Top 20 Mesmerising Outer Space Movies Streaming On Netflix

 But through movies, we can get to space. Different space movies can help us understand the true stories behind the curtain. They also provide us with visual treats above our imagination.

Alan B. Shepard was the first American astronaut in space in 1961. Since then, we have been obsessed with space and what is beyond them. So, naturally, this passion for the galaxies would restate to the movies. 

Whether it is about watching a group of astronauts try together to destroy an asteroid hurtling toward Earth or some movies are worth watching with real astronauts talking about their adventures living in zero gravity, these fascinating stories are as engaging as they are fun.

Here, we discussed some space-oriented movies, some based on real life, some fictionalized, and a few documentaries you may monitor now; no launch countdown is required.


Director: Joe Penna

Casting: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae, Toni Collette, Shamier Anderson. Dan Barry 

 Year: 2021

Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Currently Available on only Netflix

Life in the space might be challenging even when everything goes well. And nothing goes quite well in this 2021 sci-fi thriller directed by Joe Penna. 

Stowaway starts its story with a few astronauts, played by Daniel Dae Kim, Anna Kendrick, and Toni Collette, beginning their two-year Mars mission only to discover— a stowaway (recreated by Shamier Anderson) on board. 

Adding This unexpected passenger means there would not be sufficient oxygen or food supplies for the entire journey for all four passengers. So what extends is a twisted term take on a traditional moral difficulty, and How the story will turn as the story progresses?

The Wandering Earth

Director: Frant Gwo

Casting: Guangjie Li, Chuxiao Qu, Chuxiao Qu, Jin Mai Jaho, Jing Wu, Jiayin Lei


Running time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi

Currently Available on Netflix

Visualize that the Earth is failing, and the whole residents need to reach the Alpha Centauri system to sustain their life. But rather than going on spaceships, they go somewhere else. 

That is the speculation of this 2019 Chinese sci-fi thriller movie. Humanity bands jointly to dodge Earth’s giant red sun in 2061 to divert the planet into its own “vessel.” They establish potent engines to help the whole world travel safely in another solar system. 

Is sound impossible? Yes, it has difficulties and challenges. It’s complex and challenging. But it’s one of China’s highest-profiting films.


Director: Alexandre Aja

Casting: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Marc Saez, Eric Herson-Macarel


Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes

 Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Sci-Fi

Currently Available on Netflix

If you are claustrophobic, you certainly want to move with few cautions. This 2021 French sci-fi thriller is set in space, but mainly in a little cryogenic compartment. 

The film starts with a woman (Mélanie Laurent) Waking up in a bit of place without remembering who she is or why she is there. With the help of an assistance AI called MILO (voiced by Mathieu Amalric), she can succeed in contacting emergency services, but they cannot help her. Worse, her chamber’s oxygen levels are running out, and MILO won’t release her. 

The film is a conflict between time and air, making you hold your breath till the end.

The Midnight Sky

Director: George Clooney

Casting: George Clooney,Demián Bichir,  David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Felicity Jones, 

 Year: 2021

Running time: 1 hour 58 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Currently Available on Netflix

If there were one man left who saved civilization from disaster, then thank god, it’s George Clooney. He stars as Augustine Lofthouse and also directed the movie.

On the Arctic ring, a man is all alone. After a catastrophic disaster, everyone vacated the Earth’s surface, but he remained behind because he was already going to die. He finds that an interplanetary craft called Aether is returning from Jupiter’s habitable moon to Earth. Unfortunately, the crew of the Aether (played by David Oyelowo, Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir ) is entirely clueless. The inhabitants have been completely wiped out. Augustine’s literal death mission is to contact the Aether crew and help them return to Jupiter.

Captain Nova

Director: Maurice Trouwborst

Casting: Marouane Meftah, Kika Van De Vijver, Anniek Pheifer, Hannah van Lunteren


Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes

 Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Currently Available on Netflix

Captain Nova has both specifications if you are still deciding whether to watch time or space travel.

 A Dutch sci-fi movie witnesses a 37-year-old astronaut (played by Anniek Pheifer) traveling 25 years back to save the Earth from catastrophic environmental destruction. He teams up with a fellow named Nas to locate and eliminate the person responsible for global warming.But there is a problem she faces once she lands on Earth, and that is she’s her 12-year-old self. So finally, As a tween, But unfortunately, no one is interested in listening to a 12-year-old girl from the future.

The Space Between Us

Director: Peter Chelsom

Casting: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

 Year: 2017

Running time: 2 hours and 0 minutes

 Genre: Adventure, Romance

Currently Available on Netflix, VUDU, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

If you like to watch space films with romance, then try The Space Between Us. Star-crossed loversTulsa (Britt Robertson) and Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) are diverged by 96 million miles. But only one of them understands it. 

Gardner was born on Mars after the first mission to populate the planet landed there. And He meets Tulsa in an online chat where he tells her about being homebound because of a dangerous brittle bone disease. 

A crush leads him to confront Tulsa and search for his biological father.Gardner pursues to navigate his way to Earth. Still, it is not an easy mission: Because Gardner was born and grown on Mars with their atmosphere, he needs complicated surgery to expand his bone density and intense training to acclimate to Earth’s ambience. Gardner is not discouraged and proceeds through all to get Tulsa.Despite being told by the CEO of the Mars mission that he cannot leave the planet,

 Nathaniel Shepard (Gary Oldman), Wants to follow a tale of teen love while they dodge the sharp eye of NASA.

Return To Space

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

 Year: 2022

Running time: 2 hours 8 minutes

 Genre: Documentary

Currently Available on Netflix

In July 2011, private enterprises popped up after the US withdrew from the NASA space shuttle program. That program break booted off a two-year journey for Space X and inventor Elon Musk to send their shuttles to the International Space Station. 

Return to space, documents of that journey from the Falcon 1 (the first private liquid-fueled liftoff vehicle to circle the Earth) and to Falcon 9 ( their reusable projectile that constructed it to the ISS), to Crew Dragon Demo-2, the first human-crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon. 

 It was launched on May 30, 2020. It ultimately finishes with the spacecraft Endeavour. You can watch these landmark achievements through the 2022 documentary on Netflix.

Black Holes: The Edge Of All We Know

Director: Peter Galison


Running time: 1 hour 39 minutes

 Genre: Documentary

Currently Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Tv

The first-ever picture of a gigantic black hole was released in April 2019 to the world, but the concept of this unexplored phenomenon for much prolonged hypnotized humanity. 

This 98-minute documentary analyses what we learn about this kind of phenomenon in space while also demonstrating the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) founding chief Shep Doeleman with his crew was competent to grab that image. 

Like the image, the film took years and included valuable interviews and surprising insights from the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

The Mars Generation

Director: Michael Barnett

 Year: 2017

Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes

 Genre: Documentary

Currently Available on Netflix

This documentary series premiered at the well-known Sundance Film Festival in 2017. They followed a bunch of self-professed space geeks as they attended NASA’s occupied Space Camp, which is held in Huntsville, Alabama. 

These teens move through specified astronaut training while knowing about science, engineering, and math. Highlighting the accomplishments of the space program and the exploration and future possibilities of Mars, this documentary is a must-see for every future astronaut wannabe.

Orbiter 9

Director: Hatem Khraiche

Casting: Clara Lago, Álex González, Álex González, Belén Rueda, Kristina Lilley


Running time

 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance

Currently Available on Netflix

Can you imagine spending your entire life alone in space? Probabilities might be that you have some daydreams about somebody arriving to save you; that is what occur to Helena in the famous Spanish film Orbiter 9.

 Helena spent her entire life on the titular spaceship after her parents’ deaths by suicide, so she survived on the remaining supplies. The ship’s in-build computer raised her. Finally, when Helena is the age of 20, she is flattened by a good-looking engineer named Alex (played by Álex González). 

The film delivers out as a part romance, and another part mystery as you rapidly learn that things are not what they seem.

Solo: A Star Wars Story 

Director: Ron Howard

Casting: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo


Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Currently Available on VUDU, Amazon Prime, Disney, and Apple TV.

‘Solo’ is the second Star Wars Origin Stories Saga series. This movie describes the story of the very young Han Solo before he met Leia(who would be his future wife) and Luke Skywalker. Han Solo and his close friends try to begin planning an audacious trip to the mining planet Kessel (which is full of extreme dangers). 

 Han gets involved in the unpleasant circumstances of being obligated to a gangster named Dryden Vos. The crew then decides to start this trip, including criminals, smugglers, and a 190-year-old Wookie (a Humanoid beast in the Star Wars galaxy) named Chewbacca. To make this trip possible, Han Solo rides to Lando Calrissian, the only one who can arrange a fast ship for them to reach the islands. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a bucket of Han Solo’s fun-filled tricks and a colourful, visually engaging adventure which most Star Wars fans expect.

Mercury 13

Director: David Sington and Heather Walsh


Running time: 1 hour 19 minutes

 Genre: Documentary

Currently Available on Netflix

Even after endlessly telling the space race story, much likely need to understand that there were female astronaut hopefuls at that time. 

The documentary Mercury 13 aims to enlighten these women’s forgotten history. Thirteen American women participated in a private project that experimented with and filtered women for spaceflight.

 Although they ran through almost the same program as NASA astronauts, they never witnessed space or even met as a group.


Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Casting: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels, Yao Chin


Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Action

Currently Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

You get what you expect from the movie Doom: it is a popcorn-munching testosterone cyclone loaded with gore, guns, and lines of dialogue, which will keep you hooked for its sheer excitement.

In short, it is a silly, upside-down, fun film that is a commendation of the (video)game on which it’s slightly based. In The story, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson leads a unit of Marines through a research facility’s portal on Mars. On Mars, the team found some nasty object had invaded their faculties. 

This movie is full of tension and jumps .you always stay for the awesome POV section towards the end.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Director: Richard Linklater

Casting:Jack Black, Bill Wise,Lee Eddy, Milo Coy, Natalie L’Amoreaux, Josh Wiggins


Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

 Genre: Drama, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, History

Currently Available on Netflix

The moon landing in 1969 has been retold from time to time in various mediums, yet it always fascinates us. Apollo 10 1/2 is an animated movie directed by Richard Linklater that discovers a new, fictionalized story of the moon landing: through the eyes of a fourth grader who was the first man to step on the moon. 

The film, which features the voices of jack Black, Josh Wiggins, Zachary Levi, and Glen Powell, entitles us to glance back at that documented event via a young child’s eyes (and imagination). It’s bound to spark recollections and excitement for space in a new way.


Director: Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell

Casting: Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo, Sheila Vand


Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller

Available on VUDU, Hulu, Amazon prime Video, Apple TV, and Netflix.

Futuristic space movies usually deliver polarised versions of planetary presence for humans: Either they live in metropolises full of the latest upgraded and polished technology, or they fight to endure on isolated, harsh planets with plain technology and with few friendly neighbours. 

Chris Caldwell and Zeke Earle’s effective low-budget and small-cast film Chance features a tragic, brutal-fi survival thriller with all the elements of a Western, like deals at gunpoint, false treasure hunts. 

Scavenger Damon (Jay Duplass) and his creative, strict teen daughter Cee (Sophie Thatcher) discover themselves on a prospecting assignment for rocks on a rampant moon sparsely populated by ruthless exploiters. With poisonous spores occupying the air, and on top of that, oxygen is short— like some safety boundary. There, they meet a Mandalorian actor (Pedro Pascal), who becomes a doubtful partner yet in violent possibilities.

Space Sweepers

Director: Jo Sung-hee

Casting:Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu, Yoo Hae-jin, Park Ye-Rin, 

 Year: 2021

Running time: 2 hours 16 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi

Currently Available on Netflix

In the not-terribly-distant future of 2092 “Space Sweepers,” Earth will become contaminated barrens while the most powerful and wealthiest individuals live in a utopian(corporate-occupied orbital space level)

 The film begins with a team of space sweepers who are Earth-dwellers. They live to scrape out by cleansing up space debris and selling it. Their difficult but peaceful presence is devastated one day when among the trash, they see a little girl Dorothy (Park Ye-rin), who may be an android equipped with a powerful bomb. Their plan to hatch ransom Dorothy surrender to the terrorists looking for her. It goes wrong as she spends more time with the team on the ship.

 It’s not the multiple original stories in sci-fi history. Still, a gorgeous, strong cast, stunning visuals, and careful storyline blend to make this two-plus hour journey billed as the first space blockbuster from Korea. 

Jupiter Ascending

Director: Lilly Wachowski and , Lana Wachowski

Casting: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth

 Year: 2015

Running time: 2 hours 27 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Currently Available on VUDU, Amazon prime Video, Apple TV, and Netflix.

Directed and written by the Wachowskis, Jupiter Ascending is a great space movie following the story of an honest housecleaner (Mila Kunis) who accidentally discovers that she is the successor to an intergalactic dynasty and the future of the universe. And all the destiny of the lot is in her hands.

What follows is an unbridled fantasy that combines romance with soaring action and sheer WTFery.Channing Tatum as a werewolf warrior in Space Rollerblade or a swarm of bees who recognize royalty. Check your logical thinking at the door and embrace the spectacle.

Over the Moon

Director: Glen Keane

Casting: John Cho, Ken Jeong, Sandra Oh, Margaret Cho, Phillipa Soo, Kimiko Glenn


Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes

 Genre: Kids & Family, Musical, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

Currently Available on Netflix

Space does not have to be dangerous. If you are more in the mindset for the brightly coloured, magnificently costumed experience than you are for high-octane danger, then John Kahrs and Glen Keane, this animated lyrical, maybe the correct ship to board. 

In “Over the Moon, “we can see how young Fei Fei (Cathy Ang) struggles with distress in changing family circumstances. How does she escape from this situation? The only hope is that she has to build her rocket to travel to the moon to prove( an old legend) about goddess Chang’s existence.

String plenty of characters in one and some impressively innovative storylines with electrifying and catchy songs stuck in your head long after you finish the movie.

Total Recall

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Casting: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox

 Year: 1990

Running time: 1 hour 49 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Currently Available on Netflix, Amazon prime, VUDU, HBO max, and Apple TV.

Forget the 2012 remake; we are trying to talk about the original movie. It was slightly inspired by Philip K. Dick’s famous short story.

 Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall is surrounded by an ordinary building employee named Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who purchases a remembrance implant of a undercover agent with a assignment on Mars, and uncovers the grade that he is a secret agent on Mars. 

Total Recall has all the bombastic action, sly humour, and great fun to deliver one of Schwarzenegger’s most memorable performances while playing with questions of identity and reality.

The Cloverfield Paradox

Director: Julius Onah

Casting: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, John Ortiz, Chris O’Dowd

 Year: 2018

Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes

 Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller

Currently Available on Netflix

The Cloverfield Paradox is the third instalment in the Cloverfield series, but it will be better if you approach this movie because it is a stand-alone sci-fi movie. There is very little that connects it to other films.

The Cloverfield Paradox hypothesizes that a crew of scientists is approaching an orbiting space station to test a new reactor planned to solve Earth’s energy trouble. But the experiment delivers them into the hole in time, generating strange circumstances.

This movie is one of those types where you can say that rather than the destination, the journey is more interesting. If you like mystery and suspense, this has both in spades and doesn’t feel a bit toward the ending.

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