The Angry Red Planet
AMC Movie List

Best Movies Set on Mars

Seeing red, indeed. Which movie on the red planet is best?

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1 Total Recall
Construction worker Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who travels to Mars to look for clues when he discovers that his memory has been erased.
364 688
2 Red Planet
A crew of scientist voyagers, played by Val Kilmer, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Benjamin Bratt, among others, is dispatched to Mars when mankind's efforts to colonize the planet are disrupted.
167 549
3 The Martian Chronicles
This tv-movie adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic stars Rock Hudson as the director of mankind's efforts to colonize Mars.
6 408
4 Robinson Crusoe on Mars
This 1964 sci-fi flick finds an astronaut (Paul Mantee) stranded on the foreign planet, where he discovers that an alien race is using humans as slaves.
-21 411
5 John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars
Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge star as a prisoner stranded on a terraformed Mars and the police officer forced to battle ghosts in order to retrieve him.
-45 441
6 Mission Mars
Nicholas Webster's 1967 action flick traces the path of two astronauts (Darren McGavin and Nick Adams) who battle mysterious forces while on an exploratory mission.
-50 372
7 Doom
In Andrzej Bartkowiak's 2046-set action flick, a Marine (Duane "The Rock" Johnson) and his crew are dispatched to Mars to defend a space station under siege.
-63 421
8 The Angry Red Planet
This early, low-budget effort from moviemaker Gerald Mohr stars Mohr as a colonel who recounts the strange creatures he battled on Mars once he's safely back on Earth.
-78 342
9 Rocketman
This cultish 1997 Disney comedy stars Harland Williams as a bumbling software developer who ends up on a mission to Mars, where his chief rival is an astronaut chimp.
-141 361
10 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
This 1964 b-movie oddity from director Nicholas Webster chronicles the efforts of a group of Martians to bring Santa Clause to their planet to make their children's lives more fun.
-189 369