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The Best Science Movies on Cinemax

Finding a good Science movie 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 of all time streaming on Cinemax.

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1. Inception

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8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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92/100
Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 3 others).

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2. Back to the Future

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8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo96%
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89/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

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

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3. Blade Runner 2049

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
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83/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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

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4. The Shape of Water

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Upgrade

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo87%
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79/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. RoboCop

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
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77/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

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

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7. The Descent

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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76/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. The Hitman's Bodyguard

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6.9/10
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69/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

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

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9. Darkman

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love.

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

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10. The Day After Tomorrow

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

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

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11. Proof

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
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68/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Vanilla Sky

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6.9/10
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67/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Fantasy, Mystery

What it's about: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

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

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13. Cat People

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: After years of separation, Irina and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irina is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irina's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn into predatory jungle cats.

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

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14. Phenomenon

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6.4/10
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63/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

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

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15. Judge Dredd

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5.5/10
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61/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

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

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16. Resident Evil: Apocalypse

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6.2/10
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60/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

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

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17. Sucker Punch

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6.1/10
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59/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

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

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18. RoboCop 2

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5.8/10
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56/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

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

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19. The Fourth Kind

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5.9/10
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51/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

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

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20. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

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4.4/10
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46/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece of the action. And when Buddy gets loose, things get seriously nutty.

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

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21. Darkman II: The Return of Durant

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5.1/10
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44/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Darkman and Durant return and they hate each other as much as ever. This time, Durant has plans to take over the city's drug trade using high-tech weaponry. Darkman must step in and try to stop Durant once and for all.

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

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22. Galaxy of Terror

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5.1/10
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43/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax & Shout Factory TV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).