9 Great Movies Like “The Martian” | Space Movies

The Martian is a great space adventure movie that directed by Ridley Scott. It is adapted from Andy Weir’s best-selling book. In “The Martian”, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a storm in Mars and left behind by his crew. But he survived and he must find a way to signal to Earth that he is still alive.

If you watched The Martian or planning on seeing it, you should watch these 9 great movies too. Check out these 9 movies related with The Martian and if you want to add a movie to this list or you got some advice, please feel free to comment.

Interstellar (2014)

IMDb rating: 8.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 71%


Starring Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is one of the best space related movies. It is a thrilling and thought-provoking story about a team of explorers travelling through a wormhole in space to ensure humanity’s survival. You should definitely watch this art of piece directed by Christopher Nolan. Try to stay away from spoilers and reviews of the movie, until you watch the Interstellar.

Gravity (2013)

IMDb rating: 7.9 | Rotten Tomatoes: 97%


This movie is a work of techno-art, with images of humbling grandeur scenes almost painful in the depth of horror they evoke, said Rob Gonvalves from efilmcritic.com. “Gravity” is about a medical engineer and an astronaut that work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. You don’t even have to love sci-fi to love this movie. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, “Gravity” won 7 Oscars and you should watch it immediately.

Moon (2009)

IMDb rating: 8.0 | Rotten Tomatoes: 89%


Astronaut Sam Bell has a personal encounter toward the end of his three-year duty on the Moon. He and his computer GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped our planet’s power problems. But there are some problems in Sam Bell’s life in Moon and he needs to solve them. Starring famous actor Sam Rockwell, Moon is a well-assembled science fiction thriller directed by Duncan Jones. This great movie won 1 BAFTA award and it is my favorite movie about space.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

IMDb rating: 8.3 | Rotten Tomatoes: 96%


2001: A Space Odyssey is a true masterpiece in science fiction category and film history. This mind-bending sci-fi movie is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s story “The Sentinel”. In “2001: A Space Odyssey”, humanity finds a mysterious artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface. With an intelligent computer name H.A.L. 9000, they set off on a quest. Stanley Kubrick‘s epic movie tells us much about evolution of life, mankind and space. “2001: A Space Odyssey” is one of the greatest movies ever made and every movie addict should watch it.

Alien (1979)

IMDb rating: 8.5 | Rotten Tomatoes: 97%


“Alien” is Ridley Scott’s first science fiction movie and it is one of the best movies in its genre. In “Alien”, the commercial vessel named Nostromo receives a call from and unexplored planet. While they were searching for survivors, they headed home to realize a deadly bioform has joined them. Even it came out very soon before computer-generated visual effects began taking over Hollywood, it won the 1979 Academy Award for best visual effects. The Martian director’s “Alien” is a true masterpiece that every movie lover should see.

Solaris (1972)

IMDb rating: 8.1 | Rotten Tomatoes: 96%


“Solaris” a great movie made in 1972 by famous Russian director Andrey Tarkovski. In “Solaris”, a psychologist sent to a space station orbiting a distant planet to discover what has caused station crew to go insane. This distant planet has some unusual effects on human kind and Kris Kelvin travels there to rectify the situation. “Solaris” is one of the best space movies and it tells much about humanity, politics and psychology. In addition, there is a remade version of “Solaris”, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney.

Apollo 13 (1995)

IMDb rating: 7.6 | Rotten Tomatoes: 95%


Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon, “Apollo 13” tells us a true story about Lunar mission crisis in 1970. In the movie (also in real too), NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely. If you ever heard the sentence “Houston, we have a problem”, you should watch this movie to learn what was the “problem”. This epic historical drama from Ron Howard won 2 Oscars and it is a great movie about humanity’s journey to space.

Sunshine (2007)

IMDb rating: 7.3 | Rotten Tomatoes: 76%



“Sunshine” is about a team of international astronauts that sent on a risky mission to reignite the dying Sun using a nuclear fission bomb in the year 2057. Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne and Chris Evans, “Sunshine” is a mind-twisting space travel movie for all the science fiction lovers. If you liked The Martian, you should watch this movie too.

Cast Away (2000)

IMDb rating: 7.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 90%


Starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt, “Cast Away” has a similar feel and storyline with The Martian. In fact, this movie tells nothing about space or Mars. But if you liked The Martian, i think this movie is the most related movie with it. In “Cast Away”, you will watch the story of a FedEx executive transforming himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. This movie a great one-man show from Tom Hanks and it is one of my favorites too.

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