The 8 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now
If you’re in the mood for some speculative fiction and have exhausted your trusty pile of Arthur C. Clarke books, you might want to consider tuning into Netflix. The streaming service is regularly acquiring new sci-fi and fantasy movies that should satisfy most fans of alternative futures. Here are 8 of the best sci-fi movies on Netflix right now.
1. Anon (2018)
Clive Owen stars in this futuristic procedural as a detective looking to find an assassin. The problem? All evidence of the killer has been removed from the surveillance-obsessed society.
2. Total Recall (1990)
Everyman Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to take a trip to Mars via a memory implant from a travel agency. But he soon realizes that he may have already been there, and that his life isn't what it seems. Paul Verhoeven's violent, darkly funny sci-fi thriller has lost none of its satirical edge.
3. Snowpiercer (2013)
In a dystopian future—in sci-fi, there may not be any other kind—a train carrying cars separated by social class circles the globe. Soon, the have-nots (led by Chris Evans) decide to defy authority and get answers from those in charge.
4. Midnight Special (2016)
Michael Shannon stars as a father determined to keep his superpowered son out of the hands of government officials.
5. Project Power (2020)
Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt try to navigate a world in which a pill grants unpredictable superpowers for a finite period of time.
6. Bird Box (2018)
Sandra Bullock navigates a world in which the presence of mysterious creatures have forced humanity to avert their gaze, lest they go insane. With her two children, Bullock has to take action and make a dangerous trek to have any hope for survival.
7. Spectral (2016)
How do you fight an enemy you can't see? That's the dilemma facing the soldiers in Spectral, which pits the military against apparitions that can attack without being spotted.
8. Real Steel (2011)
In this futuristic fighting fable loosely based on the work of Richard Matheson, Hugh Jackman is a trainer hoping his bucket of robot bolts can rise to the challenge in a future where machines duke it out.