Sci-fi is one of the most enduring and beloved genres out there thanks to its ability to blend seamlessly with any other genre. Each year sees incredibly inventive science fiction movies hitting screens, from daring indies to big blockbusters. 2024 is no different, with a plethora of sci-fi and sci-fi adjacent movies coming to theaters to satisfy even the most picky sci-fi fan.

Here are the biggest sci-fi movies hitting theaters in 2024.


Release Date: Friday, January 19

Official Synopsis: When a world war event occurs on Earth, America and Russia, both nations secretly contact their astronauts aboard the ISS and give them instructions to take control of the station by any means necessary.

Dune: Part Two

Release Date: Friday, March 1

Official Synopsis: A boy becomes the Messiah of nomads on a desert planet that has giant worms that protect a commodity called Spice. Spice changes people into travelers, mystics and madmen. What price will he pay to become the new ruler of their universe?

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Release Date: Friday, March 22

Official Synopsis: In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Godzilla x Kong

Release Date: Friday, April 12

Official Synopsis: Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island’s mysteries.


Release Date: Friday, May 24

Official Synopsis: The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before she teamed up with Mad Max in ‘Fury Road’

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: Friday, May 24

Official Synopsis: Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

A Quiet Place: Day One

Release Date: Friday, June 28

This is one of the more interesting horror movies on the list considering the fact it’s not just a prequel movie, but a spinoff prequel. We don’t know much about it other than that it’s set on the day the aliens invade earth, but what we do know is that it has a hell of a cast that includes Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou.


Release Date: Friday, August 9

Borderlands 3 (Courtesy: Gearbox Studios)

Official Synopsis: A feature film based on the popular video game set on the abandoned fictional planet of Pandora where people search for a mysterious relic.

Alien: Romulus

Release Date: Friday, August 16

Official Synopsis: Young people from a distant world must face the most terrifying life form in the universe.

Transformers One

Release Date: Friday, September 13

It feels like this should have happened before, but Transformers One is the first feature-length animated movie hitting theaters from the Transformers franchise. It’s set before the live-action movies and will explore the early years of Optimus Prime and Megatron on their planet, Cybertron, as well as the war that destroyed their home. The voice cast is piled with stars, including Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Jon Hamm, Laurence Fishburne, and Keegan-Michael Key.

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