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, serious, visually appealing, suspenseful and epic films and TV shows about / with outer space, space opera, space travel, danger, spacecraft, space wars, adventure, weapons, alien and rivalry plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space opera: Babylon 5 (1993), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017), The Expanse (2015), Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Star Wars Resistance (2018), Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004).

List of space opera movies

 8.3
 27K
Babylon 5 (1993)
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, saga, futuristic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space station, space opera, adventure, time travel, benign alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, alien, culture clash, danger ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, intense, psychotronic ...
Plot: space opera, space travel, alien, stranded, chase, good versus evil, rescue mission, space battle, self sacrifice, alien race, interracial friendship, friendship ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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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, space opera, outer space, space exploration, spacecraft, alien planet, star trek, captain, teleportation, alien encounter, adventure, escapades ...
Time: future
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 7.9
 572K
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, semi serious, reboot ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, teleportation, teamwork, space opera, imaginary, alternate reality, warp speed ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, iowa
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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, supernatural power, space battle, star wars, fight, good versus evil, alien, space travel, laser gun, lightsaber, power struggle, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
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 8.5
 95K
The Expanse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, conspiracy, space and aliens, space opera, space station, space exploration, alien life-form ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The next installment in the franchise and the conclusion of the “Star Wars“ sequel trilogy as well as the “Skywalker Saga“.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, star wars, space opera, anti hero, alien race, war, giant creature, outer space, space war, anti heroes ...
Time: 2010s
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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, space opera, cloning, outer space, space wars, self sacrifice, teleportation, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, rivalry ...
Time: future
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Star Wars Resistance (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot for the Resistance, is tasked with a top secret mission to investigate the First Order, a growing threat in the galaxy.
Style: colourful, futuristic, twists and turns, disturbing
Audience: kids
Plot: resistance, space opera, star wars, adventure, good versus evil, space wars, teamwork, outer space, robot, battles, mysterious character, chases and races ...
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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, humorous, epic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space wars, space travel, adventure, evil empire, space and aliens, good versus evil, heroic mission, planet, rebel, intergalactic, creature ...
Time: future, 70s
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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: saga, epic, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, space opera, good versus evil, rebel, sword fight, heroic mission, mentor, rebellion ...
Time: future, 80s
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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: epic, futuristic, saga, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, good versus evil, heroic mission, sword fight, emperor, attack, disguise, warrior, army, evil ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 182 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, 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
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 7.8
 280K
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, adventure, space and aliens, good versus evil, space wars, space opera, escapades, friendship, psychic, outer space ...
Time: future
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 4.3
 16K
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: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, alien encounter, space opera, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, space and aliens, danger, space travel, adventure ...
Time: future
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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, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, space opera, androids and robots, escapades, space travel, adventure, space and aliens, battles, heroic mission, heroes, danger ...
Time: future
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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, androids and robots, space wars, space opera, heroic mission, survival, adventure, escapades, human in outer space, betrayal, humanity, transformation ...
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: exciting, serious, futuristic, light, funny ...
Plot: outer space, emperor, spacecraft, space travel, parallel world, parody, space opera, space station, space wars, time travel, space and aliens, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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 7.1
 18K
Dune (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, Italy
Duration: 292 min.
Story: A three part mini-series based on Frank Herbert's classic Science Fiction novel entailing politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, bleak, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prophecy, space and aliens, space wars, battles, space opera, space travel, chosen one, imaginary, adventure, distant planet, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
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Star Blazers 2199 (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
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: suspense, exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: space opera, save the world, hopes, alien attack, outer space, space battle, extraterrestrial, expedition, danger, secret place, space mission, mars ...
Time: 22nd century
Place: japan
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Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, atmospheric, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space opera, space travel, ambition, adventure, against the odds, survival, danger, man versus machine, rivalry, heroic mission, space wars ...
Time: future
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, Thailand
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, colourful, surprise ending
Plot: alien race, space travel, alien planet, alien, government agent, parallel world, mission, spacecraft, creature, space station, outer space, military ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 1975, 70s
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 7.5
 38K
Dark Matter (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
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: suspenseful, ambiguous ending, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space wars, memory loss, betrayal, danger, space and aliens, survival, time travel, martial arts, friendship, space opera ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 173K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, adventure, archaeology, outer space, alien planet, evil alien, spacecraft, time travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, space opera ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, 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: saga, serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, good versus evil, space opera, space travel, alien civilization, outer space, spacecraft, creature, rescue, adventure, teacher student relationship, planet ...
Time: future
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Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 235 min.
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
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Star Wars Rebels (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, 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: exciting, stylized, futuristic, serious, reboot
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: space travel, good versus evil, space wars, outer space, battles, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, space opera, space battle, alien, master villain ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 17K
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: captivating, serious, stylized, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space station, space opera, social differences, murder, survival, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, escapades, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, lone hero, outer space, adventure, bounty hunter, on the run, heroes, survival, battles, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: future, near future
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