Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.4
 62K
The Expanse (2015)
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: 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, alien, dialogue, weapons, alien life-form, gunfight, danger, conspiracy, space opera, political conspiracy, fight scenes, relationships, friendship, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 23rd century

Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, adventure and space opera mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Killjoys (2015), Firefly (2002), Altered Carbon (2018), Star Trek: Discovery (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 34K
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, space wars, memory loss, outer space, female fighter, betrayal, danger, friendship, adventure, gunfight, survival, disorder ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 17K
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, semi serious, witty, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, adventure, space travel, danger, bounty hunter, distant planet, track down, space and aliens, escapades, imaginary, friendship, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 9.0
 217K
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, witty, futuristic, captivating, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, escapades, smuggling, outer space, space and aliens, space wars, survival, friendship, outlaw, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 96K
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, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, distant future, female nudity, police, danger, adventure, virtual reality, resistance fighter, yakuza, twists & turns ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: breathtaking, tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, star trek, spacecraft, alien, alien species, outer space, adventure, danger, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, destiny ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, space and aliens, technology, fear, danger, adventure, team, confined, escapades ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 25K
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, culture clash, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 263K
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, chase, friendship, martial arts, escapades, outer space ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, star trek, outer space, space opera, alien encounter, adventure, captain, teleportation, escapades, alien planet, peaceful mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
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, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, alien planet, escapades, adventurer, danger, intelligence ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 17K
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, future dystopia, teleportation, danger, uncover truth, space station, space colony, cargo ship, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, plague, space and aliens, cult, obsessive quest, adventure, save the world, space wars, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 11K
Andromeda (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, military, alien, artificial intelligence, black hole, space wars, heroes, androids and robots, genetic engineering ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 161K
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, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, against the rules, rebellion, youth, human existence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, ancient mystery, adventure, outer space, evil alien, parallel world, legends and myths, fate of humanity, scientist, benign alien, save the world ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 63K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, outer space, alien encounter, star trek, heroic mission, imaginary, teleportation, captain, benign alien ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, fugitives, adventure, alien race, wormhole, evil alien, alien encounter, obsessive quest, lost, astronaut ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 16K
Ascension (2014)
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: stylized, serious, captivating, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, space station, social differences, spacecraft, survival, murder, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, escapades, on the run, human in outer space, couple relations, heroes, wormhole, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, evil alien, star trek, getting home, outer space, hologram, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, allies, trapped in space ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 10K
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: talky, exciting, captivating, non-linear, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, society, dialogue, save the world, betrayal, friendship, uncover truth, rivalry, heroes, fight scenes, family relations, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, space wars, space opera, alien, culture clash, wormhole, teleportation, cloning, commander, captain ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, bleak, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, future dystopia, space and aliens, outer space, androids and robots, survivor, imaginary, obsessive quest, genocide, good versus evil, soldier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 36K
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, feel good, exciting, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, outer space, alien, space and aliens, ex husband ex wife relationship, space station, sexual humor, space battle, distant future, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.5
 61K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, fighting the system, cult, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, war, convict, crew, rebelliousness, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, adventure, vengeance, benign alien, cult, space travel, alien life-form, spacecraft, supernatural, space wars, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 134K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, survival, isolation, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, outer space, confined, mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 213K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, danger, expedition, sun, self sacrifice, bomb, earth, astronaut, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, space opera, spacecraft, rescue, survival, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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