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What to Watch If You Love 'The Expanse'

Updated January 13, 2021 660 votes 62 voters 1.3k views50 items

List RulesVote up the films and series you know other fans of The Expanse will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen The Expanse.

Thanks to great character development and sci-fi political drama, The Expanse was saved by fans and Amazon. If you’re searching for ideas about what to watch after The Expanse, these TV shows and movies are a great place to start. The best movies and shows like The Expanse feature outer space and sci-fi action. In this list, you'll find everything from Star Trek: Picard to Killjoys to District 9.

What programs will you vote to the top of this list? Maybe you're a fan of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the 2017 film featuring space travel in the 28th century. If you’re looking for more shows about outer space, The Mandalorian is a Star Wars TV series that blends sci-fi and Westerns. Some of the other notable movies and shows to watch if you like The Expanse include Firefly, Dark Matter, and Stargate

Which shows and movies are the best for The Expanse fans? Vote up the ones you would recommend to other fans, and be sure to check out the titles you haven’t seen yet.

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