I am looking for a space movie I saw one night on TV like 2-3 years ago. I don't remember any person's name so it might be difficult. Also searched the entire Wikipedia and Google'd a lot but can't find a darn thing.

In the beginning of the movie some starships are flying by. The movie is about some space taxi driver / deliverer or some kind of that. He once was in a military position, in the conversation he has with someone who is flying by with him states he was "the best from the team", something alike that.

So some minutes into the movie he gets a delivery job of a different kind than usual. He has to pick up a woman and bring her to a space station - from who he does not know that she is actually the daughter of the president from his faction who has to be there in time. I don't remember why exactly but it was important for politics and stuff.

So he picks her up but they have to do a layover on some kind of mining planet to refuel his ship. The guy who refuels his ship knows who the woman is and because he works for the antagonist, after the two start the ship he throws a small tracking device onto it from below, unbeknownst to them.

Soon they come across a planet or sun (can't exactly remember) with an asteroid belt around it, there they get ambushed by a small team of henchmen hired to kill the two (hence the tracking device). Since he doesn't have weapons on his ship the protagonist tries to shake them off in the asteroid belt in which he succeeds. Now the president's daughter reveals to our hero who she is in reality and why they need to get to their destination in time.

Soon after that they arrive at their destination but then a fight begins at the station and they find out that behind all this is a dictator who wants to be the new ruler.

The final battle begins when the protagonist along with the president's daughter fly to the mining planet once again to bring an end to the evil dictator.

Really when I saw Lockout I thought I had it, but then it wasn't about that space taxi driver so I was kinda disappointed ...

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    I can't work out if you're trying to troll us with series of film tropes that match The Fifth Element and Attack of the Clones. – Valorum Nov 14 '18 at 9:02
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    It does sound like one of those bad SyFy movies, where they take an existing story and randomly change an aspect to make it SyFyish. Moby Dick, only with a dragon instead of a whale; things like that. So I wouldn't be surprised if this was a real movie. The Driver in space! – Mr Lister Nov 14 '18 at 9:10
  • sounds like Lockout 100%, but then you said it isnt Lockout. – Cherubel Nov 14 '18 at 10:19
  • FWIW the description matches about 80% to Spaceballs... – C. Tomm Nov 14 '18 at 11:34
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    It does indeed sound like a mash up of multiple films. OP mentions that they saw it one night. Could they have experienced the phenomenon of falling asleep in the middle of one film, and waking up in the middle of another, having dreamed a plot linking the two aided by the soundtrack that they could still hear? This has really happened to me on several occasions. – TheBeardyMan Nov 14 '18 at 12:31

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