The Complete List of Films and TV Shows on the International Space Station

By Matt Novak on at

Astronauts on the International Space Station need to relax, just like the rest of us. So it’s no surprise that there are films and TV shows on board for them to watch. I’ve obtained the complete list through a Freedom of Information request, which is published below.

The films are a great mix of old and new. And when I read through the list, I couldn’t help but add “in space” to every title. Die Hard... in space! House of Cards... in space! 2001: A Space Odyssey... in space! Well, you get the picture.

Astronauts used to be forced to watch movies on their small-screened devices exclusively. When NASA astronaut Michael Barratt wanted to watch the new Star Trek movie in 2009 he had to set up a makeshift cinema using his laptop. But no longer.

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

The film Star Trek (2009) playing on a laptop on the International Space Station (Photo by NASA astronaut Michael Barratt)

Back in April of 2015 astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a photo of their HD TV set-up with none other than the movie Gravity playing. Not a bad little theatre, even if Gravity seems like the last movie you’d want to watch in space..

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

The film Gravity playing on the International Space Station (Photo by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly)

Below we have the complete list of movies and TV shows currently available for astronauts to watch on the ISS, featuring everything from Alien to Zoolander. And plenty of Star Trek (new and old) in between.

As I mentioned, there’s a surprising number of classic films, like Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon, and all three Godfather films.

There are also plenty of space-themed and dystopian sci-fi movies, like Moon, Blade Runner, Terminator 2, Armageddon, The Matrix, and both versions of Total Recall.


12 Monkeys

12 Years a Slave

2 Fast 2 Furious

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

2001: A Space Odyssey

21 Jump Street

24 (Seasons 1-8)

48 Hours

8 Mile

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Story

A Knights Tale

A Man and a Woman

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Roxbury

A Perfect Murder

A Prairie Home Companion

A Room with a View

Absolutely Fabulous (Series 1-3)

Air Force One


Alias Season 1


Alien 3

Alien Resurrection


All Good Things

Along Came Polly


American Gangster

American Sniper

American Wedding

An American in Paris

An Article of Hope

Analyze This


Anchorman 2

Animal House (1978)



Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Arrow Season 1

Arsenic and Old Lace

As Good as it Gets

Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me



The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from the film Birdman

Baby Mama

Back to Bataan

Back to the Future

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part III


Band of Brothers Season 1


Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Battle of Britain


Beneath the Planet of the Apes


Better Call Saul Season 1

Beverly Hills Cop II

Beverly Hills Cop III

Big Bang Theory (Seasons 1-8)

Big Eyes

Big Jake

Billy Jack

Birdman, or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Black Hawk Down

Black Mask

Black Swan

Blade Runner

Blazing Saddles Blended

Blue Planet Frozen Seas

Blue Planet Ocean World

Blues Brothers

Bob Newhart Button-Down Concert

Body of Lies


Breaking Bad Seasons 1-6


Bull Durham


Cahill United States Marshal

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain Phillips


Cast Away


Celtic Woman Songs from the Heart Chance Are

Chariots of Fire

Charlie St Cloud

Children of Men


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Christmas Vacation

Christmas with the Kranks

Citizen Kane

City of Angels

City Slickers

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Comic Relief

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes


Corrina, Corrina

Cosmos Season 1

Courage Under Fire


Cowboys & Aliens

Crazy Stupid Love


Crimson Tide

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from the film Dr. Strangelove

Dances with Wolves

Dark Star

Dark Tide

Date Night

Destination Tokyo

Dial M for Murder

Die Hard

Die Hard 2

Dirty Dozen


Django Unchained


Don’t Say a Word

Dr. No

Dr. Strangelove

Draft Day

Duck Soup

Dumb And Dumber To

Eagle Eye


Eastern Promises

Edge of Tomorrow

El Dorado



The Golden Age

End of Days

Ender’s Game

Enemy at the Gates


Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Faithful John

Falling Down

Falling Skies (Seasons 1-4)

Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer


Father of the Bride (1950)

Field of Dreams

Firefly Season 1


Forbidden Planet

Forget Paris

Forrest Gump

Four Christmases

Fred Claus


Friends With Benefits

From Russia with Love

Fugitive Pieces

Full Metal Jacket


The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from Guardians of the Galaxy

G.I. Jane

Galaxy Quest

Get Him to the Greek




Godzilla (2014)

Going My Way

Gone in 60 Seconds

Good Luck Chuck




Groundhog Day

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from the motion picture Her

Hall Pass


Happy Feet

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Heart and Souls

Heaven Can Wait



Homeland Seasons 1-3



Hot Fuzz

House of Cards Seasons 1-3

How Do You Know

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from Inglorious Basterds

I Am Legend

I Confess 1953

In Bruges

In Her Shoes

Inglourious Basterds

Inside Man


Irony of Fate

It’s a Mad Mad Mad World

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Jack Ryan-Shadow Recruit

James Taylor Squibnocket

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kelly’s Heroes

Kill Bill Volume I

Kill Bill Volume II

Killing Lincoln

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kiss of the Dragon

L.A. Confidential

Ladder 49

Laura Croft Tomb Raider


Les Miserables

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4


Life Season 1

Like Mike



Lincoln Lawyer

Lion of the Desert

Little Fockers

Little Red Riding Hood

Live Free or Die Hard

Lone Survivor


Love Actually

Love and Basketball

Love in the Afternoon

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Promo photo from Modern Family

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa


Mamma Mia!

March of the Penguins

Mars Attacks

Marvel, Agents of Shield Season 1


Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet the Spartans


Memphis Belle

Men in Black

Million Dollar Arm


Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Mission: Impossible III


Modern Family (Seasons 1-5)


Monty Python and the Holy Grail



Moonrise Kingdom

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mrs. Miniver

My Best Friends Girl

Mysterious Island

Mystery Men

Mythbusters (Seasons 1-7)

Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Newsroom Season 1

Ninja Assassin

No Way Out

North by Northwest

North Face

North to Alaska

Nothing to Lose

Notorious (1946)

Now, Voyager

O Brother Where Art Thou?



Oceans Thirteen

Old School

Olympus Has Fallen

Parental Guidance




Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planet of the Apes (2001)



Premium Rush

Pride and Glory

Pulp Fiction

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from the film Roman Holiday

Raising Arizona

Rat Race

Real Steel

Rear Window

Return to Me

Righteous Kill

Rio Bravo

Rio Lobo

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)



Roman Holiday


Rookie of the Year


Rules of Engagement

Runner Runner

Rush Hour

Satellite in the Sky

Saving Private Ryan

Scott Pilgram vs the World



Seinfeld (Seasons 1-3)

Sense and Sensibility


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Samurai

Shaft (1971)

Shallow Hal

Shaun of the Dead

Sherlock Seasons 1-3

Silver Linings Playbook



Sleepless in Seattle

Slumdog Millionaire

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Son of God




Spirited Away

Splendor in the Grass

Stalingrad 2013

Star Trek 2009

Star Trek First Contact

Star Trek Generations

Star Trek I The Motion Picture

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek III The Search for Spock

Star Trek Insurrection

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek IV The Voyage Home

Star Trek Nemesis

Star Trek V The Final Frontier

Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country

Star Wars I The Phantom Menace

Star Wars II Attack of the Clones

Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars IV A New Hope

Star Wars the Clone Wars

Star Wars V The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars VI Return of the Jedi


Starship Troopers

Starsky & Hutch

Step Brothers


Superman II

Superman Returns

Supernatural (Seasons 1-9)

Swing Vote


Talladega Nights

Tank Girl

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

That Thing You Do

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Still from The Lego Movie

The Americans (Seasons 1-3)

The Avengers (2012)

The Aviator

The Bad News Bears

The Beast From 20,000 Fathams

The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

The Best of Comedy Central Presents

The Best of Comedy Central Presents II

The Big Lebowski

The Big Sleep

The Blacklist (Seasons 1-2)

The Bone Collector

The Bourne Identity (2002

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Break-up

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bucket List

The Cowboys

The Dark Knight

The Dirty Dozen

The Eagle Has Landed

The Express

The Ernie Davis Story

The Fifth Element

The Fighter

The Five Pennies

The Fugitive

The Godfather

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part III

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Goosemaiden (Die Gansemag)

The Gospel of John

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Great Escape

The Green Berets

The Green Mile

The Guns of Navarone

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

The Hunger Games Catching Fire

The Hurricane

The Ides of March

The Illusionist

The Impossible

The Interview

The Invention of Lying

The Jackal

The Last Castle

The Last Days of World War II Season 1

The Last Man on the Moon

The Last Samurai

The Last Station

The Lego Movie

The Lives of Others

The Living Sea

The Long Gray Line

The Long, Long Trailer

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Magic of Flight

The Maltese Falcon

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Middle (Seasons 1, 2, 5, 6)

The Mummy

The Music Man

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nutty Professor

The Office (Seasons 1-3, 5)

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Pacific, Season 1

The Party

The Peacemaker

The Pelican Brief

The Polar Express

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Princess Bride

The Raven

The Replacements

The Right Stuff

The Rock

The Royal Tenebaums

The Runaways

The Russians Are Coming

The Scout

The Secret of Keils

The Shawshank Redemption

The Sixth Sense

The Social Network

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Sopranos (Seasons 1-6)

The Sound of Music

The Terminator

The Thing 2011

The Three Amigos

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Time Machine

The Train Robbers

The Transporter

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Usual Suspects

The Wedding Singer

The West Wing (Seasons 1-3)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wolf of Wall Street

The World is Not Enough

The Wrestler

The Wrong Man

The Year of Living Dangerously

The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station

Promo photo from Top Gun


Thirteen Days

This Is 40

This is Spinal Tap



To Kill A Mockingbird

Tom Thumb


Top Gun

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall (2012)

Trading Places

Training Day

Treasure Planet

Tropic Thunder

Two and a Half Men (Seasons 6-8)

U2 Elevation Live From Boston



Waiting for Superman

Wayne’s World

West Side Story

When The Game Stands Tall

When We Left the Earth Season 1

White Christmas


Whose Line is it Anyway


Woman in Gold

World Without End

Young Frankenstein

Zero Dark Thirty