Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.4
 59K
The Expanse
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, captivating, exciting, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, human in outer space, investigation, space wars, transformation, spacecraft, friendship, alien life-form, weapons, dialogue, society, danger, space exploration, gunfight, alien, rivalry, relationships, fight scenes, uncover truth, missing person, dishonesty, space and aliens, space opera, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 23rd century

Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and futuristic films and TV series with plots about danger, space and aliens, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, adventure and alien mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Star Trek: Discovery (2017), Killjoys (2015), Babylon 5 (1994), The X Files (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 34K
Dark Matter
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: ambiguous ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: memory loss, female fighter, space wars, space travel, danger, betrayal, adventure, friendship, evil corporation, gunfight, rebellion, doppelganger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   86%
 
Star Trek: Discovery
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, captivating, exciting, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, star trek, alien, space travel, alien species, space exploration, outer space, danger, adventure, friendship, fight scenes, human in outer space ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
 7.2
 16K
Killjoys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: futuristic, exciting, captivating, semi serious, dark ...
Plot: outer space, friendship, adventure, space travel, distant planet, conspiracy, spacecraft, investigation, twists & turns, chase, danger, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: futuristic, suspense, bleak, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, space station, benign alien, good versus evil, culture clash, adventure, moral ambiguity, philosophy, outer space, time travel, alien technology, cult ...
Time: 23rd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
 7.0
 93K
The X Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, alien, ufo, first contact, government agency, conspiracy theory, investigation, conspiracy, virus, special agents, fbi, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, 1990s, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: spacecraft, alien encounter, adventure, space travel, outer space, star trek, escapades, captain, peaceful mission, intelligence, alien species, investigation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
 7.9
 35K
The Orville
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, dark humor, exciting, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space exploration, alien, outer space, ex husband ex wife relationship, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, spacecraft, sexual humor, space battle, evil alien, distant future ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
SGU Stargate Universe
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, danger, team, survival, outer space, adventure, technology, trapped, alien technology, lost, confined ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 6.2
 21K
Impostor
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, chase, alien invasion, paranoia, robot, androids and robots, mars, androids, aliens, space travel, first contact, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
 6.0
 7K
Between
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, isolation, youth, confined, survival, death, danger, crimes, escape attempt, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 9.0
 217K
Firefly
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, light, buddy comedy, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, escapades, spacecraft, space travel, friendship, smuggling, outlaw, cargo, mysterious past, captain, preacher, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 44K
Lost in Space
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, twists and turns, sincere, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: robot, family, alien planet, friendship, spacecraft, crash landing, lost, alien creature, danger, youth, outer space, parents and children ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
 7.8
 161K
The 100
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, space station, young heroes, survivor, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, against the rules, leadership, crimes, lost, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 7.5
 47K
Wayward Pines
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: investigation, adaptation, apocalypse, danger, small town, transformation, society, beast, conspiracy, murder, multiple storylines, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
Star Trek: Enterprise
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek set 100 years before. The series premiered September 26, 2001 on the UPN television network with the final episode airing on May 13, 2005. The series takes ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien encounter, spacecraft, adventure, outer space, star trek, escapades, space exploration, adventurer, danger, alien planet, intelligence ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 8.2
 87K
Altered Carbon
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, distant future, murder, hitman, twists & turns, virtual reality, crimes, flashback, friendship, rivalry, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, space and aliens, androids and robots, space wars, survival, space opera, adventure, betrayal, humanity, dark hero, transformation, fight scenes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
 50K
V
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien encounter, evil alien, heroes, ufo, human versus alien, dishonesty, special agents, investigation, resistance, fbi, danger, uncover truth ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 61K
Europa Report
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: space travel, moon, survival, alien, science, spacecraft, outer space, mars, nasa, death, aliens, first contact ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 5K
Millennium
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: time travel, robot, airplane, investigation, race against time, camp, save the world, dialogue, future dystopia, natural disaster, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 6.2
 17K
Cargo
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: space travel, teleportation, isolation, alien, outer space, future dystopia, spacecraft, technology, science, first contact, virtual reality, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 7.2
 16K
Ascension
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space station, survival, space opera, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets, investigation, social differences, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 7.4
 39K
The 4400
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: powerful corporation, mystery, investigation, government agency, memory loss, missing person, fate of humanity, special agents, alien abduction, time travel, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 9K
Krypton
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved ...
Style: talky, exciting, captivating, tense, non-linear
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, save the world, society, dialogue, friendship, betrayal, uncover truth, rivalry, fight scenes, family relations, heroes, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
Stargate: Atlantis
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, benign alien, adventure, evil alien, scientist, military, ancient mystery, lost city, escapades, survival, technology, alien planet ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
Childhood's End
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, philosophical, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, adaptation, utopia, technology, humanity in peril, creativity, danger, twists & turns, spacecraft, world domination, humanity, storytelling ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
Babylon 5: The River of Souls
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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, vengeance, space travel, space opera, supernatural, outer space, cult, benign alien, space station, first contact, spacecraft, afterlife ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 8.3
 30K
Farscape
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, alien encounter, alien race, fugitives, obsessive quest, evil alien, astronaut, space travel, wormhole, strong female character, space wars, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 8.7
 177K
The X-Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, paranormal investigation, top secret, ufo, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, special agents, mysterious place, female fbi agent, alien abduction, alien contact ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
Babylon 5: The Gathering
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The first installment of this Emmy award-winning series. A movie based at Babylon 5: a new space station built by Humans. The Vorlon ambassador, Kosh, has been poisoned. It is the new commanding officer's, Jeffrey Sinclair, responsibility to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, space opera, space station, save the world, aliens, adventure, interracial relations, first contact, political unrest, doctors, assassination, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
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