Wondering what to watch after Annihilation? The film offered a harrowing example of how Sci-Fi and horror can merge into a captivating story in a manner previously seen in films like Ridley Scott's Alien and Danny Boyle's Sunshine. Sci-Fi can work well in tapping into our primal fears when it offers the unknown, like an alien incursion, alongside the reality of true danger without succumbing to cheap "jump scares" all the time. If you sat down and watched Annihilation but want to delve into more amazing intelligent horror films and TV shows, there are plenty of options on both the small and the silver screens.
Fans of Annihilation may want to find thematically similar films and television series to watch after finishing the movie, like a good psychological horror film. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from. The Netflix series Stranger Things offers a nostalgic flair while simultaneously delving into the unknown threat of an all-too-real monster while another series on the network, Black Mirror shows us exactly what awaits us as we get closer to technological dependence in a world gone mad. If you're a fan of the film's main star, Natalie Portman, she has a plethora of work in sci-fi and other genres for you to enjoy.
From new mystery series to sci-fi thrillers, the list below has some great suggestions for fans of Annihilation. Browse the recommendations below and vote up the movies and shows you think are best.
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small television station who discovers a broadcast signal featuring extreme nightmarish situations. Layers of deception unfold as he uncovers the signal's source and loses touch with reality in a series of increasingly bizarre and also hallucinations. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Videodrome
Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in his only novel he ever wrote and his final film. Both the novel and the film are based on John C. Lilly's sensory deprivation research conducted in isolation tanks. The film was directed by Ken Russell and is also the film debut of William Hurt and Drew Barrymore. Chayevsky had his name removed as credited screenwriter, using the pseudonym Sidney Aaron, his actual first and middle name. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Altered States
Solaris is a 1972 Russian science fiction art film adaptation of Polish author Stanisław Lem's novel Solaris. The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled because the skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into separate emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station to evaluate the situation only to encounter the same mysterious phenomena as the others. The original science fiction novel is about the ultimate inadequacy of communication between humans and other species. Tarkovsky's ...more on Wikipediasee more on Solaris
Primer is a 2004 American science fiction drama film about the accidental discovery of a means of time travel. The film was written, directed, produced, edited and scored by Shane Carruth, who also stars in the main role. Primer is of note for its extremely low budget, experimental plot structure, philosophical implications, and complex technical dialogue, which Carruth, a college graduate with a degree in mathematics and a former engineer, chose not to simplify for the sake of the audience. The film collected the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, before securing a limited release in the United States, and has since gained a cult following. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Primer