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Stars On The Moon: Here Are 5 Movies To See As We Mark The First Trip To The Moon

Neil Armstrong led the first trip to the moon
Neil Armstrong led the first trip to the moon

On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong led the spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon. It was nothing short of an astronomical achievement that heralded the beginning of the continued probe into the vast reaches of outer space.

Today, we mark man’s first trip to the moon, bearing in mind how those brave souls risked it all to show the rest of humanity that nothing is impossible once we set our minds to it.

In commemoration of that feat years ago, TalkGlitz.tv has made a list of movies that touch on the subject of humans embarking on a lunar mission. They are a must-see for those who wish to get an insight into what it takes to make such an epic journey and the process involved.

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FIRST MAN

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A biographical drama released in 2018 and directed by Damien Chazelle, First Man is based on the 2005 book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen.

It stars as Neil Armstrong and its script was written by Josh Singer.

APOLLO 13

Apollo 13 movie poster

Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise, Apollo 13 is a 1995 space docudrama directed by Ron Howard.

It brings to life the aborted Apollo 13 lunar mission and is an adaptation of the 1994 book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13.

HIDDEN FIGURES

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Hidden Figures movie poster

leads the cast of this 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Allison Schroeder.

It is loosely based on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race.

OCTOBER SKY

October Sky movie poster

October Sky is a 1999 biographical tale directed by Joe Johnston and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, and .

The screenplay was penned by Lewis Collick and based on the memoir of the same name telling the true story of Homer H. Hickam Jr., the son of a coal miner inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes and eventually become a NASA engineer.

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THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON

The Last Man on the Moon movie poster

Released in 2014, The Last Man on the Moon revolves around Eugene Cernan who stepped off the moon in 1972, leaving his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust.

40 years later, the story is told by the man himself, and it is one of fulfillment, love, and loss.

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