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“The Martian” is a 2015 American science-fiction film directed by and written by Drew Goddard. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir. The cast includes , , , , , , and . The movie has a runtime of 144 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.


The movie follows the story of astronaut Mark Watney () who is stranded on Mars after a fierce storm separates him from his crew. With limited resources, Watney must use his skills and ingenuity to survive on the barren planet and find a way to communicate with NASA for a rescue mission. Meanwhile, back on Earth, NASA scientists and officials work tirelessly to bring Watney back to Earth alive, overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges and setbacks.


“The Martian” is a thrilling and inspiring movie that captures the spirit of human perseverance and the power of science. The movie's realistic portrayal of the challenges and dangers of space travel and the harsh conditions of Mars adds to the tension and suspense of the story. gives an outstanding performance as the stranded astronaut, and the supporting cast is also excellent. The film's humor and optimism, despite the dire circumstances, make it a refreshing take on the science-fiction genre. The movie also features stunning visuals and a memorable score by composer Harry Gregson-Williams. Overall, “The Martian” is a must-watch for fans of science-fiction, adventure, and survival stories.


The movie has won or been nominated for several awards, including:

  • Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for , and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards 2016
  • Winner of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for at the Golden Globe Awards 2016
  • Winner of Best Director and Best Sound Editing at the BAFTA Awards 2016
  • Winner of Best Science Fiction Film at the Saturn Awards 2016.
Directed by
Written by Drew Goddard
Based on The Martian
by Andy Weir
Produced by Simon Kinberg Michael Schaefer Mark Huffam
Starring , , , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Dariusz Wolski
Edited by Pietro Scalia
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Scott Free Productions Kinberg Genre TSG Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date September 11, 2015 (TIFF) September 30, 2015 (United Kingdom) October 2, 2015 (United States)
Running time 141 minutes
Countries United Kingdom United States
Language English
Budget $108 million
Box office $630.2 million

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