When it comes down to sci-fi movies, HBO Max manages to get a large number of streamers. From all time classics and masterpieces to new blockbusters, the platform has it all. The distinguished preferences of streamers can also be responded to as one can also find some underrated pieces of artwork on HBO Max as well.
Goes without saying but due to the recent merger between Discovery and Warner Bros., HBO Max has seen some tough times. Certain titles got removed from the platform such as Superintelligence, Moonshot and An American Pickle. However despite the setbacks, HBO Max pounced back and still gives its viewers a chance to enjoy some of the best pieces of film in the respective genre.
Dune: Part One (2021)
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe. He has to ensure the future of his family and his people is in a safe manner. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential. Only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Ex Machina (2014)
Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 26 year old programmer at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Earth is invaded deep beneath the Pacific Ocean from a portal between dimensions in a breach by creatures called Kaijus. The governments join forces and realise that only monsters could destroy the Kaijus. The mankind builds the ultimate machines known as Jaegers. Massive robots neurally controlled by two compatible pilots that have their minds interlocked. Years after, Kaijus become more powerful. A scientist discovers that they are part of an alien plan to destroy mankind first and exhaust the planet after.
Moonfall (2022) On HBO Max
The world stands on the brink of annihilation when a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit. And sends it hurtling towards a collision course with Earth. With only weeks before impact, NASA executive Jocinda Fowler (Halle Berry) teams up with a man from her past. A conspiracy theorist is also recruited for an impossible mission into space to save humanity.
Free Guy (2021) On HBO Max
In the extremely popular video game, Free City, an NPC named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) learns the true nature of his existence when he meets the girl of his dreams, a human player. This player’s interactions with Guy has massive affects on him, the game, and real world as they play it.