Movies like Ad Astra

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Ad Astra (2019)
 6.6
 164K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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: futuristic, exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, moon, engineer, space station, space exploration, husband wife relationship, mars, solar system, missing father, army, male protagonist, galaxy, spacecraft, humanity in peril, alien, space mission, expedition, journey, fight, loneliness, military, heroes ...
Time: near future, future

Most similar movies to Ad Astra

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, futuristic and cerebral films with plots about outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, mars, science and danger mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Ad Astra: The Martian (2015), Gravity (2013), Interstellar (2014), Passengers (2016), Moon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 729K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, alone, loneliness, human spirit, adventure, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, china, beijing china, london, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 747K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, sole survivor, loss, space and aliens, spacewalk, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, end of the world, time paradox, black hole, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 334K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, love story, isolation, space travel, space station, survival, loneliness, spacecraft, trapped in space, adventure, malfunction, stranded ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 326K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, dystopic future, spacecraft, cloning, moon, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 66K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, found footage, inventions and discoveries, distant planet, landing, alien, moon ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
Style: suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: space station, scientist, alien, trapped in space, giant monster, experiment gone awry, characters killed one by one, danger, self sacrifice, alternate dimension, convulsion, earth viewed from space ...
Time: near future, 2000s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, adventure, nuclear threat, expedition, investigation, ufo, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, adventure, mars, spacecraft, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, mysterious planet, alien, nasa, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 53K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, alien encounter, outer space, moon, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, nasa, alien, heroic mission, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 2011, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Style: suspense, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, astronaut, isolation, near death experience, nasa, space mission, adventure, trapped in space, danger, peril ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 4K
Virtuality (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system. In order to endure the stress of being confined to their high-tech vessel, the crew passes the time ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, survival, virtual reality, save the world, danger, escape from reality, imaginary, trapped in space, murder, crew, fictional reality show ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1968, year 2001 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, outer space, astronaut, zombie, space and aliens, danger, expedition, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2040s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, unusual plot structure, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: nasa, artificial intelligence, outer space, moon, alien planet, mission, astronaut, space travel, spacesuit, space station, planet, first contact ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 4K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, danger, isolation, confined, escapades, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space travel, bomb, danger, rescue, race against time, apocalypse, survival, sun, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 228K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, self sacrifice, astronaut, expedition, isolation, heroic mission, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Trapped in Space (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After an accident during a routine trip to Venus, a spaceship has only enough oxygen left for three people... out of five on board.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, twist ending
Plot: survival, space travel, spacecraft, asteroid, astronaut, survivor, trapped in space, rescue, catastrophe, death of girlfriend, sedative, coffee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 92K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space station, hotshot hero, heroic mission, convict, group of criminals, prison, hostage, lone hero, danger, kidnapping, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 72K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, mission gone awry, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, save the world, anti hero, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 386K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: save the world, end of the world, apocalypse, nasa, space travel, astronaut, outer space, self sacrifice, race against time, adventure, asteroid, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, isolation, teleportation, danger, uncover truth, space and aliens, space colony, parallel world, escapades, cargo ship ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 22K
Impostor (2001)
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, race against time, danger, imaginary, space and aliens, crimes ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 78K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, hallucination, back from the dead, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Invasion Planet Earth (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: courage, extraterrestrial, garage, ufo, full moon, redemption, brother brother relationship, death, cafe, death of father, security guard, ambush ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, manhattan new york city, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 258K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, space program, space travel, nasa, spacecraft, race against time, catastrophe, outer space, rescue, moon, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 198K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: space station, mars, space travel, survival horror, astronaut, tentacle, research, alien life-form, alien, monster, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, pregnancy, alien, paranoia, twins ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 19K
Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, conspiracy, nasa, mars, helicopter, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, conspiracy theory, investigation, desert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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