Space exploration movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant space exploration movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with space exploration, outer space, space travel, spacecraft, danger, astronaut, space and aliens, adventure, space station and alien plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space exploration: Interstellar (2014), Ad Astra (2019), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), The Beyond (2017), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Expanse (2015), The Orville (2017), First Man (2018), Apollo 13 (1995), Final Space (2018).

List of space exploration movies

 8.6
 1.6M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, father daughter relationship, time paradox, expedition, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.5
 207K
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: exciting, futuristic, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, father son relationship, space exploration, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek set 100 years before. The series premiered September 26, 2001 on the UPN television network with the final episode airing on May 13, 2005. The series takes ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, alien planet, escapades, space and aliens, astronaut, heroes, good versus evil, teleportation, time travel ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 4.9
 6K
The Beyond (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover ...
Style: cerebral, suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: trapped in space, space exploration, space station, outer space, found footage, robot, space mission, space travel, discovery, space program, exploration, alien invasion ...
Time: near future
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space opera, star trek, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
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 8.5
 117K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, space wars, spacecraft, human in outer space, alien life-form, investigation, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 8.0
 61K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space battle, space and aliens, adventure, spacecraft, space exploration, gay marriage, dark humor, alien, danger, evil alien ...
Time: future, distant future
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 7.3
 175K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, space mission, test pilot, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1962, year 1968 ...
Place: houston texas, florida, usa, california, mojave desert
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 7.6
 276K
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, rescue, outer space, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas, pacific ocean ...
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 8.3
 35K
Final Space (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, light, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, alien, outer space, heroes, friendship, astronaut, team, space exploration, good versus evil, love and romance, robot ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 10K
Salyut-7 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the ...
Style: based on true events, exciting, captivating, touching, suspenseful
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space mission, space exploration, human in outer space, danger, catastrophe, friendship, outer space, hopes, fever, pillow talk ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.3
 8K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak
Plot: space and aliens, astronaut, space exploration, ufo, moon, survival, space travel, man versus machine, danger, adventure, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, year 1999, 90s, 1990s
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Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A space expedition to Uranus is menaced by a giant brain that can make illusions come true.
Style: scary, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: spacecraft, space exploration, space travel, mirage, expedition, monster, alien, giant spider, cyclops, save the world, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
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 8.3
 75K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: exciting, futuristic, intellectual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, star trek, benign alien, heroic mission, captain, alien planet, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 6.4
 261K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: bad ending, enigmatic, suspense, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, androids, space travel, outer space, alien life-form, human versus alien, monster, parasite, alien parasite, alien technology, robot, creature ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Astra Lost in Space (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp. But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, survival, space travel, teamwork, outer space, betrayal, conspiracy, rescue, space exploration, catastrophe, deadly, adventure ...
Time: future
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Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, ...
Style: captivating, tense, breathtaking, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, spacecraft, outer space, space travel, star trek, adventure, friendship, alien species, space exploration, danger, lgbt, destiny ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Last and First Men (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Iceland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: As the end approaches inexorably, the last humans, living millions of years into the future, send a message to the humanity of the present that is both a plea for help and a warning, but also an epic tale of evolution, decline and hope.
Style: captivating, suspense, thought provoking, futuristic
Plot: distopia, space exploration, future dystopia, generation gap, fate of humanity, end of the world, mission, catastrophe, humanity, changing the future, end of civilization, time travel ...
Time: distant future, future
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The Midnight Sky (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspenseful, futuristic, tricky
Plot: space travel, nuclear radiation, astronaut, end of the world, space colony, space station, space exploration, post apocalypse, survival, hallucination, spacecraft, apocalypse ...
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 6.2
 80K
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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 6.9
 44K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space and aliens, space wars, future dystopia, friendship, racism, stranded, survival, danger, survivor, space battle ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
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 5.4
 8K
Voyagers (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With the human race's future at stake, a group of young men and women embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they become helpless for pleasure, hunger, and power once ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, space exploration, escapades, alien planet, distant planet, space station, society, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: europe
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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, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, washington d.c., soviet union, usa ...
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The Far Side of the Moon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, a man tries to discover a meaning to his life, to the universe and to rebuild a relationship with the only family he has left: his brother.
Style: psychological, clever, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: space travel, lifestyle, astronaut, self discovery, estrangement, family problems, human nature, introspection, brother brother relationship, science, space exploration, universe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, russia, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
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 5.3
 126
Able Edwards (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of the clone of a famous entertainment mogul created to revive the glory days of his deceased predecessor's corporation. In the process of restoring reality entertainment to a synthetic, virtual world, the clone relizes he has yet to ...
Style: clever, bleak, stylized, serious, experimental ...
Plot: space station, outer space, workplace, cyberspace, unfulfillment, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, power relations, top executive, rivalry, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A groups of astronauts crash-land on Venus and find themselves on the wrong side of a group of Venusian women when they kill a monster that is worshipped by them.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: outer space, pterodactyl, space station, space exploration, lava, venus the planet, robot, imaginary, danger, spacecraft, distant planet, space travel ...
Time: future
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 5.3
 173
Moon Rainbow (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a strange incident, a group of russian space commandos starts developing supernatural powers. But how did they acquire such abilities and what is their intentions?
Style: futuristic
Plot: mutant, interrogation, telekinesis, space exploration, cosmonaut, solar system, outer space
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 8.0
 781K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, struggle for survival, rescue, near death experience, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, pasadena california, beijing china, houston texas, china
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Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, star trek, space battle, outer space, getting home, teleportation, hologram, evil alien, allies, alien encounter, adventure ...
Time: future, 24th century
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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, mind bending ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, astronaut, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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