From the dawn of movie theater, the sci-fi category has actually recorded the creativities of filmmakers and the audiences they’ve served. From Georges Méliès to Fritz Lang, Robert Wise to Ridley Scott, sci-fi movies have actually contemplated mankind’s worry of the unidentified and the beyond, casting in some cases bleak, in some cases interesting visions of the future.

If you’re a Prime Video customer and a science-fiction nut, there are some worthwhile choices to stream on the service. Whether it’s sci-fi scary, action, funny, or post-apocalyptic/dystopian sci-fi, there’s something for everybody. Here’s our list of flicks every sci-fi geek should have on their watchlist, some terrific, some rank, some stuck in the middle however conceptually deft.

Editors note: This post was last upgraded Might 2022 to consist of Happiness, Anna, The Lazarus Result, Coherence, The Host, and Expense & Ted Face the Music.

The Tomorrow War (2021)

Director: Chris McKay

Writer: Zack Dean

Cast: Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson

There’s absolutely nothing incorrect with being a little tacky. A throwback to Self-reliance Day, Armageddon, and the other spirited science-fiction eyeglasses of the ‘90s, The Tomorrow War is the perfect type of alien invasion epic that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay produces some genuinely jaw-dropping action series, and remarkably the 138 runtime doesn’t feel too puffed up. Chris Pratt offers among his most earnest, charming efficiencies, and a subplot including his daddy (J.K. Simmons) that is remarkably genuine. If you’re trying to find a Roland Emmerich impersonator that’s much better than anything Emmerich has actually made in the last 20 years, The Tomorrow War is for you. — Liam Gaughan


Happiness (2021)

Director/Writer: Mike Chaill

Cast: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

What do you get when you integrate Everlasting Sunlight of the Clean Mind with The Matrix? Happiness is a familiar yet innovative sci-fi love about deformed truth. It’s simple to compare it to the recognized classics of the category, however filmmaker Mike Cahill still handles to make the product feel distinct. Happiness is set within the not-so-distant future when corporations have much more power than they do now. A lonesome daydreamer (Owen Wilson) look for a lady in his dreams (Salma Hayek), and he finds that she might be genuine. Wilson and Hayek are best understood for their funny work, so it is revitalizing to see them in more severe functions. –Liam Gaughan

Anna (2013)


Taissa Farmiga in Anna
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