Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

3 sci-fi movies on Prime Video you need to watch in November

Sci-fi movies are available in abundance. There are some great classic sci-fi movies you can watch on streaming services like Prime Video. But there are also compelling new ones that might be worth checking out.

If you’re looking for something relatively new and off the beaten path, three sci-fi movies on Prime Video you need to watch in November include one that debuted just this year, a popcorn thriller disaster sci-fi flick, and a totally under-the-radar movie from an independent filmmaker.

I’ll Be Watching (2023)

I'LL BE WATCHING | Official HD Trailer (2023) | THRILLER | Film Threat Trailers

In this sci-fi movie, Julie (Eliza Taylor) becomes trapped in her home after her husband Marcus (Bob Morley) heads out on a work trip. Her sister Rebecca died in that home after encountering an intruder and Julie can’t shake the feeling the same is going to happen to her. The method of entry and torment? A faulty AI security system that Marcus, a tech genius, installed in the house. Self-medicating her fears with pills and alcohol, Julie begins to notice strange things happening in the house.

I’ll Be Watching is 90 minutes of edge-of-your-seat tension as Julie tries desperately to remain safe without knowing who or what the threat is. The movie isn’t particularly well-reviewed, but it’s campy fun with an unexpected, albeit confusing, twist.

Stream I’ll Be Watching on Prime Video.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow | #TBT Trailer | 20th Century FOX

Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emmy Rossum star in this sci-fi disaster movie based on the Art Bell and Whitley Strieber book The Coming Global Superstorm. When the North Atlantic Ocean circulation is disrupted, it leads to a series of catastrophic climate events and brings forth a new Ice Age.

Jack Hall (Quaid) is a paleoclimatologist who has warned of this potential, but his concerns are constantly dismissed until it’s too late. His son Sam (Gyllenhaal), meanwhile, is in New York when Manhattan begins to flood and the residents are stranded, desperate to find shelter, wait out the storm, and survive. Largely known as a popcorn thriller with great special effects, The Day After Tomorrow is the perfect movie to curl up to on a lazy Sunday evening.

Stream The Day After Tomorrow on Prime Video.

The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson (2021)

The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson Official Trailer 2

The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson is directed by independent filmmaker Brandon Crowson, who found an outlet to express his feelings about racial profiling and capitalism. The movie is about the title character, a former NSA cyber-security asset who is a villain but is made to sound like a hero by the establishment. His crimes are inspired by things like police brutality, and some of his actions and commentary are very obviously a demonstration of art imitating real life.

Crowson, who is of mixed race of Black, white, and Native American descent, says the movie is a social commentary about serious issues, but delivered in the style of dark humor. The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson won’t be for everyone, but for those looking for sci-fi that cuts a bit deeper beyond the surface of fancy visual effects, this movie might fit the bill.

Stream The Diabolical Schemes of Thadeus Jackson on Prime Video.

Christine Persaud
Christine has decades of experience in trade and consumer journalism. While she started her career writing exclusively about…
Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and more
Faye Dunaway leans on an Oscar statue in Faye.

If you're trying to beat the heat this summer, our collection of the best movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and other services can help you stay entertained indoors. All summer long, the major streamers are adding new originals and recent theatrical releases to ensure you've always got something new to watch. We're here to keep track of all of it.

This week, the Tyler Perry original Divorce in the Black lands on Prime Video, Max serves up the Faye Dunaway documentary Faye, Hulu adds French hit The Animal Kingdom, and Shudder delivers the Nic Cage flick Arcadian.
We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on Max.

Read more
The best movies on Amazon Prime Video (July 2024)
Russell Crowe in Gladiator.

The trailer for Gladiator 2 came out this week, and by sheer coincidence, Amazon Prime Video is now streaming the original Gladiator with Russell Crowe in the leading role. That's the kind of synergy that we can't pass up, especially since Gladiator is a good movie.

Our other addition this week, Evil Dead Rise, may not have hit the highs that Gladiator did, but it's still a very effective and well-made horror story with some genuinely unsettling things near the end of the movie. That film also recently premiered on Prime Video.

Read more
5 sci-fi movies on Netflix you need to watch in July 2024
Melanie Laurent lays down in a pod.

Sci-fi is rally taking off on Netflix. Several noteworthy sci-fi titles are among the more popular films on Netflix. The Back to the Future trilogy is fun for the entire family, while the four Matrix films are the gold standard for the cyberpunk subgenre. Other popular sci-fi films on Netflix include Glass, Rebel Moon, Godzilla Minus One, and Atlas.

What's great about Netflix is the sheer volume of films. There are a lot of choices within each genre, especially sci-fi. But the high number of choices can be overwhelming. To ease your decision, here are five sci-fi movies you need to watch in July. Our choices include a DC superhero adventure, a sequel in a young adult franchise, and an underrated space horror movie.
The Flash (2023)

Read more