Movies like Special Report: Journey to Mars

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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, spacecraft, space travel, sabotage

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, tense and suspense films with plots about outer space, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, space exploration, space and aliens and survival mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Special Report: Journey to Mars: Astronaut: The Last Push (2012), Empire of Danger (2004), Bye Bye Jupiter (1984), Stranded (2001), Silent Running (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, spacecraft, asteroids and comets, outer space, mission gone awry, confined, solitude, isolation, accident, loneliness, male protagonist, human in outer space ...
Time: future
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95%
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, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: outer space, tomb, spacecraft, space travel, princess, mars, astronaut, time travel, alien planet, time warp
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, terrorist, space colony, space exploration, sabotage, spacecraft, space mission, jupiter the planet, overpopulation, outer space
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: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spaceship crash, mars, heroic mission, save the world, survival, adventure, alien encounter, space and aliens, rescue, rescue team, outer space ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.6
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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: captivating, serious, light, psychedelic, psychotronic ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, man versus machine, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, biosphere, factory ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: trapped in space, mars, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, isolation, outer space, distant planet, near death experience, nasa, space mission, peril ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: captivating, exciting, thought provoking
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, science, astronomy, black hole, asteroid, french, white rabbit
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, tragic ending ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, outer space, trapped in space, astronaut, space and aliens, benign alien, save the world, heroes, a.i., escapades, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: literature, robot, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, solar system, androids, spacesuit, assassination attempt, mutiny, soviet
Time: 70s, future
Place: europe, russia, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.2
 416
After We Leave (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sci-fi drama about a man struggling to find his wife, who he abandoned six years ago, before their visa to emmigrate to an off-world colony expires.
Style: philosophical, stylized, twists and turns, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: space travel, colony, dystopic future, post apocalypse, chase, survival, human existence, surrealism, husband wife relationship, survivor, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ...
Style: weird
Plot: barbarian, space travel, sword and sorcery, sword, spacecraft, outer space, sword and planet
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 2K
Missions (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: The first manned mission to Mars is now approaching the red planet. The crew includes top-flight scientists and a young female psychiatrist, responsible for their mental health. But just as they are about to land, something goes wrong.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: outer space, mars, astronaut, spacecraft, space mission, trapped in space, space exploration, space travel, female astronaut, space station, space shuttle, cosmonaut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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Stowaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
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 ⇓
56%
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: teens, family outing
Plot: planet, survival, rescue, spacecraft, astronaut, heroic mission, battles, adventure, deadly creature, space travel, tyrannosaurus rex, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 315
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
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TV show
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Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, mind bending ...
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Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Trapped in Space (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, twist ending
Plot: asteroid, survival, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, rescue, survivor, trapped in space, venus the planet, disaster, pet dog, drug overdose ...
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51%
 4.8
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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, futuristic, enigmatic, disturbing, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Moon (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 51 min.
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Plot: moon, space exploration, spacesuit, space travel, spacecraft, moon base, space probe, outer space
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46%
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, serious, stylized, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: experimental, serious, thought provoking, bleak, clever ...
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Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
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Teleios (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.
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Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan
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Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, isolation, stranded, nasa, astronaut, struggle for survival, science, intelligence, trapped in space, outer space ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: london, pasadena california, beijing china, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%