Top Space Movies, Part 4

Event Horizon (1997) / Director: Paul Anderson / Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

Sunshine (2007) / Director: Danny Boyle / Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh

You want high stakes? A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun. The mission fails. Now there’s just one more chance… or the Earth is doomed.

Moon (2009) / Director: Duncan Jones / Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey

Toward the end of his three-year posting on the Moon, astro-miner Sam Bell (Rockwell) has discovered something very unsettling, with the hindrance and then help of his onboard computer, GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey).

Deep Impact (1998) / Director: Mimi Leder / Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximillian Schell, James Crowell, Ron Eldard, Jon Favreau, Leelee Sobieski, Laura Innes

A comet is heading for Earth and only the select (and some zoo animals) will survive — unless a brave crew of astronauts can blow up the rogue rock. The movie’s tagline is it’s own spoiler alert: “Oceans rise. Cities fall. Hope survives.”

Total Recall (1990) / Director: Paul Verhoeven / Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone

A man (Schwarzenegger) gets implanted with false memories so he can experience a virtual “vacation” on faraway Mars, but the process dredges up his real, hidden past life as a spy amongst rebel forces, and ensuing events send him on the run. Based on the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.”