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Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996)
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Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the world's first spaceship is close to its goal (Mars), the TV-network GNN begins its live coverage of the last two hours of the mission and then the problems start. The landing-computer malfunctions, the captain Eugene Slader gets very sick and back on Earth it is discovered that big financial corporations have an interest in the failure of the mission - and we, the viewers, can see it all live on television.
Plot: outer space, mars, space travel, spacecraft, sabotage

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, suspenseful and tense films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, danger and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Special Report: Journey to Mars: Empire of Danger (2004), Astronaut: The Last Push (2012), Bye Bye Jupiter (1984), Stranded (2001), Silent Running (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Empire of Danger (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A newly designed spacecraft capable of going through time is sent to Mars to rescue a crew previously lost on Mars. The ship is sent through the past but to the wrong time, years later than the first crew. Once they land on Mars, the crew finds that ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: outer space, tomb, spacecraft, space travel, time travel, astronaut, princess, mars, alien planet, time warp
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Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, contemplative
Plot: space travel, outer space, isolation, mission gone awry, confined, solitude, spacecraft, asteroids and comets, accident, heroes, human in outer space, loneliness ...
Time: future
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90%
Bye Bye Jupiter (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, scientists from an energy-depleted Earth research new fuel sources in the far corners of the solar system, where they discover an ancient alien race from Jupiter as well as the emergence of an apocalyptically dangerous black ...
Plot: black hole, space mission, space colony, space exploration, sabotage, terrorist, spacecraft, jupiter the planet, outer space, overpopulation
Time: 22nd century
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Stranded (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, survival, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, danger, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, factory, biosphere, greenhouse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Style: disturbing, futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, isolation, astronaut, distant planet, near death experience, nasa, space mission, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Big Everything (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Niels is overjoyed when he hears about the black hole that will drastically reduce his prison sentence. He’s been chosen for his talents as a mechanic to take part in a special mission: escorting a band of eccentric scientists in a spaceship to a ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: outer space, space travel, science, spacecraft, french, astronomy, asteroid, black hole, white rabbit
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British ...
Style: exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, astronaut, trapped in space, outer space, chases and races, escapades, space and aliens, benign alien, adventure, save the world, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Hard to Be a God (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: West Germany, France, Soviet Union, Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, sword and planet, barbarian, sword, sword and sorcery, outer space
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Pilot Pirx's Inquest (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie is about a rocket pilot named Pirx who is hired to go on a mission to evaluate some nonlinears (robots) for use as crewmembers on future space flights. Pirx and his crew, made up of nonlinears and humans, are sent out to launch two ...
Plot: soviet, androids, solar system, spacesuit, mutiny, assassination attempt, literature, outer space, robot, space travel, spacecraft
Time: future, 70s
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mission Mars (1968)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: outer space, astronaut, rocket, death ray, mars, crew, spacecraft, planet, evil alien, journey, stock footage, alien
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, deadly creature, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Trapped in Space (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, twist ending
Plot: survival, space travel, spacecraft, asteroid, astronaut, survivor, rescue, trapped in space, venus the planet, catastrophe, punched in the face, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 83
The Moon (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Science fiction/documentary film about man's voyages to the moon.
Plot: space travel, space exploration, spacesuit, moon base, spacecraft, moon, outer space
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Spacejacked (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The luxury space cruiser Star Princess' maiden voyage is sabotaged when the treacherous second make, Alex Barnes (Corbin Bernsen), kills the captain and "spacejacks" the ship. Barnes then severs communications with Earth and activates ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space opera, woman's neck broken, woman shot, neck breaking, virtual reality, dead woman on floor, sabotage, abduction, nudity (full frontal - brief), androids
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, pregnancy, twins, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 68K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
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Oasis (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Scottish chaplain embarks on an epic journey through space. Based on Michel Faber's 'The Book Of Strange New Things'.
Plot: outer space, priest, climate change, water shortage, hallucination, desert, breasts, naked woman, female nudity, hallucinations
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, nasa, isolation, astronaut, stranded, trapped in space, struggle for survival, rescue, near death experience, human spirit ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 126
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: clever, bleak, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: space station, outer space, cyberspace, workplace, workplace intrigue, society, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, boss and employee, cloning, top executive ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Spaceflight IC-1 (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: In the year 2015, a spaceship, the IC-1, travels through outer space looking for a suitable planet to settle on. The commander, Captain Ralston, is stern and brutal in which one cadet, Steven, plots a revolt to turn the leadership of the command ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, suspended animation, distopia, talking head, space colony, telepathy, claustrophobia, retribution, suicide, funeral, murder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond the Trek (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, serious
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, space station, sole survivor, murder mystery, serial killer, outer space, mutation, deep space, chinaman, slender legs, hard body ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, space station, murder, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, space station, astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 6K
The Beyond (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover ...
Style: cerebral, suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: trapped in space, space exploration, space station, outer space, found footage, robot, space mission, space travel, discovery, space program, exploration, alien invasion ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 64
Cosmodrama (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Maybe the 1960s, maybe the future. Seven astronauts wake up in a spaceship, not knowing where they have come from nor where they are heading. As the ship operates by itself, they have ample time to meditate, rather scientifically, on matter, life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, contemplative, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, confined, satire, cause and meaning, isolation, universe, scientist, dancing, cosmology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, expedition, parallel world, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, human existence, technology, space opera, survival, human in outer space, alien encounter, alien planet, ancient ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In May 2003, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (or JAXA) launched an unmanned spacecraft of their own development to retrieve samples from an asteroid. Seven long years later, Hayabusa achieved its goal and was the first of any kind of craft ...
Plot: outer space, landing, spacecraft, asteroid, japanese history
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%