Movies like Sunshine

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Sunshine (2007)
 7.2
 234K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, twists and turns, philosophical, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, one last chance, scientist, space mission, suicide, team, graphic violence, chaos, mission gone awry, death, isolation, mission, end of the world, explosion ...
Time: future, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Sunshine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, futuristic, suspenseful and visually appealing films with plots about space travel, outer space, science, dialogue, first contact, astronaut and technology mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Sunshine: Pandorum (2009), Interstellar (2014), Europa Report (2013), Event Horizon (1997), Life (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 144K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, isolation, spacecraft, survival, space and aliens, mutant, danger, memory loss, mission, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.5M
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.4
 67K
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, lovecraftian, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.7
 160K
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, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, lovecraftian, outer space, space station, insanity, hallucination, trapped in space, danger, space and aliens, supernatural, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.6
 208K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: apocalyptic, scary, suspense, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: space station, alien life-form, survival horror, mars, space travel, astronaut, monster, lovecraftian, trapped in space, twists & turns, outer space, research ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 352K
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, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, love story, space station, isolation, space travel, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, trapped in space, destiny, moral dilemma, passenger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, philosophical, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1968 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 570K
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, androids, fantasy world, alien encounter, spacecraft, space travel, mysterious planet, distant planet, expedition, human versus alien, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.2
 221K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia, China
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, chases and races, code, supernatural, catastrophe, scientist, professor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2009, 20th century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ 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, space and aliens, danger, zombie, expedition, spacecraft, distant planet, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 336K
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, twists and turns, contemplative ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, spacecraft, cloning, dystopic future, space and aliens, clones, moon, astronaut, space travel, accident ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 763K
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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, mars, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, space and aliens, alone, human spirit, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china, london, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 397K
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, suspense, suspenseful, disaster movie, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, space travel, nasa, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, catastrophe, adventure, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 19K
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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, teleportation, isolation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, cargo ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 771K
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, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 17K
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, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, survival, rescue, danger, heroic mission, race against time, adventure, save the world, imaginary, ship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 10K
400 Days (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: astronaut, experiment, simulation, spacecraft, trapped in space, insanity, space travel, catastrophe, survival, isolation, end of the world, nasa ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, escapades, alien, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 54K
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, moon, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 55K
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: bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, science, race against time, danger, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.4
 791K
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, captivating, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, evil alien, monster, outer space, deadly creature, spacecraft, alien encounter, alien monster, fear, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, near death experience, nasa, space mission, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 255K
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: captivating, suspenseful, emotional, intense, clever ...
Plot: alien encounter, benign alien, alien contact, scientist, wormhole, space travel, space and aliens, science, first contact, research, nasa, astronomer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new mexico, usa, hokkaido, florida, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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517
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 7.8
 282K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, neo noir, genetics, paraplegic, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
⇓ 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, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, race against time, danger, rescue, survival, apocalypse, sun, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 282K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, ambiguous ending, intellectual, gothic ...
Plot: lovecraftian, female protagonist, mutation, expedition, scientist, dna, transformation, genetics, research, psychologist, missing person, quarantine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, pakistan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, adventure, future dystopia, bounty hunter, distant planet, on the run, heroes, survival, battles ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 74K
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, heroes, mission gone awry, heroic mission, chases and races, race against time, danger, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 wars, spacecraft, evil alien, soldier, space and aliens, future dystopia, monster, space battle, military, space travel, heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 22nd century, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, twins, pregnancy, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%