Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.4
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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
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Firefly
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 9.0
The Orville
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and futuristic films and TV series with plots about danger, outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, space travel, dialogue and adventure mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Star Trek: Discovery (2017), Killjoys (2015), The Orville (2017), Firefly (2002), Lost in Space (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: breathtaking, tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, star trek, space travel, alien, alien species, space exploration, outer space, adventure, danger, friendship, human in outer space, fight scenes ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
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System:   95%
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 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, twists & turns, investigation, spacecraft, conspiracy, chase, danger, shooting ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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 33K
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, exciting, humorous, feel good, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space exploration, ex husband ex wife relationship, space travel, alien, space and aliens, adventure, outer space, spacecraft, distant future, evil alien, space battle, sexual humor ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   51%
 
 9.0
 215K
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, captivating, buddy comedy, light, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, escapades, spacecraft, space travel, friendship, smuggling, outlaw, cargo, mysterious past, captain, preacher, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
 7.2
 39K
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, tense, captivating, twists and turns, sincere
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: robot, family, alien planet, spacecraft, friendship, crash landing, lost, alien creature, family relations, parents and children, hopes, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 7.9
 261K
Serenity
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, witty, exciting, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: firefly, adventure, space travel, chase, space opera, friendship, spacecraft, outer space, good versus evil, on the run, kick-butt women, revenge ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 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, suspenseful, serious ...
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:   47%
    User:   39%
 
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 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, prehistory, prehistoric times ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
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, benign alien, cult, space station, first contact, spacecraft, afterlife ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
Guardians of the Galaxy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, raccoon, save the world, team, supernatural, outer space, danger, villain, love and romance, shooting, journey, adventure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 8K
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: captivating, exciting, talky, non-linear, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: alien planet, uncover truth, dialogue, society, save the world, betrayal, friendship, fight scenes, family relations, heroes, youth, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
 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, gloomy, serious, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, good versus evil, space station, culture clash, philosophy, outer space, time travel, benign alien, adventure, spacecraft, transformation, firefly ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, space opera, space station, save the world, aliens, interracial relations, adventure, first contact, political unrest, doctors, assassination, space travel ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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Battlestar Galactica
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, genocide, space opera, betrayal, apocalypse, outer space, androids and robots, vengeance, adventure, survivor, androids, firefly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Star Trek: First Contact
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, time travel, adventure, space travel, first contact, sacrifice, star trek, alien, outer space, transformation, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
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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:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 8.5
 674K
Alien
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: monster, evil alien, space travel, alien, survival horror, human versus alien, deadly creature, alien invasion, alien monster, sole survivor, spacecraft, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 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:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Movie in collections
 7.5
 33K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, memory loss, outer space, survival, distant planet, space wars, danger, betrayal, space and aliens, space opera, vengeance, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   83%
 
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
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: adventure, space opera, outer space, master villain, firefly, alien, aliens, cult, heroic mission, weapons, first contact, dialogue ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, adventure, star trek, conspiracy, outer space, betrayal, false accusation, murder, spacecraft, assassination, assassin, first contact ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    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, danger, apocalypse, small town, society, transformation, family relations, crimes, multiple storylines, beast, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: exciting, talky, serious, epic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, space travel, adventure, spacecraft, teleportation, alien, star trek, outer space, man versus machine, a.i., first contact, aliens ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
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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
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 8.7
 175K
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, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 7.8
 155K
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, space station, survivor, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, against the rules, leadership, crimes, mystery, lost ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Peter Quill is Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits — fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter ...
Style: captivating, exciting, futuristic, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, outer space, anti heroes, adventure, spacecraft, hotshot hero, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, space travel, space wars ...
Time: future
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 6.6
 10K
Andromeda
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: atmospheric, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, a.i., adventure, outer space, spacecraft, rescue, alien encounter, heroic mission, space wars, artificial intelligence, black hole, alien ...
Time: future
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 

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The Americans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret agents, undercover, kgb, espionage, fbi, working undercover, double life, cold war, russian spy, couple relations, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, soviet union, washington d.c.
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
Star Trek: Nemesis
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bad ending, earnest ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
Place: mine
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System:   30%
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