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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, weird and cult film films and TV shows about / with space exploration, space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, astronaut, danger, space adventure, alien, mission and spacesuit plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama 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), Apollo 13 (1995), The Beyond (2017), First Man (2018), Europa Report (2013), Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962), Enemy Mine (1985), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Right Stuff (1983).

List of space exploration movies

 8.6
 1.8M
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, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, space station, end of the world, scientist, science, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.5
 236K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, 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, suspense, touching, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: space exploration, moon, solar system, astronaut, father son relationship, space travel, trapped in space, journey, obsession, space pirate, spacecraft, space station ...
Time: future, near future
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 7.7
 296K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, breathtaking, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, nasa, disaster, space exploration, space travel, space program, rescue, race against time, trapped in space, moon, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 60s, future, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: houston texas, usa, pacific ocean, texas, florida ...
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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: futuristic, enigmatic, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: space exploration, found footage, trapped in space, space travel, space mission, robot, mission, spacecraft, mystery, human in outer space, astronaut, hi-tech ...
Time: near future, future
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 7.3
 189K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan, China
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: factual, disturbing, inspirational, exciting, motivational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: space exploration, astronaut, space travel, moon landing, nasa, moon, loss of child, male camaraderie, space mission, space race, rocket, grief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, florida, houston texas, mojave desert
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 6.4
 72K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Plot: found footage, space travel, spacecraft, alien, space exploration, astronaut, survival, distant planet, moon, spacewalk, monster, self discovery ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1972
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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: suspense, exciting, scary, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: space exploration, monster, spacecraft, space travel, planet, mirage, expedition, cyclops, giant spider, alien, dinosaur, exploitation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
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 6.8
 48K
Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: alien, evil alien, future dystopia, friendship, space and aliens, space exploration, space wars, survival, stranded, desert, space travel, war ...
Time: future, 80s, 21st century
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, star trek, space opera, space exploration, alien planet, spacecraft, captain, alien species, alien contact, teleportation, space and aliens, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 24th century
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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, epic, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cold war, astronaut, nasa, space travel, test pilot, u.s. air force, space exploration, space program, aviation, politics, race against time, historical figure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., florida, houston texas, ussr, usa ...
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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, captivating, serious, erotic, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, space exploration, time travel, escapades, star trek, space opera, space battle, alien life-form, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 5.1
 77K
Moonfall (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, UK, Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, mysterious, psychotronic ...
Plot: disaster, moon, end of the world, apocalypse, space and aliens, friendship, space exploration, survival, catastrophe, spacecraft, meteor shower, armageddon ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, colorado, california, houston texas, los angeles ...
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: epic, futuristic, talky, exciting, saga ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, space travel, star trek, alien, teleportation, artificial intelligence, space exploration, planet, doctors, spacewalk, space station, warp speed ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: san francisco
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 5.2
 73K
Lost in Space (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, exciting, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, space travel, robot, alien, adventure, save the world, space exploration, spacecraft, family, heroes, escapades ...
Time: future
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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
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, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: alien, alien planet, space travel, space station, government agent, mission, creature, alien race, marriage proposal, spacecraft, end of the world, dna ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, 2020s
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 6.4
 283K
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, futuristic, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, monster, robot, human versus alien, alien life-form, scientist, creature, extraterrestrial, alien creature, androids, alien technology ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 5.6
 47K
Stowaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.
Style: suspense, futuristic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: space travel, survival, trapped in space, spacecraft, space exploration, space adventure, mars, struggle for survival, teamwork, adventure, team, deep space ...
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 6.2
 84K
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: psychological, philosophical, confusing, cerebral, absurd ...
Plot: afterlife, space travel, space and aliens, space station, mysterious planet, romance, alien, astronaut, planet, trapped in space, space exploration, clones ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: space travel, star trek, space opera, space exploration, spacecraft, trapped in space, getting home, space battle, teleportation, alien encounter, allies, hopes ...
Time: future, 24th century
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 6.5
 82K
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, tense, suspense, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nasa, astronaut, adventure, space shuttle, space exploration, old age, vengeance, space opera, redemption, heroes, mission gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1958, 90s, 2000s ...
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 8.7
 473K
The Mandalorian (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Plot under wraps
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: star wars, space travel, space and aliens, bounty hunter, warrior, one man army, space adventure, alien civilization, loner, gunslinger, tough guy, space opera ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 22K
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, alien planet, spacecraft, space exploration, escapades, distant planet, space and aliens, rescue, society, friendship, astronaut, science ...
Time: future
Place: europe
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 6.6
 232K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: monster, space travel, mars, space station, alien, astronaut, alien life-form, survival horror, death, research, science, evil alien ...
Time: future, near future
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The Midnight Sky (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: futuristic, apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: space travel, post apocalypse, space station, astronaut, survival, nuclear radiation, space colony, scientist, space exploration, terminal illness, spacecraft, apocalypse ...
Time: 2040s
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 8.0
 87K
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, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, space adventure, alien, space exploration, adventure, gay marriage, space and aliens, culture clash, spacecraft, dark humor, robot ...
Time: future, distant future
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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: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, space mission, survival, space exploration, friends, couple relations, friendship, female astronaut, pilot, power relations ...
Time: future, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 153K
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
Plot: space travel, human in outer space, spacecraft, space opera, space station, investigation, space wars, alien life-form, space exploration, space colony, society, rivalry ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 8.4
 84K
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, intellectual, futuristic, epic, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: star trek, space travel, space and aliens, heroic mission, adventure, captain, spacecraft, benign alien, friendship, alien species, alien planet, space exploration ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 6.0
 6K
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, philosophical, intellectual, inspirational ...
Plot: astronomy, first contact, science, ufo, race against time, space exploration, space and aliens, scientific discovery, escapades, adventure, alien civilization, forest ...
Time: future
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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: philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, thought provoking, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: space travel, astronaut, artificial intelligence, scientist, human versus computer, evolution, self discovery, spacecraft, moon, surrealism, spacewalk, alien ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, stone age, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
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