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Movies featuring the Moon.

The thread on the next Halloween movie got me to thinking. How many movies have prominently featured the earth's moon* as a setting for a decent part of the film?

Off hand I can think of:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Amazon Women on the Moon
Superman IV

and a couple of others I can't remember the name of.


So, let's hear 'em.





*not to be confused with the act of mooning, which has its own thread.

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Rocketship X-M (1950)
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Destination Moon (1950)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988, also the 1943 version and probably the 1961 version too)
Cat Women of the Moon (1953)
Countdown (1968)

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...though, that's quite possibly the most literal example of "on the moon" that you'll ever see on film.

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Austin Powers 2 had the end set on the moon.
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E.T.

C'mon you can't not think of the moon when you think of E.T.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
E.T.

C'mon you can't not think of the moon when you think of E.T.
Nope. Try again.
Old 10-04-05, 01:02 AM
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remember the moon in dirty work....and then they have to pull over.....oh wait
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
E.T.

C'mon you can't not think of the moon when you think of E.T.
I'll bite on that one and throw in Bruce Almighty.
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Pretty much any werewolf film.
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OK, seeing the moon in the night sky does NOT count as "prominently featuring the earth's moon as a setting for a decent part of the film".
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Does The Truman Show count, since a decent portion of the film takes place "inside the headquarters made to look like a moon" moon?

Oh and at Moontrap that's a B movie classic... gotta put that one on my list now! Right up there with 'Virus'!
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
OK, seeing the moon in the night sky does NOT count as "prominently featuring the earth's moon as a setting for a decent part of the film".
Well that isn't the thread title is it? On my screen it reads: Movies featuring the Moon. Maybe my computer is busted.
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Y'know, I thought of this one too, but according to IMDB the story concerns a trip to Mars, not the moon:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077294/plotsummary

Spoiler:
Not even considering that they never go there
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Well that isn't the thread title is it? On my screen it reads: Movies featuring the Moon. Maybe my computer is busted.
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Originally Posted by obscurelabel
Y'know, I thought of this one too, but according to IMDB the story concerns a trip to Mars, not the moon:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077294/plotsummary

Spoiler:
Not even considering that they never go there
really?! oh... you're right, gosh I haven't seen this movie in ages (saw it in the theatre: waaaay back in '78) - having a senior moment.

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