Best new Science Fiction movies in 2019 & 2018 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest science fiction movies in 2019 and the best science fiction movies of 2018 & the 2010's. Top science fiction movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New science fiction movies in 2019 & 2020 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2019 & 2020 in cinema and on VOD
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    2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated science fiction movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu & More).
    • Fahrenheit 451

      DIRECTOR: Ramin Bahrani
      CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella, Michael Shannon, Keir Dullea
      In the not-so distant future. books are forbidden. Guy Montag is a fireman whose task it is to burn books. But he's fed up with the totalitarian system... Read more

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    • Ready Player One

      DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
      CAST: Tye Sheridan Olivia Cooke Hannah John-Kamen
      Steven Spielberg is back with another glossy, sci-fi teenage movie. 'Ready Player One' takes place in a dystopian future and evolves around 17-year old Wade Watts, a kid who loses himself in an appealing virtual reality world called OASIS. When the eccentric founder of the game dies, he announces that an enormous amount of money is hidden somewhere in OASIS. Together with a whole bunch of gamers, Wade now has a mission. But of course there are other parties interested too... Read more

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      RATING: 82/100

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    • Annihilation

      DIRECTOR: Alex Garland
      CAST: Natalie Portman Tessa Thompson Oscar Isaac
      After 'Ex-machina', director Alex Garland is back with another mind blowing sci-fi adventure. Natalie Portman stars as a biologist who's husband has gone missing in a strange bubble where the normal rules of nature do not apply. Now she's leading a mission to retrieve him. Read more

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      RATING: 90/100

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    • Upgrade

      DIRECTOR: Leigh Whannell
      CAST: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden
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    • Marjorie Prime

      DIRECTOR: Michael Almereyda
      CAST: Stephanie Andujar, Hana Colley, Geena Davis, Hannah Gross
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    • Ghost in the Shell

      DIRECTOR: Rupert Sanders
      CAST: Scarlett Johansson Pilou Asbæk Takeshi Kitano

      It finally arrived, the life-action adaptation of the famous manga 'Ghost in the Shell'. The story of a human-turned-cyborg fighting scum in a dystopian world looks great first of all. Expect Blade Runner-style cityscapes and lush colors. Whether this movie actually adds something is open for debate, as the story falls somewhat flat after an hour or so. But visually, this is one of the most breathtaking films of the year easily. Read more

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      RATING: 75/100

      RELEASE DATE: March 29th, 2017

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    • Arrival

      DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
      CAST: Amy Adams Jeremy Renner Forest Whitaker

      French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario) first attempt at sci-fi, and what a great one! As could be expected, Villeneuve isn't aiming at grand gestures, but rather keeps it subtle and even somewhat dreamy. Which is a good thing, because in someone else's hands, this film about two scientists finding ways to communicate with alien visitors, could have ended up as a poor 'Independence Day' rip-off. Read more

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      RATING: 80/100

      RELEASE DATE: November 11th, 2016

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    • Life

      DIRECTOR: Daniel Espinosa
      CAST: Rebecca Ferguson Jake Gyllenhaal Ryan Reynolds

      Somewhat in the veins of the great sci-fi flick 'Alien' (1979), 'Life' is the classically themed space horror story of a bunch of scientists seeing themselves faced with hostile extraterrestrials. Read more

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      RATING: 83/100

      RELEASE DATE: March 24th, 2017

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    • Mute

      DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones
      CAST: Alexander Skarsgard Paul Rudd Justin Theroux

      The director of the successful small sci-fi indie Moon now comes with a similarly short title, Mute, set in near-future Berlin about a mute bartenders is searching for a mute woman. Read more

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      RATING: 88/100

      RELEASE DATE: February 23rd, 2018

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    • Blade Runner 2049

      DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve
      CAST: Ryan Gosling Ana de Armas Jared Leto

      For us this sequel is bigger than Star Wars. The cult film with Harrison Ford set in a dystopian futuristic postmodern version of earth returns after thirty years, now starring Ryan Gosling in the lead as a young LAPD officer. The director in charge is Dennis Villeneuve, an excellent director with titles like Prisoners and Arrival (Check out our best of the decade sci-fi's) to his name. Read more

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      RATING: 95/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2017

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    • Bokeh

      DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Orthwein & Andrew Sullivan
      CAST: Maika Monroe Matt O'Leary Arnar Jónsson

      On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to... Read more

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      RATING: 84/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2017

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    • Under the Skin

      DIRECTOR: Jonathan Glazer
      CAST: Scarlett Johansson Jeremy McWilliams Lynsey Taylor Mackay

      Psychedelic, wild adaptation of Michel Faber's eponymous novel. Scarlett Johansson stars as 'The Female', a mysterious extraterrestrial creature. disguised as an attractive woman. She roams the streets of Scotland, seducing men and killing them. Along the way, she slowly starts to question her quest on earth. Don't expect a clear narrative here, but be prepared for some truly breathtaking imagery and hallucinatory vibes. This is the 21st-century 'A Space Odyssey'! Read more

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      RATING: 90/100

      RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2013

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    • Interstellar

      DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan
      CAST: Matthew McConaughey Anne Hathaway Jessica Chastain

      Any Christopher Nolan project is obsessively monitored by film fans, and lately Nolan has proven himself increasingly interesting for sci-fi fans. He has always been keen on integrating sci-fi elements into his stories, but with Inception (2010, included on the list below) and now Interstellar he seems to be going all the way. In Interstellar the limitations of space travel are surpassed by making use of a newly discovered wormhole. A small group of explorers, among them Matthew McConaughey, will undertake this journey first. Read more

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      RATING: 89/100

      RELEASE DATE: November 7th, 2014

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    • Ex Machina

      DIRECTOR: Alex Garland
      CAST: Alicia Vikander Domhnall Gleeson Oscar Isaac

      A philosophical and visually overwhelming sci-fi flick about Caleb, a young programmer who is asked to partake in an experiment with a scaringly human-looking robot. It is his task to question the 'humanity' of it. The project is overseen by the enigmatic scientist Nathan. As the experiments continue, Caleb finds himself more and more alarmed by Nathan's eccentric behavior. Read more

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      RATING: 86/100

      RELEASE DATE: April 24th, 2015

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    • I Origins

      DIRECTOR: Mike Cahill
      CAST: Michael Pitt Steven Yeun Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

      Ambitious indie sci-fi drama about an arrogant scientist who thinks he can prove that God does not exist by investigating the evolution of the human eye. Writer/director Mike Cahill previously directed 'Another Earth' (2011). Like that film, 'I Origins' tries to connect big themes like love, science and religion. Sometimes, Cahill tends to pomposity, but nonetheless, 'I Origins' is entertaining and philosophical cinema that raises interesting questions. Read more

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      RATING: 83/100

      RELEASE DATE: May 7th, 2014

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    • Edge Of Tomorrow

      DIRECTOR: Doug Liman
      CAST: Tom Cruise Emily Blunt Bill Paxton

      Like Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day', Tom Cruise gets to live the same day again and again. In 'The Edge of Tomorrow', there is slightly more at stake though. Earth is under attack by seemingly invincible aliens. Together with a strong-willed soldier (Emily Blunt), Cruise ends up in a time-loop; the day starts again every time he dies. They have to bond to find a way to beat the aliens and save the human race; time isn't a problem anymore. Easily one of the most entertaining blockbusters of the last couple of years. Read more

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      RATING: 82/100

      RELEASE DATE: June 6th, 2014

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    • The Lobster

      DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos
      CAST: Colin Farrell Rachel Weisz Jessica Barden

      Greek arthouse director Yorgos Lanthimos returns with a very weird and intriguing dystopian film about a man (Colin Farell) who will be transformed into an animal unless he finds he a partner. Highly recommended! Read more

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      RATING: 75/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 16th, 2015

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    • Midnight Special

      DIRECTOR: Jeff Nichols
      CAST: Michael Shannon Joel Edgerton Kirsten Dunst

      Vaguely reminiscent of Steven Spielbergs best work, 'Midnight Special' tells the tale of a young boy with a supernatural gift being chased after by both the police and a religious cult. The film has it flaws, but in the hands of a gifted director like Nichols... Read more

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      RATING: 72/100

      RELEASE DATE: February 12th, 2016

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    • In Your Eyes

      DIRECTOR: Brin Hill
      CAST: Michael Stahl-David, Zoe Kazan Mark Feuerstein

      The story depicts a strange telepathic connection between two individuals who live in two different parts of the country; the connection enables them to see and feel each... Read more

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      RATING: 71/100

      RELEASE DATE: April 20th, 2014

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    • Comet

      DIRECTOR: Sam Esmail
      CAST: Justin Long Emmy Rossum Kayla Servi

      Set in a parallel universe, the story highlights the six year old relationship of an odd couple who seem so unlikely paired but are perfect together. Read more

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      RATING: 68/100

      RELEASE DATE: December 15th, 2014

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    In literature as well as in cinema snobs have a tendency to discard science fiction as a silly genre, as a commercial genre or simply as a genre lacking the depth required to be taken seriously. This list proves them wrong! In literature as well as in cinema snobs have a tendency to discard science fiction as a silly genre, as a commercial genre or simply as a genre lacking the depth required to be taken seriously. I will admit that science fiction films, especially sci-fi cinema in 2017, is not my genre of preference (mainly because it has become Hollywood’s genre of preference, producing the one huge shallow sci-fi blockbuster trilogy after the other), but I will be the first to acknowledge the importance of such films. In literature Vonnegut’s Slaughter House 5 told us more about the horrors of the Second World War than most novels combined, and in cinema a number of sci-fi films have told us more about human nature and society than most dramas combined. By taking us out of a familiar context they expose our fear, hypocrisy and confront us with questions we are reluctant to face.

    I won’t be arguing that in the 2010’s up to 2017 we have seen a new 2001: A Space Odyssey (although one reminds us of Kubrick), but there are some incredible films made that should be on the best science fiction films of all time list. Here you can at least find films that are worthy to be on the best Sci-fi films of the 2010’s list.