5 Best Sci-FI Movie to Watch While Stuck at Home

Our best picks of Sci-fi movies to watch while you’re stuck at home. Check out which ones you missed and where to stream them.

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Sci-fi movies know no bounds with their intriguing storylines and eye-catching characters as they take you into their world and let you loose in with them. Here is a small list of the best Sci-fi films you might have missed and what makes them so special. The descriptions are spoiler-free of course, so have fun reading.

1. Ex- Machina [2014]

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Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

In Alex Garland’s directorial debut vision, we meet Ava (Alicia Vikander), a robot driven by artificial intelligence. We see the fine lines dividing humanity and robots and we truly see how the fine line erases away. Ava is a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence is more complex and superior than her creators could ever imagine. Ava is tested to see whether a machine can truly think like a human or not. The second half of this test is Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at a giant tech company who wins a competition and spends some time at a private mountain estate.

Where to Watch: NETFLIX, Prime Video

2. Hellboy [2004]

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Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Peter Briggs, Mike Mignola (Original Comic Book Author)
Cast: Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair

One of the first few comic book films that came out near Spider-Man but this was the first movie with an antihero as the protagonist. During the end of World War II, when Nazis are determined to win the war even by using supernatural methods, they attempt to create a portal to 7 beings. These beings are meant to bring the apocalypse on Earth, but the United States Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense is ready to stop them if they get too far.

Where to Watch: Prime Video, DIRECTV

3. Splice [2009]

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Director: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant
Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac

Two genetic engineers aim to be successful by splicing the DNA of different animals and creating hybrids for medicinal purposes. This movie is in the right direction for a horror movie. The movie tells us how everyday boundaries of human knowledge are being pushed and what people are willing to do to achieve success. The experiment goes haywire when Human DNA is introduced and Dren is born. The engineers realize they made a catastrophic mistake when they see how fast Dren evolves.

Where to Watch: Prime Video

4. Pacific Rim [2013]

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Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Travis Beacham, Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi

Monstrous creatures are tormenting earth and its survivors are determined to defeat them. Kaiju, as they are known by those who hunt them, started rising from the sea and started a war that killed millions and consumed the resources of humanity for many years. Humans have created a weapon, massive weaponized robots, and named them Jaegers. Jaegers are controlled by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural pathway. As humanity almost comes to an end, it looks to two unlikely heroes to stop them from extinction.

Where to Watch: Prime Video, Netflix

5. Dredd [2012]

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Director: Pete Travis
Writers:  John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra
Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey

In the future, America is a barren and irradiated wasteland. In a giant metropolis, criminals rule the streets and keep them in constant chaos. Judges are the protectors of the city who are the Judge, Jury and the Executioners. Dredd is the ultimate Judge and is tasked with ridding the city of the newest drug epidemic “Slow-Mo”.

Where to Watch: Prime Video, Netflix
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