The Star Wars saga is the greatest cinematic space opera of all time. The Star Trek movies have their fans, but nothing has ever had the kind of influence that George Lucas's 1977 masterpiece has enjoyed. Even now, several decades after it was first released, Star Wars remains ubiquitous in pop culture. Movies are still being made, books are still being written, and merchandise is still being sold. Thanks to Disney+, TV shows based on individual characters are now being produced, too.
As great as Star Wars is, it's not the only great space opera out there. Plenty of other movies have presented intergalactic, planet-hopping adventure in a satisfying manner. Some of them were hits in their own right, whereas others are what we might call "buried treasures." Whether via live action or animation, they deliver the kind of thrills and drama that science-fiction fans crave.
Which of these non-Star Wars space operas is most out of this world? Vote up your picks.