TOP 50+ Planets in Sci-fi Movies (1968-2016)

    planets in the movies

    Here’s our mega collection of the eye-popping planets from sci-fi movies, put in chronological order (1972-2016). The most prominent planet designs from Solaris, Star Wars, Alien, Avatar and other Hollywood movies that all of you have watched. Use it as a reference to create the new planets, or just enjoy the views from outer space!

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    space odyssey planet

    1968 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1972 - Solaris planet

    1972 – Solaris

    star wars planet

    1977 – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    star trek planet

    1979 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    star wars planet

    1980 – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    star trek planet

    1982 – Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

    star wars planet

    1983 – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

    star trek planet

    1984 – Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock

    aliens planet

    1986 – Aliens

    star trek planets

    1986 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    star trek planet

    1989 – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    star trek planets

    1991 – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    alien planet

    1992 – Alien 3

    star trek planet

    1994 – Star Trek: Generations

    star trek planet

    1996 – Star Trek: First Contact

    alien planet

    1997 – Alien: Resurrection

    planet contact

    1997 – Contact

    event horizon planet

    1997 – Event Horizon

    starship troopers planet

    1997 – Starship Troopers

    armageddon asteroids

    1998 – Armageddon

    star trek planet

    1998 – Star Trek: Insurrection

    black hole

    1999 – Galaxy Quest

    planet star wars

    1999 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    supernova star

    2000 – Supernova

    riddick planet

    2000 – The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black

    solaris planet

    2002 – Solaris

    star trek planets

    2002 – Star Trek: Nemesis

    star wars planets

    2002 – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    chronicles of riddick crematoria planet

    2004 – The Chronicles of Riddick

    serenity planet

    2005 – Serenity

    star wars planets

    2005 – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    predators planet

    2007 – Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem


    2007 – Sunshine

    avatar pandora planet

    2009 – Avatar

    pandorum planet

    2009 – Pandorum

    star trek planets

    2009 – Star Trek

    predators planet

    2010 – Predators

    green lantern planet

    2011 – Green Lantern

    tree of life universe space

    2011 – The Tree of Life

    earth from space

    2013 – Gravity

    dying planet

    2013 – Man of Steel

    purple planet captain harlock

    2013 – Space Pirate Captain Harlock

    star trek planets

    2013 – Star Trek Into Darkness

    alien planets guardians of the galaxy

    2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy

    interstellar worm hole black hole

    2014 – Interstellar

    prometheus planet

    2014 – Prometheus

    jupiter ascending

    2015 – Jupiter Ascending

    star wars force awakens planets

    2015 – Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens


    2015 – The Martian

    rogue one planets

    2016 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    star trek planet

    2016 – Star Trek Beyond

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    • Jocelyn Strob Simard

      Nice set!

    • James Abell

      Thanks for the collection.

      • You’re welcome James!

        • James Abell

          Now do “the most cheesiest budget sci fi planets but somehow retro and cool at the same time” 🙂

    • Gordon

      Great collection, I’ve seen almost all of them. But why do you start in 1968 when your title says 1972 – 2016? And “The Force Awakens” must have left quite a big impression on you since you mention it twice 😉

      • Good catch, Gordon! 🙂 Indeed it left a big impression on me, but anyway, I fixed the double post.

    • ludimus

      The Expanse (series) has great Scifi art.
      Love it.

    • Great collection! I love that shot from Rogue one… with the deathstar just peeking out from behind the clouds. amazing visuals.

      • Yea, Rogue one was rich on the attractive planet shots. so many of them, ten or more.

    • Neil Brown

      Not only do you create this amazing course, you give us this inspiration to try out or new skills.

    • Taffi Tasteless

      wow thanks! to have it all at hand is really great!

    • vigneshwaran

      i like 2009 – Star Trek becoz it is designed by videocopilot