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7 stunning sci-fi movies coming to Amazon Prime in April 2022

“They’re already here! You’re next!”

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7. Armageddon

April 1

Sometimes it’s better for a movie to be fun than for it to be good. Though it’s silly and overwrought, the action-packed Armageddon is solid, brainless entertainment.

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6. Signs

April 1

An alien invasion movie that focuses on a very small set of Earthlings, Signs is extremely lowkey sci-fi. It’s an uneven movie, but one with a few creepy scenes that will stick with you.

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5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

April 1

You’re better off just reading the book, but the 2005 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy adaptation is a good introduction to Douglas Adams’ work and a solid lighthearted sci-fi comedy in its own right.

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4. The Sixth Sense

April 1

It’s easy to see why The Sixth Sense made Haley Joel Osment a star. Even if you know the famous twist, The Sixth Sense’s excellent performances and emotional story remain gripping decades after its release.

3. Unbreakable

April 1

M. Night Shyamalan’s Sixth Sense follow-up is a down-to-Earth superhero origin story. With great performances from Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, this somber take on comic book mythos is still worth watching.

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2. District 9

April 1

From South African director Neill Blomkamp, District 9 explores the horrors and consequences of apartheid through a sci-fi lens. It’s a heavy movie, but one that shows the genre’s power to illuminate reality.

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1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

April 1

Based on a novel released just two years earlier, the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers adaptation is one of the best sci-fi films of the ‘50s. Even if its metaphors for communism and McCarthyism are dated, it remains a must-see classic.

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