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The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies

Updated December 9, 2019 1.9k votes 509 voters 39.6k views31 items

List RulesOnly Netflix original films.

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.  

Vote up the best original sci-fi movies on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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    What Happened to Monday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    What Happened to Monday

    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe

    Released2017

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

    What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy... more on Wikipedia

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    Spectral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini

    Released2016

    Directed byNic Mathieu

    Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi... more on Wikipedia
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    I Am Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    I Am Mother

    Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard

    Released2019

    Directed byGrant Sputore

    I Am Mother is a 2019 Australian thriller-science fiction film directed by Grant Sputore. A... more on Wikipedia

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    Extinction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Young

    Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When... more on Wikipedia
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    ARQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    ARQ

    Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor

    Released2016

    Directed byTony Elliott

    ARQ is a 2016 American-Canadian science fiction film directed by Tony Elliott. Trapped in a... more on Wikipedia

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    Anon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Anon

    Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

    Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cloverfield Paradox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    The Cloverfield Paradox

    Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Onah

    The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius... more on Wikipedia
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    Tau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Tau

    Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein

    Released2018

    Directed byFederico D'Alessandro

    Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika... more on Wikipedia
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    Okja is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Okja

    Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton

    Released2017

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Okja is a 2017 South Korean-American action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and... more on Wikipedia

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    Cargo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Cargo

    Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Howling, Yolanda Ramke

    Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin... more on Wikipedia
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    IO is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    IO

    Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Helpert

    IO is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Helpert. With the final... more on Wikipedia
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    Mute is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Mute

    Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd

    Released2018

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Mute is a 2018 British-German science fiction mystery film directed by Duncan Jones. A mute... more on Wikipedia
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    Orbiter 9 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Orbiter 9

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    In the Shadow of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    In the Shadow of the Moon

    Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byJim Mickle

    In the Shadow of the Moon is a 2019 American political thriller directed by Jim Mickle.

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    Next Gen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Next Gen

    John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi

    Released2018

    Directed byKevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

    Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Discovery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    The Discovery

    Rooney Mara, Jason Segel

    Released2017

    Directed byCharlie McDowell

    The Discovery is a 2017 British-American romantic science fiction film, directed by Charlie... more on Wikipedia
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    iBoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    iBoy

    Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

    Released2017

    Directed byAdam Randall

    iBoy is a British science-fiction teen thriller film on Netflix. After an incident that embeds... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Slade

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a 2018 sci-fi mystery film directed by David Slade, and part of... more on Wikipedia
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    How It Ends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    How It Ends

    Theo James, Forest Whitaker

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid M. Rosenthal

    How It Ends is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. A... more on Wikipedia
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    The Titan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    The Titan

    Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling

    Released2018

    Directed byLennart Ruff

    The Titan is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Lennart Ruff. After Air Force... more on Wikipedia
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    Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!

    Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons

    Released2019

    Directed byJhonen Vasquez, Jake Wyatt

    Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is a 2019 American animated film directed by Jhonen Vasquez... more on Wikipedia
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    Illang: The Wolf Brigade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Illang: The Wolf Brigade

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    Blame! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Blame!

    Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

    Released2017

    Directed byHiroyuki Seshita

    Blame! is a 2017 Japanese CGI anime science fiction action film directed by Hiroyuki Seshita,... more on Wikipedia

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    See You Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    See You Yesterday

    Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow

    Released2019

    Directed byStefon Bristol

    See You Yesterday is a 2019 American science fiction film directed by Stefon Bristol. An... more on Wikipedia
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    Mirage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies
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    Mirage

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