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, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, visually appealing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with astronaut, outer space, space travel, danger, space and aliens, catastrophe, first contact, dialogue, spacecraft and mars plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as astronaut: Apollo 13 (1995), The Martian (2015), Armageddon (1998), Apollo 18 (2011), Gravity (2013), Ad Astra (2019), Space Cowboys (2000), Deep Impact (1998), Extant (2014), Red Planet (2000).

List of astronaut movies

 7.6
 270K
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: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, rescue, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
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 8.0
 763K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, 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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, mars, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, space and aliens, alone, human spirit, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china, london, china
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 6.7
 397K
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, suspense, suspenseful, disaster movie, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, space travel, nasa, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, catastrophe, adventure, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.2
 54K
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, outer space, alien encounter, moon, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, nasa, heroic mission, deadly, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
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 7.7
 771K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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, space station, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 6.5
 201K
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: futuristic, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, father son relationship, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
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 6.4
 74K
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, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, mission gone awry, heroic mission, chases and races, race against time, danger, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
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 6.2
 165K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, nasa, astronaut, tsunami, evacuation, extinction, save the world, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, houston texas, missouri, miami, connecticut ...
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 6.6
 23K
Extant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, androids and robots, mystery, scientist, fear, family relations, fate of humanity, alien, a.i., parents and children, haunted by the past, artificial insemination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.7
 55K
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: bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, science, race against time, danger, ecological disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
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 6.9
 20K
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, nasa, astronaut, whistleblower, helicopter, mars, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, conspiracy theory, investigation, desert ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas, arizona, houston texas, 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: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, u.s. air force, cold war, astronaut, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, soviet union, usa ...
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, mars, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, escapades, alien, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.3
 92K
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: astronaut, boat chase, laser, space travel, espionage, secret agents, heroes, megalomaniac, zero gravity, cable car, space shuttle, british secret service ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, venice, england, france, argentina ...
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 7.2
 234K
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, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, danger, expedition, self sacrifice, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb ...
Time: future, 21st century
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The American Astronaut (2001)
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samual Curtis's first mission in this bizarre science fiction musical comedy requires him to take a cat to a saloon on an asteroid. There, he meets his former dance partner (the Blueberry Pirate) and collects his payment: a device capable of ...
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, space and aliens, disorder, fish out of water, future dystopia, girl, delivery, space station, planet, asteroids and comets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France, Austria, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visitations to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts in space are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: astronaut, spacecraft, alien, save the planet, space and aliens, prodigy, save the world, adventure, space travel, apocalypse, chaos, danger ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: space travel, board game, outer space, adventure, astronaut, when the parents are away, getting home, family, danger, stranded, robot, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: usa
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 6.2
 79K
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, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, hallucination, back from the dead, romance, paranormal activity ...
Time: future
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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: mind bending, futuristic, philosophical, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, adventure, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 60s, year 1968 ...
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 5.9
 9K
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, not serious, entertaining, inspirational, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: astronaut, farce, mars, nasa, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, danger, race against time, space and aliens, goofy hero, misfit ...
Time: 90s
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 7.0
 570K
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, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, androids, fantasy world, alien encounter, spacecraft, space travel, mysterious planet, distant planet, expedition, human versus alien, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 6.6
 208K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: apocalyptic, scary, suspense, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: space station, alien life-form, survival horror, mars, space travel, astronaut, monster, lovecraftian, trapped in space, twists & turns, outer space, research ...
Time: near future, future
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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, outer space, astronaut, space and aliens, danger, zombie, expedition, spacecraft, distant planet, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
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 5.5
 8K
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: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: isolation, astronaut, space station, outer space, human nature, survival, losing-it hero, danger, solitude, heroes, rock, space travel ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2040s
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Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
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: touching, uplifting, semi serious, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, family relations, follow your dream, rocket, ambition, obsessive quest, fbi, family, american dream, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Escape from Planet Earth (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: astronaut, disney, spacecraft, rescue, computer animation, evil alien, space and aliens, escape, alien, family, adventure, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 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, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, woman in danger, astronaut, space travel, danger, suburbs, nasa, mission, twins, pregnancy, alien, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
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 4.5
 28K
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: scary, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, telepathy, femme fatale, evil alien, mars, astronaut, save the world, heroes, space and aliens, transformation, mind reading, quarantine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city, pentagon, new york
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