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The best and worst Mars movies

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'

In one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's finest roles, he
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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'

Silly and melodramatic, this Brian De Palma flick
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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!'

Tim Burton adapts a set of Topps trading
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'

The second bad Mars movie from 2000,
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'

A cheat? Maybe. But it's hard to pick
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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.

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