Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is finally almost here. The sequel to 2015's The Force Awakens — and the latest installment in the 40-year-old franchise — is one of the most anticipated movies ever released, and the wait to see it is nearly over... but not quite. There are still almost two weeks between now and the film's release on Dec. 15, which means fans are going crazy wondering how they're going to make it through these excruciating final days. But don't worry, because there are things to watch while you wait for The Last Jedithat will make the wait a little easier.
While there are many aspects of Star Wars that make it popular, at the end of the day it's a space opera: An intergalactic adventure with heroes, villains, spaceships, exotic planets, and weird alien creatures. So with that definition in mind, the below list compiles other films of a similar genre that should at least somewhat quench fans' thirst for space opera while their wait for The Last Jedi continues. Not all of the below films are masterpieces, it should be said, but they're all fun in their own way, and any one of them can make for a good distraction while you continue to countdown the minutes until Dec. 15. So take a look below at 19 movies to watch while you wait for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.