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

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: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: nasa, astronaut, survival, space travel, race against time, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
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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, suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, mystery, androids and robots, scientist, fate of humanity, family relations, fear, woman in danger, alien, haunted by the past, a.i., parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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, isolation, space travel, mars, nasa, astronaut, human spirit, stranded, space and aliens, loneliness, peril, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, pasadena california, china, beijing china
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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, outer space, alien encounter, moon, spacecraft, space travel, nasa, alien, danger, deadly, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
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: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, nasa, self sacrifice, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, race against time, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, shanghai, grand central station manhattan new york city, pentagon ...
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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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, bomb, earth, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mysterious planet, space station, mars, astronaut, alien encounter, alien, adventure, nasa, danger, daring rescue ...
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, future dystopia, space and aliens, disorder, fish out of water, asteroids and comets, girl, spacecraft, space station, planet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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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, race against time, mission gone awry, chases and races, heroic mission, heroes, anti heroes, one last chance, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
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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: psychological, mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: astronaut, isolation, space station, outer space, human nature, survival, danger, losing-it hero, solitude, heroes, space travel, rock ...
Time: future, 2040s
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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: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, loss, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, trapped in space ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
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Odyssey 5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, race against time, danger, heroic mission, technology, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
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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, atmospheric, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, outer space, evolution, astronaut, moon, spacewalk, scientist, super computer, adventure, space mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, prehistory, year 2001 ...
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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: bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, mars, space travel, nasa, robot, killer robot, spacecraft, outer space, science, adventure, catastrophe, landing ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
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Capricorn One (1978)
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, escape, investigative reporter, spacecraft, whistleblower, uncover truth, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas
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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: natural disaster, end of the world, nasa, astronaut, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation, president, comet ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., langley virginia, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city, paris france
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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, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, cold war, u.s. air force, space travel, astronaut, test pilot, outer space, race against time, politics, couple relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., florida, new mexico, houston texas ...
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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, touching, semi serious, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, ambition, fbi, family, follow your dream, family relations, financial problem, human spirit, american dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, 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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, 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, outer space, space travel, danger, alien, nasa, mission, suburbs, wife husband relationship, twins ...
Time: 90s
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Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, moon, survival, space travel, space exploration, alien encounter, man versus machine, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, danger, adventure ...
Time: future, 1990s
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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: exciting, feel good, futuristic, humorous, light
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, astronaut, alien, friendship, heroes, adventure, love and romance, team, 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, psychological, surreal, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, astronaut, mysterious planet, spacecraft, back from the dead, mystery, paranormal activity, obsession, psychologist ...
Time: future
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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, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, loneliness, cloning, spacecraft, outer space, moon, astronaut, dystopic future, space and aliens, nervous breakdown, doubts and hesitations, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, hawaii, mexico
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Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, touching, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: outer space, astronaut, engineer, galaxy, male protagonist, missing father, army, father son relationship, alien, trapped in space, husband wife relationship, solar system ...
Time: near future
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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, anti heroes, heroes, space and aliens, goofy hero, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: astronaut, nasa, outer space, test pilot, moon landing, space program, space travel, space and aliens, hopes, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
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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, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, rescue, danger, survival, adventure, space travel, isolation, anti heroes, landing, fish out of water ...
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, thought provoking, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, apocalypse, rescue, nuclear holocaust, science, ape, mutant, worship, survivor, space travel, space and aliens, 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, murder, gang, castle, crucifix, psychosis, absurdism, army, soldier, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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