Space opera movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant space opera movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, exciting, light, serious, intense and cerebral films and TV shows about / with space opera, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, mentor, alien, technology and danger plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Luxembourg and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space opera: Babylon 5 (1994), Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017), Ascension (2014), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998).

List of space opera movies

 8.3
 25K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, outer space, time travel, adventure, culture clash, benign alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, space opera, transformation, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, space opera, heroic mission, adventure, androids and robots, space wars, survival, escapades, human in outer space, betrayal, humanity, dark hero ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, captivating, futuristic, family saga ...
Plot: space opera, space battle, fight, star wars, spacecraft, heroism, good versus evil, space travel, supernatural power, strong female character, outer space, laser gun ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mine
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 7.2
 16K
Ascension (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 231 min.
Story: In this three-part miniseries, a young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, space station, social differences, spacecraft, survival, murder, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, spacecraft, outer space, space opera, adventure, alien encounter, captain, teleportation, escapades, alien planet, peaceful mission, intelligence ...
Time: future
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, spacecraft, battles, space wars, escapades, outer space, rebelliousness, rebellion, idealism, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: exciting, epic, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, adventure, good versus evil, totalitarianism, heroic mission, power relations, evil empire, attack, master villain ...
Time: future
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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, exciting, entertaining, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: space travel, space opera, stranded, star trek, alien, chase, teleportation, motorcycle, revenge, transformation, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.
Style: epic, suspense, tragic ending, dark, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, space opera, rebellion, rebel, space battle, suicide mission, female protagonist, spacecraft, blind man, robot, against the odds, war ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, rebel, space wars, space opera, rebellion, partners, space battle, master villain ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, good versus evil, outer space, heroic mission, rebel, space and aliens, space opera, redemption, secret, master villain, emperor, space battle ...
Time: future
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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, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, man versus machine, space opera, outer space, artificial intelligence, teleportation, adventure, spacewalk, space station, wormhole, a.i. ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, apprentice, space opera, good versus evil, prophecy, outer space, wise man, queen, adventure, warrior, training, creature ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, heroic mission, good versus evil, space opera, rescue, cult figure, adventure, emperor, disguise, army, warrior ...
Time: future
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, midlife crisis, space opera, space travel, vengeance, outer space, cadet, radiation, good versus evil, adventure, teleportation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, army, space opera, mentor, political conspiracy, good versus evil, outer space, teaching the ways of the world, wedding, violence, alien race ...
Time: future
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, space opera, outer space, false accusation, spacecraft, adventure, assassination attempt, grudge, teleportation, resistance, prejudice ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, based on cult tv series, earnest ...
Plot: space opera, alien, exploding ship, retribution, fighting the system, adventure, teleportation, patriotism, benign alien, rebelliousness, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.
Style: sincere, serious, based on cult tv series, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reincarnation, space travel, space opera, friendship, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, invisibility, teleportation, race against time, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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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, serious, suspenseful, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, hijacking, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, self sacrifice, adventure, teleportation, daring rescue, obsessive quest, hostage, race against time ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: california, usa
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, evil alien, space opera, time travel, changing the past or future, sent to the past, contact, space wars, inventor, obsession, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
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 8.0
 547K
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, time travel, teleportation, imaginary, heroes, teamwork, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, spacecraft, space opera, punk, marine biologist, whale, adventure, teleportation, invisibility, fish out of water, culture clash ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, serious, bleak, futuristic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space opera, outer space, space travel, spacecraft, good versus evil, adventure, evil alien, fight, pilot, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: future
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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, bad ending, earnest ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, cloning, self sacrifice, assassination, telepathy, senate, adventure, teleportation, master villain, distant planet ...
Time: future
Place: mine
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, save the world, good versus evil, future dystopia, alien, heroic mission, end of the world, supernatural ability, spacecraft, adventure, danger ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning begins with Captain James B. Pirk of the starship Kickstart shipwrecked on the 21st century Earth with his crew. Originally from the distant future, Pirk and his crew traveled back in time to save the Earth from hostile ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, light, humorous ...
Plot: space travel, emperor, spacecraft, parody, parallel world, space opera, outer space, time travel, wormhole, shower, space battle, space station ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The first Cylon war has been raging for 10 years and a young Ensign William Adama joins the fleet. He's disappointed not to be assigned to a fighter but to a freighter, and his co-pilot isn't too keen on having a rookie flying his aircraft ...
Style: stylized, exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, space opera, outer space, adventure, war, androids and robots, alien planet, space war, alien, heroes, military ...
Time: future
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Star Wars Rebels (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: serious, exciting, stylized, futuristic
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, master villain, master warrior, space wars, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, rivalry, battles ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 5 min.
Story: This series takes place during the three-year time period between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The show depicted the actions of various characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, including Anakin Skywalker, ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, good versus evil, outer space, teaching the ways of the world, space opera, army, villain, spacecraft, space travel, disguise, warrior, creature ...
Time: future
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