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Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Stargate (1994)

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

Themes:military,  faith
Locations:desert
Characters:alien,  warrior
Period:1920s,  1990s
Story:stargate,  portal,  ancient egypt,  egypt,  extraterrestrial alien,  human versus alien,  alien planet,  message from outer space,  universal translator,  false god,  commanding officer,  anubis,  hieroglyph,  year 1928,  invented language,  ancient astronaut,  english subtitles in original,  egyptology,  evil god,  space western,  morphing,  sandstorm,  nuclear weapons,  androgyny,  egyptian mythology,  exploding ship,  uprising,  sole black character dies cliche,  shapeshifting,  nuclear bomb,  empire,  space opera,  reluctant hero,  language barrier,  pyramid,  archeology,  emperor,  timebomb,  exploration,  teleportation,  space travel,  title appears in writing,  special forces,  immortality,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  rebellion,  spacecraft,  slavery,  subtitled scene,  first part,  death of son,  first of series,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. (Read More)

Themes:faith
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:ancient egypt,  egypt,  hieroglyph,  sandstorm,  egyptian mythology,  sole black character dies cliche,  empire,  reluctant hero,  pyramid,  portal,  teleportation,  immortality,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  slavery,  creature,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  explosion

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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:military
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:human versus alien,  alien planet,  battle,  invented language,  english subtitles in original,  space western,  exploding ship,  sole black character dies cliche,  language barrier,  emperor,  space travel,  rebellion,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:battle,  human versus alien,  alien planet,  space western,  exploding ship,  language barrier,  space travel,  spacecraft,  slavery,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human versus alien,  alien planet,  exploding ship,  special forces,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. This is why Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:spacecraft,  human versus alien,  alien planet,  ancient astronaut,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  teleportation,  space travel,  special forces,  resurrection,  egypt,  back from the dead,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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.

Characters:alien
Story:extraterrestrial alien,  human versus alien,  english subtitles in original,  exploding ship,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  first part,  first of series,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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

Le Cinquieme Element (1997)

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

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:1990s
Story:human versus alien,  invented language,  ancient astronaut,  egyptology,  androgyny,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  space opera,  language barrier,  pyramid,  timebomb,  space travel,  special forces,  egypt,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human versus alien,  ancient astronaut,  exploding ship,  pyramid,  teleportation,  special forces,  resurrection,  egypt,  back from the dead,  subtitled scene,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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)

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:alien planet,  ancient astronaut,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  portal,  teleportation,  space travel,  immortality,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion

Alien (1979)
Horror, Sci-fi

Alien (1979)

The crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress beacon from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. This is why Alien (1979) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Characters:alien
Story:spaceship,  human versus alien,  alien planet,  exploding ship,  sole black character dies cliche,  exploration,  space travel,  spacecraft,  first part,  first of series,  creature,  outer space,  computer,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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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:military
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior
Story:ancient egypt,  evil god,  sandstorm,  egyptian mythology,  special forces,  immortality,  resurrection,  egypt,  back from the dead,  subtitled scene,  man with glasses,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion

Rogue One (2016) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:empire,  rebellion,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:ancient astronaut,  exploding ship,  space opera,  reluctant hero,  portal,  space travel,  immortality,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

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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
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human versus alien,  alien planet,  ancient astronaut,  exploding ship,  reluctant hero,  space travel,  spacecraft,  first part,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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

Star Wars (1977)

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy. This is why Star Wars (1977) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:empire,  rebellion,  invented language,  ancient astronaut,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  reluctant hero,  emperor,  space travel,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  shootout,  cult film

Dune (1984) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Dune (1984)

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

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

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Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

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

Themes:faith
Story:human versus alien,  alien planet,  ancient astronaut,  sandstorm,  exploding ship,  space travel,  back from the dead,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion

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
Characters:alien
Story:human versus alien,  alien planet,  space western,  nuclear weapons,  exploding ship,  space travel,  spacecraft,  first part,  first of series,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion

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:military
Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:alien planet,  exploding ship,  space opera,  portal,  timebomb,  space travel,  special forces,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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. This is why Oblivion (2013) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:spacecraft,  human versus alien,  nuclear weapons,  exploding ship,  nuclear bomb,  empire,  space travel,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  one word title

Riddick (2013)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Riddick (2013)

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:alien planet,  space western,  sandstorm,  sole black character dies cliche,  title appears in writing,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Independence Day (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day... (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:1990s
Story:spacecraft,  human versus alien,  exploding ship,  timebomb,  space travel,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  computer,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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Galaxy Quest (1999)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Galaxy Quest (1999)

The sci-fi television series "Galaxy Quest", which took place aboard the intergalactic spaceship NSEA Protector, starred Jason Nesmith as suave Commander Peter Quincy Taggert, Gwen DeMarco as sexy communications person Lt. Tawny Madison (a role which consisted solely of repeating what the computer stated, much to Gwen's annoyance), Shakespearean trained Sir Alexander Dane as alien Dr. Lazarus, Fred Kwan as engineer Tech Sgt. Chen, and Tommy Webber as child gunner Laredo. Eighteen years after the series last aired, it lives on in the hearts of its rabid fans. However, it lives on in infamy for its stars, who have not been able to find meaningful acting work since. Their current lives revolve around cashing in on however those roles will afford, which usually entails attending fan conventions or worse, such as shopping mall openings. Only Jason seems to relish his lot in life, until he finds out that his co-stars detest him because of his superior attitude as "the Commander", and much of the public considers him a laughing stock. Their lives change when Jason is approached by who he thinks are convention fans asking for help. They are in reality an alien race called Thermians, led by Mathesar, who have modeled their existence after the series, which they believe to be real. When Jason and then the rest of his co-stars (along with Guy Fleegman, who was killed off before the opening credits in only one episode) go along with the Thermians, Jason's co-stars who believe they are off to yet another paying gig, they learn that they have to portray their roles for real. Without screenwriters to get them to a happy and heroic ending, they have to trust that their play acting will work, especially in dealing with the Thermians' nemesis, General Sarris. Guy in particular fears that he will go the way his character did on the series. But when they run across technical issues that they as actors didn't care anything about during the filming of the series and thus now don't know how to deal with, they need to find someone who should know what to do. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Period:1990s
Story:spaceship,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  timebomb,  teleportation,  space travel,  title appears in writing,  spacecraft,  creature,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

The Transformers: The Movie (1986) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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:faith
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:alien planet,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  space travel,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

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. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:alien planet,  exploding ship,  space opera,  space travel,  spacecraft,  first part,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien
Story:human versus alien,  exploding ship,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien
Period:1920s
Story:year 1928,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  outer space,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  explosion

Soldier (1998) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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
Characters:warrior
Story:space western,  timebomb,  space travel,  rebellion,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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

Flash Gordon (1980)

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

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:emperor,  space opera,  space travel,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

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... This is why Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Period:1990s
Story:ancient astronaut,  teleportation,  immortality,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

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)

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:exploding ship,  space opera,  teleportation,  space travel,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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
Locations:desert
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:human versus alien,  nuclear weapons,  exploding ship,  nuclear bomb,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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:military
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:human versus alien,  sole black character dies cliche,  space travel,  resurrection,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  computer,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)

After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Attinger, a CIA agent, establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert", buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it's a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it's Optimus Prime. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter Tessa escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from technology he took from the men that a technology magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what's going on, so they go to find out what's going on. (Read More)

Themes:faith
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:battle,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  nuclear bomb,  special forces,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion

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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. This is why The Avengers (2012) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human versus alien,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  portal,  teleportation,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  first part,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

In the wake of Spock's ultimate deed of sacrifice, Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise crew return to Earth for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive at Spacedock, they are shocked to discover that the Enterprise is to be decommissioned. Even worse, Dr. McCoy begins acting strangely and Scotty has been reassigned to another ship. Kirk is forced to steal back the Enterprise and head across space to the Genesis Planet to save Spock and bring him to Vulcan. Unknown to them, the Klingons are planning to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device for their own deadly purpose. (Read More)

Story:human versus alien,  english subtitles in original,  exploding ship,  space opera,  teleportation,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  death of son,  creature,  outer space,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  cult film,  explosion

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:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:empire,  emperor,  battle,  invented language,  space opera,  space travel,  rebellion,  spacecraft,  creature,  outer space,  computer,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion

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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)

Characters:alien
Story:creature,  human versus alien,  battle,  exploding ship,  reluctant hero,  space travel,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  outer space,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  cult film,  explosion,  one word title

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)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:empire,  space western,  exploding ship,  space opera,  reluctant hero,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy. This is why Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:evil god,  exploding ship,  space opera,  portal,  timebomb,  space travel,  immortality,  spacecraft,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion

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Predator (1987)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator (1987)

A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist CIA man, Colonel Al Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien,  warrior
Story:human versus alien,  commanding officer,  timebomb,  special forces,  first part,  first of series,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  one word title

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:faith
Locations:desert
Story:ancient egypt,  egypt,  sandstorm,  empire,  pyramid,  slavery,  death of son,  battle,  shot in the chest,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion

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)

Locations:desert
Characters:warrior,  alien
Story:human versus alien,  space western,  morphing,  sandstorm,  exploding ship,  shapeshifting,  space opera,  teleportation,  space travel,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  battle,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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District 9 (2009) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
Sci-fi, Thriller

District 9 (2009)

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien
Story:human versus alien,  title appears in writing,  special forces,  subtitled scene,  spaceship,  battle,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character

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

Lockout (2012)

In 2079, in Washington, the ex-CIA Operative Snow is brutally interrogated, accused of treason against the United States. The chief of the secret service Scott Langral believes that he shot the agent Frank in a hotel room. Meanwhile, the idealistic daughter of the president of the USA, Emilie Warnock, is visiting MS One, a maximum security prison in outer space expecting to find evidence that the prisoners are actually guinea pigs of a huge corporation. When one of her bodyguards loses a hidden pistol to the dangerous prisoner Hydell, he subdues the staff in the central control room and releases the prisoners, including his brother Alex who becomes the leader of the riot. Now the veteran agent Harry Shaw offers freedom to Snow if he succeeds in rescuing the president's daughter. But the idealistic Emilie does not want to leave MS-One without the hostages. This is why Lockout (2012) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994). (Read More)

Story:outer space,  exploding ship,  reluctant hero,  timebomb,  spacecraft,  spaceship,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Adventure, Drama

The Ten Commandments (1956)

To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses I, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses' fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'. (Read More)

Locations:desert
Story:ancient egypt,  false god,  sandstorm,  egyptian mythology,  egypt,  slavery,  death of son,  title spoken by character

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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)

Characters:alien
Story:spacecraft,  invented language,  english subtitles in original,  space opera,  teleportation,  space travel,  first part,  first of series,  outer space

Spaceballs (1987) is one of the best movies like Stargate (1994)
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:desert
Characters:alien
Story:shapeshifting,  space opera,  teleportation,  space travel,  spacecraft,  creature,  spaceship,  outer space,  man with glasses,  battle,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  one word title

Paul (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi

Paul (2011)

Two sci-fi geeks take a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by 'Seth Rogen' (qv)) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. When he discovers he's been taken prisoner, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town - a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy ('Simon Pegg' (qv)) and Clive Gollings ('Nick Frost (I)' (qv)). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:desert
Characters:alien
Story:title appears in writing,  resurrection,  back from the dead,  spacecraft,  subtitled scene,  creature,  spaceship,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  shootout,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title

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