Rocket launching movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant rocket launching movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychotronic, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with rocket launching, outer space, catastrophe, danger, astronaut, rocket, spacecraft, destiny, death and explosion plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rocket launching: Absolutely Anything (2015), Hidden Figures (2016), Space Force (2020), Space Truckers (1996), Sergeant Dead Head (1965), Thunderbird 6 (1968), Proxima (2019), Ad Astra (2019), Battle Queen 2020 (2001), Salyut-7 (2017).

List of rocket launching movies

Absolutely Anything (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.
Style: funny, humorous, absurd, surreal, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: super powers, alien, talking dog, super strength, anthropomorphism, supernatural ability, transformation, love, school teacher, rocket launching, supernatural power, talking animals ...
Time: year 1972, 2010s
Place: london, hawaii
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 7.8
 211K
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, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, genius, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, strong female character, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
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 6.7
 49K
Space Force (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, humorous, funny, light ...
Plot: military, space race, scientist, warlord, space mission, father daughter relationship, outer space, moon landing, espionage, rocket launching, parents and children, colleague colleague relationship ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, america, china
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Space Truckers (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo turns out to be multitude of unstoppable and deadly killer ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, cyborgs, outer space, rescue, space and aliens, space travel, rebellion, danger, nothing goes right, explosion, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s
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Sergeant Dead Head (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An astronaut goes into space with a chimpanzee. When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.
Style: exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Plot: wedding, chimpanzee, escape, space and aliens, danger, disorder, newscaster, wedding night, personality change, airforce, president, banana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: rescue, puppet, crimes, secret agents, heroic mission, imaginary, heroes, race against time, superhero, one man army, save the world, good versus evil ...
Place: switzerland, egypt, rio de janeiro, arizona
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 6.4
 6K
Proxima (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven year old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, sincere, touching
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female astronaut, female protagonist, escapades, society, family, family relations, destiny, hopes, introspection, love, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 211K
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: astronaut, outer space, father son relationship, space exploration, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, spacecraft, moon, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
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Battle Queen 2020 (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the frozen eternal winter of a post-asteroid impact, mankind's last remnants cling to a fragile existence. One woman must rise to the challenge, to free her people from the ever widening chasm separating the Haves from the Have-nots. She ...
Style: cult film
Plot: post apocalypse, female warrior, underground city, cigar smoking, lesbian kiss, caravan, ambush, video surveillance, earth viewed from space, rocket launching, mistress, martial arts ...
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 7.2
 10K
Salyut-7 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: based on true events, exciting, captivating, touching, suspenseful
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space exploration, space mission, human in outer space, catastrophe, danger, friendship, outer space, hopes, zero gravity, pregnant ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.3
 177K
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, factual, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, space mission, test pilot, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1962, year 1968 ...
Place: houston texas, florida, usa, california, mojave desert
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA, Mexico
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: giant monster, giant creature, robot, monster, alien monster, giant robots, teenage hero, creature, killer robot, human versus monster, alien, army ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, shanghai china, sydney australia, santa monica california, china ...
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 5.1
 1K
Magellan (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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: unusual plot structure, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, artificial intelligence, nasa, first contact, outer space, mission, astronaut, planet, space travel, space station, moon, spacesuit ...
Time: contemporary
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 2.8
 590
Star Odyssey (1979)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Earth is attacked by an intergalactic villain and his army of robotic androids.
Plot: camp, outer space, alien, rocket launching, lightsaber, invasion, glowing eyes, space opera, sword fight, poker, cult, robot ...
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Attack from Space (1965)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The superhero Starman is sent by the Emerald Planet to protect Earth from belligerent aliens from the Sapphire Galaxy. The Sapphireans (or "Spherions") kidnap Dr. Yamanaka and force him to use his spaceship against the Earth.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: space station, superhero, outer space, alien invasion, spacecraft, fight, nuclear, child hostage, observatory, missile, military dress uniform, traitor ...
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Rocket's Red Glare (2000)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Story: A troubled 17-year-old Todd Baker restores a Mercury Redstone rocket as a science project with the help of his ex-astronaut grandfather. When a NASA emergency leaves a space shuttle and its crew in danger, Todd's rocket is the only one ready ...
Plot: high school, meteor shower, single mother, grandfather, death of father, rocket launching, teenage boy, science project, loss of father, space shuttle, meteorite, recovery ...
Place: california
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 6.3
 116K
The Boss Baby (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Style: funny, touching, entertaining, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, boy, ceo, job promotion, family relations, child as adult, little boy, adventure, imagination, brothers, child protagonist ...
Place: las vegas
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 5.1
 565
Terror House (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College student Regina comes back to her room from class one day to discover she's won a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn. Before she can even call her parents to let them know where she'll be, the lodge owners arrange her ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, resort, beach, mentally challenged, cannibal, gory, estate, psychopath, danger, death in the family, forbidden love, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
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Age of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mankind must fight to survive as Earth is invaded by hostile UFOs bent on destroying the planet. As the epic battle wages on, astronauts sneak aboard the mothership where they discover a portal to the aliens' home world. They manage to alert ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: alien invasion, survival, space and aliens, save the world, evil alien, asteroid, race against time, chaos, escapades, battles, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 345K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, not serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, alien, time machine, secret agents, changing the past or future, hi-tech, ufo, benign alien, time traveler, sent to the past, space and aliens, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida, manhattan new york city
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You Only Live Twice (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A mysterious space craft kidnaps a Russian and American space capsule and brings the world on the verge of another World War. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and meets with his archenemy Blofeld. The fifth film from the legendary James ...
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, helicopter, nasa, espionage, assassin, astronaut, assassination, faked death, world domination, good versus evil, undercover, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, asia, japan, hong kong, england ...
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sam Witwicky takes his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Autobot-leader Optimus Prime. The film centers around the space race between the USSR and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in ...
Style: exciting, heroic, psychotronic, absurd, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, alien planet, evil alien, giant robots, man versus machine, killer robot, transformation, good versus evil, destruction, extraterrestrial, benign alien, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, new mexico, africa, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 166K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, double life, megalomaniac, secret identity, journalist, crime fighter, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1948, year 1966 ...
Place: new york, midwest, usa, california, kansas ...
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 8.1
 86K
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, art house, intellectual, enigmatic ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, hallucination, space and aliens, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, tokyo
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 7.4
 322K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, crimes, fbi, marines, hostage, chases and races, mercenary, prison, escape, hostages, commander ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.8
 86K
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, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, supernatural, dark humor, life & death, boss and employee, family life, workplace situations, dealing with death, deadly, workplace ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
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 5.2
 55K
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: suspense, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, expedition, moon, alien encounter, nasa, space travel, found footage, moon landing, space and aliens, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
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 5.9
 595
Agent Aika (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: From the creator of Project A-Ko! She's sexy, suave and sophisticated, but she's no bimbo. She's a martial arts expert and a jet fighter pilot with the body of a supermodel. Agent Aika, known in Japan as simply AIKa, is an adventure ...
Style: ecchi
Plot: post apocalypse, incest, female protagonist, women fight, super villain, treasure hunt, small business, secret agent, world domination, secret agents, broken window, superheroine ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo
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 6.4
 69K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: cerebral, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, distant planet, lovecraftian, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
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