Ghost in the Machine’s digital serial killer plot feels even more ludicrous today than when it was released. But its ‘90s tech paranoia and poorly aged special effects make for a fun watch.
Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella, The Double is a dark comedy directed by The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade. In The Double, an office worker discovers he has a doppelgänger who’s doing a much better job of living his life.
Planet of the Apes is a sci-fi classic about — well, the title sort of gives it away. Based on a 1963 novel, the original film spawned a long-running series and created some of the most famous images in sci-fi film history.
The third film in the Planet of the Apes series transports two of the original’s main ape characters to modern-day (circa 1971) America. The rest of the series is also leaving HBO Max this month, but there’s a steep decline in quality outside the two entries mentioned on this list.
While we’re talking about apes — Project X is a sci-fi comedy starring Matthew Broderick and a chimpanzee. If you somehow need more information, it involves a top-secret Air Force experiment and monkeys flying airplanes.
Underwater didn’t make much of a splash, as critics were unimpressed by the movie’s slow pace and unoriginal plot. However, it’s stylish enough to be worth checking out, and Kristen Stewart is as watchable as ever.