Movies and TV shows generally ignore the rules of gravity altogether, and for the simplest of reasons – it’s too expensive to really show the way weightlessness and low gravity works. Usually they simply ignored things, or had one or two shots where they highlighted the effect, THEN went on to ignore it. They figured the audience wouldn’t know and/or wouldn’t care.
This has always bothered me. You COULD do low-g effects on the cheapo, if you planned things out correctly. Robert Heinlein’s Operation Moonbase did this, and it was originally supposed to be a TV show. In the 1950s!
With modern CGI you could do low- and zero-g very well (as Gravity showed recently).
In any event, it’s bothered me that virtually nobody shows low lunar gravity – not even the vaunted 2001. And shows like Space: 199 were hopeless. The recent Moon wasn’t convincing about it, either.
Anyway, here’s a list of shows or movies that at least tried to get it straight:
2001: A Space Odyssey – as mentioned above, doesn’t show lunar low-g correctly. And they make much about the “liquid food” on the moon ship dropping back. But the Zero-Gravity Toilet instructions are priceless.
2010 – much better than most, with Roy Scheider’s character actually using zero-G to make a point where he talks to Helen Mirren about how to get away from Jupiter.
Men Into Space – largely forgotten and overlooked late 50s TV series that pretty faithfully depicted spaceflight.
Operation Moonbase – the 3-D conference scene is priceless.
** Marooned** – the “Ironman” capsule scenes (based on the Apollo craft) were pretty good. Of course, this came out during the Apollo missions, and it would’ve stood out as unreal if they didn’t stayt true to reality.
Destination Moon – with screenplay by Heinlein (and others), roughly based on his Rocket Ship Galileo. Heinlein wrote a fascinating piece about trying to get this right, including the zero-G.
The Disneyland 1950s episodes *Man in Space, Man and the Moon, * and Mars and Beyond, made with the collaboration of Werner von Braun, Willy Ley, and other rocket engineers, naturally tries to get its facts straight about gravity. Originally Broadcast in black and white on the old ABC-TV show, the episodes were made in color, and can be seen on the Disney Treasures DVD set Tomorrowland.
These are all I can think of right now. Most other space dramas, even the better ones, simply ignored gravity (It! The Terror from Beyond Space), or assumed artificial gravity (Forbidden Planet)