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The best sci-fi movies on Hulu right now

The future is now … it’s just not as exciting as every sci-fi film made it out to be. On the plus side, we don’t have aliens constantly invading the Earth. But we also lack the high-tech paradise and enlightened humanity of Star Trek. All we have are compelling science fiction stories, some of which have a lot to say about our daily lives in the present. Hulu has a grand assortment of both the high-minded sci-fi and the general fare action flicks that fill up movie theaters. And we’ve already narrowed down this vast selection to 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.

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Dual (2022) new

Dual
62 %
5.8/10
r 95m
Genre Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Beulah Koale
Directed by Riley Stearns
Karen Gillan plays a dual role in Dual, as Sarah and her double. In the near future, Sarah is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and she allows herself to be cloned in order to spare her boyfriend, Peter (Beulah Koale), and her mother, (Maija Paunio), from the emotional pain of losing her. But when Sarah miraculously recovers her health, she is horrified to discover that the clone has already taken over her life. Sarah’s mother and Peter even prefer the clone to the real Sarah! And by law, only one Sarah can survive. That’s why Sarah has one year to train herself, with the help of Trent (Aaron Paul), to fight her clone in a battle to the death.
Dual Trailer #1 (2022) | Movieclips Trailers

Crimes of the Future (2022) new

Crimes of the Future
67 %
5.9/10
r 107m
Genre Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman
Directed by David Cronenberg
Ah, David Cronenberg. Never change. Crimes of the Future is Cronenberg’s first sci-fi film in two decades, and you really shouldn’t watch this movie while eating. It goes the full Cronenberg with disgusting sci-fi body horror. Viggo Mortensen stars as Saul Tenser, a man whose Accelerated Evolution Syndrome makes his body constantly produce new organs. So in this near future, Saul constantly has his organs removed as a piece of performance art by his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux). This actually sexually excites National Organ Registry agent Timlin (Kristen Stewart), and it leads Saul into an even darker corner of the body modification underground.
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE Trailer (2022)

Oblivion (2013) new

Oblivion
54 %
7.0/10
pg-13 124m
Genre Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Ten years before they collaborated on Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski worked together on Oblivion, based upon an unpublished graphic novel created by Kosinski. In the far future, Jack Harper (Cruise) and Victoria “Vika” Olsen (Andrea Riseborough) are seemingly the last humans on Earth as they sift through the remains of a devastating alien attack years before. One day, Jack discovers a pod that crashes to Earth with five people inside, including Julia Rusakov (Olga Kurylenko), And that kicks off a mystery that forces Jack to question everything he thought he knew about his life.
Oblivion Official Trailer #1 Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Movie HD

Children of Men (2006) new

Children of Men
84 %
7.9/10
r 109m
Genre Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Sci-fi films sometimes offer us a glimpse at a better tomorrow. Children of Men isn’t one of those uplifting movies. It’s more like a nightmare where worldwide infertility may soon lead to mankind’s extinction. And yet hope remains in the form of Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), the first pregnant woman in nearly two decades. Theo Faron (Clive Owen) is hired by his estranged wife, Julian Taylor (Julianne Moore), to forge ID papers for Kee and escort her to safety. However, Theo soon realizes that the stakes are even higher than he thinks, and only he can protect the woman who holds the fate of humanity inside of her.
Children of Men Official Trailer #1 - Julianne Moore, Clive Owen Movie (2006) HD

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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