Movies like Sunshine

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Sunshine (2007)
 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, outer space, spacecraft, 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, first contact, dialogue, technology, outer space, space and aliens and science mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sunshine: Interstellar (2014), Pandorum (2009), The Last Days on Mars (2013), The Martian (2015), Gravity (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 136K
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, spacecraft, survival, isolation, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, post apocalypse, confined ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, suspenseful, 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%
 8.0
 683K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, biting, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, human spirit, nasa, astronaut, space and aliens, stranded, peril, adventure, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, china, pasadena california, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 700K
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: survival, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space station, astronaut, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, trapped in space, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, escapades, space and aliens, cargo ship, space colony, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 534K
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, fantasy world, alien encounter, mysterious planet, spacecraft, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 62K
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, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 313K
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, isolation, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, space station, trapped in space, moral dilemma, malfunction, rescue, dating ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, alien contact, dismemberment, trapped in space, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 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, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 309K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 367K
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: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, save the world, self sacrifice, nasa, astronaut, outer space, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, fate of humanity, end of the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, shanghai, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 142K
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, space station, outer space, nightmare, danger, survival, insanity, space and aliens, heroic mission, supernatural, rescue, rescue team ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 535K
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, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, time loop, insanity, paranoia, future dystopia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 52K
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, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, space travel, nasa, robot, spacecraft, outer space, killer robot, science, adventure, catastrophe, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, futuristic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, rescue, chess, danger, survival, asteroids and comets, space and aliens, ship, adventure, chases and races, hospital ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 150K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, sea, alien encounter, sea disaster, ufo, ocean or sea, space and aliens, sacrifice, scuba diving, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: futuristic, atmospheric, epic, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, astronaut, moon, outer space, evolution, future dystopia, nasa, technology, scientist, doctor ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, prehistoric times ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, distant planet, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 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, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, danger, race against time, survival, apocalypse, rescue, sun, artificial intelligence, bomb, astronaut, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: military, space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, soldier, heroes, friendship, rescue, space travel, survival, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, nuclear threat, expedition, investigation, ufo, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 66K
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, heroes, escapades, danger, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 233K
Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, benign alien, inventions and discoveries, nasa, contact, space travel, alien contact, mathematics, radio ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 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, escapades, confined, isolation, danger, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, space station, captain, commander ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.2
 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: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, space opera, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, save the world, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 68K
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 ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, race against time, mission gone awry, chases and races, heroic mission, save the world, one last chance, anti heroes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 268K
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, space wars, good versus evil, space and aliens, friendship, adventure, martial arts, escapades, mechanic, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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