I thought they did a good job with casting in The Martian. I love Sean Bean, so it was cool to see him in the movie, even though his role was small. Jeff Daniels was also really good. I would watch The Martian again. The book goes into a lot more detail about the psychological effects of isolation and being stuck on another planet. I would recommend it.I watched a really good movie today that I had never heard of even though J.K.Simmons won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for it back in 2015. Whiplash is a film about a music teacher/conductor (Simmons) and a young drummer. It was very intense.
PTree: I really liked The Martian. I haven't read the book though. I want to see all of the other ones you mentioned too!