Movies like The Martian

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The Martian (2015)
 8.0
 838K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, 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, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, clever, suspense, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, mars, stranded, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, isolation, struggle for survival, left for dead, science, rescue, alone, scientist, trapped in space, food shortage, peril, rationing, loneliness, space and aliens, intelligence, presumed dead, distant planet, botany, saving a life ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, london, usa, beijing china, pasadena california, north america

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Most similar movies to The Martian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, futuristic and tense films with plots about survival, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, danger and space exploration mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Martian: Interstellar (2014), Gravity (2013), Passengers (2016), Apollo 13 (1995), Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.8M
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, thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, outer space, father daughter relationship, space travel, astronaut, nasa, space station, distopia, survival, adventure, spacecraft, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.7
 818K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: 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, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, disaster, sole survivor, stranded, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 398K
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, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: outer space, love story, survival, space travel, trapped in space, isolation, space station, spacecraft, loneliness, love, malfunction, space program ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 293K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, outer space, space travel, nasa, disaster, space exploration, space program, rescue, trapped in space, race against time, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: houston texas, usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 7.8
 357K
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, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.5
 231K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Brazil
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: exciting, suspense, futuristic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, space exploration, astronaut, moon, solar system, father son relationship, trapped in space, space station, spacecraft, mars, obsession, journey ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 520K
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, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 58K
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, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, survival, outer space, catastrophe, space travel, adventure, spacecraft, save the world, ecological disaster, robot, stranded ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: suspense, tense, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, space travel, mysterious planet, outer space, zombie, astronaut, survival, space and aliens, death, zombie attack, catastrophe, monster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 249K
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, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, sun, spacecraft, astronaut, save the world, end of the world, expedition, heroic mission, self sacrifice, mission, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 46K
Stowaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.
Style: suspense, futuristic, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: outer space, space travel, trapped in space, spacecraft, survival, space exploration, mars, astronaut, struggle for survival, teamwork, team, problem solving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 604K
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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: outer space, survival, space travel, space and aliens, alien, androids, spacecraft, mysterious planet, alien encounter, distant planet, expedition, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 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: psychological, suspense, captivating, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mars, trapped in space, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, distant planet, near death experience, astronaut, isolation, nasa, survival, peril ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 597K
Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, outer space, space opera, messiah, prophecy, survival, spy, space wars, giant creature, destiny, premonition ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 71K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, found footage, space travel, spacecraft, space exploration, alien, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, self discovery ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 50s, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 201K
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, jungle, post apocalypse, adventure, apocalypse, heroic mission, real life father and son playing father and son, spacecraft, alien, parents and children, vestiges of humanity, young heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 374K
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: inspirational, suspense, psychological, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, courage, human spirit, alone, loneliness, desert, life philosophy, climbing, cave, canyon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 60K
Moonfall (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: moon, disaster, outer space, apocalypse, end of the world, survival, friendship, space and aliens, catastrophe, space exploration, youth, space travel ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, 2020s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, colorado, los angeles, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 583K
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, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: intellectual, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, allegory ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, ghost ship, nasa, space and aliens, distopia, space opera, space exploration, adventure, extraterrestrial, science ...
Time: future, year 2010, year 1984, near future, 21st century ...
Place: egypt, washington d.c., new mexico, ussr, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 273K
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: cerebral, inspirational, philosophical, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: alien encounter, alien contact, science, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, first contact, scientist, nasa, benign alien, astronomer, religion ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, puerto rico, florida, hokkaido, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, 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: suspense, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, mysterious planet, space station, adventure, alien, outer space, escapades, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 80K
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, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, boat, isolation, storm, sea, forces of nature, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, survivor, ocean, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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, cerebral, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, evolution, artificial intelligence, human versus computer, scientist, space station, moon, self discovery, super computer ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 3K
Solitary (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man wakes up inside a room to discover he's a prisoner sent into space to form Earth's first colony, and worse - his cell mate Alana is hell bent on destroying everything.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped in space, spacecraft, prisoner, survival, stranded, hopes, youth, near death experience, left for dead, deep space, peril, isolation ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.5
 6K
3022 (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of astronauts living in the haunting emptiness of deep space awakens to find earth has suffered an extinction-level event.
Style: suspense, exciting, visually appealing, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: asteroids and comets, outer space, spacecraft, survival, trapped in space, astronaut, space shuttle, space station, space program, space travel, scientist, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, female astronaut, husband wife relationship, illicit affair, getting home, in love, family relations, women, strong female character, flying ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.4
 1K
Dune Drifter (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the trainee pilot and her mortally wounded gunner are shot down, they crash land on a nearby planet. An enemy craft offers the chance of spare parts to fix her ship, but then she spots another survivor - an enemy alien soldier with no intention ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: distant planet, survivor, chase, struggle for survival, survival, rescue, friends, youth, vengeance, left for dead, human spirit, near death experience ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 21K
Voyagers (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With the human race's future at stake, a group of young men and women embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they become helpless for pleasure, hunger, and power once ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, alien planet, spacecraft, outer space, space exploration, space and aliens, escapades, distant planet, space mission, rescue, astronaut, space station ...
Time: future
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.7
 34K
IO (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, extinction, save the world, distant planet, exodus, colonization, scientist, escape, destruction, science, outer space ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%