Science fiction is by far the most intriguing and passionate genre of movies created by the most renowned and visionary directors of our era. Here are 10 Sci-fi movies and web series that are definitely worth the watch and you should not miss! Cult classics like the Matrix series, Star Wars have not been included in the list.
12 Monkeys (1995)
The movie was surely way ahead of its time and is based on concepts of time travel. It’s the year 2035 and most of the population of the earth has been wiped out by a deadly virus (sound familiar?), the survivors live underground to shelter from the poisonous air. This sci-fi thriller directed by Terry Gilliam stars Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt in pivotal roles.
Watch the official trailer of 12 Monkeys here
The next addition to the sci-fi list is the 2014 sci-fi action thriller based on the 1959 short story ‘All You Zombies’. Written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the story revolves around a temporal agent who has to travel back in time to prevent a bomb attack in New York.
Watch the official trailer of Predestination here
Is any sci-fi list complete without this one? I guess not! From the legendary director, Christopher Nolan comes a legendary sci-fi adventure film. With a capable cast of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, and Michael Caine and an impeccable storyline, this movie will surely blow you away.
Watch the official trailer of Interstellar here
This 2013 sci-fi thriller focuses on eight friends who plan to have a night of fun and games and watch a comet pass by their city. How this comet influences their timeline and everything around them is the premises of the movie Coherence. The star cast delivers great performances and the director leaves the ending open for interpretation. You will surely end up scratching your head after this one!
Watch the official trailer of Coherence here
This sci-fi action-packed movie displays a future where time travel is possible and the mob exists as well. Whenever the mob wants to eliminate any target, they hire a hitman ‘Looper’ to go back in time and carry out the hit. However, everything becomes chaotic when Looper gets his newest assignment. The movie has a dependable cast comprising of Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon, and Emily Blunt.
Watch the official trailer of Looper here
Donnie Darko (2002)
This sci-fi fantasy film focuses on an awkward teenager ‘Donnie Darko’ played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Donnie befriends a rabbit-like figure that only he can see, the rabbit informs Donnie that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds.
Watch the official trailer of Donnie Darko here
The last entry in the sci-fi movie category is one of the most loved and open to interpretation movies of all time. From the house of the legendary Christopher Nolan, the movie stars Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio with Joseph Gordon and Tom Hardy. ‘Cobb’ (played by Leonardo) steals information from his targets by entering their dreams. In order to clear his criminal history, Cobb takes on a new mission. This movie will surely make you re-watch it as it is one of the most psychologically demanding movies of our time.
Watch the official trailer of Inception here
The most recent and worthy addition to this sci-fi list is the Amazon Original ‘Upload’. Even though the web series is just one season old, it offers a fresh take on the sci-fi genre, coupled with comedy and romance. The story focuses on the afterlife of the future and leaves you wanting more and waiting for the second season.
Watch the official trailer of Upload here
This American sci-fi web series is a Netflix original. As the name suggests the story focuses on time travel but with a twist. The show is set up in the future, a world run by an A.I., humans have developed a way of sending one’s consciousness through time in order to carry out specific missions that would help aid the survival of humans on the planet.
Watch the official trailer of Travelers here
Dark (2017 – 2020)
This Netflix original from Germany is by far the most intriguing, layered, and comprehensive sci-fi, mystery thriller ever made. The show is set up in a small town of Germany post the Chernobyl tragedy and focuses on different aspects of time travel and how the past and the future are always somehow interconnected. This 3 season series will make you question the concept of time and space while leaving you in awe of all this sci-fi thriller has to offer.
Watch the official trailer of Dark here
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