The Moon is a Korean sci-fi fantasy film. Directed by Yong-Hwa Kim, The Moon is set in the near future and it follows Astronaut Hwang Seon-woo (Do Kyung-soo), as he tries to survive on the moon after Korea’s second manned mission to the moon goes awry. To get him back home Naro Space Center turns to its former managing director Kim Jae-guk (Sol Kyung-gu). So, if you also loved The Moon here are some similar movies for you to check out next.
The Martian (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) 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. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
Ad Astra (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this, “absolutely enthralling” (Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Interstellar (Prime Video, Paramount+ & MGM+)
Synopsis: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” films, “Inception”), “Interstellar” stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Bill Irwin (“Rachel Getting Married”), Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”), and Oscar winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”).
Gravity (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Life (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Life is an intense sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life-form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
Moon (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Sam Bell is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home.
2001: A Space Odyssey (Max)
Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling,Academy Award winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs machine,a stunning meld of music and motion.Kubrick(who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past,then leaps millenia(via oe of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowmen(Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.”Open the pod bay doors,HAL.” Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin.
First Man (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Sunshine (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel.
Aniara (Prime Video)
Synopsis: With Earth in disrepair and no longer inhabitable, the human race begins to leave the planet for a new home on Mars. One of the departing vessels, the ship Aniara, runs through a field of space wreckage shortly after takeoff and is damaged beyond repair. With Aniara knocked off-course and drifting powerlessly out of control, the crew and passengers alike must wrestle with the reality of their fate. Crew member MR (Emelie Jonsson) operates a sentient computer that allows humans to experience idyllic memories of their lives on Earth. As the ship drifts further into space, the passengers begin to lose hope and sanity amid the growing sense of disaster. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who can keep the burgeoning insanity and lethal depression at bay.