10 best shows like Red Dwarf (1988)

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Red Dwarf 1988
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.
List of the best shows and series like Red Dwarf (1988): The Orville, Lost in Space, Mork & Mindy, Lost in Space, Other Space, Andromeda, Stargate Universe, The Expanse, Raised by Wolves, Nightflyers.

The Orville (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:48

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Lost in Space (1965)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA

The space family Robinson is sent on a five-year mission to find a new planet to colonise. The voyage is sabotaged time and again by an inept stowaway, Dr. Zachary Smith. The family's spaceship, Jupiter II, also carries a friendly robot who endures an endless stream of abuse from Dr. Smith, but is a trusted companion of young Will Robinson

Mork & Mindy (1978)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

Mork & Mindy is an American science fiction sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on ABC. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-starred as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate. In 1997, the episode "Mork's Mixed Emotions" was ranked #94 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time list.

Lost in Space (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

Other Space (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA

Meet the team of the UMP cruiser, a barely-functional starship led by an aggressively cheerful Captain with a with a barely-competent crew, including a clueless navigator, a brain damaged mechanic, a bickering couple,a man with gills raised to be an organ farm for his brother and ART, the billionaire turned robot. When their ship is drawn into a different universe, they must to learn to work together while dealing with space clouds, robot rebellions, and the occasional alien attack.

Andromeda (2000)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett. It starred Kevin Sorbo as High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt. The series premiered on October 2, 2000 and ended on May 13, 2005. Andromeda was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and produced by Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment. It was distributed by Global TV in Canada and syndicated in the United States on WGN and other channels. It was picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. halfway through season four. Andromeda is one of two TV series based upon concepts Roddenberry had created as early as the 1960s and 1970s. The name Dylan Hunt had also been used for the hero of two TV movie pilots Roddenberry had produced in the mid-1970s, Genesis II and Planet Earth, which had a similar premise. The other series posthumously created from Roddenberry's notes is Earth: Final Conflict.

Stargate Universe (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43

The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to Earth, while simultaneously trying to explore and to survive in their unknown area of the universe.

The Expanse (2015)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Raised by Wolves (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

Nightflyers (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

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Extant (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:42

An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:04

A diverse anthology of ambitious, moving tales inspired by Philip K Dick's short stories.

Upload (2020)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, comedy, detective
CountryUSA

In 2033, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action
CountryFrance, Belgium

Metal Hurlant Chronicles is inspired by the popular comics anthology Métal Hurlant, which in turn inspired the well known fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. Each episode takes place on a different planet - fantastical in its own way - with the common thread between stories being a traveling asteroid that impacts the lives of all it encounters.

Pandora (2019)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA

In the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats.

Avenue 5 (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA

40 years in the future, space captain Ryan Clark and the crew of the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5 navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard.

Brassic (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

A group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia. These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way.

Earth 2 (1994)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA

Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 22 episodes. It follows the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the Eden Project, with the intent to journey to an Earth-like planet called G889 in an attempt to find a cure to an illness called "the syndrome". The series was created by Michael Duggan, Carol Flint, Mark Levin, and Billy Ray, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Universal Television, and filmed primarily in northern New Mexico around the Santa Fe area. The series' music was composed by David Bergeaud, and the executive producers were Michael Duggan, Mark Levin, and Carol Flint.Initially, the show's audience was quite large, reaching eighth place; however, by April 23 of the next year, Nielsen ratings share had dropped from 23% to 9%. During its run, it had been nominated for a Primetime Emmy, Saturn, and other awards. In 2005, the entire series was released on DVD in a 4-disc set.

Dimension 404 (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

The Neighbors (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

When the Weavers move to a gated community in New Jersey, they discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens from the planet Zabvron. But as the Weavers and the aliens face the struggles of everyday life together, they discover that some things -- the ups and downs of marriage, the desire to be a good parent and raise a happy family -- are universal. Intergalactic, even.

Space: 1999 (1975)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Z Nation (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

Moonbase 8 (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA

In the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator, three eager astronauts—Skip, Rook and their leader Cap—attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. They encounter many obstacles including loneliness, self-doubt and their own incompetence. In spite of it all, they remain determined to prove they have the right stuff to reach the moon.

Weird City (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:55

Set in the not-too-distant future, this comedy anthology explores the issues of everyday life in the metropolis of Weird — stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

Spaced (1999)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:25

Spaced: the anti-Friends, in that it examines the lives of common 20 somethings, but in a way that is more down to earth and realistic. Here we have Daisy and Tim; two 'young' adults with big dreams just trying to get by in this crazy world. They are thrown together in a common pursuit of tenancy, which they find by posing as a couple. The house has a landlady and an oddball artist living there. The series explores the ins and outs of London living.

Doom Patrol (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:58

The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.

Misfits (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:43

When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed superpowers.

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in order to observe the behavior of human beings.

I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryUSA

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel.

Humans (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration01:00

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.




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