Colonization movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant colonization movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, futuristic, captivating and realistic films and TV shows about / with colonization, danger, spacecraft, outer space, survival, adventure, space travel, battles, society and rescue plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
colonization movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as colonization: The Nightingale (2018), Origin (2018), Alien: Covenant (2017), Warcraft: The Beginning (2016), Luce (2019), Sumuru (2003), Barkskins (2020), The Son (2017), IO (2019), First Cow (2019).

List of colonization movies

The Nightingale (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 1829, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: colonization, brutality, aborigine, murder, revenge, racial prejudice, rape revenge, female protagonist, racism, saving a life, prejudice, pursuit ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: australia
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Origin (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A group of strangers struggles for survival aboard a spaceship heading to a distant planet.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, intense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, colonization, dark past, survival, utopia, corporation, space opera, loner, left for dead, hi-tech, new life ...
Time: future
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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship 'Covenant' discovers what is thought to be an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world – which has its sole inhabitant the ...
Style: bad ending, enigmatic, suspense, twist ending, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, androids, outer space, human versus alien, alien life-form, space travel, monster, alien technology, robot, parasite, genocide, scientist ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, scenic, epic ...
Plot: sorcerer, fantasy world, wizards, magic, giant creature, kingdom, creature, good versus evil, warrior, adventure, demon, monster ...
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Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, non-linear, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: twists & turns, foster home, marijuana, courage, track and field, trust, social problems, independence day, politics, drinking, doubt, drinking alcohol ...
Place: ohio, middle east
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Sumuru (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: South Africa, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on Sax Rohmer's cult novels "Sumuru", the futuristic fantasy take you to an Earth colony in the far future in which woman rule and men are used to propagate the race and work in the mines..
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: spacecraft, martial arts, outpost, space travel, sexploitation, sibling relationship, outer space, sword and sorcery, brother sister relationship, weapons, woman shot, colonization ...
Place: south africa
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Barkskins (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: the New World. Based on the novel by ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting, visually appealing ...
Plot: american indian, indigenous people, showdown, settler, colonization, murder investigation, land grab, preaching, rivalry, power struggle, class struggle, survival ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: quebec, canada, france, north america
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The Son (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The multigenerational epic follows two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: native american, standoff, showdown, colonization, racism, oil, money, oil tycoon, revisionist western, cowboy, winchester rifle
Place: texas
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IO (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: survival, extinction, exodus, save the world, distant planet, escape, scientist, post apocalypse, science, colonization, destruction, fate of humanity ...
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First Cow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A taciturn loner and skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, contemplative, realistic
Plot: cow, immigrants, baker, american dream, starting over, village, get rich quick scheme, thief, life is a bitch, colonization, chinaman, rich man ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, oregon, new york, san francisco, china ...
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Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, love story, space station, isolation, space travel, spacecraft, survival, loneliness, trapped in space, destiny, moral dilemma, passenger ...
Time: future
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How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás, and in spite of his trial to convince them ...
Style: serious, realistic, dark humor, rough, suspenseful
Plot: adventure, escapades, deadly, politics, society, adventurer, rivalry, battles, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, destiny, danger ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense, serious
Plot: barbarian, forbidden love, danger, disorder, life is a bitch, couples, society, social decay, love affair, isolation, self sacrifice, colonization ...
Place: east asia
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Manaos (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: At the beginning of this century some owners of rubber plantations in the Amazonas jungle convert a village into one big prison. But the inhabitants have other plans...
Plot: colonization, rebellion, exploitation, female nudity, jungle, escape, slavery, rape, female full frontal nudity
Place: brazil
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple of British 1970s teenaged boys, Enn and Vic, go to a party to meet girls, only to find that the girls are very different from the boys' expectations.
Style: psychedelic, surreal, semi serious, humorous
Plot: punk rock, alien, surrealism, galaxy, forbidden love, cult leader, teenage boy, cult, party, punk, ring, treehouse ...
Time: 70s, year 1992, year 1977
Place: london
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Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, young heroes, space wars, child prodigy, intelligence, save the world, prodigy, basic training, space and aliens, space battle, evil alien, adventure ...
Time: future
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The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the set of Ray Bradbury short stories chronicling the colonisation of Mars.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, allegory
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, astronaut, nasa, time travel, telepathy, heroes, danger, clergy, heroic mission, future dystopia ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
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Enemy Mine (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A soldier from Earth crashlands 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 ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, evil alien, space and aliens, space wars, friendship, racism, future dystopia, stranded, survival, danger, survivor, space battle ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s
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Ship of fools (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a small town in Patagonia (Southern Argentina), a Mapuche Indian chief sets a tourist complex under construction on fire. He denies all attempts to defend himself. Locked up, he waits for the arrival of "Caleuche," the Ship (Nave) of ...
Plot: arson, courtroom, native american, american indian, indian burial ground, burial ground, cemetery, colonization
Place: argentina
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Adwa (1999)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In 1896, Ethiopia, an African nation, largely armed with spears and knives, defeats a well-equipped and organized Italian military bent on colonization.
Plot: battle, colonialism, battles, italian army, heroism, determination, heroic bloodshed, african, independence, colonization
Place: ethiopia, italy, africa
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The Aliens Are Coming (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An alien mother ship hovering in Earth's atmosphere is the base for an attempted alien invasion of Earth.
Plot: alien, desert, alien abduction, spacecraft, glowing eyes, extraterrestrial, colonization
Place: nevada
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The Conquest of Chile (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru
Duration: 100 min.
Story: La Araucana is a Chilean film based on an epic poem in Spanish about the Spanish conquest of Chile, by Alonso de Ercilla; it is also known in English as The Araucaniad. It is considered the national epic of the Kingdom of Chile and one of the most ...
Style: epic
Plot: conquering, conquistador, conqueror, history of chile, colonization, indigenous, native american, latin american history, battles, waterfall, battle
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, chile
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The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a civil war in the Philippines breaks out, a gay man born into a military family is forced to enlist in place of his ailing father.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay interest, ambition, following a dream, soldier, father son relationship, machismo, gay soldier, gay slur, terrorist, scientist, patriotism, crush ...
Place: the philippines
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Approaching the Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Style: disturbing, futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mars, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, isolation, astronaut, near death experience, nasa, space mission, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: future
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, true love, family relations, young lovers, romance, couple relations, parents and children, village life, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: power relations, state affairs, coming of age, youth, master and servant, politics, society, hopes, love and romance, settlement, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland, new south wales
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, mars, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, space and aliens, alone, human spirit, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china, london, china
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Titan A.E. (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Dredge are bent on mankind's destruction.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: space battle, spacecraft, alien, outer space, mission, space station, scientist, alien encounter, adventure, galaxy, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: colorado
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River Queen (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.
Style: epic, sincere, touching, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: rescue, political unrest, destiny, culture clash, family relations, hopes, romance, danger, parents and children, battles, river, settler ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new zealand
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Moon Zero Two (1969)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The colonisation of space began in 1986 and now, fifty years on, the moon is frontier territory. The prospectors, the drillers, the exploiters and the exploited all surviving in this alien environment. The prospects for lucrative rewards exist but ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, futuristic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, mining, space travel, cons and scams, mars, escapades, crime, space and aliens, rivalry, danger, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
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