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6 stunning sci-fi movies streaming for free on Amazon in May 2021

“I can’t lie to you about your chances, but you have my sympathies.”

With so many streaming sites out there, it’s easy to overlook IMDb TV’s huge library (all of which is free to watch with ads on Amazon’s website). As this month’s new movies show, it’s worth a look for fans of new and classic sci-fi.

Here are the 6 best sci-fi movies coming to IMDb TV free in May 2021.

6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

It doesn’t hold a candle to the 1951 original, but this remake’s blend of a high-minded message with genuinely creepy special effects sequences make it worth a look.

5. Hotel Artemis (2018)

The stylish and pulpy Hotel Artemis is a great movie to throw on for the sheer thrill of its action, not one you’re expecting to still be mulling over long after it ends.

4. Warm Bodies (2013)

A heartwarming zombie movie might sound like a contradiction, but Warm Bodies manages a delicate balancing act between romantic comedy and gruesome action surprisingly well.

3. Star Trek (2009)

The Star Trek reboot from J.J. Abrams makes its action set pieces work like no other movie in the franchise, even if it loses some of the spirit that made the original shows into classics in the process.

2. Snowpiercer (2013)

Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer is violent, funny, grim, smart, and convoluted. This hard-to-pin-down movie is perfect if you like your action with a dose of allegory.

1. Alien (1979)

Despite the mountains of praise that have been heaped on this sci-fi horror classic, it’s impossible to oversell Alien. This is still a movie you can watch again and again and still find new things to like each time.