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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,  future war,  space travel,  fugitive,  outer space,  female warrior,  katana sword,  escape pod,  history lesson,  mass death,  brain implant,  26th century,  clotheslined,  one world government,  wind turbine,  telepath,  terraforming,  firefight,  subliminal message,  tinnitus,  wall safe,  government coverup,  mandarin,  vacuum,  eye injury,  super soldier,  outnumbered,  body armor,  incense,  barefoot woman,  firefly,  stabbed in the foot,  companion,  bickering,  megacorporation,  exploding ship,  shepherd,  starship,  camouflage,  shot in the hand,  mercy killing,  handcuffed,  interracial marriage,  wrath,  goldfish,  smuggler,  physician,  shot in the neck,  advertisement,  wedding ceremony,  gatling gun,  atheist,  sin,  broken arm,  political satire,  ex soldier,  deceit,  hologram,  kicked in the crotch,  attempted suicide,  resistance,  interracial romance,  veteran,  trapped,  tension,  eaten alive,  psycho thriller,  mechanic,  android,  preacher,  mind control,  planet,  spacecraft,  loss of friend,  heroine,  loyalty,  grenade,  captain,  child murder,  psychic,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  pilot,  attempted murder,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  unrequited love,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  computer,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  dream,  shootout,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  chase,  lesbian kiss,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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,  grenade,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  pilot,  attempted murder,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  sword,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death

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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,  fugitive,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  sword,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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:military,  funeral,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot,  planet,  space western,  space exploration,  space battle,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  shot in the neck,  eaten alive,  spacecraft,  loss of friend,  evil man,  pilot,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death

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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Characters:warrior,  doctor
Period:future
Story:starship name in title,  space western,  human in outer space,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  terraforming,  megacorporation,  shot in the hand,  hologram,  ex soldier,  veteran,  spacecraft,  heroine,  grenade,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  spaceship,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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: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,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  fugitive,  pilot,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

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: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,  spaceship,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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Avatar (2009) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  fictional war,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death

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. This is why Star Trek: Beyond (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (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,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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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,  impalement,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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. (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,  pilot,  attempted murder,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  impalement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Titan A.e. (2000)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Titan A.e. (2000)

In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to him contains a genetically encoded map to the Titan, and thus begins his race across the universe with Korso and his ship and crew, including Preed, a wisecracking rat-like humanoid, Gune, an eccentric, green-skinned scientist, and Stith, a tough, hard-as-nails weapons expert who resembles something of a kangaroo. Before long, Cale and Akima finds out that Korso is searching for the Titan in order to hand it over to the Drej. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:starship captain,  female pilot,  space colony,  human in outer space,  captain,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  female warrior,  escape pod,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  hologram,  mechanic,  planet,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male

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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,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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. This is why Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  military,  escape,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot,  space exploration,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  gatling gun,  hologram,  mind control,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  unrequited love,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  corpse,  dream,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Soldier (1998) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Locations:kitchen
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:planet,  space western,  future war,  space travel,  outer space,  super soldier,  camouflage,  gatling gun,  broken arm,  ex soldier,  veteran,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  impalement,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

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Predators (2010)
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,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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:escape,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:planet,  space fight,  human in outer space,  space battle,  future war,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  escape pod,  exploding ship,  starship,  eaten alive,  android,  mind control,  spacecraft,  heroine,  fictional war,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  showdown,  sword,  computer,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

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,  computer,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  husband wife relationship

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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. (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,  impalement,  computer,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  explosion

Man Of Steel (2013)
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,  supernatural power,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:space,  kitchen
Characters:priest
Story:earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  broken arm,  hologram,  eaten alive,  mechanic,  spacecraft,  fugitive,  spaceship,  impalement,  supernatural power,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  explosion,  husband wife relationship,  death

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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)

Themes:grief,  escape
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:android,  planet,  human in outer space,  captain,  space battle,  space opera,  future war,  outer space,  hologram,  mind control,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  impalement,  computer,  shootout,  explosion,  death

Lockout (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Lockout (2012)

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. This is why Lockout (2012) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:freedom
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:outer space,  human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space battle,  escape pod,  operative,  exploding ship,  gatling gun,  veteran,  spacecraft,  shot in the leg,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male

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Jason X (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Period:future
Story:spaceship crash,  space colony,  human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space travel,  outer space,  gatling gun,  hologram,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  evil man,  pilot,  shot in the leg,  spaceship,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  computer,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:psychic power,  megacorporation,  shot in the hand,  mind control,  psychic,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  on the run,  shot in the leg,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  computer,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  death

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Locations:space
Characters:doctor
Story:starship captain,  male physician,  male captain,  spacecraft,  human in outer space,  space exploration,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  starship,  physician,  android,  planet,  captain

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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,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion

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. This is why Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (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,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  sword,  computer,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  husband wife relationship

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  thief,  priest,  doctor
Story:interracial romance,  mind control,  evil man,  pilot,  attempted murder,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  dream,  chase,  lesbian kiss,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:future war,  female warrior,  camouflage,  hologram,  evil man,  fugitive,  pilot,  attempted murder,  on the run,  fictional war,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put her into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three ambassadors hostage on Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace. This event also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself and sets out to pursue the Enterprise. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes her on a journey to the center of the galaxy in search of the Supreme Being. (Read More)

Characters:doctor
Story:starship captain,  male physician,  male captain,  planet,  human in outer space,  captain,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  telepath,  alliance,  starship,  physician,  gatling gun,  mind control,  spacecraft,  supernatural power,  shootout

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)

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior,  doctor
Period:future
Story:planet,  future war,  outer space,  female warrior,  katana sword,  megacorporation,  resistance,  evil man,  fugitive,  fictional war,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

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Ghosts Of Mars (2001)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi

Ghosts Of Mars (2001)

200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. This is why Ghosts Of Mars (2001) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:planet,  space western,  outer space,  terraforming,  outnumbered,  grenade,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  shot in the back,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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)

Themes:revenge
Story:human in outer space,  captain,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alliance,  exploding ship,  starship,  hologram,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  loyalty,  fictional war,  spaceship,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts

Deep Rising (1998)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Deep Rising (1998)

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! (Read More)

Themes:escape,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Characters:thief
Story:exploding ship,  gatling gun,  kicked in the crotch,  attempted suicide,  eaten alive,  mechanic,  grenade,  captain,  shot in the leg,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  lesbian kiss,  explosion,  death

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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,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  shot in the back,  sword,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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? (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,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  death

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:grief,  escape,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  thief
Story:female warrior,  mind control,  death of child,  fugitive,  on the run,  unrequited love,  fictional war,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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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:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  priest,  doctor
Period:future
Story:planet,  outer space,  tension,  mind control,  spacecraft,  fugitive,  attempted murder,  on the run,  fictional war,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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,  sword,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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,  fire,  chase,  martial arts

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Star Trek: Generations (1994) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

In the late 23rd century, the gala maiden voyage of the newly-christened Enterprise-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But her maiden voyage turns into a disaster as the unprepared starship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely succeeds out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. 78 years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he has been dead for 78 years. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Period:future
Story:starship,  male captain,  human in outer space,  captain,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  hologram,  trapped,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  showdown,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion

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... This is why Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005). (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,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape
Mood:suspense
Characters:warrior,  doctor
Story:female warrior,  super soldier,  camouflage,  mercy killing,  gatling gun,  grenade,  captain,  child murder,  death of child,  fictional war,  impalement,  good versus evil,  supernatural power,  showdown,  blood splatter,  corpse,  chase,  explosion,  death

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
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,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:cannibalism,  military,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:warrior,  priest
Story:female warrior,  physician,  grenade,  captain,  unrequited love,  fictional war,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  good versus evil,  showdown,  sword,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

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: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,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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