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The Best Science Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

Finding a good Science movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Science movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Showtime.

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1. Hugo

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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87/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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7.6/10
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85/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Total Recall

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7.5/10
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85/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on September 29th, 2019 (PDT).

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4. Awakenings

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Re-Animator

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1985
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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6. Blade II

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6.7/10
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75/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Short Circuit

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6.7/10
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73/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Ali

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Spanish Prisoner

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7.2/10
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72/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG
Drama, Independent

What it's about: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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10. Fair Game

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. The Core

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5.5/10
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61/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world's most gifted scientists, travel into the earth's core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Upside Down

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6.4/10
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60/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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13. Mail Order Monster

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4.6/10
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60/100
Released: 2018
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: A girl seeks help and guidance from a robot monster to cope with the bullies at school and her father's new girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. Short Circuit 2

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5.7/10
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60/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Elizabeth Harvest

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5.7/10
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58/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The newly married Elizabeth arrives with her new husband, the scientist Henry, at a magnificent house. He tells her that she can do there anything she pleases, except to enter a certain closed room.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Saw 3D

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5.6/10
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58/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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17. Ultraviolet

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4.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. The Haunting

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5.0/10
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54/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG-13
Horror, Fantasy

What it's about: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – and they soon see the true nature of its horror.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. They Remain

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4.2/10
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50/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Two scientists investigate the root of environmental changes and strange animal behavior at a remote site where a cult committed atrocities. The isolated location, the unraveling of their relationship, and the biome itself begin to lead them down a path of doom where primeval forces threaten to consume them. An adaptation of Laird Barron's short story "–30–".

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. An Invisible Sign

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5.4/10
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42/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. Jurassic School

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2.8/10
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29/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Nerdy middle schooler Tommy is forced take care of a baby dinosaur after his cloned science fair project hatches early. He quickly begins to think of the creature not only as a pet, but also as a friend. But when the dino escapes on the day of the fair, Tommy must figure out a way to get the creature back before greedy grown-ups get to the dinosaur first.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Showtime & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).