Solar system movies are popular because they satisfy human curiosity about mother Earth and the solar system which it belongs to.
Best movies about solar crises and power
one type of solar movies focuses on the risk of a solar crisis affecting Earth. You can find some of the best of them here:
Solar – 2016
This movie is a documentary based on a book called “I Came from the Sun”. It’s the story of a 10 year old boy who claims to be from another plant, and he has a message to human beings from other creatures from space.
The book became a best seller in Argentina, which encouraged the writer to make the documentary following the book’s success.
This movie is written by Flavio Cabobianco, Manuel Abramovich and Fernando Krapp, starring Manuel Abramovich, Flavio Cabobianco, Marcos Cabobianco and Alba Zuccoli De Cabobianco, and it’s produced and directed by Manuel Abramovich.
Solar Impact – 2019
A quirky take on movies about solar crises. In this movie, Earth is affected by some kind of solar system crash which sends debris all over the world, causing massive amounts of destruction and increasing the sun’s radiation all over Earth, eventually creating genetic mutations which affect all kinds of living organisms. Pretty much everything on Earth has changed, and amid all these changes there’s a group of friends fighting for survival and just trying to keep each other alive.
The film is written by Simon Park and directed by Craig Tudor James, and starring Oliver Park, Natalie Martins, Lucy Aarden and Derek Nelson.
Solar Attack – 2006
One of the best solar system movies. In this movie the Earth becomes more exposed to the sun’s rays, causing the levels of methane to rise in the atmosphere to a degree not suitable for living organisms. This existential threat puts scientists in a race against time, trying to find a solution to the catastrophe before it’s too late.
This film is written by Michael Konyves and Miguel Tejada – Flores, and directed by Paul Ziller, and starring Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville and Sugith Varughese.
Moon – 2009
Sam Bill (Sam Rockwell) is an astronaut who signed a contract with a company to work on the moon for 3 years, collecting samples. The only way to contact Earth is through a super computer named Gerty (Voiced by Kevin Spacey). The astronaut feels so lonely and starts to see some hallucinations, he also uncovers some nefarious plots by the company that hired him, but he can’t quite trust his own perception. He eventually tries to get back to Earth on his own.
The film is written and directed by Duncan Jones, starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey and Dominique McElligott.
Best Solar System Movies
solar system movies span many genres, including science fiction, action, mystery, adventure and maybe even romance. They’re full of imagination and there are many good movies produced in this category, created by the biggest movies producing companies and the best casts in the cinema industry. It was hard to choose the best solar movies in history, but we’ve narrowed it down to a selection that we hope you’ll find interesting.
Ad Astra – 2019
One of the best movies about solar crises. It is the story of Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who is an astronaut, he travels to the edges of our solar system to find his own father. He is also trying to reveal mysteries that threaten everyone’s lives on Earth.
The film is written by James Gray and Ethan Gross and directed by James Gray. Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ruth.
One of the best solarmovie about a group of African–American women working as mathematicians for America’s space agency “NASA”. They played a great role in U.S.A space programs.
The film is written by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, and Margret Lee Shetterly, and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.
Interstellar – 2014
In this film there is a team of Astronauts who travel through a wormhole in the solar system in an effort to find a more suitable environment for humans, because Earth is slowly becoming uninhabitable. The plot features elements of time travel and some unexpected twists.
The film is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and directed by Christopher Nolan. It is starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Mackenzie Foy.
The Martian – 2015
Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) was assumed dead during a mission to mars after his crew was affected by a storm and had to leave him behind. However, Watney survived and found a way to stay alive on Mars. His colleagues at NASA try their best to bring him back to Earth.
The film is written by Drew Goddard and Andy Weir, and directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chasten and Kristen Wiig.
Passengers – 2016
At a time when space travel is available commercially, a spaceship goes on a mission in space to reach a planet far away from Earth that is suitable for humans to live on. The voyage will take 120 years to transport people to “homestead 2”, which is the colony they’re building on the new planet.
There are 5258 passengers on this spaceship, all asleep in hibernation chambers designed to keep them alive until they reach the colony.
One of these chambers malfunction, causing it to open immaturely. Inside, there is a mechanic (Chris Pratt) who finds out he woke up too soon, and that he’s the only person that woke up on the ship. When he realizes he’ll be all alone for 90 years and will probably grow old and die on the ship, he decided to wake up another passenger to share the voyage with him.
The film is written by Jon Spaihts, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Jennifer Lawrance, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen.
Lightyear – 2022
A Disney movie about Buzz the space ranger who goes on intragalactic missions with his robot cat Sox, he learns to work together with his team to escape from Zurg the villain character which has a big robot army and a dark secret. Like Interstellar, the film has elements of time travel, and Buzz tries to understand his place in the universe.
The film is written and directed by Angus Maclane, and starring Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, and Taika Waititi.
Guardians of the Galaxy – 2014
Another solar system movie based on Marvel superhero comics directed by James Gunn, who also wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman.
The film’s plot is about a group of criminals with special powers who must work together to stop some warrior trying to control the universe. It’s family-friendly and has plenty of action.
The film is starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Zoe Saldana.
WALL.E – 2008
The story line in this movie happens in the future where mankind cannot live on Earth because of the pollution. The Earth is totally covered with trash, and there is a small, self-dependent robot working alone to clean Earth from the trash, his name is WALL.E.
WALL.E spent a long time alone doing his job, and one day he found EVE which is a modern-day robot that came to Earth on a mission to find any signs of life, which is proof that mankind can come back in the future to live on Earth again.
WALL.E falls in love with EVE from the first look, and he rescues her many times from the unfriendly circumstances on Earth. However, she finds a small plant, which completes her mission on Earth and causes her to leave. Wall. E follows Eve on a journey across space and visits the colony where humans currently live. Humans live in a controlled environment, with robots catering to their every need, and they even lost the ability to walk! Eventually, they end up going back to Earth.
The movie is written by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Jim Reardon, directed by Andrew Stanton, and starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, and Jeff Garlin.