10 Movies Like Starship Troopers Everyone Needs to See

10 Movies Like Starship Troopers Everyone Needs to See
Underappreciated at the time of its release, Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 intergalactic war film Starship Troopers has since gained a cult following amongst sci-fi fans for its satirical take on jingoistic nationalism, the self-perpetuating military war machine and the temptations of fascism. It is told primarily from the perspective of Johnny Rico (a firm-jawed Casper Van Dien) who rises up through the ranks of the Mobile Infantry during their interstellar battle with an alien species of giant insects known as the “Arachnids”.

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On the one hand, Starship Troopers is a fun, special-effects-heavy kickass ultraviolent space action movie. But it is also a movie that rewards repeat viewings. Luckily for fans of Starship Troopers, there are plenty of other films out there that use the genre conventions of sci-fi to reflect on present-day issues. Here are ten more sci-fi classics that combine high-octane action with satirical social commentary.
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