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7 amazing sci-fi shows and movies coming to HBO Max in August 2022

“Fire and blood.”

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7. Enemy

August 1

Enemy starts with a man trying to track down his doppelganger and gets so much weirder from there. It’s a slow burn from Denis Villeneuve before the much bigger Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, and Dune.

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6. Ex Machina

August 1

Ex Machina is a beautiful, creepy, and cautionary tale about AI and tech-bro hubris. There’s an all-time great dance scene to break the tension, but expect to be afraid of your phone for the rest of the day.

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5. Fantastic Voyage

August 1

Sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage sends a crew of miniaturized scientists into their colleague’s body to save his life. Its goofy special effects are incredibly charming, and it kicked off countless parodies and tributes you’ve probably seen.

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4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

August 1

The remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers updates an already-great sci-fi movie, as a man fights to uncover what’s changing his neighbors into something alien before it gets him too. Spoilers: It’s body snatchers.

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3. Source Code

August 1

After waking up in a new body, a soldier learns he’s part of a cutting-edge experiment to stop a terrorist by living out one of his victims’ last moments. That sounds like the darkest episode of Quantum Leap, but Source Code has a lot more to offer than just its cool premise.

2. Under the Skin

August 1

The sparse but incredibly tense Under the Skin is as disturbing as it is thought-provoking. Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien studying humanity with some... intrusive methods.

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1. House of the Dragon

August 21

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon tells the story of the Targaryen civil war, an event that still shapes Westeros when we first meet Ned Stark and Jon Snow 300 years later.

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