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The Best Netflix Original Sci-fi Shows

Updated September 18, 2020 2.6k votes 629 voters 31.9k views52 items

Here are the best Netflix original sci-fi shows currently streaming right now. Featuring shows about outer space, aliens, and advanced technology, this list of Netflix sci-fi originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original sci-fi series?

The latest and newest Netflix original sci-fi shows feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Daniel Kaluuya, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, and Elijah Wood. Must-watch Netflix original sci-fis include Black Mirror, Lost in Space, Stranger Things, and Altered Carbon.  

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

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    Stranger Things
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Altered Carbon
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    Altered Carbon

    Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Premiered2018

    Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The OA
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    52

    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

    The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Dark
    111
    32

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black Mirror
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Lost in Space
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Travelers
    88
    31

    Travelers

    Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter

    Premiered2016

    Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Another Life
    100
    52

    Another Life

    Katee Sackhoff, Selma Blair

    Premiered2019

    Another Life (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Martin.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sense8
    91
    49

    Sense8

    Aml Ameen, Doona Bae

    Premiered2015

    Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Love, Death & Robots
    67
    35

    Love, Death & Robots

    Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler

    Premiered2019

    Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Rain
    46
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    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    3%
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    3%

    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel

    Premiered2016

    3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Maniac
    28
    18

    Maniac

    Jonah Hill, Emma Stone

    Premiered2018

    Maniac (Netflix, 2018) is an American dark comedy television series created by Patrick... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Raising Dion
    15
    12

    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Premiered2019

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    October Faction
    7
    1

    October Faction

    Maxim Roy, Tamara Taylor

    Premiered2020

    October Faction (Netflix, 2020) is an American supernatural drama web television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Innocents
    13
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    The Innocents

    Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott

    Premiered2018

    The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    20
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson

    Premiered1988

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
    17
    18

    Premiered2017

    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix, 2017) is a science fiction comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    V-Wars
    7
    4

    V-Wars

    Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes

    Premiered2019

    V-Wars (Netflix, 2019) is a drama web television series based on the anthology. Dr. Luther... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Ministry of Time
    21
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    The Ministry of Time

    Aura Garrido, Rodolfo Sancho
    El Ministerio del Tiempo, or The Ministry of Time, (La 1, 2015) is a Spanish fantasy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Better than Us
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    Better than Us

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    The I-Land
    11
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    The I-Land

    Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen

    Premiered2019

    The I-Land (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction thriller web television miniseries.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Osmosis
    6
    9

    Osmosis

    Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer

    Premiered2019

    Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    3Below: Tales of Arcadia
    2
    4

    3Below: Tales of Arcadia

    Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna

    Premiered2018

    3Below: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix, 2018), or simply 3Below, is an American computer-animated... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Away
    4
    1

    Away

    Hillary Swank, Josh Charles

    Premiered2020

    Away (Netflix, 2020) is an American sci-fi television series created by Jessica Goldberg and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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