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The sci-fi classics you need to see

The sci-fi classics you need to see

Sky Cinema is the home of extraterrestrially good sci-fi classics: how many have you seen?

Prepare to boldly go where… well, quite a few people have gone before, but there’s nothing wrong with revisiting (or discovering) a classic

Sky Cinema Sky-Fi, available on Sky Cinema on demand and on Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror/HD (CH 441/411) from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 30 September

Sky Cinema Sky-Fi is the huge home of world-conquering sci-fi this September, playing host to some of the greatest flights of science-fiction fantasy in cinematic history, from Close Encounters to Blade Runner 2049. Marvel at intergalactic battles, rampaging killer robots and insights into the nature of reality all month long. 


To help you navigate the host of stars in this epic collection of 91 films, we’ve plotted a course through the classics below.


Click or hover on the images to reveal more about these top-tier sci-fi smashers and recommendations of similar titles…

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Watch on the go

If you subscribe to Sky Cinema on Virgin TV, you can watch on the go with the Sky Cinema app on your mobile, laptop or tablet anywhere in the UK (or while temporarily in the EU) with a WiFi or broadband connection. Just download from the Apple app storeGoogle Play or the Amazon appstore and log into the app to start watching.


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