Which are the best science fiction movies? This is a hard question. But we have the answer. We’ve compiled a list of all the best science fiction movies on Netflix.
So, in no particular order, here is our list …
Our favorite science fiction movies on Netflix
The Adam Project is not a perfect film, but it is is ideal for those looking for easy watching for a family movie night. Ryan Reynolds does his thing like Ryan Reynolds as a time travel pilot working with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.
Look, this is a pleasure for the crowd!
Blade Runner 2049 really has no right to be good. A sequel to perhaps the most beloved and revered by critics science fiction film of all time, it is wild that somehow Deni Villeneuve somehow manages to fulfill this legacy, while making one of his own. A spectacular film.
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Look, I’ll catch up with you: I hate Inception a little. I think this is a cold, pretentious film about people who are really trying to pretend to be smart.
But most people love it, so I put it on the list. Each in his own way. Please enjoy this movie!
Apollo 10 1/2: Space childhood
Apollo 11 1/2 is freely based on the childhood of director Richard Linklater. An animated tale that takes place around the time of Apollo’s moon landing, starring Glen Powell, Jack Black, Zachary Levy and Josh Wiggins and includes beautiful animated aesthetics.
This is a beautifully made film that you can’t afford to miss.
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Is this science fiction? I think it’s science fiction.
This is science fiction. End of discussion.
Don’t Look Up is far from the perfect movie. It smells of Hollywood fake activism and is too long and too nasal. But it still feels important and also … quite funny?
I think that despite its shortcomings, “Don’t Look Up” is a film that has a purely positive effect on the world and is worth watching.
Blade is iconic. It was hardly appreciated when it first came out in 1998, but this vampire superhero movie has become almost a prototype of where we are today, with Marvel movies dominating the spotlight.
This one is slippery. Worth a look.
This remake / reinterpretation of War of the World was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Cruise. In my humble opinion it is a bit underestimated! It has some really cutting-edge, well-integrated CGI and it’s just a furious pace. I like.
Gattaca is a true science fiction film as it fights real science ideas and their potential impact on the human race. This is a film about eugenics, in essence, but it also raises big questions about predestination and how we can repel determinism. Very cool, very interesting. Mandatory viewing.
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Looper is the movie that helped Ryan Johnson get the Star Wars concert, which led to my personal favorite Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.
But other than that, Looper is just science fiction. It is bold with its choice of time travel and is just an incredibly stylish film. Be careful.
I love this movie.
An often misunderstood parody of jingoism, Starship Troopers is incredibly outdated. On the surface, it’s also a really fun and easy watch. Get stuck.
The Platform is a Spanish science fiction horror film with a terribly high concept. Prisoners in a penitentiary eat in a very unique way: the people on the top floor get ridiculous amounts of food, the people downstairs get their leftovers. Chaos ensues.
It’s not perfect, but it’s still worth watching.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
Is there a more critically acclaimed science fiction film than Blade Runner? If there is, I don’t remember. Maybe the original Alien or The Thing?
Anyway, none of them are currently on Netflix, so Blade Runner probably is on you have to watch a science fiction movie in the service.
Is Okja science fiction? See, it’s long, but it’s a good movie. Just watch it though.
An Australian science fiction thriller starring Hillary Swank and Rose Byrne, I Am Mother, tells the post-apocalyptic story of a daughter, a character raised by Mother, a robot tasked with helping to repopulate the Earth. Very tense, very strange, very good.
Mitchell vs. Machines (2021)
Mitchell vs. Machines is one of the smartest and most accessible children’s films of the last few years. This is the kind of movie that kids and parents can watch together and both have fun.
I need to know, my kids have made me watch this … eight times so far? Sweet.
I recently watched The Colony. Surprisingly good!
A well-known trope follows: rich people return to Earth years after abandoning it to find it flooded with new, unknown threats. However, the colony undermines some of these clichés and can say some surprisingly powerful things about the ways we dehumanize each other. It is worth giving a chance.
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