Space Western Films

Space Western is a subgenre of science fiction, primarily grounded in film and television programming, that transposes themes of American Western books and film (e.g., cowboys) to a backdrop of futuristic space frontiers; it is the complement of the science fiction Western, which transposes science fiction themes onto an American Western setting.
THE ORDER OF THE LIST IS RANDOM.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
2.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
3.
Dark Matter (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean... (42 mins.)
 
4.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
5.
Space Cowboys (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
6.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
7.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
8.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
 
9.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory. (136 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
10.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. (142 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
11.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy... (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
12.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. (138 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
13.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy. (107 mins.)
Director: William Shatner
 
14.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
15.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
 
17.
Oblivion (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
On this planet, it's Cowboys and Aliens. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Irvin
 
18.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors. (104 mins.)
 
19.
BraveStarr: The Legend (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Marshal Bravestarr and a female judge are sent to New Texas, a frontier planet under attack by the evil cattle spirit Stampede, who, with his ruthless sidekick Tex Hex, are vying for control of the universe, one planet at a time. (91 mins.)
 
20.
BraveStarr (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Native American marshal and his friends keep the peace on the frontier planet of New Texas. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Galaxina (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Main Plot: Crew of interstellar police ship is sent to recover a mysterious crystal, the Blue Star.... (95 mins.)
Director: William Sachs
 
22.
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house. (98 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
23.
Moon Zero Two (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking... (100 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
24.
Outland (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
25.
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog... (90 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
26.
Stingray Sam (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dangerous mission reunites STINGRAY SAM with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these... (61 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee
 
27.
The American Astronaut (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system, unaware that his old friend Professor Hess is trying to kill him. (91 mins.)
Director: Cory McAbee