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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:starship captain,  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,  outer space,  female warrior,  katana sword,  escape pod,  history lesson,  mass death,  brain implant,  26th century,  clotheslined,  one world government,  wind turbine,  operative,  telepath,  terraforming,  firefight,  subliminal message,  tinnitus,  wall safe,  mandarin,  government coverup,  vacuum,  eye injury,  alliance,  super soldier,  outnumbered,  incense,  body armor,  barefoot woman,  firefly,  companion,  stabbed in the foot,  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,  deceit,  hologram,  ex soldier,  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,  grenade,  loyalty,  captain,  child murder,  psychic,  death of child,  shot in the shoulder,  evil man,  fugitive,  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

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
Period:future
Story:starship captain,  spacecraft cockpit,  sexual tension,  female pilot,  space western,  human in outer space,  space battle,  future war,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  starship,  mercy killing,  broken arm,  planet,  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

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

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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

Themes:escape,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:spacecraft cockpit,  male captain,  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

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

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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,  male physician,  male captain,  spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  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,  captain,  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

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:escape,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:spacecraft cockpit,  female pilot,  spaceship crash,  space western,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  outnumbered,  exploding ship,  starship,  smuggler,  hologram,  resistance,  eaten alive,  mind control,  planet,  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

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

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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

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

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,  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

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,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:female pilot,  space western,  space exploration,  space battle,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  shot in the neck,  eaten alive,  planet,  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

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
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

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,  revenge,  friendship
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

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (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. (Read More)

Themes:military,  escape,  revenge
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

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

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

Themes: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

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

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,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  thief
Story:spacecraft cockpit,  spaceship crash,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  escape pod,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  starship,  wrath,  gatling gun,  hologram,  interracial romance,  eaten alive,  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,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  escape pod,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  hologram,  mechanic,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  pilot,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male

Soldier (1998)
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:space western,  future war,  space travel,  outer space,  super soldier,  camouflage,  gatling gun,  broken arm,  ex soldier,  veteran,  planet,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  impalement,  showdown,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  death

Elysium (2013) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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,  loyalty,  grenade,  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

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

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
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

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

Total Recall (1990)

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

Period:future
Story:space colony,  space travel,  outer space,  terraforming,  megacorporation,  hologram,  kicked in the crotch,  resistance,  android,  psychic,  shot in the shoulder,  on the run,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  showdown,  face slap,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  dream,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male

The Transformers: The Movie (1986) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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: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,  planet,  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 Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

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

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

Themes:freedom,  escape
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:spacecraft cockpit,  space western,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  alliance,  exploding ship,  starship,  smuggler,  hologram,  android,  mind control,  planet,  spacecraft,  heroine,  captain,  pilot,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  sword,  computer,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship

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:space western,  space exploration,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  terraforming,  interracial marriage,  hologram,  eaten alive,  mechanic,  android,  planet,  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

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,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  starship,  smuggler,  hologram,  eaten alive,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  pilot,  fictional war,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  showdown,  computer,  shootout,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  explosion

Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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,  male captain,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  exploding ship,  starship,  hologram,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  unrequited love,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  impalement,  good versus evil,  computer,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  husband wife relationship

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,  space battle,  space opera,  outer space,  escape pod,  exploding ship,  mercy killing,  physician,  hologram,  android,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  shot in the shoulder,  fictional war,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  explosion

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,  human in outer space,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  telepath,  starship,  physician,  gatling gun,  mind control,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  supernatural power,  shootout

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

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

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

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

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,  fire,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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:earth viewed from space,  space exploration,  space battle,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  mercy killing,  gatling gun,  hologram,  planet,  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

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

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:human in outer space,  space travel,  outer space,  broken arm,  eaten alive,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  death of child,  pilot,  spaceship,  anti hero,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  shot in the back,  showdown,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  fire,  chase,  martial arts

Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:spaceship crash,  space travel,  outer space,  terraforming,  exploding ship,  hologram,  ex soldier,  resistance,  veteran,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  spaceship,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  dream,  shootout,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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:future war,  outer space,  female warrior,  katana sword,  megacorporation,  resistance,  planet,  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

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

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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

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

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

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

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

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

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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
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,  shot to death,  shootout,  fire,  teenage girl,  chase,  explosion,  death

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,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death

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

Ender's Game (2013)

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

Themes:military,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  hologram,  planet,  spacecraft,  shot in the leg,  fictional war,  spaceship,  shot in the back,  shot in the chest,  dream,  brother sister relationship,  teenage girl,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  death

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: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

Ghosts Of Mars (2001) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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.

Themes:robbery
Period:future
Story:space western,  outer space,  terraforming,  outnumbered,  planet,  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

The Avengers (2012)
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:space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  super soldier,  exploding ship,  handcuffed,  gatling gun,  ex soldier,  hologram,  veteran,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  fictional war,  spaceship,  anti hero,  impalement,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male

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

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

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

Locations:space
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:spacecraft cockpit,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  alliance,  starship,  smuggler,  hologram,  eaten alive,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  fictional war,  good versus evil,  showdown,  sword,  computer,  shootout,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts

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. (Read More)

Themes:freedom
Locations:space
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  earth viewed from space,  space battle,  outer space,  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

Sucker Punch (2011) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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:funeral,  escape
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

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

John Carter (2012)

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

Themes:escape
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  female warrior,  exploding ship,  ex soldier,  veteran,  mind control,  spacecraft,  captain,  fictional war,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  shot in the back,  supernatural power,  showdown,  sword,  shootout,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  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:human in outer space,  space exploration,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  escape pod,  smuggler,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  good versus evil,  shootout,  chase

Star Trek: Generations (1994)
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
Story:male captain,  human in outer space,  space battle,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  exploding ship,  starship,  hologram,  android,  planet,  spacecraft,  captain,  spaceship,  showdown,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion

Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like Serenity (2005)
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

Allegiant (2016)
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

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