Catching space movies on Netflix that'll whisk you off to the stars
Written by Kája
Space themed movies, podcasts and books are rapidly becoming more and more popular due to our advanced technology which helps us understand more about space. Exploring space is an opportunity not only to discover new worlds and build advanced technologies, but to work together toward a larger goal irrespective of nationality, race, or gender.
Space Sweepers is a Korean sci- fi movie set in the year 2092. There has been a crash of a space shuttle and the crew members of a spaceship find a small girl. After a while they realize that she is unusual. She is a human-like robot. She is wanted by the space guards and the crew members realize they might get a ransom if they give her back. It would be boring if it was that simple, however. There are some plot twists that will shock your mind. This is a great choice for Korean cinema lovers. I would say it has some similarities with the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy. The effects seemed very realistic which added even more to the space theme. The rescue story is a little bit basic and predictable but you won't regret spending time watching this South Korean space action-adventure.
Photo: Space Sweepers, IMDB.com
Stowaway is a German movie released in 2021. A crew consisting of 3 people face a difficult conundrum when an unexpected and unplanned passenger appears on board and starts to menace the crew during their two-year trip to Mars. The stowaway passenger accidentally damages the basic life support systems of the spacecraft flying to Mars. Supplies are running low, the consequences for the mission can be fatal. Four occupants cannot survive even getting to the planet. This plot immediately drags you in and makes you question yourself on what would you do in their position, how would you act and how would you react. This is a perfect movie for you if you like simple stories with space settings.
Photo: Stowaway, IMDB.com
There is a massive choice of similar space-themed movies on Netflix. Not only fictional movies but also very interesting documentaries. This theme is so diverse that you can never choose wrong or be bored by a similar plot.
IMDB.com, “Stowaway”, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12838766/
IMBD.com, ''Space Sweepers'', https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9203694/?ref_=tt_urv
Extremetech.com, ''5 Reasons Space Exploration Is More Important Than Ever'', https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/268062-5-reasons-space-exploration-is-more-important-than-ever