Movies like The Martian

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The Martian (2015)
 8.0
 729K
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 upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, alone, loneliness, human spirit, adventure, space and aliens, rescue, peril, human nature, martian, spacecraft, trapped in space, left for dead, danger, space station, near death experience, food shortage, rationing, hopes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, london, 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 astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, survival, outer space, danger and adventure mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Martian: Interstellar (2014), Gravity (2013), Passengers (2016), Apollo 13 (1995), Ad Astra (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, end of the world, time paradox, black hole, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.7
 747K
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, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, sole survivor, loss, space and aliens, spacewalk, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.0
 334K
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, isolation, space travel, space station, survival, loneliness, spacecraft, trapped in space, adventure, malfunction, stranded ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 258K
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: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, space program, space travel, nasa, spacecraft, race against time, catastrophe, outer space, rescue, moon, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.6
 164K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: futuristic, exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, moon, engineer, space station, space exploration, husband wife relationship, mars, solar system, missing father ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, space and aliens, danger, expedition, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 472K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, survival, space and aliens, resistance, disorder, danger, catastrophe, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 228K
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 ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, astronaut, expedition, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.9
 326K
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, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 54K
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, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, science, ecological disaster, danger, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 556K
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: fantasy world, space and aliens, survival, space travel, alien encounter, spacecraft, androids, mission, expedition, distant planet, human versus alien, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 188K
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: survival, jungle, danger, adventure, spacecraft, apocalypse, heroic mission, parents and children, human in outer space, young heroes, isolation, real life father and son playing father and son ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 339K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, desperation, extreme sport, cave, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 66K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, found footage, inventions and discoveries, distant planet, landing, alien, moon ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 74K
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: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspense, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, astronaut, isolation, near death experience, nasa, space mission, adventure, trapped in space, danger, peril ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1968, year 2001 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space – and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspense, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, female astronaut, getting home, husband wife relationship, illicit affair, space travel, flying, family relations, strong female character, peril, in love ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, astronaut, time travel, future dystopia, space station, adventure, survival, danger, alternate reality, genetic engineering ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 3K
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, mars, spaceship crash, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, survival, danger, alien encounter, rescue, space and aliens, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, adventure, mars, spacecraft, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, mysterious planet, alien, nasa, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.7
 26K
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: contemplative, serious, captivating, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, robot, distopia, fighting the system, environmentalism, biosphere, greenhouse, factory, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 7.3
 7K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, moon, survival, space travel, heroic mission, ufo, adventure, space and aliens, future dystopia, man versus machine, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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: suspenseful, exciting, offbeat, futuristic, serious ...
Plot: space travel, parallel world, outer space, trapped in space, astronaut, adventure, imaginary, heroes, a.i., escapades, space and aliens, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ 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, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, catastrophe, space travel, isolation, animal life, time travel ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that there are dinosaurs on the planet, and blood-thirsty buggers ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: survival, rescue, spacecraft, planet, astronaut, heroic mission, battles, danger, adventure, deadly creature, deadly, space travel ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets, confined, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, adventure, nuclear threat, expedition, investigation, ufo, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, adventure, future dystopia, danger, bounty hunter, survival, woman in danger, rescue, daring rescue, heroic mission, battles, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%