Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.5
 110K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, bleak, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, alien life-form, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens, society, rivalry, political conspiracy, danger, transformation, uncover truth, fight scenes, gunfight, friendship, partners, alien, dialogue, space battle ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 24th century

Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, futuristic, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about outer space, space travel, space and aliens, danger, spacecraft, adventure and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly (2002), Altered Carbon (2018), The 100 (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 39K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, time travel, space and aliens, survival, danger, betrayal, female fighter, space opera, distant planet ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, clever, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, heroes, battles, space battle, rescue, survival, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 244K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, captivating, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, adventure, smuggling, friendship, survival, space and aliens, space wars, preacher, captain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.0
 143K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, distant future, resistance fighter, virtual reality, twists & turns, adventure, artificial intelligence, female nudity, consciousness, multiple storylines ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 217K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, space station, danger, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, fate of humanity, betrayal, survivor ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, fate of humanity, alien planet, save the world, space wars, ancient mystery, benign alien, evil alien, scientist, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 20K
Killjoys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed adventure series following a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution.
Style: exciting, captivating, witty, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, adventure, outer space, imaginary, escapades, danger, space and aliens, distant planet, spacecraft, chase, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, ...
Style: captivating, breathtaking, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, outer space, spacecraft, star trek, adventure, alien species, space exploration, danger, friendship, gunfight, destiny ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 2020s, 2010s, 24th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.
Style: breathtaking, exciting, twists and turns, tense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, alien, star trek, fight scenes, male protagonist, friendship, mentor, retiring, space exploration, help, past ...
Time: future, 2020s, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 200K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, save the day, space travel, heroes, adventurer, journey, danger ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.3
 28K
Babylon 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, saga, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space station, adventure, time travel, benign alien, good versus evil, alien, culture clash, space and aliens, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 5K
Crusade (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Crusade is an American spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in AD 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. The Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, ...
Style: futuristic, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, plague, space opera, alien, telepathy, space wars, space and aliens, cult, mars, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 284K
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, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space opera, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, mechanic, space wars, outer space, escapades, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 33K
Farscape (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, wormhole, space wars, alien race, lost, fugitives, escapades, heroes, evil alien, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.3
 74K
Lost in Space (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, sincere, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: outer space, robot, spacecraft, survival, alien planet, lost, adventure, danger, family, black hole, alien creature, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, human existence, survival, technology, human in outer space, alien encounter, alien planet, ancient, alien ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 23K
Extant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, androids and robots, mystery, scientist, fear, family relations, fate of humanity, alien, a.i., parents and children, haunted by the past, artificial insemination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, star trek, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, space battle, imaginary, obsessive quest, outer space, androids and robots, escapades, space and aliens, good versus evil, survivor ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369 - 2375. Unlike the other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space wars, wormhole, space travel, outer space, culture clash, teleportation, captain, cloning, doctor, alien, intergalactic ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 59K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, feel good, dark humor, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, adventure, space exploration, gay marriage, alien, space battle, danger, evil alien, distant future ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.
Style: futuristic, stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, supernatural, space travel, adventure, spacecraft, benign alien, rivalry, space and aliens, good versus evil, escapades, manipulations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, escapades, heroic mission, space wars, siege, battles, space and aliens, danger, heroes, save the world ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 46K
Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, fbi, mysterious character, undercover, self discovery, uncover truth, human nature, memory, innocence lost, behavior control, ethics ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 3K
Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, fighting the system, good versus evil, rebellion, totalitarianism, space wars, rebelliousness, heroic mission, cult, mind control ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 82K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, intellectual, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: space station, outer space, scientist, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, investigation, astronaut, dreams, russian, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s
Place: soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 12K
Andromeda (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, alien, space wars, adventure, military, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, genetic engineering, danger, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%