May the Fourth Be With You might have left you with a Star Wars hangover, or maybe that's just all the margaritas from Cinco de Mayo. But if you are a diehard movie fan, then chances are you just can't wait to get your next sci-fi fix. After all, the December 18 theater release of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens seems lightyears away.

Even though movies like Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Tomorrowland will give you your sci-fi/post-apocalyptic fix this month in theaters, there are plenty of science fiction films available to stream now across the various platforms for those looking for something a little more specific.

Get ready to see the stars because these are best sci-fi movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.


RoboCop (2014)

Check out the modern reboot of the 1980s classic crime-fighting robot. Don't worry, it's not nearly as bad as most reboots.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Watch the Star Trek reboot sequel again before the next installment (tentatively) hits in 2016, and watch Kirk and Spock join forces with an unusual ally.

The Fifth Element (1997)

Watch Bruce Willis play a cab driver from the future who attempts to save the world with the help of an unlikely friend, played by Milla Jovovich.

Space Cowboys (2002)

In this film, a retired engineer and his older pals attempt to help NASA save the world in this movie starring Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones.

Apollo 18 (2011)

Check out this thriller that uses "real" footage to suggest that last mission to the moon wasn't really the last one.

The Fourth Kind (2009)

The Fourth Kind tells the story of a psychiatrist that uses videotapes to prove alien abductions have been taking place.


Primer (2004)

This cult-classic never gets old. Follow two scientists who travel in time, and then go back to change their fate after things start to fall apart.

Interplanetary (2011)

Nine men and women who work on Mars are attacked by a resilient alien in this sci-fi movie.

Stargate Atlantis (2004)

Based off the Stargate franchise, this spinoff originally aired on the Sci-Fi Channel to high ratings and acclaim. The plot follows a military unit that uses the Stargate to travel to a distant galaxy.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2010)

This sci-fi web series, based on the hit video game series, only consists of five 15-minute episodes, making it perfect for binge-watching. Follow the story of a cadet at the military training academy that is attacked by alien zealots.

Amazon Instant Video

Proteus (1995)

After a ship explodes, a group of drug smugglers uncover a biological experiment that begins to hunt the humans. (Available for Prime Instant Video.)

Orphan Black (2013)

Stream the first episode of Orphan Black for free, and watch seasons one and two with Prime Instant Video. This series follows Sarah, a woman who finds herself embroiled in a twisting clone conspiracy. The standout here is the incredible acting of Tatiana Maslany, who plays herself and her various clones.

Colony (2003)

In this sci-fi thriller, aliens invade Earth and abduct four people, who prove to be resourceful.

Dark Planet (1997)

A planet is discovered on the other side of a wormhole, and causes the people of Earth to come together to save their planet.

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