Not only the ‘Star Wars’ franchise has been a pioneer of sorts for all kinds of sci-fi films out there, but it also is perhaps the longest continuing fantasy franchise to date, with eight main films, three standalone spinoffs, television series and animated series, and counting. With several Star Wars films in the pipeline, we could see this universe expand further.
‘Star Wars’ began with ‘Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)’ which was the narrative of a young Luke Skywalker trying to learn his ropes in the Jedi world. The episodes IV through VI marked the Original Trilogy, which was followed by Episodes I through III that was the Prequel trilogy – that highlighted the journey of Anakin Skywalker till he comes to be known as Darth Vader and then followed by the sequel trilogy consisting of Episodes VII through IX, with Episode IX still in production. ‘Star Wars’ franchise has since become a phenomenon everyone likes to be a part of. Would you? Here’s the list of movies like Star Wars that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like Star Wars on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Passengers (2016)
Set in the near distant future, a spaceship known as the Starship Avalon is transporting 5000 odd people to Homestead II, a planet which is 120 years away, to inhabit it. The crew and the passengers of the ship will be the first inhabitants of the distant planet. All the travellers aboard the spaceship are in a hibernation mode, meaning they would maintain the same state for the next 120 years. Jim Preston is one of the passengers who has woken up due to some trouble with his hibernation pod, that too 90 years early. After spending a year astray on the ship all alone, he wakes Aurora, a young and beautiful girl who is a journalist on planet Earth. He makes her believe that her pod malfunctioned to. They get closer over the course of next year. Soon, other pods start malfunctioning and Jim must sacrifice something to keep his newfound love Aurora alive. ‘Passengers’ starts off quite well and boasts of some good visuals and CGI. Overall, however, it doesn’t make its case for a very compelling narrative.
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11. The Fifth Element (1997)