The Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix

The Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix

You may have been a backbencher in the science class, but these Sci-Fi movies will leave a mark on your mind forever. Here, I bring to you the Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix, so get ready to have a mind-bending experience.

Science fiction is personally my favorite genre in the cinematic world, as it opens the mind up to so many possibilities that have never been thought of before.

Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix

Netflix is full of science fiction titles, you just have to find the right ones. I compiled this list for you so you don’t have to dig down and search for yourself. If you like the list, you can thank me later LOL!

1. The Matrix (1999)


Now who here hasn’t heard of the Matrix? If you have not, just close the blog and start from it only. Matrix revolves around the concept of an alternate reality.

Long story short Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer gets involved in an underground war waged by supercomputers in a system called the Matrix.

The movie has set the foundation for other movies as well, as it successfully showcases alternate realities and slow-motion bullet chasing. It literally gave Hollywood something that no one had ever thought of before or at least executed so well.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 92%

IMDb 8.7

Rotten Tomatoes 88%

2. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

With a staggering $465.3 million in box office earnings, that too on a budget of only $63 million, The Matrix was undoubtedly a huge success! Therefore, it was bound to have a sequel and thankfully like most movie sequels, this one did not suck.

The sequel made $739.4 million, which obviously proves that it was well-received. The Merovingians have the Keymaker and Neo attempts to save him but realized that in order to save Zion he must face the architect. Meanwhile, Zion prepares for the ultimate war against the computers!

Thankfully the producers didn’t rush into making the sequel and waited a good 4 years before releasing it, this is one reason why the sequel was also damn good!

Rating:

ScreenBinge 78%

IMDb 7.2

Rotten Tomatoes 73%

3. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

The Matrix franchise had built a strong fan following and foundation by this time that the producers released two sequels in 2003, Neo is the only hope to save humanity from the war and protecting Zion. In this part Neo plays as a peace broker between humans and the computers, which too were built by humans only.

But to do all that Neo must first face the rogue agent Smith, his longtime enemy. Will he succeed in this negotiation with his arch-nemesis? You have to watch the movie to find it out because here things get very intense!

Rating:

ScreenBinge 72%

IMDb 6.7

Rotten Tomatoes 35%

4. Men in Black (1997)


Men in Black is also a classic that intrigued audiences with its concept of threat from intergalactic species. The movies feature Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones.

Both the actors have shown amazing acting and the film does have a comical tone which makes it interesting at the same time. This is one of those Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix without which the catalog would be incomplete.

The movie is all about high tech weapons and instruments used to fight aliens and save humanity from a massive attack, concepts such as time traveling and memory-erasing are shown pretty smoothly without making it feel like a very serious action movie. The film performed very well and the franchise recently released its fourth part in late 2019.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 90%

IMDb 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes 92%

5. Her (2013)


The problem with introverts is that they love too deeply, and the problem with writers is that most of them are actually introverts. Maybe it’s the brain’s way of coping up and expressing yourself. Her revolves around a similar ground.

Theodore Twombly is a writer who purchases and artificial intelligence-based system to help him write. The introvert writer is amazed by the system’s ability to understand him and improve upon itself.

Theodore gradually and unknowingly falls in love with the A.I based system, maybe it is his recent break up that turns his mind toward it unintentionally. The film has witty dialogues to keep you engaged and very stimulating cinematography which makes it very unique and different.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 93%

IMDb 8

Rotten Tomatoes 95%

6. Ex Machina


Would you miss the chance to be a part of a scientific experiment, especially if you’re a programmer? I probably would not. Caleb Smith, a young programmer does the same.

He joins in a strange experiment where a female Artificial Intelligence-based robot is presented to her and he is expected to analyze and interact with the robot.

The film explores the possibility of whether one day humans and machines could form a relationship as Smith is introduced to the world’s most capable and possibly truest form of a female robot.

She is the first of her kind and maybe the last as well… to find out if human + A.I romance can one day be a reality watch the film. NO spoilers from my side!

Rating:

ScreenBinge 96%

IMDb 7.7

Rotten Tomatoes 92%

7. District 9


The movie brings in a very crazy concept, in 1982 a starship filled with aliens lands on Earth. The human race provides them a refugee camp and locks them up but gradually over the time the camp deteriorates into a militarized ghetto called District 9.

Violence starts as a government agent is exposed to the biotechnology of the extraterrestrial race. The camp is set up in South Africa and after 28 years of being locked up, the alien civilization turns very violent so the munitions corporation, Multi-National United is given the contract to forcefully evict these creatures.

Operative Wikus van der Merwe is made in charge to do the evacuation but is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on his only two alien friends to save himself and the entire humanity. Does he succeed? You need to watch the movie to find out.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 85%

IMDb 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes 90%

8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


A black monolith has an effect on humans, the monolith’s effects are shown in 2 specific time periods. The primary evolution time, four million years ago, at the dawn of man. After the appearance of the stone, the ape-men begin to show behavior unknown before.

The second appearance is in the near future, in the year 2001. There are 5 astronauts aboard Discovery One, that is on a mission to Jupiter.

At the start of the mission, the reason behind the mission is not known to the 5 astronauts. 3 of the astronauts are in hibernation at the beginning of the mission to save manpower over its entire course, making mission commander Dr. Dave expert and Dr. Frank Poole responsible for the spacecraft.

The 6th entity on the spacecraft is a computer HAL which is preprogrammed and it turns out to be that astronauts have to fight the computer to save their lives.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 96%

IMDb 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes 93%

9. Under The Skin (2014)


Who would not fall prey to the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson? An extraterrestrial being disguised as a human female, lands in Scotland and lures men into her van sending them into a completely different dimension where they are nothing more than meat.

A fan perfectly describes it as, “Odd and sexy, troubling and touching, frustrating and mesmerizing, dull and haunting.” Under the Skin is a film by Jonathan Glazer and really makes one wonder what’s under the skin.

The movie is based on a novel by the same name, written by Michel Faber in 2000. The most moving point about the movie is when the alien entity (Scarlett Johansson) herself begins experiencing life as a human with tragic and terrifying consequences.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 87%

IMDb 6.3

Rotten Tomatoes 85%

10. I Am Mother (2019)


I Am Mother is a Netflix Original, and honestly, Netflix has nailed it this time. Yes, Netflix did miss a few chords with Bright and Mute but this one hits right on the spot!

The story revolves around a post-apocalyptic world where a human girl named “Daughter” is raised by a robot named “Mother” in an underground chamber.

Things take a turn when finally the only surviving human Hilary Swank discovers them. The unique and unnatural bond between the human child and robot mother is threatened.

Would you rather love your A.I based mother or a human? This is one of those Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix that will stay on your mind for a long long time.

The film dismantles the basics of human nature and makes the viewers wonder about the dynamics of human emotions.

Rating:

ScreenBinge 87%

IMDb 6.3

Rotten Tomatoes 85%

11. Snowpiercer (2013)


A climate-changed experiment fails badly causing all of humanity to perish, except a few who are boarded on the Snowpiercer, a new system of class differences arise as the wealthy are placed in a different much more comfortable cabin all while the train travels around the globe.

Rating

ScreenBinge 77%

IMDb 7.1

Rotten Tomatoes 95%

12. Inception (2010)


Dom Cobb’s character is of a highly skilled thief, the best in the business! And he doesn’t steal like the ordinary ones, he has a rare ability to enter a person’s subconscious mind when it is at the most vulnerable state, dream.

Cobb’s rare ability allows him to even plant or steal ideas into people’s mind, as he enters the world of corporate crimes, he must inverse an idea from the mind of a C.E.O to redeem his life and get back the things he loved the most. This one is truly one of the most mind bending Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix.

Rating

ScreenBinge 77%

IMDb 7.1            

Rotten Tomatoes 95%

13. Okja (2017)


Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators, and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja

A young girl Mija, must risk everything to save her best friend, an elephant named Okja. Milja has been the caretaker of Okja for a decade and shares a deep bond with it.

A desperate C.E.O wants to move Okja to New York, where it will fall prey to capitalists, demonstrators and consumers all fighting for the fate of Okja, Mija must do everything to rescue her beloved friend.

Rating

ScreenBinge 82%

IMDb 7.3            

Rotten Tomatoes 86%

14. V for Vendetta


V for Vendetta is based on the story of Evey Hammond and her unexpected part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of Great Britain. She is saved from a life-death condition by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself “V”.

Later she joins the guy’s mission as she learns about him and wants to save the Great British from the atrocities that have shaped it the way it is now.

Rating

ScreenBinge 76%

IMDb 8.2            

Rotten Tomatoes 73%

15. Cloverfield


Rob’s lover, Beth, and friends decide to throw a massive surprise farewell party to celebrate his massive promotion. He will be moving to Japan for it, so the party is really special.

Nevertheless, a deafening explosion and the arrival of a massive scaly and gigantic monster would disrupt the celebrations suddenly. All hell is broken loose in New York City and the Statue of Liberty is decapitated and the story revolves around rescuing Rob and everything is recorded on a hand held camera.

Rating

ScreenBinge 82%

IMDb 7                

Rotten Tomatoes 77%

16. The Discovery


This is another one of the great Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix, A man helps a young woman escape her dark past. It is after two years that the afterlife is scientifically proven. Once the afterlife is proven many commit suicide to get away from the misery of everyday life.

Rating

ScreenBinge 71%

IMDb 6.3            

Rotten Tomatoes 45%

17. 12 Monkeys


In a world totally affected by life-threatening epidemic. A convict is sent back in time to find out and investigate the man-made virus responsible for the death of the majority of the human population on earth. This is one of the best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix

Rating

ScreenBinge 96%

IMDb 8                

Rotten Tomatoes 90%

18. The Lobster

Now this one is super strange. In a time not so far away, single people are sent to a Hotel by the government to find a romantic partner. They have 45 days. if they fail to do so they will be transformed into animals and directed in the woods.

Rating

ScreenBinge 84%

IMDb 7.2            

Rotten Tomatoes 88%

Best Sci-Fi Movies on Australian Netflix

The Matrix (1999).

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

I Am Mother (2019)

Snowpiercer (2013)

Okja (2017)

The Discovery

Wrapping Up

Hope you like these movies, do suggest your favorite Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix in the comment section below, some of these titles may not work in your country. But don’t worry all you need is a VPN and get American Netflix anywhere in the world.

If you have a liking for movies that mess with your mind, check out my blog 49 Most disturbing movies of all times.