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 serious, suspenseful, stylized, clever, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with rocket launching, death, catastrophe, storytelling, danger, outer space, space travel, rocket, destiny and dialogue plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as rocket launching: The Boss Baby (2017), First Man (2018), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Magellan (2017), Approaching the Unknown (2016), Crack in the World (1965), Spy Hard (1996), Inspector Gadget 2 (2003), Star Odyssey (1979), Harry and the Butler (1961).

List of rocket launching movies

 6.3
 87K
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: entertaining, funny, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: baby, sibling rivalry, family, brothers, love, adventure, imagination, parenthood, unreliable narrator, storytelling, puppy, cookie ...
Place: las vegas
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 7.4
 92K
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
Plot: moon landing, moon, astronaut, nasa, space mission, space travel, death of daughter, historical event, engineer, test pilot, cancer, wife ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964, year 1968, year 1962, year 1965 ...
Place: houston texas, florida
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Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA
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: surprise ending, futuristic
Plot: giant robot, robot, alien monster, giant creature, teenage hero, giant monster, army, aliens, damage, mecha, japanese schoolgirl, chinaman ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, china, shanghai china, japan, hong kong ...
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 5.4
 517
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: suspense
Plot: artificial intelligence, first contact, space mission, talking computer, cliff, astronaut, monitor, chess, laptop, moon, begins with narration, startled ...
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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.
Plot: space travel, space mission, mars, exercising, colonization, rocket launching, public relations, water shortage, dust, dehydration, experiment, astronaut ...
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Crack in the World (1965)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth.This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: love triangle, end of the world, earthquake, nuclear explosion, terminal illness, benign alien, changing the past or future, man versus machine, race against time, save the world, survival, alien encounter ...
Place: africa
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 5.3
 33K
Spy Hard (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with ...
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, james bond spoof, farce, espionage, kgb, goofy hero, master criminal, atomic bomb, master villain, secret agents, race against time, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After capturing Claw, all the criminals have gone into hiding until, Claw escapes! Gadget thinks he will get the case, but everyone else has other planes. A new version of the Gadget project is unveiled in the form of G2. Strict orders are given for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: gadget, good versus evil, family, goofy hero, mad scientist, master villain, odd couple, race against time, save the day, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, chases and races ...
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 2.5
 436
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.
Style: ethnic humor
Plot: boxing match, rocket launching, sword and planet, glowing eyes, camp, invasion, alien, outer space, robot, sword fight, lightsaber, space opera
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Harry and the Butler (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gentle comedy offering the promise of easy social consensus. Harry (Helmuth) is a simple old-time shop porter offered a chance at self-realisation when he's bequeathed a sum by an unknown relative (via several levels of fiscal blood suckers). ...
Plot: card playing, spring, rocket launching, junkyard, rocket, inheritance, children, butler
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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.
Plot: superhero, alien invasion, space station, spacecraft, military dress uniform, cemetery, missile, observatory, traitor, shooting, rocket launching, outer space
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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: loss of father, teenage boy, death of father, teenager, single mother, rocket launching, meteor shower, high school, grandfather grandson relationship, space shuttle, nasa, grandfather ...
Place: california
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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, feel good, entertaining, absurd ...
Plot: supernatural ability, love, school teacher, alien, dog, wish come true, existentialism, love story, teacher, miraculous event, lifestyle change, responsibility ...
Time: year 1972
Place: hawaii, london
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 7.8
 159K
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: dramatic, factual, inspirational, interesting, light ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, sexism, mathematician, space program, scientist, black woman, racial segregation, segregation, prejudice ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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 5.1
 416
Terror House (1972)
Genre: Horror
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: hotel, cannibal, resort, beach, slasher, gory, college, woman in danger, beach resort, deadly, babies and infants, mentally challenged ...
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: blood splatter, alien invasion, asteroid, evil alien, save the world, fire department, survival, battles, space and aliens, danger, race against time, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.0
 648K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, disturbing, biting, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, peril, adventure, human spirit, space and aliens, martian ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, beijing china, pasadena california
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The White Nights of Postman Aleksey Tryapitsyn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, neorealism
Plot: village life, realism, village, social relations, isolation, society, cat, rocket, boat, theft, lake, fish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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 8.3
 23K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, autism, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1975, year 1962, year 1981, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 6.8
 296K
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: not serious, humorous, exciting, stylized, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, secret agents, alien, time machine, sent to the past, fictional government agency, seeing the future, race against time, benign alien, creature, ufo ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 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
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, semi serious, witty, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, helicopter, secret service, assassin, espionage, island, volcano, secret organization, funeral, villain, adventure, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, russia, hong kong, japan, 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, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, evil alien, androids and robots, good versus evil, benign alien, betrayal, bodyguard, giant robot, alien planet, moon, sabotage, traitor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 20th century, year 1961 ...
Place: new mexico, africa, pentagon, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 143K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada
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, serious, feel good, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, criminal, nuclear missile, sabotage, crime fighter, galaxy, north pole, adventure, megalomaniac, newspaper ...
Time: year 1978, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1966
Place: midwest, new york, usa, california, kansas ...
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 8.1
 66K
Solaris (1971)
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, surreal, futuristic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, russian, space station, space and aliens, astronaut, scientist, investigation, hallucination, immortality, dealing with death, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
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 7.4
 285K
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, serious, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, marines, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, prison, commander, escape, hostage situation, island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.8
 72K
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: exciting, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, follow your dream, small town, generation gap, against the odds, teenage life, satellite, friendship, nasa, student, coal mine, rocket ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, 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: semi serious, offbeat, dark humor, humorous, bad ending ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, suburbs, dealing with death, siblings relations, supernatural, boss and employee, suburban life, workplace situations, family life, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
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 5.2
 50K
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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: moon, nasa, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, alien, found footage, moon landing, infection, barbecue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
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 5.9
 501
Agent Aika (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 210 min.
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 ...
Plot: incest, sex, female protagonist, women fight, treasure hunt, small business, world domination, secret agent, super villain, leg, stockings, machine gun ...
Time: future
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 6.5
 61K
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
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