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The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies 

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Updated December 9, 2019 1.3k votes 442 voters 32.3k views 31 items

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Here are the best Netflix original sci-fi movies currently streaming right now. Featuring aliens, outer space, and dystopian futures, this list of Netflix sci-fi originals is updated with new and popular movies. What is the best Netflix original sci-fi movie?

The latest and newest Netflix original sci-fi movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Amanda Seyfried, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alexander Skarsgard, and Paul Rudd. Must-watch Netflix original sci-fi movies include Spectral, Okja, Mute, Anon, and The Titan.  

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What Happened to Monday ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close

Released: 2017

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola. In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical ...more
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Spectral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2016

Directed by: Nic Mathieu

Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more
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I Am Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne

Released: 2019

Directed by: Grant Sputore

I Am Mother is a 2019 Australian thriller-science fiction film directed by Grant Sputore. A teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised underground by a robot Mother (Rose Byrne) designed to ...more

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ARQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Shaun Benson

Released: 2016

Directed by: Tony Elliott

ARQ is a 2016 American-Canadian science fiction film directed by Tony Elliott. Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, an engineer (Robbie Amell) attempts to save his former lover (Rachael ...more

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The Cloverfield Paradox ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
The Cloverfield Paradox Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Onah

The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more
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Anon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Anon Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore

Released: 2018

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective (Clive Owen) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who threatens their
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Tau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman

Released: 2018

Directed by: Federico D'Alessandro

Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more
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Okja is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano

Released: 2017

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, ...more

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IO is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonathan Helpert

IO is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert. With the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet, a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley) must decide whether to journey to ...more

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Cargo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Mute is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Mute Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux

Released: 2018

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out ...more
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Next Gen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis

Released: 2018

Directed by: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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The Discovery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
The Discovery Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford

Released: 2017

Directed by: Charlie McDowell

The Discovery is a 2017 British-American romantic science fiction film, directed by Charlie McDowell and released on Netflix. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has scientifically proven that there ...more

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iBoy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Jordan Bolger

Released: 2017

Directed by: Adam Randall

iBoy is a British science-fiction teen thriller film on Netflix. After an incident that embeds a piece of his cellphone in his brain, teenage boy Tom develops the ability to hear phone ...more
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The App is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
The App
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How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham

Released: 2018

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious ...more
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In the Shadow of the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall, Cleopatra Coleman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jim Mickle

In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American political thriller directed by Jim Mickle.
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Orbiter 9 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Orbiter 9
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Black Mirror: Bandersnat... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Asim Chaudhry

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Slade

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of the Black Mirror science fiction anthology. After a young programmer (Fionn Whitehead) makes a ...more
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Illang: The Wolf Brigade... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Illang: The Wolf Brigade
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The Titan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
The Titan Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lennart Ruff

The Titan is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Lennart Ruff. After Air Force pilot Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) undergoes a military experiment that enhances humans, he begins ...more
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Invader Zim: Enter the F... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Andy Berman

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jhonen Vasquez, Jake Wyatt

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is a 2019 American animated film directed by Jhonen Vasquez and Jake Wyatt, based on the animated television series Invader Zim. Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) ...more
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Blame! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Sora Amamiya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Hiroyuki Seshita

Blame! is a 2017 Japanese CGI anime science fiction action film directed by Hiroyuki Seshita, based on the manga series. In the distant future, humans are declared "illegal residents" ...more

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Mirage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
Mirage