6 Sci-Fi Movies & TV Shows To Watch Now That You’ve Seen Dune


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Dune is without a doubt one of the most exciting films to release in 2021, and it has had fans of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel.

The bad news this year is that the release of the new blockbuster adaptation has been delayed in Australia, the good news is we’ve all had a few days to see it. But the good news doesn’t end there – there are plenty of other similar movies and series to keep your excitement going now that you’ve finally seen. Dune.

Here are some great sci-fi movies and TV shows to get you started.

Dune (1984)

David Lynch’s attempt to Dune may not have garnered the favorable reviews the new movie is getting, but it’s the best thing you can do to cure your itch.

The 1984 version of Dune maybe not Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya either, but you’ll find Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart and Sting (!?) just as entertaining.

The film has built up a cult following over the years and tells the same story of Herbert’s epic novel that you’ll find in the 2021 edition, so this is the perfect film to prepare you for.

You can look Dune (1984) to Stan.


Image: Apple TV

Foundation is another new Hollywood adaptation of a classic science fiction novel.

Apple TV + takes on Isaac Asimov’s pivotal trilogy in a large-scale TV adaptation that looks just plain epic. The story follows a band of exiles on a journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization during the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Similar to Dune, Foundation features warring dynasties and an epic new world, so this is definitely another to add to your list.

You can look Foundation to Apple TV +.

Raised by wolves

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Image: HBO

Raised by wolves may have flown under your radar when it was first broadcast, but don’t let that pass you by.

The sci-fi series is an brainchild of Aaron Guzikowski and was overseen by mastermind Ridley Scott.

Wise history, Raised by wolves tells the story of two androids who are tasked with raising a group of human children after the destruction of Earth in a war between humans and machines. Add in a few cult-like religious groups and the result is original science fiction on the same epic and thought-provoking scale as the classics.

Raised by wolves is on frenzy.

Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

Image: Warner Bros.

Blade runner is another absolute classic that adapts an equally classic sci-fi novel. If you haven’t seen it yet, really what do you do?

The following, Blade Runner 2049, is also led by Dunes director, Denis Villeneuve, and this film proves that Dune was clearly in good hands.

Blade runner is available on Stan and Paramount Plus, while Blade Runner 2049 is on Netflix and frenzy.

Brave New World

Brave New World TV Show Poster
Image: Stan

It should be clear to you by now that Dune isn’t alone in the category of “classic sci-fi novels that have become screen adaptations”.

Brave New World is another and this TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s famous book is quite fascinating.

The TV series stars Harry Lloyd as Bernard Marx, who leads a perfect life in a utopian society thanks to a drug called Soma that controls emotions. When John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), a stranger from out of town, arrives, he threatens to disrupt this “perfect” world.

Brave New World is on Stan.

Star wars

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Image: 20th century fox

Another galaxy-scale sci-fi adventure that includes family heirlooms, dangerous creatures and sand dunes?

Star wars and Dune may not seem similar at first, but there’s never a bad time to check out the galaxy far, far away.

George Lucas’ space opera continues to expand into new movies, TV shows, and theme parks, thanks to its acquisition by Disney. Nothing will ever beat the original trilogy, and if you want old-school space adventure vibes, now you’ve seen Dune, Star wars is where it is.

All the Star wars the movies are on Disney +.

This article has been updated since it was first published.