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The Tomorrow War movie details

Release date: July 2 (Amazon Prime Video)
Director: Chris McKay
Starring: Chris Pratt, J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski
Run-time: 138 min
Age rating: PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A

You don't have to wait to watch The Tomorrow War online — it's finally available to stream now. Yes, folks, for all those who want a big summer blockbuster without having to leave the couch, your hopes have been answered, as Amazon Prime Video has a movie with all the fixings: Chris Pratt, aliens, time travel and family drama. What more could you want?

In The Tomorrow War, a pack of time travelers from 2051 visit us in present day Earth, because things are dire. Mankind is getting its butt kicked by aliens all over the globe. The only answer, they say, is to send civilians and soldiers from our time to join the fight in the future. 

Among those humans who enlist is family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt), who is signing up, even though he could have used deferments for teachers and veterans. Why? Because he thinks his wife would be drafted in his place were he to opt out. His goals are also tied to his family, and making sure there's a world for his young daughter Muri to grow up in.

Forester is quickly armed with a device for time-travel, which looks like a very big arm-wrap. He will also need to confront his past, though, as his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) is a part of the fight against the aliens. in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

The human forces also include a brilliant scientist played by Yvonne Strahovski, whose name has not been revealed yet. Is she one of Forester's relatives? We bet the spoilers are out there.

Here's everything you need to know about how to The Tomorrow War online. Plus, check out the trailer below:

How to watch The Tomorrow War online with a VPN

If you're stuck abroad — away from countries where The Tomorrow War is streaming — you will likely run into geo-fenced restrictions on the platforms and services you can use. But with the help of a virtual private network (VPN), you can watch all the services you already pay for, no matter where you are. 

Based on our testing, the best VPN is ExpressVPN, which is easy to use and delivers fast internet speeds, making it simple to set up for streaming in no time at all. It also works on practically any device, starting with iOS and Android and including streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV. Plus, game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 

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How to watch The Tomorrow War online

The Tomorrow War is available now having arrived on Friday, July 2 — to kick off the big holiday weekend. It's available only Amazon Prime Video, and not even in theaters.

The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War is exclusive to Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service comes with a subscription, but you can check out everything Prime has to offer with a one-month free trial. Prime Video's library includes original movies and series, like Sound of Metal, One Night in Miami, The Boys and Fleabag.

The Tomorrow War cast

The full cast of The Tomorrow War is listed below, but noteworthy highlights include Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), J. K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Betty Gilpin (GLOW). Fans of 24 and Mr. Show will also be delighted to see Mary Lynn Rajskub in this cast.

  • Chris Pratt as Dan Forester
  • Yvonne Strahovski as a scientist
  • Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Muri Forester
  • J. K. Simmons as James Forester
  • Betty Gilpin as Emmy Forester
  • Sam Richardson as Charlie
  • Edwin Hodge as Dorian
  • Jasmine Mathews as Lt. Hart
  • Keith Powers as Major Greenwood
  • Theo Von as Dixon Hart
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub as Norah
  • Seychelle Gabriel as Sergeant Diaz
  • Mike Mitchell as Cowan

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.