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 exciting, futuristic, captivating, serious, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with space exploration, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, danger, adventure, space and aliens, alien, astronaut and space station 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), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), The Beyond (2017), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Orville (2017), First Man (2018), Apollo 13 (1995), The Expanse (2015), Final Space (2018), Space: 1999 (1975).

List of space exploration movies

 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, father daughter relationship, space exploration ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, teleportation, time travel, adventure, alien encounter, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 22nd century, future
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 4.8
 5K
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, disturbing, tense, captivating ...
Plot: trapped in space, space exploration, space station, outer space, found footage, robot, space mission, space travel, space program, discovery, alien invasion, exploration ...
Time: near future
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, space opera, outer space, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, star trek, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 57K
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, dark humor, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space exploration, space and aliens, gay marriage, alien, space battle, danger, distant future, space station ...
Time: future
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 7.3
 160K
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, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: california, houston texas, florida, usa, mojave desert
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 7.6
 262K
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, space program, space travel, nasa, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
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 8.5
 95K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, conspiracy, space and aliens, space opera, space station, space exploration, alien life-form ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 8.3
 31K
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, light, futuristic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, spacecraft, alien, outer space, friendship, heroes, astronaut, team, space exploration, good versus evil, love and romance, robot
Time: future
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 7.3
 7K
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak
Plot: astronaut, space exploration, moon, survival, space travel, ufo, adventure, save the world, space and aliens, heroic mission, alien encounter, future dystopia ...
Time: future, year 1999, 1990s, 90s
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 6.6
 186K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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, exciting, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, moon, space exploration, space mission, engineer, mars, solar system, missing father, army ...
Time: near future, future
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Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961)
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: exciting, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: spacecraft, space exploration, space travel, giant spider, alien, monster, expedition, mirage, brain, cyclops, a.i., save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
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Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, exciting, tense, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, alien, outer space, star trek, adventure, alien species, space exploration, friendship, danger, space opera, gunfight ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 7.2
 9K
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, suspenseful, touching
Plot: cosmonaut, space station, space mission, space exploration, human in outer space, danger, catastrophe, friendship, outer space, hopes, lighting a cigarette, fever ...
Time: year 1985
Place: ussr, russia
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 6.9
 43K
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 wars, space and aliens, friendship, stranded, racism, survival, danger, survivor, future dystopia, war ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
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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, space program, astronaut, u.s. air force, cold war, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, washington d.c. ...
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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, serious, clever, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: space travel, lifestyle, astronaut, self discovery, estrangement, family problems, human nature, introspection, brother brother relationship, universe, space exploration, science ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, russia, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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 5.1
 127
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: thought provoking, stylized, clever, bleak, serious ...
Plot: space station, outer space, cyberspace, workplace, workplace intrigue, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, society, boss and employee, power relations, top executive ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.3
 71K
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: exciting, futuristic, intellectual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, benign alien, heroic mission, star trek, alien planet, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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Astra Lost in Space (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: captivating, exciting, tense, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teamwork, friendship, survival, catastrophe, space travel, conspiracy, betrayal, space exploration, utopia, deadly, adventure, rescue ...
Time: future
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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: serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: lava, pterodactyl, space station, space exploration, robot, outer space, venus the planet, space and aliens, danger, imaginary, escapades, chase ...
Time: future
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 5.5
 160
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: interrogation, telekinesis, mutant, space exploration, cosmonaut, solar system, outer space
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 8.0
 741K
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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, trapped in space, loneliness, alone, space and aliens, human spirit ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, china, pasadena california, beijing china
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: alien race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, spacecraft, creature, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975, 70s
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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, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, space battle, getting home, teleportation, hologram, alien encounter, allies, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future
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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: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the first manned mission to Mars ends in a deadly crash, mission controller Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson assists an artificial intelligence system, A.R.T.I. Their investigation uncovers a mysterious object under the surface of Mars that ...
Style: enigmatic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: artificial intelligence, mars, expedition, trapped in space, investigation, crash, hi-tech, space exploration, explorer, sandstorm, close up of eye, space station ...
Time: near future
Place: antarctica
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Newbie and the Disasternauts (2010)
Genre: Animation
Country: Brazil
Style: not serious, humorous, light, entertaining, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: moon, silly humor, young heroes, imaginary, escapades, family, getting home, space and aliens, parody, 2d animation, children, shipwreck ...
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Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.
Style: breathtaking, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, alien, star trek, fight scenes, friendship, mentor, retiring, help, destiny, hopes, past ...
Time: future, 2020s
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Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Japan, France, Hong Kong, USA, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island novel.
Style: light, sweet, entertaining, funny
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: sea, friendship, obsessive quest, fantasy life, love of one's life, space exploration, treasure chest, pirate ship, abduction, universe, parrot, restaurant ...
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