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 suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, weird, thought provoking and serious films and TV shows about / with astronaut, outer space, space travel, science, space exploration, nasa, dialogue, survival, first contact and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
astronaut movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as astronaut: Apollo 13 (1995), The Martian (2015), Interstellar (2014), Capricorn One (1977), Armageddon (1998), Gravity (2013), Apollo 18 (2011), Moon (2009), The Right Stuff (1983), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

List of astronaut movies

Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, outer space, space travel, nasa, disaster, space exploration, space program, rescue, trapped in space, race against time, spacecraft ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: houston texas, usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas ...
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan
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, biting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, mars, stranded, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, isolation, struggle for survival, left for dead, science, rescue ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, usa, london, pasadena california ...
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, outer space, father daughter relationship, space travel, astronaut, nasa, space station, distopia, survival, adventure, spacecraft, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: astronaut, conspiracy, mars, nasa, conspiracy theory, whistleblower, investigative reporter, desert, investigation, helicopter, spacecraft, chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: houston texas, texas, arizona, usa
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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: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, catastrophe, save the world, space travel, disaster, nasa, self sacrifice, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
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Gravity (2013)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, disaster, sole survivor, stranded, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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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: scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, found footage, expedition, alien encounter, moon, space travel, alien, nasa, moon landing, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 2011, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
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Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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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, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: astronaut, cold war, nasa, test pilot, space travel, u.s. air force, space program, outer space, space exploration, aviation, politics, race against time ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., florida, houston texas, california, usa ...
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, cerebral, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, evolution, artificial intelligence, human versus computer, scientist, space station, moon, self discovery, super computer ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: twist ending, philosophical, surprise ending, twists and turns, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: astronaut, post apocalypse, time travel, distopia, space and aliens, survival, outer space, space travel, space exploration, monkey, end of the world, slavery ...
Time: future, stone age, near future
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Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, 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, suspense, futuristic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, space exploration, astronaut, moon, solar system, father son relationship, trapped in space, space station, spacecraft, mars, obsession, journey ...
Time: near future, future
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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, tense, suspense, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronaut, space travel, nasa, adventure, outer space, space shuttle, space exploration, old age, vengeance, redemption, space opera, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1958, 90s, 50s, 2000s
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Sunshine (2007)
Genre: 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, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, sun, spacecraft, astronaut, save the world, end of the world, expedition, heroic mission, self sacrifice, mission, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
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First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan, China
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: inspirational, disturbing, factual, exciting, motivational ...
Plot: space exploration, astronaut, moon landing, moon, nasa, outer space, loss of child, space travel, male camaraderie, space mission, space race, rocket ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1969, year 1963, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, houston texas, florida
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Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, space station, monster, alien, mars, astronaut, space travel, alien life-form, survival horror, evil alien, survival, first contact ...
Time: future, near future
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, 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: suspense, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, mysterious planet, space station, adventure, alien, outer space, escapades, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, surprise ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, astronaut, woman in danger, alien, pregnancy, space travel, nasa, first contact, mission, paranoia, secrets, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
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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, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, survival, outer space, catastrophe, space travel, adventure, spacecraft, save the world, ecological disaster, robot, stranded ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
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Species II (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing ...
Style: sexy, scary, sexual, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, astronaut, alien, mars, deadly creature, evil alien, quarantine, heroes, save the world, dna, mind reading, impregnation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, pentagon, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mars, teenage love, love story, adventure, teenager, outer space, astronaut, space colony, nasa, destiny, travel, space mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
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Extant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, space and aliens, mystery, androids and robots, scientist, alien, fate of humanity, family relations, fear, artificial insemination, a.i., parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: outer space, survival, space travel, space and aliens, alien, androids, spacecraft, mysterious planet, alien encounter, distant planet, expedition, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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: philosophical, psychological, mind bending, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: space and aliens, outer space, space station, afterlife, mysterious planet, space travel, astronaut, romance, alien contact, alien, spacecraft, space exploration ...
Time: future
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High Life (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, psychological, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, space mission, astronaut, baby, black hole, survival, trapped in space, rape, criminal, galaxy, medical experiment, gardening ...
Time: future
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SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: intense, entertaining, melancholic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, trapped in space, adventure, space shuttle, survival, teenager, outer space, space opera, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, future, 60s
Place: alabama, california
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Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, melancholic, suspense ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, rescue, survival, stranded, spacewalk, race against time, confined, escapades, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 60s
Place: antarctica, usa
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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: suspense, tense, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, space travel, mysterious planet, outer space, zombie, astronaut, survival, space and aliens, death, zombie attack, catastrophe, monster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
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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: touching, feel good, intense, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: astronaut, nasa, farm, outer space, family relations, family, follow your dream, obsessive quest, rocket, space travel, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
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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: entertaining, sexy, exciting, stylized, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, space travel, astronaut, espionage, spy, space shuttle, outer space, female agent, 007, secret agents, space station, utopia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, venice, egypt, france ...
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