hosts a surprisingly wide range of science fiction stories, including indie science fiction The Nevst of Night and widely considered one of the best hidden science fiction gems.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s films seem to be on that list. A classic action movie, Predator follows an elite paramilitary rescue team chased by a technologically advanced alien.
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You could enjoy a classic from the 80’s with the amount of iconic movies in Prime Video. Perhaps surprisingly, The Fly is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name, with only added blood and Jeff Goldblum. David Cronenberg’s film has become a classic in itself.
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It’s hard to leave The Tomorrow War off this list because it’s the great sci-fi action video of Prime Video starring Chris Pratt. Next is a teacher who is involved in a war with aliens – in the future. An easily digestible film that you can watch while watching your phone.
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The vivarium is interesting. It may disappoint many viewers with its surreal aspects, but it is still a compelling film. A young couple is trapped in a maze of suburban neighborhoods of identical houses. As they try to escape, they find themselves caring for a mysterious baby.
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Emil Hirsch is involved in this sci-fi horror for a father who keeps his 7-year-old daughter locked in their house for the rest of her life. Chloe inevitably seeks the great nature of the outdoors, leading to unexplained events and a clash with government officials. An impressive work with the father-daughter relationship at its core.
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Do you remember that Dane DeHaan from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took part in this found sci-fi frame? He plays a teenager without friends who develops telekinetic abilities. What starts as a way to have fun and make jokes leads to an action that goes too far. With a bit of a story about the superhero’s origins, Chronicle is a clever science fiction documentary documentary.
The sci-fi action that director Neil Blomkamp put on the map. The hybrid film with found footage takes you straight into the intense action of the alternate 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, Africa. A unique, exciting and slightly political classic.
Yes, this is a movie background. Yes, this is the fifth in the Alien franchise. Yes, it is spectacular and its plot does not match its stunning visualization. But Prometheus introduced us to the brilliantly scary and annoying android David, played by Michael Fassbender. Its plot may not make full sense in the end, but it cannot be taken away from the entertaining value of this science fiction horror.
This low-budget indie game has surprisingly high production values, impressive performances and ingenious cinematography to tell the story of two teenagers in New Mexico from the 1950s. The resourceful couple pursues a potentially alien origin on a mysterious audio frequency.
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Before Amelie, Jean-Pierre Genet brought her flair and visual styles to science fiction (co-directed by Marc Caro). The City of Lost Children follows an evil scientist who kidnaps children, thinking that their dreams are the key to preventing aging.
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For those who miss Black Mirror, this will help to fill this gap to some extent. The black box follows a father who is trying to rebuild his life after a car accident. He agrees to an experimental procedure that takes him to the darkest corners of his mind.
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Coherence doesn’t need an Avatar-sized budget to create a compelling story. The low-budget indie film follows friends at dinner who begin to notice strange events after the comet passes. Even more disturbing because of its grounded setting, Coherence nailed a brief description of a true indie gem.
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Alex Garland fans will be introduced to Judge Dredd. One of the earlier films written by the author of science fiction (based on comics), the action of science fiction follows the judge of the same name, which covers everything from jury to executioner. In a dystopian metropolis, Dredd and his apprentice try to overthrow drug lord Ma-Ma, played by Lena Heidi.
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An intriguing premise? Check. Low budget? Check. Rotate at the end? Check. This indie sci-fi mystery by Travis Miloy solidifies its place in Google’s search for “the best indie sci-fi gems.” The complex history of the Infinity Chamber focuses on a man held in automated custody. He has to fight with superior technology to escape, an extremely difficult feat.
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For a well-made, thoughtful science fiction that takes care not to allow meditations to exceed the value of entertainment, Archive is a great cry. Gavin Rotary’s British directorial debut plays Theo James as a scientist working to make AI as human as possible. His reasons are hidden, personal and will certainly put a wrench in the work. By making comparisons to Ex Machina, Archive is guaranteed to tell stories with a keen focus on the character.
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It doesn’t take much to talk about the first Terminator franchise. Apparently born of a feverish dream, the story of James Cameron presents us with a cyborg killer sent by the future to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to save humanity from the robot apocalypse.
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Haven’t watched RoboCop yet? The classic of the 80’s is mentioned in everything – from Ready Player One to Community to Sailor Moon. It focuses on a police officer who is brutally murdered, only to return as a cyborg in a riot to stop crime.
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