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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)

Themes:freedom, cannibalism, grief, robbery, military, funeral, escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:space, kitchen
Characters:warrior, thief, priest, doctor
Period:future
Story:alliance, starship captain, operative, starship name in title, starship crew, male physician, spacecraft cockpit, male captain, sexual tension, psychic power, female pilot, spaceship crash, space fight, space western, space colony, human in outer space, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space battle, space opera

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (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:escape, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot, spaceship crash, space western, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, escape pod, alliance, stabbed in the foot, exploding ship, starship, broken arm, hologram, resistance, veteran, tension, planet, spacecraft

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:funeral, friendship, revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:starship captain, starship crew, spaceship crash, human in outer space, captain, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, escape pod, super soldier, bickering, exploding ship, gatling gun, broken arm, hologram, interracial romance, planet, spacecraft

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:escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, thief
Story:human in outer space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, escape pod, exploding ship, starship, smuggler, broken arm, hologram, android, planet, spacecraft, heroine, fugitive, pilot, on the run, fictional war

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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:freedom, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:resistance, spacecraft cockpit, female pilot, planet, spaceship crash, space western, human in outer space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, outnumbered, exploding ship, starship, smuggler, hologram, eaten alive, mind control, spacecraft

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. This is why Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:human in outer space, earth viewed from space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, exploding ship, starship, gatling gun, hologram, ex soldier, android, planet, spacecraft, captain, evil man, attempted murder, on the run, fictional war

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:robbery, military, friendship, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot, space western, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, female warrior, mass death, megacorporation, exploding ship, starship, gatling gun, hologram, resistance, interracial romance, veteran, mind control, planet, heroine, loyalty, grenade

Starship Troopers (1997)
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:military, funeral, friendship
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:starship captain, spacecraft cockpit, sexual tension, female pilot, planet, space western, human in outer space, space battle, future war, space travel, outer space, exploding ship, starship, mercy killing, broken arm, spacecraft, psychic, pilot, unrequited love, fictional war

Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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)

Themes:escape, friendship, revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:starship captain, planet, spaceship crash, space western, human in outer space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, escape pod, outnumbered, exploding ship, starship, hologram, ex soldier, spacecraft, heroine, captain, spaceship

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Period:future
Story:starship captain, starship crew, spaceship crash, human in outer space, space travel, outer space, escape pod, terraforming, megacorporation, exploding ship, starship, mercy killing, broken arm, hologram, android, planet, captain, shot in the shoulder, pilot, spaceship

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape, revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, thief
Story:human in outer space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, escape pod, terraforming, exploding ship, starship, wrath, gatling gun, hologram, android, mind control, planet, spacecraft, heroine, captain, fugitive

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:planet, space western, space exploration, space travel, outer space, female warrior, terraforming, interracial marriage, hologram, eaten alive, mechanic, android, spacecraft, loss of friend, captain, pilot, spaceship, stabbed in the chest, impalement, shot in the back

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:outer space, female warrior, body armor, exploding ship, gatling gun, ex soldier, planet, spacecraft, shot in the shoulder, evil man, spaceship, anti hero, impalement, shot in the back, sword, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, shootout

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:revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:starship captain, starship, male captain, human in outer space, captain, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, escape pod, exploding ship, hologram, planet, spacecraft, unrequited love, fictional war, spaceship, anti hero, impalement, good versus evil

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:robbery, funeral, escape, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, thief
Story:resistance, eaten alive, mind control, captain, shot in the shoulder, evil man, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, sword, shot in the chest

Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Ellen Ripley sacrificed herself to destroy the Company's desires to use the alien queen as a biological weapon. 200 years and seven horrible experiments later, she is resurrected on the USM Auriga using blood samples from Fiorina 161, for the purpose of extracting the alien queen inside her. However, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's DNA and she begins to develop enhanced strength and reflexes. After a band of smugglers, hired by the government, bring the crew of a hijacked transport to the Auriga, all hell breaks loose when the aliens breed from the hijacked crew escape. When the Auriga is set on automatic pilot back to Earth, it's up to Ripley and the smugglers to stop the Auriga and escape with their lives. And when the Queen's secret was revealed, it exposed a bizarre DNA mix-up that left both Ripley and the queen's genetics intertwined; giving light to an alien that could spell doom for Earth. This is why Alien: Resurrection (1997) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:escape, military
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot, spaceship crash, human in outer space, earth viewed from space, space travel, outer space, escape pod, vacuum, mercy killing, eaten alive, mechanic, android, spacecraft, grenade, psychic, shot in the shoulder, pilot, shot in the leg, spaceship, anti hero

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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:military, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:planet, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space battle, space travel, outer space, escape pod, terraforming, alliance, exploding ship, mercy killing, gatling gun, hologram, spacecraft, captain, fictional war, spaceship, stabbed in the chest, impalement, good versus evil

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

In the 24th century, the crew of the Enterprise-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the 21st century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:doctor
Story:starship captain, male captain, human in outer space, captain, space battle, space opera, outer space, escape pod, exploding ship, mercy killing, physician, hologram, android, mind control, spacecraft, shot in the shoulder, fictional war, spaceship, good versus evil, shot in the back

Star Wars (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars (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:freedom, escape
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:spacecraft cockpit, planet, space western, human in outer space, captain, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, escape pod, alliance, exploding ship, starship, smuggler, hologram, resistance, android, mind control, spacecraft, pilot

Elysium (2013)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Elysium (2013)

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:thief, doctor
Period:future
Story:spaceship crash, human in outer space, earth viewed from space, outer space, body armor, megacorporation, exploding ship, smuggler, broken arm, hologram, trapped, android, spacecraft, grenade, loyalty, death of child, fugitive, pilot, on the run, fictional war

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? This is why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:future war, female warrior, mass death, alliance, mercy killing, hologram, resistance, tension, mind control, child murder, death of child, fugitive, on the run, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, suicide attempt, impalement, good versus evil, showdown

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:super soldier, stabbed in the foot, megacorporation, shot in the hand, shot in the neck, gatling gun, mind control, shot in the shoulder, evil man, fugitive, attempted murder, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown

Pitch Black (2000)
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:escape
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, priest
Period:future
Story:planet, human in outer space, space travel, pilot, outer space, broken arm, eaten alive, spacecraft, captain, death of child, spaceship, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, impalement, shot in the back, showdown, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, shootout

Sucker Punch (2011)
Action, Fantasy

Sucker Punch (2011)

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... (Read More)

Themes:escape, freedom, funeral
Locations:kitchen
Characters:warrior, priest, doctor
Story:female pilot, female warrior, katana sword, gatling gun, hologram, planet, shot in the shoulder, evil man, shot in the leg, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, sword, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, dream, shootout

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, shot in the neck, shot in the shoulder, fugitive, attempted murder, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, showdown, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, shootout, fire, brother sister relationship, chase

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. This is why Green Lantern (2011) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:female pilot, space travel, pilot, outer space, escape pod, starship, gatling gun, hologram, kicked in the crotch, planet, spacecraft, fictional war, spaceship, anti hero, impalement, good versus evil, supernatural power, sword, corpse, fire

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:female warrior, megacorporation, grenade, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, sword, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, shootout

Oblivion (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Oblivion (2013)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.

Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:spacecraft, spaceship crash, space travel, outer space, terraforming, companion, exploding ship, hologram, ex soldier, resistance, veteran, planet, fictional war, spaceship, shot in the back, shot in the chest, shot to death, dream, shootout, explosion

The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

The Avengers (2012)

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:captain, space travel, outer space, female warrior, super soldier, exploding ship, handcuffed, wrath, gatling gun, hologram, ex soldier, veteran, mind control, planet, spacecraft, fictional war, spaceship, anti hero, impalement, good versus evil

The Island (2005)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Island (2005)

Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior, doctor
Period:future
Story:megacorporation, physician, atheist, hologram, loss of friend, evil man, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, good versus evil, shot in the back, computer, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, dream, shootout, chase, explosion, martial arts

Alien (1979)
Horror, Sci-fi

Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. This is why Alien (1979) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:human in outer space, space travel, spaceship, outer space, escape pod, vacuum, megacorporation, exploding ship, starship, trapped, android, spacecraft, heroine, computer, blood splatter, bare chested male, death

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge, friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:female pilot, earth viewed from space, space battle, space travel, outer space, female warrior, body armor, exploding ship, hologram, planet, spacecraft, captain, psychic, pilot, fictional war, spaceship, good versus evil, showdown, computer, shot in the chest

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

When the world of the Orcs of Draenor is being destroyed by the evil fel magic that uses life-force, the powerful warlock Gul'dan creates a portal to the world of Azeroth and forms the Horde with members of the Orc clans. He also captures many prisoners to keep the portal open. The king of Azeroth, Llane Wrynn and his brother-in-law, Anduin Lothar are informed by the apprentice of magician Khadgar that he has found fel magic in dead bodies and the king decides to summon the Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, to protect his kingdom. Lothar and Khadgar head to Kharazhan to meet Medivh and an ominous shadow points a book out to Khadgar, who takes it and hides. Anduin, Khadgar and Medivh and a group of soldiers are attacked by Orcs and they capture the slave Garona, who is released by King Llane, and she shows them the location of the portal. Garona is contacted by the Orc chief of a clan Durotan that wants to meet King Llane to stop the fel magic. Meanwhile Khadgar learns that the gate was opened with the help of someone in Azeroth. Shall King Llane trust Garona and Durotan, who might be the traitor? (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, body armor, camouflage, mercy killing, interracial marriage, mind control, planet, loyalty, evil man, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, good versus evil, supernatural power, showdown, sword, shot in the chest, blood splatter

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:escape, friendship
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:starship captain, spacecraft cockpit, planet, human in outer space, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, female warrior, starship, smuggler, hologram, eaten alive, android, spacecraft, pilot, fictional war, spaceship, good versus evil, showdown

The Wolverine (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Wolverine (2013)

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior, doctor
Story:female warrior, katana sword, mercy killing, ex soldier, interracial romance, veteran, shot in the shoulder, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, suicide attempt, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, sword, shot in the chest

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. This is why Total Recall (1990) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Period:future
Story:planet, space colony, space travel, outer space, terraforming, megacorporation, hologram, kicked in the crotch, resistance, android, psychic, dream, shot in the shoulder, on the run, fictional war, spaceship, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, impalement, good versus evil

The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:military, escape, revenge, friendship
Characters:warrior, thief, priest, doctor
Story:mind control, grenade, pilot, attempted murder, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, face slap, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, dream, shootout, fire

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:military, revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Story:spacecraft, space battle, space travel, outer space, exploding ship, gatling gun, kicked in the crotch, planet, grenade, shot in the leg, fictional war, spaceship, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, shot in the back, showdown, sword, computer, face slap, shot in the chest

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, military, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:female warrior, megacorporation, hologram, resistance, eaten alive, mind control, heroine, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, impalement, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, computer, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, shootout, chase, explosion

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:grief, escape, friendship, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior
Story:shot in the hand, mercy killing, shot in the neck, tension, loss of friend, captain, shot in the shoulder, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, shot in the back, showdown, sword, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, shootout

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. This is why Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female warrior, alliance, shot in the hand, gatling gun, mechanic, planet, heroine, grenade, evil man, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, suicide attempt, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, shot in the chest, chase

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)

Themes:grief
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:planet, earth viewed from space, space exploration, space travel, pilot, outer space, exploding ship, spacecraft, attempted murder, spaceship, corpse, fire, brother sister relationship, chase, explosion, death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:robbery, military, funeral, escape, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:kitchen
Characters:thief, warrior, priest, doctor
Story:female warrior, gatling gun, trapped, loyalty, captain, death of child, evil man, fugitive, on the run, shot in the leg, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, showdown, computer, shot in the chest, shot to death

Spaceballs (1987)
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
Story:planet, human in outer space, space exploration, space battle, space opera, space travel, outer space, escape pod, smuggler, android, spacecraft, pilot, spaceship, good versus evil, shootout, chase

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller, Western

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, escape
Characters:warrior, thief, doctor
Story:female warrior, exploding ship, interracial marriage, hologram, kicked in the crotch, eaten alive, preacher, spacecraft, shot in the shoulder, fugitive, on the run, spaceship, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, impalement, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, shot in the chest, blood splatter

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. This is why Dune (1984) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior, priest
Story:female warrior, alliance, exploding ship, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, throat slitting, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, showdown, sword, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, fire, explosion, bare chested male

Equilibrium (2002)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Equilibrium (2002)

In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it. (Read More)

Themes:freedom, friendship
Characters:warrior, thief
Period:future
Story:katana sword, super soldier, body armor, handcuffed, broken arm, resistance, mind control, fictional war, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, shot in the back, showdown, sword, computer, shot in the chest, blood splatter, shot to death, corpse, dream, shootout

Thor: The Dark World (2013) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to find out what happened to her. When the energy is released again, they discover that when Jane disappeared, she crossed paths with the Aether and it entered her. Malekith, upon sensing that the time to strike is now, seeks out the Aether. He attacks Asgard and Thor's mother Frigga is killed protecting Jane. Odin wants to keep Jane on Asgard so that Malekith will come. Thor disagrees with his plan, so with his cohorts, he decides to take Jane away. He enlists the aid of his brother, Loki. Unfortunately, Loki's motivations remain unknown. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:earth viewed from space, space travel, outer space, female warrior, alliance, body armor, exploding ship, hologram, eaten alive, planet, spacecraft, grenade, fictional war, spaceship, stabbed in the chest, impalement, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:military, escape, revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:pilot, earth viewed from space, female warrior, mass death, smuggler, gatling gun, captain, evil man, attempted murder, shot in the leg, anti hero, stabbed in the chest, good versus evil, shot in the back, supernatural power, showdown, sword, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse

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