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, epic, serious and intense films and TV shows about / with space opera, outer space, space travel, adventure, alien, dialogue, technology, mentor, destiny and spacecraft plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, Switzerland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as space opera: Babylon 5 (1994), Star Wars Resistance (2018), Wing Commander (1999), Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007), Ascension (2014), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Jupiter Ascending (2015).

List of space opera movies

 8.3
 26K
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, culture clash, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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: star wars, resistance, space opera, good versus evil, adventure, outer space, teamwork, battles, robot, mysterious character, chases and races, pilot ...
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 4.2
 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: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, space opera, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, alien encounter, space and aliens ...
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, space opera, heroic mission, adventure, androids and robots, survival, escapades, space wars, human in outer space, betrayal, humanity, dark hero ...
Time: future
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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: serious, stylized, captivating, talky, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space station, space opera, social differences, spacecraft, survival, murder, technology, science, murder mystery, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 1960s
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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, captivating, exciting, futuristic, inspirational ...
Plot: star wars, space opera, space battle, fight, spacecraft, heroism, space travel, good versus evil, outer space, supernatural power, salvation, power struggle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mine
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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, star trek, outer space, space opera, alien planet, alien encounter, adventure, captain, teleportation, escapades, peaceful mission ...
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, outer space, battles, space wars, escapades, rebelliousness, rebellion, rivalry, idealism, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, 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: rough, exciting, serious, futuristic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, space and aliens, outer space, bounty hunter, on the run, heroic mission, survival, battles, distant planet, prison, danger, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
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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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, destiny, chaos, space and aliens, danger, chosen one, space wars, hopes, save the lady, space opera ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois, st. petersburg russia
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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, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, space wars, totalitarianism, adventure, good versus evil, space opera, rebellion, heroic mission, power relations, evil empire ...
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: star trek, space opera, stranded, space travel, alien, chase, motorcycle, teleportation, 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, robot, blind man, against the odds, war ...
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, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, space opera, star trek, outer space, teleportation, adventure, spacewalk, wormhole, space station ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco
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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, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rebel, good versus evil, heroic mission, space opera, rebellion, space wars, space battle, mentor, spacecraft ...
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, rebel, good versus evil, outer space, heroic mission, space opera, star wars, space and aliens, redemption, emperor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: future
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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, breathtaking, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, space and aliens, future dystopia, good versus evil, end of the world, alien, heroic mission, love, adventure, supernatural ability, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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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, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: apprentice, space wars, space opera, star wars, good versus evil, prophecy, outer space, queen, adventure, warrior, training, creature ...
Time: future, 1990s
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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: epic, futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, heroic mission, good versus evil, space opera, star wars, rescue, cult figure, adventure, emperor, disguise, army ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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, star trek, vengeance, outer space, cadet, radiation, space travel, good versus evil, adventure ...
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, serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, army, space opera, star wars, good versus evil, outer space, violence, teenage rebellion, senate, wedding, alien race ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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, space opera, star trek, outer space, false accusation, spacecraft, heroic mission, adventure, assassination attempt, grudge, teleportation, resistance ...
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, star trek, alien, retribution, exploding ship, fighting the system, adventure, teleportation, patriotism, benign alien, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
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 opera, star trek, friendship, outer space, spacecraft, space travel, adventure, invisibility, teleportation, race against time, rescue ...
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, suspenseful, serious, based on cult tv series ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, star trek, hijacking, outer space, spacecraft, self sacrifice, adventure, teleportation, daring rescue, obsessive quest, hostage ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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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, space opera, star trek, time travel, evil alien, obsession, inventor, good versus evil, adventure, changing the past or future, teleportation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: montana
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 8.0
 553K
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: space travel, spacecraft, space wars, heroic mission, space and aliens, teleportation, adventure, imaginary, star trek, heroes, space opera, time travel ...
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, star trek, punk, whale, marine biologist, adventure, teleportation, invisibility, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, star trek, outer space, cloning, assassination, self sacrifice, senate, telepathy, adventure, teleportation, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: mine
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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, space battle, wormhole, shower, time travel, space station ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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