Pressing a button and any type of movie on the screen instantly, that too sounds sort of Si-Fi. Netflix users are aware of the fact that Netflix as a best movie streaming sites comes with all the popular genres. And, Science Fiction is one of the most sought after of all. Netflix brings to you pretty cool collection of Sci-fi movies. We are not saying all of the Netflix collection is worth your time.
No matter what genre a movie belongs to, when you are paying to Netflix, spending your precious time on those movies, make sure you enjoy the right flick. Thus, picking a good movie is much vital than it commonly seems. Well, we have assembled the best Sci-Fi movies on Netflix of 2017 and here is the list.
List of 15+ Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix:
As we have told, not all of the Netflix collection is worth watching. Yet, we bet you won’t like to scroll over hundreds of contents just to find out cream from the crap. Well, we got your back and that’s what are we doing here. Showing you “what to watch.”
1: A Trip To The Moon (1902)
Lets remind you the quote, “Old is Gold.” Well, the movie are discussing here is from a time long gone. A Trip To The Moon (1902) by George Melies is said to be the first ever Sci-Fi (non-feature) movie made. The movie is based on a couple of stories with Jules Verne that goes on with the tale of a bunch of scientists taking off to the Moon, meets some belligerent race living over there, and in the end, escape back to the planet Earth.
Well, the movie today may seem pretty cheesy to us in the Science’s perspective. But, hey don’t you forget the limitations of source, material, and knowledge on that era. Comparing all those odds and lack of sources faced by film makers, the movie had turn out to be one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of all time.
2: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)
If you are familiar with Star Wars movie or any of the Star Wars movie franchise, you will be amazed to see how stories can be flipped and matched yet. And, Rogue One is not just another movie from Star Wars franchise yet with different genre, it tells the tale of story of beginning.The story, before the original Star Wars trilogy. Story of a group of rebels went on a secret mission intending to steal new super-weapon plans of Empire.
3: The Road (2009)
The Road is made by John Hillcoat that based on the Pulitzer award winning novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The story of the movie begins years after a majority of living was wiped out from planet Earth due to an unspecified disastrous event. Tale goes on with rest of the survivors turning into lawless goons of cannibals. We keep the rest of the story in suspense.
4: V for Vendetta (2005)
The dystopian view of Alan Moore’s about Britain has got its precise form of silver screen, fairly. Imagine of a nation ruled by a racist group, every information and privacy are regulated by the Govt., adding to police men controls every aspect of common lives. That’s the sole base of the story in this movie.
5: The Host (2006)
The movie is a complete package of action, horror, comedy, and political mockery. One should not get confused the movie with another action-romance piece of the same title. Story tells of a monster emerging from Han River of Korea and begins to destroy inhabitants in the Seoul city. Followed by a local man’s daughter’s abduction by the river monster and rescue plans.
6: John Dies At The End (2012)
You smell the spoiler in the Title of the movie. Well, let us keep it that way. John Dies At The End is movie title no one would not expect from any flick. Of course, this is the craziest piece of damn movies in our Netflix Sci-Fi movie collection. This is a story of two lads who try out a mysterious drug called Soy Sauce and as an affect hallucinates (really) of mysterious stuff.
7: The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is known as one of the best Sci-fi movies of all time. Story of The Matrix in a nutshell, a computer hacker named Thomas Anderson as known as Neo receives mysterious messages online from unknown people that warns him of The Matrix. He then began to look for the answers and end up with a cryptic group and a man from whom Neo learn the World has more faces.
8: E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. is one of its kind in the Sci-fi movie genre. Available at Netflix, the movie is packed with drama and family entertainment. The Sci-fi and fantasy movie is directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, if you know him. This is the movie of courage, love, and inspiration. The tale of E.T. in short, a troubled child gathers enough courage and guts to help an alien friend escaping from Earth and to return to his own world.
9: Metropolis (1927)
Get back to decades back and imagine the world in 1920’s. As we have mentioned earlier with “A Trip To The Moon,” futuristic movies back then was huge risk to make one. Yet, Metropolis still grabs of it proudly. 8.3 IMDb rating and over 124,391 votes says it all. The movie goes with a futuristic city where people are divided in two classes as such City Planner and Working Class. Spoiler Alert, this is a love story in unique taste.
10: Armageddon (1998)
Science, threat from outer space, love story, saving the world, brave sacrifices, and more. Armageddon is not just a Sci-fi movie to be considered. This is a movie of all. If you don’t like this movie, you are no human being. When it comes to saving the world from threats like hurtling asteroid, NASA is likely to be the only hope. But, the story of Armageddon says common people are no lesser than a reputed Scientist in NASA.
11: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Movie freaks of modern days are familiar with the movie title that released in 2008. Well, that’s just a remake of original The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and no fairly comparable with the old one. If you have seen the remake piece, you know the story of an alien lands on earth and warns humans to live peacefully otherwise be destroyed. Well, the original movie we have mentioned here is beyond the typical imagination of us.
12: The Giver (2014)
The value of good won’t be given if there is no bad just like we won’t welcome a dawn where there is no sunset. The giver is something that everyone should watch and admire. Yet, this is a simple movie in the Sci-fi genre. Story goes, in a apparently perfect society where there is no pain, war, choices, differences, a boy must learn of true pleasure and pain that a real word would produce.
13: The Fly (1986)
A lunatic scientist accidentally transform into gruesome man/fly hybrid monster when one of his crazy experiments goes terrifyingly wrong. Director of The Fly David Cronenberg managed to gain a wide applause from this creation though the movie plot was way too ahead of its time. This was the time when Science supposed to be curing diseases not to create monsters.
14: The Prestige (2006)
One of the masterpieces of Christopher Nolan, The Prestige is a story of two stage magicians who involves a battle of creating greater illusions whereas a devastating accident lead them against each other. Story goes on whilst the two sacrifices their everything to outsmart one another.
15: Doctor Strange (2016)
When magic (more of a science) outwits science in a movie, you may not call it a Sci-fi movie. Doctor Strange is one such movie that would make confused but keep you in awe. Yet, Doctor is also considered to be in the Sci-fi genre because it truly focused on our known Science and beyond that. This is the story of a brilliant neurosurgeon meets his own hand’s neurological ruin seeking for healing power eventually end up in a mysterious world.
Curious about science and outer space? Fond of thrillers whilst the bright side of your always in a debate with yourself? These are the Sci-fi movies you should turn on your TV with Netflix. If you truly admire art and science, the time would not be any factor you and oldest Sci-fi movies like A Trip To The Moon would be a great option to watch. If you are looking for movies woth modern touch, of better technologies and advanced CGI, movies like Doctor Strange and The Matrix will be best for you.