We love movies and we love lists of must-watch movies. As you wait for your next cinematic fix, no one said you cannot enjoy movies on a smaller screen!

Here’s a list of the best of the best sci-fi movies that you can catch on a screen near you:

Inception | IMDb rating: 8.8 | Netflix

A Christopher Nolan movie, the movie was a rage and more importantly its ending was the stuff of legends! A movie that people loved to discuss, loved to proclaim they understood (or didn’t understand), it requires second and third viewings to answer the most important question – what the hell did I just see!

Minority Report | IMDb rating: 7.7 | Amazon Prime

A world where crime has been eliminated thanks to gifted individuals who can predict crimes. Things go awry when one of these individuals predict that the chief of police (Tom Cruise) will murder someone in the next 36 hours. What ensues is a satisfying mix of mystery, crime drama and Sci-Fi.

Avatar | IMDb rating: 7.8 | Hotstar Premium

A paraplegic marine gets a chance at a second life when he agrees to infiltrate Pandora and gather intel so humans can drive off the natives and mine the rich woodlands. A visually superlative movie, it is one of those movies that everyone has seen. And if you haven’t, well you’re in luck!

The Matrix | IMDb rating: 8.7 | Netflix

A programmer by day and hacker by night, Mr. Anderson has always questioned his reality. Led by the legendary hacker Morpheus down the rabbit hole, what he discovers about reality and of his destiny leave him heaving (literally and figuratively). A world where women play equally badass roles as the men, you must watch this movie like now!

2001: A Space Odyssey | IMDb rating: 8.3 | Netflix

A story about evolution turns into a story about survival in deep space when humans find a mysterious monolith buried on moon. This monolith, left behind by someone or something, emits signals to the placer as evidence that the one who has found the monolith is ready for the next step of evolution. But what happens when both humanity and a computer (HAL 9000) are ready for this next step?

Gravity | IMDb rating: 7.8 | Amazon Prime

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, this stars veterans like Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Disaster strikes when the two go one a routine spacewalk. Their shuttle gets destroyed and both are stranded in space tethered to nothing but each other.

The Prestige | IMDb rating: 8.5 | Amazon Prime

Two magician friends (Robert and Alfred) become rivals and enemies when Robert’s wife dies accidentally on the stage. What follows is a game of one-upmanship which turns deadly and tragic.

Mad Max: Fury Road | IMDb rating: 8.1 | Netflix

In a post-apocalyptic world, where law and order doesn’t exist and humanity fights daily for basic necessities, two rebels – Max who is running from his demons, and Furiosa who is running towards her salvation may just be able to restore some order.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind | IMDb rating: 7.7 | Amazon Prime

A power repairman accidentally encounters otherworldly vessels. He embarks on a quest to find an explanation for the phenomenon, and finds himself at a meeting between Earth’s representatives and visitors from the cosmos.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens | IMDb rating: 8.0 | Netflix

The Empire has been defeated. Darth Vader is dead and Luke Skywalker is missing. A scavenger, Rey, finds an abandoned BB-8 droid that could hold the whereabouts of where Luke is. Teamed with a Stormtrooper gone rogue; both are thrust into battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Ex Machina | IMDb rating: 7.7 | Netflix

A programmer is selected to test the human qualities of a breath-taking AI. The movie progresses predictably when everything goes to shit. And the ending will have a chill run down your spine and ask the question can AI ever be truly human?

Her | IMDb rating: 8.0 | Netflix

What do you do when you are feeling lonely? In the near future you’ll be able to order a humanoid operating system that is designed to meet all your needs. But what happens when you find yourself falling in love with this OS?

So which movie do you plan to watch?

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Suchita is a writer by day, reader by night and a problem solver and creator in-between. She loves to gossip and feel superior in her head. Her biggest achievement has been a comment on her blog that said she has a wicked sense of humour.

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