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Gravity (2013)
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,  panic,  grief,  loneliness,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space,  beach
Characters:engineer,  russian,  chinese,  doctor
Story:mission,  astronaut,  space shuttle,  satellite,  space mission,  lack of oxygen,  spacewalk,  oxygen,  crash landing,  female astronaut,  sole survivor,  adrift in space,  radio transmission,  space debris,  international space station,  hubble space telescope,  space junk,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  disaster,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  fire extinguisher,  dream sequence,  female doctor,  dog barking,  reference to marvin the martian,  alone against the odds,  record breaking,  hole in the head,  one man film,  can opener,  bolt,  solar panel,  reborn,  dental retainer,  family photo,  near drowning,  soliloquy,  visceral,  hyperventilation,  fountain pen,  marooned,  explosive decompression,  weightlessness,  landing,  virtual set,  farewell,  jet pack,  famous song,  escape pod,  lullaby,  zero gravity,  self pity,  wrench,  spacesuit,  anecdote,  altered version of studio logo,  houston texas,  female hero,  film starts with text,  crew,  alarm,  fireball,  metaphor,  minimal cast,  joy,  nasa,  lens flare,  title at the end,  one day,  parachute,  near death experience,  death of daughter,  sun,  3d,  despair,  3 dimensional,  chaos,  tension,  retirement,  indian,  frog,  country music,  helmet,  survivor,  isolation,  self sacrifice,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  radio,  no opening credits,  woman,  survival,  subjective camera,  swimming,  science,  prayer,  hallucination,  undressing,  written by director,  female protagonist,  corpse,  dream,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  one word title,  f rated,  death,  flashback,  dog

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
Story:space mission,  crash landing,  female astronaut,  adrift in space,  international space station,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  solar panel,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  film starts with text,  crew,  lens flare,  astronaut,  mission,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  flashback,  death

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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,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:mission,  crew,  landing,  space mission,  lack of oxygen,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  survival,  explosive decompression,  zero gravity,  oxygen,  spacesuit,  houston texas,  nasa,  parachute,  astronaut,  tension,  disaster,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  dream,  explosion

The Last Days On Mars (2013)
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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:russian,  doctor
Story:female astronaut,  crew,  sole survivor,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  female doctor,  explosive decompression,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  alarm,  lens flare,  one day,  astronaut,  chaos,  helmet,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  no opening credits,  survival,  corpse,  flashback,  death

Life (2017) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:space
Story:space station,  international space station,  crew,  space mission,  female astronaut,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  outer space,  weightlessness,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  astronaut,  self sacrifice,  long take,  survival,  science,  explosion,  death

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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. This is why The Martian (2015) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  chinese
Story:crew,  nasa,  astronaut,  mission,  female astronaut,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  one man film,  solar panel,  marooned,  explosive decompression,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  oxygen,  spacesuit,  houston texas,  satellite,  near death experience,  helmet,  race against time,  no opening credits,  survival,  science,  fire,  explosion

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:grief
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:nasa,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  zero gravity,  wrench,  spacesuit,  altered version of studio logo,  crew,  lens flare,  near death experience,  astronaut,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  no opening credits,  woman,  survival,  science,  written by director,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  death,  flashback

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,  fear
Locations:space,  beach
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  jet pack,  escape pod,  altered version of studio logo,  houston texas,  nasa,  title at the end,  near death experience,  astronaut,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  science,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  dog,  flashback,  death

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Passengers (2016) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  loneliness,  fear
Locations:space
Characters:engineer
Story:human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  oxygen,  spacesuit,  crew,  near death experience,  despair,  isolation,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  swimming,  undressing,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  flashback

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:panic,  fear
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  russian,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  crew,  human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  satellite,  lens flare,  title at the end,  near death experience,  3 dimensional,  survivor,  self sacrifice,  long take,  race against time,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  corpse,  explosion,  death

Alien: Covenant (2017)
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. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  crew,  sole survivor,  trapped in space,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  fire extinguisher,  female doctor,  explosive decompression,  spacewalk,  spacesuit,  altered version of studio logo,  near death experience,  helmet,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  radio,  survival,  subjective camera,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  death,  flashback

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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,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Story:crew,  sole survivor,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  alone against the odds,  landing,  escape pod,  spacesuit,  female hero,  minimal cast,  lens flare,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  survival,  undressing,  female protagonist,  one word title,  f rated,  death

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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:technology
Locations:space
Characters:russian,  doctor
Story:crew,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  satellite,  nasa,  astronaut,  sun,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  mission,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  singing,  explosion,  flashback

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:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space,  beach
Characters:engineer
Story:crash landing,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  escape pod,  film starts with text,  alarm,  tension,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  survival,  female protagonist,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  death,  flashback

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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. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  crew,  human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  spacewalk,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  metaphor,  lens flare,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  woman,  fire,  explosion,  death

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. This is why Prometheus (2012) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:technology
Mood:suspense
Story:crash landing,  sole survivor,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  dream sequence,  escape pod,  spacesuit,  lens flare,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  survival,  science,  corpse,  explosion,  flashback,  dog

Event Horizon (1997) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Story:crew,  female astronaut,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space station,  outer space,  explosive decompression,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  astronaut,  chaos,  mission,  woman,  survival,  science,  hallucination,  corpse,  dream,  explosion

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Red Planet (2000)
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. (Read More)

Story:crash landing,  female astronaut,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  survival,  landing,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  crew,  nasa,  astronaut,  disaster,  mission,  woman,  death

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,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:chinese,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  space debris,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  spacesuit,  satellite,  lens flare,  parachute,  near death experience,  chaos,  helmet,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  radio,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  written by director,  fire,  explosion,  death,  dog

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. (Read More)

Themes:technology
Locations:space
Characters:russian,  engineer
Story:nasa,  satellite,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  spacewalk,  zero gravity,  anecdote,  astronaut,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  mission,  no opening credits

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Barbarella (1968) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Barbarella (1968)

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. You can not help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what minimal clothes our heroine seemed to possess. This is why Barbarella (1968) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:space mission,  crash landing,  female astronaut,  astronaut,  radio transmission,  space travel,  outer space,  weightlessness,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  crew,  mission,  radio,  woman,  science,  undressing,  female protagonist,  dream,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  one word title,  f rated,  death

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
Story:sole survivor,  survivor,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  dream sequence,  spacesuit,  female hero,  crew,  lens flare,  death of daughter,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  subjective camera,  female protagonist,  explosion,  one word title,  f rated

Critters (1986)
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:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Story:earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  one day,  near death experience,  chaos,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  mission,  radio,  subjective camera,  survival,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  death

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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
Characters:engineer
Story:outer space,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space shuttle,  space station,  explosive decompression,  escape pod,  spacesuit,  lens flare,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  corpse,  explosion,  one word title,  flashback

Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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.

Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Story:crash landing,  female astronaut,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  spacesuit,  altered version of studio logo,  nasa,  astronaut,  self sacrifice,  mission,  no opening credits,  woman,  written by director,  dream,  explosion,  one word title,  dog,  death,  flashback

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. This is why In The Heart Of The Sea (2015) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Locations:beach
Story:crew,  sole survivor,  marooned,  near death experience,  despair,  tension,  retirement,  survivor,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  death

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Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:technology,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:film starts with text,  near death experience,  survivor,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  mission,  subjective camera,  survival,  science,  corpse,  explosion,  one word title,  death

Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:sole survivor,  female doctor,  metaphor,  minimal cast,  one day,  near death experience,  tension,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  survival,  written by director,  corpse,  one word title,  death

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:russian,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  outer space,  landing,  parachute,  survivor,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  survival,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  death

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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Locations:space
Story:crash landing,  human in outer space,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  zero gravity,  female hero,  lens flare,  title at the end,  near death experience,  3 dimensional,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  hallucination,  written by director,  explosion,  dog,  death,  flashback

Solaris (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi

Solaris (2002)

Dr. Gibarian, part of a team at a space station studying Solaris, makes an urgent and self-described bizarre video request to his friend, civilian psychiatrist Dr. Chris Kelvin, to come to the station to deal with an unspecified phenomenon aboard, that phenomenon with which Chris' experience and background may be able to explain and solve. Chris learns that his trip is sanctioned by the space program as a security force had been sent to the station to investigate, that security team which is now missing. When Chris arrives at the station, he finds only two surviving team members, Drs. Gordon and Snow (Dr. Gibarian committed suicide), who are both acting nervously. Chris also finds two unexpected people there, the first, who Chris only sees fleetingly, being Dr. Gibarian's adolescent son Michael, and the second being Chris' deceased wife, Rheya. Chris and Rheya had a passionate relationship in all its good and bad before she committed suicide. Apparently, these appearances of loved ones of the crew at the station are what Chris has come to investigate. As Chris, Gordon and Snow discuss and argue about what to do, Chris becomes emotionally invested in this vision of his wife, who herself begins to realize she looks like Rheya, acts like Rheya (including having the same feelings for Chris), answers to the name Rheya, but is not really the Rheya that was once Chris' wife. This is why Solaris (2002) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Locations:space
Story:space station,  crew,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  oxygen,  spacesuit,  nasa,  title at the end,  mission,  no opening credits,  corpse,  dream,  one word title,  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.

Locations:space
Story:sun,  mission,  space mission,  crew,  trapped in space,  outer space,  weightlessness,  spacewalk,  spacesuit,  lens flare,  astronaut,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  survival,  science,  fire,  death

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Armageddon (1998) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Armageddon (1998)

It is just another day at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a few astronauts were repairing a satellite until, out of nowhere, a series of asteroids came crashing into the shuttle, destroying it. These asteroids also decimated New York soon thereafter. Then, NASA discovered that there is an asteroid roughly the size of Texas heading towards the Earth, and when it does hit the Earth, the planet itself and all of its inhabitants will be obliterated, worse, the asteroid will hit the Earth in 18 days. Unfortunately, NASA's plans to destroy the asteroid are irrelevant. That is when the U.S. military decides to use a nuclear warhead to blow the asteroid to pieces. Then, scientists decide to blow the asteroid with the warhead inside the asteroid itself. The only man to do it, is an oil driller named Harry Stamper and his group of misfit drillers and geologists. As he and his drill team prepare for space excavation, the asteroid is still heading towards the Earth. When the crew are launched into outer space, they are determined to destroy this asteroid. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:russian
Story:outer space,  nasa,  crew,  human in outer space,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  famous song,  spacesuit,  satellite,  lens flare,  astronaut,  chaos,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  mission,  swimming,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  one word title,  dog,  death

Deep Impact (1998)
Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Deep Impact (1998)

Journalist Jenny Lerner is assigned to look into the background of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse who abruptly resigned from government citing his wife's ill health. She learns from his secretary that Rittenhouse was having an affair with someone named Ellie but when she confronts him, his strange reaction leads her to reconsider her story. In fact, a comet, discovered the previous year by high school student Leo Biederman and astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, is on a collision course with the Earth, an Extinction Level Event. A joint US-Russian team is sent to destroy the comet but should it fail, special measures are to be put in place to secure the future of mankind. As the space mission progresses, many individuals deal with their fears and ponder their future. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:suspense
Locations:space,  beach
Characters:russian
Story:space mission,  female astronaut,  human in outer space,  space shuttle,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  crew,  nasa,  astronaut,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  survival,  explosion,  f rated,  death

Everest (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:russian,  doctor
Story:female doctor,  oxygen,  film starts with text,  near death experience,  3 dimensional,  tension,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  radio,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  survival,  hallucination,  corpse,  one word title,  death

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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. This is why Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Locations:beach
Characters:chinese
Story:crash landing,  space shuttle,  space station,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  zero gravity,  spacesuit,  death of daughter,  astronaut,  survivor,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  written by director,  corpse,  dream,  fire,  explosion,  death,  flashback

Gattaca (1997) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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)

Locations:space,  beach
Characters:doctor
Story:space mission,  space shuttle,  space travel,  mission,  outer space,  nasa,  astronaut,  dream,  character's point of view camera shot,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  subjective camera,  swimming,  undressing,  corpse,  one word title,  death,  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. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:crash landing,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  earth viewed from space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  female doctor,  explosive decompression,  jet pack,  spacesuit,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  underwater scene,  woman,  survival,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  death,  flashback

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The Finest Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Characters:engineer
Story:crew,  altered version of studio logo,  title at the end,  near death experience,  3d,  3 dimensional,  tension,  disaster,  long take,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  radio,  no opening credits,  survival,  corpse,  singing,  explosion,  death

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? (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:engineer,  doctor
Story:crew,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  spacewalk,  spacesuit,  long take,  mission

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
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. This is why Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Characters:engineer
Story:crash landing,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  spacesuit,  altered version of studio logo,  satellite,  lens flare,  title at the end,  3 dimensional,  chaos,  helmet,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fire,  explosion,  dog,  flashback,  death

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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)

Locations:space
Characters:russian
Story:crash landing,  human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  spacesuit,  fireball,  near death experience,  3 dimensional,  chaos,  race against time,  mission,  no opening credits,  written by director,  fire,  explosion,  f rated,  death

Mission To Mars (2000)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mission To Mars (2000)

In 2020, a crew of astronauts has been prepared for a two-year international mission in Mars. Jim McConnell, Woody Blake and his wife Terri Fisher, Luke Graham and Phil Ohlmyer are best friends and Jim lost his chance to land on Mars when his beloved wife Maggie McConnell died. The team of four astronauts land on Mars but a mysterious storm kills three of them and only Luke survives. A rescue team with Woody in command and Jim, Terri and Phil heads to the red planet and discovers that only Luke has survived. Their further investigation shows that the storm that killed the three other astronauts was artificial and created to protect a Face that lies on Mars. What might be the intriguing Face? (Read More)

Story:mission,  crew,  sole survivor,  human in outer space,  trapped in space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  zero gravity,  astronaut,  survivor,  self sacrifice,  long take

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  grief,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:visceral,  alarm,  one day,  chaos,  survivor,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  underwater scene,  survival,  swimming,  fire,  singing,  explosion,  death

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Dunkirk (2017) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:space,  beach
Story:crash landing,  sole survivor,  bolt,  visceral,  landing,  altered version of studio logo,  film starts with text,  near death experience,  chaos,  tension,  helmet,  survivor,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  race against time,  mission,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  swimming,  written by director,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  one word title,  dog,  death

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013). (Read More)

Themes:technology,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:crash landing,  explosive decompression,  altered version of studio logo,  near death experience,  chaos,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  undressing,  female protagonist,  corpse,  explosion,  one word title,  death

Battleship (2012)
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)

Story:crash landing,  space travel,  outer space,  spacesuit,  film starts with text,  satellite,  nasa,  lens flare,  chaos,  helmet,  long take,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  explosion,  one word title

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The Shallows (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:beach
Story:alone against the odds,  female hero,  minimal cast,  near death experience,  tension,  helmet,  race against time,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  subjective camera,  swimming,  female protagonist,  corpse,  fire,  death,  flashback

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Gravity (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:crash landing,  human in outer space,  space station,  space travel,  outer space,  female hero,  film starts with text,  lens flare,  near death experience,  sun,  chaos,  helmet,  long take,  race against time,  mission,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  no opening credits,  woman,  survival,  written by director,  female protagonist,  fire,  explosion,  f rated,  death

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:panic,  fear
Characters:doctor
Story:explosive decompression,  zero gravity,  altered version of studio logo,  film starts with text,  parachute,  near death experience,  self sacrifice,  character's point of view camera shot,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  subjective camera,  hallucination,  corpse,  dream,  fire,  explosion,  death,  flashback,  dog

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