The Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime’s movie bank is ever-evolving. The OTT platform has a comprehensive range of science fiction, starting from the old classics of the 1970s and 1980s to the latest sci-fi movies of 2021.

Some people enjoy sci-fi, some don’t. One on the side, some of us like the idea of entering into an entirely fictitious world, do time travel and see these fantastic mammoth-sized creatures. But, on the other hand, some of us want to enjoy realistic entertainment.

In fact, it is very typical for us to switch between these two sides based on the time of the day and our mood levels. So we are correct, aren’t we?

In the history of Indian cinema, we have hardly had any good sci-fi movies domestically produced and directed besides Koi Mil Gaya, Robot, and Krish. Ask any 90s kid, and they know who ‘Jaadu’ is.

Jokes apart below is a list of carefully handpicked top 10 (ten) sci-fi movies that you can watch on Amazon Prime Video from India.

Let us dive deep into it real quick!

Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies to Catch on Amazon Prime Video

1. The Tomorrow War

  • Release Year: 2021
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Director: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons

Summary: The Tomorrow War is an explosive adventure between the soldiers of today and the soldiers of 2051. Dan Forester and other brave present-day soldiers set out to take a trip across time to face the soldiers of 2051 who came to present and warn what the future beholds with the might invincible aliens.

2. The Vast of the Night

  • Release Year: 2019
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
  • Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Director: Andrew Patterson
  • Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer

Summary: The Vast of Night as a sci-fi movie will seep into your deep memory and feel like something you experienced in a dream or heard on the news channel. The story gets interesting when a small-town DJ and a switchboard operator attempt to get to the bottom of a weird audio frequency that is causing an interruption in voice calls. After a series of thrilling events, it turns out that the frequencies might be coming from a UFO flying over the city.

3. Inception

  • Release Year: 2010
  • IMDB Rating: 8.8/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page

Summary: Though this Oscar-awarded movie does not require an introduction, we will write a few lines for those who have still not watched it. The Inception plot revolves around a dream technology that has the ability to transport subjects into the subconscious of other individuals.

4. Interstellar

  • Release Year: 2014
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 49 minutes
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Summary: If you are the one who enjoys space travel kind of movies, then Interstellar will be your best pick. This sci-fi is not only visually spectacular but also scientifically accurate. The story revolves around a space team that sets out to explore space in an attempt to protect human survival.

5. Godzilla

  • Release Year: 2014
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 3 mins
  • Director: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston

Summary: Godzilla is about the king of monsters rising from the sea to battle spiteful enemies leading to a colossal destruction of humanity. A navy bomb expert and his father are consequently swept into this disaster and have to stop the monster from causing further damage.

6. Rampage

  • Release Year: 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes
  • Director: Brad Peyton
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman

Summary: Rampage stars the famous Dwane Johnson, who is seen as a primatologist (Davis), sharing an indestructible bond with an extraordinary gorilla (George). An unscrupulous genetic experiment carelessly causes George, a wolf, and a reptile to plummet into a monstrous size destroying humanity. Davis and a genetic engineer then set out to secure an antidote to prevent a global upheaval.

7. Transformers

  • Release Year: 2007
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 24 minutes
  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel

Summary: Transformers witness the fight between two Robot races – Autobots and Decepticons. The war is brought down to Earth, and only Sam Witwicky (a youth) can protect the world. Transformers has received three (3) Oscar nominations.

8. Lucy

  • Release Year: 2014
  • IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
  • Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik

Summary: One of the best sci-fi movies on Amazon Prime, Lucy possesses a mind-blowing plot. Lucy, the lead character, ends up with supernatural powers after being accidentally given a performance-enhancing drug.

9. Matrix

  • Release Year: 1999
  • IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes
  • Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Summary: This action-filled sci-fi movie is about a gorgeous stranger who leads a computer hacker to a forbidden underworld. A world where the hacker can get to meet the world’s most dangerous man alive. What follows the rest is an action-packed performance that went on to win four (4) Oscar awards.

Now, after giving you the names of some of the finest sci-fi Hollywood movies, here is a recent Bollywood one:

10. 2.0

  • Release Year: 2018
  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Duration: 2 hours 28 minutes
  • Director: S. Shankar
  • Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson

Summary: 2.0 was originally made in Tamil, featuring both Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth. The plot is about an evil man (Akshay Kumar) whose soul rests with the birds dying because of the wireless network towers. Now comes Chitti, the robot from the movie ‘Robot’ who uses his powers to save the city.


We hope this list of the top 10 sci-fi movies available on Amazon Prime in India does true justice to your preferences.

We put our best endeavours into covering a wide range of storylines for our diverse readers.

So what are you waiting for? Pick one of these for the upcoming weekend and enjoy entering into the world of science fiction.

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