Movies and TV shows like Firefly

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Firefly (2002)
 9.0
 243K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, buddy comedy, captivating, clever, futuristic, serious, light
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, adventure, smuggling, friendship, survival, space and aliens, space wars, captain, preacher, danger, criminal, outlaw, doctor, future dystopia, mysterious past, cargo, society, young woman, totalitarianism, psychic, theft, space colony ...
Time: future

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Most similar movies to Firefly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out futuristic, exciting, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, space travel, danger, adventure and escapades mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Firefly: Serenity (2005), Dark Matter (2015), The Expanse (2015), Killjoys (2015), SGU Stargate Universe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 283K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space opera, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, mechanic, space wars, escapades, friendship, psychic ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 39K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, time travel, space and aliens, survival, danger, betrayal, female fighter, space opera, martial arts ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 103K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Style: futuristic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, investigation, alien life-form, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 20K
Killjoys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed adventure series following a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution.
Style: exciting, captivating, witty, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, adventure, outer space, imaginary, escapades, danger, space and aliens, distant planet, spacecraft, chase, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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SGU Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, human existence, survival, technology, human in outer space, alien encounter, alien planet, ancient, alien ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 33K
Farscape (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, wormhole, outer space, space wars, alien race, fugitives, escapades, heroes, lost, evil alien, obsessive quest ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, star trek, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 12K
Andromeda (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, space travel, space wars, alien, adventure, military, artificial intelligence, heroic mission, genetic engineering, imaginary, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, battles, space and aliens, rescue, survival, imaginary, survivor, extinction ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, space and aliens, adventure, space opera, escapades, couple relations, outer space, human in outer space, on the run, rescue, astronaut ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, fate of humanity, alien planet, save the world, ancient mystery, space wars, benign alien, evil alien, scientist, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise there was Discovery. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered featuring a new ship, new characters and new missions, ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, outer space, spacecraft, star trek, adventure, alien species, space exploration, danger, friendship, gunfight, destiny ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 2020s, 2010s, 24th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 73K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, intellectual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, benign alien, heroic mission, star trek, alien planet, captain, alien encounter, space wars ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 72K
Lost in Space (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, sincere, tense
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, survival, alien planet, robot, adventure, lost, danger, family, black hole, alien creature, family relations ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 3K
Blakes 7 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, fighting the system, good versus evil, rebellion, totalitarianism, space wars, rebelliousness, heroic mission, cult, mind control ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.5M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
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, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, space battle, imaginary, outer space, androids and robots, obsessive quest, escapades, space and aliens, good versus evil, survivor ...
Time: future, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Lost in Space (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lost in Space is a science fiction TV series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The ...
Style: serious, futuristic
Audience: family outing
Plot: alien planet, outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, space travel, killer robot, good versus evil, adventure, family problems, danger, escapades, family ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.9
 88K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, outer space, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, buddies, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 58K
The Orville (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 300 years in the future.
Style: futuristic, feel good, dark humor, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space exploration, space and aliens, gay marriage, alien, space battle, danger, evil alien, distant future ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.
Style: futuristic, stylized, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, outer space, supernatural, space travel, adventure, space wars, benign alien, rivalry, space and aliens, good versus evil, escapades, manipulations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 40K
Defiance (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Defiance is an American science fiction television show that takes place in the future on a radically transformed Earth containing new species arriving from space. In the show, Joshua Nolan works as the lawman for the town of Defiance, a community ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, alien, escapades, enemy, danger, law enforcement, survival, ex military, mayor, interspecies romance, vehicle, humanoid alien ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, alien planet, escapades, good versus evil, teleportation, time travel, alien encounter, adventure, danger ...
Time: 22nd century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 213K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, danger, leadership, space station, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, betrayal, heroes, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 33K
Red Dwarf (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.
Style: sitcom, futuristic, stylized, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, cat, hologram, outer space, friendship, space and aliens, adventurer, androids and robots, escapades, captain, isolation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 5K
Crusade (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, space travel, plague, space opera, alien, telepathy, space wars, space and aliens, cult, mars, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 23rd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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, ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, adventure, imaginary kingdom, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, political unrest, imaginary, leadership, escapades, space opera, distant planet ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 6K
Lexx (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Country: Canada, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: Lexx is a science fantasy television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the organic space craft Lexx. They travel through two universes and encounter planets including a parody of the Earth. The series is ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, exciting, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, imaginary, space and aliens, adventure, anti heroes, computer animation, anti hero, evil alien, space wars, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, star trek, space battle, getting home, teleportation, hologram, evil alien, alien encounter, allies, hopes ...
Time: future, 24th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%