Compiled by Ryan Wyatt, with contributions from Paul Koenig, Frank Reed
- Adam (2009). About a man with Asperger's syndrome who apparently has a "homemade planetarium".
- Along Came Love (1936). Has a character who is a "planetarium Lecturer".
- A Man Called Sloan TV Episode: "Collision Course" (1979). There is a meeting at the "London planetarium".
- Beyond Gravity (1988). An Australian short film about a gay romance. Has a character credited as "planetarium voice".
- Bowfinger (1999)
- Cape of Good Hope (2004). There is a character listed as "schoolgirl at planetarium."
- Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle (2003) - Filmed at the Griffith Observatory
- Chain Reaction (1996). There is a scene running through a planetarium.
- The Company She Keeps (1951). Has a "planetarium Guide"
- The Critic TV Episode: "Lady Hawke" (1995). a sign on a planetarium says "Like Star Trek, Only It Sucks"
- Cronaca di un amore (1950)
- Death from a Distance (1935). A murder is committed during a planetarium show. Reviews say it's rather good for a 'B' movie. http://www.archive.org/details/death_from_a_distance
- Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) -
- Dragnet (1987) -
- Dream Weaver
- Earnest Saves Christmas (1988) -
- Endless Love (1981). Starring Brooke Shields. A tale of 'forbidden love' between a 17-year-old boy and Brooke's 15-year-old character. The film starts with some cuddling at the planetarium.
- Fantastic Four (2005) - An interior that’s supposed to be the Hayden Planetarium, as well as a reference to "the console at the Hayden Planetarium”
- Finding Forrester (2000) - Filmed inside the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Friends TV Episode: "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know" (1996).
- Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
- Invaders from Mars (1953). Apparently there is a planetarium scene in the longer British cut of the film.
- The Jackal (1997) -
- K-PAX (2000) *
Filmed inside the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Les Misérables (1998)
- Local Hero (1983) *
Burt Lancaster’s character has a planetarium installed in his office
- Love Stinks (1999)
- The Mack (1973) Described on amazon.com as a "pimping epic [that] is at once a laughable, schlock classic and a harbinger of more serious black-themed films to come." And: "Goldie hypnotizing his "ladies" into docile submission as they sit in a planetarium, mechanically repeating his words: "I will remain a lady at all times..."
- Mad About You- TV Episode: "Stealing Burt's Car" (1999). There is a character listed as "Woman in planetarium"
- Mad Love (1995)
- Manhattan (1979) *
- Marrakech Express (1989)
- Mars Needs Women (1967, TV) Has a Planetarium Director, Planetarium Manager, and a Narrator of Planetarium Film
- Men in Black 2 (2002) -
Filmed in front of the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Mens vi venter på kometen (2001, TV series)
- MST3K TV Episode: "The Skydivers" (1994). Tom Servo tries to deliver a planetarium lecture but Crow ruins its with Uranus jokes.
- Mother's Boys (1994). There is a character named "Planetarium Woman" in the credits.
- Mystic Pizza (1988) - One of the main characters works at the local planetarium
- Parker Lewis Can't Lose TV. Episode: "When Jerry Met Shelly" (1991). A meeting at the planetarium.
- Party of Five TV Episode: "Much Ado" (1994).
- The Pick-up Artist (1987)
- Planet 51" (2009)
- Pysch - TV Episode: "From the Earth to Starbucks" 2007. Our hero is undercover and is faking his way through a planetarium show.
- Rebel without a Cause (1955) * The climactic moments, famously filmed at the Griffith Observatory
- The Rocketeer (1991) - Filmed at the Griffith Observatory
- Setting Differences
- Slipping into Darkness (1988). Has a "planetarium narrator". A murder thriller, counted as "worst movie ever" by one reviewer.
- Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Filmed at the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- The Simpsons Game (2007). Video game apparently includes a character called "Planetarium Guy" who, among other lines, says, "Saturn's seven rings are made of billions of ice particles. Just like the heart of my ex wife."
- The Simpsons - TV Episode: "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky" (2003). Lisa is inspired when the planetarium show 'speaks to her directly'.
- South Park - TV Episode: "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods" (1998). The famous "plane-'-arium" episode.
- The Stupids (1995)
- Tales of Tomorrow TV Episode: "Blunder" (1951). Has a character who is a "planetarium Lecturer".
- Teenage Crime Wave (1955). filmed a scene at Griffith Park Obs.
- The Terminator (1984) -
- Tobor the Great (1954)
- Trip to the Planetarium (2008). --a bizarre short film combining animation with video.
- Two Guys Talkin’ about Girls (1995) *
- UFO: Target Earth (1974). Apparently includes a planetarium laser light show. Panned as a terrible movie by all who saw it.
- The Wizards of Mars (1966) *
- The Wonder Years TV Episode: "Eclipse" (1993). Trip to the planetarium to see a solar eclipse.
- The Wonder Years TV Episode: "Heartbreak" (1991). Winnie breaks up with Kevin at the planetarium.
- Zero Effect (1997) *
(*) features an interior scene
(-) features only exterior
others are indeterminate.