Movies like The Martian

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

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Most similar movies to The Martian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, futuristic and suspense films with plots about danger, space travel, survival, outer space, space and aliens, dialogue and adventure mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Martian: Interstellar (2014), Passengers (2016), Gravity (2013), Sunshine (2007), 127 Hours (2010). 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%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 320K
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, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, loneliness, peril, climbing, determination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ 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%
 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 ⇓
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%
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 7.6
 243K
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, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 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 ⇓
14%
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 ⇓
27%
 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: captivating, serious, light, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, robot, environmentalism, greenhouse, biosphere, androids and robots, destiny, space wars, experiment gone awry, deadly creature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: tense, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spaceship crash, save the world, survival, heroic mission, benign alien, adventure, chases and races, escapades, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: offbeat, psychological, mind bending, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, space station, isolation, outer space, time travel, danger, space travel, heroes, rock, imaginary, confined, figment ...
Time: future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 180K
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, danger, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, spacecraft, adventure, parents and children, isolation, young heroes, real life father and son playing father and son, save the day ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
13%
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, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, offbeat ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, trapped in space, astronaut, landing, benign alien, a.i., chases and races, escapades, imaginary, adventure, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.9
 70K
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: touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, exciting, thought provoking, biting, mind bending ...
Plot: astronaut, time travel, space travel, slavery, rescue, scientist, danger, ape, gorilla, future dystopia, dictatorship, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 467K
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: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert island, adventure, air disaster, natural disaster, suicide attempt, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 12K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, idiotic, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: nasa, space travel, space program, astronaut, trapped in space, space shuttle, family, adventure, survival, rescue, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 4K
Solarbabies (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, captivating, tense
Plot: drought, orphan, teenager, survival, adventure, future dystopia, apocalypse, save the world, life is a bitch, heroic mission, escapades, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, bounty hunter, danger, survival, adventure, woman in danger, rescue, daring rescue, future dystopia, heroic mission, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, survival, outer space, fear, team, danger, adventure, trapped, technology, human existence ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 448K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, evil alien, vestiges of humanity, disorder, danger, space and aliens, resistance, post apocalypse, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: lava, space station, pterodactyl, space exploration, robot, adventure, androids and robots, danger, space travel, chase, survival, spacecraft ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, space travel, isolation, heroes, fish out of water, landing ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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 ⇓
23%