Movies like Space Cowboys

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Space Cowboys (2000)
 6.4
 73K
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, humorous, feel good, clever, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, chases and races, race against time, mission gone awry, anti hero, danger, anti heroes, one last chance, nuclear, satellite, self sacrifice, save the world, redemption, vengeance, tough guy, conspiracy, space and aliens, misfit, machismo, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, year 1958, 1950s

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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, danger, catastrophe, adventure, chases and races, heroic mission and dialogue mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Space Cowboys: Armageddon (1998), The Core (2003), Deep Impact (1998), SpaceCamp (1986), Marooned (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 392K
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, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, nasa, space travel, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, new york, istanbul turkey, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 92K
The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, Italy, France
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, save the world, worldwide chaos, nasa, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, danger, government facility, hysteria, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, san francisco, london, u.s. capitol building, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 162K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, 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: end of the world, natural disaster, nasa, astronaut, catastrophe, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tucson arizona, paris france, langley virginia, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 13K
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, 1960s, 60s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 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, escapades, confined, survival, isolation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, space travel, space program, astronaut, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, spacecraft, dreams, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 231K
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, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, expedition, astronaut, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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, suspenseful, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, alien, trapped in space, nasa ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 55K
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: bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, science, danger, race against time, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 25K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter jet, kgb, chase, heroes, pilot, espionage, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, aerial combats, cold war, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, asia, vietnam, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 16K
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, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, danger, save the day, war, adventure, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, frogman, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 69K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, save the world, adventure, spacecraft, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, daring rescue, rescue, woman in danger, heroic mission, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, race against time, forces of nature, collision, one last chance, astronomer, family relations, disaster film, survival, save the day, adventure, comet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 89K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronaut, laser, boat chase, space travel, espionage, heroes, secret agents, megalomaniac, british secret service, zero gravity, cable car, space shuttle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, rio de janeiro, england, france, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.1
 562
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, space station, outer space, heroic mission, space travel, adventure, escapades, race against time, danger, government agency, undercover, nasa ...
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, hijacking, hostage, outer space, space opera, teleportation, spacecraft, self sacrifice, star trek, adventure, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.6
 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, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, space travel, race against time, danger, space and aliens, adventure, apocalypse, chaos, ocean or sea, save the world, heroes, u.s. air force ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, baltimore, mexico city, colorado, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 264K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, fight, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, save the day, deadly, righting the wronged, environmentalism, tough heroes, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 20K
Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, nasa, astronaut, mars, helicopter, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, conspiracy theory, investigation, desert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, save the day, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 324K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, danger, highway, rescue, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, bus, hijacking, chases and races, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 4K
Alien Hunter (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Government agents find evidence of extraterrestrial life at the South Pole.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, space travel, supernatural, government agency, rivalry, danger, signal, satellite, circular saw, farming, airplane ...
Time: future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, cloning, outer space, space wars, self sacrifice, teleportation, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 16K
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 opera, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, space and aliens, danger, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, end of the world, ufo, save the world, spacecraft, evil alien, space and aliens, aliens, danger, pilot, alien encounter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, mumbai india, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, espionage, kgb, cold war, british secret service, gadget, secret agents, secret service, adventure, 007, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: greece, europe, england, italy, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A mysterious space craft kidnaps a Russian and American space capsule and brings the world on the verge of another World War. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and meets with his archenemy Blofeld. The fifth film from the legendary James ...
Style: exciting, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, nasa, helicopter, espionage, assassin, astronaut, assassination, good versus evil, secret agents, undercover, heroes, faked death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, asia, japan, hong kong, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 75K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, nuclear threat, mercenary, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, terrorism, warship, swat team, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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