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8 incredible sci-fi movies leaving HBO Max in July 2021

“Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.”

HBO Max is pruning its library in July to make room for some exciting additions next month. But there’s still time to catch the departing sci-fi and horror hits before they’re gone.

Here are 8 incredible sci-fi movies leaving HBO Max in July 2021.

8. Rollerball (2002)

In this remake, the creator of the titular sci-fi extreme sport decides killing players is good for the bottom line. It’s sheer nonsense, but bad movie aficionados may enjoy the dive into early-2000s excess.

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7. AvP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Fans were clamoring for a film crossover between the Alien and Predator franchises after a comic book riffed on the idea. Schlock auteur Paul W.S. Anderson’s movie was critically panned, but a commercial success.

6. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

One of the most controversial films ever, A Clockwork Orange was taken out of circulation in Britain by its director, Stanley Kubrick. It’s a landmark work of dystopian sci-fi, but it’s tough to watch.

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5. The Book of Eli (2010)

On its release, The Book of Eli had audiences divided over its religious themes (bet you can guess what book the title refers to). Beneath that is a post-apocalyptic meditation on the need for something to live for, even in a wasteland.

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street series (1984–2010)

Not every Nightmare on Elm Street movie holds up, but even the duds in this classic horror series are at least fun to watch, mostly due to the iconic villain Freddy Krueger.

3. Troll 2 (1990)

This foundational pillar of so-bad-it’s-good movie fandom is packed with scenes so wild they’ll never leave your brain once you’ve seen them. Here’s a hint of how bizarre Troll 2 is: it’s not actually a sequel and it doesn’t feature a single troll.

2. Hellboy Animated Collection (2006–2007)

The two movies that make up the Hellboy Animated Collection aren’t as beloved as the 2004 live-action film, but they’re great for anyone who wants a version of Hellboy closer to his comic book roots.

1. The City of Lost Children (1995)

This dark, disturbing fantasy centers on a man who steals children’s dreams to prolong his own life. The bizarre story takes a back seat to a masterful visual style.