There are very few things that are actually cooler in real life than in the movies. Being in space is one of them. Sure, movies might make space look more cinematic and epic but being a real astronaut who actually put on a suit and got on a shuttle to go to space trumps any movie. Movies can't beat that.
Still, with that said, I'm glad movies about going to space look so damn cool. They're among my favorite films because nothing makes me drop my jaw in awe and feel like a child than getting on the roller coaster ride that is a movie about space. Here's a video from MOVIECLIPS Trailers that puts together scenes about space from sci-fimovies about space.