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles 2006 Space Station Liberty [31]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 Death Star [32]
Solaris 1968 Solaris Station [33]
Solaris 1972 Solaris Station [34]
Solaris 2002 Solaris Station [34]
Space Station 3D 2002 International Space Station [35]
Space Station 76 2014 Omega 76 Space Station [36]
SpaceCamp 1986 Daedalus [12]
Star Crystal 1986 [37]
Star Trek Beyond 2016 Yorktown [38]
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Space dock [39]
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Space dock [39]
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Space dock [39]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Space dock [39]
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Space dock [39]
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Space dock [39]
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 [40]
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 Death Star [2]
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 Death Star [2]
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 Death Star [2]
Starship Troopers 1997 Ticonderoga [41]
Starship Troopers: Invasion 2012 L-6 satellite base [42]
Titan A.E. 2000 Salvage Station TAU 14
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War of the Planets 1966 [30]
Virus 1999 Mir [44]
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century 1999 [45]
Zenon: The Zequel 2001 [45]
Zenon: Z3 2004 [46]

See also[edit]

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

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Westfahl, Gary (2009). Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature. Borgo Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-0356-8.