30 Movies Like Interstellar to Binge Watch

Movies Like Interstellar

Have you watched the movie Interstellar or other movies like Interstellar?

I’m a hardcore Interstellar fan, and I’ve been an avid viewer of similar movies for a long time.

Interstellar is a 2014 sci-fi movie directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine. 

Set in a bleak future where humankind is attempting to get by, the film depicts a gathering of space explorers who travel through a wormhole close to Saturn looking for another home for humankind.

This article covers a few movies with similar themes to Interstellar, where humans in the future search for a new home after Earth is destroyed.

Let’s peruse them individually, shall we?

1. Dunkirk (2017)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy.
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10

In May 1940, during World War II, 400,000 English and French troopers were trapped in the French port town of Dunkirk.

The main way out is by ship, and the Germans dominate the air, besieging the English troopers and boats on sight. 

The circumstance looks critical, and England desperately sends civilian boats alongside frustrated Navy vessels to attempt to evacuate the soldiers.

This film spotlights the ordeals encountered in this chivalrous mission of rescuing about 330,000 French, English, Belgian and Dutch soldiers.

This movie won the BAFTA Award for Best Sound, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, etc. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

2. Gravity (2013)

  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
  • IMDb rating : 7.3/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a remarkable medical engineer, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), is on a routine space walk when they are hit by high-speed space debris. 

The shuttle is obliterated, stranding the pair in space with no connection to Earth or hope for salvation. As they begin to panic, Stone, a lone survivor, comes to the rescue.

3. Tenet (2020)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
  • IMDb rating: 7.3/10

A former C.I.A. operative, known as The Protagonist, is enlisted by a mysterious association called Tenet to take part in a worldwide mission: forestall Andrei Sator, a maverick Russian oligarch with precognition capacities from World War III. 

The Hero must excel at “time reversal” to counter the attack from the future that threatens to annihilate the present world in one of the movies like Interstellar.

This movie bagged the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Bandung Film Festival for Imported Film, etc.

4. The Martian (2015)

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara.
  • IMDb rating: 8/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, astronauts abandon Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on Mars, assumed dead after a furious storm. 

With just a small measure of provisions, the abandoned guest must use his brains and creativity to figure out how to make do on the alien planet. 

In the interim, a group of researchers and members of NASA researchers strive to bring him home while his crew perfects their plans for a rescue mission.

5. Inception (2010)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Tom Hardy.
  • IMDb rating: 8.8/10

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a thief capable of entering individuals’ fantasies and taking insider facts from their psyche, has made himself a hot cake in the realm of corporate undercover work at the cost of all that he cherishes. 

With an opportunity at reclamation, he is offered an impossible task: Inception — they must plant an idea instead of stealing it. However, the target seems to expect Cobb’s every move.

This movie won the MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Most Frightened Performance, Empire Award for Best Film, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, etc., and is one of the movies like Interstellar.

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and Douglas Rain.
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10

Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea), alongside other astronauts, is sent on a baffling mission as their ship’s system, H.A.L., starts to show progressively peculiar behavior.

The face-off between man and machine is inevitable in one of the movies like Interstellar.

7. Ad Astra (2019)

  • Director: James Gray
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland,
  • IMDb rating: 6.5/10

Thirty years later, in one of the movies like Interstellar, Roy McBride, a brave astronaut, must set course for Neptune.

Across an unforgiving Solar system to uncover the mysteries surrounding his missing dad, Clifford McBride, his doomed expedition, and a mysterious power surge compromises the universe’s stability.

This movie was nominated for the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Golden Lion, Volpi Cup for Best Actor, etc.

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Morgan Freeman.
  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10

Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, it’s been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) disappeared after forfeiting everything for what they hoped would be for the greater good. 

A crafty cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a cold-blooded terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) wreak havoc in Gotham City, forcing Batman out of exile and into a fight he will most likely be unable to win. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

9. The Prestige (2006)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, David Bowie, and Piper Perabo.
  • IMDb rating: 8.5/10

In London during the 1890s, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman), his cherished spouse Julia McCullough, and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are companions of a magician.

Robert and Alfred become foes when Julia inadvertently dies during a performance. 

Though renowned magicians, they spend most of their time sabotaging each other, so when Alfred’s plays are successful, Robert becomes fixated on unveiling his secrets with dire consequences.

This movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Academy Awards for Best Production Design, A.D.G. Excellence in Production Design Awards – Period Film, etc., and is one of the movies like Interstellar.

10. The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.
  • IMDb rating: 9/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new District Attorney Harvey Dent assault Gotham City’s organized crime until the mob hires a sadistic criminal, “The Joker,” to wreak chaos. 

Batman must confront everything he believes, walking a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.

This movie bagged the MTV Movie & T.V. Award for Best Villain, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Empire Award for Best Film, etc.

11. The Adam Project (2022)

  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaña.
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10

12-year-old Adam Reed strolls into his carport one night to encounter an injured pilot – an elder version of himself who has time-traveled from the future to save the world. 

They must work together to cope with their father’s death and try their best to undo/prevent mistakes that have shaped their lives in one of the movies like Interstellar.

12. The Midnight Sky (2020)

  • Director: George Clooney
  • Cast: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Demián Bichir, Kyle Chandler, and Caoilinn Springall
  • IMDb rating: 5.6/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, Augustine, a researcher working alone at a far-off Artic Research station, learns of a strange worldwide catastrophe about the same time he meets an odd young lady in the Artic, with whom he must venture across the frigid Arctic Circle to warn of the crew of a returning interplanetary spaceship “Aether.”

13. In Time (2011)

  • Director: Andrew Niccol
  • Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki, and Alex Pettyfer
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10

In the future, when time becomes the definitive cash, humans quit maturing at 25 and must purchase time to live.

The rich save up millenniums, while the masses beg for hours to get through the day. 

When Will, a man from the slums, is falsely accused of homicide, he goes on the run with a hostage with whom he shares a love strong enough to defeat the system. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

14. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Path, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Lady Gadot
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, the battle between Superman (Henry Cavill) and Zod (Michael Shannon) destroyed the city of Metropolis. 

The death toll resulted in resentment and hate in the hearts of many, including billionaire hero Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who was determined that Superman posed a threat to humankind. 

Batman vows to end his rule on Earth, while the scheming Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) schemes against the Man of Steel.

15. The Black Hole (1979)

  • Director: Gary Nelson
  • Cast: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Slim Pickens, and Tom McLoughlin
  • IMDb rating: 5.9/10

U.S.S. Palomino, a space shuttle for Research, is headed for Earth when it finds U.S.S. Cygnus, a ship assumed missing, on the edge of a black hole. 

Kate McCrae (Yvette Mimieux), a researcher on board the Palomino, discovers that it’s the boat that her dad had served. 

After Palomino’s group boards the Cygnus, they are met by Dr. Reindhardt (Maximilian Schell) and a faceless force who intend to be the very first individuals to investigate a black hole.

This movie was nominated for the Academy Awards, U.S.A. (1980) Oscar for Best Cinematography and Best Effects; Hugo Awards (1980) for Best Dramatic Presentation; and International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) (2012) for Best Archival Release of an Existing Score. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

16. The Tomorrow War (2021)

  • Director: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers
  • IMDb rating: 6.5/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, the world is staggered when time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to convey an urgent message: 30 years later, humankind is losing a worldwide conflict against a lethal alien species. 

Humanity’s only hope is for people to be transported to the future and join the battle.

Among those selected is a secondary school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt), who vows to save the world for his young girl. 

Dan collaborates with a splendid researcher (Yvonne Strahovski) and his alienated dad (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate mission to change Earth’s destiny. 

17. Oblivion (2013)

  • Director: Joseph Kosinski
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Melissa Leo.
  • IMDb rating: 7/10

After decades of war with the alien Scavs, Jack Harper (Tom Journey), a robot repairman, has fourteen days left before he joins his kindred survivors on a distant colony. 

After saving a stunning lady (Olga Kurylenko) from a malfunctioned shuttle, Jack finds himself nearly singlehandedly fighting to save humankind in one of the movies like Interstellar.

18. Contact (1997)

  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, and David Morse.
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, cosmologist Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), who works with SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, longs to establish contact with extraterrestrials — a passion she shared with her late father, Ted Arroway (David Morse). 

Ever since financing from the National Science Foundation (N.S.F.) was pulled from the project, Ellie and her maverick researcher partners have worked tirelessly to prove them wrong. 

Still, when they hear chatter from the vicinity of the star Vega, others try to take over her work.

After her mysterious financer decodes the secretive messages from space, S.R. Hadden (Sir John Hurt), the project strengthens Ellie’s quest for answers.

This movie received the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Saturn Award for Best Actress, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films, etc.

19. Prometheus (2012)

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron
  • IMDb rating: 7/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, the disclosure of clues to humankind’s starting points on Earth drives a group of pioneers to the haziest parts of the universe. 

Two splendid youthful researchers, Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green), lead the undertaking with different motives. 

Even so, neither the researchers nor their shipmates are ready for the terror they’ll face when they realize they are not alone.

This movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, etc.

20. Man Of Steel (2013)

  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, and Russell Crowe
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10

With the impending destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his significant other send their baby son to Earth to preserve their race. 

The child lands at the ranch of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, who named him Clark and raised him as their child. 

Adult Clark must become a legend to save those he cherishes from danger when an old enemy follows him to Earth, searching for a codex and bringing destruction. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

21. Passengers (2016)

  • Director: Morten Tyldum
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, and Andy García
  • IMDb rating: 7/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, an abnormality in two sleeping pods on a spaceship venturing out to a far-off planet wakes two travelers 90 years early. 

As Jim and Aurora spend the rest of their lives together with every extravagance at their beck and call, they become infatuated with one another until they discover that the boat is in grave peril. 

Only Jim and Aurora can save the 5,000 resting passengers on board. This movie bagged the A.D.G. Excellence in Production Design Awards – Fantasy Film.

22. Transcendence (2014)

  • Director: Wally Pfister
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, and Cole Hauser.
  • IMDb rating: 6.2/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), the world’s principal expert on A.I., leads exceptionally disputable investigations to make a conscious machine. 

When extremists attempt to kill the specialist, they incidentally help him succeed. Will’s significant other, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), and closest companion, Max (Paul Bettany), is powerless as his hunger for information develops into a ubiquitous journey for power.

23. Batman Begins (2005)

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10

Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) goes to the Far East, where he’s prepared in the combative techniques by Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), an individual from the secretive League of Shadows. 

When Ducard discovers that the League seeks the total obliteration of Gotham City, Wayne must get back and clean up the city without a homicide. 

With the assistance of Alfred (Michael Caine), his dependable steward, and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a tech master at Wayne Endeavors, Batman begins. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

24. Dune (2021)

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
  • IMDb rating: 8/10

This film spotlights Paul Atreides, a splendid and gifted young fellow born with an extraordinary fate, who must venture out to the most difficult planet known to man to guarantee the future of his family and kin. 

As vindictive powers struggle over the planet’s stockpile of the most valuable asset — only the fearless shall survive. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

25. Arrival (2016)

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguist, commands a tip-top group of specialists when massive spaceships arrive in 12 areas all over the planet. 

As countries nearly break into war, Banks and her team attempt to communicate with the extraterrestrial guests.

Wanting to uncover the secret, she takes a risk that could undermine her life and potentially all of humankind.

26. Event Horizon (1997)

  • Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
  • Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, and Joely Richardson
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10

A team has just been urgently dispatched to Investigate Event Horizon, a missing ship that has reappeared on the horizon.

It was assisted by the Event Horizon’s maker, William Weir (Sam Neill), a Lewis and Clark team member commanded by Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne) starts investigating the deserted vessel. 

Before long, it becomes apparent that something evil dwells in its passages and that the abhorrences that besieged its past journeys are still present.

This movie won the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) (1998) Pegasus Audience Award. 

It was also nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (1998) for Best Actor; and the International Horror Guild Award (1998) for Best Movie, and is one of the movies like Interstellar.

27. The Cloverfield Oddity (2018)

  • Director: Julius Onah
  • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Crude, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Daniel Brühl, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi.
  • IMDb rating: 5.5/10

Shortly during the energy crisis, The Cloverfield Station, with its multinational group of researchers, tests the Shepard particle accelerator hoping to solve the energy issue. 

Nonetheless, the experiment fails, wrecks the station, and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth.

They find a lady weaved with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and must figure out how to get back to their dimension.

This movie was nominated for the Golden Trailer Awards (2018) for Best Radio/Audio Spot. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.

28. Moon (2009)

  • Director: Duncan Jones
  • Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, and Malcolm Stewart
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, the end of Astronaut Sam Bell’s (Sam Rockwell) three-year shift at a lunar mine is fast approaching, and he’s anticipating the reunion with his spouse (Dominique McElligott) and youthful little girl. 

Out of nowhere, he begins experiencing excruciating migraines and hallucinations and nearly kills himself.

He encounters his younger self, perhaps a clone, and must uncover the secret before the organization team shows up.

29. Life (2017)

  • Director: Daniel Espinosa
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya
  • IMDb rating: 6.6/10

In one of the movies like Interstellar, six astronauts studying a sample collected from Mars confirm that the sample contains the first example of life beyond Earth — a large, single-celled organism. 

As the team continues to research, they realize that the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

This movie was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and Visual Effects Society Awards (2018) for Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project.

30. Proxima (2019)

  • Director: Alice Winocour
  • Cast: Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger, and Sandra Hüller
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10

Sarah is the only lady French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne.

She lives alone with Stella, her eight-year-old little girl, and she feels remorseful that she can’t invest more time and energy in her kid. 

Her affection is overwhelming and disruptive. Sarah’s decision to join the team of a year-long space mission called Proxima creates chaos in the mother-little-girl relationship.

This movie was nominated for the César Awards, France (2020) for Best Actress, Miami Film Festival (2020), Knight Marimbas Award, etc. This is one of the movies like Interstellar.


If you’ve never watched Interstellar or any movies like Interstellar, I’ll encourage you to do so, as they promise to be entertaining. So grab some popcorn, yeah?

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