Subscription

Sci-fi Classics

Few genres stretch like science fiction, a marketplace for idle prediction, utopia, apocalypse and wonder.

This collection covers them all and serves as the embodiment of one man's belief that, "The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Read moreClose
Fantastic Planet
Fantastic Planet
Subscribe to watch

Fantastic Planet

Animation & Artists Moving Image197372 minsDirector: René Laloux

René Laloux and Roland Topor’s surreal, psychedelic sci-fi animation imagines a world in which humanoid creatures are kept as pets by a race of giants.

Scanners
Scanners
Subscribe to watch

Scanners

Horror1980103 minsSilentDirector: David Cronenberg

From singularly talented Canadian director David Cronenberg comes this sci-fi/horror classic about people with powerfully violent telepathic powers.

The Brood
The Brood
Subscribe to watch

The Brood

Horror197992 minsDirector: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s highly disturbing horror about a woman who’s able to externalise her inner torment and manifest it into a brood of killer offspring.

The Host
The Host
Subscribe to watch

The Host

Science Fiction2006115 minsDirector: Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho's barnstorming yet highly original monster movie follows an eccentric family's attempts to rescue the daughter snatched by a huge amphibious creature.

Godzilla
Godzilla
Subscribe to watch

Godzilla

Horror195492 minsDirector: Ishiro Honda

The original Godzilla - arguably the definitive monster movie - both a bold metaphor for the atomic age and a thrilling powerhouse of pioneering special effects.

The Mysterians
The Mysterians
Subscribe to watch

The Mysterians

Science Fiction195785 minsDirector: Ishiro Honda

The team behind Godzilla (1954) reunites for Toho’s first colour widescreen sci-fi, an arresting spectacle about the arrival of an alien race and their giant, destructive robot.

Metropolis
Metropolis
Subscribe to watch

Metropolis

Science Fiction1927150 minsSilentDirector: Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang’s expressionist, dystopian vision is one of the first science fiction feature films, and is arguably the most influential.

Woman in the Moon
Woman in the Moon
Subscribe to watch

Woman in the Moon

Science Fiction1929170 minsSilentDirector: Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang’s second silent sci-fi classic after Metropolis is a space exploration saga about scheming scientists searching for gold on the moon.

Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Subscribe to watch

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Horror195878 minsDirector: Edward D. Wood Jr

Notoriously dubbed one of the worst films ever made, this deranged 50s sci-fi remains a hilarious and extraordinary example of outsider cinema.

Saturn 3
Saturn 3
Subscribe to watch

Saturn 3

Science Fiction198087 minsDirector: Stanley Donen

A pair of scientists' idyllic life on Saturn's moon is ruptured by the arrival of a sinister psychopath and his murderous robot.

Millennium
Millennium
Subscribe to watch

Millennium

Science Fiction1989101 minsDirector: Michael Anderson

Flight crash investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson) discovers that time travellers from the future are visiting the present day and stealing passengers from doomed aircraft to repopulate a future, infertile human race.

Capricorn One
Capricorn One
Subscribe to watch

Capricorn One

Science Fiction1977123 minsDirector: Peter Hyams

Stunning sci-fi thriller steeped in post-Watergate paranoia, following a hoaxed mission to Mars and a trio of astronauts' desperate flight for survival, with Elliott Gould, James Brolin and O.J. Simpson.

Quatermass and the Pit
Quatermass and the Pit
Subscribe to watch

Quatermass and the Pit

Horror196794 minsDirector: Roy Ward Baker

One of Britain’s finest sci-fi films, based on Nigel Kneale’s masterful script, about the discovery of ancient alien craft beneath central London.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Subscribe to watch

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Science Fiction1961100 minsDirector: Val Guest

The BFI’s new HD remaster of the British sci-fi classic. A journalist discovers that the Earth has been knocked off its axis and is moving ever closer to the sun. Is the Earth doomed?

Rose Red
Rose Red
Subscribe to watch

Rose Red

Animation & Artists Moving Image199419 minsDirector: Simon Pummell

Simon Pummell's (Bodysong) visually ravishing sci-fi thriller exploring the future of virtual reality and the desire to transcend human limits.

Things to Come
Things to Come
Subscribe to watch

Things to Come

Science Fiction193697 minsDirector: William Cameron Menzies

H.G. Wells' chilling vision of the future, which imagines the 20th Century as a near-endless war and struggle against tyranny, remains a key milestone in British science fiction.

The Man Who Changed His Mind
The Man Who Changed His Mind
Subscribe to watch

The Man Who Changed His Mind

Horror193663 minsDirector: Robert Stevenson

Boris Karloff stars as Dr. Laurence, a scientist who has devised a way to put one person’s mind into another’s body.

Time Flies
Time Flies
Subscribe to watch

Time Flies

Comedy194488 minsDirector: Walter Forde

Fast-talking funny man Tommy Handley visits Elizabethan England - and ends up teaching Good Queen Bess con tricks - in this snappy time-travel comedy.

Kadoyng
Kadoyng
Subscribe to watch

Kadoyng

Children's197260 minsDirector: Ian Shand

It looks like the quaint village of Byway will be bulldozed to make way for a motorway – until alien outcast Kadoyng arrives from Outer Space to help.

The Glitterball
The Glitterball
Subscribe to watch

The Glitterball

Children's197756 minsDirector: Harley Cokliss

Somewhere in 1970s England, a UFO crashes in a potting shed. Inside is a strange round visitor from space: the Glitterball. How will it get home?

A Hitch in Time
A Hitch in Time
Subscribe to watch

A Hitch in Time

Children's197857 minsDirector: Jan Darnley-Smith

Two curious kids are sent back in time by an eccentric professor, played by former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.

A Trip to the Moon from Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder

More Sci-Fi films in our Free collection.

 Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder

More Sci-Fi films in our Rentals collection.