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6 thrilling sci-fi movies leaving Netflix in July 2021

“You should have stayed dead.”

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Netflix’s departing sci-fi movies this month are an odd blend of hyper-violence, dark comedy, and bold experimentation.

Here are the 6 best sci-fi movies leaving Netflix on July 31, 2021.

6. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

This dystopian story of crime and punishment was pulled from circulation by director Stanley Kubrick over fears of copycat crimes. It’s one of the most controversial films ever, with a heavy content warning for violence and sexual assault. It’s also a dystopian classic.

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5. Hardcore Henry (2015)

Filmed with cameras strapped to stunt performers’ heads, Hardcore Henry is more interesting for its unique production than its bonkers plot involves telekinetic gang leaders and cyborg soldiers.

4. Child’s Play series (1990–2004)

Child’s Play 2–4 are leaving Netflix this month, charting the evil doll series’ evolution from straight horror to campy comedy. If you like slashers that have more laughs than scares, Chucky has you covered.

3. Jupiter Ascending (2015)

The Wachowskis’ overambitious flop is remembered for its baffling plot and Eddie Redmayne’s ASMR-esque performance. Its gorgeous visual style makes it worthwhile in terms of pure spectacle.

2. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland manages to have a lot of fun with the idea of zombies taking over the world. Action and comedy fans will both find plenty to like here.

1. Mad Max (1979)

Before Thunderdome and the Doof Warrior, Max was just a cop driven to the brink as society collapsed. Today, Mad Max looks oddly tame compared to its sequels, but its bleakness and violence made it controversial on release.

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