Best known for fantasy and adventure superhero movies, Disney+ Hotstar has a very good collection of sci-fi movies and shows. We have compiled the best.
When creative speculations about futuristic technology meet brilliant storytelling we get a mindblowing product of literature known as sci-fi. Science fiction had its beginnings in ancient times when the line between myth and fact was blurred.
In the cinematic world, we have seen attempts a lot of attempts to depict some of the major of sci-fi-like time travel, superhero fantasies, extraterritorial beings, alien invasions etc. Few of them have been successful in this attempt and have made a huge impact on the viewers.
Therefore, if you are a sci-fi geek and just don’t seem to get enough of it, then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is a compilation of the best Sci-fi tv shows and movies to binge on Disney+ Hotstar:
The West World
Westworld is an exclusive theme park where those who can afford a ticket can live without limits. Partners Arnold Weber and Robert Ford created lifelike robots that pass for humans called hosts. The hosts allow guests to live out their fantasies (without harming humans) in the park. In a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, Westworld, the visitors interact with automatons. However, all hell breaks loose when the automatons begin malfunctioning.
Director: Jonathan Nolan
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson
IMDb rating: 8.7
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
A seven-season long show based on a thirty year-long war fought between the Galactic Republic and The Confederacy of Independent Systems. The colossal Army of Republic led by Yoda fight against the Separatist Droid Army. To prevent thousands of planetary systems from seceding from the Galactic Republic The separatists could do anything.
Director: Dave Filoni
Cast: George Lucas, Genndy Tartakovsky, Paul Rudish
IMDb rating: 8.2
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another fighter has emerged in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. Therefore, the series depicts a lone hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Director: Byrce Dallas, Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Taika Waititi
IMDb ratings: 8.7
Albert Lewis, a scientist, sets out to the Himalayas with his son and few colleagues for astronomical research. Things turn haywire when he meets Eva, a young woman, and brings her home.
Director: Janus Mohammed Majeed
Cast: Wamiqa Gabbi, Prithviraj Sukumaran
IMDb rating: 7
FAQ About Time Travel
After getting fired from a job at an amusement park, sci-fi geek Ray goes to the bar with his friends, fellow geek Toby and die-hard pessimist Pete. Bored of friend’s endless sci-fi-related chatter so Pete heads to the bathroom where he witnesses a strange rift in time and a terrifying vision of the future that sents chills down his spine.
Director: Gareth Carrivick
Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Anna Faris, Meredith MacNeill
IMDb rating: 7.1
A group of astronauts complete their voyage to Mars and start their journey back to earth. While taking off from Mars they leave behind a fellow astronaut assuming he might be dead in a fierce storm. Now that the astronaut is left with no supplies, he has to use his wit and courage to survive on the hostile planet. While on Earth team NASA is working day and night to bring him back.
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Naomi Scott
IMDb rating: 8
Guardians of the Galaxy
After discovering an enigmatic asteroid in another part of the galaxy, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the genocidal villain Ronan. He is being hunted across the galaxy. however, he meets a group of powerful but complete misfits. Quill somehow unites them to form the “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana
IMDb rating: 8
The show is about a scientist called ‘The Doctor’ and his time-travelling adventures. He travels across time and space in the Universe with his loyal companions in his time-shifting ship named TARDIS. The Doctor faces many threats across many generations in the form of aliens and villains. In other words, this is a complete package for sci-fi enthusiasts.
Director: Euros Lyn
Cast: David Tennant, Matt Smith, Jodie Whittaker
IMDb rating: 8.6
Set in a parallel history where masked vigilantes who were once considered heroes are now treated as outlaws by government. The show covers aspects from vigilantism to white supremacist terror groups. Therefore, the clash between the police and the so-called ‘vigilantes’ starts. Some band together to start a revolt while others aim to stop it before it yields chaos.
Director: Branden Jacobs Jenkins, Damon Lindelof
Cast: Regina King, Yahya Abdul‑Mateen II, Jeremy Irons
IMDb rating: 7.9
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
30 years ago the Empire was defeated but now a new threat arises as the first order has risen from the ashes of the Empire. A scavenger called Rey has come into contact with a droid that contains a map to the great Luke Skywalker, who has vanished. Rey and an evil stormtrooper called Finn find themselves in a conflict between good and evil, that will see faces both old and new.
Director: J.J Abrams
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Thomas Brodie‑Sangster, John Boyega
IMDb Rating: 7.9
The Avengers (complete movies series)
When it comes to sci-fi it is impossible to not talk about The Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Avengers is a four movies series the ultimate army of Superheroes fight the deadliest villains to save the world. Each superhero has a unique and intriguing power due to which they have gained many die-hard fans. We get to see some of the engaging battles in the sci-fi universe.
Director: Joss Whedon, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert DowneyJr, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
IMDb ratings: 8.1 (average)
This is a thriller story about how police work, struggle and fight to catch the real criminals. In the film, Sundeep Kishan plays the role of an honest police officer who is trying to solve the crimes of his own city. while fighting with the system. There is a strange pattern in his killings which gives this movie a sci-fi aspect.
Director: C.V. Kumar
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi
IMDb rating: 7.3
After being kidnapped by a powerful terrorist organization, rich industrialist Tony Stark narrowly escapes using an iron suit he crafted from scrap metal and spare parts. Upon returning home, Thereafter, he devotes all of his time and resources to perfecting the iron man suit and using it to fight evil. Considered to be the best movie in the Iron Man series by many also being the first.
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Robert DowneyJr, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow
IMDb rating: 7.9
Captain America: Civil War
A possible cure for superheroes deeply divides courageous Captain America and arrogant Tony Stark. Various Superheroes divide themselves into Team Captain America and Team Stark. Black Widow and Hawkeye must choose sides. Plus, Bucky Barnes is possibly behind the murder of King T’Chaka, a member of one of the groups, therefore, T’Challa his son plans to kill him.
Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey jr, Scarlett Johansson
IMDb Rating: 7.8
In conclusion, Hotstar as a platform has got some great quality content in the sci-fi genre. Apart from these shows and movies, there are a lot of other MCU movies and animated shows available on the platform which can also be a good option to binge.
The future looks very bright in this genre so let us look forward to more such movies and shows to be aired.