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What To Watch If You Love 'Firefly'

May 6, 2020 571 votes 47 voters41 items

List RulesVote up the television series that you know other fans of 'Firefly' will love.

If you just finished Firefly and feel like it’s left a gaping hole in your life, there’s no need to despair. We’ve compiled this list of movies and TV shows similar to Firefly that are sure to conjure up the same feelings of space adventure that you had while watching your favorite episodes of Firefly.  

With lots of options, including Battlestar Galactica, a show loved by fans of sci-fi and space shows, and even movies like Serenity, the 2005 film that took place after the final episode of Firefly, deciding what to watch after Firefly will really just depend on your mood.  

This list of shows Firefly is sorted by fans who’ve chimed in and voted for their fave movies and TV series that they think other Firefly fans will also love, and the titles included are ordered by their votes.  So what are your favorite movies and TV series like Firefly? Vote your favorite programs up to the top of the list.  

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  • Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Firefly'
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    Dark Matter (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their comic book. Onboard a starship called the Raza, six people awaken in stasis pods with no memories of their identities or their lives. ... more on Wikipedia
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  • Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Firefly'
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    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series developed by Ronald D Moore, and a re-imagining of the 1978 series of the same name. After a reemergence of an old enemy, the Cylons, it is up to the Galactica and its crew to protect what is left of humanity and seek out the 13th colony.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Firefly'
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    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, a crew unravels a conspiracy that threatens peace in the system and the survival of humanity.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Serenity is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Firefly'
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    Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans, having fought on the losing side. Their lives are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret. ... more on Wikipedia
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