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Go All Over the Galaxy With a Family Space Movie Marathon

Popcorn ready? Lights dimmed? Then we're ready for blast off!

Margo Gothelf · 20 days ago

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Travel through the cosmos without leaving your couch, courtesy of a movie marathon around the Milky Way. Learn all about the hidden heroes of NASA, meet some friendly aliens, or find out what exactly happens when you are accidentally stranded on Mars. Houston, it's time to hit play!

Intergalactic Missions for the Whole Family

WALL·E

WALL·E has one job — to clean up all the waste on garbage-ridden Earth. One day when WALL·E finds a plant, he keeps it as a souvenir, not knowing what he just discovered. Enter EVE, a robot programmed to search for life on Earth. When EVE sees WALL·E’s plant, her autopilot kicks in, and she must bring the life form to the Axiom — the spacecraft where all that's left of humanity now resides. Clinging to the plant, WALL·E accidentally hitches a ride to space and pretty much saves Earth in the process. Follow WALL·E on his courageous journey throughout the Milky Way and see how he saves Earth — and the human race — along the way. (Now streaming on Disney+ for subscribers)

Muppets From Space

Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang are always up for an adventure. They've taken Manhattan, explored Treasure Island, and even found themselves recreating A Christmas Carol. So when they find out they need to go to space to save Gonzo, they don’t think twice. Grab your space snacks and hit play on this out-of-this-world movie to see if the Muppets can make it back to Earth all in one piece. (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video for subscribers)

Fly Me To The Moon

Sure, you've heard all about the first astronauts going to space, but have you heard about the first group of flies to travel to space? Fly Me To The Moon tells the story of these six-legged adventurers. The animated film follows a group of fly stowaways during the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. However, when the news of the flies hitching a ride to space reaches the Soviet Union, the Soviet flies decide to sabotage the mission. Will they succeed? You'll have to watch this wacky animated comedy to find out. (Streaming on Amazon Prime for subscribers)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

You're probably not surprised when you see birds, deer, or squirrels running through your backyard. The one thing you never expect to see? An alien. But that's exactly what ten-year-old Elliot stumbles upon one right in his backyard. So what's a young boy supposed to do with an alien? Become best friends with it, of course! Follow along and watch the strong bond develop between Elliot and the loveable, if spongy, extra-terrestrial creature in the classic film by Steven Spielberg. (Streaming on Peacock for subscribers)

Star Wars

In Star Wars, space travel is the norm. Need to go to another planet? No problem! Want to get there fast? Lightspeed will get you there in a flash. Start off at the beginning — or rather Episode IV: A New Hope — to learn all about The Galaxy Far, Far Away. (Streaming on Disney+ for subscribers)

Hidden Figures

Meet Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan — three incredible African American women from NASA who never got the credit they deserved. The brilliant women were responsible for helping NASA at the height of the Space Race in mathematics and engineering. While the women were valuable assets and provided vital information to the space program, they constantly had to prove their worth, time and time again. Luckily, their inspiring story is now being told in the heartwarming film Hidden Figures. (Streaming on Disney+ and Hulu for subscribers)

Zathura: A Space Adventure

When Walter and Danny Budwing found the Zathura box in their attic, they assumed it was just your average board game. But after pulling a meteor shower card and watching the meteor shower come to life in their living room, they realized they'd been transported into space, right along with their house. The boys quickly come to the conclusion that they must finish the game to get back to Earth. Sounds easy, right? Think again. The game is filled with dangerous and unpredictable situations like cryonic sleep, reptilian-like aliens, and close encounters with burning stars. Hit play and get sucked into the adventures of Zathura: A Space Adventure and watch to see if the boys can make it back home. (Streaming on Netflix for subscribers)

Guardians of the Galaxy

When the MCU announced they were going to space, I think everyone was a little skeptical. But the Guardians of the Galaxy quickly became some of the most-loved characters in the Marvel Universe. No matter how many times you’ve watched Peter Quill and his crazy crew on their adventures through the cosmos, it doesn't get old. Want more Guardians? Check out the motley crew in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Infinity War Saga(Streaming on Disney+ for subscribers)

For the Teenage Space Explorer

Gravity

See space like never before in Alfonso Cuarón's visually stunning film, Gravity. The Academy Award-winning movie starts off slow, following two astronauts and their mission far above Earth. When the unthinkable happens and their space station is hit by space debris, the pair must find a way to survive. With all communication lost, they are on their own to make it home safely. Follow along and see just what happens in this beautiful — yet extremely stressful — film. (Available to rent on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video)

The Martian

Mark Watney never thought he'd be stranded on Mars. Sure, he knew he was going to the mysterious planet with a crew from NASA, but never in his wildest dreams did he think he would be there alone. So, what's an astronaut to do when he is the only human on an unfamiliar planet? Figure out how to survive. Hit play to find out if Mark Watney ever makes it home and the rather creative ways he finds to live on Mars in The Martian. (Streaming on Hulu for subscribers)

Apollo 13

It wouldn't be a true space movie marathon without Apollo 13. The award-winning film tells the story of a crew of astronauts heading to the moon. During their journey, the unthinkable happens, and the spacecraft malfunctions. With their mission to the moon quickly aborted, the goal is to just get home alive. The space thriller will have you on the edge of your seat and engaged in their story like never before (you can thank Tom Hanks for that — is there anything he can't do?). Want to learn more about the actual moon landing? Check out the Apollo 11 documentary for never before seen footage. (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video for subscribers)

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