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30 Best Sci-Fi Movies in the Galaxy Streaming on Hulu

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

If you recognize that iconic line, you may be a science fiction fan and you may know every line to every Star Wars movie ever made—and for that, we salute you. However, even if you aren’t a Star Wars superfan, the best science fiction movies often do take you to a galaxy far, far away. 

Good sci-fi movies allow you to explore alien spaceships, witness mind-blowing scientific discoveries, and explore the multiverse. Prepare for takeoff, because we’ve rounded up our favorite sci-fi movies for you to stream now on Hulu. 

Is Star Wars on Hulu?

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If you’re looking for how to watch Star Wars in order, you’re in luck. With The Disney Bundle*, you can kick-off your sci-fi movie binge with one of the most popular sci-fi movies on Hulu — and probably in the universe — Star Wars! Check out the episodes you can stream now: 

For Star Wars superfans, check out Empires of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy* to learn more about the franchise and its impact on pop culture. Plus, watch out for Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new Star Wars story hitting Disney+ in June 2022!

*All titles above are available with The Disney Bundle. Access content from each service separately. © 2021 Disney and its related entities.

Best Sci-Fi Movies on Hulu


Title art for Mother/Android featuring Algee Smith and Chloë Grace Moretz

In the not-so-distant future, human-like robots are a staple in every household. They perform chores, get the mail, cook the meals, serve you drinks, and are programmed to never hurt humans—but what happens if they are no longer forced to take orders? Find out in this eerie Hulu Original movie

Watch: Mother/Android


Title art for Transcendence

What would happen if humans and artificial intelligence were able to combine forces? Just as Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is on the verge of a breakthrough, he’s shot. In order to save his life, he uploads his consciousness to a super computer—with terrifying results.

Watch: Transcendence


title art for the movie Aniara on Hulu

When earth suffers an apocalypse, the surviving inhabitants are sent to create civilization on Mars. However, when a ship is knocked off course, its passengers are forced to reevaluate their place in the universe and learn to survive on the shuttle indefinitely. 

Check out Aniara and more alien movies on Hulu. 

Watch: Aniara

The Secret Garden

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From the producers of the Harry Potter series comes The Secret Garden, a story about a young orphan girl (Dixie Egerickx) who discovers a magical garden on the grounds of her uncle’s (Colin Firth) estate. 

Watch: The Secret Garden

Thriller & Horror Sci-Fi Movies


Title art for Possessor

Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) works for a secret agency that specializes in anonymous assassinations. How do they manage that? Easy. Brain-implant technology allows her to inhabit other people’s bodies and commit murders as someone else. However, when one subject starts to fight back, she finds her own on the line.

Check out Possessor and more horror movies streaming now.

Watch: Possessor


When a group of eight violent warriors find themselves in a jungle on an alien planet, they quickly discover they’re being hunted as prey by a deadly alien race. This chapter in the Predator horror movie series tests the limits of even the toughest members of humankind. Can they defeat the aliens and make it home? 

Watch: Predators

The Osiris Child

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On a newly inhabited alien planet, a dangerous outbreak threatens to wipe out every living thing. However, Lieutenant Kane Sommerville (Kellan Lutz, from Twilight) has more to lose than his own life. This hIn defiance of orders, Lt. Somerville leaves his station to save his daughter before the virus reaches her. 

Watch: The Osiris Child


Title art for Intersect

Intersect follows a group of  university students who successfully invent a time machine and are on top of the world. That is,until they realize they’re being controlled by some unknown supernatural forces from another dimension. 

Watch: Intersect

Best Sci-Fi Shows

The First

Love a good space drama? Then you’ll love The First starring Oscar®-winning actor Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone. This near-future Hulu Original drama follows a crew of astronauts who are attempting to become the first to step foot on Mars. Watch as the crew undertakes the greatest pioneering feat in human history.

Watch: The First


Title art for Lost

When Oceanic Flight 815 crash lands onto a deserted island, its passengers must work together to figure out how to get home. The group, stranded and without resources, is faced with the difficult task of surviving and hoping to be rescued—but, things get extra interesting when supernatural forces come into play, too.  

Watch: Lost

The Orville & The Orville: New Horizons

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400 years in the future, The Orville and its crew are sent on an exploratory mission of the universe. The crew, led by Emmy-Award Winning producer Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer, spends their days exploring the universe and dealing with the all-too-familiar problems of being human.

Catch up on seasons 1 and 2 of The Orville before the popular show and its cast heads to Hulu in the upcoming Hulu Original series, The Orville: New Horizons.  

Watch: The Orville


Title art for Roswell

In Roswell, New Mexico, a group of three teenagers have a big secret—they’re not teenagers (not exactly, anyway). They’retechnically human-alien hybrids on a mission to “complete their destiny” (vague, much?) in order to save their home planet and the alien race

Watch: Roswell

Animated Sci-Fi Shows on Hulu

Rick and Morty

If you like your sci-fi with a side of adult comedy, you’ll love Rick and Morty. Follow Rick, a sociopathic scientist, who drags his grandson Morty on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. 

Watch: Rick and Morty

Planet 51

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When Chuck the astronaut (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) lands on an alien planet, he believes discovered a new world—until he meets the planet’s inhabitants. The gentle species, led by Lem (Justin Long), and Neera (Candy star Jessice Biel), are normal everyday aliens who have to learn to accept their new human friend.

Watch: Planet 51

Solar Opposites

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In the Hulu Original adult animated series Solar Opposites, a team of four aliens escape their exploding home planet and crash land on Earth, where they take up residence in a suburban home in America. Two members of the group are fascinated by human life; the other two are appalled at the rampant consumerism and pollution of America. 

Watch: Solar Opposites


Title art for Futurama

While delivering pizzas on New Year’s Eve, Philip J. Fry (Billy West) was cryogenically frozen, only to wake up 1,000 years later in an unfamiliar world. In need of a job, he begins working for the Planet Express Co. where he delivers packages throughout the universe. 

Watch: Futurama

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