Never underestimate the joy of gazing into the stars from your backyard, or better yet, through a powerful telescope!
However, sometimes it is fun to let the creative minds of Hollywood take you to the moon and back or beyond. I tend to lean towards movies and books that seem plausible. Some of my choices below might seem implausible, but their premise is rooted in science, or maybe the creators just do a great job of convincing me that it could happen. Here is a list of movies I have enjoyed that send you into the boundless reach of space.