A brief cinematic history of Mars
The Martian Chronicles 1980
At over four hours long (it was a made for TV miniseries) this is the longest of our Martian movies. Is it worth that kind of time investment? Not even close. Based on the work of Ray Bradbury (who reportedly called it "just boring"), it chronicles the exploration of Mars, which is populated by psychic aliens who are dying out or are maybe already dead. There's a nuclear war on Earth but you don't get to see it. You do get a lot of talky, half-baked philosophizing. The whole thing is kind of a confusing mess, and did we mention boooooring?