Astronomy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant astronomy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, serious, thought provoking, light and feel good films and TV shows about / with astronomy, space, telescope, nude, friendship, love, death, mentor, catastrophe and science plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
astronomy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as astronomy: Cosmos (2019), Asteroid in Love (2020), Contact (1997), Agora (2009), The Big Everything (2015), Moonbound (2021), Brynhildr in the Darkness (2014), Out of Blue (2018), Nightfall (2000), Addicted to Love (1997).

List of astronomy movies

Cosmos (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three astronomers accidentally intercept what they believe to be a signal from a distant alien civilization, but the truth is even more incredible than any of them could have imagined.
Style: enigmatic, breathtaking, clever, mind bending, intellectual ...
Plot: astronomy, first contact, science, ufo, space, space exploration, alien civilization, race against time, space and aliens, scientific discovery, escapades, forest ...
Time: future
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Asteroid in Love (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When she was little, Mira Kinohata met a boy named Ao at a campsite in town. While gazing at the starry sky together, Mira learns that there's a star with the same name as herself, but no star named Ao. The two then promised to one day explore ...
Style: anime, entertaining, captivating, light
Plot: astronomy, school, friends, club, love affair, relationships, constellation, lgbt, asteroid, female protagonist, slice of life, girl ...
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Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, inspirational, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: science, nasa, scientist, first contact, alien encounter, space travel, religion, space and aliens, alien contact, benign alien, alien, intelligence ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: epic, emotional, philosophical, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, roman empire, mathematics, political unrest, atheism, medieval, antiquity, historical character, religions or cults, master and servant, religion ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, iberian peninsula ...
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The Big Everything (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Niels is overjoyed when he hears about the black hole that will drastically reduce his prison sentence. He’s been chosen for his talents as a mechanic to take part in a special mission: escorting a band of eccentric scientists in a spaceship to a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: space, spacecraft, science, space travel, astronomy, black hole, asteroid, french, space exploration, white rabbit
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Moonbound (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Peter sets out on a magical journey to rescue his little sister Anne, he needs to travel to mysterious territory: the Moon! Anne was kidnapped by the evil Moon Man when she tried to help the beetle Mr. Zoomzeman in search for his wife. On his ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: space, child protagonist, brother sister relationship, friendship, moon, magic, space adventure, space travel, rescue mission, escapades, fantasy world, human in outer space ...
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Brynhildr in the Darkness (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: When he was a child, Murakami was friends with a girl he called Kuroneko. One day, while trying to prove the existence of aliens to Murakami, she is killed in an accident that he barely survives. Guilty of his role in the accident, Murokami decides ...
Style: anime, captivating, romantic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: good versus evil, telescope, guilt, childhood friend, doom, suspense, astronomy, research, space, stargazing, secret organization, cute girl ...
Place: japan
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Out of Blue (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.
Style: psychological, tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, astronomy, hallucination, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, mysticism, women, mind meld, limping man, cat, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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Nightfall (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The people of the planet Aeon, blessed with six suns, have never experienced night. When an archeological excavation uncovers evidence of an ancient catastrophe, all signs point towards the impending darkness of the very first Nightfall. Panic ...
Plot: astronomy, planet, space, sword and sorcery, sword and planet
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Addicted to Love (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite ...
Style: clever, humorous, melancholic, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love, love triangle, surveillance, chef, vengeance, love and romance, breakup, infidelity, women, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young New Yorkers begin to fall in love over the course of a single day, as a series of potentially life-altering meetings loom over their heads - hers concerning her family’s deportation to Jamaica, and his concerning an education at ...
Style: feel good, thought provoking, romantic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: love, deportation, teenager, first love, chance meeting, fall in love, time jump, love story, immigration, childhood memory, brother brother relationship, city ...
Place: new york, usa
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Max Minsky and Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nerdy Jewish Nelly Sue Edelmeister, daughter of a New York mother and Berlin musician in Berlin gets straight A's, except for gym. When she hears her dream prince, actual royal Edouard, a fellow astronomy buff who studies in Luxemburg, ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, teenage life, sport team, ambition, high school life, astronomer, youth, mother daughter relationship, friendship, bullying, dream, basketball ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, mother son relationship, unfulfillment, love and romance, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, love triangle ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, texas, austin texas, europe, france
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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, intellectual, stylized, light, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space, ghost ship, astronaut, space travel, distopia, space and aliens, nasa, alien, space opera, space exploration, mars, extraterrestrial ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 2010, near future, 80s ...
Place: new mexico, washington d.c., ussr, paris france, tower bridge london ...
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Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, thought provoking, apocalyptic ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: disaster, asteroid, end of the world, meteorite, space, social satire, chaos, save the world, astronaut, apocalypse, politics, natural disaster ...
Time: future, year 1994, 2020s, distant future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north america, america, michigan ...
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The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: space travel, human in outer space, space, spacecraft, space opera, space station, investigation, conspiracy, alien life-form, space wars, space colony, space exploration ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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The Luminaries (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Style: tense, disturbing, ironic
Plot: treasure, gold, treasure hunt, prostitute, gold rush, buried treasure, greed, ambition, suspense, wilderness, one last chance, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: new zealand
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The Cat in the Hat: Told From the Cold (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Come join in the fun, on new adventures we go, With The Cat in the Hat and his friends all in tow! Discover how water can turn into snow, That penguins don't fly but, boy can they go! Black bears get ready for a very long sleep, Before the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, educational, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: escapades, goofy hero, best friends, training, studying, riddles and clues, friendship, rivalry, cat, explorer, quest, heroes ...
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Adventures in Public School (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A socially awkward home-schooled kid forces his way into public-school against his suffocating but loving mother's wishes.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, misfit, high school, first love, school principal, party, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, porn, youth, quirky character ...
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New Year's Day (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day.
Style: heartfelt
Plot: nude, lesbian, gay friend, heartache, compassion, estrangement, improv, new yorker, existentialism, best friends, love interest, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: new york
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Children of the Stones (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Astrophysicist Adam Brake (Gareth Thomas) and his teen son Matthew (Peter Demin) investigate the roots of a mysterious stone circle in the quiet British village of Milbury, where they encounter the sinister Rafael Hendrick (Iain Cuthbertson) and ...
Style: sinister, weird
Audience: kids, horror for children
Plot: countryside, pagan, occult, folklore, coming of age, halloween, pagan cult, snake, brainwashing, supernatural power, prophecy, museum ...
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The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: black magic, occult, supernatural, suspense, coven, zombie, serial killer, satanism, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, rivalry, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929, 80s
Place: england, europe
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The Astronot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to man - a voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had traveled for so many years to embrace the love of another. The only ...
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: loner, fall in love, opposites attract, confronting the past, love interest, male female relationship, lifestyle change, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, changing lives, social problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: oregon
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: funny, exciting, fairy tale, dark fantasy, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: pirate, fantasy world, sword fight, ship, swashbuckler, sea, sailboat, revenge, ghost, ship captain, jungle, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean
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Mammoth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the ...
Style: depressing, thought provoking, melancholic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: loneliness, doctors, life philosophy, family problems, moral dilemma, maid, corporate world, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, mother ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, thailand, the philippines, new jersey, asia ...
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The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, epic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: social relations, mathematics, philosopher, power relations, religions or cults, friends, love and romance, friendship, tradition, mathematician, astronomer, writers ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iran, persia
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Fraternity Vacation (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival ...
Style: humorous, sex comedy, campy, reflective, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vacation, college, nerd, prank, loss of virginity, friendship, teenager, rivalry, party, exhibitionism, jail, voyeur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: palm springs california, usa, california, iowa
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Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, catastrophe, suspense, nasa, apocalypse, extinction, save the world, president, survival, life & death ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., virginia, tucson arizona, langley virginia ...
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Dark Matter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: university, american dream, injustice, politics, student life, serial killer, immigrants, misfit, college life, inventions and discoveries, college, male female relationship ...
Place: shanghai, beijing china
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The Suitor (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Absent-minded yet cultured, Pierre answers his parents demands to wed by ignoring both astronomy and the housemaid, instead falling head-over-heels for rich damsels.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychedelic, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, crazy love, farce, hide and seek, disorder, love and romance, nothing goes right, obsession, wooing, fall in love, looking for love, fan ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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