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Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Dune (1984)

In the far future, a duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a spice that is essential for interstellar travel. The move is designed to destroy the duke and his family, but his son escapes and seeks revenge as he uses the world's ecology as one of his weapons.

Themes:monster,  torture,  politics,  religion,  drugs
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:desert planet,  sand dune,  giant worm,  sword and planet,  space western,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  woman warrior,  water shortage,  outer space,  suicide pill,  christ figure,  feudalism,  spice,  decolletage,  dune,  blood drinking,  gene manipulation,  inner voice,  sandstorm,  baron,  duke,  messiah,  megacorporation,  alien creature,  tooth,  giant animal,  chosen one,  mind reading,  starship,  worm,  smuggler,  emperor,  spit in the face,  mysticism,  mining,  steampunk,  telepathy,  writer director,  mutation,  super villain,  fight to the death,  intrigue,  rebellion,  planet,  sword and sorcery,  evil man,  talking to the camera,  looking at the camera,  witch,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  underwear,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  based on novel,  violence,  blood

Flash Gordon (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and planet,  space opera,  space travel,  woman warrior,  outer space,  mind reading,  emperor,  telepathy,  super villain,  fight to the death,  planet,  sword and sorcery,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Story:desert planet,  sand dune,  sword and planet,  space western,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  starship,  smuggler,  emperor,  telepathy,  super villain,  rebellion,  planet,  sword and sorcery,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  violence

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:desert planet,  space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  mind reading,  starship,  smuggler,  telepathy,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  explosion,  father son relationship,  blood,  violence

Starship Troopers (1997) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Starship Troopers (1997)

In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.

Themes:monster,  politics
Story:space western,  space war,  space travel,  outer space,  mind reading,  starship,  telepathy,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  violence,  blood

Star Wars: Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi (1983)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vi - Return Of The Jedi (1983)

Luke Skywalker battles horrible Jabba the Hut and cruel Darth Vader to save his comrades in the Rebel Alliance and triumph over the Galactic Empire. Han Solo and Princess Leia reaffirm their love and team with Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, the Ewoks and the androids C-3PO and R2-D2 to aid in the disruption of the Dark Side and the defeat of the evil emperor. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:desert planet,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  messiah,  alien creature,  starship,  smuggler,  emperor,  rebellion,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:giant worm,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  starship,  smuggler,  emperor,  rebellion,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood

Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Serenity (2005)

In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  megacorporation,  starship,  smuggler,  planet,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion

Spaceballs (1987) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Spaceballs (1987)

King Roland of the planet Druidia is trying to marry his daughter Princess Vespa to Prince Valium, but Vespa is kidnapped by the evil race of the Spaceballs. The Spaceballs ask Roland a tremendous ransom: all the air of Druidia (you see, the air of Spaceball had serious pollution problems...). The King decides to offer a generous amount of money to a space rogue, Lone Starr, to persuade him to save Vespa. What follows is the parody of a _LOT_ of famous SF movies. (Read More)

Locations:space,  desert
Story:desert planet,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  smuggler,  planet,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  one word title

John Carter (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

John Carter (2012)

John Carter, a Civil War veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is "asked" by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes, and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians, and there's a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there, he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. He meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars, and he learns there's some kind of unrest going on. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and planet,  space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  sandstorm,  chosen one,  steampunk,  telepathy,  sword and sorcery,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  based on novel,  violence

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  politics
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  mind reading,  starship,  mining,  rebellion,  planet,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence

Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Stargate (1994)

In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate". (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  sandstorm,  emperor,  rebellion,  planet,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  mining,  fight to the death,  planet,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  water,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  starship,  smuggler,  super villain,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence

Avatar (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Avatar (2009)

When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space travel,  outer space,  megacorporation,  alien creature,  starship,  emperor,  mysticism,  fight to the death,  rebellion,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Green Lantern (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space war,  space travel,  outer space,  chosen one,  mind reading,  starship,  telepathy,  mutation,  super villain,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Forbidden Planet (1956) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Forbidden Planet (1956)

When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:space,  desert
Story:space western,  space travel,  outer space,  starship,  planet,  cult film

Thor (2011)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space travel,  outer space,  super villain,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  violence

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002)

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is facing a Separatist movement and the former queen and now Senator Padme Amidala travels to Coruscant to vote on a project to create an army to help the Jedi to protect the Republic. Upon arrival, she escapes from an attempt to kill her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. They chase the shape-shifter Zam Wessell but she is killed by a poisoned dart before revealing who hired her. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan Kenobi to discover who has tried to kill Amidala and Anakin to protect her in Naboo. Obi-Wan discovers that the dart is from the planet Kamino, and he heads to the remote planet. He finds an army of clones that has been under production for years for the Republic and that the bounty hunter Jango Fett was the matrix for the clones. Meanwhile Anakin and Amidala fall in love with each other, and he has nightmarish visions of his mother. They travel to his home planet, Tatooine, to see his mother, and he discovers that she has been abducted by Tusken Raiders. Anakin finds his mother dying, and he kills all the Tusken tribe, including the women and children. Obi-Wan follows Jango Fett to the planet Geonosis where he discovers who is behind the Separatist movement. He transmits his discoveries to Anakin since he cannot reach the Jedi Council. Who is the leader of the Separatist movement? Will Anakin receive Obi-Wan's message? And will the secret love between Anakin a… (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:desert planet,  space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  messiah,  chosen one,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  violence

Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  chosen one,  starship,  planet,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  violence

Pitch Black (2000) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Horror, Sci-fi

Pitch Black (2000)

The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only 11 survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery, and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the survivors discover the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns. Not only must they find food and water and worry about Riddick, the survivors find themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh-eating alien inhabitants when the planet is engulfed in darkness, which happens every 22 years, as they emerge from underground to hunt and eat all signs of life. Fry and the survivors find Riddick is their best chance of survival, as Riddick has surgically-enhanced eyes that allow him to see in the dark as they set out to find a way of escaping from the planet and getting to a escape shuttle, before they all get eaten by the creatures on the surface. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:desert planet,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  planet,  water,  battle,  cult film,  blood,  violence

Star Trek (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek (2009)

On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  giant animal,  mind reading,  starship,  mining,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent's search for Taylor, he finds that the planet is run by a barbaric race of English speaking apes, whose mission is in part to annihilate the human race. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent has to figure out a way to save himself under the circumstances, which may be more difficult to accomplish in the battle between the dominant species on this planet. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture,  politics,  religion
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:outer space,  mind reading,  telepathy,  mutation,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  based on novel,  violence,  blood

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:warrior
Story:space war,  space travel,  outer space,  messiah,  chosen one,  starship,  fight to the death,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence

Masters Of The Universe (1987) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Masters Of The Universe (1987)

On the planet Eternia, Skeletor and his dark army overthrow the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull expecting to acquire her power. He-Man, his old friend Duncan "Man-at-Arms" and his daughter Teela are attacked by Skeletor's soldiers and they defeat them. They also rescue their prisoner, the inventor and locksmith Gwildor. He explains that he was lured by Evil-Lyn that used his invention Cosmic Key to open the gates and seize the Castle Grayskull. He-Man and his friends retrieve the prototype of the Cosmic Key trying to release the Sorcereress but they are defeated by Skeletor and his army and Gwildor uses his key to open and portal for them to flee. They come to Earth but lose the key. Meanwhile Julie Winston, who grieves the loss of her parents in a plane crash, and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan find and activate the key, believing it is a foreign musical instrument. On Eternia, Evil-Lyn locates the Cosmic Key and Skeletor sends her with a group of mercenaries and soldiers to vanquish He-man and his friends and bring the key back. Will they succeed? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:sword and planet,  outer space,  super villain,  planet,  sword and sorcery,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  gene manipulation,  messiah,  planet,  good versus evil,  water,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  blood

Total Recall (1990)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (1990)

Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. (Read More)

Story:space travel,  outer space,  megacorporation,  mind reading,  spit in the face,  mining,  telepathy,  mutation,  rebellion,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture,  politics
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  violence

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:torture
Mood:epic
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space war,  space travel,  outer space,  mind reading,  telepathy,  fight to the death,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture,  politics
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  mind reading,  telepathy,  planet,  fictional war,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood

Lost In Space (1998)
Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lost In Space (1998)

In the year 2058, the Earth will soon be uninhabitable after the irreversible effects of pollution and global warming! Professor John Robinson, lead scientist of the Jupiter 2 Mission, will lead his family to the habitable planet Alpha Prime to prep it for colonization. The Jupiter 2 is equipped with a hyperdrive that allows faster-than-light travel, which will eventually be employed to evacuate the citizens of Earth. However hypergates must be constructed on Earth and Alpha Prime to provide stable points of departure and arrival. Dr. Zachary Smith is bribed by a terrorist organization to sabotage the mission, and ends up an unwilling stowaway as the ship blasts off. (Read More)

Locations:space,  desert
Story:space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  starship,  mutation,  planet,  explosion,  father son relationship

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

The second "Highlander" movie, again with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. It's the year 2024 and all the ozone above Earth has gone. To protect people from dying, MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield", several years ago. But, since there isn't left anyone Immortal after MacLeod's victory in the previous film, he has stopped being an Immortal himself. Now he is just an old man, until one day some other Immortals arrive on our planet. You see, the Immortals come from another planet... (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:outer space,  megacorporation,  planet,  sword and sorcery,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood

Soldier (1998) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi

Soldier (1998)

In a futuristic society, some people are selected at birth to become soldiers, and trained in such a manner that they become inhuman killing machines. One of the most succesfull and older of these soldiers (Russell) is pitted against a new breed of soldiers, and after the confrontation is believed to be dead. His body is left behind in a semi-abandoned colonial planet, where everything is peaceful, and he is taught about the other aspects of life. But eventually he has to fight the new breed of soldiers again, this time to defend his new home... (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space travel,  outer space,  rebellion,  planet,  fictional war,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  violence,  blood

Ender's Game (2013)
Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ender's Game (2013)

The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. (Read More)

Characters:warrior
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  mind reading,  telepathy,  planet,  fictional war,  battle,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  violence

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Characters:warrior
Story:space travel,  outer space,  spit in the face,  super villain,  fight to the death,  planet,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  explosion,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  starship,  mutation,  planet,  good versus evil,  battle,  explosion,  violence

Pan (2015) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Characters:warrior
Story:outer space,  giant animal,  chosen one,  mining,  steampunk,  evil man,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  violence

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is ordered to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since her historic five-year mission. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they are also destroyed by the alien spacecraft. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul at Spacedock on Earth. Kirk rounds up the rest of his crew, and acquires some new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft. However, it has been there years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise... is he up to the task of saving Earth? (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  starship,  telepathy,  planet

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation. Taking place now where the first movie left off, the Earth realm warriors live a short period of peace when evil forces from another dimension come to invade and wreak havoc on Earth. They are guided by the forces of Outworld leader, Shao Kahn and his generals such as: Motaro, Rain, Ermac, Sheeva and Sindel. Now Liu Kang, Raiden, Jax, Sonya and Kitana must defeat Shao Kahn in six days before the Earth realm merges with the Outworld. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:emperor,  fight to the death,  evil man,  witch,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:baron,  giant animal,  chosen one,  rebellion,  sword and sorcery,  evil man,  witch,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  violence,  blood

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Story:baron,  sword and sorcery,  witch,  fictional war,  supernatural power,  water,  battle,  underwear,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  blood

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

After a joyous wedding between William Riker and Deanna Troi, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew stumble upon a mysterious signal which results in it being a prototype android who is the twin to Data. Then the Enterprise is invited to Romulus to negotiate peace with the Romulans by their new Praetor named Shinzon. However, Shinzon is revealed to be a clone of Picard who was raised on Remus, a slave planet to the Romulans. Later on, Picard discovers that this peace treaty was nothing more than a set-up due to the fact that Shinzon needs Picard in order to survive. But little do the Enterprise crew know that Shinzon also plans to do away with the Federation by unleashing a weapon that could destroy a whole planet. (Read More)

Locations:space,  desert
Story:space war,  space opera,  outer space,  telepathy,  rebellion,  planet,  fictional war,  explosion,  blood,  violence

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Comedy

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Story:space travel,  outer space,  alien creature,  giant animal,  mind reading,  fight to the death,  talking to the camera,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  violence

Interstellar (2014)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Interstellar (2014)

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life. (Read More)

Mood:epic
Locations:space,  desert
Story:space travel,  outer space,  sandstorm,  planet,  water,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  one word title

The Fountain (2006) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Drama, Sci-fi

The Fountain (2006)

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  religion,  drugs
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Story:space travel,  outer space,  messiah,  mysticism,  planet,  supernatural power,  battle,  title spoken by character,  blood

Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  sandstorm,  alien creature,  super villain,  planet,  battle,  father son relationship,  blood

Solaris (1972)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Solaris (1972)

The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence. (Read More)

Locations:space
Story:space travel,  outer space,  mysticism,  planet,  supernatural power,  water,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  one word title,  blood

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

While on a mission to observe the peaceful Ba'ku race, Lt. Commander Data suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existence. The immortal Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject advanced technology. Their planet and their culture is secretly researched by the Federation associated with an alien race called the Son'a. But the Son'a intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the Starfleet officials who all would like to regenerate their bodies. But they did not think of the loyalty of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E to the Prime Directive. (Read More)

Story:space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  planet,  fictional war,  battle,  cult film,  explosion,  violence

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) is one of the best movies like Dune (1984)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  torture
Mood:epic
Characters:warrior
Story:mind reading,  telepathy,  witch,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  violence,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:monster
Characters:warrior
Story:duke,  mind reading,  telepathy,  super villain,  fight to the death,  sword and sorcery,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  battle,  explosion,  violence,  blood

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