Astronaut movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant astronaut movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric and exciting films and TV shows about / with astronaut, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, dialogue, nasa, technology, first contact, catastrophe and science plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
astronaut movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as astronaut: Apollo 13 (1995), Extant (2014), Apollo 18 (2011), Armageddon (1998), Gravity (2013), Sunshine (2007), Capricorn One (1977), Space Cowboys (2000), The Last Days on Mars (2013), The Astronaut's Wife (1999).

List of astronaut movies

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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, survival, race against time, spacecraft, nasa, rescue, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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Extant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Style: futuristic, tense, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, scientist, androids and robots, mystery, fate of humanity, family relations, woman in danger, fear, alien, a.i., parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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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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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
Plot: space travel, self sacrifice, save the world, outer space, nasa, astronaut, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, fate of humanity, end of the world, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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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, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, space station, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
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Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, expedition, danger, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, astronaut, helicopter, conspiracy, desert, escape, investigative reporter, spacecraft, society, political corruption, whistleblower, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas
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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, nasa, astronaut, adventure, race against time, chases and races, mission gone awry, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, one last chance, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
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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, astronaut, zombie, outer space, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
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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: pregnancy, astronaut, space travel, mission, woman in danger, danger, nasa, outer space, suburbs, wife husband relationship, alien, twins ...
Time: 90s
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Final Space (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the last point in the universe, if it actually does exist.
Style: feel good, exciting, futuristic, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, friendship, adventure, heroes, love and romance, team, alien, good versus evil, robot, space exploration
Time: future
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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, surreal, psychological, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, back from the dead, spacecraft, mysterious planet, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
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Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
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: isolation, outer space, cloning, spacecraft, moon, loneliness, astronaut, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
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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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RocketMan (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.
Style: humorous, offbeat, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: astronaut, mars, nasa, chimpanzee, space travel, family, farce, disorder, partners, heroes, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 90s
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Love (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, offbeat, mind bending, futuristic ...
Plot: astronaut, isolation, space station, losing-it hero, space and aliens, time travel, rock, human nature, heroes, space travel, figment, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2040s
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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, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: astronaut, nasa, outer space, test pilot, moon landing, space program, americana, american dream, spacecraft, hopes, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, space travel, isolation, chases and races, getting home, landing ...
Time: future, 80s
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the Forbidden Zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, survivor, ape, worship, mutant, space travel, escapades, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, tokyo, new york
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The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, astronaut, mental illness, gang, murder, absurdism, army, psychosis, crucifix, castle, deadly, heroes ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, space travel, nasa, robot, outer space, spacecraft, killer robot, science, adventure, catastrophe, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: sentimental, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, dismemberment, trapped in space, alien contact, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, outer space, spacewalk, presumed dead, adventure, obsessive quest, contact, heroes, nuclear threat, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
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Moonraker (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: During the transportation of a Space Shuttle a Boeing 747 crashes in the Atlantic Ocean yet when they go to look for the destroyed shuttle it is not there. James Bond investigates the missing mission space shuttle and soon learns that the shuttles ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laser, boat chase, astronaut, space travel, espionage, megalomaniac, british secret service, space battle, adventure, space station, nasa, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, france, england, argentina, brazil ...
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Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Odyssey 5 is a Canadian science fiction series that first ran in 2002 on Showtime in the United States and on Space in Canada. Odyssey 5 is the brainchild of Manny Coto, who served as a script-writer and executive producer during the series run. ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, astronaut, changing the past or future, nasa, chases and races, heroic mission, race against time, good versus evil, mystery, imaginary, danger, save the world ...
Time: contemporary
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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, astronaut, getting home, alien, reconciliation, outer space, when the parents are away, heroes, family, disorder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
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I Dream of Jeannie (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantasy premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, feel good
Plot: astronaut, genie, sitcom, magic, nasa, master and servant, nothing goes right, birthday, supernatural ability, fall in love, couples, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: florida, 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: epic, exciting, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, astronaut, space travel, u.s. air force, nasa, outer space, paparazzi, space program, test pilot, tough heroes, adventure, politics ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, new mexico, soviet union, houston texas, washington d.c. ...
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Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, friendship, space mission, space and aliens, control room, couples, contact, workplace, pilot ...
Time: future, 21st century
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The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to ...
Style: uplifting, offbeat, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: nasa, farm, astronaut, ambition, pilot, fbi, rocket, follow your dream, family, belief, american dream, media circus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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