Movies about space

List of the best movies about space and space travel, selected by our visitors: Prometheus, Interstellar, Pandorum, Apollo 13, The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Stranded, The Last Days on Mars, Ender's Game.

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

Prometheus (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Robots, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Expeditions, Fear, Travel
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Interstellar (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFarmers, Astronauts, Scientists, Friends, Astronauts, Inventors
PlotAdventure, Black holes, Time travel, Love, Cheating, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, End of the world, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Parallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Best soundtracks, Good music, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.

Pandorum (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Pilots, Mutant
PlotExpeditions, War, Survival, Supernatural, Lost memory, Chase, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnderrated, Atmospheric, Action, Depressive, Disturbing

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Apollo 13 (1995)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, adventure, history
PlotSurvival, Adventure, On real events
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.

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.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Raccoons, Aliens, Pirates, Friends, Warriors, Heroes, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Chase
PlaceSpace, Prison, Spaceships
StyleMarvel, Interesting, For a group of friends, Exciting, Fascinating

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.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Uprising, Cheating, Fear
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Tense

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

Stranded (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Alien invasion, Supernatural
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleDisturbing, For men

The Lunar Base Ark explores ore and unexpectedly is hit by a meteor shower and has severe damages. Colonel Gerard Brauchman sends the crewwoman Ava Cameron to repair a wing that is full of CO2. Dr. Lance Krauss warns that the gas may cause paranoia and hallucinations. Ava brings a sample of the meteor for analysis and Dr. Krauss finds that there are spores attached to the meteor. Ava accidentally cuts her finger in a sample but she hides the cut from the doctor. Soon Ava gets pregnant and delivers an alien offspring. However, neither Col. Brauchman nor Dr. Kraus believes in her words and they believe that Ava is delusional. He offspring bites the crewman Bruce Johns and the crew discovers that Bruce has been cloned by the alien. Soon they find how dangerous the clone is.

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.

Ender's Game (2013)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersChildrens, Soldier, Geniuses, Heroes
PlotWar, Adventure, Alien invasion

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.

Apollo 18 (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAstronauts, Heroes, Aliens
PlotExpeditions, Survival, Conspiracies
PlaceSpace, Moon, Spaceships
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Star Trek (2009)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Time travel, Black holes, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Spaceships

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.

Moon (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotDepression, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Moon, Spaceships
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Interesting

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.

Sunshine (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Expeditions, Death
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
StyleAction, Fascinating, Philosophical

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.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Friends, Astronauts, Astronauts, Losers, Spiders, Presidential
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, Fidelity, Adventure, Survival, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleBy books, Light, 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."

Solaris (2002)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CharactersAstronauts, Psychologists
PlotSupernatural, Obsession, Life after death, Mystery
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleAtmospheric, Romantic

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Heroes, Military, Partners
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Love, End of the world, Superpowers
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Cyberpunk

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersStrong women, Heroes
PlotUprising, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Deserts
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genrefantastic, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersScientists, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Technology
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Philosophical

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.

Solaris (1972)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
StyleAtmospheric, Unexpected ending, 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.