Movies about space

List of the best movies about space and space travel, selected by our visitors: Star Trek: Discovery, The Beyond, Passengers, Life, Alien: Covenant, 5th Passenger, The Cloverfield Paradox, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Oasis, High Life
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAliens
PlotTravel, Adventures
PlaceSpace
StyleFascinating, Spectacular

Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The Beyond (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrefantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:46
CharactersAliens
TimeFuture

Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.

Passengers (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:31
CharactersAstronauts
PlotLove, Cheating, Loneliness, Hatred
PlaceSpaceships
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.

Life (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlaceSpaceships, 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.

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Androids
PlotTime travel, Adventure
TimeFuture

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the 'synthetic', David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

5th Passenger (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 3.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotSurvival
StyleDisturbing

Set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:16
CharactersMonsters, Scientists
PlotTechnology, Experiments
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix

Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryFrance, USA, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:47
CharactersPartners, Friends, Aliens, Warriors
PlotAdventure
PlaceSpaceships
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.

Oasis (2017)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersAstronauts
TimeFuture

Set in the near future, Oasis tells the story of priest Peter Leigh, who is called to a remote planet where a mysterious multinational company is building the first permanent off-Earth human colony. The planet, Oasis, is humanity’s last chance to escape from Earth’s impending collapse, but it quickly becomes apparent that it may not be as hospitable to humanity as it seems... Note: This is a pilot episode only.

High Life (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
Duration02:05
CharactersCriminals
PlotExpeditions, Experiments, Black holes
PlaceSpaceships
StyleExciting

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersSuperhero
PlotAdventure
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China
Duration02:24
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts, Friends, Aliens
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Fidelity
PlaceShips, Spaceships
TimeFuture

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

A.I. Rising (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Duration01:25
CharactersAndroids, Astronauts
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceUSSR
TimeFuture

On a lonely mission to Alpha Centauri, Milutin is teamed up with Nimani 1345, a female cyborg designed to fulfill his every need. At first thrilled to be able to control her, Sebastian grows tired of having his desires fulfilled so easily. Longing for human intimacy, Sebastian alters Nimani's programmed responses, but in doing so he risks the mission's security — and his own life.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotWar
TimeFuture

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

Salyut-7 (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:01
CharactersAstronauts
PlotOn real events
StyleExciting

Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the country, but also bring upon tragedy, probably with loss of life. Astronauts have to be sent to the station to find what caused the breakdown and prevent the catastrophe. However, nobody has ever docked an uncontrolled object in space. To this day this is the most technically complicated mission in the history of the world of space navigation.

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

The Spacewalker (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersScientists, Military, Astronauts
PlaceRussia, Moscow, USSR
TimeCold War
StylePatriotic

March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no risk is too great. Now it’s up to the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran and a hot-headed test-pilot to fulfill this mission. Two men in a tiny spaceship, without proper testing, facing the complete unknown… They were supposed to do what no man has done before – and no man imagined what would happen next…

The Last Scout (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrefantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:16
CharactersHeroes
PlotDeath, War
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

In 2065, the crew of the Pegasus are searching for a new home for humanity. As they approach their potential new world, the discovery of another ship could be the key to their salvation, or doom them and the rest of humanity to extinction.

Prospect (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:37
CharactersFamily, Partners
PlotSurvival
TimeFuture
StyleTense, For men

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersSmugglers, Scammers, Robots, Aliens
PlotAdventure, Black holes
PlaceSpaceships
StylePopular

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersSuperhero, Raccoons
PlotMulti-part
StyleMarvel, Interesting, Exciting, Action, Worth watching, Vivid

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Annihilation (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists
PlotDeath, Expeditions
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Exciting

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Captain Marvel (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersSuperhero, Cats
PlaceAircraft
StyleMarvel, Womens in main roles, By comics, Exciting

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)
Mark6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
Duration02:10
PlotWar, Adventure
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

The next installment in the franchise and the conclusion of the “Star Wars“ sequel trilogy as well as the “Skywalker Saga“.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersFriends
PlotWar, Superpowers, Love

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersSuperhero, Raccoons, Gods, Friends, Heroes
PlotLove, Apocalypse, Time travel
PlaceUSA, Spaceships
StyleMarvel, Long, Exciting, Popular

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

Astro Kid (2019)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, cartoon
Duration02:24
CharactersAliens
PlotAdventure, Travel
StyleFor children

After their space ship is damaged in an asteroid field , 10-year-old Willy is separated from his explorer parents and finds himself alone on a dusty planet with only a cute robot for company in this fun animated adventure. Packed with neat little touches, from a space toothbrush that converts into a knife and a flamethrower, to a cuddly orange alien that bears a resemblance to How To Train Your Dragon’s Toothless, the movie (known as Terra Willy in its native France) follows Willy as he learns to adapt to his new surroundings and the planet’s quirky (and occasionally dangerous) inhabitants. Nicely animated with a sweet story at its heart, this junior space adventure with a really likeable lead character is well worth seeking out.

Teleios (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel, Death, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Action

A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.

Clara (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic
Duration02:00
CharactersAstronomers, Scientists, Heroes
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

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

Origin (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleDisturbing

A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018)
CharactersScientists, Fathers, Astronauts
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceSpaceships
TimeFuture

Discover the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel technology through electric cars, the Hyperloop, and revolutionary ideas on how we live through artificial intelligence and colonizing Mars.

First Man (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersPilots
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, For men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Oscars

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.

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
Duration01:40
CharactersMonsters, Aliens, Soldier
PlotSurvival
PlaceSpaceships

Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
Duration02:23
CharactersDinosaurs, Tough guys
PlotNuclear War
PlaceMoon
TimePost apocalypse

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, drama, documentary
CountryFrance, Germany, USA
Duration01:18
PlotAdventure

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet. (Wide release version with narration by Cate Blanchett.)

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
Duration01:38
CharactersMonsters, Aliens
PlotAlien invasion
PlaceAircraft

With no means for defeating Godzilla Earth, mankind watches as King Ghidorah, clad in a golden light, descends on the planet. The heavens and earth shake once again as the war moves to a higher dimension.

Ad Astra (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
Duration02:36
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts, Aliens
PlotLoneliness, Expeditions
PlaceSpaceships
TimeFuture

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.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

The Recall (2017)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryCanada
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Survival
PlaceAlaska

When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less then a good time, unaware that Earth is under attack by an alien invasion and mass-abductions.

Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
Duration01:34
CharactersAliens, Dogs, Scientists, Clowns
PlotAdventure, Cheating
PlacePrison
StyleBy comics

ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

Incoming (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 3.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountrySerbia, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersCriminals
PlacePrison
TimeFuture
StyleAction

The International Space Station is now a prison - the ultimate black site. No one's getting out. And no one knows it's there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Scott Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA, Submarines

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Over the Limit (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, sport
Duration01:27
CharactersAstronauts
PlaceEngland

Margarita Mamun, an elite Russian rhythmic gymnast, is struggling to become an Olympic champion. It is the most important year of her career and her last chance to achieve the ultimate goal, the gold Olympic medal. The film creates a captivating portrait of a young woman who is desperately trying to handle her own ambitions and meet the expectations of the official Russian training system.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:53
CharactersSuperhero, Gods, Family, Friends, Warriors
PlotApocalypse, War
StyleMarvel, By comics

Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Attraction (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Fathers, Guests, Military
PlotLove, UFO, War
PlaceMoscow, Russia

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Project Ithaca (2019)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
Duration01:24
PlotSupernatural, Mystery
PlaceSpaceships
TimeFuture

Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped aboard an alien spaceship that seems to be harnessing their terror to power the ship. They begin to understand that these species have been abducting humans for decades and possibly centuries.

Condorito: The Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryPeru
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Losers

Condorito must find a way to rescue his mother in law from an ancient race of aliens which wants to enslave the universe once again.

Tea Pets (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Family
PlotMystery, Adventure
PlaceShips

A group of tea pets—cute clay figurines that are good-luck charms for tea drinkers—embark on a magical animated adventure to find a fabled mystic.

Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersPandas
PlotDeath, Survival, Competitions
PlaceSea, Forest, Nature, Islands
StyleFascinating

An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles.

Galaxy of Horrors (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada, Italy, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens
PlotTechnology
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Tense

Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Festival.

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