A balloon pilot and a scientist find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.


Tom Harper


Richard Holmes (inspired by the book 'Falling Upwards' by), Tom Harper (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Jones ... Amelia Wren
Vincent Perez ... Pierre Rennes
Phoebe Fox ... Antonia
Lewin Lloyd ... Charlie
Himesh Patel ... John Trew
Eddie Redmayne ... James Glaisher
Robert Glenister ... Ned Chambers
Tim McInnerny ... Airy
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Charles Green
Tom Courtenay ... Arthur Glaisher
Anne Reid ... Ethel Glaisher
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Poppy
Rebecca Front ... Aunt Frances
Elsa Alili ... Antonia's Daughter
Connie Price Connie Price ... Antonia's Daughter

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In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

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Inspired by a True Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Early in the film, Felicity Jones mentions Stardust. Stardust was the nickname for her character in Rogue One, as well as being the name assigned to the plans for the Death Star. Soon after, she says "and so it begins", a phrase often used in Star Wars See more »


Several characters address Amelia as Miss Wren which is her maiden name. No gentleman would do this especially in Victorian times. Amelia is a widow and should therefore be addressed by her late husband's name as Mrs. Rennes. See more »


Amelia Wren: But you don't change the world simply by looking at it - you change it through the way you choose to live in it.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »


The Aeronauts Waltz
Written by Jack Arnold
Performed by Warren Zielinski, Martyn Jackson, Robert Ames, David Cohen, Leon Bosch, Paul Edmund-Davies
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Intense and Technically Impressive
24 December 2019 | by amirmustafaaSee all my reviews

The Aeronauts is a very tense and technically brilliant film. Some of the visuals this movie manages to pull off were incredible and the visual effects, stunts, and camera work were so good, I didn't doubt for a second that the characters were in that balloon and one second away from falling to their death. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones also have a very natural chemistry, and while the scenes that take place outside of the balloon were formulaic, they weren't completely insufferable. As far as historical accuracy goes, if I wanted historical accuracy I would read a Wikipedia article. I watch movies for thrills and entertainment, and this move delivers a lot of thrills.

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6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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