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

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Do you love the movie Passengers? If so, you’ll likely love this list of movies and TV shows like Passengers. For science fiction fans, this is especially true. Need to know what to watch after Passengers? You’ve hit the jackpot.

Passengers received less-than-stellar reviews, but it boasts star power with leads Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, as they try to save their malfunctioning spaceship (and all the sleeping occupants) from certain demise. That being said, is it any wonder that the movie Sunshine is on this list of similar movies to Passengers? Other films that Passengers fans might like include Arrival, Interstellar, Contact and Moon. All of these movies deal with outer space in some way, along with The Martian, Solaris, and of course, Alien.

Similar TV shows toPassengers include the SyFy drama The Expanse, the Steven Spielberg TV mini-series Taken, Dark Matter, The 100, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. Each one of these shows deals with space or space travel, along with threats to humanity – two themes that are heavy in Passengers.

Do you have anyPassengers recommendations fellow fans might enjoy? Vote up your top choices, and absolutely add any suggestions to the list.

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The Martian


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The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. ...more on Wikipedia

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Interstellar


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Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay, which has its origins in a script Jonathan developed in 2007. Christopher Nolan produced the film with his wife Emma Thomas, and Lynda Obst. Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, whose work inspired the film, was an executive producer and acted as scientific consultant. Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Legendary Pictures co-financed the film, ...more on Wikipedia

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Arrival


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Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 on Wikipedia

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