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The Best Netflix Original Sci-Fi Movies

Updated December 9, 2019 1.9k votes 568 voters 44.4k 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

    Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe

    Released2017

    Directed byTommy 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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    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 teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised underground by a robot Mother (Rose Byrne) designed to repopulate...  more
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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 thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings....  more
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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 the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for his family...  more

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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 lab and stuck in a time loop, an engineer (Robbie Amell) attempts to save his former lover (Rachael Taylor)...  more
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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 anonymity or crime, a detective (Clive Owen) meets a woman (Amanda Seyfried) who threatens their security....  more
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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 Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the computer...  more
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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 Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a group...  more
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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 co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful,...  more

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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 Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world....  more
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    Orbiter 9

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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 bartender (Alexander Skarsgård) goes up against his city's gangsters in an effort to find out what happened...  more
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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 shuttle scheduled to leave the planet, a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley) must decide whether to journey to the...  more
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    Illang: The Wolf Brigade

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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....  more
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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 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

    Rooney Mara, Jason Segel

    Released2017

    Directed byCharlie 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 is an...  more
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    iBoy

    Bill Milner, Maisie Williams

    Released2017

    Directed byAdam Randall

    iBoy is a 2017 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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    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 the Black Mirror science fiction anthology. After a young programmer (Fionn Whitehead) makes a fantasy...  more
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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 desperate father (Theo James) tries to return home to his pregnant wife (Kat Graham) after a mysterious...  more
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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 pilot Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington) undergoes a military experiment that enhances humans, he begins to...  more
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    The App

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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 and Jake Wyatt, based on the animated television series Invader Zim. Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) suddenly...  more
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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 ambitious science prodigy uses her prowess and capabilities to create time machines in order to save her...  more
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    Mirage