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