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The Best Science Movies and TV Shows on TCM

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 TCM.

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1. Metropolis

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8.3/10
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88/100
Released: 1927
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. 8½

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1963
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Guido Anselmi, a film director, finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Urged by his doctors to rest, Anselmi heads for a luxurious resort, but a sorry group gathers—his producer, staff, actors, wife, mistress, and relatives—each one begging him to get on with the show. In retreat from their dependency, he fantasizes about past women and dreams of his childhood.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).