Prime Video's Best Sci-Fi Films

Prime Video's Best Sci-Fi Films ...

The Vast of Night, an indie sci-fi film, is considered as one of the finest hidden sci-fi gems in the world.

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Freaks (2018)

Emile Hirsch stars in this sci-fi thriller about a father who keeps his 7-year-old daughter confined in their house for her entire life. Chloe inevitably seeks the outdoors, which leads to unimaginable situations and a run-in with a government. An amazing work with a father-daughter relationship at its core.

The Chronicle of the Golden Age (2012)

Remember that Dane DeHaan of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 played in this found footage sci-fi? He plays a friendless teenager who develops telekinetic abilities. What begins as a way to have fun and pull pranks results in an act that goes too far. Chronicle is a clever, documentary-style sci-fi actioner.

District 9 (2009)

The hybrid found footage flick takes you right into the intense action of an alternative 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, Africa. A unique, exciting, and somewhat political classic.

Prometheus (2012)

Yes, this is a prequel film. Yes, this is the fifth installment in the Alien franchise. Yes, it's grandiose and its plot does not do its stunning visuals justice. Prometheus introducing us to David, played by Michael Fassbender. It might not ultimately make any sense, but there's no taking away from this sci-fi horror's entertainment value.

The Night of the Past (2019)

This low-budget edie has impressive production capabilities, excellent performances, and an inventive camera work to help tell the story of two teenagers in the 1950s in New Mexico. The pair, in turn, uncover the potentially extraterrestrial origins of a mysterious audio frequency.

The City of Lost Children (1995)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet spelled out his visual style and flair to a sci-fi fantasy (co-directed by Marc Caro). The City of Lost Children follows an evil scientist who kidnaps children, believing their dreams are the foundation for preventing ageing.

Black Box (2020)

This will help fill that gap for those missing Black Mirror. follows a father who tries to tie his life back together after a car accident. He agrees to an experimental process that leads him to the darkest recesses of his mind.

Coherence (2013)

Coherence doesn't need a budget that is large enough to produce a compelling story. After a dinner party, friends notice bizarre events, which are surprised by its clarity. Even more unsettling, Coherence understands the origins of a true indie gem.

Dredd (2012)

Fans of Alex Garland will be familiar with a rogue scene from the sci-fi auteur's pen, which includes everything from jury to executioner. In a gruesome scene, Dredd and his apprentice attempt to outlaw drug lord Ma-Ma, played by Lena Headey.

Infinity Chamber (2017)

Check. Low budget? Check. Travis Milloy's indie sci-fi mystery solidifies its appeal in Google Search's quest for "best indie sci-fi gems." complex story focuses on a man who must fight superior technology to escape, an incredibly difficult task.

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Archive (2020)

Theo James is a scientist working on making an AI as human as possible. His reasons are hidden, personal, and to put a spanner in the works. Drawing comparisons to Ex Machina, Archive is assured narrative with an inordinate focus on character.

The Terminator (1984)

The first in the Terminator franchise has to be said. Manifesting a fever dream, James Cameron's story gives us a cyborg assassin sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to save mankind from the robot apocalypse.

Robocop (1987)

Is there a reason to not see RoboCop yet? Everything from Ready Player One to Community to Sailor Moon. It is centered on a police officer who was brutally murdered, but he has returned as a cyborg on a crime-stopping rampage.

Predator (1987)

It appears that Arnold Schwarzenegger's films are a highlight on this list. Predator follows an elite paramilitary rescue team stalked by a technologically advanced alien.

The Fly (1986)

The amount of iconic movies on Prime Video might go on a '80s classics binge. Perhaps, however, The Fly is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name, with additional gore and Jeff Goldblum. The David Cronenberg film has evolved into a classic in its own right.

The Tomorrow War (2021)

It's difficult to leave The Tomorrow War off this list, because it's Prime Video's largest sci-fi actioner featuring Chris Pratt. It follows a schoolteacher who is sent into a war with aliens in the future. A simple digestible game that you can watch while looking at your phone.

Vivarium (2019)

It may frustrate a lot of viewers with its surreal appearances, but it's still a compelling film. A young couple is trapped in a labyrinthine suburban neighborhood of identical houses. They are unable to escape, but they are now taking care of a mysterious baby.

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