Movies and TV shows like The Expanse

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The Expanse (2015)
 8.5
 146K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, neo noir, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, conspiracy, space station, alien life-form, space opera, space exploration, space battle, society, space and aliens, rivalry, transformation, uncover truth, space colony, friendship, gunfight, political conspiracy, partners, fight scenes, mars, galaxy ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century

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Most similar movies to The Expanse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, suspenseful and serious films and TV series with plots about outer space, spacecraft, space travel, danger, space and aliens, adventure and space opera mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Battlestar Galactica (2004), Firefly (2002), Altered Carbon (2018), Serenity (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 42K
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, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space wars, memory loss, space and aliens, time travel, space opera, female fighter, distant planet, survival, betrayal, androids ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, alien planet, heroes, battles, mission, fictional war ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 9.0
 259K
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, futuristic, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, adventure, smuggling, friendship, captain, space wars, preacher, survival, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.0
 161K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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, virtual reality, resistance fighter, adventure, artificial intelligence, consciousness, female nudity, multiple storylines, body swapping, deception ...
Time: distant future, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 294K
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, outer space, space and aliens, space opera, space wars, adventure, escapades, good versus evil, mechanic, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 22K
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, semi serious, futuristic, witty ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, space and aliens, escapades, distant planet, spacecraft, society, chase, friendship, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, future dystopia, androids and robots, outer space, escapades, obsessive quest, good versus evil, space and aliens, adventure, chaos ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.0
 90K
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, psychedelic, cerebral, art house, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 97K
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, captivating, exciting, tense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, robot, alien planet, survival, lost, adventure, alien creature, black hole, family relations, betrayal, family ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, captivating, tense, twists and turns, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, star trek, alien, outer space, friendship, male protagonist, mentor, gunfight, destiny, human in outer space, adventure ...
Time: future, 24th century, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, fate of humanity, save the world, outer space, alien planet, benign alien, space wars, ancient mystery, evil alien, adventure, scientist ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.6
 242K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, fate of humanity, youth, survivor, young heroes, leadership, space station, rivalry, human existence, nuclear holocaust, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, twists and turns, exciting, tense, breathtaking
Audience: teens
Plot: star trek, outer space, alien, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, alien species, friendship, space exploration, destiny, betrayal, gunfight ...
Time: future, 24th century, 2020s, 2010s, 23rd century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 36K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, alternate reality, lost, alien race, fugitives, escapades, heroes, evil alien, technology ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 31K
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, saga, futuristic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space station, benign alien, adventure, time travel, good versus evil, space and aliens, alien, spacecraft, culture clash ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 3 min.
TV show
Story: The 10 webisodes, entitled "The Face of the Enemy," tell a story that takes place between seasons 4.0 and 4.5 of Battlestar and follow Lt. Gaeta when he is sent off in a Raptor with a handful of strangers and one of them mysteriously dies. ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, space and aliens, space opera, adventure, race against time, spacecraft, survival, isolation, confined, serial murder, passenger, computer system ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, alien planet, spacecraft, star trek, space exploration, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, intelligence ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.6
 1.7M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 217K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, space and aliens, adventure, space travel, save the day, good versus evil, benign alien, journey, heroes, adventurer ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 2020s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space battle, escapades, heroic mission, space and aliens, heroes, save the world, siege, battles, evil alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ 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: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, space and aliens, space mission, couple relations, friends, top secret, friendship, space exploration, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space opera, alien planet, space and aliens, human existence, outer space, human in outer space, fear, survival, technology, alien ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 35K
Another Life (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.
Style: tense, apocalyptic, touching, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space mission, astronaut, space shuttle, military, gay, alien, mission, space exploration, heroic mission, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 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, tense, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, plague, space and aliens, space opera, alien, telepathy, bio weapon, space station, top secret, cure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 227K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Brazil
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: exciting, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, moon, trapped in space, father son relationship, solar system, spacecraft, space mission, journey, space station, space pirate ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, teleportation, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, expedition, humanity in peril ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, outer space, space wars, space travel, culture clash, prophecy, captain, doctor, teleportation, cloning, spacecraft, alien ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 69K
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, exciting, humorous, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space battle, space and aliens, spacecraft, space exploration, dark humor, adventure, gay marriage, alien, alien planet, evil alien ...
Time: future, distant future
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, captivating, futuristic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, alien planet, space exploration, space and aliens, teleportation, space battle, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, astronaut ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 441K
Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, distopia, class conflict, cyborgs, fighting the system, politics, outer space, dark future, dystopic future, society ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%