The ASAP Awards

A celebration of the best sci-fi movies streaming right now. Recommended and written by Inverse readers. Updated daily from March 22-31.

And the winner is...

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You need to watch the most influential sci-fi movie ever on HBO Max ASAP

BySubrina Wood

A movie still more than capable of making viewers say “whoa.”

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You need to watch the most disorienting time travel movie for free online ASAP

ByCraig Morris

A humanizing and disorienting time travel adventure, this classic redefines what it means to be a hero.

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You need to watch the most innovative sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP

ByPol Blasi

It’s a classic for a reason, people.

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You need to watch the most original time travel movie on Netflix ASAP

BySubrina Wood

Smart time travel with a sharp message, this sci-fi flick is worth watching and ruminating on.

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You need to watch the most epic sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

ByAlex Nguyen

A long overdue conclusion is also a deeply satisfying one.

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You need to watch the most important sci-fi thriller of the century ASAP

ByLuke Naoumovitch

Political but not preachy, this over the top action sci-fi will shock and stimulate you.

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You need to watch the most surreal sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP

ByJake McMichael

Thoughtful and beautifully animated, this ‘70s curio is well worth the trip.

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You need to watch Christopher Nolan’s most important sci-fi movie on Paramount+ ASAP

ByAnshul Kumaria

Only getting more relevant as it ages, Nolan’s meditation on climate, science, and love is worth your time.

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You need to watch the best time-travel thriller on Netflix ASAP

ByDanny Souza

A time-travel movie that works because it tells you to ignore the technicalities and focus on its beating heart.

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You need to watch the most pivotal sci-fi movie on HBO Max ASAP

ByStewart Wainfor

Endlessly debated, imitated, referenced, and parodied, few films have left a mark like this Kubrick classic.

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30 Years Ago, Edward Furlong Squared Off Against Another CGI Villain

ByJon O'Brien

It’s no Terminator 2, but Furlong’s lesser-known sci-fi contains some entertaining scares.

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Denzel Washington's Wild Revenge Thriller Still Holds Up For One Crucial Reason

ByPaul Moore

Man on Fire scribe Brian Helgeland reflects on writing the Denzel Washington classic and reveals new details about his A Knight’s Tale sequel and the Game of Thrones spinoff he wrote that fans may never see.

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'The Jinx Part Two' Recaptures the Original Documentary’s Strange, Dark Charm

ByDais Johnston

Robert Durst’s unsettling tale finally ends.

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A24's Most Off-Kilter Thriller Was Damnably Ahead of Its Time

ByAlex Welch

Beware the Dog Killer.

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ByDais Johnston

Baby Reindeer is about neither babies nor reindeer.

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Lily Gladstone is the Saving Grace of Hulu’s Chilling New True-Crime Series

ByHoai-Tran Bui

The Oscar-nominated actress elevates a familiar true-crime story.

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Time Has Only Been Kind to Quentin Tarantino’s Stylish, Surprisingly Moving Sequel

ByAlex Welch

Kill Bill Vol. 2 was not the follow-up fans expected. But 20 years later, it has aged gracefully.

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An Indie Studio Just Dropped the Best Sci-Fi Anthology You Haven’t Seen For Free

ByRyan Britt

A Thousand Suns packs dark, emotional punches.

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4 Years Later, a Propulsive Tech Thriller Just Got a Surprising Second Life

ByLyvie Scott

Artificial intelligence is an unstoppable force in Veena Sud’s The Stranger.

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How a Forgotten Sci-Fi Movie Beat Brendan Fraser to the Punch

ByJon O'Brien

Hijinks certainly did not ensue.