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6 astonishing sci-fi movies coming to Amazon Prime in September 2021

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6. Armageddon

Sometimes, you want a sci-fi movie to tackle big issues or imagine a fantastical future. Other times, you want a big goofy spectacle about blowing up rocks, soundtracked by Aerosmith. That’s when you watch Armageddon.

5. Planet of the Apes (2001)

Tim Burton’s remake can’t hold a candle to the original, but it does feature some of makeup artist Rick Baker’s best work ever. It looks dated now, which only adds to its B-movie charm.

4. Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia manages to cram sci-fi, horror, and comedy together without making it feel messy. Instead, this is a genuinely creepy, funny story about an exterminator fighting off deadly spiders.

3. Predators

Two surprising facts about 2010’s belated Predator sequel, titled Predators: It turns Adrien Brody into an action star, and this gamble actually pays off.

2. The Descent

The Descent is tense enough when it’s just a movie about spelunking. Add in a flesh-eating new humanoid species, and you’ve got a modern horror classic on your hands.

1. The Host

Before Parasite became an Oscar-winning phenomenon, Bong Joon-ho made another masterpiece: The Host. Like Parasite, it’s smart, funny, and terrifying in ways both obvious (giant monster on the loose) and subtle (the government ignoring said monster to save face).