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The Best Sci-Fi Movies Coming to Theatres

January 21st, 2024The Best Sci-Fi Movies Coming to Theatres

Stretching back more than a century, the sci-fi genre has brought countless moviegoers to cinemas. Taking us out of our ordinary lives and transporting us to far-off and fantastical worlds or bleak dystopian versions of our planet, these movies have long left us with a sense of awe and wonder. And it’s safe to say it will be this way for the foreseeable future, especially with these highly anticipated 2024 movies.

Over the coming weeks and months, AMC Theatres will host epic sci-fi films like DUNE: PART TWO, GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and several other big-screen adventures. Let’s look at the movies we can’t wait to see.

Dune: Part Two

After spending the past few years wondering what’s next for Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) after House Harkonnen took nearly everything from him, we’ll pick back up with the exiled leader of House Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s DUNE: PART TWO. This sci-fi epic, based on the second half of Frank Herbert’s landmark novel, will follow the young exiled figure as he unites with the Fremen to enact revenge against those who have brought suffering to his family.

Advance Tickets DUNE: PART TWO opens March 1


Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Though you may think of Adam Wingard’s GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE as nothing more than a massive adventure featuring two of the most iconic movie monsters of all time, the latest addition to the MonsterVerse is very much a sci-fi epic. When Kong and Godzilla are faced with an even greater enemy than each other, they are left with no choice but to work together to prevent a new and powerful threat from destroying the world. With Titans, Hollow Earth and advanced technologies, this film checks all the boxes.

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE opens March 29


Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

For more than 50 years, the PLANET OF THE APES franchise has given audiences some of the best sci-fi movies, and Wes Ball hopes to continue that tradition when the latest film in the series opens on the big screen. Set nearly 300 years in the future, KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES follows Noa (Owen Teague), a young chimpanzee who embarks upon an epic journey to find a better path forward for both apes and humans. This will prove to be no easy task, especially under the tyrannical rule of Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand), an overly zealous leader set on enslaving humans and using their ancient technologies for his own gain.

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES opens May 10


Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA, the latest addition to George Miller’s high-octane action franchise, looks to be one of the biggest movies of the year and perhaps one of the best sci-fi films of the decade. Taking place years before the events of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, the upcoming dystopian film follows a young Imperator Furiosa (Anya Taylor-Joy) as she finds herself caught between two rival warlords while trying to make her way back home.

FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA opens May 24


A Quiet Place: Day One

Just as summer is officially starting, Michael Sanoski will unleash A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE in theatres nationwide. A spin-off prequel to John Krasinski’s popular sci-fi horror movies, this upcoming feature film will further explore the early days of the alien invasion, but not much else is known about the highly secretive project at this time. Though Krasinski, Emily Blunt and the rest of the Abbott family aren’t believed to be the focus of the movie, we will see the introduction of new characters played by Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn and Alex Wolff.

 A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE opens June 28


Borderlands

We’ve seen some great video game movies in recent years, and we could very well have another addition to that list when Eli Roth’s BORDERLANDS opens in theatres this summer. Based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, the star-studded sci-fi action movie will follow the mysterious Lillith (Cate Blanchett) as she returns to her home planet to find a missing girl. Together with a ragtag group of colorful characters played by the likes of Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Hart, the infamous outlaw will embark upon a dangerous mission on the deadly planet of Pandora.

BORDERLANDS opens August 9


Alien: Romulus

The ALIEN franchise has been considered one of the premier sci-fi properties ever since Ridley Scott introduced the world to the heroic Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the terrifying Xenomorph 45 years ago. This summer, Fede Álvarez will make his mark on the series with the release of ALIEN: ROMULUS, a new mysterious project that takes place at some point between the first and second movies. Not much is known about the movie at this point, but we will get to see the likes of Cailee Spaeny, Isabella Merced and David Jonsson go head-to-head with the deadly alien.

ALIEN ROMULUS opens August 19


These exciting sci-fi films are reason enough to visit your local AMC Theatres location but don’t forget to check out AMC Scene for all the details on even more upcoming movies set to be released this year.

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