Movies like The Martian

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The Martian (2015)
 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 upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, biting, stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: survival, isolation, space travel, mars, nasa, peril, adventure, astronaut, stranded, rescue, human spirit, space and aliens, danger, martian, left for dead, alone, trapped in space, human nature, loneliness, food shortage, rationing, near death experience, spacecraft, space station, science ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china

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Most similar movies to The Martian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, futuristic, suspenseful and cerebral films with plots about danger, space travel, survival, outer space, space and aliens, adventure and catastrophe mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Martian: Interstellar (2014), Gravity (2013), Passengers (2016), Sunshine (2007), 127 Hours (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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, epic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, future dystopia, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.7
 676K
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, spacecraft, space station, space travel, astronaut, trapped in space, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 289K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: space travel, isolation, love story, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, moral dilemma, trapped in space, malfunction, bar, adventure, robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.3
 213K
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 ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, heroic mission, bomb, earth, astronaut, isolation, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 313K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, uplifting, serious, psychological, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, isolation, desert, trapped, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, climbing, hallucinations, loneliness, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 236K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, space program, rescue, nasa, astronaut, outer space, moon, courage, against the odds ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 61K
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: futuristic, romantic, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, mars, adventure, destiny, fish out of water, nasa, love story, romance, space travel, relationships, adaptation, science ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 524K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, spacecraft, alien encounter, expedition, space travel, hi-tech, mysterious planet, mission, heroine, danger, scientist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 51K
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, robot, space travel, nasa, outer space, spacecraft, science, catastrophe, killer robot, adventure, getting home ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, mind bending, epic, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, evolution, outer space, future dystopia, astronaut, moon, a.i., technology, alien encounter, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 454K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: serious, captivating, gloomy, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 134K
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, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, survival, isolation, space and aliens, outer space, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, confined, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 24K
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, tragic ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, robot, greenhouse, environmentalism, fighting the system, good versus evil, adventure, space marine, sunlight, food ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, mysterious planet, astronaut, alien encounter, alien, escapades, outer space, trapped in space, alien contact, dismemberment ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, space and aliens, technology, fear, danger, adventure, team, confined, escapades ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, future dystopia, slavery, dictatorship, ape, time travel, gorilla, adventure, rescue, danger, scientist ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, cannibal, culture clash, confined ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 8K
Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: isolation, space station, astronaut, outer space, rock, solitude, confined, heroes, unfulfillment, space and aliens, losing-it hero, survival ...
Time: future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 2K
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spaceship crash, benign alien, race against time, adventure, space marine, rescue, save the world, survival, alien encounter, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 301K
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, bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, cloning, moon, loneliness, space and aliens, hallucinations, astronaut, accident, spacecraft, hopes, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 177K
After Earth (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, survival, spacecraft, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, isolation, coming of age, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, outer space, rescue, astronaut, hurricane, oxygen, spacewalk, race against time, adventure, survival, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 68K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, stylized, tense ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, ship, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, futuristic, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, trapped in space, parallel world, a.i., adventure, benign alien, space mission, save the world, time travel, save the planet, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 438K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, epic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, evil alien, mysterious character, soldier, escapades, vestiges of humanity, space travel, disorder, society, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 576K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, survival, deadly creature, outer space, alien, contact, mysterious planet, space marine, space colony, cryogenics ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, friendship, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, danger, adventure, rescue, survival, evil alien, space travel, getting home, alien space craft, space mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.9
 263K
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, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, chase, friendship, martial arts, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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