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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, rivalry, monster, funeral, politics, jealousy, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Locations:cave, courtroom
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:military training, alien planet, military scientist, starship bridge, exploding starship, damaged starship, starship captain, crypto fascism, giant insect, spacecraft cockpit, media coverage, female pilot, planet, giant creature, woman in uniform, woman punching a man, future war, military life, space battle, military base

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

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

Themes:military, monster
Mood:gore
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, woman punching a man, human versus alien, female soldier, green blood, exploding ship, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, torso cut in half, severed leg, planet, spacecraft, killing an animal, battlefield, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, creature

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:politics
Mood:gore
Locations:cave
Characters:soldier
Story:female soldier, knife throwing, exploding ship, infantry, open ended, blood on camera lens, severed leg, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, target practice, burned alive, machismo, battlefield, whipping, severed arm, exploding body, tent, person on fire, stabbed in the back, training

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
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, media coverage, planet, woman punching a man, space battle, human versus alien, female soldier, alien invasion, outpost, air strike, mind reading, exploding ship, butt slap, space war, mercy killing, telepathy, space travel, crushed to death, colonel, spacecraft

Soldier (1998) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
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:soldier
Period:future
Story:military training, planet, future war, male soldier, female soldier, space western, colony, broken arm, space travel, crushed to death, target practice, rocket launcher, colonel, sergeant, spacecraft, burned alive, missile, machismo, battlefield, person on fire

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. This is why Battle Los Angeles (2011) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:media coverage, sergeant, military life, military base, human versus alien, male soldier, female soldier, alien invasion, air strike, exploding ship, filmed killing, meteor, lieutenant, crushed to death, rocket launcher, colonel, burned alive, missile, character says i love you, mercenary

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, monster, funeral, friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, battle, female pilot, planet, space battle, human versus alien, green blood, space western, exploding ship, meteor, space station, space travel, american football, spacecraft, tent, character repeating someone else's dialogue, pilot, training, creature, fictional war

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:politics, friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:female pilot, space battle, heroine dies, space western, mass destruction, outpost, air strike, mind reading, exploding ship, starship, open ended, space war, space station, broken arm, space travel, planet, sergeant, spacecraft, battlefield, mercenary

Riddick (2013) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
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)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:cave
Characters:alien
Story:alien planet, planet, woman punching a man, knife throwing, space western, outpost, stabbed in the shoulder, torso cut in half, severed leg, exploding head, stabbed in the leg, killing an animal, machismo, dismemberment, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, creature

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, monster, friendship
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, female pilot, human versus alien, male soldier, female soldier, battle, knife throwing, space western, outpost, human in outer space, exploding ship, starship, space travel, insect, crushed to death, colonel, planet, killing an animal, missile, battlefield

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. This is why Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:sergeant, military life, air strike, death of loved one, severed leg, lieutenant, exploding head, crushed to death, burned alive, machismo, battlefield, premarital sex, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, stabbed to death, death of friend

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:friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, exploding starship, woman punching a man, space battle, outrunning explosion, human in outer space, exploding ship, starship, broken arm, space travel, crushed to death, rocket launcher, severed hand, planet, spacecraft, battlefield, severed arm, first part, mercenary, exploding body

Prometheus (2012) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
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:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:cave
Period:future
Story:alien planet, starship captain, giant creature, human versus alien, green blood, human in outer space, exploding ship, starship, open ended, mercy killing, death of loved one, broken arm, exploding head, space travel, crushed to death, planet, mutilation, burned alive, dismemberment, mercenary

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.

Themes:military, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:knife throwing, stabbed in the shoulder, open ended, blood on camera lens, lieutenant, exploding head, crushed to death, colonel, violin, severed hand, burned alive, battlefield, dismemberment, severed arm, dystopia, exploding body, tent, stabbed in the back, training, unrequited love

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:military training, military base, human versus alien, female soldier, alien invasion, open ended, high school teacher, accidental killing, target practice, colonel, sergeant, spacecraft, battlefield, premarital sex, dystopia, high school student, self sacrifice, tent, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:monster, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:alien
Story:human versus alien, alien invasion, outrunning explosion, green blood, meteor, covered in blood, killing an animal, burned alive, character says i love you, severed arm, exploding body, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, creature, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, woman

Star Trek (2009) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek (2009)

On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry
Locations:cave
Characters:alien
Period:future
Story:damaged starship, starship bridge, starship captain, starship, space battle, alien invasion, green blood, federation, 23rd century, outpost, human in outer space, mind reading, exploding ship, lieutenant, space travel, crushed to death, planet, spacecraft, burned alive, redhead

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:monster, funeral
Mood:gore
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:planet, female soldier, space western, colony, death of loved one, exploding head, space travel, crushed to death, severed hand, sergeant, spacecraft, burned alive, mercenary, exploding body, tragic event, person on fire, stabbed in the back, pilot, training, creature

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:knife throwing, open ended, shot in the eye, blood on camera lens, space station, death of loved one, severed leg, space travel, crushed to death, covered in blood, burned alive, missile, battlefield, dismemberment, psychic, whipping, severed arm, mercenary, premarital sex, exploding body

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, monster, politics
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, female pilot, space battle, female soldier, green blood, mind reading, exploding ship, part computer animation, space station, death of loved one, telepathy, space travel, crushed to death, planet, sergeant, spacecraft, burned alive, missile, battlefield, mercenary

Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. This is why Priest (2011) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:monster, funeral
Mood:gore
Locations:cave
Period:future
Story:female soldier, knife throwing, outpost, stabbed in the shoulder, torso cut in half, severed leg, fascism, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, target practice, covered in blood, killing an animal, severed arm, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back

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

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:monster, funeral, jealousy, friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:soldier
Story:knife throwing, part computer animation, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, target practice, sergeant, burned alive, battlefield, severed arm, exploding body, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, training, creature, fictional war, severed head, nonlinear timeline, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

Hercules (2014)
Action, Adventure

Hercules (2014)

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:giant creature, knife throwing, stabbed in the shoulder, exploding head, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, target practice, battlefield, severed arm, mercenary, self sacrifice, tent, person on fire, stabbed in the back, training, creature, fictional war, no opening credits, severed head, nonlinear timeline

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

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

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Period:future
Story:knife throwing, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, shot in the eye, torso cut in half, telepathy, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, killing an animal, severed arm, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, news report, creature, fictional war, no opening credits

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
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, funeral, politics, friendship
Characters:alien
Story:starship bridge, damaged starship, starship captain, giant creature, space battle, federation, 23rd century, mass destruction, human in outer space, exploding ship, space station, broken arm, lieutenant, space travel, crushed to death, planet, spacecraft, exploding body, self sacrifice, stabbed in the back

Skyline (2010)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Skyline (2010)

Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for Jarrod and offers a job position to him in LA. Terry's assistant and lover Denise (Crystal Reed) and his friend Ray (Neil Hopkins) sleep on the couch in the living room, but in the dawn of the next morning, the group is awakened by mysterious beams of blue light. Ray stares at the light and is taken by the mysterious force. The group of friends try to escape from the alien invaders. This is why Skyline (2010) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military, monster
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:giant creature, alien invasion, nuclear explosion, green blood, fire breathing, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, covered in blood, rocket launcher, spacecraft, killing an animal, missile, dismemberment, exploding body, self sacrifice, creature, fictional war, spaceship, drawing, no opening credits

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:female soldier, open ended, crushed to death, target practice, rocket launcher, missile, first part, mercenary, high school student, split screen, tent, first of series, person on fire, shot in the forehead, training, fictional war, no opening credits, army, shot in the back, combat

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:rivalry, military, monster, friendship
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:female pilot, giant creature, space battle, military base, human versus alien, alien invasion, outrunning explosion, green blood, nuclear weapons, mind reading, exploding ship, open ended, death of loved one, telepathy, lieutenant, space travel, planet, spacecraft, battlefield, psychic

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:rivalry, military, monster, funeral, politics, jealousy
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:media coverage, giant creature, human versus alien, nuclear explosion, floating in space, exploding ship, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, filmed killing, crushed to death, rocket launcher, planet, media, burned alive, missile, battlefield, severed arm, character says i love you, mercenary, premarital sex

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:friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien
Story:alien planet, federation, starship bridge, starship captain, planet, space battle, outrunning explosion, floating in space, video message, space western, 23rd century, outpost, human in outer space, exploding ship, starship, space station, lieutenant, space travel, crushed to death, spacecraft

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
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? This is why Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:media coverage, military base, human versus alien, alien invasion, air strike, exploding ship, butt slap, asteroid, blood on camera lens, torso cut in half, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, rocket launcher, missile, machismo, battlefield, severed arm, character says i love you, mercenary, self sacrifice

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

Jason X (2001)

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

Themes:military, monster
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:female soldier, knife throwing, human in outer space, extreme violence, colony, stabbed in the shoulder, space station, torso cut in half, severed leg, exploding head, space travel, covered in blood, planet, sergeant, spacecraft, mutilation, dismemberment, severed arm, mercenary, premarital sex

Warcraft (2016) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
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:monster, funeral, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:giant creature, female soldier, green blood, floating in space, mind reading, part computer animation, stabbed in the shoulder, mercy killing, blood on camera lens, telepathy, crushed to death, covered in blood, severed hand, planet, battlefield, severed arm, exploding body, self sacrifice, tent, character repeating someone else's dialogue

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, friendship
Mood:satire, gore
Story:media coverage, woman punching a man, knife throwing, stabbed in the shoulder, stabbed in the hand, graduation, severed leg, accidental killing, stabbed in the leg, target practice, colonel, severed hand, severed arm, high school student, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, training, news report, severed head, nonlinear timeline

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

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

Themes:military, politics
Locations:cave
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:future war, female soldier, video message, part computer animation, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, target practice, missile, battlefield, character says i love you, dystopia, tent, character repeating someone else's dialogue, pilot, shot in the forehead, training, fictional war, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death

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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:soldier
Period:future
Story:colonel, future war, female soldier, outrunning explosion, part computer animation, mercy killing, death of loved one, rocket launcher, planet, missile, battlefield, whipping, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, tragic event, fictional war, no opening credits, death of friend, impalement

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

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

Themes:military
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:alien planet, spacecraft, space battle, military base, human versus alien, alien invasion, mass destruction, body torn apart, exploding ship, shot in the eye, lieutenant, exploding head, space travel, rocket launcher, planet, missile, character says i love you, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Star Wars: Episode Vii - The Force Awakens (2015)

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:starship bridge, spacecraft cockpit, female pilot, planet, space battle, male soldier, female soldier, space western, outpost, human in outer space, air strike, mind reading, exploding ship, starship, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, space station, telepathy, lieutenant, space travel

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:media coverage, male soldier, female soldier, nuclear explosion, mass destruction, target practice, rocket launcher, burned alive, missile, battlefield, mercenary, exploding body, character repeating someone else's dialogue, training, news report, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement

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, monster, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:media coverage, air strike, mind reading, open ended, telepathy, stabbed in the leg, target practice, colonel, sergeant, missile, battlefield, mercenary, self sacrifice, character repeating someone else's dialogue, pilot, news report, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend

Doom (2005) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Doom (2005)

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. This is why Doom (2005) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997). (Read More)

Themes:military, monster
Mood:gore
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:future war, alien invasion, stabbed in the hand, torso cut in half, severed leg, exploding head, severed hand, planet, sergeant, killing an animal, machismo, severed arm, mercenary, exploding body, shot in the forehead, creature, fictional war, outer space, severed head, impalement

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

Ender's Game (2013)

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

Themes:military, friendship
Locations:cave
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:colonel, military training, alien planet, battle, space battle, military base, insectoid alien, human versus alien, female soldier, alien invasion, outpost, human in outer space, mind reading, exploding ship, space station, telepathy, lieutenant, space travel, planet, sergeant

District 9 (2009)
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, friendship
Mood:gore
Characters:alien, soldier
Story:media coverage, human versus alien, body torn apart, starship, blood on camera lens, severed leg, exploding head, target practice, rocket launcher, missile, machismo, severed arm, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, shot in the forehead, news report, spaceship, no opening credits

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:monster, funeral
Locations:cave
Characters:alien
Story:giant creature, space battle, floating in space, human in outer space, mind reading, exploding ship, part computer animation, starship, filmed killing, meteor, asteroid, torso cut in half, telepathy, space travel, crushed to death, rocket launcher, planet, spacecraft, battlefield, severed arm

Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

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

Themes:friendship
Mood:gore
Story:mind reading, open ended, filmed killing, cameraman, telepathy, burned alive, severed arm, premarital sex, person on fire, stabbed in the back, pilot, training, news report, severed head, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, impalement, massacre, good versus evil

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:friendship
Story:stabbed in the leg, character says i love you, mercenary, premarital sex, high school student, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, no opening credits, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, death of friend, shot in the back, death of mother, death of father, punched in the face, shotgun, shot in the chest, machine gun, black comedy

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:giant creature, female soldier, knife throwing, open ended, torso cut in half, severed leg, stabbed in the leg, rocket launcher, severed hand, burned alive, missile, battlefield, severed arm, mercenary, dystopia, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Adventure, Fantasy

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:cave
Characters:soldier
Story:giant creature, female soldier, knife throwing, open ended, stabbed in the shoulder, shot in the eye, amputee, torso cut in half, stabbed in the leg, killing an animal, person on fire, character repeating someone else's dialogue, stabbed in the back, shot in the forehead, creature, unrequited love, fictional war, no opening credits, severed head, stabbed in the chest

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Starship Troopers (1997)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:army, knife throwing, robot hand, stabbed in the shoulder, blood on camera lens, stabbed in the hand, exploding head, stabbed in the leg, crushed to death, rocket launcher, burned alive, machismo, dismemberment, severed arm, character says i love you, mercenary, premarital sex, exploding body, self sacrifice, person on fire

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

This theatrical movie based on the television series (which was also based on a popular multiform robot toyline) did not go over very well at the box office. The movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the television series, and chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their homeworld Cybertron from the evil Decepticons. Both factions are seething with anger, and that hatred has blinded them to a hideous menace headed their way. That hideous menace is the colossal planet known as Unicron, who has been ready to consume anything that stands in its way. The only thing that can stop Unicron is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, which is possessed by the Autobots and which the Decepticons, through Unicron's orders, plan to take away from them. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:alien, soldier
Period:future
Story:alien planet, planet, future war, space battle, female soldier, alien invasion, outrunning explosion, human in outer space, exploding ship, starship, space war, space station, space travel, crushed to death, spacecraft, missile, battlefield, exploding body, self sacrifice, creature

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