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1. The Orville (2017– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes

Votes: 51,588

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 544,981 | Gross: $126.48M

3. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 213,683 | Gross: $158.85M

4. Aniara (2018)

R | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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61 Metascore

A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Directors: Pella Kagerman, Hugo Lilja | Stars: Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian, Anneli Martini

Votes: 1,626 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Captain EO (1986)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Michael Jackson, Anjelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox

Votes: 3,700

6. Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)

TV-14 | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.0
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Humanity, their alien allies, and Godzilla all enter their endgame as the powerful destructive entity known as Ghidorah arrives on Earth.

Directors: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Tomokazu Sugita

Votes: 2,825

7. Starhunter (2000–2004)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In 2275, a team of bounty hunters tries to stop a conspiracy involving alien DNA. In 2300, bounty hunter Travis Montana searches for his lost son.

Stars: Tanya Allen, Stephen Marcus, Michael Paré, Murray Melvin

Votes: 754

8. Prelude to Axanar (2014)

21 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.4
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Various retired leaders discuss their experiences of the Four Years War, a war between the Federation and the Klingons, and the build up to a battle at Axanar that caused a major turning point in the war.

Director: Christian Gossett | Stars: Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 1,213

9. Murder in Space (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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Set in the "not-so-distant future", the crew of an international space station are set to return triumphantly to Earth, until someone starts killing the other crew members.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Michael Ironside, Martin Balsam, Damir Andrei

Votes: 181

10. Star Trek: Borg (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The player is a Starfleet cadet whose father was killed during the Battle of Wolf 359 fought against the Borg 10 years ago. Impish Q shows up and offers him to go back in time to his father's ship during the battle and try to save him.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: John de Lancie, Barry Lynch, John Cothran, Marnie McPhail

Votes: 161

11. Star Trek: Bridge Commander (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Space combat simulation about the new Captain of U.S.S. Dauntless, who must investigate why a star suddenly went supernova. The player must work with Captain Picard, Commander Data, and other allies to stop a new Cardassian threat.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Martha Hackett, Jonathan Del Arco

Votes: 170

12. Mutant on the Bounty (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.9
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The crew of a space freighter picks up a mutated jazz musician who got lost in space. What they don't know is that two dangerous criminals are after him. They hijack the ship and take the crew hostage. The crew comes up with a plan.

Director: Robert Torrance | Stars: Kyle T. Heffner, John Roarke, Deborah Benson, John Furey

Votes: 77 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Star Patrol (2000 TV Movie)

Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Unsold TV pilot for a Star Trek spoof about the adventures of Captain Omega and his Space Rangers among whom are humans, aliens and a sentient brain in a jar.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Paget Brewster, Eric Jungmann, Pat Kilbane, Sara Ramirez

Votes: 12

14. Galaxy Beat (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Dack is one of the best starship captains out there. That's why Chief reassigns him to the worst sector of the galaxy to fight evil aliens, instead of promoting him. Feeling betrayed, Dack wants to quit, but his ragtag crew inspires him.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Tracy Scoggins, Alex Désert, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 24

15. Inca II: Wiracocha (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Anachronistic space combat and p&c adventure. The son of Inca leader El Dorado, runs into a strange asteroid with his spaceship and gets killed. El Dorado must find out what happened and thwart his archenemy's diabolical plan.

Stars: Nicole Favard, Leslie Lanker, Gilbert Lévy, David Pini

Votes: 8

16. I-War (1997 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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In the 23rd century a war is raging between the Commonwealth of Earth and Indies, the rebellious space colonists who want independence from Earth. One captain and his AI replica of Earth's celebrated war hero become key to its outcome.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Annie Tomkinson Jarvis, David Jarvis, Corey Johnson, Aletta Lawson

17. Rave Shuttle: The Cosmic Challenge (1997 Video Game)

Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi

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The captain of a small spaceship called Rave Shuttle is after the ultimate DJ melody. Visit a space station and a couple of planets, talk to aliens to learn where to find new music and solve some obtuse puzzles including sound mixing.

18. Perversions of Science (1997)
Episode: Boxed In (1997)

R | 26 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Sex farce about a horny faithful space ace who, after several years, finally arrives home for a tryst with his fiancee. Unfortunately, her admiral dad forces them to wait until marriage, so the pilot decides to use a sexbot. Big mistake.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst, Kevin Pollak, Melanie Shatner, William Shatner

Votes: 36

19. Marie Mathématique (1965– )
Episode: Marie Mathématique franchit la porte défendue (1966)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.4
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Director: Jacques Ansan | Star: Serge Gainsbourg

Votes: 9

20. Marie Mathématique (1965– )
Episode: Marie Mathématique à l'abordage (1966)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.2
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Director: Jacques Ansan | Stars: Serge Gainsbourg, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 9

21. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
Episode: Mars Is Heaven (1990)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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The first Earth visitors to Mars discover a replica of small town America, just as they remembered it from their childhoods.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Hal Linden, Paul Gross, Helen Moulder, Patrick Smyth

Votes: 85



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