Space Opera... with Puppets!

by Sureds | created - 17 Jun 2016 | updated - 07 Feb 2018 | Public

Science fiction movies and series involving puppets.

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1. B.R.A.T.S. of the Lost Nebula (1998– )

Action, Adventure, Family

The adventures of five orphans from different planets who accidentally end up together on a deserted planet and join forces to fight the evil invading force known as "The Shock".

Stars: Glen Cross, Kirby Morrow, Annick Obonsawin, Deborah Odell

Votes: 24

2. Planet Bizzaro: The World According to Zoomer (2006–2007)

23 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Amber, a teenage girl, becomes online friends with a boy called Zoomer. Problem is, he's not really a boy. He's an alien from Planet Bizzaro.

3. Space Knights (1989– )

Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The King Arthur myth poured into a zany universe of Knights of the Round Space Station, Vader-esque villains, and laser lance jousting.

Stars: Roy Baldwin, David Cameron, Alistair Douglas, Jon Finlayson

4. Stainless Steel and the Star Spies (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The Metaliens, alien robots intent on galactic domination, encounter a major setback. Their enormous Space Saucer, 'Compromise', enters a black hole in a strange, uncharted region of Space,... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Ed Bishop, Bob Hoskins, Al Matthew, Bill Mitchell

5. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 30,970

6. Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)

TV-PG | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 14,069

7. Captain EO (1986)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 3,633

8. Hardware Wars (1978)

Not Rated | 13 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

This is a short parody of the movie Star Wars.

Director: Ernie Fosselius | Stars: Frank Robertson, Scott Mathews, Jeff Hale, Artie Deco

Votes: 1,744 | Gross: $0.50M

9. Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot (2007– )

15 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Space pilot Ijon Tichy, travels in his three-room-rocket together with his holographic and/or hallucinogenic colleague Halluzinelle and the ugly dog-like extraterrestrial being Mel. The conflicts between the bad feelings of Halluzinelle about the stubbornness of the space pilot always end up in difficult situations in which it is the mission to find the most irritating solution as possible.

Stars: Oliver Jahn, Nora Tschirner, Peter Princz, Jan Mixsa

Votes: 611

10. Matt Mercury, Plot of the Galactic Mastermind (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Sci-Fi

MATT MERCURY, PLOT OF THE GALACTIC MASTERMIND In the future of our dreams, there lurks a villain from our nightmares. Matt Mercury and his Rocket Rangers encounter a mutant super-genius, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Hughes | Stars: Eric Bounds, Curt Clendenin, Rick Corrigan, Shontel Crosby

Votes: 7

11. Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension (2002– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Sci-Fi, Mystery, Action

Nick and his best friend, Allegra, hunt down the Key of Galidor and try to save the Outer Dimension.

Stars: Matthew Ewald, Marie-Marguerite Sabongui, Sam Magdi, Jeff Hall

Votes: 102

12. Star Troopers (2006)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In the closing stages of the 21st Century, an enigmatic warrior, called the Baron, leads the crusade that the religious organization Exorcio Deus Machine is conducting against the forces of... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Ribelles | Stars: Juan Carlos Romeu, Helena Lecumberri, Alejandro Ribelles, Xavier Bertran

Votes: 144

13. Galaxy Buck : Mission to Sector 9 (2015)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Family, Sci-Fi

Buck Denver has a simple dream - to save the galaxy. Working for the Galactic Mission Board, Buck dreams of carrying God's love to every corner of the Milky Way. Except he doesn't have a starship. Or a crew. Or even a captain's license.

Director: Phil Vischer | Star: Phil Vischer

14. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 178,585 | Gross: $51.09M

15. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 84,986 | Gross: $29.26M

16. Space Police (1986 TV Movie)

52 min | Action, Crime, Family

A New York cop is put in charge of a space police precinct and charged with the duty of protecting alien worlds from the evils of organised crime.

Director: Tony Bell | Stars: Shane Rimmer, Catherine Chevalier, Desirée Erasmus, Jeff Harding

Votes: 26

17. Space Precinct (1994–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Shackelford, Rob Youngblood, Simone Bendix, Nancy Paul

Votes: 691

18. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995 Video)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

In the 25th century mankind has found a device capable of destroying the universe. Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Farino | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 235

19. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets (1995 Video)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Josh and his friends become pets of a giant alien.

Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 187

20. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 3, Trapped on Toyworld (1995 Video)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Jash and his friends end up on an alien world that's basically a toyland.

Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 167

21. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 4, Eggs from 70 Million B.C. (1995 Video)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Josh and his friends end up in a planet-sized alien prison.

Director: Mark Manos | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 136

22. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 5, Journey to the Magic Cavern (1996 Video)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Josh and his friends free fall to the center of the Earth.

Director: Ernest Farino | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 153

23. Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe (1996 Video)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Josh Kirby's adventure finally comes to a close as his final confrontantion with Dr. Zoetrope takes place.

Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Corbin Allred, Jennifer Burns, Derek Webster, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 151

24. Ekkusu bonbâ (1980– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As the year 3000 approaches, a war-torn Solar System is invaded by the Imperial Alliance in search of a supreme being, the F-01. The experimental X Bomber spacecraft with its young crew ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Jay Benedict, Mikio Terashima, Peter Marinker

Votes: 230

25. Terrahawks (1983–1986)

23 min | Family, Sci-Fi

The missions of a planetary defense organization dedicated to protecting Earth from a Martian menace.

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Windsor Davies

Votes: 562

26. Exterminator City (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Year is 2027. A robot pest controller turned serial killer has embarked on a murderous rampage, carving his way through the population of Atro City. Following in the wake of his ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Cohen | Stars: Julie Strain, Brinke Stevens, Teresa May, Cathy Barry

Votes: 201

27. ThanksKilling 3 (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Fowl-mouthed villain Turkie carves through the likes of a rapping grandma, a mindless puppet, a wig-wearing inventor, a bisexual space worm, and their equally ridiculous friends on his quest to recover the last copy of "ThanksKilling 2".

Director: Jordan Downey | Stars: Daniel Usaj, Joe Hartzler, Preston Altree, Benjamin Siemon

Votes: 751

28. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,825

29. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 7,590

30. Lilac Ball (1987)

77 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alisa Seleznyova and her father professor Seleznyov are traveling in space. They meet their old friend archaeologist Gromozeka, who's just discovered a planet all inhabitants of which died.... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Arsyonov | Stars: Aleksandr Gusev, Natalya Guseva, Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Boris Shcherbakov

Votes: 279

31. Can of Worms (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A teen is visited by aliens after he broadcasts a message into space.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Michael Shulman, Erika Christensen, Adam Wylie, Andrew Ducote

Votes: 699

32. Lavender Castle (1999–2000)

10 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Lavender Castle is a place of mystery and legend, fabled throughout the universe, a floating city of light, a place of peace, harmony and all the things that have ever been dreamt of. It is... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Harbour, Jimmy Hibbert, David Holt, Rob Rackstraw

Votes: 55

33. Plasmo (1997– )

5 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Plasmo is a two and a half year old space orphan. He lives on the uncharted world of Pynco, with his friends Parsty and Niknik. There are no adults on this planet. Plasmo has no idea who, ... See full summary »

Stars: Abbe Holmes, Pia Morley, Phillip Houghton

Votes: 55

34. Dogonauts: Enemy Line (2013)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

In this charming twist on the galaxy far, far away genre, a Dogonaut and a Space Flea shoot each other down only to awake side by side, marooned on an alien desert planet. A line in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Justin M. Rasch, Shel Rasch | Stars: Don Chatfield, Justin M. Rasch, James Sie

35. Sci-Flyers (2013– )

5 min | Sci-Fi

Dr. Stuart Landerson's dreams are finally coming true - he's about to become a Sci-Flyer and explore the depths of space! But when he's assigned to the infamous Captain Marshal Dean ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Korpi, Jody Louis Sappington, J.J. Jackman, Jamie Fishback

36. The Puppet Apocalypse (2014)

15 min | Short, Comedy

When Alien space puppets invade Earth, best friends (Jimmy and Mike) look to the news, loved ones, and the military to find answers.

Director: Scott Meaney | Stars: Scott Schiaffo, Karl Bartow, Cara S. Liander, Dana Morgan

Votes: 5

37. Danny Johnson Saves the World (2015)

Not Rated | 68 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Young Danny Johnson (Elliott Mihm) must use his smarts and adventurous spirit to stop devious, pint-sized aliens and their unstoppable robot from brainwashing the children of Earth as a ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher R. Mihm | Stars: Elliott Mihm, Gabrielle Bilotta, R.J. Lundgren, Alice Mihm

Votes: 33

38. Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993– )

25 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A family of aliens flee their tyrannical home planet to come and live on Earth.

Stars: Lauren Hewett, Silvia Seidel, Bruce Myles, Jeffrey Walker

Votes: 91

39. Dolcezza Extrema (2015)

82 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

In an unspecified year in the future, the Captain Pixws and his space pirate crew are forced to deliver tanning showers to every corner of the universe. Dolcezza Extrema starship will live an extraordinary adventure.

Director: Alberto Genovese | Stars: Marco Antonio Andolfi, Alessandro Bianchi, Giovanni De Giorgi, Paola Masciadri

Votes: 39

40. Captain Ratty intergalactic space warrior (2015)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

When rodents are in charge of the galaxy the battle between good and evil still goes on.

Director: Tony Hickson | Star: Aedan Kane

41. Actium Maximus (2005 Video)

78 min | Sci-Fi

The wretched colony world of Actium is crumbling under the ego of its dictator, Grand-Automaton Polpox. Rebel Laffrodites, a religious minority, are being exterminated in a government run ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hicks | Stars: Johnathan Daniel McCuin, Mark Hicks, Jennifer Hamil, David Matt Duncan

Votes: 146

42. HENRi (2012)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

Director: Eli Sasich | Stars: Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Zoe Reheem, Tobin Shyrock

Votes: 131

43. The Unquenchable Thirst for Beau Nerjoose (2016)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

This absurd tale follows an apathetic man-child, Ron, on a journey to restore the spirit of his catatonic mother. Meeting friends along the way, this ridiculous, drug-filled musical ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Buell | Stars: Quinn Allan, Richard Bain, Jacob Bean-Watson, Teresa Boyd

Votes: 40

44. Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999 TV Short)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Andrea Fears, Ross Shafer, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 2,616

47. Grid Smasher (2014– )

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Johnico and his team of rag-tag aliens compete to win the greatest game in the universe.

Stars: Artie Esposito, Jason Frazier, Patrick Johnson, Sean W. Johnson

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