Netflix: The Absolute Best Sci-Fi Movies to Watch

When it is film night time in my home, the rallying name is at all times “LET’S WATCH A SCI-FI.” 

However which one? Properly, Netflix has a couple of in its library. A pleasant little combine of recent originals and current classics. 

Listed below are our favourites, present for February 2023. Get caught in!

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It is slightly generic when it comes to its aesthetic, however Jung_E is a captivating sci-fi flick targeted on AI and sophistication warfare. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the creator behind the acclaimed 2016 zombie flick Practice to Busan, Jung_E does not fairly hit these giddy heights, however it’s nonetheless completely value watching. 


There is a motive this Norwegian flick was glued in Netflix’s Prime 10 for some time. A ragtag group should come collectively within the mountain ranges to include a large historic troll from wreaking havoc. A stable monster film with spectacular particular results.

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This Spanish time journey gem must be in your radar. A mom discovers a connection to the previous, which she makes use of for good, however the penalties for her current are catastrophic. Mirage takes sudden routes away from the acquainted facets of this setup, making a satisfying climax with emotional oomph.

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I could be alone on this (or within the minority) however Minority Report is — for me — among the best science fiction motion pictures of the century. Past its correct and sensible universe constructing, Minority Report can also be a excessive octane thriller thriller in contrast to something we have seen earlier than or since. If you have not watched it already — you most likely have — get on it ASAP.



Earlier than Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski teamed up on Prime Gun: Maverick, there was Oblivion. 

Oblivion is an underrated, and now largely forgotten, post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick the place the whole lot is not fairly what it appears. It is bold and extremely stunning. You could have missed Oblivion on the theater, however there’s by no means been a greater time to give it an opportunity. 


The Mist is nice. A sci-fi horror film primarily based on a Stephen King story that is received some brilliantly executed horror components. Simply bear in mind, it has an ending that may suck the oxygen out of your lungs. Do not say you were not warned.


Spiderhead is the newest film from Prime Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, and likewise stars Miles Teller, who options in that very same film. 

Spiderhead is not fairly on the identical degree because the superlative Prime Gun: Maverick, however it’s nonetheless value watching. Primarily based on a dystopian quick story revealed in The New Yorker, Spiderhead takes place in a state-of-the-art jail, the place drug-induced experiments are going down with the inmates. 


The Platform is a Spanish sci-fi horror flick with a ugly excessive idea. Prisoners in a correctional facility are fed in a really distinctive manner: Of us on the prime flooring get fed a daft quantity of meals, people under get their leftovers. Chaos ensues. 

It isn’t excellent, however nonetheless effectively value watching.


I simply watched The Colony lately. It is surprisingly good!

It follows a really acquainted trope: Wealthy folks returning to Earth years after abandoning it, to discover it overrun by new, unknown threats. The Colony subverts a few of these cliches, nevertheless, and has some surprisingly highly effective issues to say concerning the methods wherein we dehumanize each other. Properly value giving an opportunity. 

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Males in Black is at the moment on Netflix. You already know this film, everybody has seen this film. It is good. You must watch it.


An Australian-made sci-fi thriller starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, I Am Mom tells the post-apocalyptic story of Daughter, a personality raised by Mom, a robotic tasked with serving to repopulate the Earth. Very tense, very unusual, superb.


The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is likely one of the smartest, most accessible children motion pictures of the previous couple of years. It is the form of film children and oldsters can watch collectively and each have a blast.

I ought to know, my children have made me watch this… eight occasions to date? Candy.


The Adam Undertaking is not an ideal film, however it’s excellent for these in search of out a straightforward look ahead to a household film night time. Ryan Reynolds does his Ryan Reynolds factor as a time-traveling pilot working along with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the longer term.

Look, it is a crowd pleaser! 

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Is that this sci-fi? I believe it is sci-fi. 

It is sci-fi. Finish of debate.

Do not Look Up is way from an ideal film. It reeks of Hollywood faux-activism and it is too lengthy and manner too on the nostril. But it surely nonetheless feels essential and likewise… fairly humorous? 

I believe no matter its flaws, Do not Look Up is a film that has had a internet optimistic on the world and it is value watching.


Apollo 10 1/2: A House Childhood (2022)

Apollo 11 1/2 is loosely primarily based on director Richard Linklater’s childhood. An animated story set across the time of the Apollo moon touchdown it stars  Glen Powell, Jack Black, Zachary Levi and Josh Wiggins and options a phenomenal animated aesthetic. 

It is a fantastically made film you’ll be able to’t afford to miss.

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