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7 thrilling sci-fi movies leaving HBO Max in February 2022

“I had your job once. I was good at it.”

7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

February 28

Douglas Adams’ sprawling sci-fi book series isn’t easy to adapt, but there have been multiple attempts at it all the same. While the 2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide movie isn’t perfect, it is a lot of fun.

6. Constantine

February 28

The supernatural noir comic adaptation Constantine got mixed reviews on release, but it’s buoyed by some dazzling visuals and Keanu Reeves being his usual, extremely watchable self. If you want a heavy dose of pop theology with your action movie, Constantine delivers.

5. Event Horizon

February 28

Event Horizon sets up a compelling, creepy atmosphere in its first half before diving into nightmarish horror and gross-out special effects. It’s become a cult classic among those who like their sci-fi pitch black.

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

February 28

Godzilla: King of the Monsters isn’t the legendary kaiju’s best outing, but it packs some jaw-dropping special effects scenes that might help you overlook its uninspired plot.

3. Independence Day

February 28

Loud, fun, and spectacularly silly, Independence Day is the definition of a popcorn movie. If you need some sci-fi action to push through the dead of winter, look no further.

2. Kong: Skull Island

February 28

Kong: Skull Island pairs fantastic special effects and set pieces with a propulsive story. It may not measure up to the original King Kong, but it’s easily one of the best movies in the series.

1. Blade Runner 2049

February 25

Following up on a nearly undisputed sci-fi classic isn’t easy, but Blade Runner 2049 pulls it off. It’s just as moody as the original, with equally gorgeous special effects and more rumination on what separates “real” people from machines.

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