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The best sci-fi movies on Hulu right now (September 2022)

Sci-fi cinema used to imagine the 2020s with flying cars, robot butlers, and all kinds of perks and terrifying technology. While that hasn’t exactly happened, the modern world does sometimes feel like it’s plucked out of a sci-fi film. That’s part of what makes the sci-fi genre so compelling these days — it feels more relatable than ever. Sci-fi offers dramas, thrillers, comedies, and more, and your Hulu subscription gives you access to a ton of sci-fi flicks. To help you find something to watch, we’ve pulled together a list of the best sci-fi movies on Hulu right now.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Hulu is part of the Disney Bundle. That includes the basic Hulu subscription (with ads), Disney+, and ESPN+, all for just $14 a month. That’s a great deal, and you don’t even have to go to the future for it.

If you’re curious about what’s available in science fiction on other streaming services, we also have guides for the best sci-fi movies on Netflix, as well as the best sci-fi movies on Amazon Prime Video.

Knowing (2009)
Knowing
41 %
6.2/10
pg-13 121m
Genre Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury
Directed by Alex Proyas
At a dedication of a new elementary school in 1958, students are asked to draw pictures for a time capsule. One girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. When a new generation of students opens the capsule 50 years later, Caleb Koestler ends up with the girl’s cryptic message. Caleb’s father, professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) soon realizes there’s an encoded message in the numbers that accurately predicts the dates, death tolls, and coordinates of every major disaster of the past half-century. And there are three more events yet to come.
Looper (2012)
Looper
84 %
7.4/10
r 118m
Genre Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Directed by Rian Johnson
In a not-so-distant future, time travel exists. However, it’s illegal and only available on the black market. As such, it’s usually just the mob that uses time travel to send targets 30 years into the past to encounter a “looper” — a hired time-traveling assassin — is waiting for them. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is thriving as a looper until one day, his future self is sent back to “close the loop.”
Predators (2010)
Predators
51 %
6.4/10
r 107m
Genre Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
Stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga
Directed by Nimród Antal
Do we need this many Predator movies? Probably not. But that doesn’t make the occasional good entry — like Predators — any less good. Adrien Brody stars in this reboot as a mercenary who finds himself amongst a group of killers all mysteriously brought together on another planet. There, a new breed of Predators pursues the band of humans through a dense jungle, forcing the human group to adapt and work together or become new trophies.
The Congress (2013)
The Congress
63 %
6.5/10
122m
Genre Drama, Science Fiction, Animation
Stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm
Directed by Ari Folman
Most critics would probably agree that Robin Wright is not a horrible actress, and yet The Congress casts Wright as herself and portrays her as almost criminally inept at her craft. The fictional Robin is out of work so frequently that her most lucrative gig to date is selling her likeness to Miramount Studios in exchange for a large sum of money and a promise to never act again. Two decades later, the computer-generated Robin is a bigger star than the real actress ever was. But as Robin’s contract comes up for renewal, her feelings about losing control of her likeness have changed. She also finds herself swept up into an anti-Miramount resistance movement, as led by Dylan Truliner (Jon Hamm), the man who animated her CG counterpart.
THE CONGRESS - Official UK Trailer - Starring Robin Wright

Possessor Uncut (2020)
Possessor Uncut
72 %
6.5/10
r 104m
Genre Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror
Stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed by Brandon Cronenberg
Possessor is a sci-fi film, but it is also a body horror flick in the Cronenberg tradition, courtesy of director Brandon Cronenberg. In an alternate present, Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a married woman who has a double life as an assassin. With the help of a cybernetic implant, Tasya can put her mind in someone else’s body and force them to kill for her before she terminates her host body as well. That was the perfect plan, until she possessed Colin Tate (Christopher Abbott) so she could kill his fiancee, Ava Parse (Tuppence Middleton), and her ruthless father, John Parse (Sean Bean). However, Colin isn’t like Tasya’s previous victims. He fights to hold on to his own mind and body, which threatens Tasya’s survival as well.
Possessor Trailer #1 (2020) | Movieclips Trailers

Come True (2020)
Come True
68 %
5.9/10
105m
Genre Science Fiction, Horror
Stars Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski
Directed by Anthony Scott Burns
Plagued by sleep disturbances her whole life, teenage Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) sees things get worse after she runs away from home and is hunted by shadowy figures in her dreams every night. Hoping it will be the answer to her prayers, Sarah agrees to participate in a sleep study run by the creepy Dr. Meyer (Christopher Heatherington). Unfortunately, the study only makes things more dire as whatever’s stalking Sarah in her sleep begins to threaten her waking world. A visually impressive mix of sci-fi and horror, Come True has echoes of Philip K. Dick while feeling like a more thoughtful, indie answer to Wes Craven’s classic A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Come True - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Midnight

Little Fish (2021)
Little Fish
71 %
6.9/10
101m
Genre Romance, Science Fiction, Drama
Stars Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell, SoKo
Directed by Chad Hartigan
With echoes from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Never Let Me Go, Little Fish is not your average dystopian plague story. Rather than searching for cures for flesh-eating chemical weapons or fighting off hordes of brain-eating zombies, the characters of Little Fish are under siege from N.I.A. — a virus that devours its victims’ memories. Musicians can’t play their instruments, pilots can’t fly, and sailors can’t sail. While we get an idea of how the world as a whole is collapsing beneath the weight of the epidemic, the movie’s focus is on the heartbreaking story of Emma (Olivia Cooke) and Jude (Jack O’Connell), who struggle to hold together their relationship as the virus beings chipping away at Jude’s memories of their life together.
Little Fish - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films

Boss Level (2021)
Boss Level
56 %
6.8/10
101m
Genre Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Every morning is the same morning for Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) in Boss Level, and each of those mornings he wakes up to the same assassin burying a machete in his headboard and a small army of colorful killers waiting for him outside. No matter what he does, Roy can’t manage to survive past 12:47 p.m., and that doesn’t change until a clue from his estranged wife puts him on the right path. Time loop movies are nothing new. Films like Groundhog DayEdge of Tomorrow, and even Hulu’s own Palm Springs have turned the idea of living the same day over and over again into a subgenre all of its own. What sets Boss Level apart is the dark humor and perfectly over-the-top violence with which the story is told. It’s an action-packed and fun way to spend an hour and a half, with lots of blood and lots of laughs.
Boss Level - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original
Save Yourselves! (2020)
Save Yourselves!
67 %
5.7/10
r 93m
Genre Comedy, Science Fiction
Stars Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair
Directed by Eleanor Wilson, Alex Huston Fischer
The 2020 Hulu original Save Yourselves! is one of the funniest and most timely sci-fi films you’ll ever see. Su and Jack are desperate to curb their shared addictions to the internet and social media. When a friend offers them the use of his wilderness cabin, they think they’ve finally found an opportunity to unplug. Unfortunately, because the pair are cut off from the rest of the world, when fuzzy, watermelon-sized aliens — which they refer to as “poofs” — start falling from the sky, they have no idea it’s happening until the poofs start filling the place.
SAVE YOURSELVES! I Official Trailer I Bleecker Street

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