The Best Prime Video Science Fiction Films

The Best Prime Video Science Fiction Films ...

From the beginning of film, the science fiction genre has captured the imaginations of filmmakers and audiences they have served. From Georges Melies to Fritz Lang, Robert Wise to Ridley Scott, sci-fi films have pondered humanity's fear of the unknown and the beyond, evoking sometimes grim, sometimes hopeful future visions.

If you are a Prime Video subscriber or a science fiction enthusiast, there are plenty of good science fiction options to stream on the service. Whether it's sci-fi horror, action, comedy, or post-apocalyptic/dystopian sci-fi, there's something for everyone. Here's a list of sci-fi fans should have on their watchlist, some great, some weak, some solid.

Want to know more? Check out our list of the greatest sci-fi and fantasy shows on the platform or best sci-fi movies and shows on Netflix.

This article was last updated in September 2022, and includes The Matrix.

The Tomorrow War (2021)

Chris McKay | 2 hr 20 min

Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, and Sam Richardson star in the cast.

The Tomorrow War is a great alternative to Independence Day, Armageddon, and other fun science-fiction movies from the 1990s. It's enjoyable and heartfelt as Chris Pratt gives one of his most earnest and heartfelt performances. J.K. Simmons is a great father.

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The Matrix (1999)

The Wachowskis have a 2hr 16 min program.

Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano star in the cast.

The Matrix Resurrections is an outstanding sci-fi action film ever created, although its quality is subdued. (Effektes that still stand today) melded it with an incredible story of an average man (Keanu Reeves) who realized that his reality was a computer-generated simulation designed to keep mankind enslaved as a power source.

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The Terminator (1984)

James Cameron | 1 h 47 min

Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and Paul Winfield star in the film.

The original 1984 The Terminator is proof that great script and creative flair are required for a sci-fi classic. Arnold Schwarzeneggar's menacing presence is hard to deny here.

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The Vast of Night (2019)

Andrew Patterson, 1 hr 31 min

Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, and Gail Cronauer are the cast members.

The Vast of Night, a science fiction picture, was created by Andrew Patterson, who directed it and co-wrote the film with Craig W. Sanger. It follows Fay Crocker, played by Sierra McCormick (American Horror Stories), and Radio DJ Everett Sloan, played by Jake Horowitz, as they attempt to unravel and enhance anticipation.

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Black Box (2020)

Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour | 1 hr 40 min

Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, and Amanda Christine star as cast members.

Black Box is a Blumhouse film starring Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World Dominion) as Nolan, an emotionally tortured father who lost both his memories and his wife in a tragic accident. Amanda Christine (Ada Twist, Scientist) is the breakout star for Nolan's daughter Ava.

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How I Live Now (2013)

Kevin Macdonald | 1 h 41 min

Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, and George MacKay are the cast.

How I Live Now, based on Meg Rosoff's novel, stars Saoirse Ronan (Ladybird) as Daisy, a young woman sent to the English countryside for the first time, but Ronans' incredible array of wonderfully complex characters is repeated once more, incarnating the layers Daisy.

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Deadpool (2016)

Tim Miller | 1h 48 min

Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein star as actors.

Deadpool, a much-beloved Marvel property, has finally earned a great R rating thanks to a poor attempt at bringing the character Wade Wilson to life in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. actor Ryan Reynolds and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to create a true-to-the-comics story about the Merc with the Mouth. Wilson is left disfigured but immortal as a result of his treatment.

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Love and Monsters (2020)

Michael Matthews | 1 hr 48 min

Jessica Henwick, Dylan OBrien, and Michael Rooker star as the cast.

Love and Monsters is a romantic and comedic twist on the traditional monster film that is equally as refreshing to the zombie genre as it is to the monsters and monsters. Brian Duffield, who has a background in horror, allows for a clever mingling of tropes and tone.

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Bliss (2021)

Mike Chaill, 1 hr 44 min |

Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

When you combine the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with The Matrix, what do you get? It's easy to sift out old science fiction romances about warped reality, but filmmaker Mike Cahill still manages to make the material feel different. Bliss is set in a not-so-distant future when corporations have even more power than they do now. A lonely daydreamer (Owen Wilson) searches for a woman in his fantasies (Salm

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Anna (2013)

Jorge Dorado | 1 hr 39 min

Guy Holmes is the author.

Taissa Farmiga, Mark Strong, Noah Taylor, and Brian Cox make up the cast.

Anna is a chilling sci-fi thriller that will make your head spin. Assisted by Taissa Farmiga's haunting performance, Anna follows John Washington, a detective who can discover people's past. Throughout the film, John must investigate Anna's case to determine whether she is a victim of psychological trauma or a dangerous sociopath.

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The Lazarus Effect (2015)

David Gelb | 1 hr 23 min

Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, and Sarah Bolger are among the cast members.

The Lazarus Effect follows a group of medical scientists who discover a serum that can help people recover from the dead. This isnt the case with The Lazarus Effect, as everyone in the group returns as a superpowered and sometimes super scary version of herself. The film's tagline is evil will rise, which pretty much explains everything.

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Coherence (2013)

James Ward Byrkit: 1 h 29 min

Nicholas Brendan, Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Hugo Armstrong, Alex Manugian, and Lauren Maher are among the actors on the cast.

Coherence, created by Gore Verbinski's frequent storyboard artist James Ward Byrkit, is a stunning feature film debut in recent memory, both as the laws of science and the firmaments of reality bend and break over the course of a mind-bending night. - Haleigh Foutch

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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

Dean Parisot | 1 hr 18 min

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Kid Cudi, and William Sadler are among the actors on the cast.

Bill & Ted 3 isn't as good as it sounds, yet it's nevertheless a great effort to keep the franchise going. When given the opportunity, Bill and Ted have reached middle age and have yet to compose the song that will save the universe! Their solution: go back in time, steal it from themselves!

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Eva (2011)

Kike Maillo: 1 hr 34 min

Daniel Bruhl, Claudia Vega, Marta Etura, Lluis Homar, Alberto Ammann, and Anne Canovas are the cast of the show.

Eva is a Spanish science fiction picture directed by Kike Maillo that will grab your attention and make you think long after the credits have finished. A well-known cybernetic engineer named Alex (Daniel Bruhl) returns to his hometown to complete a project that he had abandoned ten years before.

Eva is a truly inventive sci-fi film that follows viewers on a wild journey that draws on both the expected and unexpected avenues of science fiction storytelling. Maggie Lovitt is a well-known actress who plays the lead in the recently released After Yang, which also explores the blurred line between humanity and the machines that we create in our image.

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The Endless (2017)

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead: 1hr 51 min

Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple, Tate Ellington, Shane Brady, Kira Powell, and Dave Lawson Jr.

The Endless may not have dragons or fairies, but Spring filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead quietly construct one of the most fascinating and enthralling mythologies in the hills outside San Diego. Throw in some double moons, a mysterious red herb, and a game of tug-a-war that reaches high into the sky, and The Endless is one of the greatest under-the-radar comedy in recent memory. Haleigh Foutch

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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Ed Wood: 1 hr 19 min

Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, Lyle Talbot, and Bela Lugosi will star.

Plan 9 from Outer Space is perhaps the greatest masterpiece of bad moviemaking. In the sixty years since it was released, Wood has managed to resurrect human remains in order to enact the Solaranite bomb, which will put the whole universe at risk. That actor marches around covering half his face with a cape to emulate the Dracula star.

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Starfish (2018)

A.T. White | 1 h 41 min

Virginia Gardner, Christina Masterson, and Eric Beecroft make up the cast.

Starfish will be hailed by some (calling it pretentious) and admired by others (calling it allegorically brilliant). The film itself is a strange, meandering story, which is well-shot. Occasionally, there are monsters. But, thats not the point.

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