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6 thrilling sci-fi shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime in July 2022

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6. Europa Report

July 1

It may sound like it’s drawing genres out of a hat, but Europa Report combines sci-fi horror with found footage and, amazingly, it works. The movie follows a trip to Jupiter’s moon to investigate signs of life.

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5. Futureworld

July 1

The sequel to 1973’s Westworld is even more bizarre than the original. This time there’s human cloning, sex robots, and global conspiracies, but a tragic lack of Yul Brynner.

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4. John Dies at the End

July 1

Too much happens in the perplexing John Dies at the End to even begin to recount the plot, especially once the meat monsters, telekinesis-inducing drugs, and inappropriate doorhandle show up. Suffice to say that if you’re looking for a twisty and strange cult adventure, you’ve found it.

Magnolia Pictures
3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

July 1

Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a beloved sci-fi comedy book series that’s been notoriously difficult to adapt. The 2005 movie is one of the best attempts yet, although knowing the books is practically required.

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2. Wargames

July 1

Techno-thriller Wargames is one of the most iconic sci-fi films of the ‘80s. A cautionary tale about AI and nuclear weapons wrapped up in an exciting race against the clock, the thrills hold up even if the computing power doesn’t.

1. Paper Girls

July 29

Based on Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s graphic novel, Paper Girls is a time-traveling teen drama debuting this month. If it’s half as good as the book, it’ll be well worth tuning in.


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