Movies like Space Cowboys

If you like "Space Cowboys" you are looking for exciting, semi serious and suspense movies about / with space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, race against time and heroic mission themes of Action, Adventure and Thriller genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Space Cowboys (2000)
 6.5
 80K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia's mysterious ‘Ikon’ communications satellite's orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash to Earth.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, humorous, feel good, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, race against time, heroic mission, mission gone awry, outer space, one last chance, collision, satellite, nuclear, self sacrifice, space shuttle, human in outer space, save the world, space opera, space mission, redemption, cosmonaut, teamwork, vengeance, tough guy, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 2000s, year 1958, 1950s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Space Cowboys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and suspense films with plots about heroes, catastrophe, outer space, danger, adventure, space travel and heroic mission mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Space Cowboys: Armageddon (1998), Deep Impact (1998), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Sunshine (2007), The Core (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 419K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, save the world, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, self sacrifice, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 176K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, astronaut, catastrophe, nasa, evacuation, tsunami, extinction, life & death, save the world, astronomer, heroes ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, tucson arizona, miami, mississippi, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, against the odds, moon, space travel, space program, astronaut, moon landing, outer space, disaster, space and aliens, spacecraft, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 247K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 98K
The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, save the world, survival, disaster, worldwide chaos, nasa, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, scientist, extinction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: san francisco, london, los angeles, rome italy, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 227K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Brazil
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: exciting, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, moon, trapped in space, father son relationship, solar system, spacecraft, space mission, journey, space station, space pirate ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, suspense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, trapped in space, escapades, space and aliens, outer space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 27K
Firefox (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, kgb, behind enemy lines, aerial combats, heroic mission, cold war, rivalry, spy ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, vietnam, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 15K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, intense, inspirational, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, rescue, race against time, outer space, space opera ...
Time: 80s, 60s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, isolation, confined, escapades, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 57K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, spacecraft, space travel, save the world, ecological disaster, outer space, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 811K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scenic, serious, tense ...
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, disaster, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 72K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, surprise ending, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, save the world, spacecraft, adventure, terrorism, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
 687
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Russian space station Avma is disintegrating, and an international team of scientists is sent to the dying station to salvage valuable technology left on board. But fate has other plans, and when a rogue meteor collides with the station, leaving ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, outer space, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, undercover, race against time, government agency, space station, nasa, disaster ...
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 99K
Moonraker (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: During the transportation of a Space Shuttle a Boeing 747 crashes in the Atlantic Ocean yet when they go to look for the destroyed shuttle it is not there. James Bond investigates the missing mission space shuttle and soon learns that the shuttles ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronaut, space travel, espionage, james bond, megalomaniac, secret agents, heroes, british secret service, space shuttle, zero gravity, foe turned friend, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, venice, england, brazil, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 289K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, survival, space program, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, race against time, rescue, disaster, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, pacific ocean, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, space opera, future dystopia, bounty hunter, survival, rescue, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, mission, self sacrifice, good versus evil, heroic mission, team, teamwork ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space and aliens, ghost ship, spacewalk, presumed dead, expedition, hopes, super computer, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2010, 80s ...
Place: egypt, washington d.c., ussr, london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, teleportation, spacecraft, outer space, hijacking, hostage, prison escape, self sacrifice, star trek, adventure, intergalactic ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 2K
Polar Storm (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a piece of the massive comet "Copernicus" collides with the Earth, it knocks the planet off of its axis and unleashes a disaster never before witnessed. Dr. James Mayfield (Jack Coleman) and his highly trained research team are the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, collision, forces of nature, race against time, one last chance, family relations, comet, astronomer, save the day, survival, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 17K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space and aliens, space opera, space travel, heroes, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 294K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, outer space, space and aliens, space opera, space wars, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, mechanic, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, intense, saga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, teleportation, outer space, cloning, self sacrifice, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, space wars, androids and robots, rivalry ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 598K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, space opera, adventure, teamwork, teleportation, star trek, time paradox, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.5
 2K
Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, space travel, race against time, space and aliens, adventure, apocalypse, ocean, chaos, save the world, heroes, disaster, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, chicago illinois, florida, boston, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 45K
Stowaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.
Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: space travel, outer space, trapped in space, spacecraft, astronaut, mars, survival, stowaway, space adventure, space exploration, struggle for survival, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Maximum Velocity (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a comet passes the Earth it causes a cataclysmic storm. Only a disbanded government unit with a secret weather-manipulating weapon can try to stop it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: race against time, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, environmentalism, heroes, chaos, escapades, forces of nature, weatherman, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 19K
Voyagers (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With the human race's future at stake, a group of young men and women embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they become helpless for pleasure, hunger, and power once ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, alien planet, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, space exploration, escapades, distant planet, rescue, space station, society ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%