2001: A Space Odyssey

Lists: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Avant-Garde Films, Robotics, Space journey, AFI 100 (2007), Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest."

Overall Ranking: 220 (Rank from 1968: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 81.82%
Regular 9.09%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 9.09%
Burnt 0%


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Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 2

People Involved

  • Keir Dullea (Dr. Dave Bowman)
  • Douglas Rain (HAL 9000 (voice))
  • Gary Lockwood (Dr. Frank Poole)
  • William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood R. Floyd)
  • Daniel Richter (Moon-Watcher)
  • Leonard Rossiter (Dr. Andrei Smyslov)
  • Margaret Tyzack (Elena)
  • Robert Beatty (Dr. Ralph Halvorsen)
  • Sean Sullivan (Dr. Bill Michaels)
  • Frank Miller (Mission Controller (voice))
  • Bill Weston (Astronaut)
  • Ed Bishop (Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain)
  • Glenn Beck (Astronaut)
  • Alan Gifford (Pooles Father)
  • Ann Gillis (Pooles Mother)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)

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