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7 great sci-fi movies leaving HBO Max in July 2022

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

Warner Bros.

7. Inception

July 31

Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending heist thriller Inception showed his sci-fi chops extended beyond Batman. Its delve into dreams is as visually enthralling as it is convoluted.

Warner Bros.

6. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

July 31

With a name like that, you know it’s got to be good. Well, terribly actually, but in a fun way. Despite goofy special effects and absurd sensibilities, this B-movie’s space clowns are still terrifying to behold.

Trans World Entertainment

5. Little Shop of Horrors

July 31

Sci-fi musicals don’t come around often — maybe Little Shop of Horrors is to blame for setting the bar too high. This campy musical horror movie about killer plants is packed with great performances and fun creature design.

Warner Bros.

4. Monsters

July 31

A monster movie that keeps its gaze firmly fixed on puny humans, Gareth Edwards’ debut movie Monsters blends alien invasion tropes with solid character drama.

Vertigo Films

3. Tenet

July 31

Tenet makes Inception look straightforward. Nolan’s latest twisty time-travel thriller is both a puzzle box and a visual marvel.

Warner Bros.

2. The Omega Man

July 31

The Omega Man is a far different adaptation of the novel I Am Legend than the 2007 movie of the same name. It’s more fun than you’d expect from the end of the world, even if it’s not as interesting as the source material.

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1. Zathura: A Space Adventure

July 31

A sci-fi take on Jumani, Zathura: A Space Adventure is a fun, family-friendly sci-fi movie with a story good enough to keep older viewers entertained.

Sony Pictures