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, save the world, spacecraft, 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, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about dialogue, space travel, outer space, technology, space and aliens, danger and first contact mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sunshine: Pandorum (2009), Interstellar (2014), The Martian (2015), Gravity (2013), Europa Report (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, spacecraft, space and aliens, survival, 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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, space and aliens, heroic mission, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, survival, expedition ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 648K
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, disturbing, biting, clever ...
Plot: survival, isolation, space travel, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, peril, adventure, human spirit, space and aliens, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, china, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, astronaut, space station, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, outer space, astronaut, found footage, contact, diary, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, space and aliens, escapades, space colony, cargo ship, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ 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, astronaut, zombie, outer space, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 304K
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, entertaining, romantic, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love story, space travel, isolation, spacecraft, loneliness, survival, space station, trapped in space, moral dilemma, malfunction, outer space, dating ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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%
 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, evil alien, outer space, scientist, deadly creature, alien, alien encounter, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, spacecraft, mysterious planet, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, dismemberment, trapped in space, alien contact, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, self sacrifice, save the world, outer space, nasa, astronaut, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, fate of humanity, end of the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, serious, stylized, futuristic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, chess, rescue, survival, danger, asteroids and comets, space and aliens, ship, heroic mission, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, evolution, outer space, future dystopia, nasa, technology, man versus machine, technophobia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, prehistoric times ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, race against time, survival, danger, rescue, apocalypse, bomb, sun, astronaut, artificial intelligence, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, outer space, spacewalk, presumed dead, adventure, obsessive quest, contact, heroes, nuclear threat, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, sea, alien encounter, sea disaster, submarine, space and aliens, ocean or sea, sacrifice, scuba diving, ufo, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, atmospheric, serious, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: scientist, alien encounter, space and aliens, wormhole, inventions and discoveries, nasa, benign alien, space travel, contact, mathematics, radio, research ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new mexico, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, outer space, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, terrorism, escapades, heroes, danger, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, insanity, future dystopia, paranoia, mystery, underground, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: suspenseful, scary, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, nightmare, outer space, danger, survival, insanity, heroic mission, supernatural, space and aliens, rescue, crew ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, space travel, nasa, robot, outer space, spacecraft, killer robot, science, adventure, catastrophe, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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, exciting, stylized ...
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, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, tense, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, outer space, spacewalk, astronaut, oxygen, hurricane, moral dilemma, survival, race against time, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ 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: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, space and aliens, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, nasa, astronaut, adventure, race against time, chases and races, mission gone awry, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, one last chance, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, zombie, survival, scientist, infected, rage, virus, army, fear, survivor, research, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, outer space, mechanic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, good versus evil, space travel, save the world, superhero, adventure, space and aliens, team, unlikely partners, creature, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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