Science fiction fans know that movies are best when they have an element of surprise. While a trailer or review may draw viewers into a movie, it can also reveal major spoilers. Some films need as little introduction as possible, so the story can take an unexpected turn. The science fiction genre is filled with such films, from hidden gems to big-budget blockbusters.

The people at r/movies asked what are the best movies to watch blind? No wonder sci-fi fans have gone to great lengths to show their love for the best of the best when it comes to the topic.



10 “Matrix” (1999)

Trinity and Neo enter the building to fight in The Matrix.

Matrix was groundbreaking upon its release and coined the term “Bullet Time” (120 camera images captured in one frame by a high-speed camera and then stitched together for one iconic scene). Director Lana and Lily Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, it’s the perfect sci-fi movie for the blind.

Reddit user rxsheepxr shared his viewing experience, writing, “Went in knowing nothing but the teaser trailer and ended up coming back to watch the next screening with three friends.” Cyber/sci-fi fans might like this. It’s the perfect triple movie for a movie night, as Matrix is the first in a trilogy.

9 ‘Indestructible’ (2000)

Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (2000)

fans M. Night Shyamalan worth watching one of his early films, Invulnerable. As with any M. Knight movie, the less you know, the better. It tells the story of a man (brilliantly played Bruce Willis) who experiences something extraordinary after a traumatic accident. Of course, expect a dizzying ending. Invulnerable is the first in a trilogy, followed by movies split And Glass.

One Reddit user joined in on the conversation, saying, “I watched it around 2008. [eight] years after its release. I honestly haven’t heard of it (I’ve only [seven]) and watched it because I was watching M. Night Shyamalan’s films… I was so happy that I didn’t go looking for plot details. Watching this movie unfold was pure joy.” Another M. Night movie, Knock on the cabinconsidered one of the best horror films of 2023.

8 “Love and Monsters” (2020)

Joel sits next to a robot in Love and Monsters.
Image via Paramount Pictures

Must see for sci-fi lovers Love and monsters without knowing too much. Director michael Matthews, It’s about a young man who survived a monstrous apocalypse and goes in search of a meeting with his ex-girlfriend. Don’t worry, there are plenty of surprises along the way to keep you entertained.

User not_an_Alien_Robot said of the movie, “It’s a fun apocalyptic movie and not as predictable as you might think. It has some blood in it because of the monsters, but clearly not the level of “blood porn”. Dylan O’Brien plays the title role. and has a solid composition Jessica Henwick And Michael Rooker. IMO it’s worth a couple of hours of your time.”

7 “Coherence” (2013)

Consistency (2013) (1)

Consistency it’s one of those movies that’s way better if you don’t know the synopsis. It’s about a group of friends who are going to a dinner party the night a comet flies over their heads. Director James Ward Birkit, one great thing about this cast is that it features newcomers like Emily Baldoni and familiar faces Nicholas Brandon (Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

User rcb532 took to Reddit to add this movie to the list of the best movies to watch blindly., letter, “Consistency! Absolutely mind blowing movie. I had never heard of it, and it helped, and the friends I showed it to reacted about the same.”

6 ‘Annihilation’ (2018)

Annihilation movie poster

Transition to science fiction film Annihilation much better without preconceived notions. Natalie Portman leads this adventure film about a biologist who embarks on a perilous journey into a mysterious zone. He was put by a far-sighted Alex Garland (who also made a reality-warping film From the car),

Leo_theLurker suggested the movie on Reddit. “A wild ride awaits you,” they wrote. User anonred agreed, saying, “That should have been my suggestion. One of those movies that I really wish I could forget so I could relive it one last time over and over.” Annihilation is one of the most unique sci-fi movies you’ll ever see.

5 ‘Predestination’ (2014)


Looking for an underrated sci-fi movie that’s especially good if you’re going cold turkey? Look no further than the action movie predestination. Ethan Hawke (black phone And Sinister) takes on the role of an agent who completes a task that takes a remarkable turn.

Reddit user sirkaracho added this movie to his list of movies to dazzle, saying, “predestination. Finding out what the plot is really about is such a cool experience. In fact, when you think you’ve made it, you’re still just the tip of the iceberg.”

4 “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014)

Rita and Ron meet each other in Edge of Tomorrow.

Tom Cruise starred in several sci-fi films in the 2010s, and Edge of Tomorrow it’s even better if you have little or no information. Emily Blunt (Quiet place) is featured in this movie about soldiers fighting an alien race that exists in a time loop.

BosephusPrime wrote: “Edge of Tomorrow is my favorite role of Tom Cruise. TheReinsofFullnight agreed, saying, “Ah! I love this movie. A few years ago, my husband and I accidentally picked it up at Redbox and went blind. We were very surprised.” Be sure to add this to your list of must-sees,

3 “Upgrade” (2018)


Update this is a sci-fi movie that flew by unnoticed and worth watching without knowing the plot. He follows the man (plays Logan Marshall-Green) in the near future, who is paralyzed after a robbery that killed his wife. Director Leigh Whannell (power behind Saw And insidious franchise), this film does not disappoint.

The_Knight_Is_Dark wrote: “I was desperately looking for a good sci-fi/cyberpunk movie that I haven’t seen yet. I have seen references to this film somewhere. synopsis. What a wonderful experience. I was hooked from start to finish. What a hidden gem.”

2 ‘Arrival’

Louise Banks stands on the field looking pensive in the movie Arrival.
Image via Paramount Pictures

There are few films that leave audiences speechless. Arrival it’s one of those movies that plays much better if you know next to nothing about what’s going on. Amy Adams dazzles as a linguist recruited by the military to communicate with an alien race. Director Denis Villeneuve (who directed such sci-fi hits as Dune And Blade Runner 2049), it has to be seen to be believed.

Redditor cheesegoat wrote about the movie: “Arrival. I love watching other people watch this movie.” I couldn’t recover for several hours.”

1 ‘Start’ (2010)

Image via Warner Bros. Pictures

Christopher Nolan is a master of non-standard films that capture the imagination of the audience. It’s hard to believe that no one saw Origin for now, but perhaps there are a few lucky ones who have yet to experience the magic of this film for themselves. Leonardo DiCaprio And Marion Cotillard give excellent performances along with a fantastic ensemble cast.

This name came about when discussing films that are better when you know less. One user wrote: “Maybe ‘Inception’? It starts very interesting and mysterious. Captures your attention from the first minute. Part action and part adventure, this film will stay with you long after the credits roll.