A brief cinematic history of Mars
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1964
This is an old one, but a good one. Sure, it's a little slow by modern standards (okay, it's slow by pretty much any standard) but this tale of a man -- and his monkey -- marooned on Mars is charming in a quaint way. Much of the movie concerns our castaway figuring out how to survive. Eventually he makes friends with an alien and spends some time running from other aliens. Fun! Sound intriguing? It got the Criterion treatment in 2007, and, hey, if it's good enough for the film snobs at Criterion...