Movies like Sunshine

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Sunshine (2007)
 7.2
 222K
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 hope.
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, save the world, expedition, danger, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation, one last chance, scientist, self sacrifice, suicide, apocalypse, team, mission gone awry, space mission, death, mission, explosion, race against time, solitude ...
Time: future, 21st century

Most similar movies to Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, suspenseful and cerebral films with plots about space travel, outer space, dialogue, danger, first contact, technology and science mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sunshine: Pandorum (2009), Interstellar (2014), Europa Report (2013), The Last Days on Mars (2013), Gravity (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 138K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, survival, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
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, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, wormhole, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, space and aliens, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 64K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, extraterrestrial, landing, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, outer space, astronaut, zombie, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 719K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: 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, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space station, astronaut, loss, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, trapped in space ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 18K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, isolation, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, parallel world, space and aliens, escapades, cargo ship, space colony ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 693K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, isolation, space travel, mars, astronaut, human spirit, nasa, stranded, space and aliens, peril, adventure, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, china, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 543K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, space travel, expedition, mysterious planet, spacecraft, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, storm, heroine ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 317K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, scenic, cerebral, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love story, space travel, spacecraft, isolation, loneliness, survival, space station, outer space, malfunction, moral dilemma, trapped in space, dating ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 725K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, evil alien, outer space, deadly creature, alien encounter, monster, scientist, alien monster, survival ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 145K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, space station, outer space, danger, insanity, black hole, supernatural, survival, crew, space and aliens, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 375K
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, rough ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, self sacrifice, apocalypse, astronaut, nasa, outer space, end of the world, race against time, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, pentagon, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 16K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, survival, rescue, danger, space and aliens, ship, heroic mission, save the world, race against time, technology, chess ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 53K
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, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, space travel, nasa, robot, killer robot, outer space, spacecraft, science, adventure, catastrophe, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, race against time, danger, apocalypse, rescue, survival, astronaut, artificial intelligence, bomb, sun, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 315K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, cloning, outer space, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, dystopic future, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, bounty hunter, on the run, survival, outer space, adventure, danger, heroic mission, escapades, distant planet, deadly ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 52K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, alien encounter, nasa, moon, spacecraft, space travel, alien, heroic mission, space and aliens, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, outer space, evolution, astronaut, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, adventure, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, prehistory, year 2001 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, military, soldier, heroes, space travel, future dystopia, friendship, rescue, survival ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, survival, epidemic, rage, scientist, infected, virus, fear, survivor, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 67K
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, space travel, save the world, outer space, space and aliens, adventure, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, investigation, ufo, landing, distant planet, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, pregnancy, astronaut, space travel, outer space, danger, nasa, mission, suburbs, wife husband relationship, alien, twins ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 4K
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, spacewalk, astronaut, race against time, confined, escapades, isolation, danger, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 544K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, plague, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, paranoia, save the world, social misfits, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, psychology ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.7
 25K
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: serious, captivating, light, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, biosphere, androids and robots, destiny, heroic mission, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 4K
Moon 44 (1990)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Year 2038: The mineral resources of the earth are drained, in space there are fights for the last deposits on other planets and satellites. This is the situation when one of the bigger mining corporations has lost all but one mineral moons and many ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, save the world, space travel, androids and robots, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, future dystopia, space and aliens, adventure, chases and races, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 187K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: tentacle, mars, astronaut, space station, survival horror, alien, monster, space travel, brutality, twists & turns, death, danger ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 153K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, nasa, astronomer, tsunami, astronaut, save the world, comet, extinction, self sacrifice, race against time, evacuation ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: tucson arizona, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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