Starship captain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant starship captain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic and stylized films and TV shows about / with spacecraft, outer space, space travel, starship captain, space opera, adventure, human in outer space, alien, space and aliens and danger plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as starship captain: The Expanse (2015), Crusade (1999), Beyond White Space (2018), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Titan A.E. (2000), WALL·E (2008), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Odin (1985), Star Wars Rebels (2014), Nightflyers (1987).

List of starship captain movies

Star Blazers [Space Battleship Yamato] 2199 (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
TV show
Story: The year is 2199. The human race has been crushed in their war with the Gamilos, driven into underground cities by the invader's assault. Scientists estimate they have only a year left. The young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima receive ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: space battle, space opera, outer space, space mission, extraterrestrial, save the world, spacecraft, hopes, space travel, expedition, alien attack, danger ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 117K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, space wars, spacecraft, human in outer space, alien life-form, investigation, conspiracy, space station, space opera, space exploration, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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 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 and aliens, space opera, telepathy, alien, space wars, cult, deadly, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
Beyond White Space (2018)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a deep space fishing vessel is robbed by a gang of pirates, the Captain makes a daring decision to go after a rare and nearly extinct species. His obsession propels them further into space as the crew spins toward mutiny and betrayal.
Style: futuristic, disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: black market, harvest, deep space, alien, outer space, monster, space travel, giant monster, spacecraft, fight, explosion, adventure ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, teleportation, outer space, cloning, space wars, self sacrifice, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 59K
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: exciting, serious, 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
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 1.0M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, futuristic, touching, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, outer space, adventure, happy ending, future dystopia, ecological disaster, imaginary, space travel, spacecraft, earth, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, distant future
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: saga, psychotronic, epic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, space wars, outer space, space and aliens, star wars, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, jedi, warrior, sword fight ...
Time: future, 80s
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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, cyborgs, outer space, time travel, first contact, teleportation, sent to the past, space opera, space wars, evil alien, invasion, attack ...
Time: future, 21st century, 24th century
Place: montana
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 159
Odin (1985)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Odin centers around the novice crew of the laser sailing space schooner Starlight as they embark on an historic interstellar test flight. They are intercepted by what seems to be a wrecked spaceship only to find that it contains a lone survivor; a ...
Style: twists and turns
Plot: space travel, outer space, mutiny, enslavement, alien race, grandmother grandson relationship, plot twist, explosion, schooner, spacecraft, super computer, space battle ...
Time: distant future
Is relevant ?
Star Wars Rebels (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, futuristic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: space travel, good versus evil, warrior, star wars, female humanoid alien, outer space, space wars, battles, chases and races, adventure, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 1K
Nightflyers (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A scientific group set out on a journey into space to find a magical creature. What they find is a killer computer on the ship they chartered.
Style: futuristic, cult film
Plot: female protagonist, gore, space shuttle, man versus machine, ruse, murder, trapped in space, psychic, space mission, psycho killer, spacecraft, incest overtones ...
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: futuristic, entertaining, exciting, psychotronic, humorous ...
Plot: space opera, alien, space travel, space battle, alien race, female humanoid alien, outer space, stranded, teleportation, star trek, good versus evil, alien planet ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 577K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, alien encounter, androids, fantasy world, space travel, mysterious planet, spacecraft, expedition, distant planet, hi-tech, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 583K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, space opera, space and aliens, adventure, teamwork, heroic mission, teleportation, time paradox, imaginary, heroes ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
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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, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, star trek, space battle, outer space, getting home, teleportation, hologram, evil alien, allies, alien encounter, adventure ...
Time: future, 24th century
Is relevant ?
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, outer space, space opera, star trek, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
Is relevant ?
Star Trek Continues (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, heroes, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, danger, adventure, rivalry, escapades, intergalactic ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
Space Station 76 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, stylized, touching, light ...
Plot: outer space, infidelity, spacecraft, asteroid, love affair, fall in love, imaginary, love and romance, space and aliens, couples, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: future, 70s
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise 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 ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, adventure, self sacrifice, good versus evil, team, teamwork, heroic mission, mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: london, san francisco
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, spacecraft, monster, space and aliens, soldier, creature, space travel, distopia, space battle, military, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, outer space, teleportation, space opera, midlife crisis, revenge, warp speed, good versus evil, mind control, space station, scientist ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Is relevant ?
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Style: exciting, saga, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, teleportation, space opera, conspiracy, assassination, false accusation, assassination attempt, space wars, grudge, resistance ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.
Style: exciting, talky, suspenseful, clever, saga ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, teleportation, space opera, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, wormhole, space station, spacewalk, warp speed, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space opera, teleportation, outer space, hijacking, hostage, self sacrifice, prison escape, star trek, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 75K
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, star trek, benign alien, heroic mission, captain, alien planet, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 287K
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, space opera, future dystopia, space and aliens, adventure, good versus evil, mechanic, space wars, outer space, escapades, friendship ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
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, space and aliens, astronaut, heroes, good versus evil, teleportation, time travel ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Is relevant ?
 9.0
 248K
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, captivating, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, adventure, smuggling, friendship, captain, preacher, survival, danger, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s. The animated series was aired under the name Star Trek, but it has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, teleportation, space opera, space travel, giant, spacecraft, alien encounter, heroic mission, rivalry, space and aliens, heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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