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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Adventure, Sci-fi

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. (Read More)

Themes:evolution,  technology,  deception,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:russian,  baby,  photographer,  alien,  doctor
Period:future
Story:monolith,  space voyage,  computer chess,  alien technology,  voyage of discovery,  year 2001,  satellite dish,  ancient astronaut,  rapid aging,  moon base,  moon landing,  spaceship setting,  message from outer space,  space expedition,  space hero,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  moon,  space station,  future shock,  space travel,  outer space,  computer breakdown,  evil computer,  human versus computer,  talking computer,  super computer,  alien intelligence,  alien contact,  computer,  soviet american relations,  blue danube waltz,  compilation music score,  psychadelic image,  classical music score,  cryogenic suspension,  negative footage,  planetary alignment,  shuttle craft,  millennialism,  technophobia,  carl jung,  70mm film,  overture,  famous opening theme,  jupiter the planet,  video telephone,  techne,  stargate,  number in character's name,  cult classic,  suspended animation,  waterhole,  visual metaphor,  explosive decompression,  biosphere,  airlock,  cryonics,  hibernation,  archeological dig,  lip reading,  man versus machine,  electromagnetic pulse,  spacewalk,  crater,  vacuum,  escape pod,  airline,  video recording,  outpost,  screenplay adapted by author,  council,  ambiguity,  rescue attempt,  orb,  zero gravity,  vortex,  visionary,  solar system,  prehistory,  leopard,  metaphysics,  messiah,  extreme close up,  science runs amok,  asphyxiation,  cryogenics,  animal killing,  famous line,  spacesuit,  rebirth,  voyage,  bone,  orchestral music score,  prehistoric times,  silence,  famous score,  stars,  ape,  top secret,  quarantine,  asteroid,  psychedelic,  very little dialogue,  stewardess,  location in title,  satellite,  nasa,  ambiguous ending,  tribe,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  sun,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  aging,  jogging,  sabotage,  year in title,  cold war,  freeze frame,  chess,  cult director,  ufo,  first part,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  mission,  pay phone,  based on short story,  beaten to death,  hotel room,  pilot,  flash forward,  news report,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  toilet,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  time travel,  scientist,  bathroom,  avant garde,  bed,  birthday,  slow motion scene,  digit in title,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  singing,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  number in title,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder

2010 (1984)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

2010 (1984)

In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:russian
Story:monolith,  ancient astronaut,  spaceship setting,  message from outer space,  space expedition,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space exploration,  outer space,  computer,  jupiter the planet,  cryonics,  spacewalk,  cryogenics,  year 2001,  stars,  nasa,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  year in title,  cold war,  moon,  digit in title,  surprise ending,  cult film,  number in title,  based on novel

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Interstellar (2014)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Interstellar (2014)

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:nasa,  earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  space station,  future shock,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  70mm film,  zero gravity,  solar system,  asphyxiation,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  orchestral music score,  top secret,  ambiguous ending,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  mission,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  time travel,  scientist,  birthday,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback

Europa Report (2013)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Europa Report (2013)

Europa, Jupiter's moon is known to have potential to support life. Hence a manned mission is sent to Europa to search for data proving existence of life there. "Europa report" shows the difficult choices and sacrifices the crew has to make to fulfill their objective of sending valuable data to Earth for research. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:alien
Story:trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  alien intelligence,  alien contact,  jupiter the planet,  airlock,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  astronaut,  freeze frame,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  scientist,  flashback

Gravity (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone ('Sandra Bullock' (qv)) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski ('George Clooney' (qv)) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space
Characters:russian,  doctor
Story:mission,  astronaut,  space shuttle,  satellite,  spacewalk,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  nasa,  sun,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  singing,  explosion,  flashback

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is ordered to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since her historic five-year mission. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they are also destroyed by the alien spacecraft. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul at Spacedock on Earth. Kirk rounds up the rest of his crew, and acquires some new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft. However, it has been there years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise... is he up to the task of saving Earth? This is why Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:spacecraft,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space exploration,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  shuttle craft,  overture,  man versus machine,  spacewalk,  spacesuit,  orchestral music score,  famous score,  artificial intelligence,  blockbuster,  first part,  long take,  mission

Apollo 13 (1995)
Adventure, Drama, History

Apollo 13 (1995)

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space
Characters:photographer,  doctor
Story:mission,  moon,  moon landing,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  zero gravity,  famous line,  spacesuit,  nasa,  astronaut,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  news report,  computer,  digit in title,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  number in title

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Period:future
Story:space voyage,  alien technology,  ancient astronaut,  space expedition,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  suspended animation,  archeological dig,  escape pod,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  animal attack,  moon,  mission,  pilot,  spaceship,  scientist,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder

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Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  doctor
Period:future
Story:alien technology,  trapped in space,  space exploration,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  super computer,  suspended animation,  explosive decompression,  hibernation,  spacewalk,  video recording,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  quarantine,  artificial intelligence,  spacecraft,  moon,  cult director,  character's point of view camera shot,  beaten to death,  pilot,  spaceship,  subjective camera,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  flashback,  murder

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:technology,  deception
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien,  baby,  doctor
Story:alien technology,  moon base,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  alien intelligence,  alien contact,  electromagnetic pulse,  crater,  council,  rescue attempt,  orb,  spacesuit,  satellite,  artificial intelligence,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  moon,  ufo,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  pilot,  news report,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  scientist,  computer,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder

Passengers (2016)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Passengers (2016)

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. This is why Passengers (2016) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Story:hibernation,  spaceship setting,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  suspended animation,  biosphere,  explosive decompression,  cryonics,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  voyage,  asteroid,  spacecraft,  jogging,  sabotage,  flash forward,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  birthday,  computer,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder

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Tomorrowland (2015)
Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Sci-fi

Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." (Read More)

Themes:technology,  deception,  surrealism
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  future shock,  space travel,  outer space,  electromagnetic pulse,  escape pod,  video recording,  orb,  nasa,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  sabotage,  freeze frame,  moon,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  mission,  pay phone,  beaten to death,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  time travel,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  flashback

Forbidden Planet (1956) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Forbidden Planet (1956)

When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. (Read More)

Themes:technology,  surrealism
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:alien technology,  space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  super computer,  science runs amok,  animal killing,  silence,  famous score,  stars,  artificial intelligence,  animal attack,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  moon,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  spaceship,  subjective camera,  scientist,  surprise ending,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  murder

Alien (1979)
Horror, Sci-fi

Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:spaceship setting,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  moon,  space travel,  spaceship,  outer space,  alien contact,  suspended animation,  airlock,  cryonics,  hibernation,  vacuum,  escape pod,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  first part,  computer,  cult film,  murder

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Event Horizon (1997)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Event Horizon (1997)

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. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:space voyage,  spaceship setting,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space station,  spaceship,  outer space,  suspended animation,  explosive decompression,  airlock,  cryonics,  zero gravity,  solar system,  science runs amok,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  voyage,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  mission,  explosion

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew 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 space 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. This is why Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  shuttle craft,  jupiter the planet,  suspended animation,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  top secret,  tribe,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  chess,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  scientist,  beating,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  murder

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Story:earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  asteroid,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  ufo,  first part,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  pay phone,  news report,  spaceship,  toilet,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  murder

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The Martian (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

The Martian (2015)

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. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. (Read More)

Locations:space,  desert
Story:nasa,  astronaut,  mission,  space expedition,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  biosphere,  airlock,  spacewalk,  crater,  video recording,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  satellite,  spacecraft,  pilot,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  scientist,  birthday,  computer,  surprise ending,  explosion,  based on novel

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:technology,  deception
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:russian,  alien
Story:alien technology,  ancient astronaut,  moon landing,  spacecraft,  space shuttle,  moon,  space travel,  outer space,  top secret,  satellite,  nasa,  astronaut,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  product placement,  mission,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  scientist,  computer,  slow motion scene,  beating,  explosion,  flashback,  murder

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  alien intelligence,  escape pod,  outpost,  council,  extreme close up,  famous score,  artificial intelligence,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  moon,  character's point of view camera shot,  pilot,  flash forward,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  scientist,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  number in title,  flashback,  murder

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The Last Days On Mars (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he's made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised 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 begin to realise; the life-form they've discovered is highly dangerous to all human life. This is why The Last Days On Mars (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:russian,  doctor
Period:future
Story:trapped in space,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  outpost,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  location in title,  ambiguous ending,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  chess,  based on short story,  no opening credits,  scientist,  computer,  beating,  surprise ending,  independent film,  flashback

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien,  baby
Period:future
Story:alien technology,  space exploration,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  crater,  council,  rescue attempt,  animal killing,  orchestral music score,  animal attack,  spacecraft,  moon,  mission,  beaten to death,  pilot,  spaceship,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  singing,  explosion,  murder

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  russian,  doctor
Story:alien technology,  ancient astronaut,  human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  escape pod,  outpost,  video recording,  zero gravity,  famous line,  famous score,  satellite,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  long take,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  birthday,  slow motion scene,  explosion,  murder

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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:alien technology,  space exploration,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  super computer,  council,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  tribe,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  animal attack,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  beaten to death,  flash forward,  spaceship,  slow motion scene,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  number in title,  flashback,  murder

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:ancient astronaut,  earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  escape pod,  outpost,  council,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  satellite,  artificial intelligence,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  moon,  ufo,  first part,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  flashback

Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. This is why Jason X (2001) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:spaceship setting,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  cryogenic suspension,  suspended animation,  explosive decompression,  science runs amok,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  ambiguous ending,  artificial intelligence,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  beaten to death,  pilot,  flash forward,  spaceship,  scientist,  computer,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  independent film,  number in title,  murder,  flashback

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Lockout (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lockout (2012)

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. (Read More)

Locations:space
Period:future
Story:outer space,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  suspended animation,  explosive decompression,  escape pod,  spacesuit,  spacecraft,  mission,  hotel room,  spaceship,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  flashback

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:russian,  alien
Story:ancient astronaut,  human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  shuttle craft,  jupiter the planet,  rescue attempt,  spacesuit,  stars,  spacecraft,  product placement,  mission,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  murder

Apollo 18 (2011) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Apollo 18 (2011)

In the early 70's, Commander Nathan Walker, Captain Ben Anderson and Lieutenant Colonel John Grey are assigned in a secret mission to the Moon to protect the USA from USSR using detectors. Nathan and Ben land on the Moon in the Liberty module while John stays in orbit in the module Freedom. They collect rock samples and bring them to the Liberty. They also find footprints and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises and they find that they are not alone in the satellite. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:alien
Story:moon landing,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  outer space,  crater,  spacesuit,  satellite,  nasa,  astronaut,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  digit in title,  surprise ending,  number in title

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The Fountain (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi

The Fountain (2006)

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. (Read More)

Themes:surrealism
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  metaphysics,  messiah,  rebirth,  ape,  stars,  tribe,  astronaut,  aging,  beaten to death,  flash forward,  no opening credits,  scientist,  bed,  beating,  murder,  flashback

Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Adventure, Sci-fi

Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes. This is why Planet Of The Apes (1968) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:evolution,  technology
Locations:space,  desert
Period:future
Story:space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  hibernation,  science runs amok,  cryogenics,  ape,  astronaut,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  first part,  character's point of view camera shot,  spaceship,  time travel,  scientist,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  based on novel,  murder

Aliens (1986)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Aliens (1986)

57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  trapped in space,  moon,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  suspended animation,  cryonics,  cryogenics,  famous line,  spacesuit,  orchestral music score,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  spaceship,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  explosion

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Battleship (2012) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Characters:alien
Story:satellite dish,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  electromagnetic pulse,  spacesuit,  satellite,  nasa,  spacecraft,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  beaten to death,  flash forward,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  scientist,  birthday,  slow motion scene,  beating,  explosion,  father daughter relationship

Life (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Life (2017)

Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:space station,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  outer space,  biosphere,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  quarantine,  astronaut,  long take,  scientist,  computer,  surprise ending,  explosion

Starman (1984)
Romance, Sci-fi

Starman (1984)

Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it.

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien,  baby
Story:crater,  spacecraft,  outer space,  alien contact,  orb,  cult director,  ufo,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  product placement,  pay phone,  news report,  drawing,  subjective camera,  scientist,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion

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Space Cowboys (2000)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Space Cowboys (2000)

When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course. It seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It's important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. The NASA man, Bob Gerson tries to find out who designed it and discovers that it was designed by Frank Corvin, an Air Force pilot who 40 years ago was part of the team who was originally suppose to go to space but when NASA was formed and Gerson's influence they were dropped. Gerson asks Frank to help but Frank still holds a grudge. But after some prodding he agrees but only if he and his team can go there so he can fix it. Gerson reluctantly agrees so Frank recruits his former team members, Tank Sullivan, Jerry O'Neill and Hawk Hawkins to join him. After some strenuous tests, they're cleared. And they go up with two other astronauts and check out the satellite and discover that they weren't told the whole truth. This is why Space Cowboys (2000) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:russian
Story:nasa,  satellite,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  jogging,  moon,  mission,  no opening credits

Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Oblivion (2013)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

Themes:deception,  surrealism
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:spacecraft,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  cryonics,  spacesuit,  nasa,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  drawing,  no opening credits,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder,  flashback

Moonraker (1979)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Moonraker (1979)

James Bond is back for another mission and this time, he is blasting off into space. A spaceship traveling through space is mysteriously hi-jacked and Bond must work quickly to find out who was behind it all. He starts with the rockets creators, Drax Industries and the man behind the organisation, Hugo Drax. On his journey he ends up meeting Dr. Holly Goodhead and encounters the metal-toothed Jaws once again. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space
Story:space shuttle,  space station,  nasa,  human in outer space,  outer space,  scientist,  shuttle craft,  airlock,  zero gravity,  top secret,  astronaut,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  product placement,  mission,  spaceship,  cult film,  explosion,  based on novel,  murder

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Independence Day (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day... (Read More)

Themes:technology
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:alien technology,  spacecraft,  human in outer space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  scientist,  electromagnetic pulse,  satellite,  blockbuster,  chess,  moon,  ufo,  product placement,  mission,  pilot,  news report,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  computer,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  father daughter relationship

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:technology,  deception
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:alien technology,  moon base,  human in outer space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  psychadelic image,  escape pod,  messiah,  famous line,  spacecraft,  moon,  ufo,  spaceship,  scientist,  computer,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  murder

Red Planet (2000) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Red Planet (2000)

In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves. This is why Red Planet (2000) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Themes:evolution
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  talking computer,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  nasa,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  mission,  spaceship

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Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  suspended animation,  cryonics,  outpost,  cryogenics,  orchestral music score,  tribe,  animal attack,  blockbuster,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  scientist,  slow motion scene,  beating,  surprise ending,  explosion,  murder

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:desert,  space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:ancient astronaut,  human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  famous opening theme,  number in character's name,  cult classic,  escape pod,  famous line,  orchestral music score,  famous score,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  pilot,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  computer,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  number in title,  murder

Lost In Space (1998)
Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lost In Space (1998)

In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. (Read More)

Locations:space,  desert
Period:future
Story:sun,  mission,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space exploration,  space travel,  pilot,  spaceship,  outer space,  scientist,  zero gravity,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  ape,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  time travel,  explosion

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Moon (2009) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Moon (2009)

Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract's entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. GERTY tells him that a rescue team named Eliza will come to the station to clean up the aftermath of the accident. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company and GERTY's willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Story:moon base,  trapped in space,  moon,  computer,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  talking computer,  jupiter the planet,  video telephone,  cryogenics,  spacesuit,  satellite,  artificial intelligence,  astronaut,  sun,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  drawing,  toilet,  cult film,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  flashback

Sunshine (2007)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Sunshine (2007)

50 years into the future, the Sun begins to die, and Earth is dying as a result. 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. This is why Sunshine (2007) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). (Read More)

Locations:space
Period:future
Story:sun,  mission,  spaceship setting,  trapped in space,  outer space,  airlock,  spacewalk,  vacuum,  spacesuit,  asteroid,  astronaut,  spacecraft,  sabotage,  spaceship,  scientist,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  murder

Titan A.e. (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Titan A.e. (2000)

In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to him contains a genetically encoded map to the Titan, and thus begins his race across the universe with Korso and his ship and crew, including Preed, a wisecracking rat-like humanoid, Gune, an eccentric, green-skinned scientist, and Stith, a tough, hard-as-nails weapons expert who resembles something of a kangaroo. Before long, Cale and Akima finds out that Korso is searching for the Titan in order to hand it over to the Drej. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  scientist,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  spacecraft,  moon,  mission,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  beating,  cult film,  explosion,  murder

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Spaceballs (1987)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:alien
Story:alien technology,  human in outer space,  space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  alien contact,  escape pod,  spacecraft,  cult director,  ufo,  character's point of view camera shot,  pilot,  spaceship,  subjective camera,  surprise ending,  cult film

Gattaca (1997) is one of the best movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gattaca (1997)

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:space
Characters:baby,  doctor
Period:future
Story:space exploration,  space shuttle,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  solar system,  stars,  quarantine,  nasa,  astronaut,  moon,  character's point of view camera shot,  beaten to death,  toilet,  subjective camera,  computer,  beating,  surprise ending,  cult film,  murder,  flashback

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

In the 24th century, the crew of the Enterprise-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the 21st century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Mood:epic
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:human in outer space,  space shuttle,  outer space,  alien contact,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  vortex,  spacesuit,  stars,  spacecraft,  mission,  spaceship,  time travel,  scientist,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  flashback

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