Movies and TV shows like Children of Dune

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Children of Dune (2003)
 7.6
 11K
Children of Dune (2003)
Original name: Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: Under Paul ‘Muad'Dib’ Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, neverending cycle of interstellar war. Now a conspiracy on Arrakis threatens to rob Muad'Dib of his throne and his life.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense, stylized, interesting, dark, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, imaginary kingdom, space travel, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, political unrest, heroes, leadership, escapades, imaginary, distant planet, rivalry, danger, space opera, fantasy world, fight scenes, redemption, space and aliens, emperor, dictatorship, princess, king, prophecy, sandstorm ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Children of Dune

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and futuristic films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, space and aliens, good versus evil and space travel mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like Children of Dune: Dune (2000), Firefly (2002), Dune (1984), Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004), Babylon 5 (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 17K
Dune (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, Italy
Duration: 292 min.
Story: A three part mini-series based on Frank Herbert's classic Science Fiction novel entailing politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prophecy, sandstorm, telepathy, good versus evil, space wars, adventure, emperor, chosen one, space travel, distant planet, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 223K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, captivating, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, outer space, escapades, smuggling, space and aliens, friendship, space wars, danger, survival, captain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 110K
Dune (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Dune – the only place where the time-travel substance 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some ...
Style: epic, futuristic, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, emperor, chosen one, good versus evil, witch, messiah, telepathy, duke, mutation, monster, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Sixty days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The Diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the local species. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, escapades, on the run, human in outer space, couple relations, heroes, wormhole, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 26K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, culture clash, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, future dystopia, space and aliens, androids and robots, survivor, imaginary, obsessive quest, genocide, good versus evil, soldier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, fish out of water, danger, getting home, life turned upside down, good versus evil, save the kingdom, rivalry, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, danger, betrayal, magic, love triangle, rivalry, druid, love, black magic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 30K
Farscape (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.
Style: stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, fugitives, adventure, alien race, wormhole, alien encounter, obsessive quest, lost, outer space, evil alien ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 16K
Wing Commander (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hollywood version of the popular video game series "Wing Commander". Unlike other video games to feature film transitions, series creator Chris Roberts was heavily involved in the film's creation. This is the story of Christopher ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space opera, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 11K
Andromeda (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, artificial intelligence, black hole, alien, military, space wars, heroes, androids and robots, genetic engineering ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, benign alien, head of state, space war, alien life-form, space marine, nightmare, adventure, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space station ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 3K
Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, fighting the system, cult, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, convict, war, crew, rebelliousness, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 3K
Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, master villain, race against time, space opera, distant planet, save the world, heroic mission, space travel, danger, escapades, heroes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 4K
Crusade (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Crusade is an American spin-off TV show from J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5. Its plot is set in AD 2267, five years after the events of Babylon 5, and just after the movie A Call to Arms. The Drakh have released a nanovirus plague on Earth, ...
Style: futuristic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, plague, space and aliens, cult, obsessive quest, adventure, save the world, space wars, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
Space: 1999 (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: moon, astronaut, a.i., adventure, androids and robots, space exploration, benign alien, man versus machine, save the world, alien encounter, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: future, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dinosaur, forces of nature, archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, deadly, escapades, heroes, dangerous animal ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral, interesting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, good versus evil, evil alien, changing the past or future, space wars, alien, space and aliens, adventure, spacecraft, alien invasion, race against time ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: egypt, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek set 100 years before. The series premiered September 26, 2001 on the UPN television network with the final episode airing on May 13, 2005. The series takes ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, star trek, space exploration, alien planet, alien encounter, adventure, teleportation, escapades, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369 - 2375. Unlike the other Star Trek TV shows, it takes place on a space station instead of a ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, space wars, space opera, alien, star trek, culture clash, wormhole, commander, cloning, teleportation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The first installment of this Emmy award-winning series. A movie based at Babylon 5: a new space station built by Humans. The Vorlon ambassador, Kosh, has been poisoned. It is the new commanding officer's, Jeffrey Sinclair, responsibility to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tv series pilot, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space station, space travel, space wars, save the world, adventure, interracial relations, alien life-form, killer, war, galaxy, political unrest, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Londo Mollari, the Centauri Emperor, recounts the initial contact between the Humans and Minbari, which resulted in a major incident and subsequent war, for an eager pair of youngsters wanting a story about love and conflict.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space station, space wars, war, space travel, benign alien, adventure, head of state, earth, leadership, save the world, alien encounter, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, space and aliens, on the run, spacecraft, space opera, rescue, survival, military ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 182K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space and aliens, heroes, adventure, time machine, adventurer, journey, good versus evil, alien encounter, save the day, space travel, danger ...
Time: future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, survival, space and aliens, technology, fear, danger, adventure, team, confined, escapades ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 34K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, female fighter, danger, survival, martial arts, adventure, friendship, gunfight ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 2K
Neverwhere (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, offbeat, dark humor, stylized
Plot: imaginary kingdom, angel, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, magic, london underground ...
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Star Trek Continues (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise's historic five-year mission continues with all new episodes of the original series. "Star Trek: Continues", a new Trek series, beams down with exciting adventures of the Federation's most heroic crew led by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting
Plot: star trek, outer space, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, space opera, spacecraft, space travel, escapades, heroes, space and aliens, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, save the world, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, adventure, save the world, ancient, magical, imaginary, witch, escapades, chosen one, loss of parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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