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7 magnificent sci-fi movies coming to HBO Max in June 2021

“We must not allow a mine shaft gap!”

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HBO Max’s new sci-fi movies for June 2021 are an eclectic mix of classic comedies, forgotten thrillers, and recent hits.

Here are 7 fantastic sci-fi movies coming to HBO Max in June 2021.

7. The Manhattan Project (1986)

Despite being a box office bomb, this forgotten thriller about a high school student who steals a nuclear weapon is exciting and funny — and even got a perfect rating from Roger Ebert.

6. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Extremely loosely based on a real pair of paranormal investigators, The Conjuring 2 sends the couple to England for another spooky ghost story.

5. Doctor Sleep (2019)

Set and released decades after The Shining, this sequel trades the creeping horror of the original for an exploration of what Danny Torrance’s power really is.

4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Aside from being maybe the best sci-fi comedies ever, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books were long thought to be unadaptable. The 2005 movie isn’t perfect, but it’s still a good time.

3. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Hitting HBO Max on release day, the newest adventure for the ghost-hunting Warrens has them investigating a murderer who claims to be possessed by a demon.

2. Shazam! (2019)

Most of DC’s movies veer toward the grim and gritty, but one of its best goes in the exact opposite direction. Shazam! is a lighthearted but touching superhero story with a sequel in the works.

1. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

In thIS depressingly plausible alternate history, machismo and miscommunication lead to the funniest end of the world in movie history.

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