10 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Prime Video

Which are the best sci-fi movies on Prime Video? The list below will help you find out. They don’t have as extensive selection of sci-fi movies as Netflix does, but you may still find yourself browsing through titles, not knowing which sci-fi movie to watch.

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Here is our choice of 10 best sci-fi movies on Prime Video right now:

1. Back to the Future (1985-1990)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

This popular movie series follows time travel adventures of two friends, a high school student Marty McFly played by Michael J. Fox and an eccentric scientist Doc played by Christopher Lloyd.

In the first movie, Marty, whose life is not great, is called by Doc to unveil and demonstrate a time machine built into a DeLorean. After activating the time machine, Marty is accidentally sent 30 years in the past, into 1955. Now he must find his young parents and make sure they fall in love.

In the sequel, Marty McFly and Doc travel to 2015, but when they get back to 1985 they learn that the history is altered. Their nemesis Biff Tannen has used their time machine in the future, to make himself rich in the past. Now, they must go back to 1955 again to straighten things up.

Third and final part of the movie series continues the story from the previous movie. While stranded in 1955, Marty learns that he must go to 1885 so he can save his friend Doc who is stuck there and is about to be gunned down. The problem is getting back from 1885 into the future because there is no gasoline for the DeLorean. The two friends must improvise. An additional problem is that Doc falls in love with a woman from 1885.

2. Jurassic Park (1993-2001)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni

On the fictional island near Costa Rica a group of scientists led by mogul Hammond was able to create a wildlife park full of cloned dinosaurs. A power failure will cause the system shutdown and the dinosaurs will become the greatest possible danger.

With $914 million worldwide, Jurassic Park became the highest grossing movie at the time. It won three Oscars (Best Sound, Visual Effects, Sound Effects Editing).

In the sequel and second installment of the movie series, the story is set four years after the events in the first movie. Hammond reveals to Dr Ian Malcolm that there is another island with dinosaurs and the team led by Ian will be sent to study and document the animals. Hammond’s company InGen, which is not under his control, has also sent a team, but for a different reason. They want to transport some dinosaurs and bring them to the mainland. The two groups will confront each other, but once they lose their equipment they will realize that cooperation is necessary if they want to survive.

The third movie of the Jurassic Park series follows Dr. Alan Grant who is happy being far away from dinosaurs. Unfortunately he is out of funds to research his next theory and therefore he decides to accept the offer from a wealthy couple for an aerial tour over a now isolated island with dinosaurs. What Dr. Grant doesn’t know is that the couples’ actual agenda is to save their son who is trapped on the island. Grant will also learn that species on the island have evolved and become much smarter, faster and therefore more dangerous than ever.

3. Serenity (2005)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Serenity is a continuation of TV Show Firefly. The story is set in the 26th century and follows a “Firefly-class” spaceship Serenity and it’s crew led by captain Mal. Their lives of smuggling are about to change when they accept the fugitive River on the ship. It’s a girl with amazing mental abilities and the Alliance is after her.

4. Transformers (2007-2011)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson

Transformers (2007) is the first installment in the series of five movies. It follows a high-school student Sam (Shia LaBeouf), who buys his first car and that car turns out to be an alien robot. He will later learn that there is an ongoing war between two factions of alien robots, the good guys Autobots and the evil ones Decepticons. His car happens to be Autobot Bumblebee. Several alien robots of both factions are on Earth disguised as vehicles. They are searching for Allspark, an object they need to retrieve back to their home planet Cybertron. Sam and Mikaela (Megan Fox), the girl he likes, are on a mission to help Autobots.

In the sequel, the story continues two years after the events in the first movie. Sam is preparing for college and he is trying to leave the past behind. After he encounters a small AllSpark shard he starts to have strange visions of Cybertronian symbols. Now he is targeted by Decepticons who want to use him to destroy the Sun and all life on Earth. Sam, his parents and his girlfriend Mikaela are all in danger and Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will be their protectors as they are again dragged in the Transformer’s war.

In the third and highest grossing movie in the Transformers series (over $1.1 billion worldwide), Autobots and Decepticons are in the war for the lost piece of Cybertronian technology located on the Moon. Once again Sam needs to help his robot friends.

The last two movies in the series, Age of Extinction (2014) and The Last Knight (2017), are not available on Prime Video.

5. Cloverfield (2008)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan

Rob is a young man who got promoted and is moving to Japan. His girlfriend Beth and his friends decided to throw him a surprise party and tape everything with a camcorder. During the party, out of the blue, explosions start to happen everywhere throughout New York. They will soon discover that an enormous creature from another dimension and a bunch of small ones are attacking the city. While they are running to save their lives, they continue to record their whole journey.

Movie had a $25 million budget and grossed $172 million worldwide. It is followed by 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018).

6. Star Trek (2009)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

The movie is a reboot in the Star Trek movie series featuring characters from the original Star Trek TV show. It is the eleventh movie in the franchise.

The story follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock on the USS Enterprise and their collision with Romulan captain Nero. Romulan is from the future and he wants to destroy the United Federation of Planets.

Star Trek (2009) is followed by two sequels: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

7. In Time (2011)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy

The movie shows the future where people stop aging at 25. After that they can only live for one more year unless they buy more time. There is no paper money, time is the currency in this society. Everybody can see on their arm how much time they have. Of course, the rich earn decades of time which basically makes them immortal. The rest of the people are trying to find their own way to add more time to their life.

8. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: George Nolfi
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson

The United States congressman David Norris will meet a beautiful woman, but will soon find out that there are forces stopping him from being with her. A mysterious group called Adjustment Bureau want to keep David’s predetermined future, which does not include the woman he met. David must choose to either go on the predetermined path, or defy his fate.

9. Battleship (2012)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

While attending Naval war games, the international naval warships encounter several alien spaceships. The alien armada becomes the biggest threat Earth has ever faced. The world’s last hope for survival is the international naval coalition.

10. Oblivion (2013)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Alexander STom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough

The year is 2077, the Earth is devastated by war against aliens and people are now living on Saturn’s moon Titan. Jack Harper is a technician whose mission is to service drones on Earth who fought the aliens. When he witnesses a spacecraft crash with several humans in stasis chambers, including a woman who he will save from drones, Jack will start to question everything he knows.

6 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Prime Video According to IMDb

According to IMDb, these are 6 best sci-fi movies on Prime Video (from the list above):

  • Back to the Future (1985) – 8.5
  • Jurassic Park (1993) – 8.1
  • Star Trek (2009) – 7.9
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) – 7.8
  • Serenity (2005) – 7.8
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990) – 7.4

5 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Prime Video According to Box Office

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – $1.124 billion
  • Jurassic Park (1993) – $1.032 billion
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) – $836 million
  • Transformers (2007) – $710 million
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) – $619 million
  • Back to the Future (1985) – $389 million
  • Star Trek (2009) – $386 million
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) – $369 million
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) – $336 million
  • Battleship (2012) – $303 million

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