Until Interstellar comes out on DVD, Jesus and I are getting our fill of apocalyptic space travel movies via the classics. Last week he convinced me to watch Armageddon, one of the few movies that makes him cry every time he watches.
I don't know if anyone else out there hasn't seen Armageddon, but if so, let me be the one to tell you it's well worth 151 minutes of your life to check it out. Not only is the cast full of stars (and stars before they were stars), but the story (which is unrealistic and yet completely relatable) is fun, fast-moving, and interesting to watch unfold.
The basic premise is that Earth is about to be destroyed by an asteroid, and the only hope of humanity's survival rests in the hands of a hodgepodge oil drilling team (led by Bruce Willis). There's also a love story (featuring Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler) and plenty of comedic relief (thanks to Steve Buscemi, Owen Wilson, and Michael Clarke Duncan). If none of this persuades you, there's always the joy of spotting all the goofs and impossibilities.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2162688281/