6 Astronaut-Centric Films on Netflix

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Space Sweepers (2021)

A Korean sci-fi adventure, Space Sweepers is a big-budget film that tells the story of a crew scavenging for space debris. Despite its familiar tropes, it’s praised for its big-budget bonafides and storyline.

Orbiter 9 (2017)

This Spanish-made adventure presents a compelling sci-fi piece about a woman living alone on a spaceship. Despite some criticisms, it’s appreciated for its suspense, romance, and unexpected action.

Oxygen (2021)

A French survival thriller that tells the story of a woman waking up in a cryogenic pod with no memory of how she got there. It’s lauded for its robust direction, stunning performance from Mélanie Laurent, and its breath of fresh air for Netflix viewers.

The Wandering Earth (2019)

A Chinese sci-fi epic about astronauts trying to stop the Earth from crashing into Jupiter. Despite its familiar elements, it’s praised for its visually dynamic, emotionally engaging approach, and its uniquely Chinese perspective.

Stowaway (2021)

A survival story in space featuring four characters on a doomed mission to Mars. While it’s criticized for its slow pace, it’s distinguished by its thoughtful, well-acted approach to a story built on an excruciating moral dilemma.

Spaceman (2024)

A film about an astronaut, Jakub, realizing that the marriage he left behind might not be waiting for him when he returns to Earth. Despite some criticisms, it’s appreciated for its visually captivating but narratively underwhelming experience.