Movies about astronomers

Movies about astronomers
List of the best movies about astronomers selected by visitors to our site: Nostalgia for the Light, Clara, Armageddon, The Colony, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Degenerates, Contact, Star Trek Into Darkness, Solaris, Parade of the Planets.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, Germany, Chile, Spain
CharactersTwins, Archaeologists, Astronomers
PlotInvestigation, Political
PlaceDeserts
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Scientists, Astronomers
PlotObsession, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, The Universe
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Vital signs, Intellectual

An astronomer becomes obsessed with searching the cosmos for signs of life beyond Earth which leads to a shocking discovery.

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: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
CharactersLesbians, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Environmental disasters
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleWomens in main roles

In the not-too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.

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: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Pirates, Slaves, Soldier, Poets
PlotSlavery, Earthquake, Love triangle
PlaceShips, Caves, Italy
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

An adaptation of Petronius' satire about the decadent life in ancient Rome. "If you like the Fellini version, you should definitely see this one, too. It's every bit as good and in some ways better."

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Inventors, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotRadio
PlaceSpace
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

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: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49
CharactersImmortals, Scientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Makes me think

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
PlotTravel

A rare astronomical phenomenon — the parade of planets — has a strange effect on several men. The heroes of the film — an astrophysicist, locksmith, salesman, architect, loader, trolley bus driver — are called up for military training, which ends ahead of time. There is a strange pause in their life — no one knows where they are, no one is waiting for them, and they themselves can not rush anywhere. This short respite in a hasty and busy life gives the heroes the opportunity to experience strong and very important feelings for them.

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: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountrySoviet Union

A young astronomer is becoming more of administrator instead of concentrating on science.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:48
CharactersAstronauts, Heroes, Military, Pilots
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Russia, USSR
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Serious

The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition in missile technology, the confrontation of superpowers - the USSR and the USA. In the first group of astronauts were selected from three thousand fighter pilots across the country. In twenty of the legendary got the best of the best. Which of them will fly first, no one knew. In this way, had to contend not only with the pull of the earth ...

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
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06
PlotOn real events, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Epic, Touching

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Pirates, Family, Cyborgs
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Uprising
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Tomb
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Steampunk

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 on mutiny!

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Sisters, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Wedding, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Mansions, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

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: 7.6
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: 7.5
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.

Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotEnd of the world, Apocalypse, Treason, Money
PlaceUSA
StyleUplifting

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn humankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, short
CountryFrance
Duration00:16
CharactersKings, Aliens, Scientists, Astronomers
PlotAdventure, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Serious

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon. Once on the lunar surface, the bold explorers face the many perils hidden in the caves of the mysterious satellite.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
CharactersHeroes, Disabled people, Inventors, Astronomers
PlotOn real events, Black holes
PlaceThe Universe
StyleAction, Smart, Fancy, Touching, Serious

The story of the extraordinary life of eminent scientist, Steven Hawking. As he goes through school, and despite being diagnosed with ALS, Hawking develops revolutionary theories about time, black holes, and the origin of the universe.

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: 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: 7.8
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: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersImmortals, Single mothers
PlotLove, Survival, Cars, Relationship, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, For girls, Touching

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Hypnosis
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Atmospheric, Smart

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

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: 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.





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