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, atmospheric, futuristic and cerebral films and TV shows about / with astronaut, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, dialogue, first contact, nasa, technology, catastrophe and danger plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
astronaut movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as astronaut: Extant (2014), Apollo 13 (1995), The Martian (2015), Apollo 18 (2011), Space Cowboys (2000), Armageddon (1998), Gravity (2013), Sunshine (2007), Odyssey 5 (2002), The American Astronaut (2001).

List of astronaut movies

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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, scientist, mystery, androids and robots, woman in danger, fate of humanity, family relations, fear, alien, a.i., parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
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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, biting, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, astronaut, human spirit, nasa, space and aliens, stranded, peril, adventure, human nature ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, china, pasadena california
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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, outer space, alien encounter, spacecraft, space travel, alien, survival, found footage, infection, barbecue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
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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, astronaut, nasa, adventure, mission gone awry, race against time, chases and races, heroic mission, danger, save the world, anti heroes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, save the world, self sacrifice, nasa, apocalypse, astronaut, end of the world, outer space, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, fate of humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, istanbul turkey, shanghai, pentagon ...
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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, space station, astronaut, spacewalk, survivor, space and aliens, trapped in space, 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, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, save the world, space and aliens, heroes, heroic mission, race against time, danger, technology, post apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary
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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: offbeat, surreal, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, space travel, disorder, bounty hunter, fish out of water, space and aliens, future dystopia, lone wolves, crimes, pirate, asteroids and comets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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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, mars, helicopter, conspiracy, desert, investigative reporter, escape, spacecraft, whistleblower, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas
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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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: space program, cold war, nasa, u.s. air force, space travel, astronaut, test pilot, outer space, race against time, politics, navy, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., new mexico, florida, soviet union ...
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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, zombie, 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: woman in danger, pregnancy, astronaut, space travel, outer space, danger, nasa, mission, suburbs, wife husband relationship, alien, twins ...
Time: 90s
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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, psychological, mind bending, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, astronaut, mysterious planet, spacecraft, space and aliens, back from the dead, paranormal activity, mystery, 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, dystopic future, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel, depression ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
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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, not serious, offbeat, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: astronaut, mars, nasa, chimpanzee, space travel, family, farce, comedy of errors, misfit, heroic mission, space and aliens, buddies ...
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: mind bending, psychological, offbeat, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: astronaut, isolation, space station, outer space, losing-it hero, confined, time travel, heroes, rock, space travel, danger, unfulfillment ...
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: astronaut, nasa, outer space, moon landing, test pilot, space program, space station, obsessive quest, heroes, human spirit, government agency, americana ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 80s, 60s, 40s ...
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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, serious, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, space travel, isolation, alien encounter, evil alien, heroes ...
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, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, ape, mutant, worship, survivor, space travel, battles, imaginary ...
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, astronaut, mental illness, gang, murder, castle, crucifix, psychosis, army, absurdism, 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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, space travel, nasa, robot, outer space, spacecraft, killer robot, science, adventure, catastrophe, control room ...
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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, outer space, space station, alien contact, dismemberment, trapped in space, 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, bleak, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, ufo, investigation, landing, heroes, distant planet ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
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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: astronaut, boat chase, laser, space travel, espionage, megalomaniac, cable car, british secret service, adventure, space station, nasa, space battle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, france, brazil, argentina, england ...
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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, astronaut, getting home, adventure, alien, reconciliation, outer space, when the parents are away, heroes, family, youth, 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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, offbeat
Plot: sitcom, genie, astronaut, magic, nasa, imaginary, master and servant, unlikely couple, love and romance, power relations, friends, promotion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa
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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: sentimental, mind bending, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: astronaut, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, friendship, space mission, space and aliens, secret agenda, top secret, control room, contact, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 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: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, pilot, ambition, rocket, fbi, follow your dream, family, experiment, fighting the system, control room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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