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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,  tragedy,  anger,  monster,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cave,  space,  snow
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:jedi,  princess,  millennium falcon,  transport starship,  empire,  rebel starship,  starfighter pilot,  human in outer space,  starship bridge,  attack,  space battle,  alien creature,  mauser c96 pistol,  mauser pistol,  starfighter cockpit,  x wing starfighter,  imperial stormtrooper,  protocol droid,  astromech droid,  bounty hunters,  probe droid,  gr 75 medium transport,  jedi knight,  human female,  human male,  angry man,  imperial starship,  frozen body,  starship captain,  family saga,  red blade lightsaber,  evil empire,  bounty hunter,  rebel base,  spacecraft cockpit,  fraternal twins,  laser beam,  laser gun,  counter attack,  planet viewed from outer space,  fighter pilot,  tragic villain,  space war,  space opera,  sword duel,  space shuttle,  space travel,  gold robot,  aerial combat,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  duel,  training,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  male alien,  war hero,  rescue mission,  alien race,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  fire fight,  blaster pistol,  action hero,  rescue,  father son fight,  character says i have a bad feeling about this,  imperial star destroyer,  blood on mouth,  star destroyer,  long time ago,  snowy planet,  at at walker,  famous twist,  loss of hand,  deep voice,  far far away,  tie fighter,  at st walker,  x wing,  medical care,  symphonic music score,  floating city,  command center,  r2 d2,  bad guys win,  leitmotif,  leather gloves,  mauser,  bad guy wins,  snowy landscape,  sparks,  wookiee,  storm trooper,  cult classic,  giant worm,  green skin,  upside down,  paternity revealed,  imagery,  starfighter,  mandalorian,  free fall,  hyperspace,  secret base,  cooperation,  galactic war,  fictional planet,  stormtrooper,  abyss,  student teacher relationship,  sunken ship,  flames,  droid,  search party,  psychokinesis,  entrails,  pleading,  bounty,  supervillain,  the force,  prosthetic limb,  frozen,  roman numbered sequel,  steam,  hand cut off,  angry,  hung upside down,  cult figure,  transport,  custody,  saga,  human,  resistance fighter,  goggles,  arm cut off,  orchestral music score,  glacier,  trapdoor,  admiral,  starship,  friends who live together,  open ended,  famous score,  flame,  lightsaber,  asteroid,  crash landing,  knocked unconscious,  hanging upside down,  cameo appearance,  premonition,  falling,  smuggler,  gunslinger,  emperor,  quick draw,  female fighter,  kendo,  group,  swordsman,  wilhelm scream,  secret identity,  telekinesis,  fifth part,  bruise,  prisoner of war,  capture,  blood on face,  hologram,  fog,  swamp,  mentor,  evacuation,  confrontation,  vision,  stop motion animation,  eaten alive,  cannon,  android,  gun fu,  part of trilogy,  laser,  severed hand,  rebellion,  rebel,  blockbuster,  roman numeral in title,  caucasian,  twins,  spacecraft,  slow motion,  claim in title,  destiny,  civil war,  power,  battlefield,  dismemberment,  twin,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  spirituality,  puppet,  pilot,  tree,  voice over,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  sword fight,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  fighting,  numbered sequel,  robot,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  computer,  hero,  shootout,  ghost,  punctuation in title,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  african american,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  number in title,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  sequel,  violence

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

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

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

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  monster
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  alien
Period:future
Story:empire,  princess,  r2 d2,  transport starship,  emperor,  rebel starship,  starfighter pilot,  human in outer space,  rebel,  space battle,  alien creature,  mauser c96 pistol,  mauser pistol,  x wing starfighter,  imperial stormtrooper,  protocol droid,  astromech droid,  gr 75 medium transport,  jedi,  jedi knight,  human female,  human male,  angry man,  imperial starship,  frozen body,  red blade lightsaber,  evil empire,  bounty hunter,  spacecraft cockpit,  fraternal twins,  laser beam,  laser gun,  battle,  tragic villain,  space opera,  sword duel,  space travel,  gold robot,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  attack,  outer space,  falling from height,  male alien,  hand to hand combat,  fire fight,  blaster pistol,  action hero,  father son fight,  character says i have a bad feeling about this,  imperial star destroyer,  millennium falcon,  star destroyer,  long time ago,  loss of hand,  deep voice,  far far away,  at st walker,  tie fighter,  symphonic music score,  leitmotif,  leather gloves,  mauser,  sparks,  wookiee,  storm trooper,  cult classic,  green skin,  starfighter,  hyperspace,  mandalorian,  fictional planet,  galactic war,  stormtrooper,  abyss,  flames,  droid,  psychokinesis,  bounty,  supervillain,  the force,  roman numbered sequel,  angry,  cult figure,  transport,  saga,  human,  orchestral music score,  starship,  friends who live together,  famous score,  flame,  lightsaber,  smuggler,  female fighter,  kendo,  group,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  hologram,  stop motion animation,  eaten alive,  android,  gun fu,  part of trilogy,  laser,  severed hand,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  roman numeral in title,  caucasian,  twins,  spacecraft,  destiny,  battlefield,  twin,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  puppet,  tree,  duel,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  weapon,  sword fight,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  fighting,  numbered sequel,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  computer,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  ghost,  punctuation in title,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  explosion,  african american,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  number in title,  fight,  violence,  kiss,  sequel

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

Star Wars (1977)

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

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:r2 d2,  empire,  princess,  rebel starship,  starfighter pilot,  human in outer space,  starship bridge,  rebel,  space battle,  alien creature,  rescue,  starfighter cockpit,  x wing starfighter,  imperial stormtrooper,  protocol droid,  astromech droid,  droid,  human female,  human male,  angry man,  imperial starship,  red blade lightsaber,  evil empire,  bounty hunter,  rebel base,  spacecraft cockpit,  fraternal twins,  laser gun,  rebellion,  planet viewed from outer space,  fighter pilot,  space war,  space opera,  sword duel,  space travel,  gold robot,  aerial combat,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  attack,  outer space,  reluctant hero,  male alien,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  blaster pistol,  action hero,  character says i have a bad feeling about this,  imperial star destroyer,  millennium falcon,  star destroyer,  long time ago,  deep voice,  tie fighter,  x wing,  symphonic music score,  leitmotif,  leather gloves,  wookiee,  storm trooper,  cult classic,  starfighter,  hyperspace,  fictional planet,  galactic war,  abyss,  stormtrooper,  jedi,  pleading,  supervillain,  the force,  cult figure,  angry,  saga,  human,  orchestral music score,  starship,  friends who live together,  famous score,  lightsaber,  smuggler,  gunslinger,  emperor,  female fighter,  swordsman,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  hologram,  stop motion animation,  android,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  roman numeral in title,  caucasian,  twins,  spacecraft,  destiny,  civil war,  twin,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  pilot,  duel,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  weapon,  strangulation,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  numbered sequel,  robot,  gunfight,  battle,  computer,  hero,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  family relationships,  number in title,  kiss,  violence,  fight,  sequel

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:tragedy,  anger,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cave,  space
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:transport starship,  rebel starship,  starfighter pilot,  space battle,  alien creature,  starfighter cockpit,  x wing starfighter,  imperial stormtrooper,  protocol droid,  gr 75 medium transport,  human female,  human male,  imperial starship,  red blade lightsaber,  evil empire,  empire,  rebel base,  laser gun,  rebellion,  planet viewed from outer space,  fighter pilot,  space war,  space opera,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  weapon,  blaster pistol,  action hero,  imperial star destroyer,  star destroyer,  at at walker,  tie fighter,  leather gloves,  storm trooper,  starfighter,  secret base,  hyperspace,  galactic war,  fictional planet,  stormtrooper,  droid,  jedi,  the force,  prosthetic limb,  transport,  saga,  human,  resistance fighter,  goggles,  admiral,  starship,  open ended,  famous score,  lightsaber,  crash landing,  female fighter,  group,  swordsman,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  capture,  hologram,  evacuation,  laser,  rebel,  blockbuster,  caucasian,  spacecraft,  civil war,  power,  battlefield,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  pilot,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  robot,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  african american,  number in title,  violence,  fight

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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:anger,  monster,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:droid,  stormtrooper,  empire,  starfighter pilot,  human in outer space,  starship bridge,  space battle,  alien creature,  starfighter cockpit,  x wing starfighter,  protocol droid,  astromech droid,  jedi,  jedi knight,  angry man,  red blade lightsaber,  bounty hunter,  spacecraft cockpit,  laser gun,  fighter pilot,  space opera,  sword duel,  space travel,  humanoid robot,  talking robot,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  rescue mission,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  blaster pistol,  action hero,  character says i have a bad feeling about this,  millennium falcon,  star destroyer,  tie fighter,  r2 d2,  snowy landscape,  wookiee,  starfighter,  hyperspace,  fictional planet,  the force,  prosthetic limb,  roman numbered sequel,  angry,  transport,  saga,  resistance fighter,  goggles,  admiral,  starship,  open ended,  famous score,  lightsaber,  crash landing,  smuggler,  female fighter,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  prisoner of war,  hologram,  vision,  eaten alive,  cannon,  laser,  blockbuster,  roman numeral in title,  caucasian,  spacecraft,  destiny,  battlefield,  general,  attack,  pilot,  duel,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  sword fight,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  sequel,  fight,  blood,  violence

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

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

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is facing a Separatist movement and the former queen and now Senator Padme Amidala travels to Coruscant to vote on a project to create an army to help the Jedi to protect the Republic. Upon arrival, she escapes from an attempt to kill her, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. They chase the shape-shifter Zam Wessell but she is killed by a poisoned dart before revealing who hired her. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan Kenobi to discover who has tried to kill Amidala and Anakin to protect her in Naboo. Obi-Wan discovers that the dart is from the planet Kamino, and he heads to the remote planet. He finds an army of clones that has been under production for years for the Republic and that the bounty hunter Jango Fett was the matrix for the clones. Meanwhile Anakin and Amidala fall in love with each other, and he has nightmarish visions of his mother. They travel to his home planet, Tatooine, to see his mother, and he discovers that she has been abducted by Tusken Raiders. Anakin finds his mother dying, and he kills all the Tusken tribe, including the women and children. Obi-Wan follows Jango Fett to the planet Geonosis where he discovers who is behind the Separatist movement. He transmits his discoveries to Anakin since he cannot reach the Jedi Council. Who is the leader of the Separatist movement? Will Anakin receive Obi-Wan's message? And will the secret love between Anakin and Amidala succeed? This is why Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  monster,  escape,  torture,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Period:future
Story:jedi,  jedi knight,  bounty hunter,  space battle,  protocol droid,  astromech droid,  human female,  human male,  bounty,  angry man,  laser beam,  laser gun,  space opera,  sword duel,  space travel,  humanoid robot,  outer space,  falling from height,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  loss of hand,  r2 d2,  bad guys win,  leitmotif,  free fall,  galactic war,  droid,  the force,  angry,  saga,  famous score,  lightsaber,  asteroid,  kendo,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  hologram,  eaten alive,  cannon,  android,  laser,  rebel,  caucasian,  spacecraft,  civil war,  battlefield,  attack,  spirituality,  duel,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  weapon,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  fighting,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  shootout,  explosion,  african american,  number in title,  fight,  violence,  kiss

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,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave,  space
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  alien creature,  bounty hunter,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  aerial combat,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  green skin,  fictional planet,  prosthetic limb,  starship,  crash landing,  smuggler,  female fighter,  group,  hologram,  android,  gun fu,  laser,  severed hand,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  power,  battlefield,  pilot,  tree,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  bridge,  strangulation,  sword fight,  good versus evil,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  violence

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:anger,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave,  space
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human in outer space,  starship bridge,  space battle,  alien creature,  starship captain,  laser gun,  tragic villain,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  rescue mission,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  green skin,  galactic war,  admiral,  starship,  famous score,  crash landing,  female fighter,  wilhelm scream,  capture,  hologram,  evacuation,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  attack,  creature,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  explosion,  african american,  fight,  violence,  sequel

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The Transformers: The Movie (1986) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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:tragedy,  anger,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  laser gun,  space war,  space shuttle,  space travel,  talking robot,  outer space,  female warrior,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  starship,  lightsaber,  crash landing,  female fighter,  kendo,  group,  capture,  eaten alive,  android,  laser,  spacecraft,  destiny,  power,  battlefield,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  weapon,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  computer,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  sequel,  fight

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

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:cave,  space,  snow
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  alien creature,  bounty hunter,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  father son fight,  green skin,  fictional planet,  bounty,  starship,  asteroid,  crash landing,  falling,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  hologram,  android,  gun fu,  laser,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  slow motion,  battlefield,  pilot,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  robot,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  number in title,  violence,  fight,  kiss,  sequel

Enemy Mine (1985)
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. This is why Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave,  space,  snow
Characters:alien,  warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:space battle,  alien creature,  human,  laser gun,  battle,  fighter pilot,  space travel,  outer space,  rescue mission,  alien race,  action hero,  orchestral music score,  crash landing,  eaten alive,  laser,  spacecraft,  pilot,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  good versus evil,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  fight

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Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Story:fighter pilot,  sword duel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  crash landing,  hanging upside down,  female fighter,  vision,  eaten alive,  cannon,  destiny,  battlefield,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  tree,  training,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  violence

Jupiter Ascending (2015) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

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

Themes:monster,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  bounty hunter,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  human,  starship,  crash landing,  hologram,  android,  gun fu,  spacecraft,  destiny,  battlefield,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  bridge,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  fighting,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  family relationships,  violence,  kiss,  fight

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

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

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

Themes:monster,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human in outer space,  starship bridge,  space battle,  alien creature,  starship captain,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  admiral,  crash landing,  capture,  hologram,  mentor,  laser,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  strangulation,  good versus evil,  combat,  second part,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  explosion,  fight,  sequel,  violence

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

Avatar (2009)

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

Themes:monster,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  villain,  warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  alien creature,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  male alien,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  battle,  fictional planet,  saga,  human,  orchestral music score,  starship,  emperor,  wilhelm scream,  hologram,  rebellion,  blockbuster,  battlefield,  twin,  general,  attack,  tree,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  ambush,  good versus evil,  robot,  gunfight,  rescue,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  violence

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
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. This is why Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword duel,  falling from height,  female warrior,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  blood on mouth,  arm cut off,  open ended,  quick draw,  female fighter,  swordsman,  cannon,  severed hand,  rebel,  battlefield,  dismemberment,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  bridge,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  family relationships,  blood,  fight,  kiss,  violence

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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:escape,  torture
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:space battle,  laser gun,  fighter pilot,  space war,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  reluctant hero,  alien race,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hero,  supervillain,  human,  crash landing,  wilhelm scream,  secret identity,  telekinesis,  hologram,  laser,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  civil war,  battlefield,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  bridge,  good versus evil,  combat,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  sequel

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Power Rangers (2017)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:power,  talking robot,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  angry,  open ended,  female fighter,  group,  wilhelm scream,  secret identity,  hologram,  swamp,  evacuation,  vision,  cannon,  spacecraft,  destiny,  battlefield,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  robot,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  african american,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  fight,  violence,  kiss

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

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

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

Themes:monster,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:space battle,  alien creature,  human,  laser gun,  space opera,  space shuttle,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  hyperspace,  trapdoor,  crash landing,  hologram,  evacuation,  laser,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  general,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  sword fight,  ambush,  combat,  robot,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  number in title,  kiss,  violence,  fight,  blood

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:falling from height,  reluctant hero,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  resistance fighter,  hanging upside down,  swordsman,  blood on face,  mentor,  vision,  eaten alive,  rebellion,  rebel,  blockbuster,  power,  battlefield,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  bridge,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  violence,  blood

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Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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. This is why Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:cave,  space,  snow
Characters:warrior,  alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  starship bridge,  space battle,  alien creature,  human female,  human male,  starship captain,  starship,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  snowy planet,  green skin,  human,  famous score,  hologram,  evacuation,  laser,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  destiny,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  computer,  shootout,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  kiss

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:escape,  betrayal
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:laser gun,  falling from height,  female warrior,  rescue mission,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  open ended,  crash landing,  knocked unconscious,  female fighter,  blood on face,  hologram,  laser,  destiny,  civil war,  battlefield,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  pilot,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  family relationships,  fight,  violence,  blood,  sequel

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:monster,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:alien creature,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  female soldier,  action hero,  free fall,  open ended,  crash landing,  hanging upside down,  laser,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  character's point of view camera shot,  creature,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  sword fight,  ambush,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  sequel,  violence

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

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  friendship
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  warrior,  soldier
Story:space battle,  laser gun,  fighter pilot,  space travel,  aerial combat,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  open ended,  crash landing,  hologram,  swamp,  evacuation,  vision,  cannon,  laser,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  pilot,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  weapon,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  computer,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sequel,  kiss,  violence

Spaceballs (1987) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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
Characters:villain,  alien
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  space war,  space opera,  space travel,  gold robot,  talking robot,  princess,  outer space,  droid,  friends who live together,  smuggler,  wilhelm scream,  android,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  pilot,  duel,  creature,  spaceship,  teacher student relationship,  weapon,  sword fight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  robot,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  surprise ending,  cult film,  kiss

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

Themes:escape,  betrayal
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  bounty hunter,  tragic villain,  space opera,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  bounty,  crash landing,  capture,  hologram,  vision,  gun fu,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  bridge,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  hero,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  fight

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

Wonder Woman (2017)

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

Themes:anger,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cave,  snow
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:princess,  pilot,  destiny,  falling from height,  female warrior,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  student teacher relationship,  flames,  open ended,  flame,  crash landing,  smuggler,  female fighter,  secret identity,  telekinesis,  mentor,  cannon,  blockbuster,  caucasian,  power,  battlefield,  general,  training,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  sword fight,  good versus evil,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  family relationships,  violence,  sequel

Warcraft (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warcraft (2016)

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

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:sword duel,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  female soldier,  action hero,  floating city,  green skin,  female fighter,  group,  wilhelm scream,  telekinesis,  capture,  swamp,  evacuation,  severed hand,  rebel,  blockbuster,  battlefield,  attack,  tree,  duel,  creature,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  ghost,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  blood

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

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

Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  alien
Period:future
Story:laser gun,  sword duel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  alien race,  action hero,  resistance fighter,  female fighter,  kendo,  swordsman,  mentor,  roman numeral in title,  battlefield,  general,  training,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  number in title,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  kiss

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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:tragedy,  anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:cave,  space
Characters:alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:alien creature,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  female soldier,  human,  crash landing,  hologram,  evacuation,  eaten alive,  android,  laser,  severed hand,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  pilot,  training,  creature,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  robot,  second part,  showdown,  rescue,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  sequel,  fight

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. This is why Ender's Game (2013) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cave
Characters:alien,  warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:alien race,  human,  human in outer space,  space battle,  laser gun,  battle,  fighter pilot,  space opera,  space shuttle,  space travel,  attack,  outer space,  war hero,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  student teacher relationship,  admiral,  hologram,  mentor,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  training,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  fighting,  hero,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  fight

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:monster,  escape
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Story:alien creature,  bounty hunters,  bounty,  bounty hunter,  laser gun,  space travel,  outer space,  alien race,  asteroid,  hologram,  evacuation,  eaten alive,  laser,  spacecraft,  character's point of view camera shot,  tree,  creature,  spaceship,  ambush,  subjective camera,  fighting,  rescue,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  blood

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Astro Boy (2009) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Astro Boy (2009)

Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:alien,  warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:alien race,  robot,  hero,  falling from height,  action hero,  floating city,  open ended,  crash landing,  wilhelm scream,  capture,  hologram,  evacuation,  cannon,  android,  laser,  destiny,  general,  character's point of view camera shot,  creature,  no opening credits,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  monster,  escape,  torture,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:villain,  warrior,  soldier
Story:sword duel,  falling from height,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  flame,  hanging upside down,  telekinesis,  capture,  destiny,  battlefield,  general,  attack,  duel,  princess,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  bridge,  sword fight,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  fight

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:tragedy,  monster,  friendship
Locations:space,  cave
Characters:alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  starship bridge,  space battle,  starship captain,  spacecraft cockpit,  space war,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female soldier,  human,  starship,  open ended,  asteroid,  severed hand,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  dismemberment,  pilot,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  teacher student relationship,  no opening credits,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  battle,  rescue,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  blood

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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. This is why Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  android,  space war,  space opera,  twin,  outer space,  falling from height,  male alien,  hand to hand combat,  saga,  human,  admiral,  cameo appearance,  hologram,  rebellion,  spacecraft,  destiny,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  gunfight,  computer,  rescue,  shootout,  explosion,  violence,  sequel,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:female warrior,  reluctant hero,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  telekinesis,  vision,  power,  battlefield,  attack,  training,  creature,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  bridge,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  second part,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  blood,  sequel,  kiss,  violence

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  torture
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Story:rebel base,  war hero,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  fire fight,  action hero,  rescue,  resistance fighter,  prisoner of war,  cannon,  rebellion,  rebel,  blockbuster,  roman numeral in title,  battlefield,  duel,  disarming someone,  ambush,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  sequel,  violence

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:cave,  snow
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:falling from height,  rescue mission,  female soldier,  human,  falling,  prisoner of war,  capture,  laser,  blockbuster,  battlefield,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  tree,  fictional war,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  strangulation,  ambush,  subjective camera,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  blood,  fight,  violence,  sequel

Aliens (1986)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Aliens (1986)

57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is called back, this time, to help a group of highly trained colonial marines fight off against the sinister extraterrestrials. But this time, the aliens have taken over a space colony on the moon LV-426. When the colonial marines are called upon to search the deserted space colony, they later find out that they are up against more than what they bargained for. Using specially modified machine guns and enough firepower, it's either fight or die as the space marines battle against the aliens. As the Marines do their best to defend themselves, Ripley must attempt to protect a young girl who is the sole survivor of the decimated space colony. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  monster,  betrayal,  friendship
Locations:space
Characters:alien,  soldier
Period:future
Story:alien creature,  human in outer space,  space travel,  creature,  outer space,  reluctant hero,  rescue mission,  female soldier,  battle,  orchestral music score,  starship,  friends who live together,  group,  android,  blockbuster,  spacecraft,  dismemberment,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  spaceship,  subjective camera,  robot,  second part,  rescue,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  fight,  sequel,  blood,  violence

Flash Gordon (1980) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Flash Gordon (1980)

Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world. This is why Flash Gordon (1980) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:emperor,  laser beam,  laser gun,  space opera,  space shuttle,  space travel,  gold robot,  outer space,  action hero,  rescue,  floating city,  human,  famous score,  telekinesis,  eaten alive,  spacecraft,  general,  princess,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  ambush,  good versus evil,  combat,  robot,  gunfight,  battle,  hero,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  fight

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The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

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

Themes:anger,  monster,  escape,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:human,  destiny,  tragic villain,  princess,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  open ended,  telekinesis,  capture,  evacuation,  vision,  power,  battlefield,  character's point of view camera shot,  attack,  pilot,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  ambush,  good versus evil,  subjective camera,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  ghost,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  violence,  blood

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:escape
Locations:snow
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Period:future
Story:space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  war hero,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  fire fight,  action hero,  group,  evacuation,  confrontation,  rebellion,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  training,  fictional war,  spaceship,  combat,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  fight

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

John Carter (2012)

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

Themes:monster,  escape
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:civil war,  space battle,  human male,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  aerial combat,  princess,  outer space,  female warrior,  alien race,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  female fighter,  telekinesis,  laser,  severed hand,  rebel,  spacecraft,  battlefield,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  sword fight,  good versus evil,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  fight,  violence

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Titan A.e. (2000) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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,  betrayal
Locations:space
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:human in outer space,  space battle,  starship captain,  laser gun,  space opera,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  falling from height,  female warrior,  reluctant hero,  alien race,  green skin,  human,  female fighter,  hologram,  evacuation,  spacecraft,  creature,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  battle,  rescue,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  father son relationship,  fight,  blood,  violence

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. This is why Pitch Black (2000) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). (Read More)

Themes:monster,  escape
Locations:space
Characters:warrior,  alien
Period:future
Story:bounty hunter,  human in outer space,  alien creature,  bounty,  transport,  space travel,  pilot,  outer space,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  goggles,  crash landing,  group,  eaten alive,  spacecraft,  attack,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  subjective camera,  decapitation,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  gunfight,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  shootout,  fire,  cult film,  violence,  fight,  blood

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

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

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

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior,  soldier
Story:falling from height,  female warrior,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  admiral,  open ended,  empire,  mentor,  destiny,  civil war,  battlefield,  general,  training,  no opening credits,  sword fight,  ambush,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  combat,  second part,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  fire,  surprise ending,  explosion,  father son relationship,  number in title,  violence,  sequel,  blood

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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:monster,  escape
Locations:space
Characters:villain,  soldier
Period:future
Story:frozen,  human in outer space,  laser gun,  space travel,  outer space,  falling from height,  female soldier,  hand to hand combat,  roman numbered sequel,  arm cut off,  crash landing,  knocked unconscious,  cameo appearance,  female fighter,  group,  hologram,  android,  roman numeral in title,  spacecraft,  dismemberment,  pilot,  creature,  spaceship,  disarming someone,  teacher student relationship,  strangulation,  ambush,  decapitation,  numbered sequel,  robot,  showdown,  computer,  rescue,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  number in title,  fight,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  sequel

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

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

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:space,  snow
Characters:villain,  warrior,  alien,  soldier
Story:space battle,  laser gun,  spacecraft,  space shuttle,  space travel,  talking robot,  outer space,  falling from height,  alien race,  human,  crash landing,  mentor,  laser,  blockbuster,  general,  fictional war,  spaceship,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  good versus evil,  decapitation,  robot,  showdown,  battle,  computer,  rescue,  shootout,  punctuation in title,  pistol,  explosion,  father son relationship,  violence,  fight,  sequel,  blood

The Scorpion King (2002)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Scorpion King (2002)

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:cave
Characters:warrior
Story:sword duel,  falling from height,  rescue mission,  hand to hand combat,  action hero,  swordsman,  vision,  destiny,  battlefield,  duel,  fictional war,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  strangulation,  sword fight,  ambush,  combat,  fighting,  showdown,  battle,  rescue,  hero,  fire,  explosion,  fight,  violence

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