American space movies

List of the best American movies about space, selected by visitors to our site: Interstellar, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Armageddon, Alien, Star Trek Into Darkness, Stowaway, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Martian, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Event Horizon.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersScientists, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Psychedelic, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersLosers, Presidential, Astronauts
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Chase
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

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 space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Monsters, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Multi-part
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

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 attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Alien invasion, Teleportation, Space wars
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersHeroes, Warriors, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Death, Mystery, Space wars
PlaceSpace, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men, Worth watching

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration03:34
CharactersAstronauts, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Smart, Disturbing

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 upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Spiders, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleLight, By books, Smart

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."

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:36
PlotSurvival, Travel, Supernatural, Black holes
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing

In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the crew of the "Lewis and Clark" discover the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersScientists, Astronauts
PlotApocalypse, Death, Expeditions, Saving the World, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Action, Philosophical, Fascinating

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 hope.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Friends, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Tense, Touching

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersAstronauts
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleTense, Disturbing

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 Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersThieves, Cannibals, Military, Warriors, Pilots
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Superpowers, Friendship, Hunting
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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 back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But... the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Pirates, Monsters, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Alien invasion, Chase, Saving the World
PlaceSpace, Prison, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Marvel, Exciting, By comics, Beautiful

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Astronauts, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Deserts, Moon
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersAstronauts
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, China, Brazil
Duration02:36
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Military, Astronauts
PlotTravel, Fight, Obsession, Loneliness, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersChildrens, Geniuses, Heroes, Soldier, Gifted children
PlotWar, Adventure, UFO, Virtual Reality, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Serious

Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Conspiracies
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies it's authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Scientists, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Death, Alien invasion, Chase, Technology
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Laboratory
StyleAction, Vital signs, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:31
CharactersAstronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hungary
CharactersTeens, Prophets
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Intrigue
PlaceSpace, Deserts
TimeFuture
StyleBy books

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, fantastic, drama, music
CountrySweden, Denmark, USA
CharactersTourists
PlotTravel, Virtual Reality, Friendship, Depression
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Philosophical, Fascinating

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, USA, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, China, Thailand
Duration01:47
CharactersKings, Aliens, Military, Friends, Womanizers
PlotAdventure, Cheating
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

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 species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USA
TimeFuture
StyleAction

A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Old man, Astronauts, Astronomers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Cancer, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Arctic
TimePost apocalypse

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Uprising
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women -- bred for intelligence and obedience -- embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. When they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they soon become consumed by fear, lust and an insatiable hunger for power.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantastic, action, action, adventure, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:04
CharactersAliens, Robots, Monsters, Beetles, Giants
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Alien invasion, Space wars, Funeral
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, For men

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Scientists, Military, Linguists
PlotTime travel, UFO, Alien invasion, Cancer, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, USA
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Smart

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.





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