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 suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, stylized and clever films and TV shows about / with rocket launching, death, catastrophe, outer space, destiny, space travel, storytelling, nasa, mentor and danger 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: Salyut 7 (2017), Gattaca (1997), 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).

List of rocket launching movies

 7.2
 7K
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, suspenseful, touching
Plot: space station, cosmonaut, space mission, human in outer space, danger, space exploration, catastrophe, outer space, friendship, hopes, russian history, interrogation ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.8
 258K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, genetic engineering, society, heart disease, distopia, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 7.4
 113K
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: suspense, based on true events
Plot: moon, space travel, nasa, death of daughter, astronaut, space mission, moon landing, test pilot, cancer, wife, engineer, historical event ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964, year 1968, year 1965, year 1969 ...
Place: florida, houston texas
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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 monster, giant robot, army, robot, alien monster, giant creature, teenage hero, electromagnetic pulse, academy, monster, creature, artificial intelligence ...
Time: near future
Place: mount fuji, japan, china, sydney australia, honolulu hawaii ...
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 5.4
 540
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, astronaut, injection, alien planet, syringe, alien contact, artifact, signal, nasa, outer space, cliff ...
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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, mars, space mission, rocket launching, isolation, experiment, space station, colonization, public relations, nasa, exercising, dehydration ...
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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, terminal illness, nuclear explosion, earthquake, end of the world, escapades, chases and races, race against time, chaos, apocalypse, survival, save the world ...
Place: africa
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 5.3
 34K
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, espionage, kgb, james bond spoof, farce, goofy hero, heroic mission, assassination, race against time, disorder, heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, 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, teens, kids
Plot: gadget, investigation, odd couple, rivalry, good versus evil, mad scientist, danger, fighting crime, destiny, race against time, goofy hero, chases and races ...
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 2.5
 448
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: alien, outer space, invasion, space opera, lightsaber, robot, camp, boxing match, rocket launching, glowing eyes, sword and planet, sword fight
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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: rocket, card playing, rocket launching, spring, junkyard, 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, outer space, cemetery, observatory, shooting, missile, military dress uniform, rocket launching, 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: nasa, space shuttle, meteor shower, loss of father, single mother, death of father, teenage boy, widow, astronaut, teenager, grandfather, rocket ...
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, entertaining, humorous, feel good, absurd ...
Plot: supernatural ability, love, school teacher, alien, teacher, wish come true, existentialism, love story, lifestyle change, miraculous event, responsibility, dog ...
Time: year 1972
Place: hawaii, london
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 6.3
 91K
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, feel good, touching, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sibling rivalry, baby, family, love, adventure, parenthood, brothers, imagination, shark, little boy, airport, boy ...
Place: las vegas
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 7.8
 167K
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: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, single mother, job promotion, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: virginia, langley virginia
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 5.2
 433
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: realistic, scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: hotel, resort, beach, cannibal, crimes, babies and infants, slasher, forbidden love, estate, psychopath, gory, deadly ...
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: asteroid, alien invasion, blood splatter, space and aliens, chases and races, escapades, battles, evil alien, chaos and mayhem, save the world, survival, race against time ...
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, isolation, space travel, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, peril, adventure, human spirit, space and aliens, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, 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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, neorealism
Plot: village life, social relations, village, isolation, realism, society, fire, funeral, drunkenness, death, theft, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 8.3
 24K
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, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
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 6.8
 305K
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: exciting, not serious, stylized, humorous, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, secret agents, time machine, sent to the past, alien, race against time, creature, seeing the future, fictional government agency, benign alien, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, florida
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You Only Live Twice (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, 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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, helicopter, nasa, espionage, assassin, island, world domination, good versus evil, astronaut, faked death, undercover, volcano ...
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, semi serious, epic, ridiculous, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer robot, evil alien, betrayal, good versus evil, chaos, mexican standoff, destruction, nasa, astronaut, russian, deception, sabotage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1969, 2010s, 1960s ...
Place: pentagon, middle east, new mexico, africa, washington d.c. ...
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 7.3
 146K
Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Panama
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, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, megalomaniac, newspaper, secret identity, good versus evil, nuclear missile, galaxy, crime fighter, north pole, sabotage, criminal ...
Time: year 1966, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1978
Place: midwest, usa, new york, california, kansas ...
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 8.1
 68K
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, talky, psychological, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, russian, space station, scientist, astronaut, mysterious planet, space and aliens, immortality, suicide, jealousy, psychologist ...
Time: future
Place: russia, tokyo
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 7.4
 291K
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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, marines, prison, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, escape, commander, hostages, hostage situation, traitor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 7.8
 74K
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, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, small town, against the odds, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 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: offbeat, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, bad ending ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, coma, dealing with death, boss and employee, family relations, power relations, code, family problems, suburbs, deadly, family life ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
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 5.2
 51K
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, nasa, moon, alien encounter, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, alien, survival, found footage, infection, moon landing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
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