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, 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, futuristic, suspenseful and serious films and TV series with plots about danger, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, adventure and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Expanse: Dark Matter (2015), Altered Carbon (2018), Killjoys (2015), The 100 (2014), Firefly (2002). 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, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, female fighter, danger, survival, martial arts, adventure, friendship, time travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 100K
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, exciting, tense, 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 ⇓
75%
 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, witty, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, adventure, danger, bounty hunter, track down, imaginary, escapades, space and aliens, distant planet, chase, friendship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, betrayal, rivalry, rebellion, post apocalypse, against the rules, youth, human existence ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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, smuggling, outer space, adventure, escapades, friendship, space and aliens, survival, captain, preacher, 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%
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, breathtaking, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, adventure, alien species, danger, friendship, space opera, betrayal, gunfight ...
Time: future
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captain, teleportation, space opera, alien planet, adventure, alien encounter, escapades, peaceful mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 11K
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, save the world, betrayal, uncover truth, dialogue, society, friendship, fight scenes, youth, rivalry, family relations, martial arts ...
⇓ 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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, survival, space and aliens, fear, team, danger, trapped, adventure, technology, encounter ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, exciting, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, plague, space and aliens, space wars, politics, top secret, rivalry, cult, bio weapon, interracial relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, outer space, mechanic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, black hole, military, alien, adventure, heroes, androids and robots, space wars ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: captivating, serious, stylized, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space opera, social differences, murder, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.3
 65K
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: exciting, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, heroic mission, star trek, benign alien, teleportation, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, scientist, ancient mystery, adventure, evil alien, parallel world, legends and myths, fate of humanity, benign alien, danger ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, on the run, escapades, wormhole, heroes, couple relations, human in outer space, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, fugitives, wormhole, alien race, adventure, lost, alien encounter, outer space, astronaut, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, fighting the system, escapades, future dystopia, chases and races, intergalactic, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, danger, on the run ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, star trek, evil alien, getting home, outer space, teleportation, hologram, allies, alien encounter, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: space station, outer space, supernatural, space travel, adventure, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, interracial relations, manipulations, escapades, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 44K
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, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, adventure, alien, danger, spacecraft, space and aliens, space battle, distant future, sexual humor, evil alien, space station ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, teleportation, uncover truth, danger, space and aliens, escapades, space colony, cargo ship, expedition ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
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, based on cult tv series, tv series pilot ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space wars, space travel, state affairs, interracial relations, benign alien, escapades, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, space and aliens, political unrest ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, outer space, future dystopia, space and aliens, survivor, androids and robots, nuclear holocaust, soldier, good versus evil, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, space wars, racism, space war, marines, battles, politics, pilot, danger, rivalry, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: 90s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space travel, wormhole, captain, culture clash, teleportation, cloning, outer space, doctor, commander, alien, star trek ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 62K
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, suspenseful, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, outer space, astronaut, found footage, contact, diary, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, alien encounter, rivalry, space and aliens, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, imaginary, adventure, androids and robots, space wars, outer space, anti heroes, dangerous animal, misfit partners, unlikely partners, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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