Blending two genres can always give some wonderful treats. Here is such a mix of two popular genres- romance and science fiction. Watch these romantic sci-fi movies streaming on your OTT services.
Featuring the grand cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Micheal Sheen, this 2016 movie is a brilliant blend of romance and sci-fi elements. Fans of Chris Pratt might dislike some of his scenes in the movie. However, the romance between Lawrence and Pratt is something worth watching and perfect in so many ways. It is one of the many elements that make this original movie unique.
Time After Time
Time travel is one of the most over-used subgenres in the science fiction category of films. By now, you might have already seen many movies and shows that explore this theme. However, Time After Time takes the genre tropes to a whole new level. Normally, in time travel movies, it is normal to see some cameos from famous historical figures. This movie brings these characters to the center of the stage. The infamous science fiction writer HG Wells plays the main character who travels in time to capture Jack the Ripper. However, the mission takes a different track when he falls in love with a woman. Now, Wells must protect his love while fighting against the ripper.
Never Let Me Go
Despite being the most recent British-American film to make this list, you might not expect this novel-inspired film to be here. Although there are numerous sci-fi elements in the movie, it has very little romance to make it eligible for this list. However, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, and Carey Mulligan all give incredible performances in the movie, making it a perfect fit for the list. The movie can be heartbreaking, but it’s well worth watching.
The Space Between Us
Eventually, humanity will be able to live on Mars due to advancements in technology. Having fallen in love with a girl from Earth, he travels there to meet her. During his first trip to Earth, the first human born on Mars goes to meet his love interest. It shows a young love that begins millions of miles apart, with the very current theme of finding love on the Internet. Gardner Elliot must grapple with Earth’s and humans’ true nature as he falls in love for the first time. During this adventure, which also threatens his life, he will need to transform his idealized view of the world.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, we see the bitter side of love. The story is non-linear in scope, which means that the origins of the romance are not tied to the beginning of the film. When a relationship doesn’t work out, both protagonists are willing to love each other completely. There is a way for this couple to meet, separate, then reunite. While it appears to be a sad premise, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind offers its audience the chance to appreciate the good times until they fade. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, we discover a melancholy, bitter and sincere reality that is also beautiful and romantic, where love is more than it seems.
All her life, Helena has believed that she is on a survival mission to reach a promised planet in space. As she begins to fall for the engineer who helps repair her spaceship, she learns she’s actually been there for a scientific experiment and is in a bunker on Earth. The moral dilemma the characters face is between populating a new planet and living on an exhausted one. In this film, Orbiter 9 looks at the moral role of experimentation as well as the reality of their plight.
Womb does not fit into your definitions of romantic science fiction for many reasons. It is undoubtedly different from every other movie on the list and the romance in it is definitely what you are used to. It’s strange! The main heroine is played by none other than Eva Green. She clones her dead lover and from there, things start to get a lot complicated. The film probably is the least known movie on the list. However, it is worth watching.
The One I Love
The One I Love may look like an ordinary, traditional romantic drama. However, it is more than what you see at the first sight. In order to save their marriage, Ethan and Sophie decide to go on vacation together. What starts off as a romantic and fun escape from their troubling marriage, turns out to be something surreal and unexpected. With doppelgangers and mistaken identities, this sci-fi movie will surely give you the creeps too.
Seeking a Friend For the End of the World
Apocalypse movies are always fun to watch. Add romance to the mixture and you will surely get an unforgettable combo. Starring everyone’s favorite Steve Carell in the leading role, the movie is about a man who is alone after his wife leaves him when she hears about the world coming to an end. As he goes on a road trip, he comes across his high school sweetheart. Now, he is out to gain her love before the world ends.
If you don’t know Sliding Doors, then you are not a true movie buff. This one is a classic for many reasons. Gwyneth Paltrow plays the role of a London publicist Helen who experiences two parallel realities based on whether she does or does not catch the train back to her apartment. The story is filled with many exciting elements including romance, love entanglements, trust, friendship, and more.