Michael Ironside, Mel Johnson Jr. et al. are posing for a picture

5 films on Mars

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Drew Goddard (screenplay), Andy Weir (book)
Players: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig 

IMDb rating: 8.0

Mark Watney, who was among the astronauts sent to Mars, was left behind by his teammates after being decimated. Realizing that he is all alone on Mars when he regains consciousness, the astronaut attempts to send a signal to NASA and return to Earth. 


Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writers: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett 
Players: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside 

IMDb rating: 7.5

A man making a virtual journey to Mars, unusually, actually goes to Mars and suddenly finds himself in the position of an agent. Science fiction writer Philip K. Based on Dick's short story, the film made its name on the list of cult productions in the 90s and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Director: Michael Barnett
Writers: Michael Barnett As Michael Mahaffie
Players: Bob Behnken, Alayna Bidlack, Niko Blanks

IMDb rating: 6.4

The production, a Netflix original documentary, tells the story of a group of teenagers who are being educated about their journey to Mars. The documentary was nominated for an Emmy in 2018. 


Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas
Players: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle

IMDb rating: 5.7

The production, signed by veteran director Brian De Palma, famous for his mission danger series, describes the mysterious disaster experienced by the first manned spacecraft sent to Mars and the effort to bring survivors back to earth. 


Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Writers: Dave Callaham As Wesley Strick 
Players: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson 

IMDb rating: 5.2

Communication with Olduvia, a scientific research center on Mars, has been completely cut off. A special team sent from Earth struggles to combat the resulting terrible creatures and prevent them from coming to earth.

Bonus:Discover NASA with a virtual tour


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