Explore the Cosmos: Here are 7 Classic Sci-Fi Thriller Movies to Binge-Watch!

While waiting for Dune: Part Two, there are lots of other thrilling sci-fi movies to watch. From stories about artificial intelligence to visions of the future and space adventures, this list has something for everyone who loves excitement and adventure.


Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are returning in an exciting new movie that continues the story from the popular sci-fi film Dune. In this sequel, characters like Paul Atreides and Chani are still fighting for revenge alongside the Freeman. While waiting for Dune: Part Two, there are lots of other thrilling sci-fi movies to watch. From stories about artificial intelligence to visions of the future and space adventures, this list has something for everyone who loves excitement and adventure.

Dive into these movies and shows that take you to strange and fascinating worlds. Let’s go!

1) Blade Runner

Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, is a really important movie in the world of sci-fi. It’s based on a book by Philip K. Dick called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The story happens in a future where there are robots called Replicants who look almost exactly like people. When some of these Replicants run away to Earth, a guy named Rick Deckard, who used to hunt them down, gets called back to work. As Deckard tries to catch these Replicants, especially one named Roy Batty, he gets caught up in a big mess of questions about right and wrong, who we are, and what it means to be alive. Blade Runner is famous for how amazing it looks, the way it creates this dark future world, and for how it’s influenced other movies in the cyberpunk style. And there’s even a sequel with Ryan Gosling if you want more.

2) Prometheus

Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott, is a movie that comes before the Alien series. It’s about a group of scientists and adventurers who go on a space trip to a faraway moon to find out where humans come from. The trip is paid for by the Weyland Corporation, run by a mysterious guy named Peter Weyland. The crew, which includes archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway, finds old maps from different civilizations that lead them to the moon. When they get there, they find strange buildings and signs of aliens who were really advanced. As they explore more, they start to learn about where life on Earth might have come from and face really dangerous things.

3) Starship Troopers 

This military sci-fi movie, directed by Paul Verhoeven, is based on a book from 1959 by Robert A. Heinlein with the same name. It takes place in the future where Earth is fighting against alien bugs called the Arachnids. The main character, Johnny Rico, joins the Mobile Infantry, which is Earth’s military group fighting these bugs on other planets. The story follows Rico and his friends as they train and fight in the war against the Arachnids. It has lots of action and some funny moments too. The movie is famous for its big action scenes, unique look, and how it makes people think about war and society.

4) Stargate

The story is about a strange ancient object found in Egypt called the Stargate. Years later, a scientist named Dr. Daniel Jackson figures out how to use it. He joins a military team led by Colonel Jack O’Neil to see where the Stargate leads. It turns out to be a doorway to another planet that looks like ancient Egypt. There, they find people who are controlled by a powerful being named Ra, who pretends to be a god. The team has to figure out how to beat Ra and stop him from coming back to Earth. The success of the movie led to several TV shows like Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe, which explore more sci-fi stories in a series format.

5) The Maze Runner 

The movie is based on a book by James Dashner with the same name. It’s the first part of a series called The Maze Runner. The story begins with a boy named Thomas who wakes up in an elevator with no memory of who he is. He finds himself in a community of boys living in a glade surrounded by a huge maze that keeps changing. The boys have formed their own society and rules to stay alive in this dangerous place. The story focuses on the mystery of the maze, Thomas’ arrival, and their efforts to solve it and find out what’s going on. The tension rises as they encounter dangerous creatures in the maze and face other challenges.

6) Silent Running

This sci-fi movie from 1972 is a thriller that focuses on ecological themes and impressive visual effects, making it a classic in its genre. The story is set in a future where Earth’s remaining forests are kept alive inside huge domes on a spacecraft called Valley Forge. The crew, led by botanist Freeman Lowell, is in charge of taking care of these ecosystems. But when they’re ordered to destroy the domes and head back to Earth, Lowell refuses. Instead, he decides to rebel and save the last parts of nature. The movie has become a favorite among fans for its deep story and how it highlights the importance of protecting the environment in a future where nature is almost gone.

7) Travelers 

The sci-fi adventure thriller spans across three seasons and revolves around operatives from the future who send their minds back in time to inhabit the bodies of people about to die. These operatives, called Travelers, take over the lives of their hosts and collaborate to prevent disasters that could ruin society in the future. The main team of Travelers has to navigate their new lives, blend in, and complete their missions without causing unexpected changes to the timeline. Throughout the series, it explores the personal and moral challenges the Travelers face, including questions about right and wrong, choice, and the effects of their actions. With an exciting storyline, great acting, and a good balance between the big picture and individual stories, the series is definitely worth watching.