Top 10 Movies to Watch If You Liked Apollo 13

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Apollo 13 is all about the moon mission. However, it is an aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. In the movie, we can see Lovell and his mates Jack Swigert and Fred Haise are on Apollo 13 for the U.S. This has to be the third moon landing mission from US. Later on the mission didn’t get any success. Due to an explosion in the spacecraft causes loss of most of its oxygen and power and the astronauts have to abort the mission. Ron Howard has directed the movie.  However, the notable cast members are Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan. Like Apollo 13, there are some other movies which will provide you with some essence of it. The names of the movies are Interstellar, The Martian, Gravity, Contact, The Right Stuff, First Man, Arrival, Apollo 18, Life, Hidden Figures.


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Christopher Nolan has directed the movie. The movie focuses on the future of Earth, which is uninhabitable due to the global issue. A group of scientists and astronauts tries to find a planet for mankind to survive. Later the researchers first travel through that wormhole to agree on which planet save for mankind. The cast list of this unbeatable movie is Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Michael Caine.

The Martian

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The story of the movie is all about an astronaut who is left behind on Mars. However, over there, he tries to survive with limited resources. Later on, scientists and his fellow mates find out a way to bring him back to his planet Earth. The cast list of the movie includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Moreover, Ridley Scott has directed the movie.


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Alfonso Cuarón has directed this movie. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney is the two main cast members of the movie. The makers have focused the movie on two American astronauts who try to get back to Earth after their aircraft is destroyed.  They face a lot of problems like low oxygen and cut-off communication with NASA. In the end, the movie has furnishes a unique twist which was really liked by the observers.


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This science-fiction movie is based on a novel by astronomer Carl Sagan named Contact. This real-life story is on astronomer Dr Eleanor Arroway.  According to the story, he uses some radio signals to find evidence of extraterrestrial life that is aliens. However, Robert Zemeckis has directed the movie. Some extraordinary cast members are Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods.

The Right Stuff

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The makers have adapted the movie from Tom Wolfe’s non-fiction novel of the same name. The story is about America’s first space program, mainly the Mercury project. They commence their work by testing a high-speed rocket aircraft after World War II. The movie also portrays the selection of the first American astronauts, known as the Mercury Seven. Philip Kaufman has directed it. Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, and Barbara Hershey are the cast units.

First Man

The story of the movie focuses on the life and his immense experiences of Neil Armstrong. He is the first man to step on the moon and create such a great history.  The makers have adapted the movie from the James R. Hansen biography of the same name. Damien Chazelle is the director of the movie. Some notable cast members are Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke.


The movie is all about aliens.  In this movie linguist, Louise Banks and a physicist Ian Donnelly were hired by the military to come in contact with the ‘heptapods’ that are aliens. The military wanted to find out what the aliens really want. The two noticeable actors of the movie are Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

Apollo 18

The makers have made a story about lunar researchers and their consequences. In the movie, three astronauts from the US went to the moon for researches. Meanwhile, during these analyses, the astronauts came across some difficulties, which prevent their return journey to the Earth.


In this movie, the astronauts uncover the first evidence of extraterrestrial life that is aliens on Mars. Along with this, they realise the life of mankind can turn into an adverse condition.

Hidden Figures

The story of the movie revolves around three black mathematicians who were involved in a Mercury Project. The makers have adapted the movie from a novel of the same name composed by Margot Lee Shetterly.

So with this list, be sure to have a great time and a memorable experience as every movie has an amazing story behind it.

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