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 International Space Station and Mir as well as fictional ones.

List of films[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

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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.