Space race movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant space race movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, exciting, realistic, interesting and inspirational films and TV shows about / with space race, outer space, space travel, astronaut, nasa, rocket, space program, moon, heroes and space and aliens plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and History genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space race: For All Mankind (2019), Hidden Figures (2016), The Right Stuff (1983), G.O.R.A. (2004), Countdown (1967), Space Force (2020), Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967), Apollo 13 (1995), Dr. No (1962), Gagarin: First in Space (2013).

List of space race movies

For All Mankind (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, stylized
Plot: nasa, astronaut, alternate reality, space race, scientist, historical event, rivalry, u.s. president, moon, rocket, space program
Time: year 1969, 70s
Place: usa
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Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, sexism, stereotypes, strong female character, genius, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
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The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, astronaut, u.s. air force, cold war, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, washington d.c. ...
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G.O.R.A. (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Style: not serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, fish out of water, space travel, abduction, distant planet, alien encounter, imaginary, rivalry, danger, parody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Countdown (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A scientist (James Caan) replaces a military officer (Robert Duvall) as an astronaut on a space-race moonshot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: moon, nasa, astronaut, adventure, race against time, against the odds, spacewalk, danger, government agency, landing, outer space, moon landing ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, florida, texas
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Space Force (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States Armed Forces. The Goal of the new branch is "to defend satellites from attack" and "perform other space-related tasks." ...
Style: absurd, satirical, funny, humorous
Plot: outer space, military, space mission, warlord, father daughter relationship, scientist, chinese, espionage, political humor, moon landing, rocket launching, save the day ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, america, china
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Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Phineas T. Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating
Plot: space and aliens, unlikely partners, imaginary, adventure, adventurer, chases and races, contests and competitions, gang, fish out of water, heroic mission, farce, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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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: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, space program, space travel, nasa, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
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Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: exciting, sexy, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, assassination, cia, sniper, megalomaniac, world domination, gadget, secretary, terrorism, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, bahamas ...
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, deadly, who done it, partners against crime, crime, mystery, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s, 50s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
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Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, exciting
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, follow your dream, rise to the top, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
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First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: based on true events, suspense, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: california, houston texas, florida, usa, mojave desert
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: breathtaking, propaganda film, based on true events, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, media coverage, period piece, save the day, characters in danger, stranded ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, usa, russia
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So the Legend Began (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Biopic of Yuri Gagarin, the first man who flew around the Earth, from his birth to his dream of flying since he saw combat airplanes over his small village, during the German occupation in WWII.
Plot: patriotism, cosmonaut, child in peril, space race, humiliation, childhood love, national hero, airplane, snow, propaganda, hanging, courage ...
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The Astronot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to man - a voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had traveled for so many years to embrace the love of another. The only ...
Plot: moon landing, loner, father son relationship, space race, astronomy, nasa, astronaut
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: oregon
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: female full frontal nudity, interspecies sex, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, creature, healing power, supernatural, interracial friendship, love story, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, united states, pittsburgh, maryland, usa ...
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Operation Avalanche (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: moon landing, conspiracy, nasa, secret agents, spy, secret agent, stalking, mission, cold war, secret mission, friendship, lie ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, year 1965
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Space (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, moon landing, space program, test pilot, heroes, state affairs, obsessive quest, hopes, government agency, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s ...
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Race to Space (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: nasa, outer space, heroes, follow your dream, space travel, heroic mission, family life, family relations, race against time, satellite, animal life, chimpanzee ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
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The Cosmonaut (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Latvia, Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What if you got back home... and there was nobody there? In 1975, the first Russian cosmonaut on the Moon is unable to make his way back and is declared missing in Space...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic, offbeat
Plot: ghost, outer space, missing person, supernatural, mystery, space travel, alone, cosmonaut, disappearance, astronaut, moon landing, space and aliens ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: soviet union
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Taming of the Fire (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 166 min.
Story: About Russian space program and missile industry, and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev, from the 1920s to the first man in space in 1961.
Style: epic
Plot: spacecraft, husband wife relationship, post world war two, mastermind, missile, cold war era, space exploration, space race, advanced technology, rivalry, cold war, world war two ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby return as con men Chester Babcock and Harry Turner, in the last of their road movies. When Chester accidentally memorizes and destroys the only copy of a secret Russian formula for a new and improved rocket fuel, they are ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, witty
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, memory loss, chase, silly humor, heroes, dishonesty, buddies, partners, race against time, friends, double agent, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hong kong, tibet, asia, india, kolkata
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Wings of Honneamise (1987)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On a future Earth, war between the Kingdom of Honneamise and its rival, The Republic, is inevitable. As evolving technology creates new ways to wage war, a small group seeks to propel mankind into space in their world’s first spaceflight program. ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, conspiracy, astronaut, assassination, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, space and aliens, heroes, society, adventure ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sequel to The Mouse that Roared; The Tiny Country of Grand Fenwick has a hot water problem in the castle. To get the money necessary to put in a new set of plumbing, they request foreign aid from the U.S. for Space Research. The Russians then send ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, fictitious country, state affairs, family, nothing goes right, space and aliens, silly humor, disorder, political conspiracy, cons and scams, head of state, misfit partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, soviet union, united states
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Dreaming of Space (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a simple, naive Russian man Konek and the people around him: his love and her sister and a mysterious man. The film is set in 1957, time of changes, time of waiting for something big to happen.
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: optimism, love triangle, couple relations, friendship, rebellion, mysterious character, love and romance, society, couples, small town, cosmonaut, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: russia, soviet union
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From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, against the odds, space travel, space program, astronaut, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, spacecraft, dreams, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
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