Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.4
 71K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: futuristic, captivating, exciting, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, investigation, space wars, space and aliens, uncover truth, society, rivalry, space station, human in outer space, transformation, conspiracy, space opera, political conspiracy, alien, dialogue, weapons, alien life-form, unlikely partners, gunfight, danger, fight scenes, relationships, friendship ...
Time: future, 23rd century

Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, futuristic and serious films and TV series with plots about danger, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, adventure, spacecraft and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Altered Carbon (2018), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Discovery (2017), Killjoys (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 36K
Dark Matter (2015)
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, martial arts, danger, female fighter, survival, friendship, adventure, time travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 104K
Altered Carbon (2018)
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, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, female nudity, distant future, virtual reality, police, resistance fighter, danger, adventure, deception, yakuza ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, captain, teleportation, space opera, alien planet, adventure, alien encounter, peaceful mission, escapades, intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
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: captivating, exciting, tense, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, outer space, spacecraft, star trek, adventure, alien species, friendship, danger, space opera, gunfight, destiny ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 18K
Killjoys (2015)
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: exciting, captivating, witty, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, bounty hunter, adventure, danger, escapades, space and aliens, imaginary, track down, distant planet, chase, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 170K
The 100 (2014)
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, danger, leadership, space station, betrayal, young heroes, post apocalypse, rivalry, rebellion, against the rules, youth, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 9.0
 223K
Firefly (2002)
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, captivating, witty, buddy comedy, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, smuggling, adventure, escapades, friendship, space and aliens, survival, preacher, captain, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 26K
Babylon 5 (1994)
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: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, time travel, adventure, space opera, culture clash, transformation, good versus evil, space and aliens, philosophy, benign alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Childhood's End (2015)
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, futuristic, philosophical, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, utopia, danger, spacecraft, dishonesty, humanity in peril, world domination, husband wife relationship, demon, adaptation, technology, evil alien ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
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, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, scientist, ancient mystery, evil alien, parallel world, fate of humanity, save the world, adventure, legends and myths, benign alien ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 12K
Krypton (2018)
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: exciting, talky, captivating, non-linear, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, save the world, friendship, society, dialogue, betrayal, uncover truth, investigation, youth, heroes, destiny, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, evil alien, getting home, teleportation, hologram, allies, alien encounter, hopes, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Crusade (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, plague, spacecraft, space travel, alien, space opera, space and aliens, interracial relations, adventure, space wars, cult, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
33%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
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, clever, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, outer space, space and aliens, survivor, androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, soldier, good versus evil, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 268K
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 wars, good versus evil, space and aliens, friendship, adventure, martial arts, escapades, mechanic, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, apocalypse, outer space, space and aliens, on the run, heroes, guilt, cancer, nuclear, rescue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 30K
Farscape (1999)
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: stylized, serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, fugitives, wormhole, outer space, alien race, adventure, lost, alien encounter, obsessive quest, astronaut ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 3K
Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, rivalry, heroic mission, life is a bitch, space and aliens, intergalactic, escapades, cult, space travel, danger, survival ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 18K
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, isolation, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, escapades, space and aliens, cargo ship, space colony, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 8.0
 49K
The Orville (2017)
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, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, alien, danger, spacecraft, space and aliens, sexual humor, space battle, distant future, evil alien, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, supernatural, space travel, adventure, vengeance, interracial relations, rivalry, cult, legal action, benign alien, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993)
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, tv series pilot, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space station, space wars, space travel, state affairs, benign alien, heroic mission, imaginary, space and aliens, interracial relations, adventure, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space travel, wormhole, outer space, cloning, doctor, culture clash, teleportation, captain, commander, space opera, alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Originally planned for five seasons, it ran only for the single 1995–1996 season. It ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, space wars, racism, space war, battles, marines, rivalry, space and aliens, androids and robots, benign alien, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, space opera, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, save the world, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
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, bleak, serious, futuristic, exciting
Plot: astronaut, moon, nuclear, space wars, chases and races, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, a.i., androids and robots, future dystopia, save the world ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
Lexx (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Country: Canada, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lexx is a science fantasy television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the organic space craft Lexx. They travel through two universes and encounter planets including a parody of the Earth. The series is ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, adventure, space wars, imaginary, androids and robots, unlikely partners, escapades, chases and races, immortality, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.7
 182K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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, humorous, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, space and aliens, adventure, journey, adventurer, good versus evil, heroes, alien encounter, space travel, save the day, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 51K
V (2009)
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: evil alien, ufo, alien encounter, dishonesty, fbi, danger, uncover truth, heroes, special agents, family relations, world domination, resistance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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