Movies about Mars

List of the best movies about the planet Mars, selected by visitors to our site: The Last Days on Mars, The Martian, 2036 Origin Unknown, John Carter, Total Recall, Red Planet, Terra Formars, Stranded, Mission to Mars, Life
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie
PlotExpeditions
PlaceMars, Space
TimeFuture

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger.

The Martian (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration03:34
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotTravel, Survival, Time travel
PlaceSpace, Mars, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular

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.

2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Expeditions, Investigation
PlaceSpace, Mars
StyleExciting

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 could change the future of our planet as we know it.

John Carter (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotAdventure
PlaceMars
StyleDisney

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Total Recall (1990)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotLost memory
PlaceMars, Space
StyleCyberpunk

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Red Planet (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:47
PlotAdventure
PlaceMars, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleDepressive

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Terra Formars (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryJapan
Duration00:32
CharactersHeroes
PlotRivalry, Supernatural
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing, For men

With the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold. It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission. But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars.

Stranded (2002)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:35
CharactersAliens, Astronauts
PlaceMars, Space
TimeFuture

A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to survive as the minutes slip away?

Mission to Mars (2000)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotAdventure
PlaceMars, Space, Spaceships
TimeFuture

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

Life (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleDisturbing

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.

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Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
PlaceSpace, USA, Mars, Deserts

Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.

Mars (2016)
Mark3 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotAdventure
PlaceMars, Mars, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Smart, Fascinating

The maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, this series blends scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersMilitary, Aliens, Soldier
PlaceMars
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

400 Days (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlaceSpaceships, Mars
TimePost apocalypse

4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth has changed. Is this real or is the simulation on a higher level than they could have ever imagined?

Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotAdventure
PlaceMars

When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotAlien invasion, UFO
PlaceMars

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction films of the '50s and '60s.

Red Faction: Origins (2011)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersMilitary
PlotSurvival
PlaceMars
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

In the year 2125, Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom in the hit action game Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now, Syfy and THQ are teaming up to continue the saga of conflict on Mars 25 years later in an all-new Original Movie, Red Faction: Origins. Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith stars as Jake Mason, son of revolutionary hero Alec Mason (Terminator 2's Robert Patrick) and a Red Faction ranger. Fighting to preserve Martian freedom, Jake encounters a powerful new enemy in a dangerous and mysterious group led by the charismatic Adam Hale (Torchwood's Gareth David-Lloyd) and holding secrets that will rock the Mason clan. Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war. Red Faction: Origins also stars Battlestar Galactica's Kate Vernon and The Tudors' Tamzin Merchant, and will feature music from Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica).

Mars and April (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersFriends
PlotLove triangle, Obsession
PlaceMars
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

In the near future, as humanity prepares to set foot on Mars, Jacob Obus, an elderly musician, takes pride in slowing down time by playing instruments inspired by women's bodies, designed by his friend Arthur. A love triangle develops when Jacob and Arthur both fall in love with Avril, a young photographer. Enter Eugène Spaak, Arthur's father, an inventor and cosmologist who unveils a new theory about man's desire to reach Mars and helps Jacob find the true meaning of life and love.

Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
Duration00:30
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing

Doom: Annihilation follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

Doom (2005)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersSpecial Forces, Aliens
PlotWeapon, Teleportation, Supernatural
PlaceMars
StyleBy games

A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Supernatural
PlaceMars, Ghost towns
TimeFuture

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien beings who gradually possess the bodies of the workers. It soon turns out that catching the dangerous fugitive takes a back seat as the alien spirits begin to rid their planet of the 'invaders'.

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