Space travel movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant space travel movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, cerebral and clever films and TV shows about / with outer space, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, danger, space opera, adventure, technology, dialogue and first contact plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space travel: Interstellar (2014), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Dark Matter (2015), Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Serenity (2005), The Martian (2015), Firefly (2002), Alien (1979), Pandorum (2009), Aliens (1986).

List of space travel movies

 8.6
 1.2M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
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: atmospheric, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, expedition, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, space exploration, nasa ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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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: atmospheric, epic, futuristic, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space station, evolution, astronaut, moon, outer space, future dystopia, technology, a.i., artificial intelligence, super computer ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2001, prehistoric times, prehistory
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 7.5
 34K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, memory loss, outer space, female fighter, betrayal, danger, friendship, adventure, gunfight, survival, disorder ...
Time: future
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Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, ancient mystery, adventure, outer space, evil alien, parallel world, legends and myths, fate of humanity, scientist, benign alien, save the world ...
Time: 2000s, future
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 7.9
 263K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, chase, friendship, martial arts, escapades, outer space ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 648K
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, disturbing, biting, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, peril, adventure, human spirit, space and aliens, martian ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, beijing china, pasadena california
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 9.0
 217K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, futuristic, captivating, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, escapades, smuggling, outer space, space and aliens, space wars, survival, friendship, outlaw, danger ...
Time: future
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 8.5
 680K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, outer space, alien encounter, alien, survival, scientist, monster, alien invasion ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Style: light, absurd, satirical, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, hitchhiker, outer space, benign alien, survival, robot, galaxy, adventure, spacecraft, friends, intergalactic ...
Time: future
Place: norway, england, london
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 6.8
 134K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, survival, isolation, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, outer space, confined, mission ...
Time: future
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 8.4
 576K
Aliens (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, evil alien, space and aliens, deadly creature, survival, alien, outer space, space marine, space colony, cryogenics, heroine, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, space and aliens, technology, fear, danger, adventure, team, confined, escapades ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
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 8.3
 63K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, adventure, outer space, alien encounter, star trek, heroic mission, imaginary, teleportation, captain, benign alien ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 7.3
 213K
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, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, danger, expedition, sun, self sacrifice, bomb, earth, astronaut, heroic mission ...
Time: future
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 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, culture clash, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 8.4
 62K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, investigation, space wars, space and aliens, uncover truth, society, rivalry, space station, human in outer space, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, space opera, spacecraft, rescue, survival, military ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 1.0M
Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, benign alien, virtual reality, alien encounter, soldier, mysterious planet, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, alien ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.0
 289K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, entertaining, romantic, scenic, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: space travel, love story, isolation, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, trapped in space, space station, malfunction, moral dilemma, outer space, bar ...
Time: future
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: space travel, treasure hunt, pirate, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, steampunk, betrayal, alien, adventurer, escapades, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 18th century
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, future dystopia, save the world, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure ...
Time: future, 1910s, 1990s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 6.2
 17K
Cargo (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of CARGO takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. The young medic LAURA is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months will Laura's shift be over.
Style: futuristic, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, isolation, outer space, future dystopia, teleportation, danger, uncover truth, space station, space colony, cargo ship, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, evil alien, star trek, getting home, outer space, hologram, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, allies, trapped in space ...
Time: future
Place: battleship
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 6.5
 61K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, spacecraft, battles, space wars, escapades, outer space, rebelliousness, rebellion, rivalry, idealism, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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 7.9
 36K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, feel good, exciting, humorous, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, outer space, alien, space and aliens, ex husband ex wife relationship, space station, sexual humor, space battle, distant future, danger ...
Time: future
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 7.6
 236K
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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, rescue, nasa, space program, astronaut, moon, courage, against the odds, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
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 7.1
 162K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, ancient mystery, teleportation, adventure, evil alien, androgyny, outer space, invented language, egyptology, death of son, timebomb, shot to death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, mine, africa, middle east
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 8.0
 547K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, space and aliens, teleportation, adventure, time travel, imaginary, star trek, heroes, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
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 6.6
 358K
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, outer space, self sacrifice, nasa, astronaut, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, end of the world, apocalypse, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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