Movies about Mars

List of the best movies about the planet Mars, selected by visitors to our site: Alita: Battle Angel, Doom: Annihilation, Ad Astra, 2036 Origin Unknown, Life, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, Terra Formars, Mars, Approaching the Unknown, Ice Age: Collision Course.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
CharactersRobots, Teens, Scientists, Military, Hunters, Warriors, Dogs
PlotMartial Arts, Fights without rules, Technology, Adventure, Motorcycles, Lost memory
PlaceLake, Spaceships, Mars
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Bright, Vivid, Cyberpunk, Fascinating, Tense

    When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

    Doom: Annihilation (2019)
    Mark7 (imdb: 3.6)
    Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
    CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
    PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon

      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.

      Ad Astra (2019)
      Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
      Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
      CountryUSA, China, Brazil
      CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts, Aliens
      PlotLoneliness, Expeditions, Obsession, Chase
      PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon, Mars
      StyleTouching, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

        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.

        2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
        Mark4.6 (imdb: 4.4)
        Genrefantastic, action, thriller
        CountryUnited Kingdom
        PlotArtificial Intelligence, Expeditions, Investigation
        PlaceSpace, Mars
        StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

          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.

          Life (2017)
          Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
          Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
          CharactersAliens, Scientists, Astronauts, Monsters
          PlotDeath, Survival, Technology, Chase
          PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Laboratory
          StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

            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.

            Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)
            Markimdb: 5.5
            Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
            CountryJapan, USA
            CharactersMilitary, Aliens, Soldier, Heroes, Beetles
            PlotVirtual Reality
            PlaceMars, Space
            StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

              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.

              Terra Formars (2016)
              Mark8.2 (imdb: 4.7)
              Genrehorror, fantastic, action
              PlotRivalry, Supernatural
              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.

                Mars (2016)
                Mark3 (imdb: 7.5)
                Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
                PlaceMars, Mars, Spaceships, Space
                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.

                  Approaching the Unknown (2016)
                  Markimdb: 4.8
                  Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
                  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.

                    Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
                    Markimdb: 5.7
                    Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
                    CharactersFriends, Animals, Family, Parents
                    PlotAdventure, Chase, Volcanoes, End of the world
                    PlaceSpace, Moon, Mars
                    TimePrehistoric times

                      Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

                      Mars: Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru (2016)
                      Markimdb: 7.3
                      CharactersFriends, Pupils
                      PlotLove, Adventure
                      PlaceJapan, Space, Spaceships, Mars
                      StyleExciting, Fascinating, Smart

                        Based on the manga series "Mars" by Fuyumi Soryo (published from February, 1996 to December, 2000 in Japanese shojo manga magazine Bessatsu Friend).

                        The Martian (2015)
                        Mark9 (imdb: 8)
                        Genrefantastic, adventure
                        CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                        CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
                        PlotTravel, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Loneliness
                        PlaceSpace, Mars, Spaceships
                        StylePopular, Disturbing, Smart

                          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.

                          400 Days (2015)
                          Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
                          Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
                          CharactersAstronauts, Family, Aliens
                          PlotSurvival, Fate, End of the world, Experiments, Chase
                          PlaceSpaceships, Mars, Parallel worlds
                          TimePost apocalypse
                          StyleTense, Disturbing, Smart

                            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?

                            Avalanche Sharks (2014)
                            Markimdb: 2.3
                            Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
                            CharactersScientists, Sharks, Sheriffs
                            PlotCurses, Snow, Missing people
                            StyleHeavy, Disturbing

                              A group of skiers are terrorized during spring break by some sharks that swim through the snow. Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche.

                              The Last Days on Mars (2013)
                              Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.5)
                              Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
                              CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
                              CharactersZombie, Astronauts
                              PlotExpeditions, Death, Survival, Fear
                              PlaceMars, Space, Spaceships
                              StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

                                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.

                                John Carter (2012)
                                Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
                                Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
                                CharactersAliens, Heroes, Monsters
                                PlotAdventure, Teleportation
                                StyleDisney, Exciting, Steampunk

                                  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.

                                  Mars and April (2012)
                                  Markimdb: 6
                                  Genrefantastic, drama
                                  CharactersFriends, Geniuses, Photographers, Models
                                  PlotLove triangle, Obsession, Death, Art, Virtual Reality, Teleportation
                                  PlaceMars, Space, Moon
                                  StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Light

                                    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.

                                    Total Recall (2012)
                                    Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.3)
                                    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
                                    CountryUSA, Canada
                                    PlotLost memory, Conspiracies
                                    PlaceUSA, Space, Mars
                                    StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men, Cyberpunk

                                      Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

                                      Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (2012)
                                      Markimdb: 8.2
                                      Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
                                      CountryJapan, USA
                                      CharactersMilitary, Aliens, Robots
                                      PlotApocalypse, Love, Artificial Intelligence, Racing, Expeditions
                                      PlaceSpace, Sea, Mars
                                      TimePost apocalypse, Future
                                      StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

                                        Compilation of episodes 1-2 of the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV anime.

                                        Mars Needs Moms (2011)
                                        Mark2 (imdb: 5.4)
                                        Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                                        CharactersHeroes, Family, Aliens
                                        PlotAdventure, UFO, Alien invasion, Abduction
                                        PlaceMars, Space
                                        StyleTouching, Exciting, Fascinating, To cry, Disney

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

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