Netflix has leveled up its stock of sci-fi movies and TV shows. In the midst of a global pandemic, more people are enjoying Netflix while studying and working from home. Netflix is the best place to be for anyone who wants to enjoy a variety of movies and TV shows on the go!
If you love watching sci-fi films, you should check out these top 11 movies like Shutter Island Island, or you can just scroll through our favorite sci-fi picks to binge-watch this week. Thanks to Netflix for adding these to its sci-fi category and satisfying our cravings for exciting movies and TV shows.
If you are someone who likes to be exposed to plots and stories that take you on a roller coaster ride, here are some of our recommendations.
It is in the middle of an apocalyptic pandemic that suddenly newborns are not complete humans. They are half animal and half-humans, something like a hybrid. One of them is Gus or Sweet Tooth, played by Christian Convery. Right from his birth, everything changes, and a series of life-changing events take place. Based on the DC comic series, Sweet Tooth features a fantastic performance of the characters as well as an exciting storyline that keeps the audience hooked from the first glance. It is a heart a touching, exciting, and adventure-filled story that keeps you wanting for more.
This drama is based on the DC comic, and it follows the story of a family that has superpowers and is able to live longer than usual. They have the strength and superpowers which make them unique. After a hundred years, the children of this family must carry on the legacy and fight the good fight. This drama is not only original but a creative one with exciting themes and features some great actors as well as new talent.
Love, Death & Robots
In this series, a short story format has been used. It means that you don’t know where the story is taking you. Each episode of this sci-fi series is of six to eighteen minutes and is rich in visuals along with mind-blowing spectacles. Every episode is created by a different team and spans over various countries across the globe but is joined with three words inspiration; Love, Death, & Robots.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
This classic sci-fi is something worth watching. Netflix features the original series with McCoy, Spock, and Kirk; The Next Generation has a special spot in fans’ hearts. This show will keep you hooked till the end, featuring seven seasons of Picard and the rest of the crew discovering the final frontier.
Altered Carbon is a must-watch for sci-fi lovers if they are looking for a fresh story. The story sets in the future, where they digitize and store consciousness. This enables humans to live even after their physical bodies have died, allowing them to be immortal to some extent.
A century after a nuclear war destroyed the earth, there are humans still alive in an orbiting space station. However, due to some circumstances, the space station is falling; now, about a hundred teen residents have to be sent back to the plant in order to see if life can be made there. It is a teen drama that uniquely meets Lord of Flies with an amazing cast and exciting storyline.
Umbrella Academy is an original Netflix series of the sci-fi genre. The plot features a family of child heroes who are in their thirties and has grown apart. However, when their father (adoptive father) names Sir Reginald Hargreeves, passes away, they realize it is time to reunite and play their part in saving the world.
This sci-fi series features a small town where spooky things begin to happen out of the blue. One day a high school student goes missing town’s people begin to panic, having no solution to put an end to their misery. In the midst of everything, a mute girl comes to the town. A group of young and studious boys protects her, and soon they find out she has unique powers. Now they must find a way to fight off the evil force cursing their town.
If you are looking for action meshed with romance, Stardust satisfies your cravings. The story follows a young man Tristan Thorn played by Charlie Cox, who lives in the countryside and his residence is near to a mysterious magical land. After he professes love for a beautiful lady of the village, he embarks on a journey to that magical land in order to bring for her a fallen star. Soon he finds out that the star is not just a piece of rock, and from there, things get complicated.
The Character of Hilary Swank leads a multinational crew of astronauts, leaving her family in an emergency, taking on a mission to go to Mars with her team. This is definitely not your type of series if you are not looking for a futuristic epic and imaginative show. This series sets in the near future, when traveling in space appears to be a possible thing. It shows you the real deal about how it feels like to be away from your loved ones, isolated in space among stars.
The Magicians (2015–2020)
If you are someone who grew up being a Harry Potter fan and always wanted to study at a supernatural academy, The Magicians will take you on a similar adventure. It is a Sci-Fi drama in which a young man names Quentin gets into a mysterious Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy. They learn about their special abilities and come to know the truth that they are destined to use their magic and skills in a new world they never knew existed. The drama is based on the novel The Magicians by Lev Grossman. The series features an imaginative world and every life-challenging conflict that comes with it.
These were some of our most favorite sci-fi Tv shows and movies. So, if you’re up for an exciting weekend, pick the movie or show you think you’ll love from our list – you can thank us later!