It took a while for Australian streaming service Binge to have a decent catalog of sci-fi movies, let alone 10 that we could put on our list of the best.
Some of these sci-fi movies we’ve selected might make you want to write an angry letter debating this “best” claim. And that’s okay, you’re probably right. But sometimes all you need is a terrible movie to pass the time. With that caveat out of the way….
The best sci-fi movies on Binge
Randomly listed top sci-fi movies on Binge by Gizmodo Australia.
Kong: Skull Island
King Kong began his reign in 1933, but it did not last long. After all, Godzilla and the crowd of B-movie contenders eclipsed him for decades, to the point that even Peter Jackson’s attempt to revive him in 2005 couldn’t help. Nose Kong: Skull Islanddirector Jordan Vogt-Roberts has created an action-packed spectacle truly worthy of its gigantic, majestic star.
The critically acclaimed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece – or at least the first half of it – is now streaming on Binge. Dune looks like a product from another time in Hollywood history. A film with the scope and vision of a modern blockbuster that tells a complex, mature story usually reserved for independent dramas. It’s hugely ambitious, not always straightforward, but accessible and lived-in in such a way that it’s utterly addictive to watch, even when the thrills and chills aren’t as copious as we’re used to on recent hits. It’s an old-school blockbuster told with visuals that will delight fans of the new school.
Pacific Rim has nothing to do with a lot of about the potentially amazing sci-fi lore that makes up his post-kaiju-apocalyptic world. It just drops you right into the film’s 80-meter robot war world, equipped with missiles, plasma gun and sword, and offers a truly thrilling rollercoaster ride with some memorable characters – Pentecost Marshal Idris Elba. , “Hannibal Chau” by Ron Perlman, including some truly stunning computer-generated images. (Oh and horrible Australian accent or two.)
Watch. moon shot it is a romantic film set in space. It’s a little mundane and not what you’d expect from a space novel, but if you don’t understand that the entire sci-fi genre is clearly there to annoy us fans, then it’s up to you. moon shot trite, but fun. And this is the movie for me when I need a sci-fi binge.
2001: Space Odyssey
The classic is undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting sci-fi movies of all time. While we don’t know exactly where Dave ends up on his journey through space, the visuals along the way have become emblematic of sci-fi travel. There are many theories about 2001: Space Odysseybut the synopsis of the 1986 masterpiece is basically that after a mysterious buried artifact is found beneath the surface of the moon, a spacecraft is sent to Jupiter to find its origin – a spacecraft piloted by two men and the HAL 9000 supercomputer. You should definitely watch it if you haven’t already.
You can claim that Xanadu it’s not science fiction, but I probably won’t listen. Is not, No science fiction story. This is one of those films that now, after the release So has long been a cult classic and is no longer regarded as a failure. Questionable acting and even more unimpressive special effects make this a top-notch sci-fi (no, not backtracking) movie that can be blasted away – if only for any other reason than to laugh and/or roll your eyes.
The third part of the Jurassic World franchise (and the sixth Jurassic Park movie) came out this year and it was colossally awful. Probably with this lens I am considering jurassic world Best. But despite the good intentions of the island, jurassic world it’s an uneven film in many ways. The human characters are largely non-functional, the film is engulfed in nostalgia, and the story is hazy. But most importantly – great action with dinosaurs! – this movie is enough to make us remember why we love these beasts.
Memoryfeature film debut Western world co-creator Lisa Joy tries to be too big for her own good. It’s a sci-fi noir filled with thought-provoking cool ideas, genres that don’t usually go together, amazing actors, and great visuals. However, little of it ends up coming together in a way that makes sense or satisfies everyone. This is the general opinion here at Gizmodo Australia. But, as they say, it’s very very reminds (sorry) of what has happened to the sci-fi genre in the last few years, and that’s why it made our list.
This is for the Nolan fans. Although Prestige often regarded as one of legendary director Christopher Nolan’s secondary films (Origin, Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Prestige slightly toned down in terms of scale, focusing on the two warring mages. Once colleagues and friends, after the tragedy they go their separate ways. The film builds tension in a way that you would expect from a Nolan film and is well worth watching or revisiting. Also starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.
Time travel is a drug and the consequences can be deadly. Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War) and Jamie Dornan (50 shades of grey) star in Synchronous like two best friends and paramedics from New Orleans who start noticing kids dying in horrific, incredible ways. Stabbed through the chest with a sword, burned to the ground, or broken in half. The only connection they find between the deaths is still the same little wrapper at the scene for something called Synchronous.
That’s it, the top 10 sci-fi movies you can watch on Binge.
If you’re interested, we also have opinions on the best sci-fi movies to watch on Netflix, the best sci-fi movies to watch on Prime Video, and the best sci-fi movies to watch on Stan.
This article has been updated since it was first published.