Top 10 Must-Watch Sci-Fi Movies On Disney+

Disney+ is certainly one of the most exciting streaming services out there. With a massive catalog of movies, Disney has also produced many epics of its own.

Being the home of Disney, Marvel, and national geographic, Disney Plus certainly has a lot to offer. Disney also owns Lucasfilm, thus all the star wars movies are also available on their streaming service.

But what about us Sci-Fi movie freaks?

Science fiction aka Sci-Fi or SF is a genre that is a fusion of concepts like future tech and mind-bending science such as parallel universes, time-space paradoxes, aliens, and immortality.

A fun fact is that many of the earlier sci-fi movies were able to predict how the future tech might look like.

Movies like blade runner, 2001: A space odyssey have all been so forward for their time that it almost feels like a miracle that they even existed at a time when technology was just trying to catch up,

These qualities of science fiction movies make them a quintessential part of our culture. Disney+ has its fair share of Sci-Fi classics out there, but many of them might not be your cup of tea.

Here is our list of some of the best Sci-Fi movies that you can enjoy on Disney+.

Wall-E  

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Being one of Pixar’s most priced possession, Wall-E is a sci-fi masterpiece.

Don’t get fooled by the verdict that it’s an animated movie.

Wall-E delivers a fantastic journey across a dystopian future that will keep you on the edge till the end. 

It’s an emotional story about an adorable robot that is struggling to find its purpose.

Wall-E (Waste Allocation Loader Lifter Earth Class) is the last robot of its generation.

He is strangled in a post-apocalyptic Earth and spends his time doing his duty of cleaning pieces of garbage. 

Well, that’s before he meets a futuristic probe named EVE.

The journey that they go on together is more than just amusing, it’s awe-inspiring. 

This movie is sure to make you question a lot of things that we take for granted.

If you want to watch a meaningful Sci-Fi film then Wall-E needs to be on your list.

Iron Man 3 

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The last solo adventure of everyone’s beloved superhero Tony Stark aka Iron Man is a sight to behold.

Robert Downey jr once again brings his best to the screen and the villain of this movie is none other than “The Mandarin” or is it?

This gem of a movie is yet another one of marvels-priced possession. 

After the not so well received reception of iron man 2, Jon Favreau aka Happy was replaced as the director, and to take the mantle came no other than Shane Black.

The biggest strength of Ironman 3 is that it’s basically a Shane Black film.

Every scene is brimming with excellent cinematography, and the humor hits you almost every time.

The Christmas atmosphere and a pinch of detective story make up for a compelling watch.

And the 3rd act of the movie is just insane.

Suits of armor flying around everywhere, chaos and destruction seem to fill in every frame of the last act.

This time Pepper Potts portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow also gets the chance to show off.

Tony stark is on a personal quest to get revenge on the guy that destroyed his world and his luxury Miami beach house.

This journey will test what he is made of. You guessed it right!

The Black Hole 

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Directed by Gary Nelson, The black hole is a thrill-inducing science fiction movie.

It is slightly different from other movies in this list because of the way it chooses to tell its story.

In the midst of a deep space mission revolving around a black hole, the protagonist finds other characters with strange motivations.

This movie has a very eerie and mysterious feel to it.

Although the special effects haven’t aged well, there is still a lot to be enjoyed in this 1 hour 38 minutes long movie.

Concepts like the collision of space and time are well explored and it’s filled with mad scientists.

What ensues is a mysterious sci-fi story filled with introspection and strange symbolism.

X-Men Days Of Future Past  

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X-Men Days Of Future Past is an action-packed sci-fi movie and the title of this movie more than justifies its futuristic nature.

This movie explores the concept of time travel and its consequences.

Mix it in a couple of mutants, and you have a cult classic.

Wolverine (played by none other than Hugh Jackman) travels back in time to prevent a mishap caused by mystique.

Mystique is destined to assassinate Bolivar Trask and his death eventually leads to the creation of sentinels.

These sentinels are no joke. They can absorb the mutant’s power and use it against them.

This eventually leads to the complete and utter destruction of the mutants and also leaves the earth destroyed.

The key to stopping this event is Mystique (played by the extremely talented and beautiful Jennifer Lawrence).

Will Wolverine be able to successfully change the future by going back to the past?

What will be the consequences of this for the X-Men?

X-Men Days Of Future Past serve as a sequel to X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand.

The obvious thing working for this movie is its cast and the plot.

Filled with twisted concepts, this movie delivers an exciting story that changes the complete timeline of X-Men movies.

Captain America: Civil War 

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Well, civil war literally means war amongst allies.

In this epic, we find ourselves in an all-out fight between Team Iron Man and Team Captain America.

The first part of the movie acts as a sequel to the winter soldier and follows Bucky Barnes aka the winter soldier.

Steve must find a way to save his old friend from false accusations and he is here to do just that.

The movie slowly explores the differences between the ideologies of our two original avengers.

Iron Man is all up for making the Avengers follow government orders because he is guilt-ridden.

On the other hand, Captain America thinks it’s a bad decision, and voila we have a civil war.

Many people call this movie Avengers 2.5, and it does feel like that in the last act.

Yet it manages to act as a direct sequel to Captain America: the winter soldier.

All in all, it’s way better than avengers age of Ultron, and many fans consider this to be a true sequel to the First Avenger movie, and for good reasons.

This movie has the action, and the drama and has light sci-fi elements like enhanced strength, cybernetics, and science weapons created by Hydra but they do not bog down the emotional punch that this movie delivers.

Avatar  

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Directed by the one and only James Cameron, Avatar is not just a movie. It’s an experience. 

If you have seen this movie on the big screen, you know what I mean.

Notorious for developing new techniques of filming, James Cameron filmed this movie using a modified 3-D fusion camera System.

Unlike those other movies that are made using standard cameras and then transferred to 3D, Avatar is shot completely in 3-D.

If you missed it when it was released, then you can now enjoy it at your home on Disney Plus.

With its sequel “Avatar: The Way Of Water” coming to big screens soon, it is the perfect time to watch this epic masterpiece.

This movie revolves around the topic of extraterrestrial life. The Na’vi (an extraterrestrial life form) live in their beautiful world of Pandora.

These beings look a bit like humans but are blue in color and very different in biology.

They are a highly evolved species, but they live in a primitive manner.

Our protagonist Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) finds himself in a crisis when he is given the orders to explore the wild terrains of Pandora.

Explore the world of Pandora with an ex-marine who is paralyzed but can now walk freely due to a special technology that allows linking the human mind with a Na’vi.

John Carter 

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John Carter is a well-crafted story about a civil war veteran who mysteriously finds himself waking up on the surface of Mars. Hooked yet?

Well, this movie is a sci-fi gem, but sadly a lot of people don’t know about it.

It has an intriguing premise and the VFX are also better than many movies released in the same year.

Due to Mars’s lower gravity, john carter is much stronger than an average Martian and is able to take them down with ease.

The plot is certainly incomprehensible at times, but it has all the little things that you want from a sci-fi movie like planetary travel, extraterrestrial beings, mystical objects, and a compelling hero.

All in all, it’s a great light-hearted flick to watch while you are chilling with your friends.

Avengers Endgame

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Who doesn’t know about the powerful group of superheroes famously called The Avengers?

Well, this is what it has all been building up to.

Since the inception of the Marvel cinematic universe in 2008, Kevin Feige and the team have been building up a vast universe of superheroes and supervillains.

All leading up to this main event.The OG Avengers final battle with the one and only Thanos.

Praised by fans as one of the best comic book movies ever made, Avengers Endgame totally destroyed the box office on its opening weekend.

After the jaw-dropping events of infinity war, iron man finds himself stuck in space with no food or water.

Half the life in the universe has been turned to dust by the snap, and we find Captain America, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and Thor figuring out a way to solve this crisis but Thanos is nowhere to be found.

Until the arrival of captain marvel, who was teased at the end credits of infinity war when nick fury pages her before turning to dust.

She helps in bringing tony stark back with the guardians of the galaxy’s ship.

Now the avengers are ready to take down the mad titan but wait?

Did he destroy the stones?

What now?

Watch this epic story unfold in unimaginable ways as our heroes try to level their losses.

Since it is the closing chapter of the long-running infinity saga, we know there are going to be some tragic consequences for our heroes.

This movie with its humongous run time of 3 hours and 2 minutes delivers on all the promises.

We see some great callbacks to past marvel projects and there is a time travel twist involved, which creates some great humor and tragic events.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 

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Star Wars fans love this movie. Ask them, and they will tell you that the empire strikes back is a profound experience. And for good reasons!

Being the sequel to star wars, it has a huge expectation to live up to and boy does it deliver. It is the 5th chronological installment of the Skywalker saga.

Dark Vader is ready to turn Luke Skywalker into the dark side, and Yoda is training Luke to become a Jedi Knight to ward off evil.

Director Irvin Kershner crafts a movie that reaches new emotional heights for the star wars fandom and the movie’s darker tone compliments the theme completely.

Light sabers, Blaster rifles, pulse rifles and so much more to look out for. The Empire Strikes Back is a character study that demands your attention.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 

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An MCU Classic, starring Chris Pratt as the Star-lord and his band of crazy yet adorable misfits.

This movie is a masterpiece; nothing less can be expected from a legendary director like James Gunn. 

From starting till the end, this is a James Gunn movie, and he makes his presence felt through the little things he does such as incorporating soundtracks from the 1960s and 70s.

The humor, the cinematography, the sound design, it’s all just perfect.

All of this makes up for an extremely entertaining watch.

Each character is well-fleshed out and is given the time to shine.

From the talking tree (Groot played by Vin Diesel) to Drax, everyone is having a blast in this film.

The characters in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics were not that popular but still, James Gunn managed to make them gain massive appeal amongst MCU fans, and that’s no ordinary feet.

The story catches up when Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself in trouble after he steals an orb. 

Well, this is no ordinary orb, and they realize it soon enough when Ronan the accuser wants their blood.

Now, quill must rally along with his group of misfits to save the galaxy from imminent danger.

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