Total Nerd Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Interstellar  

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Interstellar fans, you know: This movie is truly unique and as such, finding an exact replacement TV show or film like it will be impossible. That being said, there are a slew of excellent TV shows and movies like Interstellar, in that they take you on grand adventures (often into space) and force you to think about the universe and our part in it as a whole.

If you’re wondering what to watch after Interstellar, consider films with a solid science fiction bent like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Contact, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and even Minority Report. Other films on this list of Interstellar similar movies include deep, thought-provoking films such as Inception, The Matrix and Frequency.

If you’re hoping to find some Interstellar similar shows, TV programs like The OA, Mr. Robot, Legion, and Fringe might suit your fancy. You could also consider the highly acclaimed HBO hit Westworld as well.

Interstellar fans, what say you? This is your opportunity to help out fellow fans with some solid Interstellar recommendations. Vote up the shows and movies you think others would also enjoy if they loved Interstellar – and, if you have a suggestion that isn’t listed, by all means, add it to this list.

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Contact


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Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan began working on the film in 1979. Together, they wrote a 100+ page film treatment and set up Contact at Warner Bros. with Peter ...more

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2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". Clarke concurrently wrote the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was published soon after the film was released. The film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer Hal after the discovery of mysterious black monoliths affecting human evolution. The film deals with the themes of existentialism, human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial life. It has been noted for its scientifically accurate depiction of space flight, ...more

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Inception


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Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance of redemption as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. Shortly after finishing Insomnia, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about "dream stealers" ...more

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Sunshine


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Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous mission to the Sun. In 2057, with the Earth in peril from the dying Sun, the crew is sent on a mission to reignite the star with a nuclear bomb with the mass of Manhattan. The script was based on a scientific back-story that took the characters on a psychological journey. The director cast a group of international actors for the film, and had the actors live together and learn about topics related to their roles, as a form of method acting. To have the actors realistically react to visual effects that ...more

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