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15 Best Sci-fi Movies Available on Netflix

Are you searching for some exceptional Sci-fi movies to binge on Netflix this weekend? We’ve got you covered. With the streaming service’s library ever-expanding, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options — even within a given genre. That must-see choice you’re seeking is in there, somewhere, and we’d like to help you find it.

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Below is a rundown of the 15 best science fiction movies on Netflix. From action-packed reboots to thought-provoking novels adapted for the silver screen, movie fans are bound to be pleased with the selections.

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Before we hop into the list, some housekeeping: We picked a “style” ahead of time and stuck with it, we considered quality, entertainment value, and an X factor that made us want to instantly rewatch on this list.

 

Netflix: 15 Best Science Fiction Movies Available Currently – 

 

1. Inception (2010)

inception movie - best sci fi movies on netflix

  • PG -13 (2h 28m)

With the aid of “inception”—a dream-sharing technology—Mr. Cobb, a professional con artist, can enter anyone’s dreams and steal their most priceless concepts and secrets when their mental state is at its most vulnerable. Cobb is also desired because of his abilities, which have made him the face of corporate espionage. Upon observing his skills, Saito approaches him with the nearly impossible task of instilling the notion in the head of the rightful heir of a billionaire businessman, rather than stealing. Together with a few experts, Mr. Cobb must overcome insurmountable obstacles to reclaim his life in a whole new “world of dreams” while battling his demons.

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 2010-07-16

 

2. The Matrix (1999)

the matrix

  • R (2h 16m)

Thomas A. Anderson is a man who lives two separate existences. During the day, he is an ordinary computer programmer; at night, he becomes Neo, a hacker. Since Neo has always suspected that his life may not be real, however, reality transcends imagination. When Morpheus gets in touch with him, though, his life changes and he becomes subject to police attention. Morpheus is a mythical computer hacker marked as a terrorist by governing bodies who contacts Neo leading to his being hunted down by the cops. As a machine insurgent, Neo must take on the agents- super powerful computer programs committed to stopping both him and the whole human rebellion.

  • Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
  • Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 1999-03-31

3. Interstellar (2014)

INTERSTELLAR

  • PG – 13 (2h 49m)

Cooper, a former science engineer and pilot, is confined to his farming land with his son Tom and daughter Murph, somewhere in the American Midwest. Food is running out, and the people of Earth realize their days are numbered as destructive sandstorms decimate the planet’s crops. After eventually finding an N.A.S.A. base six hours from his house, Cooper is requested to embark on a risky trip inside a wormhole alongside a few other scientists due to his superior scientific aptitude and his ability to operate an airplane. Cooper has to choose between staying on Earth and risking losing his children in order to locate another planet where humans can live while the Earth deteriorates.

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 2014-11-07

4. Spider-Man:  Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Spider-Man-  Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

  • PG (2h 20m)

Once more, Miles Morales is back to save the multiverse! Miles travels across the cosmos to try and fight the Spot, a formidable opponent, once he is reunited with Gwen Stacy. He makes a lot of new spider friends. However, in light of canonical circumstances, Miguel O’Hara disapproves of Miles’ actions to save everyone. He finds himself fleeing from hundreds of other spider people together with Miguel. Will the multiverse be saved by Miles? That’s about to change.

  • Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Tho…
  • Writer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dave Callaham
  • Stars: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: 2023-06-02

5. Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man- Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

  • PG (1h 57m)

Miles Morales is finding it difficult to fit in at his new school, where he recently started. After that, he gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains abilities akin to Spider-Man. He instinctively goes to Spider-Man for guidance because he has no idea how to use or control his powers.

  • Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
  • Writer: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
  • Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
  • Release Date: 2018-12-14

6. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 - sci movies

  • R (2h 44m)

2049, Los Angeles. Now that the powerful Tyrell Corporation is under the direction of idealistic scientist Niander Wallace, the creative, bio-engineered Nexus-9 replicants appear to have blended in with society. Outdated Nexus models threaten the community as a result. Currently, the most recent generation of bounty hunters has a vital task to find and eliminate rebellious androids. Officer K of the LAPD discovers a perilous truth that is concealed from view, and the taciturn agent needs to put the pieces together to find a ghost, which is the most important piece of information in this complicated case. But will K discover the reality and the long-lost Blade Runner (1982)?

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Writer: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, Philip K. Dick
  • Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery Sci-fi
  • Release Date: 2017-10-06

7. Dune (2021)

Dune (2021) - Best sci fi movies on netflix

  • PG – 13 (2h 35m)

It is 10191. The emperor calls Duke Leto of the prestigious House Atreides to take command of the arid, desert planet Arrakis, so he and his family set off for the perilous exoplanet. The only place to find Spice, the psychedelic, is Arrakis. But when the repulsive Baron Vladimir of the evil House Harkonnen plans revenge, Paul Atreides, the duke’s bright son, finds himself caught between two worlds and afflicted with incomprehensible visions. Now the path to mythology leads deep into the desert. Can Paul reach his destiny in the far-off city of Dune, the home of the mysterious Fremen with blue eyes?

  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Writer: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth
  • Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 2021-10-22

8. Mirage (2018)

Mirage (2018)

  • TV-MA (2h 8m)

Vera battles to win back her daughter after a space-time continuum mistake causes her to rescue a boy’s life 25 years earlier but also takes her own life.

  • Director: Oriol Paulo
  • Writer: Oriol Paulo, Lara Sendim
  • Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Release Date: 2019-03-22

9. Okja (2017)  

okja movie

  • TV-MA (2h 00m)

A combination of computer effects and puppetry gives the endearing story of a girl and her enormous mutant pig in “Okja” life, giving the appearance of a non-existent creature like that of King Kong or E.T. It’s also the story of animal rights activists fighting against a company that sounds a lot like Monsanto and wants to use the pig—which is purportedly the cutest among a group of animals created by genetic scientists—as the face of a novel range of meat products. These two modes may appear to be irreconcilable. However, under the direction of the renowned South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (“Snowpiercer,” “The Host”), they come together to create a work of melancholic enchantment that is, like all excellent science fiction films, thought-provoking, humorous, tragic, and sweet at the same time.

  • Director: Bong Joon Ho
  • Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Jon Ronson
  • Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-06-28

10. Tenet (2020)

tenet movie

  • PG-13 (2h 30m)

Following a near-death encounter, the Protagonist—an unidentified CIA agent—begins his recruitment into Tenet, a covert government agency entrusted with safeguarding humankind’s survival. The protagonist, tasked with overcoming a scary futuristic technology and an impending attack, teams up with his enigmatic new colleague, Neil, and follows a thin trail of information that ultimately leads to the evil Russian magnate, Sator. But we are running out of time, and our world’s future is in jeopardy as the invisible threat’s strangling grip gets tighter and tighter. Can the approaching Armageddon be stopped by two agents operating alone?

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth …
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2020-09-03

11. The Platform (2019)

the platform movie

  • TV-MA (1h 34m)

A portion of The Hole, where food is sent down with The Platform, is where Goreng awakens. People below receive less as the privileged become egotistical and consume whatever they choose. Goreng begins formulating a plan for The Hole’s people after learning from his fellow cellmates that those below may lose their minds and turn into violent cannibalism.

  • Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
  • Writer: David Desola, Pedro Rivero
  • Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2020-03-20

12. Constantine (2015)

Constantine (2015)

  • R (2h 1m)

Det. Angela Dodson approaches John Constantine intending to use his assistance to establish that Isabel, her twin sister, did not commit suicide. Since the deceased was a devoted Catholic, Angela finds it impossible to believe she would have committed suicide. Because Constantine is known for handling the supernatural, she has sought him for assistance. As it turns out, he is a demon hunter, and his only goal here on Earth is to return demons to the netherworld. John believes that his good deeds will earn him a spot in Heaven even though he has already visited Hell and knows he will return there after he dies. He discovers that demons are attempting to enter the world while he investigates Isabel’s death.

  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Writer: Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Kevin Brodbin
  • Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
  • Release Date: 2005-02-18

13. Passengers (2016)

passengers - best science fiction movie on netflix

  • PG-13 (1h 56m)

The spacecraft Avalon is now on a 120-year mission to settle on Homestead II. The first people to live on the planet are 5,000 passengers and 258 crew members on board. They will spend almost the entire 120 years hibernating. But Jim Preston, one of the passengers, awakens from his sleep after just thirty years. He makes every effort, but he is unable to hibernate again. He accepts that he won’t make it to the finish of the journey. He considers waking up one of the female passengers out of loneliness.

  • Director: Morten Tyldum
  • Writer: Jon Spaihts
  • Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 2016-12-21

14. Jurassic World (2015)

 Jurassic World science fiction movies on netflix

  • PG-13 (2h 4m)

Following the catastrophe that plagued the island twenty-two years ago, Jurassic World has operated with remarkable success for over ten years. In an attempt to increase park attendance—which is currently seeing a drop in satisfied patrons—the park’s geneticists have once again transgressed ethical and scientific norms. convinced that the new attraction would draw in a large number of visitors, but having once again stepped over the boundary, the outcomes can be disastrous.

  • Director: Colin Trevorrow
  • Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow
  • Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 2015-06-12

15. I Am Mother (2019)

I Am Mother - netflix sci fi movie

  • TV-14 (1h 53m)

Grant Sputore directed the 2019 Australian cyberpunk thriller film I Am Mother. It was adapted from a screenplay by Michael Lloyd Green and was based on a story by both. The film, which stars Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, Luke Hawker, and Rose Byrne, is centred on Daughter, a girl raised by Mother, a robot who is assisting in the repopulation of Earth, in a post-apocalyptic bunker. On January 25, 2019, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Director: Grant Sputore
  • Writer: Michael Lloyd Green, Grant Sputore
  • Stars: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 2019-06-07

 

These films take you on amazing space explorations and introspective looks at humans and the cosmos. They help you discover a wide range of puzzles, much like an enormous library of amazing movies. They touch on themes that are universal to humans like love and thrilling adventurous spirit. And if this docket has you wanting to travel even further into the farthest reaches of the places, science fiction can take you, fire up your Netflix, grab your popcorn, and start embarking on the epic adventure that awaits.

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