Entertainment The best and worst Mars movies By SCOTT A. ROSENBERG October 2, 2015 11:15 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Mars movies can be fun, melodramatic or unintentionally hilarious. Scroll through to read about some of the best and worst Mars movies. Plus, check out a review of "The Martian," starring Matt Damon. BEST: 'Total Recall' Photo Credit: Rialto Pictures In one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's finest roles, he plays a guy who wants to go on a virtual vacation as a secret agent on Mars, only to find out that his memories have been erased and he was a secret agent on Mars. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick and directed by Paul Verhoeven. WORST: 'Mission to Mars' Photo Credit: Fanfare / Rob McEwan Silly and melodramatic, this Brian De Palma flick featured Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle and others investigating a mysterious structure. While you'll want to turn the film off, stick around for the unintentionally hilarious alien! This was the first of two Mars movies released in 2000. BEST: 'Mars Attacks!' Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Tim Burton adapts a set of Topps trading cars for this fun, silly story about an invasion of big-brained aliens from Mars. The cast was loaded and included Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening and Pierce Brosnan. Martin Short and Lisa Marie star in this scene. WORST: 'Red Planet' Photo Credit: Warner Bros. / Frank Conner The second bad Mars movie from 2000, "Red Planet" has a crew of astronauts struggling to survive on Mars after a catastrophe. But wait, there are Martian insects? And Val Kilmer stars? So yeah, one of the worst. BEST: 'Veronica Mars' Photo Credit: Robert Voets A cheat? Maybe. But it's hard to pick the best movies about Mars without this excellent cinematic continuation of the cult television series about a young sleuth solving crimes in Neptune, Calif. By SCOTT A. ROSENBERG Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 'The Martian' review: Matt Damon marvelsThis is a sci-fi film for people who don't like sci-fi films. A 'celestial lightsaber' and more amazing space imagesImagine yourself floating into the outer limits while looking at these. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.