8 survival thrillers set in space

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Top space survival thrillers

Some of the best survival thrillers are set in space. From The Martian to Gravity and Interstellar, have a look at these top movies that are sure to excite you.

The Martian (2015)

Starring Matt Damon, the film depicts an astronaut's struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind and a space agency's efforts to return him to Earth.

Alien (1979)

This movie follows the crew of the spaceship as they come across a lethal extraterrestrial organism. The film stars Sigourney Weaver as the lead, Ellen. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Gravity (2013)

Winning over 7 Academy awards, this iconic movie sees Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts who attempt to return to Earth after the destruction of their Space Shuttle in orbit.

Interstellar (2014)

Christopher Nolan's movie explores humanity's struggle for survival beyond Earth. Starring Anne Hathaway, and Matthew McConaughey, the film follows astronauts hunting for life near Saturn.

Sunshine (2007)

Danny Boyle's directorial follows astronauts attempting to use a massive nuclear bomb to stop the Sun from burning out completely. The film features powerful performances by Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans.

Apollo 13 (1995)

In this thriller, which stars Ed Harris, Tom Hanks, and Kevin Bacon, a group of astronauts are aboard Apollo 13 for a mission to the Moon and run out of oxygen supply.

Arrival (2016)

Amy Adams plays Louise Banks, a linguist recruited by the US Army, learning how to communicate with newly arrived extraterrestrials before hostilities break out.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester, the movie chronicles the journey of scientists and astronauts to Jupiter to study an extraterrestrial monolith.