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, visually appealing, epic, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with outer space, space opera, adventure, spacecraft, space travel, danger, alien, weapons, space and aliens and rivalry plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space opera: Babylon 5 (1993), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Serenity (2005), The Expanse (2015), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek (2009), Flash Gordon (1980), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

List of space opera movies

 8.4
 31K
Babylon 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, suspense, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space opera, space station, space travel, benign alien, good versus evil, adventure, time travel, alien, culture clash, space and aliens, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, humorous, absurd ...
Plot: star trek, alien, space opera, outer space, space travel, stranded, teleportation, space battle, alien planet, good versus evil, alien race, chase ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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 7.8
 295K
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, exciting, tense, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, future dystopia, space wars, alien, escapades, adventure, mechanic, friendship ...
Time: future
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 8.5
 149K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: 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, spacecraft, human in outer space, space wars, space opera, investigation, alien life-form, space station, space exploration, society, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
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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: futuristic, dark, saga, epic, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space opera, space battle, sword fight, good versus evil, space wars, alien, training, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 80s
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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, saga, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, star wars, rebellion, space opera, space wars, space travel, space and aliens, princess, robot, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 70s
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: space travel, star trek, outer space, space opera, space exploration, alien planet, spacecraft, captain, alien contact, alien species, space and aliens, teleportation ...
Time: future, 24th century
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 7.9
 601K
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, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, star trek, spacecraft, time travel, outer space, space and aliens, space wars, space opera, heroic mission, teamwork, adventure, teleportation ...
Time: future, 24th century, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
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 6.5
 57K
Flash Gordon (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth.
Style: futuristic, sexy, humorous, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, superhero, mad scientist, alien, emperor, robot, end of the world, torture, apocalypse, american football, mind control, megalomaniac ...
Time: future, 80s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: adventure, life turned upside down, space opera, save the lady, space and aliens, space wars, destiny, space travel, heroes, genetics, future dystopia, creature ...
Time: future
Place: st. petersburg russia, chicago illinois
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: futuristic, exciting, humorous, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, outer space, heroes, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, teamwork, spacecraft, space and aliens, escapades, intergalactic, space opera ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1988, year 2014, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
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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: epic, talky, exciting, saga, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space opera, star trek, alien, artificial intelligence, teleportation, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, man versus machine, planet, doctors ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: san francisco
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 5.8
 35K
Barbarella (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.
Style: sexy, surreal, erotic, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: space opera, angel, sexual fantasy, sexuality, mad scientist, astronaut, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, death, queen, striptease, laser gun ...
Time: future, 60s, distant future
Place: yukon
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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: exciting, futuristic, light, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space opera, space travel, androids and robots, adventure, escapades, cyborgs, betrayal, parallel universe, battles, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 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: futuristic, suspense, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: star wars, female protagonist, robot, rebellion, space travel, space opera, alien, female fighter, rebel, space battle, redemption, outer space ...
Time: future
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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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: futuristic, exciting, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space opera, space and aliens, androids and robots, survival, betrayal, fight scenes, humanity, transformation, immortality, brutality, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: future
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 7.5
 42K
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, memory loss, space wars, time travel, space and aliens, survival, distant planet, space opera, female fighter, adventure, amnesia ...
Time: future
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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: parody, funny, light, futuristic, absurd ...
Plot: space opera, time travel, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, emperor, parallel world, adventure, alternate reality, alien, space wars, save the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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 8.0
 597K
Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, outer space, space opera, messiah, prophecy, survival, spy, space wars, giant creature, destiny, premonition ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: futuristic, intense, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, space opera, adventure, post apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, space and aliens, monster, bounty hunter, maze, rescue, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, future
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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: saga, futuristic, exciting, light, scenic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: star wars, space travel, space wars, space opera, robot, outer space, alien, jedi, fantasy world, space battle, sword fight, fight ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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: atmospheric, twists and turns, futuristic, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space travel, outer space, space and aliens, space opera, adventure, human in outer space, astronaut, couple relations, escapades, alien, betrayal ...
Time: future
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Star Wars Rebels (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, futuristic, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: star wars, good versus evil, space opera, space travel, female humanoid alien, warrior, battles, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, escapades ...
Time: future
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Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.
Style: humorous, stylized, futuristic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, space travel, space opera, adventure, outer space, vengeance, alien, death, mercenary, robot, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california
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The Fifth Element (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France, UK
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, breathtaking, exciting, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, space travel, cyberpunk, love, end of the world, save the world, heroic mission, adventure, future dystopia, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 1910s, 23rd century, 90s
Place: egypt, usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Leela becomes an outlaw when she and a group of ecologically-minded feminists attempt to save an asteroid of primitive life forms and the Violet Dwarf star from being destroyed, while Fry joins a secret society and attempts to stop a mysterious ...
Style: witty, melancholic, talky, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space opera, outer space, save the world, conspiracy, stupidity, creativity, adaptation, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, space and aliens, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, new york
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 6.6
 271K
John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: mars, adventure, monster, alien, mysterious planet, space travel, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, space and aliens, distant planet, steampunk, battles ...
Time: 19th century, future, 1870s, 1860s
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
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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, enigmatic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, pirate, outer space, spacecraft, space battle, rebelliousness, adventure, space wars, battles, society, idealism, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 9.0
 262K
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, futuristic, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, escapades, friendship, captain, smuggling, space and aliens, preacher, space wars, survival ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, saga, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, space wars, outer space, alien, robot, heroic mission, space battle, sword fight, tragic villain, personality change, space opera, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 2000s
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